One game, winner-take-all

March 27, 2017

A closely-contested Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series featuring four straight one-goal games is headed to a seventh-and-deciding match.

Blind River Beavers extended the series to a Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime win over the Rayside-Balfour Canadians on Sunday.

The road victory for the Beavers puts them at home for the Game 7 showdown, slated for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Blind River Memorial Community Centre.

After Blind River took a 2-0 series lead with rather-easy 6-2 and 6-3 home-ice victories, the last four games have all been one-goal margins.

Rayside took Games 3, 4 and 5 by 4-3 (overtime), 3-2 and 3-2 scores before Blind River bounced back to set up Game 7.

Blind River earned home-ice advantage for the series by finishing in second place in the West Division during the regular season, just ahead of third-place Rayside.

PHOTO: Blind River Beavers and Rayside-Balfour Canadians in Game 6 NOJHL playoff action.(Photo by Postmedia.)

What you think about “One game, winner-take-all”

  1. Hey All Blind River,
    Where will you be at 7 pm tonight?
    At the Blind River Memorial Arena.
    WHY? To cheer for the BEST “JR A” Beaver Hockey Team
    that this town has ever had.
    The BEAVERS face the Rayside-Balfour Canadians in a 3-3 tie breaker game to go on to the next series against the Soo Eagles.
    Wear red and wave your red towels, bring your noise makers (jugs and cow bells).
    Come out and cheer for our young men as they represent this town with pride.


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