The Kenora AAA Midget Thistles salvages a split on their weekend road trip. They edged Central Plains 6-4 in Portage yesterday, with Sam Brunton and Jacob Frankcom getting three points each.
However, the Red and White lost to Brandon and Yellowhead. Fans can watch the Thistles next Sunday afternoon, when they host the Eastman Selects.
Kenora is four points behind the Winnipeg Bruins for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. The Thistles final home game is actually against the Bruins on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Thistle Arena.
Should they end up in a tie, the teams would play a one-game playoff, with home ice to be determined by the league's rules.
The Thistles will also be playing against Thunder Bay in the branch playdowns. This year's western regionals are set for Tisdale, Sask., in early April. Thunder Bay is hosting the national playdowns for the Telus Cup begins April 22.
Midget AAA Best of Five Series Dates
Game #1- March 15th 7:30 p.m. Thunder Bay Kings at Kenora Thistles
Game #2 March 16th 1 p.m. Thunder Bay Kings at Kenora Thistles
Game #3 March 22nd 7:30 p.m. Kenora Thistles at Thunder Bay Kings
*Game #4 March 23rd 1 p.m. Kenora Thistles at Thunder Bay Kings
*Game #5 March 24th 1 p.m. Kenora Thistles at Thunder Bay Kings
(Game times are listed in the local time zone)