The Western Junior C Hockey League regular season starts on two fronts on Friday night.
The Walkerton Hawks begin defence of their league championship in one of two games on the opening night schedule.
The Hawks skate on home-ice against Hanover in an 8:30 PM start.
Walkerton cruised to yet another league title last year before falling to their old nemesis Alliston in All-Ontario quarter-final play.
The much-improved Mount Forest Patriots travel to Wingham for a 7:30 PM.
Play continues tomorrow night with the Kincardine Bulldogs home-opener against Mitchell -- 7 PM at the Davidson -- while Mount Forest hosts Goderich at 8 PM.
The Bulldogs stay on home-ice for a matinee 4 o'clock game Sunday against the Goderich Sailors.