Crushers out of MHL playoffs

The MHL playoffs have eluded the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. The South Mustangs defeated the Crushers 7-4 before nearly 1,200 fans at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to clinch third place in the league’s South Division. The results meant the idle Truro Bearcats can claim the fourth and final playoff berth, regardless of the outcome...

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Gryphon girls host Div. 1 hockey finals

NEW GLASGOW — When deciding whether to apply to host a provincial championship, it’s often a question of whether being the host team is an advantage or a disadvantage. For North Nova Education Centre this year, members of the girls’ hockey team, their parents and bench staff are hoping it’s an advantage. “It’s a huge...

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Larade-Gallant tourney opens

PICTOU – The 2019 Adam Larade-Teresa Gallant Memorial hockey tournament has begun in Pictou. The host Pictou Maripacs are among 16 teams in four pools playing in the tournament that started on Friday and ends on Sunday at the Hector Arena. The Maripacs were on the ice on Friday following a ceremonial puck drop to...

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TRENTON — Nearly 20 hockey teams in various novice divisions gathered last weekend for the second annual Bauer MacIsaac Memorial Jamboree at the Trenton Arena. The event featured six teams from Pictou County out of the eight Novice Advances teams, six Novice Intermediate teams, and four Novice Development teams during games played from Friday through...

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Gallant enters N.S. Hall of Fame

HALIFAX — Peggy Gallant said she was overwhelmed by her induction into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. Gallant was among four athletes, two builders and a team enshrined into the hall of fame during a ceremony last Friday in Halifax. She was named in the builder category. “It’s just wonderful,” she said. “I...

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Crushers deal ahead of Weeks golf event

ABERCROMBIE — A trade by the MHL Pictou County Weeks to acquire Malcolm MacEachern last week coincided with the annual Weeks celebrity golf scramble. MacEachern was acquired from the Edmundston Blizzard for two 2020 draft picks and future considerations. The right-winger from the Cape Breton West Islanders is 6’1” tall and weighs 185 pounds. He...

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Gallant Hall of Fame inductee

ANTIGONISH – Peggy Gallant is among 2018 inductees in the builders category into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Induction Night will take place on November 2 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Gallant is among two builders, four athletes a team and a first for the Hall of Fame –...

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Still no local hockey team

Nova Scotia sports addicts undoubtedly know and understand the procedures followed by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame when it adds new inductees to its hallowed hall. It’s been an annual celebration for nearly 40 years. The hall’s selection committee carries out its mandate, deserving recipients are announced, and the winners anxiously await induction...

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Vipers Larade-Gallant winners

PICTOU — The Vipers won the battle of Eastern Shore on Sunday to capture the Adam Larade-Teresa Gallant Memorial Atom C minor hockey tournament. The Vipers shut out the Eastern Shore Mariners 3-0 in the championship game at Hector Arena. The Eastern Shore teams advanced by winning their respective semifinal games. The first-place Vipers defeated...

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