The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets will headlight a number of fundraisers with their annual Boxing Day alumni hockey game.
Former NHLer Jon Sim, Moncton Wildcats captain Lane Cormier – as well as Matt Sartoris and Brent Turnbull – will be among alumni players challenging the current roster starting at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
Pictou County will also will look ahead to two games next week after suffering a major jolt to their aspirations of staying in the upper tier of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League standings.
Pictou County will visit the first-place Cape Breton West Islanders on Dec. 28 and host the Cape Breton Tradesmen on Dec. 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
There was just one game for Pictou County last weekend but it was a 10-3 thumping they endured at the hands of Steele Subaru Major Midgets in Dartmouth.
The result solidified Dartmouth’s hold on third place in the league and dropped Pictou County into fifth place behind the Halifax McDonalds.
Halifax was to host Pictou County on Sunday after stunning the Islanders 5-1 in their game on Saturday, but the contest was postponed to a later date. There was no score in the first period when the game was halted due to a power failure.
Pictou County trailed 2-1 after the first period against Dartmouth, who outscored Pictou County 5-1 in the second period and 3-1 in the third to pull away with the win.
Jaden Mason scored for Pictou County in the first period, while Gavin Hart tallied in the second and Hunter Martin recorded a goal in the third period.
Shots on goal were 43-36 in Dartmouth’s favour.
Pictou County remained shorthanded without Kevin Mason, Evan Pettipas and Cameron Allaby.
Gerald Blackmore stayed on top of the scoring race with 17 goals and 28 assists for 45 points.
Carson Lanceleve is tied for second with 38 points, while Jaden Mason moved into fifth place with 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points.
Pictou County is also promoting a stage play and a silent auction in the New Year.
A Pictou County theatre group is performing the comedic hockey monologues titled It’s Not Just A Game on January 20 at 7 p.m. at the North Nova Education Centre.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are available at 902-396-7929 or by e-mailing Anthony_conway@ajg.com or from any Weeks player.
Super 50/50 tickets are on sale from any Weeks Crusher or Major Midget players or at 902-396-7929 Anthony_conway@ajg.com for $5 each, three for $10, or 10 for $20. Draw will take place on January 20 during the intermission at the play.
Weeks Hockey online silent auction items are on display on Facebook and at a booth during home games. The auction concludes January 19 at 10 p.m.
Among items is a signed Nathan MacKinnon Team North America Young Guns jersey. There will be 60 tickets available at $20 each. The draw will take place once all 60 tickets are sold during a Crushers home game.
Conway can be contested for tickets.