NSJHL Scotians defeat Eagles 4-2

Logan Timmons scored two goals to lead the Pictou County Scotians to a 4-2 victory over the Eskasoni Junior Eagles on Thursday during a Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Timmons opened the scoring, while Jakob Wamboldt increased their lead to 2-0. Timmons’ second goal of the period gave...

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Groups honoured at wellness celebration

SCOTSBURN – The Kids Cooking Table project in Scotsburn has earned the 10th annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award. Alena Martin and Julie Blais accepted the award on behalf of the Scotsburn Recreation Club, which operated the project, during the 2020 wellness fund celebration at the J.P. Gammon Centre. The club engaged children and youth...

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Aliyah Fraser helps young basketball X-Women

ANTIGONISH — Aliyah Fraser says she’s glad to be playing her first season of university basketball for the St. Francis Xavier X-Women. Fraser is among three Pictou County members of the X-Women’s roster. The others are fifth-year veteran Jamie McCarron and sophomore Lucia MacKay, who has been sidelined with a season-long injury. All three are...

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Nighthawks drop Gryphons in hockey series opener

WESTVILLE – Connor MacLeod scored twice as the Northumberland Nighthawks started the their quest for a Northumberland Region high school hockey banner with a decisive 6-2 victory over the visiting North Nova Gryphon on Wednesday afternoon at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. Jayden Hatchard and Matthew Carson each had a goal and an assist for...

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Crushers test winning ways with road games

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will put their recent winning streak to the test with three road games this week in the MHL. They will follow their last three wins — at two at home — by visiting the Truro Bearcats on Wednesday, the South Shore Lumberjacks on Thursday and the Valley Wildcats on Saturday....

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Westville Curl for Cancer ends with $11,264 total

WESTVILLE — Results may be down but spirits were high last Friday for the annual Curl for Cancer in Westville. The grand total raised for the evening was $11,264 but was subject to change. “We are still waiting on a few pledges from the Rotary Club as their meeting had been postponed due to weather...

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Rutt defeats Forbes team for wheelchair curling title

PICTOU — Devin Forbes and his Bluenose Curling Club team are still trying to find a way to win the Nova Scotia wheelchair curling championship. Laughie Rutt’s team from Lakeshore Club in Sackville defeated Forbes’ team in three straight games in the best-of-five format to claim the championship on Saturday at the New Caledonian Curling...

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Crushers fire Danton, post 5-4 win

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have turned a page that the MHL club hopes can reverse its slide in the league’s South Division standings. The Crushers edged the visiting Grand Fall Rapids 5-4 on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre after announcing the dismissal of head coach Mike Danton. Crushers’ general manager and assistant...

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Selects go for female hockey sweep

PICTOU — A 2-1 victory for the host Northern Subway Selects has them positioned to win a second key game against the Station Six Fire from Bedford at noon next Sunday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Landyn Pitts scored one goal and assisted on the other by Sara Stewart as the Selects prevailed last...

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Weeks Major Midgets salvage playoff split

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets managed to split their two home games to open their playoff series against the Steel Subaru Major Midgets over the weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The best-of-seven series in the Nova Major Midget Hockey League will resume next weekend in Dartmouth. Pictou County rebounded from a 3-2...

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