The 2016 Don Johnson Cup Champions started this year right where they left off the last one: with a win.
The Valley Maple Leafs kicked off the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League Pre-Season tournament by topping divisional rivals Sackville Blazers 5-4 Friday night.
In the late game, the Liverpool Privateers got by the host East Hants Penguins by a score of 3-2.
The NSJHL OPOE tournament resumes bright and early this morning with the Brookfield Elks getting their first taste of game action against the Cole Harbour Colts. Game time is 9:00 am in East Hants.