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Hockey baptism 75 seasons ago

I believe I can still recall how it began. A very long time ago, the boy, six years old, was a Grade 1 pupil at Temperance Street School in New Glasgow. His teacher considered him a smart kid in everything she taught. It was wartime and the boy knew a bit about the Second World...

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He shone in Twilight debut at just 15

The Halifax and District Baseball League provided me with the best years I ever experienced in the sport. It’s where I fell in love with the game as a youngster. It’s where, later, I got my baptism in the media business. I’ve never forgotten the awful emotions when, after nine years of watching semi-pro ball...

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Gulls win Bombers end with one loss

It was not to be for the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers. The Bombers tied their first two games and won their third, but their only loss in their fourth game foiled their advance to the playoff round that resulted in the St. Margaret’s Bay Gulls winning top honours. The Bombers tied the Gulls 4-4...

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Bombers to host ‘19 championship

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will host the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League championship tournament this week without momentum going for them. The Bombers will play two games on Thursday and two games on Friday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre after losing a best-of-three mini-series in straight games to the East Hants...

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Bombers grant Dawson wishes

Dawson McMullen had a memorable time during the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers’ recent Wish Maker Game. The Bombers feted McMullen before, during and after their scheduled Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League game on February 17 when they defeated the Truro Bearcats 7-4 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. McMullen visited the Bombers in...

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Bombers host Truro Sunday

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will host the Truro Bearcats to wind up their regular season in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League on Sunday. The teams will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Bombers will visit the Joneljim Cougars in Cape Breton on Saturday. The games follow...

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Bombers face Ice Jam event

PICTOU — The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers are among teams in the annual Ice Jam minor hockey tournament this week in Hammond Plains, N.S. The Bombers will face Fredericton, N.B. at 6:45 p.m. today before testing Northern New Brunswick at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday and Tri Com at 12:45 p.m. on Friday. Their results...

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Bombers look to raise game

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers have their sights set on moving up from the middle of the pack in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. Rising in the standings would position the Bombers well as they prepare to host the provincial championship in March. One of the major forces at play in the...

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Major Bantam Bombers host two tilts

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will host two games this weekend to wrap up their December schedule in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. The Bombers will host the East Hants Rangers at 4 p.m. on Saturday and the Antigonish-based Novas at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The...

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Bombers to host Provincials

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will host the 2018-19 Hockey Nova Scotia Major Bantam championship tournament. Head coach Jon Sim confirmed the tournament will be played the weekend of March 16 and 17 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “It’s a great opportunity for the Wear Well Bombers, the community and the Wellness Centre,”...

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