NOJHL announces Cochrane – Kirkland Lake East Division final schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced the game schedule for upcoming East Division final between the Cochrane Crunch and the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.

This best-of-seven affair has all its games slated for 7:30 p.m. starts with action in the series getting underway Friday at the Tim Horton Event Centre in Cochrane.

Game 2 will go Sunday with the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex in Kirkland Lake serving as the venue.

The third game in the series will be held on Tuesday, April 5 in Cochrane before shifting back to Kirkland Lake on Thursday, April 7.

Should a fifth contest be required, the Crunch will host it on Saturday, April 9.

A sixth match-up, if necessary will see the Gold Miners serving as the home team on Monday, April 11.

Then, if the series goes the distance, Game 7 would be played on Wednesday, April 13.

Thewinner of this series will then take on the survivor of the West Division final between the Soo Thunderbirds and Elliot Lake Wildcats for the Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy NOJHL championship.

East Division final
No. 1 Cochrane Crunch vs. No. 3 Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Friday, April 1 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton Event Centre)
Game 2: Sunday, April 3 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m. (Joe Mavrinac Community Complex)
Game 3: Tuesday, April 5 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton)
Game 4: Thursday, April 7 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m. (Joe Mavrinac)
Game 5*: Saturday, April 9 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton)
Game 6*: Monday, April 11 @ Kirkland Lake 7:30 p.m. (Joe Mavrinac)
Game 7*: Wednesday, April 13 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton)
*- if necessary