Trades­men, Is­lan­ders be­gin play­offs on the road

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

SYD­NEY — The Cape Bre­ton Trades­men and Cape Bre­ton West Is­lan­ders hit the road to kick off their re­spec­tive Nova Sco­tia Ma­jor Midget Hockey League quar­ter-fi­nal se­ries this week­end.

The Trades­men, the No. 5 seed head­ing into the post sea­son, chal­lenge the No. 4 Weeks Ma­jor Midgets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the New Glasgow Sta­dium for the first game of their best-of-five se­ries. Game 2 goes Sun­day at 1 p.m., also in New Glasgow.

As for the Is­lan­ders, the No. 6 seed faces the No. 3 Dart­mouth Sub­ways tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dart­mouth Sportsplex for Game 1, while Game 2 is Sun­day at 1 p.m.

Both se­ries shift back to Cape Bre­ton for Game 3 and Game 4 if nec­es­sary.

Game 3 of the Trades­men/Weeks show­down goes Satur­day, Feb. 13 at Cen­tre 200, beginning at 7:30 p.m. If nec­es­sary, Game 4 will be played Sun­day, Feb. 14 at 10:25 a.m. at Cen­tre 200, with Game 5 sched­uled for Tues­day, Feb. 16 back in New Glasgow.

The Is­lan­ders host the Dart­mouth Sub­ways for Game 3 and Game 4 if needed at the Al MacIn­nis Sports Cen­tre in Port Hood, with Game 5 to be played in Dart­mouth. No sched­ule has been posted for those games.

Other quar­ter-fi­nal se­ries action will see the No. 1 Hal­i­fax Tay­lar Made Se­cu­rity Ti­tans against the No. 8 Val­ley Sport Swap­per Wild­cats, while the No. 2 Cole Har­bour Ma­jor Midgets tan­gle with the No. 7 Cana­dian Tire Mus­tangs. SYD­NEY — The Cape Bre­ton Fer­gu­son’s Phar­maChoice Scream­ing Ea­gles took the lead in their Nova Sco­tia Fe­male Midget ‘AAA’ Hockey League semi­fi­nal se­ries with a 6-4 win over the Pro Crest­ing Pen­guins, Fri­day at Cen­tre 200.

The victory gives Cape Bre­ton a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five se­ries.

Anna Camp­bell, Sarah MacNeil, Car­rissa Carey, Kori An­drea and sis­ters Katie and Re­becca LeFort put in a bal­anced at­tack for Cape Bre­ton.

An­drea Tynksi net­ted a pair for the Pen­guins, while Colleen Clarke and Beth De­veaux added sin­gles.

Chantel Mar­shall posted the win in goal and was re­lieved by Alex Fer­gu­son for 17 min­utes of the third.

Shavonne Dob­son, who shoul­dered the loss, and Sabrina Ran­court split the goal­tend­ing du­ties for the Pen­guins.

The Scream­ing Ea­gles can end the se­ries to­day when they host the Pen­guins at 11:45 a.m. at Cen­tre 200.

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