This coming Friday for the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League has two teams looking for their first wins and one game featuring two teams trying to avoid their first loss.

The Brookfield Elks have made many off ice changes this summer including a new coaching staff and adding General Manager Steve Crowell to help get back into the playoffs. So far it’s resulted in exciting play and an optimistic dressing room. I’m hoping to see it translate into checks in the win column. They visit the 2-1 Antigonish Bulldogs  at 7:30pm.

The Cumberland Blues have done some rebuilding of their own but will be in tough when they host the first place Cole Harbour Colts tomorrow night. It’ll be interesting to see if Cole Harbour maintain this early pace.

Perhaps the most interesting match up will be in East Hants when defending Don Johnson Cup champion Valley Maple Leafs (1 regulation win, 1 overtime win) come to town.

The Penguins also have a new coach with Laurie Isenor taking over from Joel Isenor, who is now assistant with the Truro Junior A Bearcats. Laurie has picked a big team that’s been able to survive a wide open 7-5 shootout against Brookfield and deliver an 8-1 shelling to the Pictou County Scotians. This free range style will be a contrast to the calculated calmness of the well oiled Valley team under coach Josh Dill and his staff.

Should be a great weekend of hockey.



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