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NOJHL announces Thunderbirds – Beavers playoff series schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday the schedule for the best-of-seven West Division semifinal between the Soo Thunderbirds and the Blind River Beavers.

Action in the best-of-seven set begins Thursday in a 7 p.m. start at John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.

The league-leading Thunderbirds will also host Game 2, which is set for Saturday at 7 p.m., back at John Rhodes.

Heading to the Blind River Community Centre for Game 3 Sunday, it will start at 4 p.m.

The same venue will be used for Game 4, with the 7 p.m. match-up going Monday, April 11.

Game 5, if necessary, is slated for Wednesday, April 13 with the Soo hosting it at 7 p.m., while if a Game 6 is required, it will be held on Thursday, April 14 in Blind River at 7 p.m.

If the the series goes the distance, Game 7 will be played on at John Rhodes on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

All NOJHL playoffs are streamed online via HockeyTV.com.

NOJHL West Division semifinal
Soo Thunderbirds vs. Blind River Beavers
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Thursday, April 7 @ Soo 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)

Game 2: Saturday, April 9 @ Soo 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 3: Sunday, April 10 @ Blind River 4 p.m. (Blind River Community Centre)
Game 4: Monday, April 11 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Blind River Community Centre)
Game 5*: Wednesday, April 13 @ Soo 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 6*: Thursday, April 14 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Blind River Community Centre)
Game 7*: Saturday, April 16 @ Soo 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
*-if necessary

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