SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League released Monday the dates and times for its 2021 preseason schedule.
There are presently seven exhibition match-ups on the docket.
Game action is set to commence on Friday, Sept. 10, on two fronts, as the Powassan Voodoos host the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in a 7 p.m. start at the Sportsplex, while the Espanola Express will entertain the Elliot Lake Red Wings at 7:30 p.m., with the Regional Recreation Complex serving as the venue.
Meanwhile, a trio of tilts are slated for Sept. 11, beginning with a 4 p.m. encounter in Kirkland Lake as the Gold Miners and Voodoos finish off a weekend home-and-home.
Also, the Hearst Lumberjacks welcome the Cochrane Crunch at 7:30 p.m. before the Express and Red Wings meet at Centennial Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Preseason play resumes Sunday, Sept. 12 as the Rayside-Balfour Canadians square off with the French River Rapids in a 6:30 p.m. start at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury.
Those same two sides will then wrap-up things up on Tuesday, Sept. 14 with a 7 p.m. faceoff at Noelville Arena.
Any additional exhibition games will be announced by the NOJHL should they be arranged.
Also Monday, the NOJHL announced a game change to its 2021-22 regular season schedule.
The Cochrane – Hearst match-up, originally slated for September 17 will now be played on Sunday, January 9 in a 3 p.m. start at Tim Horton Events Centre.
The following is the league preseason schedule: (As of Aug. 30)
|1||Friday, Sept. 10||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||Powassan Voodoos||7 p.m.||Powassan Sportsplex|
|2||Friday, Sept. 10||Elliot Lake Red Wings||Espanola Express||7:30 p.m.||Regional Recreation Complex|
|3||Saturday, Sept. 11||Powassan Voodoos||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||4 p.m.||Joe Mavrinac Community Complex|
|4||Saturday, Sept. 11||Cochrane Crunch||Hearst Lumberjacks||7 p.m.||Claude Larose Recreation Centre|
|5||Saturday, Sept. 11||Espanola Express||Elliot Lake Red Wings||7:30 p.m.||Centennial Arena|
|6||Sunday, Sept. 12||French River Rapids||Rayside-Balfour Canadians||6:30 p.m.||Countryside Arena|
|7||Tuesday, Sept. 14||Rayside-Balfour Canadians||French River Rapids||7 p.m.||Noelville Arena|