Falconer hockey games draw support

PICTOU — Strong support for the Nick Falconer Memorial Hockey Tournament has encouraged organizers. Michaela Pellerine and Sam Elliott led the group that managed to attract four teams to a three-hour tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Hector Arena. The tournament honours the memory of Nick Falconer, who passed away on Remembrance Day 2019 at...

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Locals athletes’ rugby trip to Ireland dashed

STELLARTON — Pictou County athletes’ opportunity to play on two Rugby Nova Scotia Under-18 rosters preparing to play matches in Ireland this month has vanished. Gabby Smith, Brooke Reid and Megan MacKenzie were among players selected on the female side, while the male side was to include coach Bryan Campbell, as well as Reegan MacDonald...

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MacLean, Campbell keep knocking down pins

NEW GLASGOW — Two of the oldest local bowlers continue to enjoy the sport. Mary MacLean, 97, and Emma Campbell, 95, toss bowling balls at candlepins at the Heather Bowling Lanes. “I’m a late bloomer,” chortled MacLean, who has been bowling since taking up the sport when she was 85. MacLean lived in Hopewell and...

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Aberdeen Health Foundation presents stories of gratitude

NEW GLASGOW — Gratitude was a guiding theme on March 5 for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s annual general meeting. Five presenters shared their tributes to the support they have experienced from the Foundation, besides its gestures of funding and equipment. Debbie MacDonald, health services manager for the women’s and children’s health program, spoke about how the...

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Major Midgets take stranglehold

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets have earned a rare position. Pictou County has three straight chances to advance to the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey league championship series after winning two straight home games last weekend against the South Shore Mustangs at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to take a 3-1 lead in their...

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Bombers advance to provincial finals

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will vie for the Nova Scotia Major Bantam hockey championship. The Bombers earned fourth seed in the six-team tournament hosted this week by the Novas of Antigonish after winning their qualifying series against the ACCEL Physio Hawks of Halifax. Logan Crosby scored on goal and assisted on Ben Wallace’s...

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Junior curlers celebrate Advocate Cup

PICTOU — Members of a junior curling team felt like winners recently, and in a special way they were. The foursome featuring skip Jake Dunnewold, third Ryan Murphy, second Aaron MacInnis and lead Evan Surrett formally received the Advocate Cup during their regular practice on March 3 at the New Caledonian Curling Club. The cup...

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Cheetahs win banner; Nighthawks go 1-2

WESTVILLE — The Northumberland Nighthawks were denied a chance to win the provincial boys’ high school Division I hockey championship. The C.P. Allen Cheetahs won the championship for the third straight year on Sunday, while the Nighthawks did not advance to the playoffs, during the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division 1 Hockey Championship at...

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Women’s Worlds cancelled

The Pictou County Wellness Centre is prepared to host the German women’s national ice hockey team next year, COO Greg Smith says. Smith was responding to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s news release that it was cancelling the women’s world championship this year due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and would allow...

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Nighthawks playing catch-up hockey

WESTVILLE – The Northumberland Nighthawks had their work cut out for them after dropping the opening game of the Division I boys’ provincial high school hockey championship on Friday in Westville. The Auburn Eagles dominated the host Nighthawks for most of the game on Friday to open the schedule with a 7-1 victory. MacLean Tobin...

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