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GALLERY: Ice issue causes suspension of Greater Sudbury – Espanola contest

Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography

CHELMSFORD, Ont. –  The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday evening the suspension of the remainder of tonight’s contest between the Greater Sudbury Cubs and Espanola Express due to an issue with the ice at Chelmsford Arena.

A problem with the ice behind one of the nets deemed it unsafe to play the remainder of the match-up, thus it was determined by the NOJHL to put the game on hold.

At the time, the Cubs held a 4-1 lead after two periods of play.

The two teams will play the third period of this game prior to the start of their next scheduled meeting in Sudbury, which is Thursday, December 9 at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex at 7:30 p.m.

Following the completion of this evening’s affair, the clubs will then have a brief break before starting the Dec. 9 contest.