Soo Eagles secure 3rd spot

Randy Russon
March 3, 2019

Third place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is what it will be for the surging Soo Eagles.

A below .500 team for a good portion of the 2018-2019 season, the Eagles improved their record to 28-23-4 tonight with a 6-0 blanking of the Elliot Lake Wildcats.

The road decision for the third-seeded Eagles ensures that they will face off against the second-place Rayside Balfour Canadians in the looming West Division semi-final playoffs.

As for fifth-place Elliot Lake, the Wildcats will meet the nearby, fourth-ranked, Blind River Beavers in a best-of-three, preliminary-round playoff series.

The winner of the Blind River v. Elliot Lake set will eventually play the top-seeded Soo Thunderbirds in the other best-of-seven, West Division semi-final series.

The NOJHL regular-season schedule ends this week.

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