Visitors Memorial hockey winners

Teams from elsewhere captured the Bantam AA and Bantam A divisions on Sunday to close the 34th annual Pictou County Memorial Bantam Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The N.B. East entry from Moncton and area won the Bantam AA honours by defeating the Antigonish Bulldogs in the division final. The Bulldogs eliminated...

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TRENTON — Peter Corbin had a banner running day on Monday. The young runner from Linacy, known more for his exploits on the track, won both the one-mile and five-mile races during the Joe Earle Memorial Road Races in Trenton. Corbin won the Baxter MacArthur Memorial one-mile race that opened the program in four minutes,...

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Matheson prepares for evening service

NEW GLASGOW – Preparing to mark the 25th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster has unearthed many memories for Glen Matheson. Now retired, Matheson was a minister at First Presbyterian Church and one of the pastors who were busy actively comforting people after the explosion that killed 26 miners on May 9, 1992. He’s been...

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Sharks, Hawks win gold

THORBURN — Visiting teams won both banners on Sunday to complete minor hockey tournaments at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Rink. The Halifax Hawks defeated TASA 5-3 to win the Aaron Blackwood Memorial Peewee B event, while the Sackville Sharks downed the Sackville Bruins 4-1 in the Audrey McDonald Memorial Peewee C Division. The Thorburn Golden...

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Visitors win in bantam hockey

Teams from Saint John, N.B. and Shelburne, N.S. won division banners at the 33rd annual Pictou County Memorial Bantam Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Saint John Sea Dogs defeated their counterparts from Sackville 8-2 to win the Bantam AA Division, while Shelburne Flames topped the Dartmouth Whalers 5-1 in the Bantam...

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Cancer Sucks Cup draws support

TRENTON – Several of those who organized and played in the seventh annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial Cancer Sucks Cup at the Trenton Rink voiced their appreciation for the opportunity. Graham’s father Drew Graham said he was uplifted by the financial support for it. “I’m ecstatic,” he said. “People always go above and beyond to...

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Pictou Advocate sports

A young player and an old rink

First impressions are almost always lasting impressions. That ideology came to mind a few days ago when my oldest granddaughter Claire Townsend and her young hockey teammates travelled to Pictou County for a league game at Stellarton Memorial Rink. Claire, 10 years old, is the captain of her atom AA girls team, Metro East Inferno....

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Vince MacDonald run ends with 25th year

TRENTON – There was not complete finality to the Vince MacDonald Memorial 10-K run after 25 years. Jimmy Hayman, who co-organized Sunday’s run, said informal runs in subsequent years will honour MacDonald’s memory. The annual run was raced in memory of Vince MacDonald, a runner and all-round athlete who grew up in Trenton. He was...

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