Bantams reach semis at Memorial event

The host Pictou County Bantam AA and Bantam A Crushers have met their test at the 35th Pictou County Bantam Memorial Hockey Tournament. Now they can return their attention to achieving success on the road toward the provincial championship. Both teams advanced to the semifinal games on Sunday before being eliminated. The New Brunswick North...

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Bantam A Selects take silver medal

The Yarmouth Western Riptide White defeated the Fundy-Highland Subway Selects 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday to win the Bantam A Division of the Subway Cup Female Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Natasha Hahn scored twice and Jessa MacKeil got the other goal for the Selects, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit...

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Fraser sustains skate cut on neck

MERIGOMISH — A hockey player from Pictou County is recovering from a life-threatening skate cut to his neck. Bailey Fraser, who grew up in Merigomish but plays for the Brookfield Elks of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League, suffered the cut under his left ear during a game on December 3 against the host Sackville...

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Amie Lee, Cheverie on national team

NEW GLASGOW — Two athletes who grew up in New Glasgow will join the staff for the Canadian team that has been chosen to play at the 2019 IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship. Kori Cheverie has been named an assistant coach, while Amie (Malcolm) Lee will be a therapist on the team. The roster was...

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Major Midgets sweep Islanders

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets will visit the Cape Breton West Islanders in their next Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League game after sweeping a pair of games from the Islanders last weekend. Sam Archibald scored the tying and winning goals late in the third period for Pictou County in a 4-3 victory over...

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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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The Hockey News is still special

It would have been sometime early in the 1947-48 hockey season. I was nine years old when I went into Royal Sweets in New Glasgow by myself for the first time. Those were innocent days, so my mother gave no thought to my going in while she waited out in the car. I was on...

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Burrows guards Crushers goal

NEW GLASGOW — A rare piece of hockey history has repeated itself with a female player on a male minor hockey team in Pictou County. Jorja Burrows was among goalies who survived the final cut for the Pictou County Peewee AAA Crushers and their only female team member. The Crushers completed the second weekend of...

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LITTLE HARBOUR – Lowell MacDonald says he’s surprised but also appreciates being a subject of a new book on hockey cards. The former NHLer, who grew up in Thorburn and still spends his summers in Pictou County, learned that a chapter about him includes a picture of his Los Angeles Kings rookie hockey card from...

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Ken Reid makes it four books

As I grow older and older, I’m coming to realize I’m getting more and more like elderly people I’ve known through the years. I wonder — to myself and out loud — what will happen to my family when I’m gone? How will they get along without the old man in this ever-challenging world? And,...

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