SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that three more exhibition contests have been added to its preseason schedule.
On Thursday. August 29, the cross-border rival Soo Eagles and Soo Thunderbirds will tangle at 12:30 p.m. at John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault. Ste. Marie, Ont.
Later that evening the Elliot Lake Wildcats will pay a visit to Blind River for a 7 p.m. encounter with the hometown Beavers at the Community Centre.
The third match-up added to the preseason slate has the Eagles and Thunderbirds meeting once more on Friday, Aug. 30 back at John Rhodes. Game time in that one will be 6:30 p.m.
Any further NOJHL preseason games will be announced by the league, once confirmed.
NOJHL preseason schedule: (As of Aug. 15)
|1||Wednesday, Aug. 21||Timmins Rock||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||7:30 p.m.||Joe Mavrinac Community Complex|
|2||Thursday, Aug. 22||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||Cochrane Crunch||7 p.m.||Jus Jordan Arena|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 25||Rayside-Balfour Canadians||Powassan Voodoos||2 p.m.||Powassan Sportsplex|
|4||Tuesday, Aug. 27||Espanola Express||French River Rapids||7 p.m.||Noelville Arena|
|5||Tuesday, Aug. 27||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||Abitibi-Temiscaming Gaillards||7 p.m.||Iamgoid Arena|
|6||Wednesday, Aug. 28||Pelham Panthers (GOJHL)||Timmins Rock||7 p.m.||McIntyre Arena|
|7||Wednesday, Aug. 28||Hearst Lumberjacks||Cochrane Crunch||7 p.m.||Tim Horton Event Centre|
|8||Thursday, Aug. 29||Soo Eagles||Soo Thunderbirds||12:30 p.m.||John Rhodes Community Centre|
|9||Thursday, Aug. 29||Cochrane Crunch||Hearst Lumberjacks||7 p.m.||Claude Larose Arena|
|10||Thursday, Aug. 29||French River Rapids||Espanola Express||7 p.m.||Regional Recreation Complex|
|11||Thursday, Aug. 29||Elliot Lake Wildcats||Blind River Beavers||7 p.m.||Blind River Community Centre|
|12||Thursday, Aug. 29||Abitibi-Temiscaming Gaillards||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||7:30 p.m.||Joe Mavrinac Community Complex|
|13||Friday, Aug. 30||Soo Eagles||Soo Thunderbirds||6:30 p.m.||John Rhodes Community Centre|
|14||Friday, Aug. 30||Powassan Voodoos||Rayside-Balfour Canadians||7 p.m.||Countryside Arena|
|15||Saturday, Aug. 31||Elliot Lake Wildcats||Soo Eagles||3 p.m.||GFL Memorial Gardens (Soo, Ont.)|
Dates/Times subject to change