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Weather a setback for junior hockey playoffs

Be sure to check this website for the latest Valley Maple Leafs news. 
Be sure to check this website for the latest Valley Maple Leafs news. 

WINDSOR, N.S. - The Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League was hoping the Fred Fox Divisional Final would have concluded this weekend, March 25-26, even if it went to game seven.

Old man winter changed that on March 19 as freezing rain and snow had the Liverpool Privateers and Valley Maple Leafs management agreeing the trip to Liverpool on Highway 103 would not be safe.  

As a result, the March 21 game in Windsor was cancelled, with Game 4 now scheduled for Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool on March 22 at 7:30 p.m..  

This has shifted Game 5 in the series to Windsor on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. with the Privateers leading the Best of Seven Divisional Final 2-1.

If a sixth game becomes necessary, it goes to March 27 in Liverpool at 7:30.  

If a seventh game becomes necessary, it will be played in Windsor March 29 at 7:30 p.m.  

The weather has set the entire series back by five full days as the original schedule called for a Game 7 to be played in Windsor on March 24.

Ice was scheduled to be removed from Hants Exhibition Arena after the finals, but with Game 7 now still hanging in the air, the Town of Windsor has agreed to allow the ice to remain through March 29.

If the Valley Maple Leafs advance to the finals, like they have the past two seasons, the town has agreed to sit down with team management to see if a formula can be worked out to allow the League and Provincial Championship to be played in Windsor.  

Until that point is reached, a lot of hockey remains to be played between the Privateers and Maple Leafs with the Privateers looking for their first chance at a League Championship appearance since moving from St. Margaret’s Bay a few seasons ago.

Old man winter changed that on March 19 as freezing rain and snow had the Liverpool Privateers and Valley Maple Leafs management agreeing the trip to Liverpool on Highway 103 would not be safe.  

As a result, the March 21 game in Windsor was cancelled, with Game 4 now scheduled for Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool on March 22 at 7:30 p.m..  

This has shifted Game 5 in the series to Windsor on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. with the Privateers leading the Best of Seven Divisional Final 2-1.

If a sixth game becomes necessary, it goes to March 27 in Liverpool at 7:30.  

If a seventh game becomes necessary, it will be played in Windsor March 29 at 7:30 p.m.  

The weather has set the entire series back by five full days as the original schedule called for a Game 7 to be played in Windsor on March 24.

Ice was scheduled to be removed from Hants Exhibition Arena after the finals, but with Game 7 now still hanging in the air, the Town of Windsor has agreed to allow the ice to remain through March 29.

If the Valley Maple Leafs advance to the finals, like they have the past two seasons, the town has agreed to sit down with team management to see if a formula can be worked out to allow the League and Provincial Championship to be played in Windsor.  

Until that point is reached, a lot of hockey remains to be played between the Privateers and Maple Leafs with the Privateers looking for their first chance at a League Championship appearance since moving from St. Margaret’s Bay a few seasons ago.

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