Penguins of the North

A few weeks ago I took to the Bay of Fundy, catching a boat from Grand Manan Island to our oceanic border with the United States. In these hotly contested waters can be found a small stretch of land, Machias Seal Island, protected by the Canadian Wildlife Service as a migratory bird sanctuary for the...

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Scotians post weekend sweep

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians could hardly have asked for a better start to their season. The Scotians, who are idle this Sunday, opened their regular season in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League by defeating the host Cole Harbour Colts 8-5 on Friday and posting a 5-4 overtime victory over the visiting East...

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Selects drop Midget AAA tilt

The Northern Subway Selects put their Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League league-leading undefeated streak on the line on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre against Metro Boston Pizza. The Selects lost their first regular-season game, coming out on the short end of a 5-3 score. Despite two losses at the recent DQ tournament...

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Scotians test Fox Div. foes

TRENTON — Three of a possible four points left Pictou County Scotians coach Brandon Verge satisfied if not pleased with the team’s outcome last weekend in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. The Scotians defeated the Cumberland County Blues 6-3 on Friday in Springhill and dropped a 4-3 shootout on Sunday in Trenton against the...

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Scotians test CB teams

TRENTON — It’s early in the season, but the Pictou County Scotians appear ready to defend their Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League championship. The Scotians will face the two Cape Breton teams this weekend after defeating the host East Hants Penguins 6-4 last Friday and downing the Cumberland County Blues 4-2 on Sunday in Trenton...

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Peewee AAA’s open season

TRENTON — The Pictou County Peewee AAA Crushers dropped their first league hockey game of the season and split two exhibition games with the Cole Harbour Wings last weekend. Kaden Smith scored for the Crushers in their 3-1 league loss to the Antigonish Bulldogs. Seth Gallant assisted on Smith’s goal. Cade Moser and Ben Wallace...

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Selects N.S. hockey champs

The Northern Subway Selects have earned a spot at the Atlantic Midget AAA Female Hockey Championship. Katelyn Pentz scored the only goal the Selects needed to defeat Metro Boston Pizza 1-0 on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The win lifted the Selects to the 2016-17 Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League championship...

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