The Battle of North Durham will hit the minor hockey ranks this week, when the Minor PeeWee ‘A’ Uxbridge Stars and Port Perry Predators battle for the Lakeshore League supremacy, as the OMHA playdowns move into the quarterfinal stage.
The series starts in Uxbridge, on Thursday, Feb. 12, with a 6:45 p.m. match-up, before shifting to Port Perry on Friday, Feb. 13, for Game 2, at 7 p.m. Game 3 of the series is set for Thursday, Feb. 19, in Uxbridge, at 8 p.m.
There are several North Durham teams still vying for championships.
The Novice Stars and Predators hold leads on Kingston and Clarington respectively heading into the weekend.
The Minor Atom Stars begin their quarterfinal series with Cobourg in Uxbridge at 1:45 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 14.
The Major Atom Stars will playing at home against Cobourg on Saturday, with the game starting at 3:15 p.m.
The Bantam Predators survived a first round scare against Ajax, skating to a 5-2 win in Game 5 at Scugog Arena, on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Predators will now face the Napanee Stars in the quarterfinals.
The Minor Midget Predators swept Whitby in the first round.
The Midget Predators skated to a 4-2 win over Ajax in Game 5 of their first round series. They will take on Quinte West Hawks in the quarterfinals, hosting Game 2 at Scugog Arena, on Monday, Feb. 16, at 9:15 p.m.