By Fred Wallace
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".
It's a great time of the year, especially with the make-no-sense All Star Games in hockey and football over the weekend.
Now, we can back to the stretch of the NHL season and gear up for the Super Bowl on Sunday when Philadelphia faces New England.
In these parts it's also a great time of the year as the post season in Junior Hockey & Senior Hockey are about to commence.
In the WOAA Senior loop, the 8 teams in the AA playdowns begin play this weekend.
The most intriguing matchup is the local best of 7 between the 3rd place Durham Thundercats and the 6th place Saugeen Shores Winterhawks.
Meanwhile in the " A " semifinals, the Shallow Lake Crushers will go against the Tavistock Royals.
In the PJHL Pollock Division playoffs, the first place Mount Forest Patriots will get a first round bye.
The other series to start this weekend will be Walkerton Hawks against the Hanover Barons, Kincardine Bulldogs meeting the Goderich Flyers & the Mitchell Hawks taking on the Wingham Ironmen.
With the make-no-sense All Star Games behind us at the pro level, what really matters locally commences this weekend.
I'm Fred Wallace