Eagles hold off Cubs in advancing to divisional final. Schedule announced vs Thunderbirds

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Soo Eagles built up a three-goal lead then withstood a valiant third period comeback bid by the Greater Sudbury Cubs as they prevailed with a 3-2 triumph Friday in Game 6 of their Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League playoff series at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.

With the result, the Eagles win the best-of-seven affair 4-2 and now advance to meet the top-ranked Soo Thunderbirds in the West Division Final.

NOJHL West Division semifinal
Soo Eagles vs. Greater Sudbury Cubs
Soo wins best-of-seven series 4-2

Game 1: Eagles 5 Cubs 4 (OT)
Game 2: Eagles 4 Cubs 3
Game 3:Cubs 4 Eagles 2
Game 4: Eagles 5 Cubs 0
Game 5: Cubs 5 Eagles 2
Game 6: Eagles 3 Cubs 2

The NOJHL has announced its game schedule for the West Division Final between the Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles. This best-of-seven set will start Tuesday at 7 p.m. at John Rhodes Community Centre.

The Thunderbirds will also serve as the home side for Game 2, which goes Wednesday at 7 p.m., back at John Rhodes.

Heading to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for Game 3, it will be played Friday, April 22 and features a 7:30 p.m. start at Pullar Stadium.

Pullar Stadium will also be the venue for Game 4 and goes Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

The Thunderbirds will host Game 5 at John Rhodes, if necessary, on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

If a Game 6 is required, it will be contested on Wednesday, April 27 with a 7 p.m. face-off at Pullar Stadium.

Should the series go the distance, Game 7 is slotted for Friday, April 29 at John Rhodes Community Centre, at 7 p.m.

The winner of this match-up will then meet either the Timmins Rock or Hearst Lumberjacks for the NOJHL championship.

From there, the league champion will move on to the Centennial Cup, May 19-29, in Estevan, Sask.

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

NOJHL West Division Final
Soo Thunderbirds @ Soo Eagles
Best-of-seven series

Game 1: Tuesday, April 19 @ Thunderbirds 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 2: Wednesday, April 20 @ Thunderbirds 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 3: Friday, April 22 @ Eagles 7:30 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)  
Game 4: Saturday, April 23 @ Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)  
Game 5*: Monday, April 25 @ Thunderbirds (John Rhodes Community Centre)
Game 6*: Wednesday, April 27 @ Eagles 7 p.m. (Pullar Stadium)  
Game 7*: Friday, April 29 @ Thunderbirds 7 p.m. (John Rhodes Community Centre)
*-if necessary

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