Pictou Advocate sports

They played hard and they had fun

Age has diminished my driving. For years and years, sports trips put a monthly average of 3,000 kilometres on my cars. Since leasing my latest Camry in 2015, the figure has dropped to just under 700 a month. Yet during the weekend before Halloween, I added 660 — two round-trips between Dartmouth and New Glasgow....

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What does it mean to be a Pictou Old Pucker?

Submitted by Ron Lelievre The Pictou Old Puckers and their wives are truly a unique team and family that stand apart from most Old Timer hockey teams. For 35 years they have maintained a bond that is beyond ice time. This success was due to the generous spirit of the group and the willingness to...

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Winner alert

If the person circled in this photo is you, then congratulations! You have just won two tickets to any regular season home game played by the Weeks Jr. A. Crushers at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Contact our office for details....

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Young Guns take gold

The first time in history the Novice NS Young Guns bring home the gold medal in Portland, Me. Seven local boys were part of this team, while others were from across the province. The local boys are: Matthew Cameron, Jude Cochrane, Landon Wilson, Hunter Green, Logan McNamara, Jourden Jameson, and Quinn Wilson....

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Group working to keep community rink alive

A dedicated group continues to work behind the scenes to keep Stellarton Memorial Rink from closing. Town Council made the difficult decision to cease rink operations, effective March 31, due to the exorbitant costs to renovate and repair the 70-year-old facility. It was an emotional decision made for financial reasons. Council agreed to give the...

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The Stadium

For 70 years, the New Glasgow stadium stood as probably the most influential sports palace in northeastern Nova Scotia for thousands of Pictonians, particularly the youth of the town. For the stadium, as we knew it in the 50s, 60s and 70s, before it became the John Brother MacDonald Stadium, to honour the memory of...

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Funding for Issac Fraser

Go Fund Me launched to help family make home accessible Issac Fraser is living his life to the fullest but needs a little help from the community to help reach his full potential. He was born with a rare form of congenital muscular dystrophy and has faced many challenges in his life, keeping a smile on his...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Murrin was on X’s best teams

Most of our communities, I would suggest, have their fair share of good people who earned the respect and admiration of others. Antigonish is no exception. That’s what came to mind last week when I learned of Ed Murrin’s passing at his home in the cathedral town. To simply say he was a favourite with...

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Spears among X-Men banished after brawl

ANTIGONISH – A former member of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers is among members of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men who were suspended after a recent hockey brawl. Third-year student Regan Spears was suspended for one game as an instigator and one game for fighting after the brawl broke out during the third period of...

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Tumbling down…

There is not much left now of the former John Brother MacDonald Stadium in New Glasgow. Demolition of the former rink began last week with the gutting of the inside and the removal of the external steel. The Stadium was once home to the Weeks Crushers before that team’s move to the Pictou County Wellness...

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