Soo Thunderbirds will play an away game without leaving home tonight.
The Thunderbirds will take on the Elliot Lake Bobcats at 7 p.m. tonight in a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League game that was supposed to be played in Elliot Lake.
But Bobcats management asked that the game be moved to the Soo — specifically Rankin Arena on Batchewana First Nation — and the request was granted.
Thus, it will be the first-place Thunderbirds facing off against the fifth-place Bobcats tonight at 7 p.m. at Rankin Arena.
With a record of 40-4-2, the Thunderbirds have won 22 straight games. But in their last outing, the Thunderbirds needed a shorthanded goal in the third period to edge Elliot Lake 3-2 at the Essar Centre.
Elliot Lake takes a very-respectable record of 20-18-5 into tonight’s game.