The Cabot Highlanders play a rare Friday night game in the Nova Scotia Minor Midget AAA Hockey League.
They host the Cape Breton Jets in a match-up of teams at the bottom of the eight-team league- the Highlanders (1-14-0), with one win through their first 15 regular season games, are last with two points, four points back of the Jets (2-14-2) for seventh.
The teams have met once so far- Cape Breton won 2-1 in New Waterford in October.
Puck drop at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre is 7 p.m.
The Dalbrae Dragons visit the Inverness-Baddeck Academy Rebels in the Cape Breton West High School Hockey League.
The Dragons (4-3-0) are third in the five-team league with 11 points, two points ahead of the fourth-place Rebels (3-2-0).
Dalbrae shutout Inverness-Baddeck Academy 4-0 in the first game of the four-game season series in November.
Puck drop at the Dr. Bernie MacLean Cultural and Recreation Centre is 7:30 p.m.
The province’s two Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams play their first of two games in as many nights against Maritimes Division opponents.
St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are in New Brunswick to take on the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.
The Screaming Eagles (19-12-2), winners of six of their last seven, are eighth in the 18-team league with 40 points, two points behind Rimouski for seventh, and two points ahead of ninth-place Sherbrooke; the Titan (6-24-1) are 17th with 13 points.
Cape Breton has won three of the first four games in the eight-game season series; they visit Saint John in their final game before the Christmas break Saturday night.
The Halifax Mooseheads host Pleasant Valley’s Jacob Hudson, Antigonish’s Jake and Sean Stewart and the Moncton Wildcats at Scotiabank Centre.
The Mooseheads (22-7-2), who have won five of their last six, are tied with Baie-Comeau for fourth with 46 points, a point behind the Wildcats (22-9-3) and Drummondville, the two teams tied for second.
Halifax, ranked eighth in the country, has won two of the first three games in the nine-game season series between the teams; the last two games went to overtime.
The Mooseheads play their last game before Christmas when they host Charlottetown Saturday night.
Both games get underway at 7 p.m.