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NOJHL announces Thunderbirds – Eagles West Division semifinal schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday its West Division semifinal schedule between the No. 2 divisional seeded Soo Thunderbirds and No. 3 Soo Eagles.

This best-of-seven affair between the cross-border rivals will commence on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The Thunderbirds will also host Game 2, which goes Monday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. back at John Rhodes.

From there the series shifts to Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for Games 3 & 4, which will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. respectively.

Should a Game 5 be needed, it is slated for Saturday, March 24 at John Rhodes and would feature a 7:30 p.m. start.

The Eagles will host Game 6, if necessary, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26.

Then if the series goes the distance, Game 7 would be played on Wednesday, March 28 at John Rhodes at 7:30 p.m.

All NOJHL postseason contests will be streamed online live and on demand via HockeyTV.com.

NOJHL Playoffs

Series F
West Division semifinal
No. 2 Soo Thunderbirds vs. No. 3 Soo Eagles
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Saturday, March 17 @ Thunderbirds 7:30 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 2: Monday, March 19 @ Thunderbirds 7:30 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 3: Wednesday, March 21 @ Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 4: Friday, March 23 @ Eagles 7:30 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game 5*: Saturday, March 24 @ Thunderbirds 7:30 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 6*: Monday, March 26 @ Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)
Game7*: Wednesday, March 28 @ Thunderbirds 7:30 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
*- if necessary