The Cape Breton West Islanders open their second-round, best-of-five semi-final series in Dartmouth in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League playoffs.
The Islanders (26-6-4) finished the regular season third in the eight-team league with 56 points, three points back of second-place Dartmouth (29-6-1).
Dartmouth won the six-game season series 4-2.
Both teams won their first-round, best-of-seven series in five games- Cape Breton West against Cape Breton and Dartmouth against Pictou Co.
Game time is 7:15 p.m.
Game two is in Dartmouth Sunday afternoon; the series shifts to Port Hood for game three March 10.
The Northern Selects continue play at the 2017-18 Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League championship in Moncton.
The Selects opened play with two wins against the Penguins and the Moncton Rockets, the host team, Friday afternoon.
They face the Northern Lightning at 2 p.m.
The Novas open the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League playoffs on home ice.
They host the Western Hurricanes in the opening game of their first-round, best-of-three series.
The Novas (11-18-4) finished the regular season ninth in the 12-team league with 26 points; the Hurricanes (21-8-4) were fourth with 46 points.
Western swept the three-game season series between the teams.
Puck drop at the Antigonish Arena is 5 p.m.
The series shifts to Liverpool for game two March 10; the winners of all six first-round league series are guaranteed a spot in provincials in Liverpool March 22-25.
The Antigonish Rural League playoffs resume with a pair of games four in both first-round, best-of-seven series.
The County Outlaws take a 2-1 series lead into their game against the St. Croix Angels at 7 p.m.
The Pleasantdale Panthers have a 2-1 lead in their series with the Heatherton Warriors- those two teams face off at 8:30 p.m.
Both games are at the Antigonish Arena.
Games five in both series are March 10.
Both of the province’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams are on the road.
Antigonish’s Blade Mann-Dixon and the Halifax Mooseheads visit the Chicoutimi Sagueneens at 5 p.m.
The Mooseheads (39-15-7), who have lost back-to-back games by a combined score of 15-3, lead the Maritimes Division with 85 points; the Sagueneens are 15th in the 18-team league.
It’s the second and final regular season game between the teams- the Sags slipped by the Mooseheads 4-3 in overtime in Halifax in February.
St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles finish off a six-game road trip through Quebec when they visit the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at 8 p.m.
It’s the second game in as many nights for the Screaming Eagles, who won in Val-d’Or Friday night; they’re 12th overall.
The Huskies slipped past the Screaming Eagles 4-3 in Sydney in November.
The StFX men’s basketball team is into the semi-finals of the AUS championship in Halifax.
The fifth-seeded X-Men beat Acadia in Friday night’s quarter-final, and will face the Dalhousie Tigers, the tournament’s top seed; the Tigers had a bye through the quarter-finals.
Tip off at Scotiabank Centre is 6:30 p.m.
The winner advances to Sunday’s championship game.