Pictou Advocate sports

He showed what a hero really is

As sports fans, many of us — maybe most of us — have had what we call our heroes. For varied reasons, they were our favourite athletes — home run hitters, goal scorers, three-point shooters. For that, we plead guilty. I certainly worshipped my fair share. In hockey, at various times, I considered Teeder Kennedy,...

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Crushers bow in Peewee AAA final

YARMOUTH – The West Hants Warriors are Nova Scotia Mainland Peewee AAA Hockey League Champions. The Warriors edged the Pictou County Crushers 2-1 in overtime on Sunday in the final game of the league championship tournament. The Crushers, Warriors and host Yarmouth Mariners were among teams in the events that also included the Antigonish Bulldogs,...

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Jr. hockey Scotians make changes

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians are operating under new leadership and a new head coach. Greg Burrows, who owns Subway restaurants in Pictou County, expressed a desire to take over the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League team’s operations and named Mike Stewart the Scotians’ head coach. Burrows was not immediately available for comment but...

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Pitbulls set for regional baseball games

PICTOU — The Pictou Academy Pitbulls helped themselves get ready for the Northumberland Region baseball playoffs by hosting Northumberland Nighthawks at the CN Diamond. The Pitbulls are scheduled to play two games on Friday and two on Saturday during the regional tournament in Amherst. Pictou, a Division II team, dropped a 19-2 decision against the...

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A remarkable sports couple

In sports, we frequently hear and read about successful father-and-son stories. Athletic skills handed down from one generation to the next. Same is true — though maybe not quite as common — of mothers passing on their talents to their daughters. Blood lines are often the explanation. But what about husbands and wives who become...

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Peewee AAA’s open season

TRENTON — The Pictou County Peewee AAA Crushers dropped their first league hockey game of the season and split two exhibition games with the Cole Harbour Wings last weekend. Kaden Smith scored for the Crushers in their 3-1 league loss to the Antigonish Bulldogs. Seth Gallant assisted on Smith’s goal. Cade Moser and Ben Wallace...

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