Crushers host two games after making trades

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will have a slightly different look for their home games this week. The Crushers host the Truro Bearcats on Thursday and the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday in two 7 p.m. starters in MHL action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The games will follow the series of deals that include...

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Hockey poster salutes Mark Babineau

PICTOU — A poster honouring local hockey great Mark Babineau now adorns the Hector Arena. A native of Pictou, Babineau visited the arena last week to see the collage of stories, photos and statistics that highlight his career in junior, senior and professional hockey. “I got to say this is wonderful, the best thing that...

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Tartan kilted golf July 12

FRASER’S MOUNTAIN – Plans are coming together for this year’s Festival of the Tartans golf tournament on July 12 at Glen Lovat Golf Club. Sometimes known as the Kilted Golf Tournament, although there is a non-kilted category, the tournament is the kick off to New Glasgow’s annual Festival of the Tartans, celebrating the heritage that...

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Thoughts of two hockey careers

As I drove over Mount Thom towards New Glasgow last Wednesday, my favourite radio station fading off in the distance behind me, I was left alone with a lot of thoughts going through my mind. Thoughts of Brad Marchand. I thought of the 2003-04 hockey season in which the Hammonds Plains native scored 47 goals...

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And the quiz answers are …

Back in school days, there was an announcement I always hated to hear from the teacher as I struggled to finish an exam. Now, after many decades, I get to utter that brief but meaningful warning. Time’s up. If you haven’t yet completed the 33 trivia questions on Pictou County sports that appeared in last...

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Malcolm scores big ace in golf

ABERCROMBIE — It was a golf weekend for the ages at Abercrombie Country Club. Kellen Malcolm did not win the men’s championship, which was won by 2016 champion Kevin Scott, but Malcolm achieved something that he and his fellow club members won’t soon forget. Malcolm recorded his first hole-in-one on the fifth hole on Sunday,...

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Gryphons win school award

TRENTON — North Nova runners combined to win the Courtney Malcolm school running award on Monday in conjunction with the 53rd annual Joe Earle Memorial road races. Peter Corbin, Breanna Sandluck, Allie Sandluck and Ethan MacDonald combined to win the award that goes to the school that amasses the most points based on top three...

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