The series opens Saturday at 7:15 p.m., with game two Sunday at 1:45 p.m.
The series then moves to the Université Sainte Anne Arena at Church Point for games Friday at 8:15 p.m., and Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
Games five, six and seven—if necessary—are scheduled for Bedford, Yarmouth and Bedford.
Clare and Chester met last season for the West Division championship in a tightly contested series eventually won by Chester. The Clippers switched this year to the Central Division, and were undefeated in the regular season.
The Junior C Hockey League awards were handed out March 13 with the Chester Clippers picking up most of the hardware. Brandon Snow was named the league’s leading scorer as well as the most sportsmanlike player, league MVP honors went to Justin Norris, while top defenseman was Mathieu Bourgeois, and top goaltender was Olafr Schmidt.
Fundy Phantoms received two awards, rookie of the year Nathan Letcher and coach of the year Chris Sprague. The Avon River Rats picked up executive of the year.
Clare Lions earned the Justin Kenney trophy for winning the Western Division championship.