Crushers game Sunday

TRURO – The hockey game which was postponed on January 28 between the Summerside Western Capitals and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers at the Pictou County Wellness Centre has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 14 at 3 p.m....

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MHL games postponed

The Weeks Crushers will not be heading to Summerside, PE, to play Mach 5. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions on Prince Edward Island, the game have been postponed. An announcement will be made when these games are rescheduled....

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Trenton taking second shot at Kraft Hockeyville contest

If you’ve ever enjoyed spending time at The Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre, its manager is encouraging you to share your experience. Darryl Marcott says the sports centre is once again nominated in the Kraft Hockeyville Competition, and it needs your help. At this stage in the competition, Marcott says you simply have to visit...

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For two prospects, it was game over

It’s often been said that luck and fate are the same thing. For two young hockey players who grew up in New Glasgow’s south end — a quarter of a century apart — it was clearly fate that intervened in their lives and dreams. In both cases, it ended their chances of having professional careers,...

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‘A new day dawning’ for Maple Leafs?

I’m beginning this week’s column with some friendly advice: Embrace the 1,000 words with a wee bit of caution. Alright, the more caution, the better. My observations are expressed — free of charge, of course — with excessive optimism by an old soul who has been a card-carrying Toronto Maple Leafs fanatic for 74 years....

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Fred Page Cup being hosted in Summerside in 2022

Local hockey fans will be able to travel to Summerside, PEI, in 2022 where The Fred Page Cup will be contested. The Summerside Western Capitals have officially been named the host of the Eastern Canadian Junior A Championship for the first time in franchise history. The tournament will feature the hosts from Summerside along with...

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MHL announces schedule changes due to COVID-19 restrictions

Evolving COVID-19 restrictions have begun to affect local hockey. The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is announcing several schedule changes as a result of the ongoing health pandemic. Prince Edward Island announced Monday, along with Newfoundland and Labrador, that it is temporarily leaving the Atlantic Bubble for at least two weeks to curb the spread...

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Hockey mishap didn’t stop Kevin Murphy

When Kevin Murphy was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for the Eastern Shore riding in the 2013 provincial election, he made a comment that really caught my attention. Anybody, he said from his wheelchair, can overcome physical disabilities “to achieve anything at all.” He was speaking from personal knowledge. That observation came...

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Crushers return to the ice Oct. 4

Truro – For the first time since the 2019-20 season was abruptly cut short due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, teams in the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) are preparing to return to the ice. The 2020-21 exhibition season begins Sunday, September 20th in Campbellton as the Tigers host the Grand...

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MHL moves start of 2020-21 season to October 30

The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has announced that the start of the 2020-21 regular season will be moved from October 2 to October 30. The decision was made during a recent meeting of the Board of Governors in Moncton due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as questions surrounding attendance and a normal...

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