Pictou Advocate sports

Pictonians know sports tragedies

Six and a half decades of writing sports and news have not shielded this old journalist from the grievous emotions of tragedy. Like millions of others from coast to coast and beyond, I was continually wiping tears from my eyes. I couldn’t help it. As I learned more and more about the horrific highway crash...

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Blayre Turnbull returns home with Olympic silver medal

Blayre Turnbull says she appreciates the Olympic journey she has completed. Turnbull returned home early Tuesday morning after the long flight from her participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. She was among members of the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team that received silver medals after a 3-2 shootout loss to their...

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Blayre, Danky in the limelight

As far as I know, Stellarton’s Blayre Turnbull and New Glasgow’s Frank (Danky) Dorrington never crossed paths. On or off the ice. Nonetheless, their hockey pursuits have a common denominator. Both of them took their talents elsewhere — though half a century apart — while the folks back home in Pictou County stood as one,...

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Blayre Turnbull joins Olympic team

STELLARTON – Blayre Turnbull is Pictou County’s newest Olympian. Turnbull and fellow Nova Scotian Jillian Saulnier are members of the roster recently unveiled by Hockey Canada. The team will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from February 9 to 25 in PyeongChang, South Korea. Former Pictou County Weeks Crushers head coach Troy Ryan is...

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