NOJHL announces Rayside-Balfour Canadians – Soo Eagles series schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday the game schedule for its upcoming West Division semifinal match-up between the Rayside-Balfour Canadians and the Soo Eagles.

This best-of-seven set will begin Thursday, March 12 at Chelmsford Arena in a 7 p.m. start.

Rayside-Balfour will also host Game 2, which goes Friday, March 13 and features a 6:30 p.m. faceoff.

From their the series heads to Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for Games 3 & 4, March 16-17, with both of those meetings beginning at 7 p.m.

Should a fifth game be needed, it will be held on Thursday, March 19 back at Chelmsford Arena at 7 p.m.

If a Game 6 is required, the Eagles will be the home side on Saturday, March 21 with another 7 p.m. start.

Then if things go the distance, the Canadians will welcome the Eagles for a Game 7 on Sunday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

All games will be streamed live on

West Division semifinal
No. 1 Rayside-Balfour Canadians vs. No. 4 Soo Eagles
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Thursday, March 12 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 2: Friday, March 13 @ Rayside-Balfour 6:30 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 3: Monday, March 16 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 4: Tuesday, March 17 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 5*: Thursday, March 19 @ Rayside-Balfour 7 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
Game 6*: Saturday, March 21 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 7*: Sunday, March 22 @ Rayside-Balfour 6:30 p.m. (Chelmsford Arena)
*-if necessary