The Antigonish Bulldogs visit the Cole Harbour Colts in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.
The Bulldogs (12-10-0), who have lost back-to-back games, are third in the six-team Sid Rowe Division with 24 points, seven points behind the Miners for second, and two points ahead of fourth-place Pictou Co.; the Colts (13-10-0) are third in the Fred Fox Division with 26 points.
It’s the second and final regular season game between the teams- Antigonish won the first 8-1 at home in November.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs return home to Antigonish to host the Pirates in the latest edition of the Battle of the Quad Counties Sunday night.
The two local teams play their third and final preliminary round games of the 2019 East Coast Ice Jam Hockey Tournament in Bedford.
The Novas (2-0-0) face the Northern Blackhawks (1-1-0) from New Brunswick in the major bantam division at 3:15 p.m.; the Cape Breton West Islanders (1-1-) take on the Saint John Vitos (2-0-0) from New Brunswick in the major midget division at 3:30 p.m.
The top 16 teams in each division advance to the playoff round Saturday.
You can find a link to the tournament website for full schedules, results and standings here.
The Battle of Nova Scotia resumes in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League when St. Andrews’ Declan Smith and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles host the Halifax Mooseheads.
The Mooseheads (29-8-3), coming off Thursday night’s 7-1 win against Shawinigan in Halifax, their fifth win in the last six games, are in a three-way tie with Drummondville and Baie-Comeau for second in the 18-team league with 61 points, four points behind Rouyn-Noranda for top spot, and eight points ahead Moncton and Charlottetown, the two teams tied for fifth; they’re ranked seventh in the country.
The Screaming Eagles (24-14-3), winners of two of their last three, are tied with Rimouski for seventh with 51 points, two points behind Moncton and Charlottetown for fifth, and a point ahead of ninth-place Sherbrooke.
Halifax has a 5-2 lead in the nine-game season series between the provincial rivals.
Puck drop at Centre 200 in Sydney is 7 p.m.
It’s the first of back-to-back home games for Cape Breton, who host Shawinigan Saturday night.
The StFX women’s hockey team plays the first of back-to-back AUS games in New Brunswick.
They’re in Fredericton to face the St. Thomas Tommies.
The X-Women (11-4-3), who have lost two of their last three conference games, are tied with Saint Mary’s for second in the eight-team conference with 25 points, seven points back of the Tommies (16-3-0) for top spot, and four points ahead of fourth-place UNB.
St. Thomas is ranked fifth in the country; StFX is seventh.
The teams have split the first two games in the four-game season series.
Game time is 7 p.m.
StFX meets Mount Allison in Sackville Saturday night.
The StFX basketball teams wrap up a home-and-home series with the Dalhousie Tigers in AUS action in Halifax.
Dalhousie defeated both StFX teams in Antigonish Wednesday night.
The X-Men (3-5), losers of back-to-back conference games and four of the last five, are tied with Memorial for fifth in their eight-team conference with eight points, two points behind the Tigers (5-4) for fourth, and two points ahead of UPEI and Acadia, the two teams tied for seventh.
The winless X-Women (0-8) are last, four points back of Saint Mary’s for seventh; the Tigers (4-5) are fifth with 10 points.
Dalhouse has won the first three games in their four-game season series against both the StFX men’s and women’s teams.
The women tip off at 6 p.m.; the men get underway at 8 p.m.