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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Oh what some sports fantasizing can do

Tell me something — honestly. After three months of no live hockey, no live basketball, no live baseball on that big screen in your living room or den, how have you been spending your evening hours? I’ve posed that question more than once to Dave Scott, my dear friend and retired school teacher in New...

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Crushers welcome new governor

The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers has a new governor. Glen Campbell has accepted the role for the hockey club and will be the team’s representative on the MHL Board of Governors. Campbell graduated from Breton Education Centre and went on to attend Dalhousie University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. He...

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Sim family’s hockey into third generation

Editor’s Note: April 1 marked the first week Hugh Townsend hadn’t written anything for a newspaper in 66 years — 3,431 weeks to be exact. He has been writing for The Advocate for 16 years, having written more than 832 columns. While our regular columnists are on temporary hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hugh offers...

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Lucky winner!

If the person circled in this photo is you, congratulations! You’ve just won two tickets to a Weeks Crushers home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Next game is Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Grand Falls Rapids. Contact our office on George Street to find out how to get your tickets....

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Crushers’ Grandmaison saluted during recovery

NEW GLASGOW – A gesture to uphold injured Pictou County Weeks Crushers centre Maxime Grandmaison could not have gone better, David Whittemore says. Whittemore ran with an idea his eight-year-old son Blair had to acquire and sell 400 of Grandmaison’s favourite chocolate bars (Mars bars) on Thursday during the Crushers’ MHL home game against the...

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Nova Scotia’s forgotten team

By Vincent Joyce EDITOR’S NOTE: Vince Joyce is a sports fan and former Pictou resident now living in Halifax. In his younger years, he used to write hockey reports for The Pictou Advocate under the alias Hamburger Harry. One of Nova Scotia’s greatest hockey teams has almost been forgotten with the passing of time. This...

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Crushers fan!

If the person circled in this photo is you, congratulations! You’re the lucky winners of a pair of tickets to any Weeks Crushers home game at the Pictou County wellness Centre. Contact our office for details on how to get your tickets. This week, the Crushers play the Yarmouth Mariners at the Pictou County Wellness...

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Lucky winner

Do you love to watch Crushers hockey live at the Pictou County Wellness Centre? All season long, we find someone in the crowd at a game and make them a lucky winner of a pair of tickets to any Crushers regular season home game. Some tickets have yet to be claimed. All you have to...

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