Zach Bratina of the North Bay Battalion. Photo by Terry Wilson/OHL Images.(Photo by Terry Wilson/OHL Images) The North Bay Battalion resume their quest for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

They host the Belleville Bulls at Memorial Gardens tonight (Thursday).

Head Coach Stan Butler says there’s a possibility of forward Zach Bratina (pictured) returning to the lineup.

He hasn’t played since suffering a concussion in November.

As well, Brenden Miller is expected to be in the lineup. Miller was sent home to nurse a hip injury last week and missed all three games.

Butler says it will be a big boost to have Miller in the lineup against the Bulls tonight and that a healthy team is crucial.

He adds they haven’t had one game with the 12 forwards and six defensemen they have wanted to put in those positions.

The Troops went 2-1 in Millers absence, while Bratina missed almost 40 games.

Tonight’s game starts with the pre-game show at 6:35 on Country 600 CKAT.