The StFX men’s hockey team is in Halifax for AUS action.
The X-Men, coming off their first win of the season against Acadia at home Wednesday night, visit the Saint Mary’s Huskies.
StFX (1-1-2) is in a three-way tie with UNB and Moncton for second in the seven-team conference with four points, two points behind first-place Saint Mary’s (3-0-0), and two points ahead of Dalhousie, Acadia and UPEI, the three teams tied for fifth.
It’s the second game between the teams- Saint Mary’s slipped by StFX 5-4 in a shootout in Antigonish in September.
Game time is 7 p.m.
The StFX women’s hockey team opens their 2018-19 AUS season on the road.
The X-Women, ranked fourth in the country, host the Dalhousie Tigers.
Puck drop at the Keating Centre in Antigonish is 7 p.m.
It’s the first of back-to-back games for the X-Women, who visit Moncton Saturday night.
The province’s two Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams play their second road games in as many nights.
St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, coming off a 6-2 loss in Quebec Thursday night, visit the Victoriaville Tigres at 8 p.m.
The Screaming Eagles (3-6-0), who have lost four straight, are tied with Acadie-Bathurst and Saint John for 14th in the 18-team league with six points, a point behind Victoriaville (3-4-1), Sherbrooke and Charlottetown, the three teams tied for 11th, and a point ahead of 17th-place Val-d’Or.
Cape Breton plays the third of three straight road games when they face River Denys’ Colten Ellis and Rimouski Saturday night.
The Halifax Mooseheads, who beat Charlottetown 8-2 Thursday night, are in Saint John to take on the Sea Dogs at 7 p.m.
The Mooseheads (6-2-0), who have won two of their last three, are third with 12 points, two points behind Rouyn-Noranda for second; they’re ranked third in the country.
The Sea Dogs (2-5-2) are tied for 14th with six points.
It’s the second game of the season between the teams- the Mooseheads slipped by the Sea Dogs 5-4 in Saint John in the season opener for both teams in September.