The Strait Pirates are on the road for their final game before the Christmas break in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.
They visit the Liverpool Privateers.
It’s the second game in as many nights for the Pirates, who beat to Eskasoni in Port Hawkesbury Friday night.
They’re in top spot in the Sid Rowe Division, and the entire league; Liverpool (9-6-1) is fourth in the Fred Fox Division with 19 points.
It’s the second and final regular season game between the teams- the Pirates slipped past the Privateers 3-2 in the season opener in September.
Game time is 7 p.m.
The Cape Breton West Islanders host Pictou Co. in the first half of a home-and-home series in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League.
The Islanders (9-10-1), with one win in their last seven games, are fifth in the eight-team league with 19 points, two points behind fourth-place Dartmouth, and three points ahead of South Shore and Cape Breton, the two teams tied for sixth; Pictou Co. (5-15-0) is last with 10 points.
It’s the third regular season game between the teams; they split the first two.
Puck drop at the Al MacInnis Sports Centre in Port Hood is 6 p.m.
The teams face off again in New Glasgow Sunday afternoon.
The Cabot Highlanders visit the Valley Wildcats in the Nova Scotia Minor Midget AAA Hockey League.
The Highlanders (1-13-0), who have one win through their first 14 regular season games, are last in the eight-team league with two points, four points back of Cape Breton for seventh; the Wildcats (7-5-1). who have won the first three games in the five-game season series, are fifth with 15 points.
Game time is 3 p.m.
The two local teams in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League are in action.
The Northern Selects visit Halifax at 3:30 p.m.
The teams are at the top of the seven-team league- the Selects (14-1-2), who have lost once through their first 17 regular season games, are first with 30 points, five points up on second-place Halifax (11-1-3).
The season series is even at one; it’s the first half of a home-and-home series, with the teams facing off in New Glasgow Sunday afternoon.
The Cape Breton Panthers play the Penguins in Membertou at 5 p.m.
The Panthers (9-3-2) are third with 20 points, five points behind Halifax for second, and five points ahead of the fourth-place Northern Lightning; the Penguins (1-12-3) are sixth with five points.
It’s the second game of the season between the teams- the Panthers won the first 5-2 in November.
They meet again in Membertou Sunday morning.
The Novas are on the road in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League.
They visit the Cougars in North Sydney.
The Novas (7-10-1), with one win in their last three games, are 10th in the 12-team league with 15 points, a point behind the Cougars (8-10-0) and Kings, who are tied for eighth, and two points ahead of 11th-place Bedford.
The teams have met once so far- the Novas doubled the Cougars 4-2 in Antigonish in November.
Game time is 7:45 p.m.
There are a pair of games in the Antigonish Rural League.
The Heatherton Warriors play the Pleasantdale Panthers at 7 p.m. and the County Outlaws face the St. Croix Angels at 8:45 p.m.
Both games are at the Antigonish Arena.
The province’s two Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams play their second home games in as many nights.
St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, who beat Acadie-Bathurst in Sydney Friday night, host the Quebec Remparts at Centre 200.
It’s the second and final regular season game between the teams- Quebec beat Cape Breton 6-2 at home in October.
The Halifax Mooseheads, coming off a win to Saint John at home Friday night, host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at Scotiabank Centre.
The Mooseheads have won the first three games in the nine-game season series between the Maritimes Division opponents.
Both games get underway at 7 p.m.