SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Western Capitals will begin a stretch of three games over a four-day period in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) on Thursday.
The Caps travel to New Glasgow, N.S., to take on the Pictou County Weeks Crushers at 7 p.m.
After a day off Friday, the Caps then play back-to-back home games against division opponents – the Dieppe Commandos on Saturday at 7 p.m., and the Woodstock Slammers on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Capitals, who are off to a 3-9-0-0 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses) start, go into Thursday’s game in last place in the five-team Roger Meek Division. The Caps are one point back of the fourth-place Campbellton Tigers (3-10-1-0).
Meanwhile, the Crushers are trying to chase down the Eastlink Division-leading Yarmouth Mariners. The Crushers (7-3-2-0) are three points back of Yarmouth (7-1-2-2).
The Caps are 2-5 on the road and 1-4 at Eastlink Arena.