Pacs win tourney in shootout

THORBURN — The Pictou Maripacs captured the Aaron Blackwood/Audrey McDonald Memorial Bantam C minor hockey tournament in exciting fashion on Sunday in Thorburn. Goals by Brennan Dalton and Cooper McNamara during a shootout lifted the Maripacs to a 2-1 victory over the Eastern Shore Schooners in the championship game at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Rink....

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A major reward to Colin White

I love a story like Colin White’s. The New Glasgow hockey defenceman did something no Pictou County hockey player ever did before him. He played on two Stanley Cup championship teams. For the record, he helped the New Jersey Devils win the coveted silverware in the 1999-2000 season. Then he did it a second time...

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Time for Sid to give it up?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Sidney Crosby this past week and a half, ever since he was smashed to the ice in an ugly play in which he suffered his fourth concussion. I’m worrying about him, too. I’ve also been thinking about his mom and dad, Trina and Troy, the loyal parents who have...

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Fitness firsts: motivation

Editor’s Note: The Advocate is pleased to welcome a new blogger, Lee Stewart, our new fitness guru. How do you stay motivated? This is a very important question! It can mean the difference between losing 50 pounds or only five.  So where does it come from? The answer to this can be very broad so...

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Selects win female Bantam A hockey banner

The Pictou County Subway Selects win the Consolidated Credit Union Bantam A Tournament in Summerside, P.E.I. The Selects went 5-0-1 in the tournament, defeating the East Prince Wildcats 2-0 in the semifinals before defeating the Colchester Cyclones 1-0 in the championship game. Tournament goals by Allie Sandluck scored three goals, while tournament all-star Hayley Burke...

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Scotians to host benefit game for Spicer

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians plan to host a benefit hockey game for Luke Spicer. Team president Art Forsyth said proceeds from the regular-season Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game on Oct. 30 in Trenton between the Scotians and the Cumberland County Blues will be forwarded to Spicer. The Scotians centre has been sidelined...

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Midget Selects sweep Pens in female hockey

The Northern Subway Selects improved to 4-0 atop the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey league standings by sweeping two weekend games from the Procresting Penguins by scores of 6-1 on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and 2-1 on Sunday in Lantz. Katelyn Pentz scored three goals to lead the Selects’ home-ice win....

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Scotians hosting Pirates Sunday

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians will host the Strait Pirates at 7 p.m. on Sunday in Trenton in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. The Scotians will visit the East Hants Penguins today. They hosted the Cole Harbour Colts last Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and suffered a 3-0 defeat. It followed...

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