Tradesmen, Islanders begin playoffs on the road
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.