Soo Thunderbirds will play host to the Blind River Beavers at John Rhodes Community Centre tonight in Game 1 of a best-of-seven playoff series between the top and bottom teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
To be sure, this is a mismatch series.
The Thunderbirds finished atop the overall standings in the nine-team NOJHL with 83 points from a record of 38-7-7.
The Beavers, on the other hand, established an all-time NOJHL mark for futility with 1 point — that is correct, 1 point — from a record of 0-51-1.
Ironically, Blind River’s only point during the regular season came from an overtime loss to first-place Soo.