Pictou Advocate sports

Blayre Turnbull decade’s top story

Well, the fuss is over, we’ve sung Auld Lang Syne to death, we’ve emptied the last carton of eggnog, and we’ve landed safely in the new decade. My younger son whispered that I’m now in my 10th decade, and that my newspaper career has extended into an eighth decade. Quite the flattering, eh? With that...

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Jr. A Crushers keep pace

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are about where assistant coach and general manager Chad McDavid figure they should be. The Crushers were briefly tied for top spot in the MHL’s South Division standings, pending the outcome of weekend games, after a 4-3 victory over the host Fredericton Red Wings on Thursday. “It took a bit...

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Jr. A Crushers continue hot streak

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers’ hot streak continues. The Crushers will host the South Division-leading South Shore Lumberjacks on Thursday and the fourth-place Amherst Ramblers on Saturday in two 7 p.m. starters at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers won all three games they played last week and have ridden a five-game winning streak...

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Bombers split bantam hockey games

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers split two games last weekend in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action. The Bombers dropped a 4-2 decision to the Novas of Antigonish on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre before defeating host ACCEL Physio 5-3 on Sunday in Halifax. Logan Crosby scored two goals on successive...

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Crushers host third home tilt with Bearcats

xc The Pictou County Weeks Crushers head into their third home game on Thursday undefeated in the MHL. The Crushers will follow a 3-1 victory over the Fredericton Red Wings on Sept. 12 and a 3-2 win last Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers by hosting the Truro Bearcats this Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at...

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Jr. A Crushers eye MHL home opener

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will open their regular season in the Maritime Hockey League by hosting the Fredericton Red Wings at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will host the Amherst Ramblers on September 19 and the Truro Bearcats on September 26 to complete a schedule of three successive home...

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Summer engagement tour reaches coaches, officials

NEW GLASGOW — More steps are being taken to identify gaps and needs in the sport community. Kirsti Mason, the community coaching lead for the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) that is conducting the project through its engagement tour, visited the area twice recently. Mason spent July 15 to 19 and July 29 to August...

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Ken Doucette earns sport award

FOX HARBOUR — Ken Doucette is able to look back fondly on a military career that began 50 years ago and the running that has gone with it. The Trenton native has received numerous military awards and was honoured at the 17th Canadian Forces Base Halifax Sports Recognition Breakfast recently for his 50 years of...

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Crushers out of MHL playoffs

The MHL playoffs have eluded the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. The South Mustangs defeated the Crushers 7-4 before nearly 1,200 fans at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to clinch third place in the league’s South Division. The results meant the idle Truro Bearcats can claim the fourth and final playoff berth, regardless of the outcome...

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Jr. A Crushers peak for playoffs

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have turned their MHL season around, and head coach Doug Doull likes what he sees. The Crushers will follow three games in five days over the long weekend by hosting the Edmundston Blizzard next Thursday in a 7 p.m. starter at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The previous three-game stretch...

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