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Peewee AA Selects post wins

PICTOU – The Fundy Highland Peewee AA Selects came out with two wins in exhibition female hockey games last weekend.   They began with a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Blizzards on Saturday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Ella Fitt and Avery Henderson started the scoring with unassisted goals.  Reese Murray added the final...

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Tensions rise for Lobster Cup wrestling

PICTOU — Last year’s Pictou Lobster Carnival Professional Wrestling event ended in what some would deem a controversial decision as The Patriot walked away a two-time Lobster Cup winner. This year’s event on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. at Hector Arena will allow the drama to pick up right where it left off when The...

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Hector Arena gets boost

PICTOU — It has been a good winter season for Hector Arena, and spring is promising, too. Rink manager Ron Clarke said the arena is busy and able to meet its operating expenses. The Hector Arena Commission recently received $5,000 from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou that will go toward the...

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Pettipas wins Ship Hector final

NEW GLASGOW — Blair Pettipas has skipped his Halifax Curling Club team to the 2019 Ship Hector Curling Bonspiel championship. Pettipas defeated the Westville Curling Club foursome skipped by Jason LeBlanc in six ends on Sunday at the Bluenose Curling Club to win the trophy and claim top prize money of $1,000. “I was here...

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Ship Hector curling set for Jan. 25-27

PICTOU — The 47th annual Ship Hector bonspiel will be played from Jan. 25 to 27 at Pictou County’s four curling clubs. Some 40 teams are expected to contest the Ship Hector trophy that with a $1,000 cash prize goes to the overall championship team, while nine other consolation trophies are also contested. Trophies representing...

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Bombers face Ice Jam event

PICTOU — The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers are among teams in the annual Ice Jam minor hockey tournament this week in Hammond Plains, N.S. The Bombers will face Fredericton, N.B. at 6:45 p.m. today before testing Northern New Brunswick at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday and Tri Com at 12:45 p.m. on Friday. Their results...

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Metro nips Peewee AA Selects

PICTOU – The Fundy-Highland Selects have been denied a Hockey Nova Scotia Peewee AA female hockey banner. Metro West Force White edged the Selects 1-0 on Sunday in the championship game at Hector Arena. The Selects dominated most of the game but could not cash in any scoring chances. Metro West Force White forced the...

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Saccary wins Ship Hector

STELLARTON — Kevin Saccary has skipped the winning team for the second straight year at the 2018 Ship Hector Curling Bonspiel. Saccary’s Berwick team defeated Brent MacDougall of the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax in the championship game at Stellar Curling Club. Teams must go undefeated to challenge for the Ship Hector Trophy. Teams with...

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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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Ship Hector curling big draw

WESTVILLE – The Ship Hector Bonspiel remains a popular event for local and visiting curling teams. Another 56-team draw was completed when Kevin Saccary’s team earned the Ship Hector Trophy by defeating Mike Robinson’s foursome 6-4 at the Westville Curling Club in the battle of two Dartmouth Curling Club teams. A team must win all...

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