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NOJHL announces Soo Thunderbirds – Blind River Beavers West Division semifinal schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Sunday its game schedule for the upcoming West Division semifinal between the No. 1 Soo Thunderbirds and the No. 4 Blind River Beavers.

All games in this best-of-seven match-up will feature 7 p.m. start times and will see the Thunderbirds host Games 1 & 2 on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at John Rhodes Community Centre.

The Beavers will then serve as the home team for Games 3 & 4 on Tuesday, March 19 and Friday, March 22 at the Blind River Community Centre.

If necessary, Game 5 will be held on Sunday, March 24 back at John Rhodes in Sault Ste. Marie while the Game 6 is slated for Tuesday, March 26 at Blind River.

Should the series go the distance, the Thunderbirds will stage Game 7 on Wednesday, March 27 at JRCC.

The winner will meet either the Rayside-Balfour Canadians or Soo Eagles in the NOJHL West final.

All NOJHL playoff games are streamed live, and on demand, on HockeyTV.com.

West Division semifinal
No. 1 Soo Thunderbirds vs. No. 4 Blind River Beavers
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Saturday, March 16 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 2: Sunday, March 17 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 3: Tuesday, March 19 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Blind River Community Centre)
Game 4: Friday, March 22 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Blind River Community Centre)
Game 5*: Sunday, March 24 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 6*: Tuesday, March 26 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Blind River Community Centre)
Game 7*: Wednesday, March 27 @ Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
*-if necessary