Thief River Falls, MN | The Thief River Falls Norskies proud member club of the Superior International Hockey League (SIJHL) have announced the start of round two with the Thunder Bay North Stars will take place April 3 & 4 at 7 pm at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
After a long season the Norskies finished the regular season two points out of first place and will face the Thunder Bay North Stars in the second round of playoff action.
The North Stars faced the Minnesota Iron Rangers in the first round and completed that series in three straight games however they all didn’t come easy as the Iron Rangers put up a fight in two of the three contests as well as winning the last regular season contest against Thunder Bay a few days prior to starting the series.
During that time the Norskies have had the time off for about 10 days with time to get some players rest.
“We are as ready as we can be with some time off we have had some rest and are looking forward to getting back on the ice,” stated head coach Cole Workman.
Earlier in the year the Norskies lead the league while going on a significant winning streak. During that streak the team suffered some season ending injuries to players that has impacted the chemistry and the coaching staff hopes to get back on track even though they are still missing those players.
“Our season has been amazing and I believe that the team is itching to get after the North Stars and with our awesome fan support we hope to win the next round of the Bill Salonen Cup playoffs. The North Stars are hot right now and will be a great opponent,” exclaimed captain Logan Jackson.
Tickets will be available at the door on each night for the same cost. Remaining games will be announced as they become available.
Come out and help the Norskies protect home ice advantage. Exciting #Norskies playoff action.
No. 3 Thunder Bay North Stars vs. No. 2 Thief River Falls Norskies
Game 1: @ Thief River Falls – April 3, 2018 – 7 pm
Game 2: @ Thief River Falls – April 4, 2018 – 7 pm
Game 3: @ Thunder Bay North Stars – TBD
Game 4: @ Thunder Bay North Stars – TBD