The two teams that met for the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship last spring will face off on Saturday night when the Soo Thunderbirds play host to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.
Game time between the Thunderbirds and the reigning NOJHL champion Gold Miners is slated for 7:30 p.m. at John Rhodes Community Centre.
As of today, the Thunderbirds are first overall in the nine-team NOJHL with 59 points from a record of 27-4-5. The Gold Miners are just a point back with a record of 28-6-2.
Two veteran skaters have hit the 20-goal mark for the Soo — Nic Tassone and Jaren Bellini.
Kirkland Lake boasts three 20-goal scorers — Luc Soares, Connor Thie and Steve Babin.
Both teams are also in action tonight as the Soo is home to the Powassan Voodoos and Kirkland Lake is in Elliot Lake to play the Wildcats.