SIJHL Playoffs: Ear Falls MIners vs Fort Frances Lakers

SIJHL Hockey
SIJHL Playoffs get started this weekend.
SIJHL Playoffs get started this weekend.

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS  – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday its schedule for the upcoming semifinal playoff series between the Fort Frances Lakers and English River Miners.

This best-of-seven affair will commence Friday with the opener at Ice for Kids Arena in Fort Frances starting at 7:30 p.m.

Game 2 will be played on Saturday back in Fort Frances and features another 7:30 p.m. face-off.

The series will then shift to Ear Falls Arena for games 3 and 4 Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4 with puck drop in each of those contests slated for 7 p.m.

If necessary game 5 will be held in Fort Frances on Sunday, April 6 in Fort Frances at 7:30 p.m. in ’52 Canadians Arena adjacent to Ice for Kids Arena.

The Miners would host game 6, if needed, back in Ear Falls on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

Should a seventh and deciding game be required to round out the series, it is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena.

Series D
No. 1 Fort Frances Lakers vs. No. 4 English River Miners
Best-of-seven series

Game 1: Friday, March 28 @ Fort Frances 7:30 p.m. (Ice for Kids
Game 2: Saturday, March 29 @ Fort Frances 7:30 p.m. (Ice for Kids)
Game 3: Thursday, April 3 @ English River 7 p.m. (Ear Falls)
Game 4: Friday, April 4 @ English River 7 p.m. (Ear Falls)
Game 5*: Sunday, April 6 @ Fort Frances 7:30 p.m. (’52 Canadians)
Game 6*: Tuesday, April 8 @ English River 7 p.m. (Ear Falls)
Game 7*: Wednesday, April 9 @ Fort Frances 7:30 p.m. (Ice for Kids)
*-if necessary

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