When the West will be won

Wingham and Walkerton open Saturday

The Western Junior C League championship series will begin tomorrow (Saturday) night in Wingham.

The Ironmen will host the first two games of this best-of-seven final this weekend. The Walkerton Hawks, six-time defending champs of the West, will have Games 3 and 4 the following weekend.

The Ironmen have home ice advantage for finishing first overall during the Junior C regular season. Both teams got an opening round bye. Wingham then swept the Hanover Barons, while Walkerton needed six games to scrape past the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

The complete series schedule is as follows:


(1st, 26-6-3) WINGHAM vs. WALKERTON (2nd, 23-6-6)

GAME 1: Sat, March 1 @Wingham 8:30 p.m.

GAME 2: Sun, March 2 @Wingham 7 p.m.

GAME 3:Fri, March 7 @Walkerton 8:20 p.m.

GAME 4: Sat, March 8 @Walkerton 2:50 p.m.

*GAME 5: Wed, March 12 @Wingham 8:30 p.m.

*GAME 6: Fri, March 14 @Walkerton 8:20 p.m.

*GAME 7: Sun, March 15 @Wingham 7:30 p.m.

*If necessary

- Josh Howald