Hockey / UPDATED: SECOND ROUND OF OJHL PLAYOFFS OPENS ON TWO FRONTS WEDNESDAY

UPDATED: SECOND ROUND OF OJHL PLAYOFFS OPENS ON TWO FRONTS WEDNESDAY

Date:  Source: Ontario Junior A Hockey League

The second round of the Buckland Cup playoffs, the Ontario Junior Hockey League Championship Series, begins Wednesday, March 14, in Etobicoke and Georgetown.

The Toronto Patriots will host the Oakville Blades and the North York Rangers visit the Georgetown Raiders in the first games of their best-of-seven, second-round South/West Conference series. Both games begin at 7:30.

The Patriots finished first in the conference and the league, capturing the inaugural Brant Snow Memorial Trophy as OJHL regular season champions. They swept the Orangeville Flyers in the first round.

The Blades, the fourth seed in the South/West, defeated the Toronto Jr. Canadiens 4-2 in the opening round.

Here’s the series schedule:

March 14, Oakville at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

March 16, Toronto at Oakville, 7:30 p.m.

March 17, Oakville at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

March 19, Toronto at Oakville, 8 p.m.

* March 22, Oakville at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

* March 23, Toronto at Oakville, 7:30 p.m.

* March 25, Oakville at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

* if necessary

The Georgetown Raiders (2) and North York Rangers (3) meet in the other South/West semifinal. Here's their schedule:

March 14, North York at Georgetown, 7:30 p.m.

March 17, North York at Georgetown, 7:30 p.m.

March 18, Georgetown at North York, 3 p.m.

March 20, Georgetown at North York, 7 p.m.

* March 23, North York at Georgetown, 7:30 p.m.

* March 25, Georgetown at North York, 3 p.m.

* March 26, North York at Georgetown, 2 p.m. (time may change)

The first round of the OJHL playoffs will be complete tonight when the Pickering Panthers (7) visit the Wellington Dukes (2) for Game 7 of their North/East series. The puck drops at 8 p.m. at the Wellington and District Community Centre.

Already through to the second round in the North/East are the Aurora Tigers (1), Newmarket Hurricanes (3) and Cobourg Cougars (5).