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Amherst Vikings hockey player Brody Deegan skates up ice against the Dalbrae Academy Dragons. The Vikings play the Dragons Saturday at 2 p.m. at Amherst Stadium.
AMHERST - The Amherst Regional High School Vikings are taking part in the 24 Hour Physical Activity Day on Saturday by hosting the Dalbrae Academy Dragons.
"The game will help us prepare for the playoffs, which start next week," said Wayne MacKenzie, Vikings hockey coach.
The Vikings have played only a handful of games since the Christmas break but MacKenzie says his team has had some good practices and are ready to play.
"We've been working a lot on our special team because that's what's going to win us some games."
The Vikings play the Northumberland Nighthawks in a best of three playoff series starting next week.
"If we win that series then we'll play Hants East," said Mackenzie.
The Vikings are 2-2 in their last four games.
"We beat Hants East the last time we played them and we beat Truro as well, and they are two of the top teams," said MacKenzie.
The Vikings have home-ice advantage against Northumberland but the playoff schedule isn't released yet.
As for Saturday, MacKenzie says both his goaltenders, Evan MacKenzie and Matt Hunter, will see time between the pipes.
Saturday's game against Dalbrae starts at 2 p.m.
"Admission is free to kids under 12 years of age, and it costs $2 for everybody else," said MacKenzie. "We hope to fill the rink."