NOJHL 2017 Copeland McNamara Cup Preview: Beavers vs Voodoos

After 18 seasons in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Blind River Beavers are headed to their first ever NOJHL Copeland McNamara Cup Championship Series when they meet the Powassan Voodoos who are also making their debut in the NOJHL Championship Series after only this being their third season in the NOJHL.  The Beavers are led by Kyle Brick who is in his first season behind Blind Rivers bench will on the Voodoos bench, Scott Wray is heading into his third season with Powassan.

Powassan Voodoos (46-7-2, 95 points) First Overall NOJHL
Blind River Beavers (32-20-4, 68 points) Fifth Overall NOJHL

2017 Post – Season Top Producers
Blind River Beavers
Yianni Liarakos (12gp, 8g, 11a, 2 SHG)
Cole Peck (12gp, 4g, 10a, 3 PPG)
Max Khull (12gp, 2g, 12a, 8 PPA)
Myles Hektor (6gp, 2.07 GAA, 0.952 SV%, 2 SO, 348 MINS)
Aidan Doak (7gp, 2.17 GAA, 0.944 SV%, 387 MINS)

Powassan Voodoos
Gary Mantz (8gp, 9g, 7a, 3 PPG)
Parker Bowman (8gp, 8g, 7a, 3 GWG)
Tyson Gilmour (8gp, 7g, 6a, 1 SHG)
Nate McDonald (8gp, 1.75 GAA, 0.935 SV%. 1 So, 477 MINS)

2016 – 2017 Season Head to Head
September 24th Blind River Beavers 0 @ Powassan Voodoos 6 (Final)
January 15th Powassan Voodoos 1 vs Blind River Beavers 3 (Final)

Road to the 2017 Copeland McNamara Cup Finals
Semi – Finals (East)
(6) Kirkland Gold Miners vs (1) Powassan Voodoos
Game 1: March 17th Kirkland Gold Miners (1) @ Powassan Voodoos (5) (Final)
Game 2: March 19th Kirkland Gold Miners (2) @ Powassan Voodoos (5) (Final)
Game 3: March 21st Powassan Voodoos (5) @ Kirkland Gold Miners (1) (Final)
Game 4: March 23rd Powassan Voodoos (7) @ Kirkland Gold Miners (6) (Final)

Final (East)
(4) Timmins Rock vs (1) Powassan Voodoos
Game 1: March 31st Timmins Rock (2) @ Powassan Voodoos (6) (Final)
Game 2: April 1st Timmins Rock (0) @ Powassan Voodoos (4) (Final)
Game 3: April 4th Powassan Voodoos (6) @ Timmins Rock (0) (Final)
Game 4: April 5th Powassan Voodoos (7) @ Timmins Rock (2) (Final)

Semi – Finals (West)
(5) Blind River Beavers vs (7) Rayside Balfour Canadians
Game 1: March 16th Rayside Balfour Canadians (2) @ Blind River Beavers (6) (Final)
Game 2: March 18th Rayside Balfour Canadians (3) @ Blind River Beavers (6) (Final)
Game 3: March 19th Blind River Beavers (3) @ Rayside Balfour Canadians (4) (Final)
Game 4: March 23rd Blind River Beavers (2) @ Rayside Balfour Canadians (3) (Final)
Game 5: March 25th Rayside Balfour Canadians (4) @ Blind River Beavers (2) (Final)
Game 6: March 26th Blind River Beavers (4) @ Rayside Balfour Canadians (3) (Final OT)
Game 5: March 28th Rayside Balfour Canadians (0) @ Blind River Beavers (1) (Final)

Final (West)
(8) Soo Eagles vs (5) Blind River Beavers
Game 1: March 31st Soo Eagles (1) @ Blind River Beavers (2) (Final)
Game 2: April 2nd Soo Eagles (0) @ Blind River Beavers (3) (Final)
Game 3: April 5th Blind River Beavers (0) @ Soo Eagles (5) (Final)
Game 4: April 7th Blind River Beavers (4) @ Soo Eagles (1) (Final)
Game 5: April 8th Soo Eagles (1) @ Blind River Beavers (5) (Final)

NOJHL Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy League Championship Series Schedule
Powassan Voodoos vs. Blind River Beavers
Best-of-seven series
Game 1: Friday, April 14 @ Powassan 7 p.m. (Sportsplex)
Game 2: Saturday, April 15 @ Powassan 7 p.m. (Sportsplex)
Game 3: Thursday, April 20 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Community Centre)
Game 4: Friday, April 21 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Community Centre)
Game 5*: Sunday, April 23 @ Powassan 7 p.m. (Sportsplex)
Game 6*: Tuesday, April 25 @ Blind River 7 p.m. (Community Centre)
Game 7*: Thursday, April 27 @ Powassan 7 p.m. (Sportsplex)
*if necessary

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