EskimosThe Abitibi Eskimos begin their quest for another NOJHL Championship Thursday night, when they begin a best-of-seven series with the Cochrane Crunch.

These War of Highway 11 rivals were nearly even this year, splitting their 10-game season series, and each team finished with 60 points.

Cochrane got home-ice advantage with more overall wins.

Eskis goaltender Logan Ferrington was their number one backstop at the tail end of the year, but will miss the first five games of the series with a suspension.

The series schedule is below:

Game 1: Thursday, March 12 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton Event Centre)
Game 2: Saturday, March 14 @ Iroquois Falls 7:30 p.m. (Jus Jordan Arena)
Game 3: Monday, March 16 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton)
Game 4: Wednesday, March 18 @ Iroquois Falls 7:30 p.m. (Jus Jordan)
Game 5*: Friday, March 20 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton)
Game 6*: Saturday, March 21 @ Iroquois Falls 8 p.m. (Jus Jordan)
Game 7*: Tuesday, March 24 @ Cochrane 7:30 p.m. (Tim Horton)
*-if necessary