Trio of tilts added to NOJHL preseason slate

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