North Country at Montpelier, 6 p.m. Friday
* After winning its opening five games, North Country has a huge test in a match-up of top-tier Capital Division teams. Montpelier’s only loss is against Division I Burlington, a result that came a few days after defeating South Burlington.
Burlington at Essex, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
* Round 1 of a fight between two Metro Division heavyweights.
Rice at Milton, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
* A Lake Division rivalry between a Division I Rice team and a Milton program that’s won three of the past four Division II crowns. Rice’s three defeats in a 1-3-1 start came against powerhouses Champlain Valley, Essex and Burlington.
Lake Region at BFA-Fairfax, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
* BFA has been rolling through its Mountain Division schedule in the early going but could be in for a battle against the surging Rangers. Both teams have quick-strike attacks.