Kinsmen barbecue rolling out chicken

NEW GLASGOW – It was an early morning but a rewarding one for the annual Kinsmen barbecue in New Glasgow. Numerous members of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow, Kinettes, K-40, Weeks Crushers, Weeks Major Midgets and members of the Kinsmen minor baseball program volunteered for the barbecue that was taking place through the morning...

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Crushers Name Mike Danton Head Coach

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers of the Maritime Hockey League have hired Mike Danton as their new head coach The Crushers announced his appointment on Wednesday. Danton, born in Brampton, Ontario, played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) winning a league championship and competing in the finals of the 2000 Memorial Cup hosted...

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Jr. A Crushers search for head coach

NEW GLASGOW– The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are looking for a head coach after Doug Doull announced his resignation. Doull said in a press release that he arrived at his decision after careful consideration and reflecting with his family. Doull spent four seasons behind the Crushers’ bench and led the franchise to its only MHL...

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Gibbon, Melanson earn Major Midget awards

Two members of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets received awards on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Goaltender Ben Gibbon was named to the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League’s first all-star team, while Jacob Melanson is this season’s rookie of the year. Gibbon, who is from Truro, has a 3.00 goals against...

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Crushers sold, to stay in Pictou County

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have new owners. The Maritime Hockey League announced in a press release on Saturday that the Weeks Hockey Organization, which has owned the franchise for 16 years, has sold it to new owners Scott Burden of Halifax and Bruce Ryan of Corner Brook, N.L. Crushers’ team president Wade Sullivan said...

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Crushers remember loyal fan Arsenault

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers’ next home game on Thursday will not be the same upon learning of an enthusiastic young fan’s passing. Daniel Arsenault, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, passed away Friday. He was 18 years old. The Crushers shared the news that Arsenault’s mother confirmed with the Maritime...

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Weeks Major Midgets take leap ahead

A milestone win for the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets has given the team a lift and raised its expectations. Head coach Kyle MacLennan said he was pleased with the way Pictou County played on Sunday en route to a 5-1 victory over the Steele Subaru Major Midgets from Dartmouth in Nova Scotia Major Midget...

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Hockey’s been Sim’s passion

I first became acquainted with Hughie Sim in the early 1980s. He was coaching the novice hockey team in East Hants on which his oldest son Mike was playing, and my younger son Graham was the goaltender for Cole Harbour’s novices. By then, Hughie already had a developing profile in the sport. He had played...

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Weeks post early bird hockey sweep

Things appear to be looking up for the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets. The locals are on a high note entering the regular season of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League for 2018-19 after sweeping their four games last weekend during the annual Early Bird Major Midget Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness...

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County hosts early bird hockey event

It will be a whirlwind week for major midget hockey teams. The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets will follow a four-team jamboree that was played last weekend by hosting the Nova Scotia Eastlink Major Midget Showcase-Early Bird Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The annual event features Pictou County and the seven other member...

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