NOJHL announces Thunderbirds – Eagles playoff series schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Saturday its game schedule for the West Division Final between the Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles.

This best-of-seven set will start Tuesday at 7 p.m. at John Rhodes Community Centre.

The Thunderbirds will also serve as the home side for Game 2, which goes Wednesday at 7 p.m., back at John Rhodes.

Heading to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for Game 3, it will be played Friday, April 22 and features a 7:30 p.m. start at Pullar Stadium.

Pullar Stadium will also be the venue for Game 4 and goes Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

The Thunderbirds will host Game 5 at John Rhodes, if necessary, on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

If a Game 6 is required, it will be contested on Wednesday, April 27 with a 7 p.m. face-off at Pullar Stadium.

Should the series go the distance, Game 7 is slotted for Friday, April 29 at John Rhodes Community Centre, at 7 p.m.

The winner of this match-up will then meet either the Timmins Rock or Hearst Lumberjacks for the NOJHL championship.

From there, the league champion will move on to the Centennial Cup, May 19-29, in Estevan, Sask.

All NOJHL playoff games are streamed live, and on demand, at

NOJHL West Division Final
Soo Thunderbirds @ Soo Eagles
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Tuesday, April 19 @ Thunderbirds 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)

Game 2: Wednesday, April 20 @ Thunderbirds 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 3: Friday, April 22 @ Eagles 7:30 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)  
Game 4: Saturday, April 23 @ Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)  
Game 5*: Monday, April 25 @ Thunderbirds (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 6*: Wednesday, April 27 @ Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)  
Game 7*: Friday, April 29 @ Thunderbirds 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
*-if necessary

Photo credit: Bob Davies