Pictou Advocate sports

A gigantic smile, a firm handshake

It was 60 years ago. I was a 19-year-old second-year student at St. Francis Xavier University. I was drifting blindly — or something even worse — in engineering. I was the proverbial square peg in a round hole. But I was busy doing something else that, to me, was much more interesting. I was the...

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Lest we forget the third Hafey

Any boxing fan in this country who ever sat at ringside would be able to tell you that Pictou County’s Art Hafey rose to number one contender status in the world featherweight division but was never given his deserved shot at the championship. Any knowledgeable follower of the fight game would also be able to...

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A major reward to Colin White

I love a story like Colin White’s. The New Glasgow hockey defenceman did something no Pictou County hockey player ever did before him. He played on two Stanley Cup championship teams. For the record, he helped the New Jersey Devils win the coveted silverware in the 1999-2000 season. Then he did it a second time...

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Only four county teams in the hall

It doesn’t matter when or where the subject comes up. It can be during a morning discussion with friends at Tim Hortons. It can be while sitting in a local rink watching a minor hockey game. It can be when meeting up with someone during a walk in the neighbourhood. Anywhere, anytime, it’s a topic...

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