NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
NOJHL announces preseason schedule
SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today its preseason schedule for the upcoming campaign.
There are currently a dozen exhibition contests on the NOJHL preseason slate.
Game action will commence on Thursday, Aug. 21 as the Cochrane Crunch host the Mattawa Blackhawks in the first of two 7:30 p.m. starts at the Tim Horton Event Centre in Cochrane.
The two sides will also meet the following evening, Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 22 will also feature the first of a home-and-home set between the defending NOJHL champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and the Abitibi Eskimos.
The opener goes at 7:30 p.m. at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex in Kirkland Lake before shifting to Jus Jordan Arena in Iroquois Falls for the finale on Saturday, Aug. 23 in another 7:30 p.m. start.
Meanwhile two newly minted NOJHL clubs in Cochrane and the Powassan Voodoos will square off in a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Powassan Sportsplex.
The Eskimos and Gold Miners will also compete in another two-game series Aug. 27-28 starting in Iroquois Falls before wrapping up in Kirkland Lake the next night in a pair of 7:30 p.m. puck drops.
Cochrane and Powassan will then compete in a neutral site encounter on Saturday, Aug. 30 in New Liskeard. Puck drop in that one is set for 7:30 p.m.
That same evening the Elliot Lake Wildcats will entertain the Soo Thunderbirds in a 7:30 p.m. start at Centennial Arena.
One day later the Voodoos will conclude preseason play at home on Sunday, Aug. 31 as they host the Blind River Beavers in a 5:30 p.m. start at the Powassan Sportsplex.
Two other exhibition tilts featuring a NOJHL club will see the Soo Thunderbirds taking on the Sault Ste. Marie. Mich.,-based Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League Sept. 5-6 in a two-game set for the Rollie King Cup at Pullar Stadium.
Game 1 goes at 7:30 p.m. while the finale is set for 7 p.m.
The following is the NOJHL preseason schedule: (As of Aug. 12)
|Thursday, Aug. 21||Mattawa Blackhawks||Cochrane Crunch||7:30 p.m.||Tim Horton Event Centre|
|Friday, Aug. 22||Mattawa Blackhawks||Cochrane Crunch||7:30 p.m.||Tim Horton Event Centre|
|Friday, Aug. 22||Abitibi Eskimos||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||7:30 p.m.||Joe Mavrinac Community Complex|
|Saturday, Aug. 23||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||Abitibi Eskimos||7:30 p.m.||Jus Jordan Arena|
|Wednesday, Aug. 27||Cochrane Crunch||Powassan Voodoos||2:30 p.m.||Powassan Sportsplex|
|Wednesday, Aug. 27||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||Abitibi Eskimos||7:30 p.m.||Jus Jordan Arena|
|Thursday, Aug. 28||Abitibi Eskimos||Kirkland Lake Gold Miners||7:30 p.m.||Joe Mavrinac Community Complex|
|Saturday, Aug. 30||Powassan Voodoos||Cochrane Crunch||7:30 p.m.||NEW LISKEARD|
|Saturday, Aug. 30||Soo Thunderbirds||Elliot Lake Wildcats||7:30 p.m.||Centennial Arena|
|Sunday, Aug. 31||Blind River Beavers||Powassan Voodoos||5:30 p.m.||Powassan Sportsplex|
|Friday, Sept. 5||Soo Thunderbirds||Soo Eagles (NAHL)||7:30 p.m.||Pullar Stadium (Rollie King Cup)|
|Saturday, Sept. 6||Soo Thunderbirds||Soo Eagles (NAHL)||7 p.m.||Pullar Stadium (Rollie King Cup)|