SUDBURY, Ont. — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday the game schedule for its upcoming first-round East Division playoff match-up between the No. 4 Cochrane Crunch and the No. 5 Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.
Action in this best-of-three series will commence on Thursday, March 5 in a 7 p.m. start at Tim Horton Events Centre in Cochrane.
The Joe Mavrinac Community Complex in Kirkland Lake will be the site of Game 2, which is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
Should the series go the distance, Game 3 would be played on Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. back in Cochrane.
The winner will take on the No. 1 seeded Powassan Voodoos in a East Division semifinal.
Meanwhile, the Timmins Rock and the defending NOJHL champion Hearst Lumberjacks will square in the other East semifinal.
Those schedules will be released by the league once they are finalized.
All NOJHL postseason contests will be streamed online live and on demand via HockeyTV.com.
East Division play-in series
No. 4 Cochrane Crunch vs. No. 5 Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Game 1: Thursday, March 5 @ Cochrane 7 p.m. (Tim Horton Events Centre)
Game 2: Friday, March 6 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m. (Joe Mavrinac Community Complex)
Game 3*: Sunday, March 8 @ Cochrane 4 p.m. (THEC)
*- if necessary