Wilderness semifinal playoffs schedule finalizedA seven game series kicks off with two home games this weekend
By: Press Release, Pine Journal
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced today that the schedules for both league semifinals have now been finalized.
The No. 1 seeded Minnesota Wilderness will take on the No. 5 Minnesota Iron Rangers in one semifinal, which gets underway Friday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Meanwhile the league’s other semifinal match-up begins this evening as the No. 2 Fort Frances Lakers host the No. 3 Dryden Ice Dogs at Ice for Kids Arena in an 8 p.m. start.
Both series will be best-of-seven affairs.
The two semifinal winners will then meet for the Bill Salonen Cup SIJHL championship with the league title holder advancing to the Dudley-Hewitt Cup April 30-May 4 in North Bay, Ont.
The Wilderness semifinal schedule follows:
No. 1 Minnesota Wilderness vs. No. 5 Minnesota Iron Rangers
Game 1: Friday, March 22 @ Wilderness 7:30 p.m. (Northwoods Credit Union Arena)
Game 2: Saturday, March 23 @ Wilderness 7:30 p.m. (Northwoods)
Game 3: Tuesday, March 26 @ Iron Rangers 7 p.m. (Hoyt Lakes Arena)
Game 4: Thursday, March 28 @ Iron Rangers 7 p.m. (Hoyt Lakes)
Game 5*: Saturday, March 30 @ Wilderness 7:30 p.m. (Northwoods)
Game 6*: Monday, April 1 @ Iron Rangers 7 p.m. (Hoyt Lakes)
Game 7*: Wednesday, April 3 @ Wilderness 7:30 p.m. (Northwoods)