The quarter finals in the Provincial Junior Hockey League's Pollock Division could be short-lived for two teams, if the Goderich Flyers and Mitchell Hawks can't find a way to win.
Both clubs trail their respective best-of-seven opening-round series against Kincardine and Wingham, three games to none.
The Flyers have been shut out in all of their first three games against the Bulldogs, while all three match-ups between the Hawks and Ironmen have been close.
Goderich hosts Kincardine in Game Four of their best-of-seven at the Maitland Rec Centre, Friday night at 8pm -- Mitchell faces off against Wingham at the Wescast Complex at 8:30pm Friday.
Hanover may also be in for an early exit, having been outscored 6-2 and 8-1 in their first two games against Walkerton.
Game Three in that series goes at Walkerton Arena, Friday night at 8:30pm.
First-place Mount Forest has a bye from the first round.