The StFX hockey teams are back on the ice after the AUS break.
The X-Men are in Halifax to take on the Dalhousie Tigers.
StFX (9-7-2), with back-to-back losses heading into the break, is tied with UPEI for third in the seven-team conference with 20 points, three points behind Saint Mary’s for second, and a point ahead of fifth-place Moncton; the Tigers (5-13-0) are last with 10 points.
It’s the fifth and final regular season game between the teams- the X-Men have won three of the first four.
The X-Women host the UNB Varsity Reds at the Keating Centre in Antigonish.
StFX (10-3-3), with wins in four of the last five before the break, is second in their eight-team conference with 23 points, five points behind St. Thomas for top spot, and two points ahead of third-place Saint Mary’s; the Varsity Reds (8-5-3) are fourth with 19 points.
The teams split the first two games in the four-game season series.
Both games get underway at 7 p.m.
The Inverness-Baddeck Academy Rebels host the Richmond Academy Hurricanes in the Cape Breton West High School Hockey League.
The Hurricanes (5-2-1) lead the five-team league with 16 points, four points up on the Rebels (4-2-0) and SAERC, who are tied for second.
The teams have met once so far- Inverness-Baddeck Academy won that game 6-1 in Baddeck in December.
Puck drop at the Victoria Highland Civic Centre in Baddeck is 7:30 p.m.
The Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals travel to Trenton to take on the North Nova Gryphons in the Northern Nova Scotia High School Hockey League.
It’s a match-up of first-versus-worst in the five-team league- the Royals (2-5-1) are last with five points, while the Gryphons (9-3-1) are first with 19 points.
It’s the first game of the season between the teams.
Game time is 7 p.m.
Both of the province’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams play the first of back-to-back games.
St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles visit the Saint John Sea Dogs at 7 p.m.
The Screaming Eagles (22-13-3), who have lost back-to-back games, are tied with Rimouski for seventh in the 18-team league with 47 points, two points behind Charlottetown for sixth, and a point ahead of ninth-place Sherbrooke; the Sea Dogs (8-27-3) are 17th with 19 points.
Cape Breton has won four of the first five games in the nine-game season series between the Maritimes Division teams.
The Screaming Eagles visit Charlottetown Saturday night.
The Halifax Mooseheads host River Denys’ Colten Ellis and the Rimouski Oceanic at Scotiabank Centre at 7 p.m.
The Mooseheads (26-8-2), winners of back-to-back games and four of their last five, are third with 54 points, three points behind Drummondville for second, and a point ahead of fourth-place Baie-Comeau; the Oceanic (22-12-3) are tied with Cape Breton for seventh with 47 points.
It’s the second and final regular season game between the teams- Halifax won the first 4-1 in Rimouski in December.
The Mooseheads host Quebec Saturday night.
The StFX basketball teams are in Halifax for a pair of four-point AUS games.
They visit the Saint Mary’s Huskies.
The X-Men (3-3) are tied with Dalhousie for fourth in their eight-team conference with eight points, two points behind Cape Breton for third, and two points ahead of sixth-place UPEI; the Huskies (6-0), who are undefeated, are in top spot with 14 points.
Both the X-Women (0-6) and Saint Mary’s women’s team (0-7) are winless, six points back of Memorial for sixth in their eight-team conference.
The women get underway at 6 p.m.; the men tip off at 8 p.m.