The Cape Breton West Islanders return home for game three of their series against Dartmouth in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League playoffs.
The teams split the first two games in the best-of-five, second-round series in Dartmouth- Dartmouth won the opener 5-2 March 3, while Cape Breton West evened things at one with a 4-3 win the next afternoon.
Puck drop at the Al MacInnis Sports Centre in Port Hood is 6 p.m.
The winner will have a chance to advance to the league final with a win in game four in Port Hood Sunday afternoon.
The Northern Selects host the Panthers in the opening game of a best-of-five series to decide who will represent the province at Atlantics.
The series features the top two teams from the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League in the regular season- the Selects (18-2-3) were first with 39 points, seven points ahead of the second-place Panthers (14-6-4).
The Selects had two wins, a loss and a tie in the four-game season series with the Panthers, and beat them 1-0 for the league title Sunday.
Puck drop at the Pictou Co. Wellness Centre is 6 p.m.
Game two is in New Glasgow Sunday morning.
The winner of the series advances to Atlantics in Mount Pearl, Nfld. March 29-April 1.
The Novas will try to stay alive in their Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League playoff series when they visit the Western Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes won the opening game of the best-of-three, first-round series 3-2 in overtime in Antigonish March 3.
Game time is 5 p.m.
A Nova win means the series stays in Liverpool for the third and deciding game Sunday morning.
The winners of all six first-round league series are guaranteed a spot in provincials in Liverpool March 22-25.
Both of the province’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams have Maritimes Division match-ups.
Antigonish’s Blade Mann-Dixon and the Halifax Mooseheads visit Pomquet’s Logan Chisholm and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at 4:30 p.m.
It’s a match-up of the top two teams in the division- the Mooseheads (41-16-7), who have won back-to-back games, have a slight 4-3 edge in the nine-game season series.
St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles host the Charlottetown Islanders for the second time in as many nights.
The Screaming eagles won Friday night’s game in overtime to take a 5-3 lead in the season series heading into the last regular season between the teams.
Puck drop at Centre 200 in Sydney is 7 p.m.
A StFX athlete from the Quad Counties is competing at the 2018 U Sports Track-and-Field Championship in Windsor, Ont.
The X-Women’s Hayley Wilson, who is from Skye Glen, is taking part in the triple jump at 1:30 p.m.
Two other StFX athletes were in action Friday night- the X-Men’s Angus Rawling raced to gold in the men’s 3,000m and Allie Flower of the X-Women placed 11th in the women’s 300m race.
Action got underway Thursday; it wraps up Saturday.