The Antigonish Bulldogs play their final game before the Christmas break in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.
They meet the Miners in Membertou.
The Bulldogs (12-8-0), winners of back-to-back games, are second in the Sid Rowe Division with 24 points, 11 points behind the Strait Pirates for top spot, and two points ahead of the Miners (10-4-2) and Pictou Co., the two teams tied for third.
It’s the third of four regular season games between the teams- the Miners won the first two.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The Cape Breton West Islanders are on the road for a pair of weekend games in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League.
They visit Halifax.
The Islanders (10-12-1), with one win in their last three, are fifth in the eight-team league with 21 points, four points behind Dartmouth for fourth, and four points ahead of sixth-place South Shore; Halifax (13-4-3) is tied for second with 29 points.
They’ve met twice so far, splitting those games.
Puck drop at the Halifax Forum is 7 p.m.
Cape Breton West visits Dartmouth Sunday afternoon.
The two local teams in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League are in New Brunswick.
The Northern Selects visit the EDZA West Reds in Fredericton at 2:15 p.m.
The Selects (15-1-3), who have one loss through their first 19 regular season games, lead the seven-team league with 33 points, seven points up on second-place Halifax; the Reds (2-11-2) are sixth with six points.
It’s the third regular season game between the teams- the Selects won the first two in New Glasgow in September.
The teams meet again Sunday afternoon.
The Cape Breton Panthers visit the Northern Lightning at 4:30 p.m.
The Panthers (11-3-2) are third with 24 points, two points behind Halifax for second, and nine points ahead of the fourth-place Lightning (6-7-3).
Cape Breton has won the first four games in the season series between the teams.
The Panthers and Lightning play again Sunday morning.
The Novas have a pair of weekend road games in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League.
They visit the Dartmouth Whalers.
The Novas (8-10-1) have won two of their last three to sit ninth in the 12-team league with 17 points, a point behind Kings for eighth, and a point ahead of the 10th-place Cougars; the last-place Whalers (4-14-0), who have eight points, won the first game in the three-game season series 4-0 in Dartmouth in October.
Game time is 5 p.m.
The Novas visit Pictou Co. Sunday morning.
The Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals are in Westville to take on the Northumberland Nighthawks in the Northern Nova Scotia High School Hockey League.
The teams are at the bottom of the standings in the five-team league, each with just one win- the Nighthawks (1-6-2) are fourth with four-and-a-half points, while the last-place Royals (1-3-1) have three points.
It’s the first regular season game between the teams.
Game time is 6:30 p.m.
There are a pair of games in the Antigonish Rural League.
The Heatherton Warriors take on the County Outlaws at 7 p.m. and the County Outlaws play the Pleasantdale Panthers at 8:45 p.m.
Both games are at the Antigonish Arena.
The province’s two Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams play divisional opponents for the second time in as many nights in their final games before the Christmas break.
St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, coming off a road win against Acadie-Bathurst Friday night, visit the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Cape Breton has won three of the first four games in the nine-game season series between the Maritimes Division teams.
The Halifax Mooseheads, who beat Pleasant Valley’s Jacob Hudson, Antigonish’s Jake and Sean Stewart and Moncton at home Friday night, host the Charlottetown Islanders at Scotiabank Centre.
Halifax has won the first four games in the nine-game season series between the Maritimes Division rivals, including a 2-1 win in Charlottetown Sunday.
Both games get underway at 7 p.m.