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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 21
Friday 21st November 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column last night with a 5-1 victory over the expansion County Aces last night at the Wellness Centre.

The Crushers regain sole possession of first place in the Eastlink Division with the win. Luc Poirier had three assists for the Crushers, while Michael Evoy scored his first career Jr A goal.

The Crushers are back in action tonight, as they head down to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre to face the Bridgewater Lumberjacks.

You can catch that game on Classic Rock 97.9 with the pregame show starting at 6:5pm.

There were two games played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. Canada went over Argentina 3-1. Jordyn Feguson picked up two goals, and Bryden Hutton netted one for Canada.

In game 2, Italy beat Canada with a score of 5-2.

Two games went in Thorburn last night for the Labatt's Nova Hockey League.

Thistle Bar & Grill beat Dewtie's Excavating 9-7, and Whitey's Vikings downed Can-Connect 10-4.

The PeeWee Triple A Crushers play next on Saturday against the Acadia Axemen at 4:00pm, and again at 9:15 at the Wellness Centre.

There is Friday night hockey in Antigonish. Today @ 7:00 pm, the X-Men take on Moncton at StFX Keating Centre

One game goes tonight in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League when the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack faces the Newbridge Academy Gladiators at 7:05pm.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers will go head-to-head with the Truro Bearcats this weekend, first in Truro on Saturday and home at the Pictou County Wellness Center on Sunday.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


PICTOU ANTIGONISH REGIONAL LIBRARY'S "ADOPT-A-BOOK" CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY
Thursday 20th November 2014

The fourth annual “Adopt-a-Book” campaign is now underway, when residents help the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library build their collection one book at a time. The campaign will run until December 31 and is a reasonably-priced gift option for those who love books and are hard to shop for. Go to your local library or online at www.parl.ns.ca to view the Christmas Wish List of Books which start at $5, pick a title & make your donation, then the library will purchase that book and put a special bookplate with the donor’s name inside the front cover. The book donations can also be branch specific, so you can choose the library you would like the book to be placed in & also be the very first person to read it.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 20
Thursday 20th November 2014

In Labatt's Nova Hockey League action The Elks Club downed the Pictou Landing Falcons 7-6 last night in Stellarton.

The PeeWee Triple A Crushers participated in the Bluewave Challenge Cup this past weekend. They picked up a win, two ties, and a loss. On Friday, they tied the Dartmouth Whalers 2-2.

The next game saw the Crushers face Pownal, in which they suffered a 4-1 loss. On Saturday, they took on Cape Breton West and picked up a 7-2 win. Blake Kontuk put in 5 goals in the win.

In the final game, the Crushers tied 1-1 in a hard fought game against the Sherwood Falcons. They play again this Saturday against the Acadia Axemen at 4:00pm, and again at 9:15am at the Wellness Centre.

The Woodstock Slammers downed the Campbellton Tigers 3-2 last night in Maritime Junior A Hockey action. Matthew Bursey, Kyle Haas, and Angus Johnston scored for the Slammers, while Tyler Johnson and Eddie Banville eached netted a goal for the Tigers.

There are two games in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League tonight in Thorburn.

Thistle Bar takes on Dewtie's Excavators at 7:00pm, and Can-Connect faces the Whitey's Viking's at 8:20.

One game goes tomorrow night in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League when the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack faces the Newbridge Academy Gladiators at 7:05pm.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had two games this past week-end in Antigonish. The Crushers left Antigonish with another win and their first tie of the season.

On Saturday, the final score of the game was 4-2 for Pictou County. Scoring for the Crushers was Cameron MacKinnon, Brennan Dalton, Ian Reynolds, and Seth Gallant. Assists went to Reese Smith and Nikos Bonvie.

On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish to take on the Bulldogs. After a hard fought, high-scoring game, the teams tied 5-5.

This week-end the Crushers will go head-to-head with the Truro Bearcats, in Truro on Saturday and home at the Pictou County Wellness Center on Sunday.

The Red Wings downed the Bruins 6-4 in Leo Fahey Hockey League action this past Sunday at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Caitlyn MacIsaac got a hat trick for the Wings, and Debbie MacLean picked up two goals in the winning effort.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



PICTOU COUNTY BUSINESS ANALYST GIVEN AWARD FOR EFFORTS IN WORKPLACE EDUCATION *UPDATED*
Wednesday 19th November 2014

A Pictou County business analyst has been given an award by the Department of labour and Advanced Education for her efforts in workplace education. Shannon Bouchie, who works for CBDC NOBL in New Glasgow, was one of 3 recipients of the Workpplace Education Champion Award given by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. When the Pictou Regional Development Authority ceased to operate, Bouchie became instrumental in coordinating and promoting the successful delivery of workplace education programs in addition to her full-time job. Bouchie has coordinated programs attended by approximately 450 business owners or employees in Pictou and Antigonish counties since 2011.Premier Stephen McNeil congratulated today's recipients for being such strong role models to Nova Scotians looking toward a better life and a brighter future.

ST FXU DEALING WITH DEFICIT PROJECTED TO BE OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS THIS FISCAL YEAR
Wednesday 19th November 2014

St. Francis Xavier University is trying to attract more students as it contends with a projected 1.4 million−dollar deficit for the current fiscal year. Andrew Beckett, vice-president of finance and administration at St. FX, says the school wants to boost enrollment by 200 students a year. While he’s aware of the cost pressures facing students, Beckett says tuition hikes are also needed. He says the university in Antigonish wants to help support students by increasing endowments by about 25 million dollars.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 19 *UPDATED*
Wednesday 19th November 2014

Active Pictou County is offering an educational session called High 5 Sport. It's training that focusses on social, emotional and cognitive development of athletes, designed for coaches, instructors or volunteers providing direct leadership to children aged 6 to 12 in a competitive environment. The training is based in research and has been designed to assist coaches in handling top concerns such as dealing with parents, keeping children’s interest, ensuring fair play and creating an emotionally safe environment. It is at the PCWC on Saturday, Nov 29th from 9 am until 2:30pm and includes lunch. Registration is required and can be done by leaving a message at 902-759-3502 or emailing coordinator@activepictoucounty.ca

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday. In game one, Italy beat Portugal 3-1. Emma MacLeod, Seth Foster, and Aiden Turnbull picked up the points for Italy. In game two, Mexico downed Ireland 4-2. Austin Pettipas netted two goals. Daniel Seymour and Braden Janes also picked up a goal each.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had two games this past week-end in Antigonish. The Crushers left Antigonish with another win and their first tie of the season. On Saturday, the final score of the game was 4-2 for the Pictou County team. Scoring for the Crushers was Cameron MacKinnon, Brennan Dalton, Ian Reynolds, and Seth Gallant. Assists went to Reese Smith and Nikos Bonvie. On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish. The Bulldogs were ready to challenge the Crushers and the game ended in a 5-5 tie. Scoring for Crushers was Adam Farrell, Lane Lochead (assisted by Peyton Clements), Reese Smith, Ben Wallace and Cameron MacKinnon. Jacob MacLeod and Cole Battist shared goaltending duties for the games. This week-end the Crushers will go head-to-head with the Truro Bearcats, in Truro on Saturday and home at the Pictou County Wellness Center on Sunday.

The North Nova Education Centre girls hockey team split the two games they played this past week. On Tuesday in Trenton the Gryphons faced the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals of Antigonish. The score was 2-1 for the Gryphons heading into the third period, on goals from Gena Cyr, assisted by Lindsay Feit, and Katelyn Dunn assisted by Katie Pentz. They couldn’t hang onto the lead, however, with the Royals adding two in the third period to take the game 3-2. On Thursday the NNEC squad played the Cobequid Education Centre Cougars in Thorburn. The Gryphons dominated the game from start to finish – winning 6-0. Goals were scored by Sophia Wornell with two, Meghan Fox, Pentz, Brittany Chisholm and Bailey Koehoorn. Helpers were marked by Cyr (3), Feit, Keeley MacCuish, Zoe Lucas, Caitlyn Sandluck, Rachel Brown and Taylor Perry. Jenna Landry got the shut-out in nets. The NNEC girls play their next game on Thursday in Thorburn at 5 p.m. against the Royals.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club Will be holding registration for their next session tonight. Info @ Wendy.cruickshank@hotmail.com

Nat Pro Gas downed the Elks club 12-6 last night in Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League action. There's one game tonight taking place at 9:00pm when The Pictou Landing Falcons take on the Elks Club at the Stellarton Rink.

The NNEC Girls varsity basketball team won the Avon View Icebreaker Tournament last weekend, going unbeaten in their tournament victory. The North Nova team next plays tonight against the CEC Cougars in Truro at 6:00pm.

The Red Wings downed the Bruins 6-4 in Leo Fahey Hockey League action this past Sunday at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Caitlyn MacIsaac got a hat trick for the Wings, and Debbie MacLean picked up two goals in the winning effort.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



PORT HAWKESBURY TOWN COUNCIL TO DECIDE ON ESTABLISHING A OFF-LEASH DOG PARK
Tuesday 18th November 2014

Port Hawkesbury may soon establish an off-leash dog park. Port Hawkesbury mayor Billy Joe MacLean pledged that town council will quickly make a decision on a proposal presented during last night’s town council meeting. Leah Doiron, who heads up the committee hoping to establish the new dog area said it would contribute to the social, economic and environmental development of the town. She also told council that residents of communities as diverse as Arichat and Antigonish have told her committee that they would visit Port Hawkesbury on a daily basis if an off-leash dog park is approved. Pending council’s approval, the off-leash dog park would set up shop this spring on land adjacent to the town’s tennis courts.

CELEBRATION IN HALIFAX AS 43RD NOVA SCOTIAN CHRISTMAS TREE DEPARTS FOR BOSTON
Tuesday 18th November 2014

Our annual thank-you gift to Boston for help following the Halifax Explosion in 1917 was cause for celebration this morning. Premier Stephen McNeil, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, MLAs and residents were in attendance at the Grand Parade. Halifax-based band the Stanfields performed as the 13-metre tall white spruce donated by an Antigonish county couple began it's 1100 kilometre journey to Boston Common for a tree-lighting on Dec. 4th. The province has also chosen to send the Stanfields to Boston as our ambassadors. They will perform at the festivities there, which will be broadcast on ABC Boston. Later today, the truck carrying the tree will stop at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre at the New Brunswick border for public viewing and a photo op. Lead vocalist for the Stanfields, Pictou County native Jon Landry says the tree has itself a twitter account this year...he says if you are a person who is so inclined to talk to trees...check out @TreeForBoston!

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 18
Tuesday 18th November 2014

In Maritime Junior A hockey action from Sunday, the Summerside Western Capitals beat the St. Stephen County Aces 4-0. Goaltender Alex Kelly picked up first star of the game with the shutout.

The Woodstock Slammers also defeated the Miramichi Timberwolves with a score of 2-0. Jonny Erbs and Keaton Lubin netted the goals for the Slammers.

The Red Wings downed the Bruins 6-4 in Leo Fahey Hockey League action this past Sunday at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Caitlyn MacIsaac got a hat trick for the Wings, and Debbie MacLean picked up two goals in the winning effort.

The NNEC Girls varsity basketball team won the Avon View Icebreaker Tournament this weekend, going unbeaten in their tournament victory. They opened by defeating the Dartmouth Spartans 65-58. In the second game, they beat the host Avon View Avalanche 70-49. In the championship game, they beat the Three Oaks Axewomen by a score of 71-42. They next play this Wednesday against the CEC Cougars in Truro at 6:00pm.

The Pictou County Pee-Wee A Subway Selects lost to Antigonish on Saturday with a score of 4-1. Taya MacLean got the only goal for the selects in the loss at home.

The Selects had better luck on Sunday, when they beat the Colchester Cyclones by a score of 4-0 in Debert. Goaltender Kenzie O'Donnell got the shut out. The Selects are in action this Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Center at 11:00am against the Cape Breton West Islanders. Later that day they'll take on the Islanders in Trenton at 5:00pm.

The PC Lightning Girls Mini A basketball team played their first two games of the season on Sunday. The Lightning suffered their first loss against Truro with a score of 30-26. They came up short in their second game as well, losing to Antigonish 32-24.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had two games this weekend. The first saw them travel to Canning on Saturday to face the Acadia Axeman in a losing effort, with a final score of 2-0. They played again on Sunday at home, but unfortunately came up short when Acadia ran out the clock. The score of that game was 2-1.

The NNEC Gryphons boys hockey team went to Antigonish this weekend to participate in the Dr. JH Gillis Millenium Tournament. They won their first game Thursday night against the Lockview Dragons with a score of 2-1. The Gryphons faced the Citadel Phoenix the next morning and suffered a loss against the eventual tournament winners. Later that day, the CEC team from Truro downed the Gryphons 4-0. The Gryphons are back in action this Thursday in a road game against the Antigonish Royals.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house tonight from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



TREE FOR BOSTON CUT THIS MORNING IN PURLBROOK
Monday 17th November 2014

The 43rd Annual Tree for Boston was cut this morning in Purlbrook, Antigonish county.

A send-off ceremony for the tree will take place tomorrow morning at 11:00am in Halifax. Premier Stephen McNeil, amongst other government representatives will be on hand to commemorate the occasion.

A televised tree-lighting ceremony will air on December 4th.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 17
Monday 17th November 2014

Three games were played yesterday at the Stellarton rink. Connor's Transfer LTD beat the Whitey's Vikings 6-5 after a shootout.

Dewtie's Excavators beat Nat Pro Gas 5-4

The Pictou Landing Falcons downed Can-Connect 5-4 after an Aaron Prosper shootout goal.

The Pictou County Pee-Wee A Subway Selects lost to Antigonish on Saturday with a score of 4-1. Taya MacLean got the only goal for the selects in the loss at home.

The Selects had better luck on Sunday, when they beat the Colchester Cyclones by a score of 4-0 in Debert. Goaltender Kenzie O'Donnell got the shut out. The Selects are in action this Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Center at 11:00am against the Cape Breton West Islanders. Later that day they'll take on the Islanders in Trenton at 5:00pm.

The Westville Miners Pee Wee B hockey team started their regular season with a bang when they downed the Thorburn Golden Hawks 9-1 on home ice.

The PC Lightning Girls Mini A basketball team played their first two games of the season yesterday. The Lightning suffered their first loss against Truro with a score of 30-26. They came up short in their second game as well, losing to Antigonish 32-24.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had two games this weekend. The first saw them travel to Canning on Saturday to face the Acadia Axeman in a losing effort, with a final score of 2-0.

They played again on Sunday at home, but unfortunately came up short when Acadia ran out the clock. The score of that game was 2-1.

The NNEC Gryphons boys hockey team went to Antigonish this weekend to participate in the Dr. JH Gillis Millenium Tournament. They won their first game Thursday night against the Lockview Dragons with a score of 2-1. The Gryphons faced the Citadel Phoenix the next morning and suffered a loss against the eventual tournament winners. Later that day, the CEC team from Truro downed the Gryphons 4-0.

The Gryphons are back in action this Thursday in a road game against the Antigonish Royals.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tomorrow from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and learn more about archery and the association.

If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 16
Sunday 16th November 2014

In Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey, there will be three games this evening at the Stellarton Rink. At 5:25 - Connor's Transfer LTD. vs Whitey's Vikings, 6:50 - Nat Pro Gas vs Dewtie's Exv. And 8:20 - Pictou Landing Falcon's vs Can - connect

Power Skating for ages 4 to 12 is getting underway in Westville. Today at 3pm, Westville Recreation will hold a registration at the Westville Rink, followed by a family skate at 3:30pm. CSA helmets are mandatory.

The Pictou County Lightning Basketball, Girls Mini A team, will play their first two games of the season today at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro. At 11am they will face the hosts from Truro, followed by a 12:30pm game against Antigonish.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will be hosting the East Hants Penguins tonight at 7pm in the Trenton Arena. The Scotians only play the one game this weekend, and currently sit 3 points back of Glace Bay with three games in hand in the race for first place in the Sid Rowe Division.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 15
Saturday 15th November 2014

Four games last night in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. The Dieppe Commandos downed the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks with a score of 8-2. Robbie Graham picked up two goals in the second period.

The Miramichi Timberwolves hosted St. Stephen and beat the Aces 8-4.

The Woodstock Slammers roughed up The Ramblers with a final score of 10-4. Jonny Erbs got a hat trick for the Slammers.

Finally, the Summerside Western Capitals mauled the Campbellton Tigers 11-2. Thomas Stavert was the first star of the game after picking up four goals and an assist.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers fell for the third straight game Thursday night, by a score of 4-3 against the visiting Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre.

The lead in the Eastlink Division has narrowed to two points over the Yarmouth Mariners and three points over the Bearcats in the past week. The Crushers are now off until next Thursday, when they host the expansion County Aces.

Power Skating for ages 4 to 12 is getting underway in Westville. Tomorrow at 3pm, Westville Recreation will hold a registration at the Westville Rink, followed by a family skate at 3:30pm. CSA helmets are mandatory.

The NSMMHL is off this weekend as the teams compete in the Monctonian Tournament.

The first game for the Weeks Major Midgets went Thursday night, and one of the strongest Midget programs in the Country, the Notre Dame Argos from Wilcox, Saskatchewan beat the Weeks by a score of 4-1.

The Weeks play today at 12:30pm. They will conclude the round robin with a match-up against the Fredericton Canadiens.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers participated in the KV Bantam AAA Tournament in Saint John, NB last weekend and fell just short of qualifying for the quarter finals round.

Game 1 paired the Crushers against the Truro Bearcats. Evan Callaghan gave the Crushers an early lead when he scored on a pass from Mason Hawley early in the first, but the Bearcats clawed back and snuck four pucks past Mitchell Cummer, leaving the Crushers with a 4-1 loss.

Ben Callaghan was named Game MVP. Game 2 saw the Crushers facing off against the Nova Jr. X-Men. The Crushers played hard, but the X-Men capitalized on Crushers penalties and skated away with a 3-0 win. Andrew MacLeod played a solid game in nets and was awarded Game MVP.

The Crushers faced the Fredericton Canadians in Game 3 who were 2-0 in the tournament. The Crushers' determination to improve upon their play paid off and they left the Canadians defeated 5-2. Evan Callaghan scored midway through the first assisted by Wayne Denny.

The Canadians answered late in the first to make it 1-1. Both teams battled on the boards for the second period, which remained scoreless. The third period belonged to the Crushers as they dominated the play and lit up the scoreboard 4 more times.

Wayne Denny and Jaden Mason both netted passes from Kevin Mason, then Kevin Mason scored unassisted on an empty net to broaden the gap. The Canadians scored late in the third, but Jake Martin top-shelved the puck unassisted with just a few seconds left in the game to give the Crushers the 5-2 final.

Mitchell Cummer and Andrew MacLeod shared the victory in nets, and Wayne Denny was named Game MVP. Despite the Crushers' solid goals for/against ratio, a tie game between two opponents pushed them out of the quarter finals.

The Crushers have no games scheduled this weekend and will spend their time preparing for the 2014 Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup in Halifax November 20-24.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had three games last week-end, two leagues games in Antigonish and an exhibition game in St. Margaret’s Bay. On Saturday, the Crushers faced-off against the Antigonish Bulldogs in what proved to be a very close match-up.

At the end of the first, the Bulldogs were up 3-2 against the Crushers. Lane Lochead scored for the Crushers, assisted by Reese Smith. Peyton Clements had the second goal. The game was tied at the end of the second, with goals coming from Ian Reynolds, Lane Lochead, and Cameron MacKinnon. Brent Chapman scored early in the third for the go-ahead goal, but this was short lived as the Bulldogs answered back to tie the game once again.

The game remained tied for rest of the third period, until Smith fired the game winner with three seconds left on the clock.

The Crushers then travelled to play TASA for an exhibition game later that day. The team started strong with a goal from Adam Farrell, assisted by Lochead.

The Crushers held the 1-0 lead until late in second period. TASA then came on strong against the tired Crushers to win the game 5-1. On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish.

This time, the Crushers came away with a more convincing 8-6 win against the Bulldogs. Scoring for the Crushers were Reynolds (2), Seth Gallant (2), Lochead, Nikos Bonvie, MacKinnon, and Clements. Smith had an assist. Jacob MacLeod and Cole Battist shared goaltending duties for all three games.

This week-end the Crushers travel to play two more games in Antigonish.

The Pictou County Lightning Basketball, Girls Mini A team, will play their first two games of the seasson tomorrow at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro. At 11am they will face the hosts from Truro, followed by a 12:30pm game against Antigonish.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will be hosting the East Hants Penguins tomorrow at 7pm in the Trenton Arena. The Scotians only play the one game this weekend, and currently sit 3 points back of Glace Bay with three games in hand in the race for first place in the Sid Rowe Division.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

A free introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place today from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


ANTIGONISH TAXI DRIVER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULTS
Friday 14th November 2014

RCMP have charged an Antigonish taxi driver following two alleged sexual assault incidents involving two women. On February 15th, 2014, an 18-year-old woman reported being touched inappropriately for a sexual purpose while being driven home alone in a taxi earlier that morning. Antigonish RCMP began to investigate. Then on October 19th, a 19-year-old woman reported a strikingly similar occurrence. 48-year-old William Roger MacLellan of Antigonish is charged with two counts of sexual assault. Antigonish RCMP believe there could be other possible victims and those individuals are asked to call (902) 863-6500. MacLellan was released on conditions including not to be employed in the capacity of a driver of a taxi cab, shuttle service or any similar driving for hire position. He will appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on November 26th, 2014.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 14
Friday 14th November 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers fell for the third straight game last night, by a score of 4-3 against the visiting Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre. The lead in the Eastlink Division has narrowed to two points over the Yarmouth Mariners and three points over the Bearcats in the past week. The Crushers are now off until next Thursday, when they host the expansion County Aces.

Power Skating for ages 4 to 12 is getting underway in Westville. This Sunday (Nov. 16) at 3pm, Westville Recreation will hold a registration at the Westville Rink, followed by a family skate from 3:30 until 4:20pm. CSA helmets are mandatory.

The NSMMHL is off this weekend as the teams compete in the Monctonian Tournament. The first game for the Weeks Major Midgets went last night, and one of the strongest Midget programs in the Country, the Notre Dame Argos from Wilcox, Saskatchewan beat the Weeks by a score of 4-1. The Weeks are back on the ice this morning at 10:15am, when they face the Tri-Pen Ospreys from Newfoundland. Then tomorrow at 12:30pm the Weeks will conclude the round robin with a match-up against the Fredericton Canadiens.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers participated in the KV Bantam AAA Tournament in Saint John, NB last weekend and fell just short of qualifying for the quarter finals round. Game 1 paired the Crushers against the Truro Bearcats. Evan Callaghan gave the Crushers an early lead when he scored on a pass from Mason Hawley early in the first, but the Bearcats clawed back and snuck four pucks past Mitchell Cummer, leaving the Crushers with a 4-1 loss. Ben Callaghan was named Game MVP. Game 2 saw the Crushers facing off against the Nova Jr. X-Men. The Crushers played hard, but the X-Men capitalized on Crushers penalties and skated away with a 3-0 win. Andrew MacLeod played a solid game in nets and was awarded Game MVP. The Crushers faced the Fredericton Canadians in Game 3 who were 2-0 in the tournament. The Crushers' determination to improve upon their play paid off and they left the Canadians defeated 5-2. Evan Callaghan scored midway through the first assisted by Wayne Denny. The Canadians answered late in the first to make it 1-1. Both teams battled on the boards for the second period, which remained scoreless. The third period belonged to the Crushers as they dominated the play and lit up the scoreboard 4 more times. Wayne Denny and Jaden Mason both netted passes from Kevin Mason, then Kevin Mason scored unassisted on an empty net to broaden the gap. The Canadians scored late in the third, but Jake Martin top-shelved the puck unassisted with just a few seconds left in the game to give the Crushers the 5-2 final. Mitchell Cummer and Andrew MacLeod shared the victory in nets, and Wayne Denny was named Game MVP. Despite the Crushers' solid goals for/against ratio, a tie game between two opponents pushed them out of the quarter finals. The Crushers have no games scheduled this weekend and will spend their time preparing for the 2014 Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup in Halifax November 20-24.

Two games played last night in the Chediac Nova Hockey League at Thorburn Rink. In the first game Thistle Bar defeated Elk's Club 8-4. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating dismantle the Pictou Landing Falcons 15-3.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had three games last week-end, two leagues games in Antigonish and an exhibition game in St. Margaret’s Bay. On Saturday, the Crushers faced-off against the Antigonish Bulldogs in what proved to be a very close match-up. At the end of the first, the Bulldogs were up 3-2 against the Crushers. Lane Lochead scored for the Crushers, assisted by Reese Smith. Peyton Clements had the second goal. The game was tied at the end of the second, with goals coming from Ian Reynolds, Lane Lochead, and Cameron MacKinnon. Brent Chapman scored early in the third for the go-ahead goal, but this was short lived as the Bulldogs answered back to tie the game once again. The game remained tied for rest of the third period, until Smith fired the game winner with three seconds left on the clock. The Crushers then travelled to play TASA for an exhibition game later that day. The team started strong with a goal from Adam Farrell, assisted by Lochead. The Crushers held the 1-0 lead until late in second period. TASA then came on strong against the tired Crushers to win the game 5-1. On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish. This time, the Crushers came away with a more convincing 8-6 win against the Bulldogs. Scoring for the Crushers were Reynolds (2), Seth Gallant (2), Lochead, Nikos Bonvie, MacKinnon, and Clements. Smith had an assist. Jacob MacLeod and Cole Battist shared goaltending duties for all three games. This week-end the Crushers travel to play two more games in Antigonish.

The Pictou County Lightning Basketball, Girls Mini A team, will play their first two games of the seasson on Sunday, 16 November at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro. At 11am they will face the hosts from Truro, followed by a 12:30pm game against Antigonish.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will be hosting the East Hants Penguins this coming Sunday at 7pm in Trenton Arena. The Scotians only play the one game this weekend, and currently sit 3 points back of Glace Bay with three games in hand in the race for first place in the Sid Rowe Division.

NNEC Varsity Boys basketball team will host SAREC tonight at 7 p.m. Saturday team will travel to Halifax to play Lockivew High & J.L. Isley High School.

The Pictou County Lightning bantam boys basketball team will play host to Bedford tonight at 7:30 at the Northumberland high school gym.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and "throw away the winter". The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

A free introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 12
Wednesday 12th November 2014

The New Glasgow Karate Club is inviting all past, present and future members and the general public to an open house tonight to celebrate 40 years as a karate club. There will be martial arts demonstrations, then a meet and greet. The open house gets underway at 6:40pm this evening at the New Glasgow Fire Hall.

One game last night in the NSJHL in Brookfield needed a shootout before the winner could be decided. An 8-8 tie after regulation between the Elks and East Hants Penguins went all the way to a shootout before the Pens earned the victory. Those same Penguins will be making their way to Trenton Arena this Sunday night to face the Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians. Game time on Sunday will be 7pm.

The Pictou County Pee-Wee A Subway Selects played 3 games this weekend, the first at home on Saturday at the Wellness Center winning over Antigonish 3-1. Scoring for the Selects were Lani Coolen, Taylor Long and Mallory Wilson, with assists going to Katie Crawford and Keeley Shipley. Sunday the Selects travelled to Cape Breaton playing a double header against the Cape Breaton West Islanders. First game was played in Mabou with the Selects losing by a score of 3-1, scoring the lone goal was Keeley Shipley with the assist going to Rory Thompson. The second game found the Selects playing at the Port Hood Arena, falling to the Islanders again this time by a score of 6-2. Scoring for the Selects were Mallory Wilson and Megan Pettipas with the lone assist going to Lani Coolen. The Selects will be back in action this Saturday November 15 at 11:00 at the Pictou County Wellness Center against Antigonish.

There is one game on the schedule tonight in the Nova Hockey League. Connor's will face Nat Pro Gas at 9pm in the Stellarton Arena.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers are getting ready to face the Truro Bearcats for the fourth time this season. The game will be played tomorrow night at the Wellness Centre at 7pm. The Crushers have won the two most recent meetings, including a 5-4 shootout victory at the RECC late last month. This is the only game the Crushers will have this weekend. Mike Lyle comes into the game leading the points race, with 31 points in 18 games, one point ahead of Jordan Kennedy of the Miramichi Timberwolves, and 2 points up on Tyler Brown, also of the 'Wolves. The Bearcats were in action yesterday, beating Amherst 5-2 in the Jungle in a special Remembrance Day game. Also yesterday, the Summerside Western Capitals beat the Yarmouth Mariners 4-3 in a shootout. The Mariners are in Dieppe for a game with the Commandos tonight.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and "throw away the winter". The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR NOVEMBER 11th
Tuesday 11th November 2014

The PeeWee AAA Crushers made a great effort this Sunday against the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were up 2-0 after the first, but the Crushers came back to tie it up 2-2. Blake Kontuk and Connor MacLeod scored for the Crushers. Next weekend the Triple A Crushers participate in the Atlantic Blue Wave Challenge Cup.

The Pictou county Pee-Wee A Subway selects played 3 games this weekend, the first at home on Saturday at the Wellness Center winning over Antigonish 3-1.

Sunday, they played a double header against the Cape Breton West Islanders. The first game was played in Mabou in a 3-1 losing effort.

The second game found the selects playing at the Port Hood arena, falling to the islanders again this time by a score of 6-2.

The Selects will be back in action this Saturday November 15 at 11:00 at the Pictou County Wellness Center against Antigonish.

There was only one game in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League last night. The Summerside Western Capitals beat the Campbellton Tigers at home with a score of 2-0. Thomas Stavert and Mason Krueger scored for the Capitals. Summerside goalie Brodie Barrick stopped 24 shots in the winning effort.

The Weeks Major Midgets had a tough road trip to Cape Breton this weekend, losing both ends of the double-header to the Tradesmen. On Saturday, the Tradesmen earned a 5-1 victory, and followed that up with a 2-0 win yesterday morning. This coming weekend the Weeks are home to the Halifax MacDonald's for a pair of games.

Congratulations to the Westville Miners PeeWee B team for winning 4 games this past week during exhibition games against Thorburn and New Glasgow.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and "throw away the winter". The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate today at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


RCMP INVESTIGATE RESIDENTIAL OIL SPILL IN ANTIGONISH
Monday 10th November 2014

RCMP are investigating an oil spill in Antigonish. The spill happened at a 12-unit apartment building on Arbour Drive on October 30th & forced 20 tenants from their homes. Members of the Antigonish volunteer fire department and the local Emergency Management Office responded to the scene. Police believe someone caused the damage by cutting a line to an oil tank.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 10
Monday 10th November 2014

For just the second time this season, the Weeks Jr A Crushers have dropped back-to-back games, after losing yesterday afternoon 8-5 in Dieppe to the Commandos. It was a wild game at the Arthur J LeBlanc arena, with 11 of the 13 goals coming before the 10 minute mark of the second period. The Crushers will try to get back into the win column on Thursday when they host the Truro Bearcats at 7pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Team Canada won gold Saturday night at the 2014 Women's 4 Nations Cup. Briane Jenner scored the shootout goal against the Americans, with a final score of 3-2. Jennifer Wakefield picked up the other two goals for Canada.

The Aecon Atlantic Scotians won both of their games thia past weekend, defeating the Glace Bay Miners on the road Saturday night by a score of 4-2, before earning a convincing 9-2 win at home last night over the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Scotians are now just 3 points back of the Miners for first place in the Sid Rowe Division, and hold three games in hand. One other game last night saw Valley get by East Hants 3-2. The Scotians just have one game on the schedule for the coming week, when they host East Hants in their regular Sunday night time slot at Trenton Arena.

The North Nova Boys hockey team kept their win streak alive this weekend with two league wins against the Amherst Vikings and an exhibition win against the Tantramar Titans of Sackville, NB. On Friday night in Trenton Matt Murray backstopped the Gryphons to a 6-3 win over Amherst. Ryan MacDonald scored the only goal of the first period assisted by Ryan Chabbassol and Taylor Publicover. Amherst scored two goals in the second frame to take a 2-1 lead in to the flood. Kirklin murray opened the third period with a goal followed quickly by goals off the sticks of Campbell Burrows and Taylor Publicover. Amherst responded with one goal but Ryan MacDonald and Parker Stewart rounded off the scoring for NNEC. Cale Mason and Tyler Baird had two helpers with single assists going to Jacob Pentz, Austin Mason, and Noah Delorey. In the second game of the home and home on Sunday in Amherst, the Gryphons skated away with a convincing 6-2 win. Kieran MacGillivray got the win in nets while goals went to Ryan MacDonald with two, and Colin Holmes, Austin Mason, Jacob Pentz, and Chris Brooker with single markers. Assists went to Holmes, Brooker, MacDonald, Ryan Chabbassol, Parker Stewart, Kirklin Murray, Cale Mason, and Taylor Publicover. On Saturday at the Tantramar civic centre, the gryphons defeated the Tantramar high Titans 5-3. Goals came from Jacob Pentz with two, Colin Holmes, Austin Mason,and Duncan Byrne. The Gryphons travel to Antigonish next weekend for the Millenium Cup starting Thursday night and continuing into Saturday.

The Weeks Major Midgets had a tough road trip to Cape Breton this weekend, losing both ends of the double-header to the Tradesmen. On Saturday, the Tradesmen earned a 5-1 victory, and followed that up with a 2-0 win yesterday morning. This coming weekend the Weeks are home to the Halifax MacDonald's for a pair of games.

The Bantam AA Crushers dropped a pair of home games this past weekend at the PC Wellness Centre against the visiting Shelburne Flames. Saturday's match saw the Crushers come out on the short end in a penalty filled affair, losing 4-0. On Sunday, penalties and few offensive chances once again put the Crushers down, losing 4-1.  Zack Houston played a strong defensive game, putting his body on the line while blocking many shots.  The lone Crushers goal was scored by Kyle Walsh, assists to Michael MacGillivray and Parker Hickey.  The AA Crushers see their next action with a pair of games next weekend against the Acadia Axemen, with their home game going on Sunday, November 23rd at 2:15pm at the PC Wellness Centre.

Congratulations to the Westville Miners PeeWee B team for winning 4 games this past week during exhibition games against Thorburn and New Glasgow.

There were three games last night in the Nova Hockey League. Thistle Bar defeated the Pictou Landing Falcons 11-1, Connors Transfer sneaked past Can-Connect 9-8, and Nat Pro Gas won over Whitey's Vikings 7-4.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and "throw away the winter". The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 9
Sunday 9th November 2014

Team Canada won gold last night at the 2014 Women's 4 Nations Cup. Briane Jenner scored the shootout goal against the Americans, with a final score of 3-2. Jennifer Wakefield picked up the other two goals for Canada, while Brianna Decker and Hilary Knight scored for the USA. Mt. Allison defeated the St. FX X-Men 18-10 yesterday in the Loney Bowl. Yesterday's game saw Ryan Lambert make a great effort with three field goals. Randy Roseway got the only touchdown for the X-Men after catching a 67-yard pass from Tivon Cook. The Weeks Junior A Crushers will have a chance to extend their lead in the Eastlink Division of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League when they get back into action against the Dieppe Commandos at the Arthur J LeBlanc arena. We will have that game on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 2:15pm. The Aecon Atlantic Scotians defeated the Glace Bay Miners on the road with a score of 4-2. Liam Murphy scored two goals, with Lucas Eshleman and Bradley MacEachern aiding his efforts with a goal each in the second. The Scotians host the Antigonish Bulldogs in tonight at 7:00pm in Trenton. In Major Midget action, the Cape Breton Tradesman downed the Weeks Major Midgets 5-1 at the County Arena. Blair Dewtie had the only goal for the Weeks Major Midgets. A meeting of the top two teams in the NSFMHL takes place at 12:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, as the Subway Northern Selects host Metro Boston Pizza. Both teams are fresh off wins as Metro defeated The MacIntyre Chevy Panthers 4-1 yesterday, and the Selects beat the ProCresting Penguins 3-1. Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and "throw away the winter". The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership. An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well. Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29. The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building's Gymnasium. They're inviting the public to come out and shoot a couple of arrows, and learn more about archery and the association. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR NOVEMBER 8TH
Saturday 8th November 2014

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 8

Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton has earned her first point as a member of Team Canada last night in a 3-1 win over Finland at the Women's Four Nations Cup. Turnbull assisted on a goal by veteran team member Haley Irwan on what was the eventual game-winner. Turnbull and the rest of Team Canada will face the Americans in the tournament Gold Medal Game tonight at 11pm Atlantic Time.

The home winning streak for the Weeks Jr A Crushers came to an end Thursday night, as the Miramichi Timberwolves handed them their first loss at the Wellness Centre this season with a score of 6-4. The Crushers fall to 8-1 at home, but are still seven points up on Truro for first place in the Eastlink Division. The bearcats were scheduled to play in Campbellton last night, but that game was postponed due to weather. There were four games in Maritimes Junior Hockey action, Miramichi defeated Valley 3-2, Yarmouth dominated Amherst 12-2, the Lumberjacks beat County 5-0, and Woodstock in Overtime over Summerside 4-3 The Crushers will have a chance to extend that lead tomorrow when they get back into action against the Dieppe Commandos at the Arthur J LeBlanc arena. We will have that game on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 2:15pm.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men hockey team beat Dalhousie 5-1 at home last night. The rest of the X-Men and X-Women athletes competing this weekend will be on the road, including the X-Men Football team in the AUS Loney Bowl. The game against the Mount Allison Mounties will kickoff at 2pm from Sackville, New Brunswick. X-Men and X-Women Cross Country runners will be competing at the National Championship meet in St. John's, Newfoundland this afternoon.

The Aecon Atlantic Scotians have a pair of games in the NSJHL this weekend. Tonight they will hit the road to face the Glace Bay Miners in a match-up of the top two teams in the Sid Rowe Division. Tomorrow night at 7pm, the Scotians will host the Antigonish Bulldogs in Trenton Arena. There were four games last night. The Blues were blanked by the Strait Pirates 11-0. Glace Bay over Antigonish 8-3. Valley over Cole Harbour 4-3, and East Hants over Brookfield 7-3.

The Pictou County Lightning Bantam boys basketball team defeated Truro 74-30 Friday night at the NSCC gym.  Leading the scoring for the Lightning was Jaren Johnson, who put up 23 points.  Glen Cox poured in 15, with Jeremy Voutour  and Jonah MacEachern adding 10 each.  Brandon Campbell chipped in with 6, Nick MacInnis drained 5 points while Ben O'Neill scored 4 and Rhys Stephenson 1.

The Weeks Major Midgets are making a trip up to Cape Breton to take on the Tradesmen for a pair of games Tonight and tomorrow morning. The Weeks come into the weekend in a tie for sixth place in the NSMMHL.

A meeting of the top two teams in the NSFMHL is set for tomorrow at 12:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, as the Subway Northern Selects will host Metro Boston Pizza. The Selects are two points behind Metro coming into the weekend. Metro hosts Cape Breton this afternoon while the Selects visit East Hants, before they meet up Sunday.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 7
Friday 7th November 2014

The home winning streak for the Weeks Jr A Crushers came to an end last night, as the Miramichi Timberwolves handed them their first loss at the Wellness Centre this season. The Crushers fall to 8-1 at home, but are still seven points up on Truro for first place in the Eastlink Division. The Crushers will have a chance to extend that lead on Sunday when they get back into action against the Dieppe Commandos at the Arthur J LeBlanc arena. We will have that game on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 2:15pm.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. Game one saw Italy defeat Canada 4-1.Italy: JD MacKenzie 2, Keifer Avery 1, Isabel Kermack 1 Canada: Jordyn Ferguson 1 In game two, Italy was back on the floor, and got another win, this time over Argentina, 4-2. Italy: Keifer Avery 2, JD MacKenzie 1, Sydney Swain 1 Argentina: Adam Farrell 2

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men hockey team will be playing at home tonight against the Dalhousie Tigers at 7pm at the Keating Millenium Centre. The rest of the X-Men and X-Women athletes competing this weekend will be on the road, including the X-Men Football team in the AUS Loney Bowl. The game against the Mount Allison Mounties will kickoff at 2pm Saturday from Sackville, New Brunswick. X-Men and X-Women Cross Country runners will be competing at the National Championship meet in St. John's, Newfoundland Saturday afternoon.

The Pictou County Lightning bantam boys basketball team will host Truro in exhibition play tonight at the NSCC gym. Game time is 7:30.

The Aecon Atlantic Scotians have a pair of games in the NSJHL this weekend. Tomorrow night they will hit the road to face the Glace Bay Miners in a match-up of the top two teams in the Sid Rowe Division. Sunday night at 7pm, the Scotians will host the Antigonish Bulldogs in Trenton Arena.

The Weeks Major Midgets are making a trip up to Cape Breton to take on the Tradesmen for a pair of games Saturday and Sunday. The Weeks come into the weekend in a tie for sixth place in the NSMMHL.

A meeting of the top two teams in the NSFMHL is set for Sunday at 12:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, as the Subway Northern Selects will host Metro Boston Pizza. The Selects are two points behind Metro coming into the weekend. Metro hosts Cape Breton Saturday afternoon while the Selects visit East Hants on Saturday before they meet up Sunday.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team hosts the Amherst High School Vikings tonight at 8:30pm at Trenton Arena in the first half of a home-and-home set. The return match will go Sunday at the Amherst Arena.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 5
Wednesday 5th November 2014

A celebration is planned for the National Champion St. Francis Xavier X-Women Rugby Team tonight at 6pm in the Schwartz Auditorium on the campus in Antigonish. The team won the title for the third time in five years, and fourth time in program history this past weekend with a 43-34 win over the McMaster Marauders. Emma Taylor of Scotsburn was named the tournament MVP.

On a night where Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton made history by being one of two Nova Scotians to dress for Canada's National Women's Hockey Team, Jillian Saulnier of Halifax took it a step further and became the first Nova Scotian to score a goal. Saulnier scored what was the eventual game winner in the 2-0 shut out victory over Sweden at the Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, BC. Canada dominated the game, outshooting the Swedes 42-12. Tonight, Canada will face the United States at 11pm AT. The Americans opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Finland.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers get ready to host the Miramichi Timberwolves tomorrow night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. This will be the Wolves only trip to Pictou County this season. It is the second meeting of the year between these teams, after Miramichi won at home 2-0 early last month. It is one of two games for the Crushers this week, as they will head to Dieppe on Sunday afternoon. You can hear that game on Classic Rock 97.9, with the pregame show starting at 2:15pm.

The Rangers defeated the Canadians 5-4 in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action held at the Westville Miners Sports Centre on Sunday evening. Satina Ruston led the Rangers with three goals with Debbie MacLean and Lisa Seymour adding single tallies. Gina Markie, Julie Anderson, Jayne Murphy and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Canadians.

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Inddor Soccer League yesterday. Game one saw Mexico get past Portugal 2-1. Mexico: Braden Janes 1, Calieb Jenings 1 Portugal: Megan Palmer In game two, Italy beat Ireland, also by a score of 2-1. Italy: Fox Irving 1, Seth Foster 1 Ireland: Aiden Turnbull

Joey MacDonald earned his third win in six starts for the Hamilton Bulldogs yesterday, as the Dogs beat Rochster 6-1. MacDonald improved his Goals Against Average to 2.64, and brought his save percentage on the season up to 0.897. Up next for the Bulldogs is a pair of home games Friday and Saturday against the Adirondack Flames.

Last night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League, Nat Pro Gas won in comfortable fashion by a score of 11-3 ver the Pictou Landing Falcons.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 4
Tuesday 4th November 2014

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the Sackville Blazers double up on the Cole Harbour Colts 6-3 at home. The two-time defending league champions leapfrogged over the Liverpool Privateers to regain first place in the Fred Fox Division. The Pictou County Scotians are off until Saturday when they head up to Glace Bay to face the Sid Rowe Division leading Miners. The Sunday night home game will be against the Antigonish Bulldogs.

Fresh off a second place finish at the Subway Cup, the Pictou County Subway Selects Female AAA Hockey Club returned to NSFMHL league action this past weekend with a Saturday match against Metro Boston Pizza in Bedford. The game was a rematch of last weekend’s Subway Cup final which saw the Metro team defeat the Selects 2-1 in an overtime shootout. The Selects opened the scoring in the second period on a goal by Taylor Perry assisted by Katie Pentz. Her defense partner Rachelle Hinkley added the second goal of the period assisted by Hilary Taylor and Emily Doiron to put the Selects up by 2 going into the third. The goaltending of Adi Small took over from there and kept the league leading metro team off the score sheet to preserve the 2-0 victory. With the win the Selects moved to within 2 points of the first place Metro team. This coming weekend see the Selects travel to East Hants to face the third place ProCresting Penguins and return to the Wellness Centre to face Metro Boston Pizza on Sunday at 12:15pm

A celebration is planned for the National Champion St. Francis Xavier X-Women Rugby Team tomorrow night at 6pm in the Schwartz Auditorium on the campus in Antigonish. The team won the title for the third time in five years, and fourth time in program history this past weekend with a 43-34 win over the McMaster Marauders. Emma Taylor of Scotsburn was named the tournament MVP.

Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crusher goaltender Justin Ritcey was named third star of the week for the Maritime Hockey League yesterday. Ritcey stopped 36 of 38 shots and was the first star of the game for the Crushers in their win at Yarmouth on Saturday. Mason Kreuger of Summerside and Jimmy Soper from Truro were first and second stars respectively. More good news for the Crushers, as they make an appearance in the weekly CJHL Top 20 Rankings. The Woodstock Slammers have maintained both their league leading record as well as their spot in the upper echelons of the rankings. A 2-1 weekend sees them slip one spot to number six. The Pictou County Weeks Crushers, meanwhile, went 2-0 on the week to move them from an Honorable Mention last week to number 18 in the country this week.

Stellarton hockey forward Blayre Turnbull makes her first appearance on Team Canada tonight when the Four Nations Women's Cup begins in Kamloops, BC. Canada opens the tournament against Sweden tonight at 11pm Atlantic Time. The United States and Finland will play at 5pm Atlantic. All six round robin games, plus the Bronze and Gold Medal games can be seen on www.hockeycanada.ca.

Joey MacDonald and the Hamilton Bulldogs play a rare afternoon mid-week game today in the American Hockey League. The top farm team of the Montreal Canadiens will host the Rochester Americans at 11:15am Atlantic. The 'Dogs have not announced today's starting goaltender.

The second of five Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Open Class., Satellite, 9 - Ball ranking tournaments was held at Century Snooker Club on Saturday, with 19 players participating. William Holmes won in the final against Jeff Gillin. Peter Borden finished third and Greg Quinn was fourth. Gillin now leads the overall standings with Billy Martin and William Holmes tied for points in second place and close behind Jeff. The next satellite tournament will be on Saturday, 6 December. The first of four Round Robin snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region for Cue Sports Nova Scotia ended on Oct 31st at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow and the second tour is already underway with some new players having signed up. This tour wraps up New Year's Eve, with the next tour beginning New Year's Day. Billy Martin leads the way with 39 frames won and 110 CSNS points. Jeff Gillin, Don Latter, and Peter Borden round out the top four. Check out the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for more information.

Three games are scheduled for the next two nights in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. Tonight in Stellarton at 8pm Elk's Club takes on Can-Connect, while at 9pm in Pictou the Pictou Landing Falcons face Nat Pro Gas. Tomorrow night in Stellarton at 9pm, it will be Dewtie's Excavating against Connor's Transfer Ltd.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 3
Monday 3rd November 2014

Tournament MVP Emma Taylor of Scotsburn scored two tries as the St. Francis Xavier X-Women captured their fourth Monilex Trophy thanks to a spectacular 43-34 win over the McMaster Marauders in the highest-scoring CIS women’s rugby final in history at the University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium, Sunday afternoon. The 17-time AUS conference champions, now 4-3 all-time in CIS gold-medal games including previous triumphs in 2006, 2010 and 2012, return home to Antigonish with a perfect 3-0 record at this year’s national tournament, having defeated Alberta 41-17 on Friday and Western 27-24 on Saturday in pool play.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have extended their winning streak to five with a 4-2 win over the Yarmouth Mariners Saturday night in the Fish Tank. Mike Lyle had a three point night with a goal and two assists, while Justin Ritcey was named the first star of the game stopping 36 of 38 shots for the win. There were three games yesterday, with 5 of the six teams involved coming from the Meek Division. The lone Eastlink Division team in action on Sunday was Bridgewater, who lost to Woodstock 5-1. Elsewhere, Dieppe beat Miramichi 7-5, and Summerside got past County 4-3. The Crushers next game is Thursday at home against Miramichi.

The Pictou County Scotians lost 5-4 last night at Trenton Arena against the Strait Pirates. Brandon Verge and Lucas Eshelman scored twice each for the Scotians, who remain five points back of Glace Bay in second place in the Sid Rowe Division, although the Scotians have played three fewer games. The Pirates pull to within three points of the Scotians for second, but the Scotians have played four fewer games.

The host Northumberland Lady Knighthawks fell one goal short of the medals at the NSSAF Division 2 Girls Soccer Championship. In the Bronze medal game Saturday, Northeast Kings scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 final. The Gold medal game saw Central Kings win the banner with a 2-0 decision over Millwood. The Lady Knighthawks say good bye to six graduating players Co-captain Season Brennan, Jennifer Cooke, Amy Elliott, Co-captain Lauren Hale, Alex Kampa-Plouffe, and Olivia Macdonald. The Lady Nighthawks potentially could return eleven players to next year’s squad.

For the second year in a row the Pictou Academy Sr. Girls soccer team came away from NSSAF Soccer Provincials as silver medalists. On Friday PA defeated defending champions Ecole du Sommet 4-2 on goals from Amelia English, Paytan Ruiz, Kaila Reid and Leigha Mac Donald. Alex Canam picked up the win in nets. On Saturday PA faced Cape Breton Highland Academy in the championship game. Even though Pictou controlled most of the play throughout the game they went down to defeat 2-1. All three goals came from corner kicks with Amelia English getting Pictou’s only goal. Pictou will be losing four players through graduation but should be returning sixteen players for another run at Provincials next year.

On Saturday, November 1st, Birch Hill MX Park Team riders were in attendance at the 2014 CMRC Atlantic Motocross Awards Banquet in Moncton, NB. Nole Chapman, of Broadway, received third place for the Atlantic Spring Series Championship in the 65cc class. He also received third place for the Atlantic Spring Series Championship in the 85cc (age 7-11) class for which he completed on a 65cc bike. Brandon Daling, of Scotsburn, rode to a third place in the Atlantic Spring Series Championship in the Supermini class. His sister, Samantha Daling, received third place in the Junior Ladies class for the Atlantic Fall Series Championship.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Ladies team for taking first place in a tournament in Antigonish on the weekend.  The ladies had 2 ties, a win and defeated Sydney in the championship game 2-1 in a shootout.  Players include Judith Rogers, Amber Austin, Terri Ferguson, Nicole Leblanc, Rachel Kinch, Bernadine Roy, Debbie Clarke, Lauren Stiles, Darleen Chislette, Joleen Shaw, Candace Arbuckle and Briden Cohen.

The North Nova Boys hockey team travelled to Port Hood on Saturday to face the Dalbrae Dragons at the Al McInnis Arena. Dalbrae opened the scoring early in the first but Taylor Publicover tied it up on a powerlpay goal assisted by Cody Haas and Carson Dunbar. Chris Brooker put the Gryphons ahead in the second assisted by Duncan Bryne and Cale Mason. Dalbrae tied it late but Carson Dunbar with an assist from Publicover  put NNEC ahead 3-2 at the end of the second frame.  Jacob Pentz scored an unassisted short handed goal midway through the third.  Dalbrae pulled their goal tender with 2 minutes left in the game and  scored with 1:35 remaining to get within one but Publicover potted an unassisted empty net goal with 6 seconds remaining to seal the 5-3 victory. Matt Murray backstopped the Gryphons to the win. On Sunday afternoon, the NNEC squad hosted cross county rivals Northumberland Regional High School at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and came away with an 8-1 win. Kieran MacGillivray was the winning netminder. Kirklin Murray got the only goal in the first unassisted on the power play. Colin Holmes scored an unassisted shorthanded goal to open the second period. Cale Mason scored on a 5 on 3 power play assisted by Murray and Holmes , and Jacob Pentz scored with assists from Campbell Burrows and Tyler Baird to make it 4-0 before Jordan Wheeler put NRHS on the board with an unassisted goal. In the third period, NNEC scored four unanswered goals off the sticks of Cody  Haas, Ryan Chabbassol, Noah Delorey, and Holmes with his second of the game. Austin Mason, Sean Duggan, Taylor Publicover, Connor MacDougall and Cale Mason added assists. The North Nova squad next play Friday November 7th at the Trenton Arena where they will host Amherst Regional High School. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free. On Sunday the Gryphons will travel to Amherst for the second game of the home and home at the Amherst Arena at 4:00 pm.

Three games Sunday at the Stellarton Rink in the Nova Hockey League Frist games - Connors Transfer LTD.  (12 )  5-Bobby Zinck,4-Brain Affleck,1-Connor Walsh,1-Bruce Levy,1-Dan Dixon. / over Pictou Landing Falcons (4) 1-Aaron Prosper,1-Simon Prosper,1-Zack Nicholas,1-Garret Francis. Second game - Whitey's Vikings (10) 3-Wade Sullivan,3-Andrew Cameron,2-Dennis Fanning,1-Steve Cornier,1-Kyle Kavanough. /over Elks Club (7) 2-Blair MacMillon,2-Justin Gerrior,1-Nick Robertson,1-Jack Lewis,1-Tim Robertson. Third game - Nat Pro Gas (8) 2-Fraser Roddick,2-Andrew Paquet,1-Nick Roddick,1-Trevor Mertin,1-Ryan Thompson,1-Matt Langille, / over Thistle Bar (7) 1-Nathan Chisholm,1-Jay Campbell,1-Dave Rondelle,1-Ryan Sloan,1-Jamie Fraser,1-Joey White,1-Derek Fulton.

A last-second field goal by Jeremy Ford gave the StFX X-Men a dramatic 18-17 come-from-behind win over the Acadia Axemen in the Subway AUS football semifinal Saturday afternoon at Oland Stadium.With the win, the X-Men have earned the right to face the Mount Allison Mounties in the Subway AUS Loney Bowl, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 in Sackville, N.B. Opening kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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CANADIAN RED CROSS AIDS TENANTS AFTER APARTMENT EVACUATION
Friday 31st October 2014

Approimately 20 tenants spent last night out of their apartments after a furnace oil leak at a 12-unit building in Antigonish. The Canadian Red Cross helped some tenants with emergency lodging and food while others spent the night with family or friends in the area. The leak occurred outside the three-storey brick structure but fumes plus electrical and other safety concerns prompted fire officials to order the building vacated until cleanup and repairs are completed.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 31
Friday 31st October 2014

It took an overtime goal from Ryan Caswell, but the Weeks Jr A Crushers extended their winning streak to four, and remained perfect at home with a 4-3 win over the Valley Wildcats last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers now lead the Eastlink Division by 6 points over the Wildcats, and seven points ahead of the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers will be right back in action tomorrow night when they visit the Yarmouth Mariners.

Two games last night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. Dewtie's Excavating beat Can-Connect 12-7, followed by Whitey's Vikings over Thistle Bar 4-3 in a shootout.

Two games yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. In game one, Sweden got past Britain 3-2. Sweden: Raine Bourque, Emma Nauffts, Tommy Clark Britain: Ethan Mackenzie, Noah Spading Game two saw Russia and Denmark play to a 3-3 tie. Russia: Lucas Cameron, Chris Avery, Shawna Cunningham Denmark:Nolan MacDonald 2, Jessie MacKay 1

It is Provincial Championship Weekend for High School Soccer, and one of the tournaments will take place at the Northumberland Field in Alma. The Lady Knighthawks host the NSSAF Division 2 Championship, and will face Central Kings in one semi-final today at noon. At 2:30pm, the other semi-final features Northeast Kings against Millwood. The bronze medal and gold medal games will take place Saturday at 10am and 12pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will head to East Antigonish today in hopes of bringing home the Division Four Championship. This is the third straight year that PA girls have made it to Provincials winning a bronze 2012 and a silver in 2013.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team next regular home game has been rescheduled due to Halloween and will be played on Sunday November 2 at the Wellness Centre at 1:30 against the Northumberland Nighthawks. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free. The Gryphons will travel to Port Hood on Saturday to take on the Dalbrae Dragons at 6pm. Parents and players would like to thank all those who donated their recycling to the bottle drive this past weekend.

Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be launching its winter training centre over the next few days, and will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 1st for U4 & U6 players, and Monday, November 3rd for U8 to U16 players at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex in Stellarton. Players born from 2009-2012 can come to the field for a free training session on Saturday, November 1st from 9-10am where parents and players can learn about the program which is under the direction of club head coach Jackie Fitt-Ryan. Players born from 1999-2008 can come to the field for a free training session on Monday, November 3rd . Players born from 2007-2008 will be on the field from 6-7pm, followed by players born from 2003-2006 from 7-8pm, wrapping up with players born from 1999-2002 from 8-9pm. The cost for U4-U6 is $75 for 12 weeks, while U8-16 is $100 for 16 weeks. All training will be in Stellarton at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex, with no travel out of the county. For more information visit www.nnusc.com.

The first of four, Round-Robin, Snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region will end today, with the second one beginning tomorrow. The top four players currently stand as: 1   Billy Martin 2   Jeff Gillin 3   Don Latter 4   Peter Borden Our region has only 17 actively competing players so we have room for a lot more in the next three tours.  Check the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for info.

The second Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Northern Region, OPEN 9-ball, Double Knockout, Satellite tour will be held on Saturday at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. Coming into this event, the ranking are as follows: 1   Billy Martin 2   John Baker 3   Nick Kaiser 4   Jeff Gillin 5   Chris Simmons 6   Greg Quinn 7   Chris Kemp 8   Kris Dunbar 9   Shawn Fequet 10  William Holmes 11   Archie Best 12.   Peter Borden 13   Jody Turner Members from other regions will be playing this Saturday, and pool fans are welcome to come and watch this incredibly good competition and can even be a player if they wish to join in on the action.

The Westville Miners Arena will be closed today, and there will not be any scheduled ice time. Westville Minor Hockey is also looking for any players, coaches, or parents with extra jerseys to contact them at westvillehockey@gmail.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 30
Thursday 30th October 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers are getting set to host the Valley Wildcats tonight at the Wellness Centre. The Crushers come into the game having earned an honorable mention in the Jr A National Ranking list published on Monday. They currently hold a five point lead on both Valley and the Truro Bearcats in the race for first place in the Eastlink Division. This is the third meeting of the season between the Crushers and Wildcats, with Pictou County having won both of the previous games. It is the first of two games for the Crushers this week, as they will head to Yarmouth on Saturday.

Some recent results from the Nova Hockey League. Tuesday night in Stellarton, the Elk's Club got past the Pictou Landing Falcons 10-7. Last night, Thistle Bar beat Connors Transfer 6-4. Two games tonight in Thorburn, starting at 7:00pm, when Can-Connect faces Dewtie's Excavating. At 8:15pm Thistle Bar will play Whitey's Vikings.

Crushers PEEWEE AA had one win this past weekend. On Saturday, the Crushers went up against Truro Bearcats with the game ending in a win of 3-1. Cody MacDougall was strong between the nets as the winning goalie. Crushers won’t play again until November 8, 9th.

Two games yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. In game one, Canada beat Greece 5-3. Canada: Jordyn Ferguson 3, JD MacKenzie 2 Greece: Dylan Kontuk 2, Jonathan Pyrovolos 1 Game two saw Barcelona defeat Spain 4-3. Barcelona: Keifer Avery 3, Bryden Hutton 1 Spain: Isabel Kermack 1

It is Provincial Championship Weekend for High School Soccer, and one of the tournaments will take place at the Northumberland Field in Alma. The Lady Knighthawks host the NSSAF Division 2 Championship, and will face Central Kings in one semi-final this Friday at noon. At 2:30pm, the other semi-final features Northeast Kings against Millwood. The bronze medal and gold medal games will take place Saturday at 10am and 12pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will head to East Antigonish this Friday and Saturday in hopes of bringing home the Division Four Championship. This is the third straight year that PA girls have made it to Provincials winning a bronze 2012 and a silver in 2013.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team next regular home game has been rescheduled due to Halloween and will be played on Sunday November 2 at the Wellness Centre at 1:30 against the Northumberland Nighthawks. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free. The Gryphons will travel to Port Hood on Saturday to take on the Dalbrae Dragons at 6pm. Parents and players would like to thank all those who donated their recycling to the bottle drive this past weekend.

Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be launching its winter training centre over the next few days, and will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 1st for U4 & U6 players, and Monday, November 3rd for U8 to U16 players at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex in Stellarton. Players born from 2009-2012 can come to the field for a free training session on Saturday, November 1st from 10-11am where parents and players can learn about the program which is under the direction of club head coach Jackie Fitt-Ryan. Players born from 1999-2008 can come to the field for a free training session on Monday, November 3rd . Players born from 2007-2008 will be on the field from 6-7pm, followed by players born from 2003-2006 from 7-8pm, wrapping up with players born from 1999-2002 from 8-9pm. The cost for U4-U6 is $75 for 12 weeks, while U8-16 is $100 for 16 weeks. All training will be in Stellarton at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex, with no travel out of the county. For more information visit www.nnusc.com.

The first of four, Round-Robin, Snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region will end this Friday, with the second one beginning the following day. The top four players currently stand as: 1   Billy Martin 2   Jeff Gillin 3   Don Latter 4   Peter Borden Our region has only 17 actively competing players so we have room for a lot more in the next three tours.  Check the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for info.

The second Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Northern Region, OPEN 9-ball, Double Knockout, Satellite tour will be held on Saturday at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. Coming into this event, the ranking are as follows: 1   Billy Martin 2   John Baker 3   Nick Kaiser 4   Jeff Gillin 5   Chris Simmons 6   Greg Quinn 7   Chris Kemp 8   Kris Dunbar 9   Shawn Fequet 10  William Holmes 11   Archie Best 12.   Peter Borden 13   Jody Turner Members from other regions will be playing this Saturday, and pool fans are welcome to come and watch this incredibly good competition and can even be a player if they wish to join in on the action.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is offering a new Active for Life Swim - Would you like to get back into the water and enjoy un-structured swim time? Open to those with mobility challenges and seniors 55+. Assistance provided by certified staff. Aqua wheelchair and hydraulic lift available to access water. No cost, bring a friend or family member. Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Call the pool for details at 485-5301.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 29
Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers had a successful trip to Yarmouth this past weekend. In game one, the Crushers and the Mariners battled through a tight match and had a 2-1 lead after 2. Scoring in the first period were Connor MacLeod and Ryan Green with Blake Kontuk earning an assist. Late in the third the Mariners pulled their goalie and had an extra attacker on the ice and Kontuk sealed the win with an empty net goal. Brayden Leblanc made key saves to earn the win. On Sunday, the crew were in tough with the Mariners leading 3-1 after two periods of play. Ethan MacDonald opened the scoring for the Crushers with assists going to Ryan Green and Raymond Chisholm. In the third period with only 2 minutes 30 seconds left Chisholm brought it to within 1. With time running out and with the Crushers having an extra attacker, Ryan Green scored the tying goal with Thomas Schnare and Kontuk picking up assists. Keegan Walker was solid in goal. The team showed grit and determination throughout the weekend.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers travelled to Amherst this past Saturday to play the Cumberland Atom A team. Final score of the game was 13-7. Crushers started strong scoring 7 goals in the first period, but the Ramblers rallied in the second with 6 goals to 1 from the Crushers. The Crushers netted 5 more in the third to secure the win. Scoring for the Crushers was Cameron MacKinnon (3), Seth Gallant (2), Ian Reynolds (2), Lane Lochead, Adam Farrell, Reese Smith, Nikos Bonvie, Ben Wallace, and Brent Chapman. Assists went to Reynolds, Gallant, Lochead, Wallace, MacKinnon, Peyton Clements, Smith and Farrell. Cole Battist and Jacob MacLeod shared the games between the posts. The Atom A Crushers participate in Hockey Nova Scotia’s Developmental Weekend and will not travel for games this week.

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday. In the firsy game, Italy defeated Mexico 4-1. Italy …..Austin Pettipas 2, Kake Barkhouse 1, Kate Koch 1 Mexico…Ethan Gilmore 1 Game two saw Ireland win 7-2 over Portugal. Ireland: Caleb Janes 3, Aiden Turnbull 3, Brendan Avery 2, Kale Behie 1 Portugal: Kayden Moulaison 1

The Candians defeated the Leafs 5-4 on Sunday evening at the Westville Miners Sports Center in the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League. Leanne MacDonald with two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron, Dawn MacKay, and Liz MacFarlene paced for the Canadians. The Leafs were led by Santina Ruston’s 3 goals and Debbie MacLean’s single tally.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw Brookfield come away with a dominating home win, 9-2 over the Cumberland County Blues. The Pictou County Scotians are off until Sunday, when they host the Strait Pirates at 7pm at Trenton Arena.

It is Provincial Championship Weekend for High School Soccer, and one of the tournaments will take place at the Northumberland Field in Alma. The Lady Knighthawks host the NSSAF Division 2 Championship, and will face Central Kings in one semi-final this Friday at noon. At 2:30pm, the other semi-final features Northeast Kings against Millwood. The bronze medal and gold medal games will take place Saturday at 10am and 12pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will head to East Antigonish this Friday and Saturday in hopes of bringing home the Division Four Championship. This is the third straight year that PA girls have made it to Provincials winning a bronze 2012 and a silver in 2013.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team next regular home game has been rescheduled due to Halloween and will be played on Sunday November 2 at the Wellness Centre at 1:30 against the Northumberland Nighthawks. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free. The Gryphons will travel to Port Hood on Saturday to take on the Dalbrae Dragons at 6pm. Parents and players would like to thank all those who donated their recycling to the bottle drive this past weekend.

The first of four, Round-Robin, Snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region will end this Friday, with the second one beginning the following day. The top four players currently stand as: 1   Billy Martin 2   Jeff Gillin 3   Don Latter 4   Peter Borden Our region has only 17 actively competing players so we have room for a lot more in the next three tours.  Check the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for info.

The second Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Northern Region, OPEN 9-ball, Double Knockout, Satellite tour will be held on Saturday at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. Coming into this event, the ranking are as follows: 1   Billy Martin 2   John Baker 3   Nick Kaiser 4   Jeff Gillin 5   Chris Simmons 6   Greg Quinn 7   Chris Kemp 8   Kris Dunbar 9   Shawn Fequet 10  William Holmes 11   Archie Best 12.   Peter Borden 13   Jody Turner Members from other regions will be playing this Saturday, and pool fans are welcome to come and watch this incredibly good competition and can even be a player if they wish to join in on the action.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is offering a new Active for Life Swim - Would you like to get back into the water and enjoy un-structured swim time? Open to those with mobility challenges and seniors 55+. Assistance provided by certified staff. Aqua wheelchair and hydraulic lift available to access water. No cost, bring a friend or family member. Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Call the pool for details at 485-5301.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 28
Tuesday 28th October 2014

The Pictou County Scotians took out the two-time defending NSJHL champions last night, beating the Sackville Blazers 5-4 in their own barn. Cole Livingston scored the game winner with just over 8 minutes left in the third period. Lucas Eshelman had a hat-trick, while Jason Falkenham stopped 40 of 44 shots in the win. The Scotians improved to 5-2-1, just 3 points back of Glace Bay for first place in the Sid Rowe Division, and with two games in hand. The Scotians next game will be Sunday night at home against the Strait Pirates. Game time at Trenton Arena is 7pm.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers played 2 games this past weekend at Kingston Arena vs the Western Valley Spartans. On Saturday, the Crushers ran into penalty trouble and came out on the short end, losing 4-0 to the Spartans.  Nick Laffin made 41 saves in the loss.  On Sunday, the Crushers played a much better team game, defeating the Spartans 4-3. Matt Munroe and Parker Hickey played a strong defensive game for the Crushers. Scoring for the Crushers were Nick Dykstra with 2 goals, Matt Martin and Michael MacGillivary with one goal each.  Assists going to Martin with three, Dykstra and MacGillivary with two a piece. Ryan Royles made a glove save late in the game to preserve the win for the Crushers. This weekend is Development Weekend for all teams, so there are no games scheduled.  The Crushers will play 2 home games the following weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre vs the Shelburne Flames on on Saturday, November 8th at 6:15pm, then again on Sunday, November 9th at 10:45am.

There are two games on the schedule tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. At 8pm in Stellarton, Pictou Landing Falcons will take on the Elk's Club. At 9pm in Pictou, Can-Connect faces Nat Pro Gas. One game tomorrow, with Connor's against Thistle Bar at 9pm in Stellarton.

It is Provincial Championship Weekend for High School Soccer, and one of the tournaments will take place at the Northumberland Field in Alma. The Lady Knighthawks host the NSSAF Division 2 Championship, and will face Central Kings in one semi-final this Friday at noon. At 2:30pm, the other semi-final features Northeast Kings against Millwood. The bronze medal and gold medal games will take place Saturday at 10am and 12pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will head to East Antigonish this Friday and Saturday in hopes of bringing home the Division Four Championship. This is the third straight year that PA girls have made it to Provincials winning a bronze 2012 and a silver in 2013.

In their only game of the weekend, the North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team extended their unbeaten strike to five after beating the Dr. JH Gillis Royals from Antigonish  by a 6-1 margin. Austin Mason started the scoring in the first period assisted by Tyler Baird. Ryan MacDonald scored with 2 seconds left to take a 2-0 lead into the second. Campbell Burrows opened the second frame on a goal assisted by Duncan Byrne. Chris Brooker scored a power play goal with assists to Ryan Chabbassol and Jacob Pentz while Luke Pelton scored assisted by Noah Delorey and Baird to take a 5-0 lead into the third period. Chris Brooker scored his second marker of the night assisted by Carson Dunbar and Pentz. With 15 seconds remaining in the game, the Royals scored to break the shut out. Matt Murray backstopped the Gryphons for the win. The Gryphons next regular home game has been rescheduled due to Halloween and will be played on Sunday November 2 at the Wellness Centre at 1:30 against the Northumberland Nighthawks. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free. The Gryphons will travel to Port Hood on Saturday to take on the Dalbrae Dragons at 6pm. Parents and players would like to thank all those who donated their recycling to the bottle drive this past weekend.

A pair of wins last week has moved the Weeks Jr A Crushers onto the national radar. The Crushers, off of wins against Amherst and Truro, earned an Honorable Mention, along with the Dieppe Commandos on the National Top 20 rankings. The Woodstock Slammers moved up one spot from sixth to fifth in the rankings, as they continue to roll, with a record of 12-1.

The MHL announced the three stars of the week yesterday, and there is not much surprise that Ryan Caswell of the Crushers was named the first star. Caswell scored three goals and added an assist in his first two games in a Crusher jersey, leading the Eastlink Division leaders to a pair of wins over Amherst and Truro. Ryan Langan of Dieppe and Eddie Banville from Campbellton rounded out the three star selection. This week, the Crushers host Valley on Thursday, who currently sit tied for second in the Eastlink with Truro, 5 points back of the Crushers. The Crushers then head to Yarmouth on Saturday.

The first of four, Round-Robin, Snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region will end this Friday, with the second one beginning the following day. The top four players currently stand as: 1   Billy Martin 2   Jeff Gillin 3   Don Latter 4   Peter Borden Our region has only 17 actively competing players so we have room for a lot more in the next three tours.  Check the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for info.

The second Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Northern Region, OPEN 9-ball, Double Knockout, Satellite tour will be held on Saturday at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. Coming into this event, the ranking are as follows: 1   Billy Martin 2   John Baker 3   Nick Kaiser 4   Jeff Gillin 5   Chris Simmons 6   Greg Quinn 7   Chris Kemp 8   Kris Dunbar 9   Shawn Fequet 10  William Holmes 11   Archie Best 12.   Peter Borden 13   Jody Turner Members from other regions will be playing this Saturday, and pool fans are welcome to come and watch this incredibly good competition and can even be a player if they wish to join in on the action.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is offering a new Active for Life Swim - Would you like to get back into the water and enjoy un-structured swim time? Open to those with mobility challenges and seniors 55+. Assistance provided by certified staff. Aqua wheelchair and hydraulic lift available to access water. No cost, bring a friend or family member. Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Call the pool for details at 485-5301.

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STUDY OF HIGHWAY 104 TO BE COMPLETED
Monday 27th October 2014

A portion of Highway 104 will undergo a safety review following calls for the road to be twinned. Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says the government is aware of concerns from residents who travel along the 37-kilometre stretch that connects Antigonish and Sutherland's River. Joe MacDonald, the volunteer fire chief in Barney's River, has started an online petition urging the government to twin that portion of the highway. He says there have been 14 fatal crashes on that stretch since 2009. MacLellan says a tender will be issued this week for the safety review.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 26
Monday 27th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crusher got their third consecutive victory Saturday night, a 5-4 win in a shootout against the Bearcats in Truro. Regan Spears scored the shootout winner in the fourth round to clinch the win for the Crushers, who now lead the Eastlink Division by five points over the Bearcats and Valley Wildcats, who are tied for second. Ryan Caswell scored twice, giving him three goals in his two games since joining the Crushers this past week. The Crushers are now off until Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

The Pictou County Scotians fell in overtime last night at the Trenton Arena to the Sid Rowe Division leading Glace Bay Miners, 4-3. Criag Matheson, Lucas Eshelman, and Brandon Verge scored for the Scotians, who are now 5 points behind the Miners, and 3 ahead of the third place Strait Pirates. The Scotians are right back in action tonight, when they visit the Sackville Blazers.

It was a rough weekend for the Weeks Major Midgets, losing twice to the South Shore Mustangs in Bridgewater. On Saturday night, the Mustangs raced away to a 5-1 win, followed up by a 4-1 decision Sunday afternoon.

Joey MacDonald started twice for the Hamilton Bulldogs over the weekend, earning a 4-1 win over the Toronto Marlies on Friday and losing 5-2 to the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday. MacDonald now has a 2-2 record in 4 starts. The next action for the Bulldogs comes Wednesday in Rochester against the Americans.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team punched their ticket to the NSSAF Provincial Soccer Championships with two wins in qualifying action last week. On Wednesday PA traveled to Port Hawkesbury to play Inverness Education Center and came out on top 4-0. On Saturday they traveled to Lockport and defeated Lockport 4-0. The girls will now be off to East Antigonish this Friday and Saturday in hopes of bringing home the Division Four Championship. This is the third straight year that PA girls have made it to Provincials winning a bronze 2012 and a silver in 2013.

It was an exciting finish to an excellent weekend of female hockey at the Subway Cup female Hockey Tourney held at the Wellness Center this weekend. The Bantam AA Selects had a record of two wins and a loss through the round robin which lead them through to Sunday morning's cross over game against Glace Bay. The Selects fell behind 1-0 after one period of play but mid-way through the second period, Sarah MacNeil scored on a breakaway to even things up. Camryn Halliday scored the winner with two minutes to play and the Selects hung on to win 2-1, putting them in to the afternoon final. Victoria Dunn was solid between the pipes for the Selects. In the gold medal game, the Subways took on the Valley Wild. It was an end to end affair with the Selects having the slight edge in play. The Wild were first on the board, however, when they capitalized on the power play midway through they first period. The Selects bounced back again and tied things up on a goal by Sarah MacNeil. The teams play hard to the final buzzer but with neither team able to score, the game was sent into overtime. The teams battled for five minutes of four on four hockey unable to score. The game then went to a shootout. Valley was able to score on their first two shots while the Selects came up short on both attempts. That gave the hard fought 2-1 win to the Valley. Jenna Landry was stellar in goal for the Selects. Pictou County allowed only two regulation goals throughout the tournament, playing a tight defensive style. The Subways are off now for Development weekend and will return to league play on November 8th.

The Atom A Subway Selects took the gold medal at the Subway Cup, winning the gold medal game over Valley 5-0, and winning all five games they playes by a combined score of 26-2. The Midget AAA Northern Subway Selects earned the silver medal in the Midget Division, falling just short in the final 2-1 to the defending Nova Scotia champions Metro Boston Pizza. The Pee Wee AA Selects also finished with the silver medal, losing the championship game to Dartmouth, 3-2.

Maddie Robertson led the Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects to victory Sunday in their first league series game against the Glace Bay Miners. Robertson scored twice for the Subway Selects in a 2-1 win over the Miners. Her goals were assisted by Bianca Bourgeois, Ryleigh Sutherland and Hannah Fraser.

The Northumberland Nighthawks Girls Volleyball team won the Tier 2 JH Gillis Tournament over the weekend in Anitgonish. The girls went 6 and 2 in the round robin and a perfect 6 and 0 in the playoffs, beating Riverview of Sydney, North Nova and JH Gillis of Anitgonish. Rylee McLean and Katie Nickerson were all-stars and Jamie Crockett was the MVP.

Three games last night at the Stellarton Arena in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 9-6, Nat Pro Gas over Elk Club 11-5, and Whitey's Vikings beat Pictou Landing Falcons 8-3.

The first of four, Round-Robin, Snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region will end this Friday, with the second one beginning the following day. The top four players currently stand as: 1   Billy Martin 2   Jeff Gillin 3   Don Latter 4   Peter Borden Our region has only 17 actively competing players so we have room for a lot more in the next three tours.  Check the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for info.

The second Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Northern Region, OPEN 9-ball, Double Knockout, Satellite tour will be held on Saturday at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. Coming into this event, the ranking are as follows: 1   Billy Martin 2   John Baker 3   Nick Kaiser 4   Jeff Gillin 5   Chris Simmons 6   Greg Quinn 7   Chris Kemp 8   Kris Dunbar 9   Shawn Fequet 10  William Holmes 11   Archie Best 12.   Peter Borden 13   Jody Turner Members from other regions will be playing this Saturday, and pool fans are welcome to come and watch this incredibly good competition and can even be a player if they wish to join in on the action.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is offering a new Active for Life Swim - Would you like to get back into the water and enjoy un-structured swim time? Open to those with mobility challenges and seniors 55+. Assistance provided by certified staff. Aqua wheelchair and hydraulic lift available to access water. No cost, bring a friend or family member. Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Call the pool for details at 485-5301.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 26
Sunday 26th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crusher got their third consecutive victory last night, a 5-4 win in a shootout against the Bearcats in Truro. Regan Spears scored the shootout winner in the fourth round to clinch the win for the Crushers, who now lead the Eastlink Division by five points over the Bearcats and Valley Wildcats, who are tied for second. Ryan Caswell scored twice, giving him three goals in his two games since joining the Crushers this past week. The Crushers are now off until Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions are in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. All four Subway Select teams have made it to crossovers or finals today in the Subway Cup being hosted at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Atom Subway girls will play in the championship game at 1130 am and the Peewee AA Subway Girls will be on their own championship fight at 1 pm. Come out and cheer on these Pictou County girls! More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers are busy with a pair of home games this weekend. They hosted the Cole Harbour Storm last night and lost by a score of 6-3. The Crushers will take on the Bay Gulls at the Wellness Centre this afternoon at 12:15pm.

The Northumberland Nighthawks Girls Volleyball team won the Tear 2 JH Gillis Tournament over the weekend in Antigonish.  The girls went 6 and 2 in the round robin and a perfect 6 and 0 in the playoffs, beating Riverview of Sydney, North Nova and JH Gillis of Antigonish.  Rylee McLean and Katie Nickerson were all-stars and Jamie Crockett was the MVP.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is offering a new Active for Life Swim - Would you like to get back into the water and enjoy un-structured swim time? Open to those with mobility challenges and seniors 55+. Assistance provided by certified staff. Aqua wheelchair and hydraulic lift available to access water. No cost, bring a friend or family member. Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Call the pool for details at 485-5301.

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ACCIDENT FRIDAY EVENING CLOSES EAST RIVER ROAD FOR 30 MINUTES
Saturday 25th October 2014

A motor vehicle accident had East River Road closed in both directions for around 30 minutes last evening. New Glasgow Regional Police and New Glasgow Fire Department responded to an accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Atlantic Drive and East River Road shortly after 7pm. A Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on East River Road making a left turn onto Atlantic Drive, while a Hyundai Elantra was traveling northbound. Both vehicles collided causing the driver of the Hyundai to be taken to Hospital by Emergency Health Services for minor injuries and was later released. The Hyundai suffered extensive damage. The driver of the Toyota was a 20 year old from Antigonish and was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for Failing to Yield to the Right of Way.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 25
Saturday 25th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crusher had a 6-3 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers now have a five point lead in the Eastlink Division over the second place Valley Wildcats and a six point lead on the third place Truro Bearcats, who will be the Crushers next opponents. That game goes tonight (October 25) at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, and you can hear it live on Classic Rock 97.9 starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.

The Scotsburn Major Bantams will be hosting two games this weekend as they entertain Pro Hockey Harbour Storm at 7:30 tonight and Landworks Gulls at 12:15 tomorrow.  Both games will be played at the Wellness Center.  Come Support the 2nd place bantams as they make their move to take over first in the provincial major bantam league.  Admission is $5.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions are in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games started Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm Saturday at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow today. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

Meanwhile, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM tonight at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 24
Friday 24th October 2014

The newest Weeks Jr A Crusher had a goal and an assist, as Ryan Caswell was named the game's third star in the Crushers' 6-3 victory over the Amherst Ramblers last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cole Murphy led the way with one goal and three assists, while Justin Ritcey earned his third win in goal in as many starts this season. The Crushers now have a five point lead in the Eastlink Division over the second place Valley Wildcats and a six point lead on the third place Truro Bearcats, who will be the Crushers next opponents. That game goes tomorrow night at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, and you can hear it live on Classic Rock 97.9 starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions are in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games begin Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm Saturday at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The Lady Nighthawks continued to prepare for hosting the NSSAF Provincial Championships by playing an exhibition match with the North Nova Gryphons. The game allowed both teams to get a run and to rehearse some set plays in anticipation of upcoming play-off games. NRHS used three goalkeepers in the game as Hannah Mertin, Lexie Trevors and Sarah-Wynn-Baudoux combined for seven saves in the 2-1 Lady Nighthawks victory over the Gryphons. Emily Mertin scored on a low drive to the far post to open the scoring. She was set up on a great ball switched from the right side by Olivia Fraser, while Olivia MacDonald also picked up an assist on the play. This was the lone goal of the opening half. The game was a see saw affair with both teams having spells of possession in the offensive end of the field. Midway through the second half Emily Mertin struck again with her second goal of the game on the half volley this time as Haley Smith served in a great cross after a ball played up from the back by sweeper Lauren Hale. Once again the Nighthawk defenders played a strong game until NNEC halved the lead with thirteen minutes to go in the game. Kelsey Robson, Leisha Dennis, Gaby Beland, and Alex Kampa-Plouffe held tight to deny any further damage. Amy Elliott nad Danielle McDonald had some great runs up front. The teams also practiced a shoot-out at the conclusion to again prepare for playoffs. NRHS converted 8 of their 10 penalty kicks while NNEC found the back of the net five times. In Qualifiers the NNEC Gryphons will play Citadel High with the winner adavancing to play Horton. The Lady Nighthawks wait to host the NSSAF Division 2 Girls High School Soccer Provincial Championship on Friday October 31st and Saturday November 1st at the Nighthawk Field in Alma. Competing teams will be announced after qualification this week-end to join the NRHS squad in the final four.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will play their next home game tonight at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. The following day, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm the team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

Meanwhile, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM tomorrow at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

The new season of the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League started with a pair of games at the Thorburn Rink last night. Whitey's Vikings defeated Can-Connect by a score of 9-5, followed by Dewtie's Excavating over Thistle Bar 8-7 in a shootout.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women rugby team are two wins away from their 17th consecutive AUS Championship, and another berth in the CIS National Tournament. The X-Women, who went through the league schedule with a perfect 6-0 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 404-34, will play the St. Mary's Huskies in one semi-final match-up tomorrow at Acadia University. The other semi-final will see the hosts take on UPEI, with the winners going on to the gold medal game on Sunday. The AUS has one berth at this year's national championship tournament, which begins next Thursday at the University of Guelph.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women hockey team will play a pair of games at home this weekend, hosting Dalhousie tonight at 7pm at the Keating Millennium Centre, before facing Mount Allison tomorrow afternoon at 2pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 21
Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers announced a trade with the Summerside Western Capitals. Ryan Caswell, who spent the last two seasons in Amherst amassing 59 points in 90 games, before joining Summerside at the beginning of this season will now become a Crusher in exchange for prospects and draft picks. Coming to the Crushers with Caswell is a 4th round draft pick in 2015 in exchange for the rights to Parker Monaghan, Julien Galloway, a 2nd round pick in 2015 draft and future considerations. Caswell's first game with his new team will be against the Amherst Ramblers tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

In the Northern Nova Scotia High School Hockey league action, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 25 at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions will be in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games begin Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will play their next home game this Friday at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. The following day, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm the team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

The new season of the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League starts with a pair of games at the Thorburn Rink this Thursday. 6:40 - Whitey's Vikings vs Can-Connect 8:00 - Dewtie's Excavating. vs Thistle Bar

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 21 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have announced a trade with the Summerside Western Capitals. Ryan Caswell, who spent the last two seasons in Amherst amassing 59 points in 90 games, before joining Summerside at the beginning of this season will now become a Crusher in exchange for prospects and draft picks. The exact contents of the package heading to Summerside has not been announced. Caswell's first game with his new team will be against the Amherst Ramblers tomorrow night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers took to the ice twice this past week-end against the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers dominated the first game in Truro with a final score of 10-3. Scoring for the Crushers were Peyton Clements (2), Seth Gallant (2), Lane Lochead, Ian Reynolds, Adam Farrell, Dylan Kontuk, Ben Wallace, and Reese Smith. Wallace and Farrell each had assists. The second game was on home ice for the Crushers. Despite the Bearcats putting on pressure in the third period, the Crushers sealed another win with a score of 9-5. Ben Wallace netted three goals. Peyton Clements and Adam Farrell both had two. Singles went to Cameron MacKinnon and Reese Smith. Assists went to MacKinnon (3), Clements (2), Smith (2), Wallace, Nikos Bonvie, Kontuk, Brendan Avery, and Lochead. Cole Battist and Jacob MacLeod shared the games between the posts. The Atom A Crushers travel to play Cumberland this Saturday.

In the Northern Nova Scotia High School Hockey league action, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 25 at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions will be in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games begin Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will play their next home game this Friday at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. The following day, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm the team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

The new season of the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League starts with a pair of games at the Thorburn Rink this Thursday. 6:40 - Whitey's Vikings vs Can-Connect 8:00 - Dewtie's Excavating. vs Thistle Bar

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 21
Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Pictou County Bantam A Crushers won the second game of a home and home series Sunday at the Wellness Centre defeating the Truro Bearcats 4-2. Noah Teed, Munro MacKay, Bryce Thomsen and Lauchie Malcolm scored each with Broden DeCoff earning 2 assists, while Ben MacDonald and Cairan Boone had one each. On Saturday, the Bantam A's lost 3-2 in Truro. Carson Ripoll scored assisted by Tyler Foote, while MacKay scored late in the third, assisted by Blake Fraser and Boone.

It was a split weekend this past Saturday and Sunday for the PEEWEE AA Crushers and the Cumberland Ramblers Hockey teams. Ramblers inched there way ahead of the Crushers with a final 3-2 score.  Brody Bowering and Kyle Reim scored for the Crushers.  Assists went to Reim, Jansen Langille, and Luke Young.  Cody MacDougall was goalie. Sunday’s game had the opposite outcome with Crushers visiting the Ramblers’ home ice and led the game with a final 6-3 score.  Goals went to Nolan MacDonald, Reim with two goals; Matt Carson, and Brycen MacDonald adding two more goals in the third period.  Assists went to Bowering, Carson, Jayden Hatchard, Landen MacDonald and Reim.  Vaughn MacEachern was in the nets. PEEWEE AA Crushers play this upcoming weekend with their games against Truro Bearcats.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the Sackville Blazers dominate the Brookfield Elks 10-3 in Sackville. The Pictou County Scotians are off until Sunday when they host the Glace Bay Miners at 7pm in Trenton Arena. The Scotians will make their lone visit of the season to Sackville next Monday night.

The weekly national rankings were released for Jr. A Hockey yesterday, and only one MHL team made the list. The Woodstock Slammers, who last Friday handed the Weeks Crushers a 9-1 loss, moved up two spots from 8th to 6th. The Dieppe Commandos, whom the Crushers beat last Thursday 5-4 at the Wellness Centre, fell off of the list after coming in at 19th the week before. This week, the Crushers play twice. On Thursday, they will host the Amherst Ramblers, before visiting Truro on Saturday. We will have the game from the Rath Eastlink Community Centre live on Classic Rock 97.9 Saturday night starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

The North Nova Gryphon's next home game is Friday, October 24th at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free.

The new season of the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League starts with a pair of games at the Thorburn Rink this Thursday. 6:40 - Whitey's Vikings vs Can-Connect 8:00 - Dewtie's Excavating. vs Thistle Bar

The North Nova High School Boys Hockey team will be holding a bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow on Saturday October 25 th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call/text  Tony at 902-928-8280. You can also drop the bottles off at the school during the hours above.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 20
Monday 20th October 2014

The Ballantyne Fuel PeeWee AAA Crushers began their regular season this weekend by hosting the South Shore Ice Sharks. In game one, the Sharks opened the scoring in the second period. The Crushers battled hard, but fell just short and were defeated 1-0. Playing in goal was Brayden Leblanc who made impressive saves to keep his team in the hunt. On Sunday, the Sharks had a 2-0 lead at the end of the second period. Early in the third period, the fuel kids answered back with a goal by Ryan Green assisted by Raymond Chisholm, but the Sharks bit back with 2 more goals and won the game 4-1. Keegan Walker was solid between the pipes. Next action for the Crushers will be on the weekend when they will travel to Yarmouth to face off against the Mariners.

After a week long break due to the Atlantic Cup Challenge, the Northern Subway Selects Female AAA Hockey Club returned to regular season action this past weekend. On Saturday the Selects travelled to Cole Harbour to face the ProCresting Panthers. The Penguins dominated the game from start to finish and defeated the Selects 3-1. If it wasn’t for the amazing goaltending of Selects netminder Katie Henderson the score could have been a lot higher. Julie Scammell scored the lone Select goal assisted by MacKenzie Reid. The Northern Team returned to action Sunday at home facing the first place Metro Boston Pizza club. Whether it was the home cooking or the friendly confines of the Wellness Centre the Selects were a totally different team. The game featured end to end action with numerous chances by both teams. Boston Pizza opened the scoring in the second on the power play to take a 1-0 lead. The Subway crew responded on the power-play with a goal from Katie Pentz assisted by forwards Maddie Bourque and Hilary Taylor. Goaltending took over from there with Adi Small closing the door on Metro Boston Pizza making the final 1-1. The Northern Subway Selects are participating in the Subway Cup this coming weekend starting on Friday at the Wellness Centre. The next league action sees the Selects travelling to Halifax to face Metro Boston Pizza on Saturday November 1st

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects opened their regular season this past weekend earning three of four points in two games in the Provincial female Bantam AA league. On Saturday the Subways played host to the Bedford Blues at the Hector Arena. The Selects got out to an early 2-0 lead before giving back two goals in a 2-2 tie. Lindsey MacDonald and Chloe MacDonald had the Subway goals with assists going to Camryn Halliday and Eva Wornell. The Selects outshout the Blues 25-9. Jenna Landry earned the tie between the pipes. On Sunday The Selects headed to Cole Harbour where they took on the Wings in an afternoon tilt. The Subways spotted and 1-0 and 2-1 lead to the Wings before potting two goals on the power play late in the second period, taking a 3-2 lead into the dressing room between periods. The Selects then scored three unanswered goals in the third to earn a convincing 6-2 victory. Camryn Halliday led the Selects with two goals and an assist while singles went to Rhea Young, Sophia Wornell, Hannah Porter and Lindsey MacDonald. Wornell, Lindsay Smith, Taylor MacKenize, Macdonald, Mariah Linehan and Jenna Reid added assists. Victoria Dunn earned the victory in goal stopping eight of 10 shots on goal. The Selects will practice this week before hosting the 2nd annual Subway Cup AA female Hockey tourney. The tournament will see 28 of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. The Subways will look for your support next weekend and hope you'll join them for some terrific female hockey.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers played a pair of games this past weekend vs the Cumberland Ramblers. Game 1 went at the Wellness Centre on Saturday, with the Crushers coming out on top with a score of 4-3. Nick Dykstra had a strong game, scoring the game winner with 3 seconds remaining. Scoring for the Crushers were Zack Houston, Kyle Walsh, Michael MacGillivary and Dykstra. Assists going to Sam McDow, Dykstra, Walsh, Alex MacKinnon, Spencer Creed and Matt Martin. Nick Laffin was solid in goal, turning away 28 shots for the win. On Sunday, the Crushers travelled to Amherst to play Game 2, where in a hard fought battle, fell 2-1 to the Ramblers. The Crushers got into penalty trouble early in the game, which led to Cumberland scoring on the power play. The Crushers answered right back with a blast from Kyle Walsh, assisted by Michael MacGillivary and Matt Martin. The game was very close until the third period, where many supsicious calls started going against the Crushers, causing them to play most of the third period short handed. Cumberland were able to score again late in the third on the power play. Ryan Royles made many acrobatic saves, turning away 29 shots in the loss. The Crushers see action again next weekend in Kingston, where they play 2 games away vs Western Valley

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers took wins in two of three games this past weekend, defeating Dieppe 5-4 at the Wellness Centre on Thursday, before getting blown out in Woodstock 9-1 on Friday. Saturday night the Crushers bounced back with a 4-3 win in their first ever visit to St. Stephen to face the County Aces. The Crushers play twice this coming week. The Thursday night home game will see the Amherst Ramblers come to town for the first meeting of the season, before the Crushers head to Truro on Saturday to face the Bearcats for the third time. The teams split the first two meetings with both teams winning on home ice. This game will be on Classic Rock 97.9, with the pre-game show beginning at 6:45pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets split their home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders, with both teams earning the win in their own building. Saturday night the Islanders took the game by a score of 2-0, while the Weeks came back to earn a 3-2 win yesterday afternoon, thanks to a last second goal from Ben Higgins. The Weeks will play a pair in Bridgewater this coming weekend as they take on the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

The North Nova Gryphons boys Hockey Team remains undefeated this season after picking up two more wins this weekend.  On Friday night the Gryphons hosted the Dalbrae Dragons at the Trenton Arena and came away with a 4-3 win. Chris Brooker led the scoring with two goals while singles went to Noah Delorey and Colin Holmes. Assists went to Carson Dunbar, Kirklin Murray, Campbell Burrows, Ryan MacDonald, Jacob Pentz and Luke Pelton. Kieran MacGillivray back stopped NNEC to the victory. On Saturday, NNEC travelled to the Lantz Arena to play the Hants East Tigers and defeated them 7-3. Ryan MacDonald scored the hat trick for the Gryphons with Tyler Baird, Sean Duggan, Jacob Pentz and Luke Pelton adding singles. Taylor Publicover added two assists while single helpers went to Colin Holmes, Kirklin Murray, Jacob Pentz, Carson Dunbar, Cody Haas, Pelton, and MacDonald. Matt Murray played a solid game between the pipes. The Gryphon's next home game is Friday, October 24th at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women Rugby team finished the AUS regular season with a perfect 6-0 record after a one-sided win against St. Mary's on Saturday. The X-Women dominated to a 115-0 victory. These two teams will meet again in the AUS Semi-Finals this coming Saturday at Acadia, with the winner advancing to the final on Sunday.

The North Nova High School Boys Hockey team will be holding a bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow on Saturday October 25 th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call/text  Tony at 902-928-8280. You can also drop the bottles off at the school during the hours above.

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***UPDATE***PETITION CIRCULATING TO TWIN SECTION OF HIGHWAY
Sunday 19th October 2014

An on-line petition on change.org started this weekend by Tammy MacLaren of NewGlasgow has been gaining serious momentum. The petition, which now has over 1500 signatures, is calling on Premier Stephen MacNeil and other government officials to come up with a plan to twin Highway 104 from Sutherlands River to Antigonish within the next 5 years. Barney’s River Fire Dept. Chief Joe MacDonald has been working with MacLaren on this cause since early Spring. He hopes that government will see the need for the twinning of the highway and will start making plans soon. Police continue to investigate the cause of the most recent crash that killed 37-year-old Benjamin Donald Carver of Sheet Harbour early Friday morning in Marshy Hope. There have been 14 fatal accidents on this stretch of highway since 2009. Provincial Transportation minister Geoff MacLellan says a safety audit of the section is due to be completed, with a final report and recommendations expected in Febrary 2015.

NAME OF VICTIM RELEASED-SAFETY AUDIT TO BE COMPLETED ON SECTION OF HIGHWAY 104 BETWEEN ANTIGONISH & NEW GLASGOW
Saturday 18th October 2014

The name of the latest victim of the stretch of Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish has been released. 37-year old Benjamin Donald Carver of Sheet Harbour was pronounced dead at the scene early yesterday morning after his pick-up truck collided with a tractor trailer in Marshy Hope. The Trans-Canada was closed in both directions for several hours, and RCMP say the cause of the crash remains under investigation. There have been 14 fatal accidents on the same stretch since 2009. Provincial Transportation minister Geoff MacLellan says a safety audit of the section is due to be completed, with a final report and recommendations expected in Febrary 2015.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP **SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18**
Saturday 18th October 2014

The Scotsburn Bantam AAA crushers will be hosting the Western Hurricanes tonight. Come watch the Crushers put their winning record to the test! Game time is 7:30 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and the cost is $5.

Last night in Woodstock, the nationally-ranked Slammers dumped the Pictou County Weeks Crushers 9-1. The Game was 2-1 after the first period, before the Slammers added 3 goals in the second, then four in the third. Cole Murphy scored the lone Crusher goal. Woodstock went 0 for 3 on the powerplay while Pictou County went 1 for 6. The Slammers goalie stopped 28 of 29 shots for the win while Devan Tremblay stopped 35 of 44 shots in the loss. The Crushers play another road-game tonight against the expansion St. Stephen Aces. It will be the first ever meeting between these two clubs & will be the Crushers third game played in three days.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be playing a home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders this weekend. Saturday night's game will be played in Port Hood, with the return match-up set for Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

Pictou's Joey MacDonald made his home debut with his new team last night in the American Hockey League. MacDonald and the Hamilton Bulldogs were defeated 3-2 by the Toronto Marlies at the First Ontario Centre.

Hockey Canada has announced the roster for the Women's Four Nations Cup taking place in British Columbia next month, and Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton will be on the team. Turnbull and Jillian Saulnier of Halifax become the first women from Nova Scotia to play for Team Canada, and are two of ten players making their first appearances with Team Canada at the Senior Level.

Last chance to register for Canskate is today. Starts Wed, Oct 22 It's from 4:40pm to 5:20pm weekly for all children and adults to learn to skate or improve their skating skills. Registration is today at the Wellness Centre from 4 to 6pm. For more info call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) this weekend. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate tomorrow (October 19) from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The 23rd annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held today at the Westville Civic Building. The event includes a social beginning at 1 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 2 p.m. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 17
Friday 17th October 2014

Ethan Marsh and Josh Renaud both scored their first goal in a Crushers jersey, and helped lead the team to a 5-4 win over the nationally ranked Dieppe Commandos 5-4 last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. It was the first of three games in three nights for the Crushers, who will make the long road trip to Woodstock tonight to face another nationally ranked team in the Slammers before heading to St. Stephen on Saturday to face the expansion Aces. It will be the first ever meeting between these two clubs.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be playing a home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders this weekend. Saturday night's game will be played in Port Hood, with the return match-up set for Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

Pictou's Joey MacDonald is set to make his home debut with his new team tonight in the American Hockey League. MacDonald and the Hamilton Bulldogs will face the Toronto Marlies at the First Ontario Centre. MacDonald won the regular season opener on the road in Rochester by a score of 6-4 last Saturday.

Hockey Canada has announced the roster for the Women's Four Nations Cup taking place in British Columbia next month, and Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton will be on the team. Turnbull and Jillian Saulnier of Halifax become the first women from Nova Scotia to play for Team Canada, and are two of ten players making their first appearances with Team Canada at the Senior Level.

Canskate at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for all children and adults to learn to skate or improve their skating skills starts Wed, Oct 22 from 4:40pm to 5:20pm weekly. Last chance registration will be held at the Wellness Centre today and tomorrow from 4 to 6pm. For more info call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place tomorrow at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 16
Thursday 16th October 2014

The Lady Nighthawks took 115 minutes of playing time before senior Olivia MacDonald, affectionately known as OMAC, delivered the banner winning goal in double overtime to propel the NRHS squad past a gritty and determined Amherst Vikettes team. MacDonald buried the rebound of senior captain Lauren Hale’s direct free kick from 25 yards out that proved too hot to handle for the Amherst keeper. The game was a see saw affair with both teams having spells of possession in the attacking third of the field. As a 1-0 scoreline indicates it was a very very tight, physical and intense game with every strike of ball being meaningful. Jennifer Cooke rocketed a shot off the crossbar early in the game while later the NRHS defence cleared two balls off the goal line behind their keeper, one in the first overtime period. The backline of the Nighthawks tream played flawless as Hale, stopper Marcy MacCallum, wing backs Gaby Beland, Alex Kampa-Plouffe and Sarah Wynn-Baudoux handled wave after wave of Amherst attacks. In midfield captain Season Brennan, Haley Smith, Lexie Trevors and Kelsey Robson earned their keep by adding width to the attack and protecting the flanks in defence. Goalkeeper Hannah Mertin earned the shutout with several key saves while at the opposite end of the pitch strikers Emily Mertin, Olivia Fraser, Amy Elliott, Leisha Dennis and Danielle McDonald all contributed when called upon. Coaches, Boardway, Franc and MacDonald were so proud of their squad and the effort they put forth not just in this game but so far this season. Boardway said “it is a very together team and our senior leadership has been phenononal. Well done ladies.” By virtue of this win the Lady Nighthawks will host the NSSAF Division 2 Girls High School Soccer Provincial Championship on Friday October 31st and Saturday November 1st at the Nighthawk Field in Alma. (as submitted)

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will go into tonight's home game against the nationally ranked Dieppe Commandos in a tie for first in the Eastlink Division of the MHL. The Crushers and Truro Bearcats both sit on 13 points, however the Crushers will be playing one of the two games they have in hand on the schedule. The Commandos come into the game ranked 19th in the country in the most recent rankings put out by the CJAHL, which governs all Junior A hockey in Canada. This is the first of three games in three nights, as the Crushers will hit the road Friday and Saturday on a western New Brunswick swing to Woodstock and St. Stephen. Our next broadcast on Classic Rock 97.9 will be one week from this Saturday, when the Crushers visit Truro.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be playing a home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders this weekend. Saturday night's game will be played in Port Hood, with the return match-up set for Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

There is still space available at the Self Defense Class at the North End Recreation Centre – tonight from 6:30-8:30pm. Phone 755-8363  $10 per person or $20 per family.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team play Friday night at the Trenton Arena. This week they host the Dalbrae Dragons and game time is 8:30 pm. The cost is $4.00 for adults and $2,00 for students and seniors.

Canskate at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for all children and adults to learn to skate or improve their skating skills starts Wed, Oct 22 from 4:40pm to 5:20pm weekly. Last chance registration will be held at the Wellness Centre on Friday and Saturday (Oct 17 and 18) from 4 to 6pm. For more info call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

This past weekend the 6th Annual SoccerMania: Jimmy George Cup was held. Team Ryan-Fitt defeated Team George 2-1 to take home the title for 3rd year in a row. Scoring for Team Ryan-Fitt were Chuck Hill and Jeremy Bell, while Matt Ross replied for team George. Organizers are extending their thanks to all who participated, saying it was a great day all around.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Saturday at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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ANTIGONISH RESIDENTS WIN SET FOR LIFE LOTTERY
Wednesday 15th October 2014

An Antigonish couple are Nova Scotia's newest winners of the Atlantic Lottery Set for Life top prize. Anne Marie and Joseph Gillis are the third winners of the prize, and have opted to take the lump sum payment of 675-thousand dollars. There are still two prizes remaining in the scratch-and-win game.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 15
Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will go into tomorrow night's home game against the Dieppe Commandos in a tie for first in the Eastlink Division of the MHL. The Crushers and Truro Bearcats both sit on 13 points, however the Crushers will be playing one of the two games they have in hand on the schedule. This is the first of three games in three nights, as the Crushers will hit the road Friday and Saturday on a western New Brunswick swing to Woodstock and St. Stephen. Our next broadcast on Classic Rock 97.9 will be one week from this Saturday, when the Crushers visit Truro.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the Strait Pirates go on the road and earn a 6-5 victory over the Brookfield Elks. The Pictou County Scotians, who currently sit second in the Sid Rowe Division, do not have a game scheduled for this week, but will be back in action October 26 at home against the Glace Bay Miners.

The Northumberland Regional Lady Nighthawks soccer team will host the D-2 High School Girls NSSAF Regionals this afternoon at 3:30pm against the semi final winner of Amherst and Hants East. The results of that semi-final are currently unavailable.

This past weekend the 6th Annual SoccerMania: Jimmy George Cup was held. Team Ryan-Fitt defeated Team George 2-1 to take home the title for 3rd year in a row. Scoring for Team Ryan-Fitt were Chuck Hill and Jeremy Bell, while Matt Ross replied for team George. Organizers are extending their thanks to all who participated, saying it was a great day all around.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Saturday at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 14
Tuesday 14th October 2014

The Lady Nighthawks added the CCRSB League Banner and the Turkey Bowl Trophy to their collection this past week by virtue of a 1-0 shootout victory over the South Colchester Wolves on Tuesday past and a 1-0 Thanksgiving Day win over the host NNEC Gryphons. On Tuesday it was a difficult and emotional game as the Lady Nighthawks played hard to support one of their captains, Lauren Hale and her family. Season Brennan and Jennifer Cooke provided the offence while Gaby Beland at sweeper and Marcy MacCallum at stopper along with goalkeeper Hannah Mertin played airtight defence. Alex Kampa-Plouffe, and Sarah Wynn-Baudoux also were solid on the backline while Olivia MacDonald, Haley Smith, and Lexie Trevors ran miles in midfield. In the 9th annual Turkey Bowl the Lady Nighthawks won thier sixth Gobbler Trpohy with a narrow 1-0 victory over the host Gryphons in the yearly friendly encounter. A large crowd was present for the game on a chilly but bright morning with many alumni home for the long week-end and making the trip out to Parkdale to take in the soccer action. Hannah Mertin controlled her 18 yard box with authority while Lauren Hale, Marcy MacCallum, Season Brennan, Kelsey Robson and Olivia MacDonald took care of the central lanes to lead the Nighthawks to the win. Emily Mertin assisted by Brennan and Jennifer Cooke fired home the Turkey winning goal late in the first half. Leisha Dennis, Danielle McDonald and Amy Elliott were full marks for their effort up front. At the conclusion of the game Referee Peter MacDonald presented NRHS Co-Captains Season Berennan and Lauren Hale with the Turkey Bowl trophy which is a felt turkey sitting on a soccer ball in a roasting pan. The trophy was created in 2006 by Cindy Osmond and was updted with feathers and fall colours by local primary teacher Janet Boardway in 2010. This coming week the Lady Nighthawks will be in play-off mode as Wednesday at 3:30 pm the red, white & blck will host the D-2 High School Girls NSSAF Regionals against the semi final winner of Amherst and Hants East.

Paige MacDonald started her hockey season this weekend with a hat trick from the blue line. The defenseman from the Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects was one of three goal scorers during a 5-0 win against Antigonish Sunday. Maddie Robertson and Megan MacCarthy scored the other two goals. On Saturday, the bantam a Subway Selects were defeated 3-1 by Cape Breton West Islanders. MacKenzie Ells scored the lone goal for the Selects.

Joey MacDonald backstopped the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 6-4 win in their season opener in Rochester on Saturday. The Pictou native stopped 25 of 29 shots faced in the victory. Up next for the Bulldogs is their home opener on Friday against the Toronto Marlies.

A shootout loss by the Truro Bearcats in Summerside on Sunday has pulled them into a tie with the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers for first place in the Eastlink Division. Both teams have 13 points, although the Crushers currently hold the advantage of having two games in hand. One of those games will get played on Thursday night at the Wellness Centre when the Crushers host the defending Meek Division Champions, the Dieppe Commandos. It is the first of three games in three nights for the Crushers, as they will be making a road trip to western New Brunswick to visit Woodstock and St. Stephen. Game time Thursday is 7pm, and join us on Classic Rock 97.9 at 6pm for a full weekend preview on Slapshot.

Jake Martin of New Glasgow was a member of the gold-medal winning Male Under-15 Team Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Challenge Cup this past weekend in Moncton. Nova Scotia went undefeated in five games, outscoring their opponents 22-6 on the way to the gold medal. On the Female Under-15 Team, Camryn Halliday of New Glasgow scored one goal in five games, as the team also went 5-0 to earn gold. They were just as dominant as the boys, outscoring their opponents 19-3. Taylor Perry of Trenton and the rest of the provincial Female Under-18 team also took gold, after going 0-2-1 through the round robin, they bounced back with wins in the semi-final and gold medal games. And the Under-14 boys also won gold, marking the first time since 2003 that one province has swept gold in all of the divisions. It was also Nova Scotia in that year.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Saturday at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 12
Sunday 12th October 2014

Lucas Eshelman scored twice for the Pictou County Scotians last night, but it was not enough, as the Scotians fell to the Liverpool Privateers 3-2 in the first half of a home and home series in Liverpool. The teams will meet again tonight at 7pm in the Trenton Arena. Other games from last night in the NSJHL saw Glace Bay defeat Sackville 4-2, while the Cole Harbour Colts dominated the Cumberland County Blues 10-3.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers opened their regular season with a win over the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Keating Millenium Centre in Antigonish on Saturday evening, with a score of 5-3. The Crushers put the pressure on early and did not let up. Scoring for the Crushers were Sam McDow with a pair, singles to Nick Dykstra, Kyle Walsh and Luke Sheehan. Assists going to Daniel Molyneaux and Michael MacGillivary with two a piece, along with Zack Houston and Kyle Walsh with one each. Ryan Royles was solid in goal making 20 saves for the win. The Bantam AA Crushers next home game will be this Saturday vs the Cumberland Ramblers at the PC Wellness Centre. Game time is at 11:30am.

There were four games last night in the Maritime Hockey League, including the second meeting of the season between last season's Kent Cup finalists. The Dieppe Commandos defeated the Truro Bearcats 4-1, leaving the Pictou County Weeks Crushers one point ahead of the Bearcats for first place in the Eastlink Division, and the Crushers now hold one game in hand. Elsewhere last night the Lumberjacks defeated Amherst 4-1, Miramichi beat the expansion St. Stephen County Aces 7-0, and Woodstock doubled up Yarmouth 4-2. Two games today see Truro visit Summerside and Yarmouth at Valley. The next game for the Crushers will be at home Thursday against Dieppe.

The Cape Breton Capers won the St. Francis Xavier Mens Basketball Invitational Preseason Tournament by beating the hosts 91-84 last night at the Oland Centre.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax. The winner will receive the President's Cup.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, OCT 11* UPDATED
Saturday 11th October 2014

The Jimmy George Cup is happening today at the Sobeys Indoor Complex. Admission is free & it goes until 5pm. The teams registration fees go to support minor soccer.

CANSKATE registration is today from 4-6pm at the Wellness Centre! The Learn to Skate program  for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm.. Whether you play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends, Canskate at the Wellness Centre is for you. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com  for details.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) next weekend(October 18th and 19). The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax. The winner will receive the President's Cup.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers defeated the Truro Bearcats 6-3 Thursday night. Led by 4 points from Evan Morrison and a 34 save performance from Devan Tremblay, the game also say Gabriel Levesque score his first goal as a Crusher. The Crushers are now in first place in the Eastlink Division , but the Bearcats can regain that spot when they play in Dieppe tonight. The Crushers are off until next Thursday when they host the Commandos.

Tonight the Northumberland Regional High Nighthawks will have their home opener at the Westville Miners Sports Centre at 6pm, when they host the Gryphons.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men basketball team are hosting an invitational exhibition tournament at the Oland Centre. The championship game will go at 8pm tonight, while the consolation final goes at 6pm. All of the other St. FX teams are on the road this weekend. The X-Men hockey game scheduled for Saturday night has been moved to next Tuesday.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 9
Thursday 9th October 2014

The Northern Nova Soccer Club is holding an in-person registration this evening at the indoor soccer complex in Stellarton from 6-8 pm. For more details on programming or to register online please visit www dot nnusc dot com.

After losses in three of the last four games, the Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column and avenge one of those losses tonight, when the Truro Bearcats visit the Wellness Centre at 7pm. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 at 6pm for a full preview of this game on Slapshot.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers opened their season on Sunday with an exhibition game against the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crushers skated to a convincing 10-1 win over the Bulldogs. Scoring for the Crushers was Adam Farrell (4), Ian Reynolds (2), Cameron MacKinnon, Seth Gallant, Reese Smith, and Peyton Clements. Assists went to Gallant, Reynolds, Brent Chapman, Nikos Bonvie, MacKinnon, Ben Wallace, Lane Lochead, and Conrad Robertson. Goalies Cole Battist and Jacob Macleod were solid between the pipes. The Atom A Crushers will play Cumberland this week-end at the Wellness Center.

The North Nova Education Centre Boys Hockey team will play its home opener this Friday night at the Trenton Arena. North Nova will host the Hants East Tigers at 8:30. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. The Northumberland Regional High Nighthawks will then host the Gryphons in their home opener on Saturday Oct 11th at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. game time 6;00 PM.

The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou Couny SPCA on Sept. 21st saw 55 players and volunteers take part to raise $4004 to help fund their new septic system required by the Granton SPCA. There was a tie for 1st place between Team Rondelet and Team Brannon - both at 8 under Par. Organizers thank participants, Glen Lovat Golf course and all who donated to the Silent Auction and the Prize Holes for contributing to the event's success.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 8
Wednesday 8th October 2014

After losses in three of the last four games, the Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column and avenge one of those losses tomorrow. The Truro Bearcats will be at the Wellness Centre on Thursday at 7pm. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 Thursday at 6pm for a full preview of this game on Slapshot.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the East Hants Penguins go on the road and defeat the Brookfield Elks 4-3. The Pictou County Scotians are off until Saturday when they start a home and home series against the Liverpool Privateers. Saturday's game will be played in Liverpool, with the Sunday game going at 7pm in Trenton Arena.

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers played a pair of exhibition games against the Antigonish Bulldogs over the weekend, and came out with a win and a tie despite trailing in both games. In the home game on Saturday at the Wellness Centre, the Crushers were down 3-1 going into the third period, but came back to earn the 4-3 victory. Scott Long, MacLean Tobin, Blake Kontuk and Ethan MacDonald scored the goals for the Crushers, while Brayden LeBlanc earned the win in goal. The back end of the home-and-home series on Sunday ended in a 2-2 tie after the Crushers were again down by 2 going into the third period. MacLean Tobin and Blake Kontuk scored goals for the second consecutive game. Keegan Walker got the tie in net. Next weekend they will travel to Bedford to play in the Jordan Boyd Memorial Tournament.

The recent trade of Peter Budaj from the Montreal Canadiens to the Winnipeg Jets firmly places Pictou's Joey MacDonald as the number three on the depth chart of the NHL Club. MacDonald is starting the season with the Habs top farm team, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Carey Price holds down the number one spot with the top club, while Dustin Tokarksi will start the year as his back-up.

The North Nova Education Centre Boys Hockey team will play its home opener this Friday night at the Trenton Arena. North Nova will host the Hants East Tigers at 8:30. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. On Saturday evening at the the NNEC Gryphons will travel to the Westville Miners Rink to play Northumberland High School at 6pm.

Northumberland Regional High School has named their Athletes of the Month for September. Katie Warren, in her third year as a member of the Cross Country Running Team, was named as Female Athlete. The Grade 11 student is described as a very positive person with a great attitude and always willing to help others. Grant Fraser, a Grade 10 student on the NRHS Boys Golf Team, was named Male Athlete of the Month. Fraser finished second overall in the regional golf tournament in Pugwash, leading the team to the Regional title. They went on to finish fourth in provincials in Cheticamp.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 7 ***UPDATED***
Tuesday 7th October 2014

After losses in three of the last four games, the Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column and avenge one of those losses this Thursday. The Truro Bearcats will be at the Wellness Centre on Thursday at 7pm. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 Thursday at 6pm for a full preview of this game on Slapshot.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the Sackville Blazers defeat the Liverpool Privateers by a score of 8-6. The Pictou County Scotians will be facing those same Privateers in a home and home set this coming Saturday and Sunday night. The game in Trenton will take place Sunday at 7pm.

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers played a pair of exhibition games against the Antigonish Bulldogs over the weekend, and came out with a win and a tie despite trailing in both games. In the home game on Saturday at the Wellness Centre, the Crushers were down 3-1 going into the third period, but came back to earn the 4-3 victory. Scott Long, MacLean Tobin, Blake Kontuk and Ethan MacDonald scored the goals for the Crushers, while Brayden LeBlanc earned the win in goal. The back end of the home-and-home series on Sunday ended in a 2-2 tie after the Crushers were again down by 2 going into the third period. MacLean Tobin and Blake Kontuk scored goals for the second consecutive game. Keegan Walker got the tie in net. Next weekend they will travel to Bedford to play in the Jordan Boyd Memorial Tournament.

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks Soccer Team will be playing at home today against the South Colchester Wolves. Game time in Alma is 4:30pm. The Lady Knighthawks will also be at home Thursday against the Hants East Tigers, before playing the ninth annual Turkey bowl on Thanksgiving Monday against the North Nova Gryphons.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19th from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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PARTNERSHIP WELCOMED AS GOOD NEWS FOR THE COUNTY
Monday 6th October 2014

Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, says a new partnership between Michelin Development Nova Scotia, Bergengren Credit Union, and two business development corporations is exciting news for the county. Houston says the low-interest business loans and small business expertise that will be made available will encourage entrepreneurs and create an opportunity for growth. The partnership will provide small businesses with opportunities for loans of up to three-hundred thousand dollars. The program will be open to start-up and existing small businesses in Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough counties.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 6
Monday 6th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers took two losses in northern New Brunswick this weekend. Friday night saw the Crushers were defeated by the Campbellton Tigers in overtime by a score of 4-3. On Saturday, they got shut out by the Miramichi Timberwolves, 2-0. The Crushers next play this coming Thursday, meeting the Truro Bearcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drop at 7pm.

The Pictou County Scotians earned a pair of victories over the weekend, starting with a dominating shutout of the Antigonish Bulldogs in Antigonish on Friday. Brandon Verge had a goal and five assists, Brad MacEachen had two goals and three assists, Lucas Eshelman scored twice and Mitchell Dunlevy stopped all 14 shots he faced in a 7-0 win. Then last night at Trenton Arena, the Scotians again won comfortably, this time 6-2 over the Cumberland County Blues. The offensive attack was much more balanced with 13 different players earning points. Jason Falkenham earned his first win in his first start of the season. The Scotians now have a record of 3-1 going into a home and home set with Liverpool on Saturday and Sunday night.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers took three of a possible four points over the weekend, winning 3-2 in Antigonish against the Nova Jr. X-Men on Saturday before falling 3-2 in overtime to the Newbridge Senators yesterday afternoon at the Wellness Centre. Kevin Mason scored twice in the game on Saturday, while Andrew MacLeod, the previous weekend's Player of the Week for the league, stopped 22 of 24 shots in the win. MacLeod then played out of the net on Sunday, and scored a goal in the losing effort.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers played 2 exhibition games this past weekend vs the CB West Islanders, picking up a win and a loss. Game 1 went in Port Hood at the Al MacInnis Sports Centre on Saturday. The Crushers came out strong, but were unable to get anything going, losing 2-0. Nick Laffin played a very strong game in goal for the Crushers, taking the loss. On Sunday at the PC Wellness Centre, the Crushers came ready to play, defeating CB West 4-2.

A pair of road games resulted in a pair of victories for the Lady Nighthawks in this past week’s matches of High School Girls Soccer. On Tuesday the NRHS squad travelled to the Shiretown and blanked the host Pictou Academy Pitbulls 2-0. On Thursday the squad travelled to Amherst and earned a hard fought 1-0 shoot-out victory in the border town. Hannah Mertin recorded her second consecutive shutout and has only been scored on twice in the last four games. This win allowed NRHS to claim top spot in the D-2 High School girls race to host NSSAF Regionals and it also allowed NRHS to continue to set the pace in the Northern High School Girls Soccer League. A pair of home games loom this week to close out the CCRSB League schedule as the Lady Nighthawks will welcome the Wolves from South Colchester on Tuesday and the Tigers of Hants East on Thursday both matches kick off at 4:30 pm in Alma and then on Monday Oct 13th at 10 am in New Glasgow at the North Nova school field it is the 9th annual Turkey Bowl friendly game between NRHS & NNEC. NRHS leads the annual Thanksgiving Day series 5 wins to 3 versus the NNEC Gryphons.

The Northern Subway Selects Female AAA Hockey Club participated in the OPOE Female Midget “AAA” 2014 Preseason Jamboree in Moncton this past weekend. The Selects opened the weekend on Friday evening against the Fundy Nationals. The Selects were in control from the opening faceoff and skated to a 4-1 victory. Kenzie Reid, Patti- Anne Tracey and Annika Mason led the Subway crew with a goal and an assist each. Kaitlyn Pentz scored the other Select goal. Adi Small picked up the win in goal for the Selects. The Selects were on the road for an early Saturday morning game against the Moncton Rockets. The back and forth game saw the Selects and Rockets end in a 4-4 tie. The third game saw the Northern Subway Selects face their provincial rivals Pro-Cresting Penguins in a fast paced game featuring end to end action and great goaltending. Trailing 3-1 late in the third, Amanda Dunning scored assisted by Julia Scammell to cut the Penguins lead by 1. That was the closest the Selects would get with the Penguins winning 3-2. The Selects next see regular season action on Saturday October 18th vs. the Pro-Cresting Penguins at 12pm in East Hants. The Selects return home on Sunday October 19th to face Metro Boston Pizza at 12:15pm at the PC Wellness Centre.

A very good weekend for St. Francis Xavier teams, as the X-Women Rugby team, X-Men Football Team, and X-Men Soccer teams all earned regular season victories. The X-Women Rugby team remained undefeated with a 43-12 win over Acadia on Friday. The X-Men Football team bounced back from a shutout loss to Montreal the week before to beat Acadia 37-20. The X-Men and X-Women soccer teams both gained points, as the X-Women tied twice, against Acadia on Friday and Memorial yesterday, while the X-Men tied Acadia before beating Memorial. And the X-Men and X-Women hockey teams continued their exhibition seasons, with the X-Men earning a win and a tie against NCAA opponents. The X-Women finished the Moncton Invitational Tournament with one win and two losses.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are fundraising to attend Haley Wickenheiser's tournament, Wickfest in Calgary next month where they will compete against teams from all over North America. The team plans a major comedy night fundraiser at the Wellness Centre on October 18. Tickets are 15 dollars, and they are close to sold out.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association still have room available on its Atom 'C' team. The Atom 'C' team will be an all-female team playing in the local recreational league in the county, with players guaranteed three hours of ice time each week. Regular season play begins this week and goalie registration is half price. Interested players should contact the coach at stephenalexander@eastlink.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 30
Tuesday 30th September 2014

Pictou County's Joey MacDonald will be starting the 2014-15 hockey season in Hamilton with the Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. The Montreal Canadiens announced yesterday that MacDonald was assigned to the farm team. The 34-year old veteran will head into the 'Dogs camp, which opens today, as one of three goalies, and is expected to take on a leadership role in the dressing room.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the host Sackville Blazers come away with a 9-4 victory over the Strait Pirates. The Pictou County Scotians are back in action on Friday when they visit the Antigonish Bulldogs.

Registration for CANSKATE will be held tomorrow from 4-6 pm at the PC Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Final Registration for New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association Will be held on October 1st from 6pm to 9pm at the North End Recreation Centre.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting this weekend. There will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or Gary at 752-3793

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 29 ***UPDATED***
Monday 29th September 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost for the first time this season Saturday night at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. The Bearcats scored 6 consecutive times in the third periods, breaking open what was a one goal game at the time, and leading the way to a 10-4 win. The Crushers will not play again until this coming Thursday, when they host the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Centre at 7pm.

The Pictou County Scotians of the NSJHL lost their home opener last night at Trenton Arena to the Glace Bay Jr. Miners by a score of 4-2. Lucas Eshelman led the way for the Scotians with a goal and an assist in the loss. The Scotians fall to 1-1 on the season, and will play a pair of games this coming weekend. On Friday they will visit the Antigonish Bulldogs before hosting the Cumberland County Blues on Sunday at 7pm at Trenton Arena

The Midget AAA Subway Northern Selects split a pair of games in the NSFMHL over the weekend. On Saturday they went to Bedford to take on Metro Boston Pizza, and fell by a score of 3-2 before bouncing back on Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre with a 5-1 win over the Cape Breton Panthers. The Northern Subway Selects are off to Moncton starting Friday to take part in the OPOE Female Midget “AAA” 2014 Pre Season Jamboree. The tournament features Female AAA teams from NB and NS. The Selects next see regular season action on Saturday October 18th

It was a tough home loss for the Weeks Major Midgets yesterday afternoon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, falling to the Newbridge Academy Gladiators by a score of 5-1. The Weeks are now off until October 11 and 12.

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks won twice in the past week, taking victories over the Hants East Tigers and North Nova Gryphons. Both games ended in identical 2-1 score lines. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be a pair of road games on Tuesday when they travel to the Shiretown play the Pictou Academy Pitbulls and then the squad hits the road for a game in the border town versus the Amherst Vikettes on Thursday.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers took both ends of a weekend double-header in Berwick as they beat Valley Kings Mutual by scores of 2-0 and 5-1. Andrew MacLeod earned the shutout in goal on Saturday, stopping 26 shots to get the win, then got the win on Sunday as well with 14 saves on 15 shots. The Crushers improve their record to 3-2 on the season, and will take on the Nova Junior X-Men in Antigonish this Saturday before hosting the Newbridge Senators at the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm.

It was a tough weekend on the home pitch for St. Francis Xavier soccer teams, as the X-Men and X-Women combined to lose 3 of 4 games played. On Friday, UNB Varsity Reds swept a double-header, with the final score in the X-Women's game 3-1, while the X-Men fell 2-0. Then yesterday the Cape Breton Capers arrived in Antigonish, with the X-Women coming away with the 1-0 win before the X-Men lost another 2-0 final. The X-Men football team also lost on home turf, as the Montreal Carabins dominated in a 47-0 final score. The X-Women rugby team continued their strong season with a 34-5 win over the UPEI Panthers in Charlottetown.

It was another successful fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as 25-thousand dollars were raised in the 5K and 10K Run yesterday in Pictou. In the 5K Run, Mac Murray of Pictou was first across the finish line, while Cassidy Mason of Three Brooks led the way for the female runners. Stellarton's David Hood won the 10K race on the men's side, while Gena Henderson was the first woman to cross the finish line. Complete race results can be found on atlanticchip.ca

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks won gold at the SAERC Division 1 Volleyball Tournament over the weekend. They defeated Prince Andrew High in the Quarter-Finals, Sydney Academy in the Semi-Finals, and Notre Dame Academy in the Championship Game. Riley MacLean and Katie Nickerson were named as tournament all-stars while Jamie Crockett won the Tournament MVP.

Registration for CANSKATE will be held this Wed, Oct 1st from 4-6 pm at the PC Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over & hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting Oct 3 their will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or call Gary at 752-3793

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FORMER TORY DAVID MACLOED CHOSEN AS LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR CENTRAL NOVA
Sunday 28th September 2014

Expect some tense politics in Central Nova as a former Conservative will contest Peter MacKay's seat in the next election. Yesterday in Stellarton, the Liberal Party chose 49-year old veteran David MacLeod as their candidate. MacLeod served 27 years in the Canadian Forces including missions in Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo. Since his discharge in 2010, he has become an advocate for veterans, who he says are displeased by what he calls “shoddy treatment” by the Harper Government and the decline in military capabilities on Peter MacKay’s watch. MacLoed became disenchanted with the right wing direction of the Tory party and switched to the Liberal Party in June of this year. He says he will begin campaigning immediately, ahead of an election expected about 13 months from now. MacLeod grew up in and around the federal riding and has lived in Antigonish since 2009.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27*
Saturday 27th September 2014

The Weeks Crushers look to keep this season's undefeated streak going when they hit the road to take on Truro. The 4-and-0 Crushers will take on the Bearcats this eveing for the first time this season in a rematch of last year's Eastlink Division Finals. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 for our first Crushers broadcast in our new home, with the pre-game show starting at 6:45pm.

St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women soccer teams host Cape Breton at Oland Stadium tomorrow afternoon at 1 and 3:15pm. Oland Stadium will also be hosting inter-conference football this afternoon at 2pm, when the Montreal Carabins make their way to Antigonish.

Pictou County's top two Midget teams will be playing at home on Sunday afternoon in a double header. First up at 1pm, the Weeks Major Midgets will host the Newbridge Senators. Then at 3:30pm, the Subway Northern Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League will play host to the Panthers from Cape Breton.

CANSKATE is starting soon at the Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Registration Date is Wednesday Oct 1st from 4 to 6pm at the PC Wellness Centre. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations begin this Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting Oct 3 their will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or call Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


ONE BOOK NOVA SCOTIA READING PROGRAM KICKS OFF FOR ITS THIRD YEAR
Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The three-year-old reading program One Book Nova Scotia launched yesterday in Halifax with author Ali Bryan and her book Roost. The kick-off happened at the annual Word on the Street festival on the city's waterfront. Ms. Bryan's first novel is set in Halifax and explores family issues. The author will be hosting readings across the province and says she's looking forward to meeting readers and discussing her book. Ali Bryan will read from Roost at the Antigonish Library this Thursday, September 25th, from 7 – 8pm. For more information about the program, visit 1-b-n-s-dot-ca.


MEETING PLANNED IN SUPPORT OF TURKEY PROCESSOR
Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A public meeting is scheduled for tonight at 7pm at the West River Fire Hall in support of Gordon Fraser. Fraser is a local farmer and butcher who was recently ordered by the Nova Scotia Turkey Marketing Board to stop processing turkeys following an anonymous complaint. Pictou County Council has spoken out on Fraser's behalf in recent weeks, and tonight's meeting is a further attempt to have the order re-examined, and possibly overturned. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting tonight will be welcomed to do so, and organizers indicate that supporters plan on attending from Antigonish, Stewiacke, and the Annapolis Valley.

STUDENT IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING CAR ROLLOVER OUTSIDE TRURO
Sunday 21st September 2014

Officials at StFX University in Antigonish say four current international students and a graduate were involved in a single-vehicle crash near Truro Friday evening. RCMP say a car travelling north on Hwy. 102 left the road around 11:30 p.m. and rolled several times. Two of the occupants were thrown from the vehicle. A 20-year-old female was airlifted to hospital in Halifax in critical condition, while the four other were taken to the Colchester Regional Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. StFX officials say they've notified the victims' parents and have sent representatives to Truro and Halifax to assist. Counseling services are available to students.

IMPAIRED DRIVER WHO KILLED TWO ANTIGONISH TEENS HAS RELEASE REQUEST DENIED
Saturday 20th September 2014

A 33-year-old man found guilty in a two-vehicle crash that killed two teens in Antigonish County will not be released from custody before his appeal is heard. Byron Fogarty of Antigonish was charged in 2011 after a crash in Tracadie, Nova Scotia that killed 16-year-old Kory Mattie and 17-year-old Nico Landry. Fogarty was sentenced to six years in prison after he was convicted of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. The accused is appealing the verdict and he applied to be released from custody - but a judge denied his application in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 19
Friday 19th September 2014

A 25-save shutout performance by Devan Tremblay and Luc Poirier scoring his first career Junior A goal highlighted the Weeks Crushers 4-0 victory at the Wellness Centre last night over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Poirier scored when he deflected a point shot from defenseman Justin MacDonald past Christopher Langlais near the midway point of the first period, which at the time gave the Crushers a 2-0 lead. Mike Lyle scored his fifth of the season, Garrett Lambke got a power play marker, and Cole Murphy rounded out the scoring for the home team who improved to 3-0 on the season. The Crushers are now off until next Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

Pictou Academy Senior Boys soccer team got their first win in the Northern Nova Scotia Soccer League with a 5-3 win over Hants East Tigers in Lantz on Thursday. PA fell behind early 3-0 but came back to score five unanswered goals. Goal scorers for the Pitbulls were Logan Mac Donald with two; Jesse Hughes, Bryden Turple and Keegan Baillie-Malloy each netting singles. Tim Shea played a strong game in nets for PA. Next league game goes Tuesday against Amherst at Mc Culloch Field in Pictou.

Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton continues to turn heads at Hockey Canada, as she has now been given an invitation to attend the National Women's Team Fall Festival in Calgary. Turnbull is one of three Nova Scotians, including Jessica Wong of Baddeck and Jillian Saulnier of Halifax, and 58 players in total who will participate in the week long event starting Monday in Calgary. This will serve as an evaluation camp for Hockey Canada ahead of the 2015 IIHF Women World Championships, which will be hosted by Sweden next April.

The Wellness Centre will be a busy place this weekend, with the Weeks Major Midgets hosting the South Shore Mustangs for a double-header Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, the Scotsburn Major Bantams hosting Halifax on Saturday evening, and the Subway Northern Selects hosting East Hants on Saturday afternoon.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams will both be hosting exhibition games this weekend, while the X-Men and X-Women soccer teams will host a regular season double header on the campus in Antigonish. The X-Men hockey team kicks off the weekend tonight at the Antigonish Arena against Moncton. The X-Women hockey team will host Dalhousie in the Auxilliary Arena at the Keating Millenium Centre on Sunday afternoon, while the soccer teams will also host the Tigers, also on Sunday afternoon.

A unique event scheduled for this weekend will show off feats of strength while at the same time raising money for a wonderful cause. The United Way Pulling for Change will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre Sunday at 10am, with 17 teams of 10 pulling a 20,000 pound fire truck a distance of 50 feet.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding registration sessions for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs next Monday and Wednesday, 22 and 24 September, from 6:30 to 8:00pm each night at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more information, check out their Facebook page, or email them at eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

The Pictou County female Hockey association will be hosting an open house for novice players, age 7 and 8, interested on playing on an all female team this hockey season on Saturday Sept. 20 at 530 pm at the wellness centre. Registration is first come, first serve for this team and there are still spots available. The open house will include a free hour of ice time and parent information session. Those novice players who already registered are encouraged to attend as well. To register for the open house, email tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or old a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

Official Cue Sports Nova Scotia 9-ball ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Nova Scotia begin Sept 20th at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. There will be five satellite tournaments followed by a Regional Championship March 28th. There will be four Round Robin snooker ranking tournaments as well. Spots to Nationals are at stake in both pool and snooker. See Regional Director Bill Martin at Club for details. 902-755-2255.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, 18 October at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders. The event begins with a Meet and Greet starting at 1pm that afternoon, followed by the ceremony starting at 2pm.

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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EMERGENCY ROOM CLOSURE AT STRAIT RICHMOND HOSPITAL
Wednesday 17th September 2014

A lack of available physicians has once again forced the temporary closure of the Strait Richmond Hospital’s Emergency Department today between 8am and 8pm. Residents requiring treatment should call 911 or visit the hospital in Sydney or Antigonish. The Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority says 811 is available for consultation with a nurse in non-emergent situations.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 15
Monday 15th September 2014

It was a hard-fought opening week for the Weeks Jr A Crushers, but the end result was a pair of victories as the 2014-15 season got underway in the MHL. The Crushers kicked things off with a 4-2 win over the Summerside Western Capitals in their home opener on Thursday, and then they went to Berwick and spoiled the home-opener for the Valley Wildcats with a 5-4 shootout victory. The Crushers only play once this week with a home game Thursday night against the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Puck drop at the Wellness Centre is 7pm. And don't forget the season premiere of Slapshot with Michael Petter is this Thursday at 6pm on Classic Rock 97.9.

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks split their opening two games of the 2014 season this past week, opening the season with a 4-3 loss to the North Nova Gryphons on Tuesday before bouncing back with a 4-0 victory over the Pictou Academy Pitbulls on Thursday. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be a home game on Tuesday when they play the Amherst Vikettes and then the squad hits the road for a game in Brookfield versus the South Colchester Wolves on Thursday. As well, next week-end on Sept 19 & 20 the team will host 7 high schools from throughout the province in the 6th annual Dexter Vint 3-D Memorial High School Girls Soccer Tournament.

The Weeks Major Midgets opened the 2014-15 season with a pair of games over the weekend, and have come out with a win and a loss. The Weeks opened the season on Saturday night in Cole Harbour, and fell to the Wolfpack 5-0, but rebounded on Sunday defeating the defending Nova Scotia and Atlantic Champions Halifax MacDonald's at the Wellness Centre by a score of 3-1. The Weeks will host the South Shore Mustangs for a pair of games this coming weekend, Saturday night at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers opened the season with a pair of losses this weekend, falling 5-2 to the Truro Bearcats at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre and 5-0 at home to the Nova Jr. X-Men. The Major Bantam Crushers have just one game this weekend, when they host the Halifax ACCEL Hawks Saturday night at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre.

The Kickin Vixens are so proud to announce another win! The gals played a tough game against the Moonshine Maidens and the final score was 221-204! DC and VooDoo were awarded the MVPs and all the gals played one of their best game yet! We are thankful to so many people and to have be able to take part in this wonderful derby day along with so many other amazing teams! Special shout out to Shreddy Crocker for coaching our team like a pro all the way! Always thankful to Mutha Mary for taking such great care of us! Thanks to the. Moonshine Maidens for bring their a game an d making us work for the win! Special kudos goes out to the Valley Avengers for landing their win, you gals rock! Thanks to the red Red Rock 'N Roller Derby league for being such fantastic hosts and pulling off a day of derby that everyone loved! Thank you to all the refs, NSOs and volunteers who helped make the day a success!

Two St. Francis Xavier teams were on the field at home this past weekend. The X-Men football team lost a close one to the Mount Allison Mounties, 27-25, and the X-Women rugby team continued their dominance of the AUS with a 71-0 win over UPEI. Meanwhile, X-Men and X-Women both earned 1-1 draws on the road against the UPEI Panthers.

Johnathan Hicken won the final race of the 2014 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, taking the Dartmouth Doge 200 on Saturday, but it was not quite enough, as he finished the season in second place overall, just 25 points behind the Tour Champions John Flemming. Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro finished the season in 6th, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish in 14th, and George Koszkulics of New Glasgow in 16th.

The Pictou County female Hockey association will be hosting an open house for novice players, age 7 and 8, interested on playing on an all female team this hockey season on Saturday Sept. 20 at 530 pm at the wellness centre. Registration is first come, first serve for this team and there are still spots available. The open house will include a free hour of ice time and parent information session. Those novice players who already registered are encouraged to attend as well. To register for the open house, email tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

Official Cue Sports Nova Scotia 9-ball ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Nova Scotia begin Sept 20th at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. There will be five satellite tournaments followed by a Regional Championship March 28th. There will be four Round Robin snooker ranking tournaments as well. Spots to Nationals are at stake in both pool and snooker. See Regional Director Bill Martin at Club for details. 902-755-2255.

Registration for the Pictou County Subway Sharks Swim Team will be held at the Wellness Centre today from 5:30 - 8 pm. The first practice is also tonight at 7pm. New members are welcome. You don't need to be a great swimmer yet, if you can swim one length of the pool safely we can teach you the rest. Visit us on our facebook page for more information.

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



AEROSMITH THRILLS 15 000 FANS WITH SYDNEY CONCERT
Saturday 13th September 2014

Some fans called it an opportunity of a lifetime, as legendary rockers Aerosmith played in Sydney Friday night, thrilling over 15 000 fans. The band were headliners for Cape Fest 2014 held at Open Hearth Park, the site of the remediated tar ponds. Opening acts included Antigonish band The Trews before Slash hit the stage, including in his performance a couple of songs from his Guns N' Roses days. Then Aerosmith drew from a catalogue over 40 years deep, reverberating with multi-generations in the crowd. The concert was the final of the band's Let Rock Rule Tour.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 12
Friday 12th September 2014

Mike Lyle scored twice in the third period, including the game winner and an empty-net goal to seal the victory, in his return to Pictou County as the Crushers opened the Maritime Hockey League season with a 4-2 win over the Summerside Western Capitals last night at the Wellness Centre. Devan Tremblay stopped 25 of 27 shots to earn the win in goal. The Crushers have a chance to move to 2-0 tonight when they head to Berwick to face the Valley Wildcats. The Wildcats also played last night, losing in Deippe to the Commandos by a 7-5 margin. Michael Petter will have the call of tonight's game on the Crushers Broadcast Radio Network, starting at 6:5 with the pregame show on 94.1 East Coast FM.

The Major Midget season gets started this weekend, with the Weeks heading to Cole Harbour tomorrow night for a game with the Wolfpack before their home opener against the defending NSMMHL Champion Halifax MacDonalds on Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre. Game time will be 1pm. The Major Bantam Crushers also get rolling this season with a game in Truro tomorrow, and their home opener is also Sunday at 12:15pm at the Wellness Centre against the Nova X-Men.

The last race of the season in the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour takes place this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Race time is 4pm, and the field will include local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou.

A pair of St. Francis Xavier teams will be playing at home this weekend, while three teams will be hitting the road. The Cross-Country team is attending a meet at Acadia on Saturday, while the X-Men and X-Women soccer teams head to Charlottetown for a double-header against UPEI. The X-Men football team is at home at 2pm Saturday against the Mount Allison Mounties, while the X-Women rugby team host UPEI at 2pm Sunday.

The Pictou County female Hockey association will be hosting an open house for novice players, age 7 and 8, interested on playing on an all female team this hockey season on Saturday Sept. 20 at 530 pm at the wellness centre. Registration is first come, first serve for this team and there are still spots available. The open house will include a free hour of ice time and parent information session. Those novice players who already registered are encouraged to attend as well. To register for the open house, email tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com

Official Cue Sports Nova Scotia 9-ball ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Nova Scotia begin Sept 20th at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. There will be five satellite tournaments followed by a Regional Championship March 28th. There will be four Round Robin snooker ranking tournaments as well. Spots to Nationals are at stake in both pool and snooker. See Regional Director Bill Martin at Club for details. 902-755-2255.

Registration for the Pictou County Subway Sharks Swim Team will be held at the Wellness Centre Monday September 15 from 5:30 - 8 pm. The first practice is at 7pm Monday September 15th. New members are welcome. You don't need to be a great swimmer yet, if you can swim one length of the pool safely we can teach you the rest. Visit us on our facebook page for more information.

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 11
Thursday 11th September 2014

The opening game for the Weeks Jr A Crushers goes tonight as they host the Summerside Western Capitals. The Crushers finished 2013-14 in second place in a highly competitive Eastlink Division. Just six players are returning from last year's roster, however this does not look to be a rebuilding year, as many of the new faces have previous experience at this level, and in the QMJHL. One player, Mike Lyle, has previous experience with the Crushers, having started the 2011-12 season with the team before being called up by the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Game time is 7pm.

The Major Midget season gets rolling soon as well, and the Weeks Major Midgets released their roster earlier today, and it features nine players returning from the team that hosted the Atlantic Championship last season. Of the returnees, Blair Dewtie was the leading scorer, finishing sixth on the team in points last season.

The last race of the season in the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour takes place this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Race time is 4pm, and the field will include local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou.

Official Cue Sports Nova Scotia 9-ball ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Nova Scotia begin Sept 20th at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. There will be five satellite tournaments followed by a Regional Championship March 28th. There will be four Round Robin snooker ranking tournaments as well. Spots to Nationals are at stake in both pool and snooker. See Regional Director Bill Martin at Club for details. 902-755-2255.

Registration for the Pictou County Subway Sharks Swim Team will be held at the Wellness Centre Monday September 15 from 5:30 - 8 pm. The first practice is at 7pm Monday September 15th. New members are welcome. You don't need to be a great swimmer yet, if you can swim one length of the pool safely we can teach you the rest. Visit us on our facebook page for more information.

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



NEW HEALTH AUTHORITY TO HAVE FOUR ZONES: GLAVINE
Wednesday 10th September 2014

The organization of the new provincial health authority is becoming clearer. In a news release today, Health Minister Leo Glavine says the new health authority will have four management zones to deliver its programs and services. The eastern zone will cover Cape Breton, Guysborough and Antigonish counties. The northern zone contains Cumberland, Pictou, Colchester counties and East Hants. Central will cover Halifax and surrounding areas, West Hants and Windsor. Western will encompass the Annapolis Valley, South Shore and South West Nova. Glavine says in the coming months, the transition and design team will complete its recommendations about how the management zones will be staffed, and the interaction among the new CEO, vice-presidents and health authority local leaders.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 10
Wednesday 10th September 2014

A pair of former Weeks Major Midgets will be making the jump to major junior this year, as Lane Cormier and Matt Sartoris have both been confirmed to have made the rosters of their respective QMJHL teams. Sartoris will suit up for the Gatineau Olympiques this season, while Cormier has made the roster of the Moncton Wildcats. Sartoris, at 6'5” will be the tallest, but at the same time the youngest player on the blueline for the Olympiques, and the only rookie defenseman to make the roster. Cormier will play right wing for the Wildcats on a team with eight rookies on the opening day roster. The first time the two will face each other in regular season action will be October 8 in Gatineau.

The opening game for the Weeks Jr A Crushers is just one day away as they get ready to host the Summerside Western Capitals. The Crushers finished 2013-14 in second place in a highly competitive Eastlink Division. Just six players are returning from last year's roster, however this does not look to be a rebuilding year, as many of the new faces have previous experience at this level, and in the QMJHL. One player, Mike Lyle, has previous experience with the Crushers, having started the 2011-12 season with the team before being called up by the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Game time tomorrow night is 7pm.

The last race of the season in the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour takes place this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Race time is 4pm, and the field will include local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou.

Registration for the Pictou County Subway Sharks Swim Team will be held at the Wellness Centre today from 5-8 pm and Monday September 15 from 5:30 - 8 pm. The first practice is at 7pm Monday September 15th. New members are welcome. You don't need to be a great swimmer yet, if you can swim one length of the pool safely we can teach you the rest. Visit us on our facebook page for more information.

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 8 ***UPDATED***
Monday 8th September 2014

The Maritime Hockey League has announced that the Pictou County Weeks Crushers have added another right handed shooting defenseman by way of trade. Jeff Krichew was picked up from the Woodstock Slammers for a 9th round draft pick in the 2016 entry draft. Krichew is a 6 foot 3 inch defenseman in his 20 year old season and is joining his fifth MHL team, having played with Amherst, Dieppe, and Bridgewater before joining Woodstock. He will be in the lineup for the Crushers' season opener this Thursday against Summerside at the Wellness Centre.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team captured silver at provincials the weekend of aug30. The finals proved to be a very exciting game that came right down to the wire with the Albions losing 8-7. With the tying run on third in the 7th inning, the Albions were unable to score. Players of the game for the weekend were Wayne Denny,Lucas Fraser,Kade Mason,Spencer Murray and Luke MacLeod. Tournament hardware went to Kade Mason as he received top pitcher for the tournament the 2nd year in a row. The crossover game with Hants North was a pitching duel with Mason coming out on top striking out 13 batters. The Albions enjoyed a very successful summer boasting the best runs against in the Bluenose League with a total overall record of 25-7. Congrats to the parents for putting on a great tournament.

The season finale of the Riverside Speedway took place in James River on Saturday evening. John Flemming recovered from an early mechanical issue to take the checkered flag and close in on the overall 2014 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour championship title. Shawn Turple finished second, followed by Jonathan Hicken, Donald Chisholm and Craig Slaunwhite rounding out the top five. The final event of the season is this coming weekend in Halifax.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women soccer teams swept the Saint Mary's Huskies in a double header at the campus in Antigonish over the weekend. The X-Women got things rolling with a 4-0 victory, followed by the X-Men picking up a come-from-behind 2-1 win.

Northumberland Regional High School Boys Baseball has two more team tryouts – they will be held today and Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm at the Pioneer Field in Westville

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams this season and all female players must attend a general registration to register for tryouts on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30-9pm. Players who do not register will not be permitted to attend tryouts, and will not be placed on a team unless a spot is available. (The Novice team is an exception & will be made up of the first 17 girls who register. No tryouts will take place at this level) Registration for tryouts is $60 per player (non-refundable). Final decisions on how many teams will be formed will be based on registration numbers, so it’s important to sign up for evaluations. For more information about the Subway Selects female hockey program, visit www.pcmha.com.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for Red Cross Swim Lessons beginning the week of Sept. 10th and running for 8 weeks. Lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. To register or for more information, call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

Registration closes on Wed. Sept 10 for The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. Will be at the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 5
Friday 5th September 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished the preseason with a 3-1 record after winning their final exhibition game last night against the Truro Bearcats. Ethan Marsh and Regan Spears scored for the Crushers while Devan Tremblay stopped 29 of 30 shots in the 2-1 victory. Head Coach Jason Malone and assistants Chad McDavid and James Cooley will now make their final roster decisions ahead of the regular season opener next Thursday when the Crushers host the Summerside Western Capitals. Our first broadcast on the Crushers Radio Network is one week from tonight, when they visit the Valley Wildcats in their new home in Berwick. Game time is 7pm, and Michael Petter will be on air with the pregame show starting at 6:45pm.

The opening weekend for St. Francis Xavier sports kicks off with a bang tonight as the X-Men football team hits the road to take on the St. Mary's Huskies. Just one set of games on the campus in Antigonish this weekend, when the X-Men and X-Women soccer teams hosts the Huskies for a double-header Saturday afternoon at 1pm and 3;15pm.

The second to last race of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour runs this weekend at the Riverside Motor Speedway in James River. The Lucas Oil 100 will take place Saturday evening at 6pm, with local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou all part of the field going after the checkered flag.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams this season– Novice, Atom A, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget A. All Pictou County female players must register for tryouts at a general registration at the NSCC cafeteria on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9am-noon or on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30-9pm. Players who do not register during the general registration will not be permitted to attend tryouts, and will not be placed on a team unless a spot is available. (The Novice team is an exception & will be made up of the first 17 girls who register. No tryouts will take place at this level) Registration for tryouts is $60 per player (non-refundable). Final decisions on how many teams will be formed will be based on registration numbers, so it’s important to sign up for evaluations. For more information about the Subway Selects female hockey program, visit www.pcmha.com.

Pictou County Lightning Club is now accepting final PLAYER Registration for the 2014/2015 season. Ages 6 to 17, both male and female … all are welcome to join. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. There will be five free skills sessions offered beginning September 13th, followed by the formation of competitive teams for each age bracket and gender, (Junior Mini, Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile... subject to interest and availability of Coaches). These teams will Practice and Play games against other teams outside the county. This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills. Registration will take place Saturday Sept 6th and Sunday Sept 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS. The Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season. Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to pclightning@eastlink.ca.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

The third annual Jack Rabbit Run will take place in Bible Hill this coming Sunday, September 7. The 5km and 10km run is held in support of the Colchester Community Workshops, which is a non profit organization dedicated to the development of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Registration is $30, which will be waived with the collection of $100 in pledges. Registration can be done online through atlanticchip.ca.

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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ELECTRICITY SYSTEM REVIEW CONSULTATION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Thursday 4th September 2014

Nova Scotians can help define the long-term future of the province's electricity system through public consultation for the Electricity System Review. The meetings will include a 30-minute open house before the start time, an interactive presentation by Energy Minister Andrew Younger, a workshop to gather feedback, and a question and answer period with the minister. Younger says the series of meetings will be valuable discussions about the future of electricity policy in Nova Scotia. None of the 11 meetings are scheduled to take place in Pictou County, although there are meetings in Antigonish on Sunday 21, September at the Keating Millennium Centre and Wednesday, 1 October at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. A look at the complete schedule, and a more detailed look at the goals of the sessions themselves are available at http://novascotia.ca/electricityfuture.

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES FUNDING ANNOUNCED
Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Good news for recreational fishers: today Peter MacKay announced a new round of federal funding to help restore and rebuild fish habitat. Up to $5.5 million dollars will be spent nationwide as part of the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program. Closer to home, three projects will be receiving over $53,000. This includes over $23,000 for the St. Mary's River Association; $20,000 for the Pictou County Rivers Association; and $10,000 for the Antigonish Rivers Association.


CLOSURES AT STRAIT RICHMOND HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM
Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A lack of available physicians has led to the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority closing the Emergency Room of the Strait Richmond Hospital from 8am to 8pm every day this week. The Department at the facility in Evanston will be open from 8pm to 8am each night. Those needing medical assistance while the Emergency Department is closed are encouraged to attend their closest available facility or call 911. If the need for medical assistance is not an emergency situation, call HealthLink 811 to talk to a Registered Nurse.

$20 000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR FIFTH ANTIGONIGHT ART AFTER DARK FESTIVAL
Saturday 30th August 2014

MP Peter Mackay announced today that the federal government is providing 20 thousand in funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to present the fifth Antigonight Art After Dark Festival. The Festival on September 26 and 27 will feature music and dance performances, painting and sculpture exhibits, and workshops in visual art, storytelling and theatre. The work of about 95 people will be showcased as Antigonish will come alive with interactive and performance art on sidewalks as well as storefronts, alleyways & nooks and crannies of downtown. The event is staffed by about 125 volunteers and is expected to draw a crowd of 3 000.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY AUGUST 30*
Saturday 30th August 2014

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams this season– Novice, Atom A, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget A. The Novice team will be comprised of the first 17 players who register. No tryouts will take place at this level. The Atom team will be a competitive team playing in the North Conference. The Pee Wee A and Bantam A teams will also play in the North Conference. The Pee Wee AA and Bantam AA teams are regionalized teams that will play in a provincial league. The AA teams will consist of players from Pictou County and Antigonish. The Midget A team will also play in the North Conference, while the Midget AA team will be hosted by Antigonish and will play in the provincial league. All Pictou County female players must register for tryouts (except Novice) during the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association general registration Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. - noon and Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the NSCC cafeteria. Novice players must register at these times as well – the first 17 players will be accepted on the Novice team. Players who wish to try out for the Midget AA team must register with Pictou County. These players do not need to register in Antigonish. Players who do not register during the general registration will not be permitted to attend tryouts, and will not be placed on a team unless a spot is available. Registration for tryouts is $60 per player (non-refundable). Final decisions on how many teams will be formed will be based on registration numbers, so it’s important to sign up for evaluations. PCFHA encourages all Atom to Midget aged girls to attend tryouts -- the more players who sign up, the greater the chances are of having more teams, giving more girls the opportunity to play female hockey. For more information about the Subway Selects female hockey program, visit www.pcmha.com.

The Stright-MacKay Ltd “Trap Stright Memorial Regatta” will be held this weekend in Pictou. Boats from PEI and NS will be taking part, with Races Scheduled for Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday.  Racing will be starting off the Pictou Marina, Harbour Drive, Pictou. Visitors are welcome to watch and drop by. For a full schedule of Race times visit: www.pictouyachtclub.ca or visit the Pictou Yacht Club on Facebook.

Pictou County Lighting Club is now accepting Coaches' Resumes for our Skills Sessions and Competitive teams for the upcoming season. These are volunteer positions that will require some degree of time commitment for the coaches. The club provides basketball opportunities to Junior Mini, Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile levels for both Female and Male players. Please submit your resumes denoting the age bracket and gender you are interested in coaching to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca, by Wednesday September 8th, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

Best of luck to the Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team who are hosting their provincial tournament this weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. The Albions went into provincials with an overall record for the summer of 20 wins and 5 losses. Games continue through Sunday. Other teams participating are from Sydney Mines, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth.

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. Race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Westville Civic Building. There will be a $15 fee per person, which includes race clothing. The children’s events in Victoria Park are free. The one-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the five-mile at 10 a.m.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

North Nova has its training & try-out schedules in place. The soccer training camp for both girls and boys teams will take place on Sept 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 4-6pm at the school's field. Baseball tryouts at the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow will be September 3rd at 2pm and on September 8th at 4pm. Cross-country team training starts September 3rd at 3:30pm at NNEC. North Nova Girls volleyball training camp scheduled for Sept 8th and 10th from 3:30-5:30pm in the school gym. Golf Team tryouts will take place on September 8th & 9th at 4pm at Abercrombie Golf Club for both boys and girls. The first North Nova boys hockey team tryouts will take place on Sept 13th at 6:15pm at the Wellness Centre. For more information- contact Athletic Director Shane Hampton at 902-755-8180.

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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LOCAL SPORTS AUG 29 *UPDATED*
Friday 29th August 2014

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams – Novice, Atom A, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget A. The Novice team will be comprised of 17 players, taking the first 17 players who register. No tryouts will take place at this level. The Atom team will be a competitive team playing in the North Conference. The Pee Wee A and Bantam A teams will also play in the North Conference. The Pee Wee AA and Bantam AA teams are regionalized teams that will play in a provincial league. The AA teams will consist of players from Pictou County and Antigonish. The Midget A team will also play in the North Conference, while the Midget AA team will be hosted by Antigonish and will play in the provincial league. All Pictou County female players must register for tryouts (except Novice) during the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association general registration Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. - noon and Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the NSCC cafeteria. Novice players must register at these times as well – the first 17 players will be accepted on the Novice team. Players who wish to try out for the Midget AA team must register with Pictou County. These players do not need to register in Antigonish. Players who do not register during the general registration will not be permitted to attend tryouts, and will not be placed on a team unless a spot is available. Registration for tryouts is $60 per player (non-refundable). Final decisions on how many teams will be formed will be based on registration numbers, so it’s important to sign up for evaluations. PCFHA encourages all Atom to Midget aged girls to attend tryouts -- the more players who sign up, the greater the chances are of having more teams, giving more girls the opportunity to play female hockey. For more information about the Subway Selects female hockey program, visit www.pcmha.com.

The Stright-MacKay Ltd “Trap Stright Memorial Regatta” will be held this weekend in Pictou. Boats from PEI and NS will be taking part, with Races Scheduled for Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday.  Racing will be starting off the Pictou Marina, Harbour Drive, Pictou. Visitors are welcome to watch and drop by. For a full schedule of Race times visit: www.pictouyachtclub.ca or visit the Pictou Yacht Club on Facebook.

Pictou County Lighting Club is now accepting Coaches' Resumes for our Skills Sessions and Competitive teams for the upcoming season. These are volunteer positions that will require some degree of time commitment for the coaches. The club provides basketball opportunities to Junior Mini, Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile levels for both Female and Male players. Please submit your resumes denoting the age bracket and gender you are interested in coaching to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca, by Wednesday September 8th, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will host their provincial tournament this coming weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. Games will start Friday at Noon, continuing through Sunday. Teams participating will be Sydney Mines, Stellarton, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth. Their overall record for the summer is 20-5 . Good luck to all teams!

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. Race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Westville Civic Building. There will be a $15 fee per person, which includes race clothing. The children’s events in Victoria Park are free. The one-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the five-mile at 10 a.m.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

North Nova has its training & try-out schedules in place. The soccer training camp for both girls and boys teams will take place on Sept 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 4-6pm at the school's field. Baseball tryouts at the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow will be September 3rd at 2pm and on September 8th at 4pm. Cross-country team training starts September 3rd at 3:30pm at NNEC. North Nova Girls volleyball training camp scheduled for Sept 8th and 10th from 3:30-5:30pm in the school gym. Golf Team tryouts will take place on September 8th & 9th at 4pm at Abercrombie Golf Club for both boys and girls. The first North Nova boys hockey team tryouts will take place on Sept 13th at 6:15pm at the Wellness Centre. For more information- contact Athletic Director Shane Hampton at 902-755-8180.

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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LOCAL SPORTS AUG 28
Thursday 28th August 2014

The Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League handed out their  League Awards at the conclusion of their final games on Monday evening at the Albion Field. The Award winners are as follows: Inspirational  Award: Cindy Osmond and Donna Greene Rookie of the Year: Lisa James Leadership: Jane Harnish Most Improved Player: Theresa Dewar Team Most Valuable Player Awards Yankees: Stacey Ferguson Blue Jays: Christa Webber Cardinals: Debbie d”Entremont Giants: Robbin Fraser and Patsy MacKinnon

Pictou County Lighting Club is now accepting Coaches' Resumes for our Skills Sessions and Competitive teams for the upcoming season. These are volunteer positions that will require some degree of time commitment for the coaches. The club provides basketball opportunities to Junior Mini, Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile levels for both Female and Male players. Please submit your resumes denoting the age bracket and gender you are interested in coaching to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca, by Wednesday September 8th, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team plays an exhibition game verses Antigonish at the Wellness Center on Thursday at 5 PM .

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will host their provincial tournament this coming weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. Games will start Friday at Noon, continuing through Sunday. Teams participating will be Sydney Mines, Stellarton, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth. Their overall record for the summer is 20-5 . Good luck to all teams!

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. Race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Westville Civic Building. There will be a $15 fee per person, which includes race clothing. The children’s events in Victoria Park are free. The one-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the five-mile at 10 a.m.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event on this Sunday in Tatamagouche - Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

North Nova has it's training & try-out schedules in place. The soccer training camp for both girls and boys teams will take place on Sept 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 4-6pm at the school's field. Baseball tryouts at the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow will be September 3rd at 2pm and on September 8th at 4pm. Cross-country team training starts September 3rd at 3:30pm at NNEC. North Nova Girls volleyball training camp scheduled for Sept 8th and 10th from 3:30-5:30pm in the school gym. Golf Team tryouts will take place on September 8th & 9th at 4pm at Abercrombie Golf Club for both boys and girls. The first North Nova boys hockey team tryouts will take place on Sept 13th at 6:15pm at the Wellness Centre. For more information- contact Athletic Director Shane Hampton at 755-8180.

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS AUG 27
Wednesday 27th August 2014

Pictou County Lighting Club is now accepting Coaches' Resumes for our Skills Sessions and Competitive teams for the upcoming season. These are volunteer positions that will require some degree of time commitment for the coaches.  It is the club's commitment to its coaches to provide training, in order to improve the capabilities of our coaches and the caliber of the coaching experience our kids receive.  The club provides basketball opportunities to Junior Mini, Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile levels for both Female and Male players. Please submit your resumes denoting the age bracket and gender you are interested in coaching to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca, by Wednesday September 8th, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team plays an exhibition game verses Antigonish at the Wellness Center on Thursday at 5 PM .

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will host their provincial tournament this coming weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. Games will start Friday at Noon, continuing through Sunday. Teams participating will be Sydney Mines, Stellarton, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth. Their overall record for the summer is 20-5 . Good luck to all teams!

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. Race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Westville Civic Building. There will be a $15 fee per person, which includes race clothing. The children’s events in Victoria Park are free. The one-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the five-mile at 10 a.m.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event on this Sunday in Tatamagouche - Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

North Nova has it's training & try-out schedules in place. The soccer training camp for both girls and boys teams will take place on Sept 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 4-6pm at the school's field. Baseball tryouts at the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow will be September 3rd at 2pm and on September 8th at 4pm. Cross-country team training starts September 3rd at 3:30pm at NNEC. North Nova Girls volleyball training camp scheduled for Sept 8th and 10th from 3:30-5:30pm in the school gym. Golf Team tryouts will take place on September 8th & 9th at 4pm at Abercrombie Golf Club for both boys and girls. The first North Nova boys hockey team tryouts will take place on Sept 13th at 6:15pm at the Wellness Centre. For more information- contact Athletic Director Shane Hampton at 755-8180.

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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LOCAL SPORTS AUG 26
Tuesday 26th August 2014

The final two games of the Leo Fahey twilight Ladies Softball League were held at the Albion Field in Stellarton last night. In the first game the Cardinals defeated the Yankees 8-7 followed by the BlueJays 12-10 win over the Giants. With their win, the Blue Jays captured top honours in this year’s Charlie Hafey Memorial Tournament. Members of the Blue Jays are: captain Debbie MacLean, Alisha Peers, Leann MacDonald, Christa Webber, Bev Sheehan, Heather Doubleday, Jill Davidson, Tammy Williams, Theresa MacDonald, Natalie Stevens and Ashley Freckleton. Presenting the Memorial Plaque  to  captain Debbie MacLean and the rest of the Blue Jays team were Charlie’s brother Art Hafey, sister Alma Hafey and Cathy Hafey.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team had a successful weekend in an Exhibition Series of 3 games finishing with a  2 and 1 record. Teams from Cape Breton, Antigonish and Truro all met in Antigonish to play the series as a part of their try outs. Game one saw the local team lose to Truro 4-1. In game two Kevin Mason was a one man wrecking crew as he recorded four goals and 1 assist in a 7-4 victory over Cape Breton. The Scotsburn team had a 7-1 lead entering the third only to give 3 goals in the third. Game 3 was a close affair with Pictou County  coming from behind to squeak out a 3-2 victory. The Scotsburn team will continue try outs on Tuesday at 5 PM and play an exhibition game verses Nova at the Wellness Center on Thursday at 5 PM .

Good luck to Jayne Murphy and Sue Henderson who are members of Nova Scotia's Ladies' Hockey team taking part in the 55+ Canada Games Aug 27-30 in Alberta. You go girls!

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will host their provincial tournament this coming weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. Games will start Friday at Noon, continuing through Sunday. Teams participating will be Sydney Mines, Stellarton, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth. Their overall record for the summer is 20-5 . Good luck to all teams!

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event to be held August 31 in Tatamagouche- Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

North Nova soccer training camp for both girls and boys teams will take place on Sept 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 4-6pm at the NNEC field. This tryout applies to all students in grades 9-12 that may have interest in playing varsity, JV, or on a grade 9 team. North Nova Baseball tryouts will take place at the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow on September 3rd at 2pm and on September 8th at 4pm. North Nova's cross-country team training will begin on September 3rd at 3:30pm at NNEC. All students in grades 9-12 are welcome. North Nova Girls volleyball training camp will take place on Sept 8th and 10th from 3:30-5:30pm in the NNEC gymnasium. This tryout applies to all girls in grades 9-12 that may have interest in playing varsity, JV, or on a grade 9 team. North Nova Golf Team tryouts will take place on September 8th & 9th at 4pm at Abercrombie Golf Club. This tryout is for both boys and girls. The first North Nova boys hockey team tryouts will take place on Sept 13th at 6:15pm at the Wellness Centre. For more information on any of the NNEC tryout dates, contact NNEC Athletic Director Shane Hampton at 755-8180.

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

The MHL has formally announced that the hosting rights for the 2016 Fred Page Cup have been awarded to the Woodstock Slammers. The Slammers winning bid was one of three presented to the MHL at a Board of Governors meeting held in Amherst, Nova Scotia last Saturday. Bids were also submitted by the Amherst Ramblers and Summerside Western Capitals.

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PARL ANNOUNCES CHRISTOPHER BENJAMIN AS WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE FOR 2014
Monday 25th August 2014

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library announces that freelance journalist, author and environmental writer Chris Benjamin will serve as their 2014 Writer-in-Residence. Benjamin grew up in Beaverbank and has received praise locally, nationally and internationally for his work. The Writer-in-Residence acts as a mentor to writers of all levels by giving workshops, reviewing manuscripts, providing criticism and offering advice about publishing. Benjamin's newest book is about the legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School and will be released next month. All are invited to a meet-and-greet and reading on Tuesday, Sept 9th at 7:00pm at the Antigonish Library, where you can get info about his upcoming workshops this fall – with the first being “Travel Writing” on September 16th.

LOCAL SPORT ROUNDUP - AUG 25
Monday 25th August 2014

The AGR Championship Game on Saturday was a high-scoring one that went 11th innings. In the end, the Trenton Rangers fell to the Guysborough Broadhorns by a 10 to 9 score. Joe Andy MacDonald Memorial Award for Playoff MVP  went to Aaron Long of the Broadhorns, while the Darryl Macpherson Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship & Athletic Ability during the playoffs was awarded to Steven Daley of the Trenton Rangers.

The Pictou County Midget A Orioles are two-time provincial champs, following a 9-1 victory over Aylesford Sunday afternoon at Albion Field. Dylan MacKay pitched a complete game for the Orioles and was named tournament MVP. Kale Mason was player of the game with a 2 run homer in the title match. Congratulations to all the players and coaches.

The MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midget baseball club capped off their remarkable season by winning provincials this past weekend. After returning home from their ninth place finish in nationals the MacGregor Kinsmen were eager to prove they were the best Midget AAA team in the province. On four days rest they opened the provincial tournament with a 11-1 shellacking of North Sydney Friday. The MacGregor Kinsmen got off to a slow start losing 9-0 to Hammonds Plains to open their Saturday action. Returning to the diamond Saturday evening the MacGregor Kinsmen righted the ship with a 10-1 walloping of West Nova. This put the Macgregor Kinsmen into second place in their division.  In the semis on Sunday morning the MacGregor Kinsmen were matched up with the tournament leaders and hosts Woodlawn. The MacGregor  out on top of a 5-3 score putting them into the championship. Hammonds Plains was the opponent in the title match. The MacGregor Kinsmen came out looking to avenge their earlier drubbing and posted 1 run in the first to open the scoring. The MacGregors added 4 more runs in the third going on to win 5-3. Colby Russell was dominant on the mound keeping the Hammonds Plains batters off balance through 6 innings Russell gave up 5 hits 2 earned runs and 4 walks while striking out4.Ryan McPhee sealed the deal in relief . This win was the the final jewel in the very rare triple crown of the Midget AAA league. The MacGregor Kinsmen won National Eliminations, League Title and Provincials. The MacGregor Kinsmen would like to thank each and everyone who helped in any way to make this such a successful season.

The final two games of The Charlie Hafey Memorial Softball Tournament played among the four Leo Fahey Twilight League teams will take place this evening at the Albion Field in Stellarton. At 6:15 the Blue Jays host the Giants followed at 7:25 with the Cardinals hosting the Yankees.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team had a successful weekend as they took part in an Exhibition Series over the weekend finishing with a   2 and 1 record. Teams from Cape Breton, Antigonish and Truro all met at the Millennium Center in Antigonish to play a 3 game exhibition series as a part of their try outs. Game one saw the local team lose to Truro 4-1. Jake Martin scored a shorthanded unassisted marker for the only PC goal. In game two Kevin Mason was a one man wrecking crew as he recorded four goals and 1 assist in a 7-4 victory over Cape Breton. The Scotsburn team had a 7-1 lead entering the third only to give 3 goals in the third. Other scorers for PC were Ben Callaghan with a goal and 3 assists ,Michael MacGillivary with a goal and 2 assists, while Kyle Walsh scored the other marker. Kade Mason, Tyler Green and Munro MacKay added assists. Game 3 was a close affair with PC  coming from behind to squeak out a 3-2 victory. Jaden Mason opened the scoring with assists from Martin and Matt Chediac. Nova scored two quick goals which held the lead entering the third period. Martin again scored a shorty unassisted  to tie the game and Oliver Schnare got he game winner on another unassisted effort with three minutes remaining to seal the win. The Scotsburn team will continue try outs on Tuesday at 5 PM and play an exhibition game verses Nova here at the Wellness Center at 5 PM Thursday.

Good luck to Jayne Murphy and Sue Henderson who are members of Nova Scotia's Ladies' Hockey team taking part in the 55+ Canada Games Aug 27-30 in Alberta. You go girls!

Northumberland Regional High begins training camp for its Boys Soccer Program this Monday & Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. It continues on Thursday & Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For further info email Head Coach John Fortune @ fortunej@ccrsb.ca or Assistant Coach Andrew Francis francisa@ccrsb.ca

NRHS will conduct a rookie camp and orientation for female soccer players entering Grade 9 or new to the school soccer program this Monday and Tuesday at 4 pm at the field in Alma. NRHS Lady Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squad on Thursday August 28th at 8 am with registration, payment of try-out fees ($10) and a full training session, including fitness testing. The camp will continue on Friday August 28th from 8 am to 10 am and on Monday September 1st from 10 am to 12 noon.

Pictou County Gymnastics will be holding their fall program registration tonight from 6 to 8 pm at their new location, which is the old YMCA on Frederick St, New Glasgow. For more information call 695-3699, or check out their Facebook page-pictoucountygymnasticsclub

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event to be held August 31 in Tatamagouche- Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

The MHL has formally announced that the hosting rights for the 2016 Fred Page Cup have been awarded to the Woodstock Slammers. The Slammers winning bid was one of three presented to the MHL at a Board of Governors meeting held in Amherst, Nova Scotia last Saturday. Bids were also submitted by the Amherst Ramblers and Summerside Western Capitals.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY AUGUST 24* UPDATED
Sunday 24th August 2014

The AGR Championship Game was a high-scoring one that went 11th innings. In the end, the Trenton Rangers fell to the Guysborough Broadhorns by a 10 to 9 score. Joe Andy MacDonald Memorial Award for Playoff MVP  went to Aaron Long of the Broadhorns, while the Darryl Macpherson Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship & Athletic Ability during the playoffs was awarded to Steven Daley of the Trenton Rangers.

The Birch Hill MX Park Team are competing this weekend at the Pleasant Valley Motorsport Park in Brookfield, NS.

The Northern Nova United Senior Women's soccer team is hosting provincials this weekend and they want fans to come out and cheer, and you can support the local women's team at their game today at 10am at Parkdale.

The Pictou Couunty Orioles will play the Aylesford Lions today as they attempt to defend their title in the 2014 Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A Provincial Championship. Both teams finished the round robin with 2 wins and 1 loss to advance to the championship game. You can cheer on the Orioles – game time is 1pm at the Albion Field in Stellarton.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Dairy Queen Blizzards peewee baseball team will play five games at home this weekend to help prepare for their upcoming provincials on Labour Day weekend hosted by Tri-County. The Blizzards finish with two games this morning vs. Sydney @ 9:00 & 11:30 at the Kinsmen field.

StFX men’s hockey head coach Brad Peddle is pleased to announce and welcome six new student-athletes to the X-Men hockey program for the 2014-15 season. Defenseman Trey Lewis, Jagger Dirk and Craig Duininck, along with forwards Adam Stevens, Greg Jansz and Eric Locke will all be donning the blue and white this fall. The X-Men begin exhibition pre-season play on Sept. 17 in Halifax against Saint Mary’s, followed by a game in Antigonish on Sept. 19 against Moncton. The AUS regular season opens on Saturday, Oct. 11 when StFX hosts Saint Mary’s at the Keating Centre.

Good luck to Jayne Murphy and Sue Henderson who are members of Nova Scotia's Ladies' Hockey team taking part in the 55+ Canada Games Aug 27-30 in Alberta. You go girls!

Northumberland Regional High begins training camp for its Boys Soccer Program this Monday & Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. It continues on Thursday & Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For further info email Head Coach John Fortune @ fortunej@ccrsb.ca or Assistant Coach Andrew Francis francisa@ccrsb.ca

NRHS will conduct a rookie camp and orientation for female soccer players entering Grade 9 or new to the school soccer program this Monday and Tuesday at 4 pm at the field in Alma. NRHS Lady Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squad on Thursday August 28th at 8 am with registration, payment of try-out fees ($10) and a full training session, including fitness testing. The camp will continue on Friday August 29th from 8 am to 10 am and on Monday September 1st from 10 am to 12 noon.

Pictou County Gymnastics will be holding their fall program registration tomorrow/Monday from 6 to 8 pm at their new location, which is the old YMCA on Frederick St, New Glasgow. For more information call 695-3699, or check out their Facebook page-pictoucountygymnasticsclub

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event to be held August 31 in Tatamagouche- Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

The MHL has formally announced that the hosting rights for the 2016 Fred Page Cup have been awarded to the Woodstock Slammers. The Slammers winning bid was one of three presented to the MHL at a Board of Governors meeting held in Amherst, Nova Scotia last Saturday. Bids were also submitted by the Amherst Ramblers and Summerside Western Capitals.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, AUGUST 23*
Saturday 23rd August 2014

Blayre Turnbull scored the lone Canadian goal in a 2-1 loss to the United States in the opening game of a three-game exhibition series in Calgary Thursday night. Game 2 goes tonight at 6pm, and you can watch the game live on www.hockeycanada.ca . Meanwhile, the U18 team beat the US 3-2 in the opener of that 3-game set. Amherst's Carly Jackson did not play in goal last night, but is expected to get the start tonight. That game is also available on the Hockey Canada website starting at 9:30pm.

The Trenton Rangers will wrap up their AGR season today in Pomquet. The Rangers will face Guysborough at 10am for a spot directly in the league final, while the loser of that game will get a second chance in the double-knockout tournament by going to the semi-final game.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team raced on Amateur Day at the Atlantic stop of the Canadian Motocross National Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade MX track on August 2rd. Seth Gallant rode to an 8th place finish in the 50 cc (7-8 year old) class. Nole Chapman raced to a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brent Chapman finished 13th overall in the 65 cc class and 16th overall in the 85cc. Gage Wallace finished 14th overall in 85cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 4th place finish in the Supermini class and13th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 3rd place finish in the Junior Ladies class. Adam Hilling finished 16th overall in the School Boy class. David Butler earned a 7th overall in the Intermediate MX1 class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will be heading to Pleasant Valley Motorsport Park in Brookfield, NS to race this week-end.

The Northern Nova United Senior Women's soccer team is hosting provincials this weekend and they want fans to come out and cheer, as the team with the best and loudest support will win a pizza party for their team. Catch the action of some of the best women's teams from across the province, and support our local NNU women's team at their games: Today at noon and 4pm at the Stellarton complex, and tomorrow/Sunday at 10am at Parkdale. The Northern Nova United Soccer Club Under 18 Boys soccer team are also participating in a provincial championship tournament in Dartmouth this weekend.

The Pictou County Orioles will be defending their Midget A Provincial Title this weekend at the Albion Field in Stellarton. The Orioles were winners of the 2013 Midget A provincial title and are hosting the 2014 provincial championships. Also competing for the provincial title are Humber Park, North Kings, and Aylesford.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Dairy Queen Blizzards peewee baseball team will play five games at home this weekend to help prepare for their upcoming provincials on Labour Day weekend hosted by Tri-County. The Blizzards will carry a 12 game win streak into their first game tonight vs. Prospect @ 6:00pm ; the Blizzards then play Sat. @ 9:00 am vs. Prospect and again @ 2:00 vs. Sydney ; finishing with two more on Sun. morning vs. Sydney @ 9:00 & 11:30. All games will be played at the Kinsmen field. The Blizzards are coming off recent wins over Windsor by scores of 21-1 and 16-0. Winning pitcher in game one was Nick MacInnis while Jordan Tran led the way at the plate with a homerun and double; Luke Young and Nick Horne added 3 hits each; Jayden Hatchard, Sam Hickey and Joe McCarron chipped in two hits apiece. Game two saw Nolan Manning pitch a shut-out with Young pounding out a Homer and single; Ray Lowe-Chisholm, Scott Long, Max MacCallum,Hatchard and Tran each added two hits. The Blizzards also picked up a pair of wins over Woodlawn by scores of 18-3 and 9-4. Cody LeBlanc fired a complete game gem in game one with Young again pounding out a homerun and double to lead the offence. Braydon Killen, Horne and MacInnis each had a triple in the victory. McCarron pitched the Blizzards to the win in game two with Hatchard leading the attack with a pair of hits.

StFX men’s hockey head coach Brad Peddle is pleased to announce and welcome six new student-athletes to the X-Men hockey program for the 2014-15 season. Defenseman Trey Lewis, Jagger Dirk and Craig Duininck, along with forwards Adam Stevens, Greg Jansz and Eric Locke will all be donning the blue and white this fall. Lewis spent last season with the Miramichi Timberwolves of the MHL after three seasons in the QMJHL, winning the Memorial Cup with Halifax in 2013. Locke comes in as a Buffalo Sabres draft pick after captaining the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL last season. The X-Men are hosting the 2015 CIS University Cup national championship March 12 to 15 in Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre and are guaranteed a berth as the host team. They begin exhibition pre-season play on Sept. 17 in Halifax against Saint Mary’s, followed by a game in Antigonish on Sept. 19 against Moncton. The AUS regular season opens on Saturday, Oct. 11 when StFX hosts Saint Mary’s at the Keating Centre.

Good luck to Jayne Murphy and Sue Henderson who are members of Nova Scotia's Ladies' Hockey team taking part in the 55+ Canada Games Aug 27-30 in Alberta. You go girls!

The NRHS Boys Soccer Program will begin Training Camp for all male student athletes from Grades 9-12 on Monday August 25th from 6 pm  to 8 pm. This camp will continue on Tuesday Aug 26 from 6 to 8 pm and also on Thursday Aug 28 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and again on Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For further information please email/contact Head Coach John Fortune fortunej@ccrsb.ca or Assistant Coach Andrew Francis francisa@ccrsb.ca

On Monday August 25th at 4 pm and Tuesday August 26th at 4 pm NRHS will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for female soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or are new to the school soccer program for this year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Lady Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squad on Thursday August 28th at 8 am with registration, payment of try-out fees ($10) and a full training session, including fitness testing. All female soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend the training camp. The camp will continue on Friday August 28th from 8 am to 10 am and on Monday September 1st from 10 am to 12 noon. All sessions will be conducted at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on each day (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) A schedule for the try-out sessions will be distributed at the camp and the sessions will continue into early September. Players will be able to try out for Varsity, Junior Varsity, and if numbers permit, a Grade 9 team.

Pictou County Gymnastics will be holding their fall program registration on Monday from 6 to 8 pm at their new location, which is the old YMCA on Frederick St, New Glasgow. For more information call 695-3699, or check out their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/pictoucountygymnasticsclub

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons – they are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson being the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event to be held August 31 in Tatamagouche- Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

The MHL has formally announced that the hosting rights for the 2016 Fred Page Cup have been awarded to the Woodstock Slammers. The Slammers winning bid was one of three presented to the MHL at a Board of Governors meeting held in Amherst, Nova Scotia last Saturday. Bids were also submitted by the Amherst Ramblers and Summerside Western Capitals and presented to a selection committee comprised of Co-Chairmen of the MHL Board of Governors Graham Baxter and Stu Rath as well as Rod Clark and Cecil Taylor, MHL Vice-Presidents for New Brunswick and PEI, respectively.

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LIFEGUARD SUPERVISION ENDING AT MANY NOVA SCOTIAN BEACHES THIS SUNDAY
Friday 22nd August 2014

Lifeguard supervision is ending for the season at many beaches around the province this weekend, which locally includes Pomquet and Bayfield beaches in Antigonish County.  Supervision by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service will end at most beaches at 6 p.m. this Sunday, although others will remain open into September. For a complete list of life-guarded beaches and the end dates for supervision, visit www.nsls.ns.ca Since the service began 42 years ago, there has not been a drowning during supervised hours.


LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 22
Friday 22nd August 2014

Blayre Turnbull scored the lone Canadian goal in a 2-1 loss to the United States in the opening game of a three-game exhibition series in Calgary last night. Game 2 goes tonight at 6pm, and you can watch the game live on www.hockeycanada.ca . Meanwhile, the U18 team beat the US 3-2 in the opener of that 3-game set. Amherst's Carly Jackson did not play in goal last night, but is expected to get the start tonight. That game is also available on the Hockey Canada website starting at 9:30pm.

The Trenton Rangers will wrap up their AGR season on Saturday in Pomquet. The Rangers will face Guysborough at 10am Saturday for a spot directly in the league final, while the loser of that game will get a second chance in the double-knockout tournament by going to the semi-final game.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team raced on Amateur Day at the Atlantic stop of the Canadian Motocross National Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade MX track on August 2rd. Seth Gallant rode to an 8th place finish in the 50 cc (7-8 year old) class. Nole Chapman raced to a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brent Chapman finished 13th overall in the 65 cc class and 16th overall in the 85cc. Gage Wallace finished 14th overall in 85cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 4th place finish in the Supermini class and13th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 3rd place finish in the Junior Ladies class. Adam Hilling finished 16th overall in the School Boy class. David Butler earned a 7th overall in the Intermediate MX1 class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will be heading to Pleasant Valley Motorsport Park in Brookfield, NS to race this week-end.

The Northern Nova United Senior Women's soccer team is hosting provincials this weekend right here in Pictou County. The Club wants to encourage any soccer fans to come out and cheer on the ladies, and is challenging all Northern Nova United teams to sport their Falcons tshirts or blue and black club jerseys. The team with the best and loudest support will win a pizza party for their team. Catch the action of some of the best women's teams from across the province, and support our local NNU women's team at their games: Saturday at 12pm and 4pm at the Stellarton complex, and Sunday at 10am at Parkdale. The Northern Nova United Soccer Club Under 18 Boys soccer team are also participating in a provincial championship tournament in Dartmouth this weekend.

The Pictou County Orioles will be defending their Midget A Provincial Title this weekend at the Albion Field in Stellarton. The Orioles were winners of the 2013 Midget A provincial title and are hosting the 2014 provincial championships. Also competing for the provincial title are Humber Park, North Kings, and Aylesford. Action starts this afternoon at 3pm with the Orioles opening the tournament against Humber Park.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Dairy Queen Blizzards peewee baseball team will play five games at home this weekend to help prepare for their upcoming provincials on Labour Day weekend hosted by Tri-County. The Blizzards will carry a 12 game win streak into their first game tonight vs. Prospect @ 6:00pm ; the Blizzards then play Sat. @ 9:00 am vs. Prospect and again @ 2:00 vs. Sydney ; finishing with two more on Sun. morning vs. Sydney @ 9:00 & 11:30. All games will be played at the Kinsmen field. The Blizzards are coming off recent wins over Windsor by scores of 21-1 and 16-0. Winning pitcher in game one was Nick MacInnis while Jordan Tran led the way at the plate with a homerun and double; Luke Young and Nick Horne added 3 hits each; Jayden Hatchard, Sam Hickey and Joe McCarron chipped in two hits apiece. Game two saw Nolan Manning pitch a shut-out with Young pounding out a Homer and single; Ray Lowe-Chisholm, Scott Long, Max MacCallum,Hatchard and Tran each added two hits. The Blizzards also picked up a pair of wins over Woodlawn by scores of 18-3 and 9-4. Cody LeBlanc fired a complete game gem in game one with Young again pounding out a homerun and double to lead the offence. Braydon Killen, Horne and MacInnis each had a triple in the victory. McCarron pitched the Blizzards to the win in game two with Hatchard leading the attack with a pair of hits.

StFX men’s hockey head coach Brad Peddle is pleased to announce and welcome six new student-athletes to the X-Men hockey program for the 2014-15 season. Defenseman Trey Lewis, Jagger Dirk and Craig Duininck, along with forwards Adam Stevens, Greg Jansz and Eric Locke will all be donning the blue and white this fall. Lewis spent last season with the Miramichi Timberwolves of the MHL after three seasons in the QMJHL, winning the Memorial Cup with Halifax in 2013. Locke comes in as a Buffalo Sabres draft pick after captaining the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL last season. The X-Men are hosting the 2015 CIS University Cup national championship March 12 to 15 in Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre and are guaranteed a berth as the host team. They begin exhibition pre-season play on Sept. 17 in Halifax against Saint Mary’s, followed by a game in Antigonish on Sept. 19 against Moncton. The AUS regular season opens on Saturday, Oct. 11 when StFX hosts Saint Mary’s at the Keating Centre.

Good luck to Jayne Murphy and Sue Henderson who are members of Nova Scotia's Ladies' Hockey team taking part in the 55+ Canada Games Aug 27-30 in Alberta. You go girls!

The NRHS Boys Soccer Program will begin Training Camp for all male student athletes from Grades 9-12 on Monday August 25th from 6 pm  to 8 pm. This camp will continue on Tuesday Aug 26 from 6 to 8 pm and also on Thursday Aug 28 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and again on Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For further information please email/contact Head Coach John Fortune fortunej@ccrsb.ca or Assistant Coach Andrew Francis francisa@ccrsb.ca

On Monday August 25th at 4 pm and Tuesday August 26th at 4 pm NRHS will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for female soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or are new to the school soccer program for this year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Lady Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squad on Thursday August 28th at 8 am with registration, payment of try-out fees ($10) and a full training session, including fitness testing. All female soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend the training camp. The camp will continue on Friday August 28th from 8 am to 10 am and on Monday September 1st from 10 am to 12 noon. All sessions will be conducted at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on each day (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) A schedule for the try-out sessions will be distributed at the camp and the sessions will continue into early September. Players will be able to try out for Varsity, Junior Varsity, and if numbers permit, a Grade 9 team.

Pictou County Gymnastics will be holding their fall program registration on August 25 from 6 to 8 pm at their new location, 558 South Frederick Street , which is the old YMCA in New Glasgow. For more information call 695-3699, or check out their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/pictoucountygymnasticsclub

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons – they are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson being the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event to be held August 31 in Tatamagouche- Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

The MHL has formally announced that the hosting rights for the 2016 Fred Page Cup have been awarded to the Woodstock Slammers. The Slammers winning bid was one of three presented to the MHL at a Board of Governors meeting held in Amherst, Nova Scotia last Saturday. Bids were also submitted by the Amherst Ramblers and Summerside Western Capitals and presented to a selection committee comprised of Co-Chairmen of the MHL Board of Governors Graham Baxter and Stu Rath as well as Rod Clark and Cecil Taylor, MHL Vice-Presidents for New Brunswick and PEI, respectively. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 19
Tuesday 19th August 2014

The MacGregor kinsmen Midget AAA baseball team are returning home from nationals with a ninth place finish. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midgets lost their last roundrobin game 3-1 to PEI in extra innings. this result meant the Macgregor kinsmen would meet New Brunswick in the placement round. after getting off to a slow start trailing 3-0 the Macgregor Kinsmen Midgets battled back in the fifth scoring 4 runs. The MacGregor Kinsmen held on to win by a score of 4-3. The MacGregor Kinsmen would like to thank their sponsors and supporters who made this trip possible. They now prepare for provincials to be held this weekend hosted by Woodlawn.

The Pictou County Orioles will be defending their Midget A Provincial Title this weekend at the Albion Field in Stellarton. The Orioles were winners of the 2013 Midget A provincial title and are hosting the 2014 provincial championships. Also competing for the provincial title are Humber Park, North Kings, and Aylesford. Action starts this Friday, Aug 22 at 3pm with the Orioles opening the tournament against Humber Park.

The playoffs for the AGR League get going tonight with three games, including one in Trenton. The Rangers will be hosting Wycocomaugh at 7pm, while Guysborough faces St. Joseph's and Arisaig takes on St. Andrew's. If the Rangers win on Tuesday, they will then travel to Heatherton on Wednesday night. The rest of the schedule for the playoffs will be announced once the Tuesday and Wednesday games are completed.

Donald Chisholm used the hometrack advantage as he took his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series checkered flag in Saturday’s Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway. The victory for Chisholm, from Antigonish, came in his 16th career start. A part-time competitor since 2007, he became the 15th different winner in Canadian Tire Series history.

Three Pictou County boys were part of the Atlantic Hockey Team at the Maine Hockey Summer Jamboree in Portland, Maine recently. Moe MacKay, Broden DeCoff and Ryan Royals, were on the squad that won 4 out of 5 games to capture the gold medal.

Pictou County Gymnastics will be holding their fall program registration on August 25 from 6 to 8 pm at their new location, 558 South Frederick Street , which is the old YMCA in New Glasgow. For more information call 695-3699, or check out their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/pictoucountygymnasticsclub

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons – they are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson being the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an open house at the Wellness Centre on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for all Pictou County female Atom-aged players (born in 2004 and 2005). This session will include one hour of FREE ice time, and an information session for parents about female hockey and the upcoming hockey season. Pre-registration is required. Contact tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com to register. Players must wear full gear.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event to be held August 31 in Tatamagouche- Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

0800 The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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ROOST NAMED AS 2014 ONE BOOK NOVA SCOTIA
Monday 11th August 2014

The 2014 One Book Nova Scotia has been named, and it is the first novel of a Halifax-raised author now living in Calgary. Roost, by Ali Bryan, is the story of a single mother of two children who is dealing with the loss of her mother while juggling the needs of her children, her siblings, and her widower father. Libraries Nova Scotia has organized the One Book Nova Scotia program every fall since 2012, and this fall's book was formally introduced this morning. A number of events are planned, including author readings throughout the province, with one scheduled for the Antigonish branch of PARL on 25 September. Several copies of the book are available from the library for reading throughout the fall.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, AUGUST 9* UPDATED
Saturday 9th August 2014

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA club will be representing Nova Scotia at the midget championship in Magog Quebec next week. In preparation, the team will be playing a double-header today at 5 pm on the Albion Field. If it rains, they will be practicing from 3- 5 pm at the indoor soccer complex.

Here are some makeup games coming up in the AGR league – this Sunday, two games getting underway at 1:30 with Guysbrough @ Arisiag  and Trenton@ Heatherton.  Wednesday Aug 13 will see St.Andrew's @ Trenton for a 7pm match, and on Friday Aug 15 - Trenton @ St.Andrew's for an evening game.     

Nighthawk Volley Ball has two upcoming camps, both to be held at GR Saunders school. From August 18-21 is for experienced Junior High players, while the camp from August 25 until the 28th is for beginners. Cost is 60 dollars – contact Keith Melanson at 752 0498.

Two former MacGregor Kinsmen players will be competing in the National Junior tournament being hosted by Dartmouth August 14-17. Westville's Troy Fisher handles second base duties for Dartmouth Juniors and Glenn Harvie pitches for the Juniors. Fisher is having a good year with a .361 batting average through 17 games with the Juniors. As well he was instrumental in the Elimination championship game vs Tri County who are representing Nova Scotia in the junior championship. Fisher was 3-for-4 at the plate with 2 singles and a double driving in one run. Harvie, hailing from Kennetcook, has been solid this year on the mound. In 8 games started this year Harvie boasts an era of 2.92. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midgets would like to extend best to their former players in their quest for Gold.

The Town of New Glasgow Engineering and Public Works Department wishes to advise the public that on Monday, August 11, 2014, the track on Park Street will be closed from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon while track grading takes place. The Town of New Glasgow regrets any inconvenience this may cause and wishes to thank the public for your cooperation.

Pictou County Athletics is having a strength and endurance camp for ages 9-18 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm. This Strength and Endurance camp is not sport specific but is designed to increase both male & female athletes speed and agility, which can be applied to their sport of choice. The cost of this camp is $80.00. Registration will be taking place on the first day of the camp at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field located in Stellarton. For more information email pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an open house on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for all Pictou County female Atom-aged players (born in 2004 and 2005). This session will include one hour of FREE ice time, and an information session for parents about female hockey and the upcoming hockey season. Pre-registration is required. Contact tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com to register. Players must wear full gear.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour continues this weekend with the Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 5pm this evening.

Tryouts for the Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will begin Sunday August 17 at 6:00 pm in the Pictou Academy Gym. All girls from grades 7-12 who may be interested in playing high school soccer this fall are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Philip Ruiz at cabotruiz@gmail.com or Tara Fanning at fanningt@ccrsb.ca

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 8
Friday 8th August 2014

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA club will be representing Nova Scotia at the midget championship in Magog Quebec next week. In preparation, the team will be playing a double-header tomorrow (Saturday) at 5 pm on the Albion Field. If it rains, they will be practicing from 3- 5 pm at the indoor soccer complex.

Two former MacGregor Kinsmen players will be competing in the National Junior tournament being hosted by Dartmouth August 14-17. Westville's Troy Fisher handles second base duties for Dartmouth Juniors and Glenn Harvie pitches for the Juniors. Fisher is having a good year with a .361 batting average through 17 games with the Juniors. As well he was instrumental in the Elimination championship game vs Tri County who are representing Nova Scotia in the junior championship. Fisher was 3-for-4 at the plate with 2 singles and a double driving in one run. Harvie, hailing from Kennetcook, has been solid this year on the mound. In 8 games started this year Harvie boasts an era of 2.92. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midgets would like to extend best to their former players in their quest for Gold.

Pictou County Athletics is having a strength and endurance camp for ages 9-18 on August 12th, 13th and 14th. This camp will run from 9am-12pm. This Strength and Endurance camp is not sport specific but is designed to increase both male & female athletes speed and agility, which can be applied to their sport of choice. Laying the cornerstone of athleticism required for the metabolic and kinematic demands of the athletes sport. Working in partnership with Dan Macdonald & Kyle Maclennan (Maclennan Elite Sport Performance). The cost of this camp is $80.00. Registration will be taking place on the first day of the camp at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field located in Stellarton. For more information email pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an open house on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for all Pictou County female Atom-aged players (born in 2004 and 2005). This session will include one hour of FREE ice time, and an information session for parents about female hockey and the upcoming hockey season. Pre-registration is required. Contact tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com to register. Players must wear full gear.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour continues this weekend with the Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 5pm Saturday night.

Tryouts for the Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will begin Sunday August 17 at 6:00 pm in the Pictou Academy Gym. All girls from grades 7-12 who may be interested in playing high school soccer this fall are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Philip Ruiz at cabotruiz@gmail.com or Tara Fanning at fanningt@ccrsb.ca

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 7
Thursday 7th August 2014

Pictou County Athletics is having a strength and endurance camp for ages 9-18 on August 12th, 13th and 14th. This camp will run from 9am-12pm. This Strength and Endurance camp is not sport specific but is designed to increase both male & female athletes speed and agility, which can be applied to their sport of choice.  Laying the cornerstone of athleticism required for the metabolic and kinematic demands of the athletes sport. Working in partnership with Dan Macdonald & Kyle Maclennan (Maclennan Elite Sport Performance). The cost of this camp is $80.00. Registration will be taking place on the first day of the camp at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field located in Stellarton. For more information email pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com

There were a pair of double-headers last night in the AGR League, one of which ended in a split, the other in a sweep. The Arisaig Blues took the first game of their pair with Heatherton by a score of 6-5 before the Warriors bounced back in the nightcap for an 8-2 win. Meanwhile, the Guysborough Broadhorns rode some strong pitching to 9-2 and 5-1 victories over the St. Andrew's Flyers. No report is available for the game between St. Joseph's and Wycocomaugh.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour continues this weekend with the Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 5pm Saturday night.

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th, and spots for just two more teams remain open. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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NEW ULTRASOUND MACHINES COMING TO ANTIGONISH HOSPITAL
Wednesday 6th August 2014

St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish will be receiving 75 percent of the cost of two new ultrasound machines from the province after issuing an emergency request for the equipment. The machines should be up and running within six weeks, and is being funded through an emergency reserve for capital equipment. A monthly meeting of the emergency funding committee at the Department of Health and Wellness put the application through a strict scoring process. This is the third emergency request granted so far this year, following requests for monitoring machines for South West Health and funding to the IWK for a plasmapheresis machine, which filters the blood and inserts healthy plasma.

LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 6
Wednesday 6th August 2014

One game last night in the AGR League saw the Guysborough Broadhorns shut out the Arisaig Blues 4-0.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour continues this weekend with the Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 5pm Saturday night.

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th, and spots for just two more teams remain open. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 5
Tuesday 5th August 2014

In the AGR League over the weekend, Arisaig defeated St. Joseph's 9-5.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour continues this weekend with the Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 5pm Saturday night.

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th, and spots for just two more teams remain open. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY AUGUST 2*
Saturday 2nd August 2014

Two games were played in the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League this week. In the first game, Lisa James and Debbie d’Entremont each with a triple apiece led the Cardinals past the Blue Jays 7-3. Christa Webber’s triple and home run drove in all three Blue Jays runs. In the second game, Stacey Ferguson and Ann Urquhart’s double and two singles each paced the Yankees to a 9-4 victory over the Giants. Robin Fraser and Katie Bray led the Giants with two singles apiece. Action continues this Monday evening at the Albion Field with the Blue Jays hosting the Giants at 6:15 and the Yankees hosting the Cardinals at 7:25.

A young Nova Scotia gymnast has won silver in the women's vault at the Commonwealth Games. Ellie Black of Halifax finished second behind England's Claudia Fragapane yesterday at the games in Scotland. Black says she had a good attitude going into yesterday's vault competition and it helped her win a medal.

The next race in the Parts For Trucks ProStock Tour takes place this weekend at the Oyster Bed Speedway in PEI, when the Parts For Trucks 100 runs. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 6pm Saturday night.

Live Horse Harness Racing at the Sport Pugwash Raceway is a family-friendly outing happening today! 12 races are are on the cards getting underway at 2pm. Doors open at 1pm with a canteen on-site. Both admission and parking are free.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th, and spots for just two more teams remain open. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 1
Friday 1st August 2014

Two games were played in the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League this week. In the first game, Lisa James and Debbie d’Entremont each with a triple apiece led the Cardinals past the Blue Jays 7-3. Christa Webber’s triple and home run drove in all three Blue Jays runs. In the second game, Stacey Ferguson and Ann Urquhart’s double and two singles each paced the Yankees to a 9-4 victory over the Giants. Robin Fraser and Katie Bray led the Giants with two singles apiece. Action continues this Monday evening at the Albion Field with the Blue Jays hosting the Giants at 6:15 and the Yankees hosting the Cardinals at 7:25.

A young Nova Scotia gymnast has won gold in the women's beam at the Commonwealth Games. Ellie Black from Halifax took the top spot ahead of an Australian and a Welsh gymnast. It is her second medal in as many days after winning silver yesterday in the vault.

The next race in the Parts For Trucks ProStock Tour takes place this weekend at the Oyster Bed Speedway in PEI, when the Parts For Trucks 100 runs. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 6pm Saturday night.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

Tonight's scheduled game between the Trenton Rangers and Heatherton in the AGR League has been postponed. The make-up date has yet to be announced.

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th, and spots for just two more teams remain open. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 31
Thursday 31st July 2014

The Trenton Rangers continued their dominant season in the AGR League with another pair of wins last night in St. Joseph's. The Rangers' Mike Wolfe pitched both ends of the double header to get the wins over the Chiefs by scores of 5-3 and 11-5. In the opener, the offense for the Rangers was led by Steve Daley and Mike Melanson with home runs. Andrew MacKinnon had a triple and a double in the nightcap to spark the offensive outburst. The Rangers are back in action again tomorrow night.

The next race in the Parts For Trucks ProStock Tour takes place this weekend at the Oyster Bed Speedway in PEI, when the Parts For Trucks 100 runs. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 6pm Saturday night.

Custio Clayton's run at the Commonwealth Games came to an end yesterday after he lost his quarter-final bout in the welterweight division to Steven Donnelly of Northern Ireland. The Dartmouth native had won his first two bouts to get to the quarter-final match-up. Another Nova Scotia athlete, Ellie Black of Halifax, finished just off the podium in the ladies all around gymnastics competition, coming in fourth. Canada's pairs lawn bowlers from Halifax, Leanne Chinery and Jacqueline Lee Foster, lost to England 14-13.

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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FORD PICKUPS COLLIDE ON SHOULDER OF HIGHWAY 104 IN PINETREE
Saturday 26th July 2014

Emergency services including Pictou County RCMP, EHS and the Linacy Fire Department were called to a two vehicle collision on Highway 104 yesterday afternoon. The collision occurred on the right shoulder of the westbound lane in an area where the highway is divided.  Police say a white 2003 Ford pickup truck, driven by a 70-year-old Colchester County man, had just passed a tractor trailer and pulled back into the right lane. The pickup continued to cross over into the paved shoulder rear-ending a red 2012 Ford pickup truck.  The driver of that truck, a 58-year old Antigonish County man, had pulled off the highway to answer a call on his cell phone.  The red truck ended up on its roof while the white pickup came to rest over the small embankment.  The men were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the highway was reduced to one lane for nearly 2 hours. Police say alcohol has been ruled out as a contributing factor & their investigation continues.

FIRE CHIEF CALLS FOR TWINNING OF TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY BETWEEN NEW GLASGOW AND ANTIGONISH
Saturday 26th July 2014

A Pictou County Fire Chief is asking how many more lives have to be lost before a section of highway between New Glasgow & Antigonish that he calls “deadly” is twinned. Joe MacDonald is fire chief of Barney's River and he says his department dreads when they get a call about a collision on the 37- kilometre straight stretch of Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and the new twinned section in Antigonish. MacDonald says in the spring, he pleaded with the Minister of the Department of Transportation for the highway twinning to be completed. He estimates 10 of the 13 deaths on the section of highway in the past 5 years would have been avoided if the highway was divided. Yesterday a 2-vehicle collision sent 3 to hospital with minor injuries, and the past week also saw a pulp truck go off the road in that section of highway. Since 2009, there have been 144 accidents on the stretch that sees over 7000 vehicles on an average day.

PROVINCIAL MONEY TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICE FOR NOVA SCOTIANS
Friday 25th July 2014

Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced funding for nine projects under the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program today.  The program supports initiatives that will generate new or improved public transit services in rural and under-serviced urban areas of the province. In all, over 167-thousand dollars is being invested. Mr. Furey says it is important to support pilot projects, studies and business planning that could result in improved public transit services for residents. Two Initiatives in Northern Nova Scotia to receive funding are Antigonish Community Transit Society -$50 000 for a pilot project for a door-to-door and fixed flex route transit service, as well as $10 000 alloted to the Neighbours helping Neighbours Society to develop a transit feasibility study for the Tatamagouche area.


NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT FOR ELECTRICAL WORKERS IN ANTIGONISH
Friday 25th July 2014

The town of Antigonish and its electric utility workers have formally signed a new collective agreement. Town officials locked out the six members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers last Friday.A provincial conciliator called the two sides back to the bargaining table and helped them reach a deal on Wednesday and the workers were back on the job on Thursday. The deal returns wages lost during the lockout and pays out 30 per cent of accumulated sick time upon retirement. The union had asked for a payout of 100 per cent. The four-year contract is retroactive to March of last year and runs until March 2017.

FOREST FIRE INDEXES AT EXTREME LEVELS
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The recent string of hot weather means that the fire index for the province has increased nearly across the board. All of Cape Breton, Northern Nova Scotia and the Eastern Shore is listed very high, with most of Pictou & Antigonish counties listed extreme. There is no burning allowed anywhere in the northern and eastern parts of the province, including Cape Breton. Jim Rudderham of the Department of Natural Resources says we need a few days of a good steady rain to get those indexes down.

CAPE TO CAPE TRAIL RECEIVES GIFT
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A donation from Maritime Northeast Pipeline of money and volunteers will allow for the completion of some much needed work to Pictou County Trails. The Cape to Cape Trail committee, through the Pictou County Trails Association, will be the beneficiaries of the full day's work installing sign posts, clearing deadfall, and making repairs to the trail. The group will split into two teams today, and will be working on the Dalhousie Mountain and Six Mile Brook Trails. At the end of the day, all of the volunteers will gather for a celebratory barbeque supper. The Cape to Cape trail is a long term project, a vision begun by Gordon Young in 2003. Pictou County is the location of 30 km of the total trail, which stretches from Cape Chignecto to Cape George, passing through Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou and Antigonish Counties.


FIRE CHIEF SAYS ACCIDENT FURTHER PROOF OF NEED FOR TWINNING
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A single vehicle rollover in the French River/ Broadway area of Highway 104 yesterday is the 144th accident in the 37 km stretch between Sutherlands River and Antigonish since 2009. Barney's River Fire Chief Joe MacDonald says those collisions have resulted in 13 fatalities, and is once again calling for that stretch of highway to be twinned. Just after 11:00 yesterday morning a tandem wheel pulp truck lost control and crossed traffic and landed on it’s side in the opposite side ditch. MacDonald says it is very fortunate that there was no oncoming traffic at the time. Three fire departments, including the New Glasgow Hazardous Materials Unit, along with EHS, RCMP, and Department of Transportation officials all attended the scene. The driver of the truck was able to escape serious injury, and traffic was delayed for several hours while the scene was cleared.

MISSING CANOEIST BODY FOUND
Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The body of a 33-year old missing canoeist has been found. The man, whose name has not been released, was reported missing after the canoe he and another were using capsized near Bayfield, Antigonish County. Sergeant Alain LeBlanc says the body was found by a local fisherman earlier today. LeBlanc had no other details about the recovery but said earlier that neither man wasn't wearing a life jacket, and there were no life jackets on board the canoe. A 28-year old man had been able to make it to the shore.

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING CANOEIST
Monday 21st July 2014

RCMP in Antigonish County are searching for a 33-year old man after the canoe he was in overturned yesterday in the Bayfield area. Corporal Scott MacRae says the man was reported missing yesterday afternoon, resulting in a search conducted by police, assisted by several residents familiar with the area. A Department of Natural Resources helicopter assisted with the search yesterday. MacRae says it is not known whether the man had been wearing his life jacket when the canoe capsized.


LOCAL SPORTS JULY 21
Monday 21st July 2014

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball is making their second trip to the national stage in 3 years. They won the provincial tournament this past weekend in Hammonds Plains, opening with a loss to the host team 5-2 before rattling off four consecutive wins. The championship game was a rematch of the opener, and this time the MacGregor Kinsmen won 6-1 to earn the right to head to Magog, Quebec for the National Championship Tournament from August 14 to 18.

Two games yesterday in the AGR league saw Heatherton defeat St. Andrew's 10-3 and St. Joseph's win by forfeit over Wycocomaugh. The Trenton Rangers are back in action tomorrow when they host Arisaig.

7000 fans watched as veteran driver John Flemming of Halifax won the IWK 250 at the Riverside International Speedway in James River Saturday night. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish commanded the track for 218 laps, but could not survive two late cautions. Chisholm was the sentimental favourite after his father and race-founder John Chisholm died earlier this month.

The inaugural Swing for Tourette Syndrome Lob Ball Tournament held over the weekend in Trenton resulted in roughly 29-hundred dollars being raised. That money will go to the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Tournament organizer Garrett Holmes says the total far surpassed his expectations, and that he is pleased with the overall success of the event.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 21

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball is making their second trip to the national stage in 3 years. They won the provincial tournament this past weekend in Hammonds Plains, opening with a loss to the host team 5-2 before rattling off four consecutive wins. The championship game was a rematch of the opener, and this time the MacGregor Kinsmen won 6-1 to earn the right to head to Magog, Quebec for the National Championship Tournament from August 14 to 18.

Two games yesterday in the AGR league saw Heatherton defeat St. Andrew's 10-3 and St. Joseph's win by forfeit over Wycocomaugh. The Trenton Rangers are back in action tomorrow when they host Arisaig.

7000 fans watched as veteran driver John Flemming of Halifax won the IWK 250 at the Riverside International Speedway in James River last night. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish commanded the track for 218 laps, but could not survive two late cautions. Chisholm was the sentimental favourite after his father and race-founder John Chisholm died earlier this month.

The inaugural Swing for Tourette Syndrome Lob Ball Tournament held over the weekend in Trenton resulted in roughly 29-hundred dollars being raised. That money will go to the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Tournament organizer Garrett Holmes says the total far surpassed his expectations, and that he is pleased with the overall success of the event.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SUNDAY, JULY 20* UPDATED
Sunday 20th July 2014

7000 fans watched as veteran driver John Flemming of Halifax won the IWK 250 at the Riverside International Speedway in James River last night. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish commanded the track for 218 laps, but could not survive two late cautions. Chisholm was the sentimental favourite after his father and race-founder John Chisholm died earlier this month.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, JULY 19*
Saturday 19th July 2014

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for tonight at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 18
Friday 18th July 2014

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou. The weekend also includes racing tonight, with the Sportsman Series and Maritime Legends League.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 17
Thursday 17th July 2014

Former Weeks Jr. A Crusher Mitchell Deruelle has signed a professional contract with the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The SPHL is an eight team league in the southeastern United States. The Crushers made the announcement via twitter Wednesday afternoon.

The Maritime Hockey League has released the 2014-15 regular season schedule. The Crushers will open their 48-game season (down from 52 last year) at home against Summerside on Thursday, September 11. The broadcast schedule will be posted in the coming weeks.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the fifth round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Malden, NB at the Strang’s MX track. Nole Chapman raced to a 3rd place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class and a 6th place finish in the 65cc class. Brent Chapman finished 10th overall in the 65 cc class and 14th overall in the 85cc. Brandon Daling rode to a 3rd place finish in the Supermini class and 10th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 3rd place finish in the Young Ladies class. Adam Hilling finished 9th overall in the School Boy class and 16th overall in Junior GP. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will be close to home this week-end competing in the final round of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Mount Thom MX track on Sunday, July 27th. Spectators welcome!!!

Three games last night in the AGR League, including a double header between Wycocomaugh and St. Andrew's. The Warriors took the first game 8-5, but the Flyers responded in game 2 with a 3-2 victory. Elsewhere, Arisaig dominated St. Joseph's 10-1. The Trenton Rangers are back in action at home on Tuesday against Arisaig.

Pictou County Athletics sent a team of 37 athletes to Antigonish this past weekend to participate in the Provincial track and Field Championships and they came home with the trophy for first place and the provincial championship banner. In only its third year of existence, it was a great accomplishment for athletes and coaching and management staff.

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for this Saturday night at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou. The weekend also includes racing on Friday night, with the Sportsman Series and Maritime Legends League.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place this coming weekend at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Players that have been announced include Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, Zach Sill, James Sheppard, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Check out the Play the ProsFacebook page for more info. Following the game there will be a meet and greet with the players, performances by two comedians, and items available for auction. Tickets to the post-game festivities are $25.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JULY 16 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Trenton Rangers continued their winning ways in the AGR league with a convincing 10-3 victory in Arisaig yesterday. Pat Laffin got the victory on the mound, while Andrew Cameron led the way at the plate, amassing six RBI through a pair of 3-run home runs. The Rangers next scheduled action is a rematch with the Blues, this time in Trenton next Tuesday at 7pm. In one other game last night, St. Joseph's beat Guysborough 4-3.

Pictou County Athletics sent a team of 37 athletes to Antigonish this past weekend to participate in the Provincial track and Field Championships and they came home with the trophy for first place and the provincial championship banner. In only its third year of existence, it was a great accomplishment for athletes and coaching and management staff.

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for this Saturday night at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou. The weekend also includes racing on Friday night, with the Sportsman Series and Maritime Legends League.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place this coming weekend at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Players that have been announced include Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, Zach Sill, James Sheppard, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Check out the Play the ProsFacebook page for more info. Following the game there will be a meet and greet with the players, performances by two comedians, and items available for auction. Tickets to the post-game festivities are $25.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JULY 14
Monday 14th July 2014

Team Nova Scotia has made history at the Special Olympics. Golfers brought home the first golf medals won in a National Special Olympics competition. It's was Gold for Ryan Kearney of Antigonish and Bronze for Robert Deal from Ellerhouse. These games are the largest in the Special Olympics Canada History featuring over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials in 11 sports. The lone Pictou County athlete, Tim Ferris, finished with three silver medals, one bronze, and one fourth place finish. Congratulations to Tim, and to all of the Nova Scotia Special Olympians for their great efforts!

A pair of games yesterday in the AGR League saw the Heatherton Warriors win twice, 8-1 over St. Joseph's and 6-3 over Arisaig. The Trenton Rangers are scheduled to hit the road tomorrow for a 6:30pm game in Arisaig.

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts today and runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22, 23 and 24 from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Players that have been announced include Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, Zach Sill, James Sheppard, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Check out the Play the ProsFacebook page for more info.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, JULY 12*
Saturday 12th July 2014

Team Nova Scotia has made history at the Special Olympics. Golfers will bring home the first golf medals won in a National Special Olympics competition. It's Gold for Ryan Kearney (Antigonish) and Bronze for Robert Deal (Ellerhouse). This is the final day of the games in Vancouver where Team Nova Scotia has advanced to the Gold medal game in Softball against host Team BC. These games are the largest in the Special Olympics Canada History featuring over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials in 11 sports.

Forty two players have been named for the Hockey Canada U18 womens team selection camp, and the list of invitees includes one Nova Scotian. Carly Jackson, a goaltender from Amherst, will attend the camp in early August in Calgary. Jackson is one of six goalies who will be competing for two spots on the 22-player roster for a series of games against the United States later in August.

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts July 14 on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22, 23 and 24 from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook Play the Pros group for additional information.

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 11
Friday 11th July 2014

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts July 14th on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11th. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22nd, 23rd and 24th from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

Tim Ferris of Pictou earned another three silver medals at the National Special Olympic Games in Vancouver Wednesday. Ferris got those medals in 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, and 50m butterfly. Ryan Kearney of Antigonish had another solid round on the golf course as well, shooting a 61. The games continue through to Saturday.

The Trenton Rangers game in the AGR league scheduled for tonight in St. Andrew's has been postponed to allow for the league to get in a couple of other rescheduled games that had been postponed by rain earlier in the season. The Rangers are now off until Tuesday, when they travel to Arisaig.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook Play the Pros group for additional information.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County today, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 10
Thursday 10th July 2014

Tim Ferris of Pictou opened the National Special Olympics with a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley yesterday. Ferris brought in one of 13 medals for Nova Scotia athletes on the first day of competition at the games in Vancouver. Ryan Kearney of Antigonish had a great day on the golf course as well, shooting a 52. The games continue through to Saturday.

Seven athletes from Pictou County participated in the Hershey Track Meet in Moncton on Sunday, July 6. Sarah Higdon participated on the 11-12 year category in the 200m and 400m races. Hannah MacLeod ran in both the 50m and 200m. Haileigh MacLeod and Taylor Cromwell both participated in the 100m. Liam Berthiaume competed in the 50m (5th) and the 100m. Eric Ferguson participated in both the 100m and the 200m.  Ethan MacDonald placed first in the 400m and second in the 800m. Anyone interested in doing track and field for the summer can contact Pictou County Athletics at pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com 

The Weeks Crushers have announced the addition of two new forwards to the team in a trade that has sent defenseman Evan MacEachern to the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL. Mitchell Plevy comes in as an 18 year old forward who scored 10 points in 45 games last year with the Chiefs. Madison Dunn, another 18 year old, joins the Crushers after spending the last two seasons with the Brooks Bandits, having won the RBC Cup in 2013.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook Play the Pros group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square this Friday from 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Pre-ordering is strongly recommended by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com. Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County tomorrow, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

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TRENTON ON BOARD WITH REGIONAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK
Wednesday 9th July 2014

The town of Trenton is joining REN 4. At last night’s meeting, council voted to become part of the Regional Economic Network that includes Colchester & Cumberland Counties, on the condition that the other 5 municipalities in the county join as well. Four of them, the Towns of Pictou, New Glasgow, and Stellarton, as well as the County, have already decided to join REN 4. Several councillors expressed disappointment that there haven’t been clear reasons set out as to why REN 4 is more desirable than Antigonish and points east, but noted that it’s important that all of Pictou County is on the same page.

PICTOU COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND THEFTS
Tuesday 8th July 2014

A twenty-eight-year old Pictou County man charged with fraudulently using his grandmother's credit card was given a six-month Conditional Sentence Order in Pictou Provincial court yesterday. Tyler Russell Butts pleaded guilty to 7 purchases made in 2009 totaling nearly 1900 dollars, telling court that the thefts occurred to feed his addiction to opiates. Butts was also charged with thefts in 2010 and 2013 at retail locations in New Glasgow, Stellarton and Antigonish. Crown attorney Bill Gorman called Butt's life a shambles and recommended that the focus of the order be on treatment for substance abuse. Butts told court he has been drug-free since mid-April. Following completion of his CSO, Butts will be on probation for one year, and other conditions include not associating with anyone with a criminal record, not possessing or consuming alcohol and staying off the property of the Highland Square Mall.


MP PETER MACKAY ANNOUNCES DEFIBRILLATORS IN RINKS, OPENS NEW ROWING CENTRE IN LOCHABER
Sunday 29th June 2014

Justice Minister Peter MacKay will be at the Trenton Arena tomorrow morning to mark the installation of Federally-funded defibrillators or (AEDs) at Pictou County arenas. It is part of a nationwide program that will see over 2,000 devices installed (and more than 20,000 people trained) over 4-years at a cost of $10 million. Yesterday, MacKay attended the grand opening of the Lochaber Centre outside Antigonish – calling the facility “a living tribute to the entire community”. The community centre and rowing centre replaces Sylvan Hall, which stood in Lochaber for over 90 years.  The centre includes office and meeting space, change areas, boat storage and overlooks a two kilometre, six-lane rowing course.  It is home to the Antigonish and St. FX Rowing Clubs.  The local community raised more than 300-thousand dollars for the project. The federal government contributed more than 500-thousand dollars to the centre, the province 370-thousand, while the Antigonish County Municipality contributed 75-thousand dollars.

PETER MACKAY'S WIFE ENTERS MEDIA FUROR
Saturday 28th June 2014

National media reporting of  alleged sexist comments made by Peter MacKay remain at an overblown pitch today. Yesterday in Antigonish, MacKay dismissed questions from media, saying enough had been said about something he didn't say. The media has reported that MacKay has not commented on the furor, when in fact, he has: posting an open letter on his Facebook page 5 days ago that claims he was misquoted during the private meeting with lawyers. And whether it will finish or fan the controversy, MacKay’s wife,author and human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay had her own open letter printed in  a national newspaper on Thursday. In it, she re-iterates that her husband's comment was taken out of context, and questions why the Bar Society of Ontario has refused to release a transcript of MacKay’s remarks from the private meeting. To read Nazanin’s  letter in full… visit theglobeandmail.com .

WORK BEGINS ON NEW TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY BRIDGE
Friday 27th June 2014

There will be a small change for those driving to Antigonish & Cape Breton. Environment Minister Randy Delorey, on behalf of Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan, and Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, turned the sod this morning on the site of the new Heatherton Bridge. The new bridge near Antigonish will provide a stronger, long-lasting span without causing traffic delays on Highway 104. A detour bridge is in place to minimize inconvenience while the existing bridge is removed and replaced by next July. Nova Construction of Antigonish won the tender for almost 5 million dollars. Total project cost is 5-point-5 million with the federal contributing up to 1-point-8 million and the province the rest.


ANTIGONISH MAN TO APPEAL CONVICTION
Wednesday 25th June 2014

An Antigonish man who was sentenced last September to six years in prison after a fatal two-vehicle crash killing two teens in November 2011 has had a date set for his appeal. William Byron Fogarty is appealing his conviction on two counts each of impaired driving by drugs causing death and dangerous driving causing death. The 33-year-old's appeal appeal will be heard on December 3rd.

MICHELIN DEVELOPMENT CANADA ALMOST READY TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS
Wednesday 25th June 2014

The President of Michelin Development Canada says the job creation program being implemented in northern Nova Scotia by Michelin will start accepting applications shortly. John Tully, President of Michelin Development Canada spoke at last nights Annual General Meeting of the Northern Opportunities for Business Limited, and gave a reminder that any business in Pictou, Colchester, Antigonish or Guysborough counties can apply. Tully says the Michelin Development fund has already been successful in Canada, when it was active in Waterloo from 2006 to 2009 and created 536 of the 550 jobs the program had set as its' goal.

LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 22
Monday 23rd June 2014

The Provincial Special Olympics took place over the weekend in Antigonish, and a number of athletes from Pictou County took part. Congratulations to all of the participants, with a special shout out to the following medallists: SWIMMING Evan Sharpe – Gold - 100m Freestyle, Gold – 50m Freestyle, Silver - 25m Butterfly Timothy Ferris – Gold – 50m Butterfly, Gold – 200m Freestyle, Gold – 50m Freestyle, Gold – 100m Backstroke, Gold – 200m IM Michelle Zuetoff - Gold – 50m Backstroke, Bronze – 25m Breaststroke, Bronze – 25m Backstroke Trevor Poirier – Gold – 50m Backstroke, Gold – 50m Freestyle, Gold – 25m Backstroke Daniel Martin – Bronze – 50m Backstroke, Bronze – 50m Freestyle Stacey Cunningham – Silver – 25m Breaststroke, Bronze – 25m Backstroke Jimmy Hefler – Silver – 25m Backstroke Sheri Wolfenden – Bronze – 25m Butterfly Terry Reid – Bronze – 25m Butterfly Kendall Snell – Bronze – 50m Freestyle Pictou County Otters Boys Relay Team (Evan Sharpe, Daniel Martin, Trevor Poirier, Jimmy Hefler) 200m – Bronze ATHLETICS Adam Smith – Silver – Standing Long Jump Brendan Clayton – Bronze – Standing Long Jump, Bronze - 400m Lucy Rogers – Gold – Shot Put, Gold – 100m, Gold – 200m, Gold – 400m, Shaun Bennett – Silver – Shot Put, Bronze - 100m BOWLING Paige Fleury - Gold Henry Green – Gold Amanda Smith - Silver Justin Savage – Silver Eric Redmond - Silver Dave Wakely – Silver Fred Maxwell – Bronze Terry MacLeod – Bronze Sherry Sanders – Bronze BASKETBALL Pictou-Cobequid Team - Gold in Recreational Division GOLF Results unavailable SOFTBALL Results unavailable

New Glasgow's Roller Derby team the Kicken Vixen's were in Bridgetown over the weekend and slaughtered the Valley Avengers 378-173.  Voodoo McCue & Eye-Sock'ya were MVP's for blocking and Rockin' Roller scored the Jammer MVP.

The Pictou County Cycle Road Race will take place this Sunday, June 29, starting at noon. Registration will start at 9:30am at the Abercrombie Community Centre. The 20.1km loop race costs 35 dollars if you register online at www.atlanticchip.ca or 40 dollars by registering in person on the day of the race.

Anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check the Facebook page Pictou County Athletics.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program & registration is at the gym from 4-8pm this Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Looking for something new and fun to do, why not give waterpolo a try? For boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years, games are every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment and fun for ALL. For more information or to register, call the Pictou Pool 485-5301

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SUNDAY JUNE 22* UPDATED
Sunday 22nd June 2014

The university commitments from former Weeks Jr A Crushers continue to roll in, as David Stephens has announced that he will be playing for the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, part of the highly competitive Canada West Conference of the CIS. The Whitehorse native spent last season with the Crushers, amassing 45 points in 41 regular season games, with another 10 points in 11 playoff games.

Athletes are at the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish this weekend, competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. Most of the events are taking place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games, including the great contingent representing Pictou County. The full schedule is available on sons.ca

Anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check their Facebook page.

Today's AGR Doubleheader between Trenton Rangers and the Heatherton Warriors has been cancelled.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program & registration is at the gym from 4-8pm this Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Looking for something new and fun to do, why not give waterpolo a try? For boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years, games are every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment and fun for ALL. For more information or to register, call the Pictou Pool 485-5301

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY JUNE 21*
Saturday 21st June 2014

The university commitments from former Weeks Jr A Crushers continue to roll in, as David Stephens has announced that he will be playing for the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, part of the highly competitive Canada West Conference of the CIS. The Whitehorse native spent last season with the Crushers, amassing 45 points in 41 regular season games, with another 10 points in 11 playoff games.

Athletes are at the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish this weekend, competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. Most of the events will take place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games and East Coast FM extends best wishes to all of the athletes, in particular the great contingent representing Pictou County. The full schedule is available on sons.ca

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run today at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm.

Anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check the Facebook page Pictou County Athletics.

The Trenton Rangers have a perfect 3-0 record so far this season, but will have to wait until tomorrow to continue their hot start, as last night's game in Whycocomaugh was postponed. The Rangers play a double header against Heatherton tomorrow afternoon.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program. The Gym will be open for registration on June 23, 24 and 25th from 4-8pm.

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 20
Friday 20th June 2014

The university commitments from former Weeks Jr A Crushers continue to roll in, as David Stephens has announced that he will be playing for the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, part of the highly competitive Canada West Conference of the CIS. The Whitehorse native spent last season with the Crushers, amassing 45 points in 41 regular season games, with another 10 points in 11 playoff games.

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

Athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games starting today in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony for the 645 athletes kicks off the weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Most of the events will take place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. East Coast FM extends best wishes to all of the athletes, in particular the great contingent going from Pictou County. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca, and we will bring you a recap next week on Local Sports.

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

Several athletes from Pictou County attended the provincial Hershey Meet at Saint Marys University this past weekend. A number of athletes from the county got top six finishes, which allows them to move on to the Atlantic Hershey meet on July 5th in Saint John, NB., including: Hannah Fraser: 3rd place in 800m Hannah MacLeod: 1st place in 50m, 2nd in 200m Liam Berthiaume: 1st place in 50m, 2nd in 100m Aidan Robinson: 4th place in 100m, 4th in long jump Willem Fraser: 3rd place in 200m, 3rd in long jump Ethan MacDonald: 2nd place in 400m, 1st in 800m Mitchell Robinson: 3rd place in 50m, 4th in 100m Cal Maxner: 6th place in 100m, 5th in long jump Other Pictou County Results: Taylor Cromwell: 8th place in 200m, 9th in the 100m Sarah Higdon: 8th place in 400m, 7th in 200m Nicole Robinson: 8th place in long jump, 11th in 100m Haleigh MacLeod: 8th place in 100m, 10th in 400m If anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check the Facebook page Pictou County Athletics.

The Trenton Rangers have a perfect 3-0 record so far this season, but will have to wait until Sunday to continue their hot start, as tonight's game in Whycocomaugh has been postponed. Their next games are now in Heatherton for a double header Sunday afternoon.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program. The Gym will be open for registration on June 23, 24 and 25th from 4-8pm.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING POLICE AND CROWN
Thursday 19th June 2014

A 36-year old man is facing multiple charges after threatening police officers and their families, as well as a Crown prosecutor yesterday. Police say the man also threatened to burn down the Antigonish RCMP detachment after he was arrested following a fight in a restaurant. Investigators say the man was being held in cells when he threatened to kill officers, the local Crown and to burn down the detachment. Police spokeswoman Const. Catherine Bezaire says the man also threatened to harm the children of local RCMP officers. The man is expected in provincial court on Friday.

LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 19
Thursday 19th June 2014

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

Athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games starting tomorrow in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony for the 645 athletes kicks off the weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Most of the events will take place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. East Coast FM extends best wishes to all of the athletes, in particular the great contingent going from Pictou County. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca, and we will bring you a recap next week on Local Sports.

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

The Trenton Rangers have a perfect 3-0 record so far this season, but will have to wait until Sunday to continue their hot start, as tomorrow's game in Whycocomaugh has been postponed. Their next games are now in Heatherton for a double header Sunday afternoon.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 16
Wednesday 18th June 2014

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

In just a few short days, athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony kicks off the games weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

The Trenton Rangers won both ends of a double header last night as they hosted the Guysborough Broadhorns. Pat Laffin pitched the Rangers to a 4-3 win in the first game, while Mike Wolfe and Donnelly Archibald combined for the 9-5 win in the nightcap. One other game from last night saw St. Joseph's beat Arisaig 3-2 in 8 innings. The Rangers are back in action on Friday when they visit Whycocomaugh.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 17
Tuesday 17th June 2014

Another former Weeks Crusher has announced his plans for continuing his hockey career. Goaltended Brandon Thibeau, who held the number one spot between the pipes for the Crushers for the last two seasons, has committed to joining the Universite de Moncton Aigles Bleus. This will allow the Moncton native to return home and play in the highly competitive Atlantic University Sport Mens Hockey League. Last season, Thibeau started 43 of the Crushers 52 regular season games, posting a 2.72 GAA and a .917 SV%, while going 26-10-6. He added 10 more playoff starts, going 4-6 with a 3.18 GAA and .912 SV%.

There will be some major changes in the Maritime Hockey League this season, including the length of the season itself. The Governors of the league opted to reduce the schedule from 52 to 48 games this season, in an effort to reduce the number of mid-week games. The hope is to attract more university students to play by having less of an impact on school attendance. One other significant change is the “one-fight rule” which will see any player who gets a major penalty for fighting getting a game misconduct to go along with it. This is a nation-wide move in all 10 Junior A leagues. Five leagues implemented the rule last year.

In just a few short days, athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony kicks off the games weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca

After the rainout last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

The Trenton Rangers are scheduled to play a double-header against Guysborough at home tonight beginning at 7pm.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, JUNE 14*
Saturday 14th June 2014

Pictou Soccer Club games are cancelled for today.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the third round to the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade Motocross track. Nole Chapman had a solid day with a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 6th place finish in the Supermini class and 12th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 4th place finish in the Young Ladies class. Gage Wallace competed in the 85 cc (7 -11 year old) class and finished 14th overall. Adam Hilling had some mechanical issues and finished 20th overall in the School Boy class.The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head to Port Elgin this week-end to complete in Round Four of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at Strangs MX track on Sunday.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

There is an event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour today in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

In the AGR league: The Trenton Rangers next action will be Tuesday at 7pm when they host Guysborough for a double-header.

In Northern Baseball League this weekend, the Pictou County Midget A Orioles take on the Pictou County Midget A Rangers at the Albion field in Stellarton tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 6pm while the Pictou County Intermediate A Cardinals are in Amherst for 2 games.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 13 *UPDATED*
Friday 13th June 2014

The winners of the Johnny Miles Running event awards were announced last night at Glasgow Square. Pat Carty received the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award. Jeannie MacDonald and Lloyd MacLean each won the Danny MacLeod Inspirational Award, and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award went to Dave MacLennan. Also, the first six inductees entering the Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame were announced. Janet Fraser, Mary Cantrell and Patsy Langille were the three women inductees, while Lawson Breen, Dave MacLennan and Charlie Langille were the men.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event this weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the third round to the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade Motocross track. Nole Chapman had a solid day with a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 6th place finish in the Supermini class and 12th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 4th place finish in the Young Ladies class. Gage Wallace competed in the 85 cc (7 -11 year old) class and finished 14th overall. Adam Hilling had some mechanical issues and finished 20th overall in the School Boy class.The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head to Port Elgin this week-end to complete in Round Four of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at Strangs MX track on Sunday.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

One game tonight in the AGR league. It sees Guysborough visiting St. Andrew's at 7pm. The Trenton Rangers next action will be Tuesday at 7pm when they host Guysborough for a double-header.

In Northern Baseball League this weekend, the Pictou County Midget A Orioles take on the Pictou County Midget A Rangers at the Albion field in Stellarton on Sunday evening at 6pm while the Pictou County Intermediate A Cardinals are in Amherst for 2 games on Sunday.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 12
Thursday 12th June 2014

The Trenton Rangers team kicked off the 2014 AGR baseball season with an 8-1 victory on the road last night against the Arisaig Blues. Pat Laffin got the victory on the mound for the Rangers who will be back in action next Tuesday at home for a double header against Guysborough.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held tonight at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the third round to the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade Motocross track. Nole Chapman had a solid day with a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 6th place finish in the Supermini class and 12th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 4th place finish in the Young Ladies class. Gage Wallace competed in the 85 cc (7 -11 year old) class and finished 14th overall. Adam Hilling had some mechanical issues and finished 20th overall in the School Boy class.The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head to Port Elgin this week-end to complete in Round Four of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at Strangs MX track on Sunday.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



ST FRANCIS XAVIER WINS PARTIAL VICTORY
Wednesday 11th June 2014

In a decision released yesterday by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, St. Francis Xavier University won a partial victory on their complaint against the Antigonish Electric Utility. In Fall 2008, the University and the AEU reached a settlement regarding the cost of service following a dispute earlier that year. In late 2012, the University filed a complaint that the AEU was had been violating that settlement by charging more for electricity than they would pay as a direct customer of Nova Scotia Power. The Board found that the complaint was valid retroactive to 2010, however only ordered a reimbursement retroactive to December 2012 because the University was negligent in waiting to file the complaint. The University will receive approximately 33-thousand dollars in the decision.

LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 11
Wednesday 11th June 2014

The St. Stephen Aces began to build a roster for their inaugural season in the MHL yesterday with the Expansion Draft, taking two players from each of the other 11 existing teams in the league. The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost a pair of 18 year olds from their 33-man list, neither of whom were on the active roster last season. Forward Andrew Shewfelt spent last season with the Halifax Mooseheads, while defenceman Ryan MacEachern stayed in Major Midget last season with the Atlantic Champion Halifax MacDonald's. The next major moves in the MHL will come this weekend when the Annual Entry Draft takes place in Summerside.

From the inaugural season in 2013, the Northern Midget League has expanded from 5 to 6 teams to become the Northern Baseball League. The Pictou County Midget A Orioles, Pictou County Midget A Rangers, and the Pictou County Intermediate A Cardinals will be competing against teams from Amherst, Antigonish, and New Waterford in a 20 game season. League action began last week, resulting in Antigonish splitting a home and home series with the Orioles, Amherst Splitting 2 games with the Rangers, and the Cardinals defeating New Waterford twice in New Waterford. This week, The Orioles take the Rangers at the Albion field in Stellarton on Wednesday and Sunday evening at 6pm with the Cardinals in Amherst for 2 games on Sunday.

The 2014 season of the AGR league gets underway tonight with a pair of games, including the season opener for the lone Pictou County team in the circuit. Trenton will visit Arisaig tonight at 6:30, while Heatherton travels to St. Joseph's in the other opening night game. The 18-game regular season runs until August 6.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held tomorrow at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The Pictou County Rugby Club ,Mini rugby program will once again be offering a registration session tonight at 6pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cost is $50 per child however there is a family rate of $40 per child. For more information on the program check out pictoucountyrugbyclub.com and search under the mini heading.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JUNE 10
Tuesday 10th June 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have announced their 2014 territorial picks for the upcoming Maritime Hockey League Draft. The Crushers have taken Forward Blair Dewtie of New Glasgow and Defenseman Connor MacLaughlin from Eureka with their two picks. Each team is allowed to select two players from their home region prior to the draft each year. The Expansion Draft will take place today, when the St. Stephen Aces will get the opportunity to select two players left unprotected by each team to begin to build their roster. The main draft will take place this weekend, in Summerside.

This past weekend the NSSAF Provincial Track and Field Championships took place in Sydney. A number of athletes went from schools across Pictou County, with a total of 18 medals coming to the county. EAST PICTOU MIDDLE SCHOOL BRONZE MEDALS (3) – Alex Moore (2): Junior Boys 400m, Junior Boys 200m; Raymond Simpson: Junior Boys 3000m Other Results Gen Lemieux – Junior Girls 3000m: 9th; 1500m: 12th Alex Moore – Junior Boys 100m: 4th; 800m: 10th Breanna Sandluck – Junior Girls 1500m: 7th; 3000m: 8th Raymond Simpson – Junior Boys 1500m: 4th; 800m: 12th HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED MIDDLE SCHOOL Tyler Green – Junior Boys 800m: 5th; 400m: 9th Junior Girls 4x100m Relay Team – 5th NEW GLASGOW JUNIOR HIGH Junior Girls 4x400m Relay Team – 10th NORTH NOVA EDUCATION CENTRE GOLD MEDALS (5) – Alyssa MacNeil (2) – Intermediate Girls 100m, 200m; Kaelan Schmidt (2) – Intermediate Boys High Jump, Triple Jump; Intermediate Girls 4x100 Relay Team SILVER MEDALS (1) – Kaelan Schmidt – Intermediate Boys Long Jump BRONZE MEDALS (2) – Jordan Landry – Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles; Intermediate Girls 4x400m Relay Team Other Results Meghan Graham – Intermediate Girls 400m: 5th; 100m: 11th Jordan Landry – Intermediate Girls 400m: 11th Caitlin Sandluck – Senior Girls Shot Put: 15th Kaelan Schmidt – Intermediate Boys 100m: 7th; Javelin: 10th Brady Walsh – Senior Boys 400m: 6th Erin Washburn – Intermediate Girls 400m: 12th Jessica Zentner – Senior Girls 3000m: 7th; 1500m: 9th Intermediate Boys 4x100m Relay Team: 8th Senior Boys 4x400m Relay Team: 9th NORTHUMBERLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GOLD MEDALS (2) – Tatum McLean (2) – Junior Girls Shot Put, Discus SILVER MEDAL (1) – Reed MacDonald – Intermediate Boys Javelin Other Results Sally Bates – Senior Girls 100m: 8th; 200m: 9th Dylan Hiltz – Intermediate Boys 1500m: 13th; 400m: 13th Tyler Swain – Intermediate Boys Discus: 4th; Javelin: 9th Lexie Trevors – Intermediate Girls Javelin: 11th Intermediate Girls 4x100m Relay Team: 6th PICTOU ACADEMY GOLD MEDALS (1) – Lauren Quann – Intermediate Girls High Jump Other Results Maddy Murray – Senior Girls 400m: 7th Lauren Quann – Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles: 7th; 200m: 10th; 800m: 11th; Long Jump: 13th Lindsey Wilson – Intermediate Girls Triple Jump: 8th RIVER JOHN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL GOLD MEDALS (1) – Olivia Pretty – Intermediate Girls Long Jump SILVER MEDALS (1) – Olivia Pretty – Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles Other results Olivia Pretty – Intermediate Girls 200m: 6th; 100m: 7th THORNBURN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL Peter Corbin – Intermediate Boys 800m: 5th; 400m: 9th; 1500m: 9th WEST PICTOU CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL BRONZE MEDALS (1) – Brett Corbin – Junior Boys High Jump Other Results Atlanta Bezanson – Junior Girls High Jump: 8th Eric Hughes – Junior Boys Long Jump: 15th Junior Boys 4x400m Relay Team: 10th

Pictou County Ultimate welcomes everyone to an Ultimate Frisbee Night to kick off their summer season. Learn to play ultimate frisbee, no experience required. This will also be the registration night for their summer league, held on Tuesday nights this summer for ages 16 and up. Join them tonight for this kick off event at Parkdale at 630.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held THIS Thursday at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The Pictou County Rugby Club ,Mini rugby program will once again be offering a registration session this Wednesday, June 11th at 6pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cost is $50 per child however there is a family rate of $40 per child. For more information on the program check out pictoucountyrugbyclub.com and search under the mini heading.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers continue tryouts for the U-12 team tonight at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will be held today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



HERITAGE GAS APPLIES TO BRING NATURAL GAS TO ANTIGONISH COUNTY
Monday 9th June 2014

Heritage Gas is submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to expand into Antigonish County. President of Heritage Gas, Bill Swan, says natural gas will save the community millions in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mayor of Antigonish Mayor Carl Chisholm says delivery of natural gas to Antigonish is good for the economic future of the region, adding (quote) “We are always looking for ways to help businesses and families to save money in a way that’s good for the environment”. Heritage Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based company and subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd. based in Calgary, Alberta. Heritage Gas currently provides natural gas service to 5200 customers in Halifax, Pictou, Amherst and Oxford.

LOCAL SPORTS - June 9
Monday 9th June 2014

The North Nova boy’s rugby team was eliminated from provincials by Kings-Edgehill in Saturday’s NSSAF provincial semifinal. North Nova lost the game 14-7. Kings-Edgehill later went on to lose the provincial final to Citadel 34-0. Both teams had finished first in their pools after round-robin play. The North Nova girls were shutout 15-0 by Citadel High School in their semifinal played at Northumberland. Citadel later lost 19-12 to Halifax West, who North Nova had defeated to open the tournament. Congratulations to both local teams for a well played season.

Pictou County Ultimate welcomes everyone to an Ultimate Frisbee Night to kick off their summer season. Learn to play ultimate frisbee, no experience required. This will also be the registration night for their summer league, held on Tuesday nights this summer for ages 16 and up. Join them tomorrow, Tuesday, June 10, for this kick off event at Parkdale at 630.

The Pictou County Rugby Club ,Mini rugby program will once again be offering a registration session this Wednesday, June 11th at 6pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cost is $50 per child however there is a family rate of $40 per child. For more information on the program check out pictoucountyrugbyclub.com and search under the mini heading.

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held THIS Thursday at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The Subway Stingers continue tryouts for the U-12 team tomorrow at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will be held tomorrow and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



ANTIGONISH ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE HOLDS CHURCH SERVICE TODAY FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
Sunday 8th June 2014

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish is holding a special service today to acknowledge the pain of victims of sexual abuse. Father Donald MacGillivray says he hopes the victims of the abuse by members of the clergy will attend the service, which is being held at 3 p.m. this afternoon at St. Joseph's Church in Port Hawkesbury. MacGillivray says the service was agreed upon as part of a class-action lawsuit against several priests dating back more than 50 years. The diocese paid out $16 million in compensation for the 125 confirmed and alleged victims of sexual abuse.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY JUNE 8*
Sunday 8th June 2014

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers continue tryouts for the U-12 team today at 7:30 p.m. Another tryout will be this Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place next weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP Saturday June 7
Saturday 7th June 2014

The following are the results of the NSSAF Provincial Rugby Championships being held at North Nova Education Centre:

Girls Division

Avon View 5 CEC 5

North Nova 7 Halifax West 5

Avon View 15 Citadel 5

Halifax West 31 Riverview High 0

Citadel 22 CEC 12

North Nova 45 Riverview 0

Boys Division

King’s-Edgehill 12 Hants East 8

Citadel 22 North Nova 14

Dartmouth 27 Hants East 14

Citadel 36 Glace Bay 0

Kings Edgehill 10 Dartmouth 5

North Nova 51 Glace Bay 0

Game Schedule for Saturday, June 7th

10:00am   Semi Final Girls: North Nova vs. Citadel High - NRHS Field

10:00am   Semi Final Girls: Avon View vs. Halifax West - NNEC Field

11:00am   Semi Final Boys: Dartmouth vs. Citadel High - NRHS Field

11:00am   Semi Final Boys: Kings Edgehill vs. North Nova - NNEC Field

2:00pm    Girls Championship Final - NNEC Field

3:00pm    Boys Championship Final - NNEC Field

Pictou Soccer Club cancelled today, but games are on for tomorrow.

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event set for next weekend, which includes the Johnny Walk on Saturday, June 14th will have a few slight changes. This is a free event and is open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and for their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk starter is Phyllis Williston, a master athlete and active member of Pictou County. She is also the widow of the founder of the annual walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square to avoid congestion. Registration is on site at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers will be holding registration today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. There will also be tryouts for the U-12 Subway Stingers on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Their third tryout will be this Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will also be held Tuesday and Wednesday as well at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place next weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

Trenton and Area Minor Ball will be having a carwash and bbq today from 10-2 at CNE carwash beside Alice's Pizza in Blue Acres. All proceeds will go towards keeping registration costs low for the players.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 6 ***UPDATED***
Friday 6th June 2014

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

In spite of the weather, the Grade 6 Pictou County Elementary Track and Field Meet at Pioneer Coal Track Facility is taking place today as planned.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event set for next weekend, which includes the Johnny Walk on Saturday, June 14th will have a few slight changes. This is a free event and is open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and for their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk starter is Phyllis Williston, a master athlete and active member of Pictou County. She is also the widow of the founder of the annual walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square to avoid congestion. Registration is on site at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers will be holding their next registration tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. There will also be tryouts for the U-12 Subway Stingers on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Their third tryout will be this Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will also be held Tuesday and Wednesday as well at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place next weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 3pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

Trenton and Area Minor Ball will be having a carwash and bbq Saturday June 7 from 10-2 at CNE carwash beside Alice's Pizza in Blue Acres. All proceeds will go towards keeping registration costs low for the players.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 5
Thursday 5th June 2014

Three torch runs will happen throughout the province today to raise awareness of the upcoming Special Olympics Nova Scotia Games. Almost 2000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the runs, hosted by Michelin to help raise awareness of the 2014 Summer Games, which will take place June 20th-22nd in Antigonish. Torch Run kick-off ceremonies will take place at all three Michelin manufacturing plants, including the Granton facility. The Kick-off begins at 10:30 a.m. at the plant gate with a small run heading east on Granton Road. Later in the day, employees will visit a number of local schools to host mini-torch-runs.

The Subway Stingers will be holding their next registration this Saturday (June 7) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. There will also be tryouts for the U-12 Subway Stingers on Sunday (June 8) at 7:30 p.m. Their third tryout will be Tuesday (June 10) at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will also be held Tuesday and Wednesday as well at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

11-time Canadian amateur boxing champion, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Canada’s Boxer of the Year in 1996 Mike Strange will be in New Glasgow today as he runs 90 marathons in 90 days in an effort to “knockout” childhood cancer. Box Run is a charitable initiative started by Mike Strange in 2012 in an effort to eliminate childhood cancer. He is expected to run the equivalent of 90 marathons in 90 consecutive days. All proceeds from the 2014 Box Run will be donated to the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, and Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. Mike will be welcomed to New Glasgow Town Hall at 10:00am,  After his stop at New Glasgow Town Hall, he will be continuing his run on the Trans-Canada Highway pass AW Leil’s Crane & Equipment. Any interested runners are invited to join Mike and run with him for as far as they wish. It is anticipated representatives of the Albion Boxing Club will be joining Mike for a portion of his visit to this region.

There will be an Ultimate Frisbee Clinic for youth aged 16-18 at Parkdale field tonight, June 5, at 6:30. This is a free clinic offered by Pictou County Ultimate through New Glasgow Recreation, and those with or without experience are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact ultimatepictoucounty@gmail.com

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 3pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

Trenton and Area Minor Ball will be having a carwash and bbq Saturday June 7 from 10-2 at CNE carwash beside Alice's Pizza in Blue Acres. All proceeds will go towards keeping registration costs low for the players.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP 3 JUNE
Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The 2014 Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame inductees were announced on Monday. In the builders category the inductees include Lisa Haley (Olympic women’s hockey), Cathy Mason (Special Olympic World Games) and Roy Bennett (posthumous-hockey). Local sports reporter, journalist Steve Goodwin of the Pictou Advocate is being inducted in the media category. In the athletes category the inductees include Clayton R. MacLeod (harness racing), Tara Dunn (NCAA women’s hockey), Courtnay Malcolm (CIS women’s rugby), Jennifer Weir (shooting – Bisley, England) and Jason MacDonald (volleyball and mixed martial arts). Also part of this year’s ceremony will be a special recognition category. The Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the original Trenton Rink builders will be honoured. The 2014 induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Westville Civic Building. This year’s ceremony will also be a tribute to Hugh “Sparky” Paris, the late honorary chair of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. For information on the ceremony or tickets call 755-1755 or email pcshhf@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

The North Nova Gryphons girl’s softball team is heading to provincials. The team took regionals over the weekend with a 16-1 victory over CEC. Their second game was against Northumberland, which they won 11-1. In the final they were 9-1 over J.H. Gillis of Antigonish. The Gryphon's will now play at the four-team provincial championship being held this weekend by Avonview in Windsor.

Three members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the QMJHL draft over the weekend. The Gatineau Olympiques used their first round pick, 12th overall, to take defenceman Matt Sartoris from New Glasgow. Sartoris had 9 points in 34 regular season games last year for the Weeks, plus another 2 goals in 6 playoff games. Sartoris also played two games with the Weeks Jr A Crushers as a call up. Lucas Sangster of Amherst went in the 5th round, 84th overall to the Charlottetown Islanders. Noah Archibald of Truro was taken in the 7th round, 118th overall, to the Moncton Wildcats. The MHL draft will take place June 14th.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Three Pictou County PeeWee Players completed their spring hockey season winning the Atlantic Hockey Group Atlantic Cup as part of the Nova Scotia AllStars. Defenseman Broden DeCoff, Centre Ian MacDonald, and Goalie Ryan Royles helped The NS AllStars win the round robin section in first place with a 3-1 record, before defeating the Dieppe Canadians 4-0 in the finals. DeCoff and MacDonald both scored and assisted on game winning goals throughout the tournament, while Royles teamed up with his goaltending partner from Halifax to record 3 shutouts. Assistant Coach Terry DeCoff acknowledge that the three players represented Pictou County with leadership and had key impact in the dressing and ice throughout the weekend.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

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LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 2
Monday 2nd June 2014

The Pictou County Rugby Club’s senior women’s team had a home-win on Saturday, 49-0 against Enfield. Tanisha Campbell led the team with five tries. Morgan Priske scored two tries, ... Isobel DeMont and Alyssa Canning scored one apiece. Jessica Deagle kicked two conversions. The next game is coming up Saturday, June 14th on the road against Windsor

Westville's gold-medal-winning hockey coach has netted another award: Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was chosen by Sport Nova Scotia for the Ricoh Sports Award following her turn as an assistant coach with the Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics. 500 members of the sport community gathered as the winners were announced at a ceremony last night in Halifax.

Three members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the QMJHL draft over the weekend. The Gatineau Olympiques used their first round pick, 12th overall, to take defenceman Matt Sartoris from New Glasgow. Sartoris had 9 points in 34 regular season games last year for the Weeks, plus another 2 goals in 6 playoff games. Sartoris also played two games with the Weeks Jr A Crushers as a call up. Lucas Sangster of Amherst went in the 5th round, 84th overall to the Charlottetown Islanders. Noah Archibald of Truro was taken in the 7th round, 118th overall, to the Moncton Wildcats. The MHL draft will take place June 14th.

The Regional Track and Field wrapped at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility over the weekend with athletes from grades 7 through 12 from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties in competition for spots to compete at Provincials to be held next weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Three Pictou County PeeWee Players completed their spring hockey season winning the Atlantic Hockey Group Atlantic Cup as part of the Nova Scotia AllStars. Defenseman Broden DeCoff, Centre Ian MacDonald, and Goalie Ryan Royles helped The NS AllStars win the round robin section in first place with a 3-1 record, before defeating the Dieppe Canadians 4-0 in the finals. DeCoff and MacDonald both scored and assisted on game winning goals throughout the tournament, while Royles teamed up with his goaltending partner from Halifax to record 3 shutouts. Assistant Coach Terry DeCoff acknowledge that the three players represented Pictou County with leadership and had key impact in the dressing and ice throughout the weekend.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY JUNE 1*
Sunday 1st June 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated.

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners in both Boys and Girls Rugby. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field wrapped at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility over the weekend with athletes from grades 7 through 12 from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties in competition for spots to compete at Provincials to be held next weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach has scooped another award – that is Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and she was chosen by Sport Nova Scotia for the Ricoh Sports Awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony last night in Halifax.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register tomorrow (Sunday) between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. The program offers recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success! There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have a buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. No experience needed. For more information, or to volunteer to be a buddy with this new program, please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, MAY 31*
Saturday 31st May 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated!

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners in both Boys and Girls Rugby. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field wraps up today at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. Athletes from grades 7 through 12 will be in attendance from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties .  The competition will be at the track in Stellarton starting at 9:30am. The athletes are vying for spots at Provincials which will be held the following weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Shout out to the Highland Derby Dolls Roller Derby team, wishing them a safe trip to Moncton New Brunswick today. The Kickin Vixens from New Glasgow take on Cape Breton's Tar City rollers in their first bout of the season.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could scoop up another award today– Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and is one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony today in Halifax.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq today to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

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ANTIGONISH COMPANY WINS MV MINER PROJECT
Friday 30th May 2014

The contract to remove the M-V Miner has been awarded to Antigonish-based R-J MacIsaac Construction. The work is estimated to cost 11-point-9-million dollars. Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says he's pleased to announce they are another step closer toward removal of the M-V Miner. The company has until November to remove the wreck. It will work with government to develop a project schedule. The M-V Miner is a bulk carrier that ran aground more than two years ago off the coast of Scatarie Island, near Cape Breton.

LOCAL SPORTS MAY 30
Friday 30th May 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship yesterday with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated.

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners if both Boys and Girls Rugby yesterday. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field meet is taking place today & tomorrow (May 30/31) at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. Athletes from grades 7 through 12 will be in attendance from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties .  The competition will be at the track in Stellarton starting at 9:30am on both days. The athletes are vying for spots at Provincials which will be held the following weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Shout out to the Highland Derby Dolls Roller Derby team, wishing them a safe trip to Moncton NB on Saturday. The Kickin Vixens from New Glasgow take on Cape Breton's Tar City rollers in their first bout of the season.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could be adding another award to her resume – Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and earlier this week was announced as one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. Also named as finalists : Ueli Albert of Wolfville in athletics and David Kikuchi from the HRM in gymnastics. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Halifax this Saturday at the World Trade & Convention Centre.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq on Saturday May 31st to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS MAY 26
Monday 26th May 2014

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour made the first of 12 stops in the Maritimes at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday with local drivers that included George Koszkulics of Little Harbour, Donald Chishom (Antigonish) and Rollie MacDonald (Pictou). The race was won by Enfield’s Shawn Turple. The same tour will stop at Riverside International Speedway in James River on June 14, July 19 and September 6.

The Nova Scotia Youth Selects Under-17 Baseball Team will be heading to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this August, and will include a Pictou County native as part of the pitching staff. Fifteen-year old Steven Conway of New Glasgow will split his time between pitching and third base as part of the 18-player roster. In preparation of the National Canada Cup in Saskatoon, the team will compete against older teams in the Nova Scotia Junior AAA League. The team has already played twice, tying and winning against the Dartmouth Junior AAA in exhibition games, and will begin regular season action this weekend.

The Pictou-Cumberland District Track Meet took place at the Pioneer Coal Track over the weekend. Pictou County based medalists. East Pictou: Ryan James: Junior Boys 100m Hurdles, Gold Genevieve Lemieux: Intermediate Girls 1500m-Gold; 3,000m-Gold; 800m Silver Heath Miller: Junior Girls Shot Put-Bronze Alex Moore: Junior Boys 100m-Gold; 200m-Gold; 400m-Gold Madison Robertson: Junior Girls 1500m-Bronze Breanna Sandluck: Junior Girls 1500m-Gold; 3000m-Gold; 800m-Silver Raymond Simpson: Junior Boys 1500m-Gold; 3000m-Gold; 800m-Silver Highland Consolidated School: Connor Gladney: Junior Boys 100m-Silver; 200m-Silver Tyler Green: Junior Boys 800m-Gold; 400m-Silver Parker Hickey: Junior Boys Javelin: Silver New Glasgow Junior High: Jensen Arsenault: Junior Girls High Jump-Silver Camryn Halliday: Junior Girls 80m Hurdles-Bronze Sophia Wornell: Junior Girls Javelin-Gold; Discus-Silver Junior Girls Relay 4x100m-Bronze; Junior Girls Relay 4x400-Bronze North Nova: Caleb Archibald: Intermediate Boys 3000m-Bronze John David Coffin: Intermediate Shot Put-Bronze Blair Dewtie: Senior Boys 400m-Gold; 200m-Silver Meghan Graham: Intermediate Girls 400m-Gold; 80m Hurdles-Bronze; 100m-Bronze William Higgins: Senior Boys Special Olympics Long Jump-Silver; 100m-Bronze Jordan Landry: Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles-Silver; 400m-Silver Scott Langille: Senior Boys 3000m-Silver Anni Li: Senior Girls High Jump-Bronze Ian MacDonald: Senior Boys 3000m-Gold; 1500m-Silver; 800m-Silver Alyssa MacNeil: Intermediate Girls 100m-Gold; 200m-Gold Dylan Perry: Intermediate Boys High Jump-Bronze Leo Rodrigues: Senior Boys 100m-Gold; Long Jump-Silver Caitlin Sandluck: Senior Girls Javelin-Gold; Shot Put-Silver Kaelen Schmidt: Intermediate Boys 100m-Gold; Long Jump-Gold; High Jump-Gold; Triple Jump-Gold; Javelin-Bronze Evan Sharpe: Senior Boys Special Olympics Shot Put-Bronze; Long Jump-Bronze Miki Wakazono: Senior Girls 800m-Bronze Brady Walsh: Senior Boys 200m-Bronze; 400m-Bronze Erin Washburn: Intermediate Girls 800m-Bronze Ivan Willis: Senior Boys Special Olympics 100m-Silver; Shot Put-Silver Jessica Zentner: Senior Girls 1500m-Silver; 3000m-Silver Naomi Zentner: Intermediate Girls 1500m-Silver; 3000m-Silver Intermediate Girls Relay Team B 4x400m-Gold; Intermediate Girls Relay Team B 4x100m-Gold; Senior Boys Team C 4x400m-Silver; Intermediate Boys Team A 4x100m-Silver; Senior Boys Team C 4x400m-Silver Northumberland: Sally Bates: Senior Girls 100m-Gold; 200m-Gold Areta Boone: Senior Girls Discus-Silver; Shot Put-Bronze; Javelin-Bronze Logan Collet: Senior Boys 100m-Bronze Dylan Hiltz: Intermediate Boys 3000m-Gold; 400m-Silver; 1500m-Silver; 200m-Bronze Reed MacDonald: Intermediate Boys Javelin-Gold Tatum MacLean: Junior Girls Shot Put-Gold; Discus-Gold Tyler Swain: Intermediate Discus-Gold; Shot Put-Silver; Javelin-Silver Lexie Trevors: Intermediate Girls Javelin-Silver Katie Warren: Intermediate Girls 1500m-Bronze; 3000m-Bronze Intermediate Boys Team A 4x400m-Silver; Intermediate Girls Team B 4x100m-Silver Pictou Academy: Mac Murray: Intermediate Boys 800m-Silver; 1500m-Bronze Maddy Murray: Senior Girls 400m-Silver; Long Jump-Bronze Lauren Quann: Intermediate High Jump-Gold; 800m-Gold; Long Jump-Silver; 200m-Bronze; Javelin-Bronze Jenna Reid: Junior Girls Javelin-Silver Ethan Scothorn: Intermediate Boys High Jump-Bronze Lindsay Wilson: Intermediate Girls Triple Jump-Gold; High Jump-Silver River John Consolidated: Olivia Pretty: Intermediate Girls Long Jump-Gold; 80m Hurdles-Gold; 100m-Silver; 200m-Silver Thorburn Consolidated: Peter Corbin: Intermediate Boys 400m-Gold; 800m-Gold; 1500m-Gold Trenton Middle sent a team of 6 athletes who competed in a total of 17 events, but did not medal in any event: Top Result – Broden Decoff: Junior Boys 100m- Fourth West Pictou: Atlanta Bezanson: Junior Girls Long Jump-Bronze; High Jump-Bronze Brett Corbin: Junior Boys High Jump-Silver Luc Corbin: Junior Boys Long Jump-Silver Glenn Cox: Junior Boys Triple Jump-Bronze; 1500m-Bronze; 3000m-Bronze Cole MacIsaac: Intermediate Boys Discus-Silver Grace Manxer: Junior Girls High Jump-Bronze Junior Boys Team A 4x400m-Gold; 4x100m-Bronze All athletes who finished in the top 8 in their events will advance to the Regionals, this coming weekend, also at the Pioneer Coal Track and Field Facility.

The final night of competition for the NNEC girls basketball spring league will take place tonight. At 8pm, the consolation final will see Lawtons versus Sobeys and at 9pm, the championship game will see Vogue Optical versus JR Raheys. Youth aged 11 to 15 are invited to join in a “Learn to Run” program being offered by the Town of New Glasgow, in preparation for the Johnny Miles Running Event. The six session program runs each Tuesday and Thursday between May 27 and June 12 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. The cost for the program is $10, and it will take place at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex on Park Street. Register by phone at 755-4398 or 755-8363 or email recreation@newglasgow.ca

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WALKS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TOMORROW IN NEW GLASGOW, ANTIGONISH AND TRURO
Saturday 24th May 2014

To raise funds and show support for people living with multiple sclerosis, the Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk takes place tomorrow in communities across Canada. If you want to lace up for someone you love, the 5 walks in Nova Scotia take place in New Glasgow, Antigonish, Truro, Halifax and Sydney. While MS is most often diagnosed between 15 & 40 years of age, it also affects children, and is unpredictable - affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. There is no cure. Registration is still open at mswalks.ca. Check-in for the walk in Pictou County gets underway in Trenton Park at 1pm tomorrow with the walk starting at 2pm.

ST. FX OPENING ITS CELTIC COLLECTION TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday 22nd May 2014

St. FX has a Celtic Collection that is used by scholars around the world, and tomorrow it will be open to the public as part of Gaelic Awareness Month. Established in 1965,the collection helps preserve and promote the literature, folklore, history, language, and music of Celtic peoples - specifically the Scottish Gael. Minister for Gaelic Affairs Randy Delorey will be in attendance for the open house on the third floor of the University Library in Antigonish tomorrow at 2 pm. With over 10,000 items dating from 1690 to the most modern scholarship, the collection is recognized as one of the premier collections in North America and the largest of its kind in the country.

MARSHALL SENTENCED TO NINE MONTHS JAIL
Tuesday 20th May 2014

A Stellarton man who spent the long weekend incarcerated in Burnside described those 4 days as the “most terrifying” of his life and asked for the courts mercy in Pictou this morning. Matthew David Marshall was found guilty in December 2013 for defrauding Stellarton stores of over 5000 dollars between July and October of that year. The 30-year-old man was handed into a year-long sentence of house arrest in mid-February. Marshall breached his conditions when he was charged with drunk driving on May 16th, following a 3-vehicle chain-reaction-collision in Riverton. Judge Del Atwood reminded Marshall it was his own conduct that caused lives to be at risk, as he rescinded the Conditional Sentencing Order. Marshall will now serve the balance of 9 months in jail, but a request was granted that the man's time be served in Antigonish instead of Burnside.


LOCAL SPORTS MAY 20 ***UPDATED***
Tuesday 20th May 2014

The Joe Earle Road Races took place on Victoria Day in Trenton, and it was a great day for running. The 50th annual event is not the end of the legacy, as Joe's grandchildren will assume the leadership roles beginning next year. This year's winners include: DOUGLAS V MacDONALD MEMORIAL (5 MILES, CANADIAN ARMED FORCES): Ross Landry (Trenton) DENNIS LAWLESS MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 50 AND OVER): Dave MacLennan (Scotsburn) DOUCETTE FAMILY MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 36-49): Shawn Noftall (New Glasgow) RAYMOND PENTZ MEMORIAL (5 MILES, WOMEN 36 AND OVER): Debbie MacDonald (New Glasgow) NONNIE MORGAN MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 14-35): Peter Corbin (Linacy) JOAN CARRIGAN MEMORIAL (5 MILES, WOMEN 14-35): Jenny Anderson (Antigonish) BAXTER MacARTHUR MEMORIAL (OPEN MENS MILE): Drew LeFrank (Timberlea) GLORIA CLARK MEMORIAL (OPEN WOMENS MILE): Kali Coulier (Bedford) CARL MacDOUGALL MEMORIAL (OPEN BOYS MILE, 15 AND UNDER): Peter Corbin (Linacy) HARTLING FAMILY MEMORIAL (OPEN GIRLS MILE, 15 AND UNDER): Lauren Liem (Bedford) JIM MacARTHUR MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 13-14 YEARS OLD): Liam Chisholm (Kenzieville) DOUG MacINNIS MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 13-14 YEARS OLD): Lauren Liem (Bedford) JOCK WILSON STEVENS MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 11-12 YEARS OLD): Ethan MacDonald (New Glasgow) ANDRE ROUSSEY MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 11-12 YEARS OLD): Abby Lou MacDonald (Hammonds Plains) CHARLIE STEVENS MEORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 10 YEARS OLD): Cash Bertola (Halifax) BURTON LUDDINGTON MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 10 YEARS OLD): Sonia Chisholm (Antigonish) JOHNNY COOKE MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 9 YEARS OLD): Landon Sim (Chance Harbour) THE MacNEIL FAMILY MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 9 YEARS OLD): Cara MacDonald (Trenton) PAUL MacDONALD MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 8 YEARS OLD): Jax Graham (Trenton) WILLIAM TANNER MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 8 YEARS OLD): Avery LeBlanc (New Glasgow) BOBBY GILL MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 7 YEARS OLD): Kysac MacDonald (Hammonds Plains) THE CROMWELL MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 7 YEARS OLD): Anna Kennaley (Bridgeville) DONALD GABBY MacDONALD MEMORIAL (¼ MILE, 6 AND UNDER BOYS): William Delorey (Antigonish) MACKIE JENKINS MEMORIAL (¼ MILE, 6 AND UNDER GIRLS): Amelia MacCallum (New Glasgow) THE BOYLES MEMORIAL (1/8 MILE, 4 AND UNDER BOYS): Wyatt MacDonald (New Glasgow) THE ELDA EARLE MEMORIAL (1/8 MILE, 4 AND UNDER GIRLS): Lexie MacIntyre (Westville)

In NNEC girls basketball spring league semi-final action Monday, Vogue Optical defeated Lawtons 80-52. Top scorers for Vogue Optical were Courtney Smith 24, Aliyah Fraser 18, and Jamie McCaroon 16. Top scorers for Lawtons were Katelyn Biron 20, Courtney Cruikshank 14, and Sarah O'Neil 10. In semi-final game 2, JR Raheys defeated Sobeys 49-42. Top scorers for JR Raheys were Lou MacKay 15, Karielle Floyd 13, and Abbid Delaney 13. Top scorers for Sobeys were Hayley Earle 15, Shalena Floyd 8, and Jordan Landry 6. This sets up the final night of competition next Monday, May 26th. At 8pm, the consolation final will see Lawtons versus Sobeys and at 9pm, the championship game will see Vogue Optical versus JR Raheys.

Westville Minor Baseball is looking for Pee Wee age players, born in 2001 or 2002. The team will be on the field tomorrow at 6pm. Contact Rob at 396-4788 for more information.

The new Parkdale Girls Basketball Club with Coach Anne Armstrong (NNEC Varsity Girls Coach) will be offering skill sessions for girls presently in grade 7 to grade 12 on Friday and Saturdays. Friday sessions will run from 5:30 to 7pm, starting this week. Saturday session times will vary. May 24 10:00am - 11:30am May 31 11:30am – 2:00pm Throughout June 11:30am - 1:30pm There is no cost to participants. All experience levels are welcome.

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.


PICTOU COUNTY SCHOOLS WIN AWARDS IN ANNUAL WOW!READING CHALLENGE THAT INVOLVED FIFTEEN THOUSAND STUDENTS
Tuesday 6th May 2014

Congratulations to my fellow book worms! This year’s top Pictou County winners in the WOW! Reading Challenge are Walter Duggan Elementary School and Thorburn Junior High School. Other local schools bringing home the hardware include Pictou Landing Elementary who earned a gold medal, as well as a 1st place standing in the First Nation Division for Elementary Schools. Dr. W.A. MacLeod placed 3rd in the Tartan Division for Elementary Schools, bringing home the bronze. Also, the Pictou Landing GED won the Gold medal in the Justice Division. In total 88 schools in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland/Labrador participated in the challenge, consisting of nearly 15 000 students.  The annual WOW! Reading Challenge is hosted by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library through a partnership with the RCMP, local police agencies, schools, school boards and community sponsors.

RCMP RELEASE NAME OF VICTIM OF SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH NEAR BROADWAY
Monday 5th May 2014

The Mounties have identified the victim of a fatal minivan crash in Pictou County. The RCMP say 38-year-old Craig Alexander MacNeil of Antigonish died after he lost control of his vehicle Sunday on Highway 104. MacNeil was driving eastbound near Broadway around 7 a.m. when his vehicle crossed the centre line and crashed into a ditch near the westbound lane. The cause of the crash is under investigation.


GRADUATION DAY FOR ST. F.X.U.
Sunday 4th May 2014

Nearly one thousand students will cross the stage today at ST FX to receive their degrees and diplomas. The morning convocation gets underway at 9:30, with the larger afternoon ceremony set for 3pm. Receiving honorary degrees from the university will be Mary Boyd of Antigonish for her contributions to social justice, noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Stanish of Halifax, and businessman Joe Shannon. There will also be a tribute to outgoing university President Dr. Sean Riley, delivered by StFX students. Dr. Riley has served the StFX community for 18 years and will be succeeded by New Glasgow-native Kent MacDonald, who takes over the helm of his alma mater on August 1st.

FATALITY FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY 104 *UPDATE*
Sunday 4th May 2014

A single motor vehicle accident claimed the life a man shortly before 7am this morning on Highway 104, east of exit 27. The man was reportedly alone in a van travelling eastward when he lost control, crossed the center line and went into the ditch on the westbound side. RCMP Staff Sergeant John Anderson says traffic is slow through the Broadway/French River area as traffic is reduced to one lane. A traffic analyst is on-site and police continue their investigation. If you are headed to Antigonish to graduation ceremonies at ST. FXU, you may want to schedule extra time to arrive or consider an alternate route.

IVANY SAYS DISCUSSIONS IN RESPONSE TO REPORT ARE POSITIVE STEP
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The lead author of a report calling for action to improve the province's economy says he is pleased by the reaction to its findings. Acadia University President Ray Ivany says a number of positive and productive discussions have resulted from the report's release in February. The report says the province is doomed to endure an extended period of decline unless population trends are reversed and suspicious attitudes about business are changed. Earlier today, Ivany was in Antigonish to talk to the Chamber of Commerce about the report and its findings, and told the audience that population growth can be achieved by focussing on increasing immigration and attracting Nova Scotians living elsewhere to come back home. However, Ivany says it will take time to get that done. A round table discussion on the Ivany Report, hosted by Westville Deputy Mayor Lennie White is scheduled for next Tuesday at the New Glasgow branch of the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library.


LOCAL STUDENTS WINNERS IN RECYLING CONTEST
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Some Pictou County students will be recognized for their efforts in the 14th Annual Nova Scotia Recycles Contest later this week. The awards ceremony for the Eastern Region, covering Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough, will be held Thursday in New Glasgow, with winners and runners up in six groups receiving prizes. In the Grades Primary to 1 category, Lynn MacDonald's class at Pictou Elementary and Janice Rehill's class at Acadia Street both were named runners-up for a coloring contest. In the Grades 2 and 3 category, West Pictou Grade 3 student Kate Bethell was the winner in a sticker designing contest, while Thorburn Consolidated student Adelle Thomsen was a runner-up. In Grades 4 to 6, Kai Martin of West Pictou won a contest to create a design to be imprinted on a magnetic whiteboard. In Grades 10-12, Juliana Ali, Jill Morrison, Mallory MacDermid, Manami Yamamoto, Jeni Armi-Pereda, and Emilia Koch from Northumberland were runners-up in a film making contest. Finally, in the Grade 12 research project competition, Sarah Carrigan from Northumberland placed second, winning a 750-dollar scholarship.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 23 MORNING
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

This weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals. Over the weekend they also played two exhibition matches against the Antigonish Storm, winning both 4-0.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will resume their tryouts Wednesday night at the Sobeys Complex starting at 7pm. The entire schedule can be seen on the complex website.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

To join the Northern Nova Soccer Club for this season, early-bird registration is still in effect until April 30th, and you can register online at www.nnusc.com. - Northern Nova Soccer Club Try-outs are scheduled for Thursday: 5PM – U12, 6PM – U14, 7PM -U16, 8PM - U18B, SR MEN & MASTERS. Any player wanting to try-out for these age groups and not yet registered can show up at the allocated time and complete the registration and fees before taking the turf.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 22 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Six Pictou County runners were among the thousands who took part in yesterday's Boston Marathon. Scotsburn's Dave MacLennan was top county finisher with a time of 2:53:34 in his sixth race. Jim Lays and his niece Cynthia Lays Campanaro both finished in 4:00:25. Scotsburn's Janet Fraser, in her first Boston run, posted a time of 4:21:26. Michelle Sutherland of Pictou finished in 4:51:13. Vernon MacIntosh did not finish. The first man across the finish line was American Olympic medallist Meb Keflizighi, who wore the names of 4 victims of last years bombing on his bib while he ran. And Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended her title, finishing in a course-record of 2:18:57 to become the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The peewee Tier 2 North Nova Stars won a pair of games over the weekend at the Wellness Centre in Atlantic Hockey Group spring hockey action. The Stars won the first game 12-0 over Cole Harbour then defeated Dartmouth 5-2. The Stars travel to Halifax next Sunday to play two games at the Halifax Forum.

This coming weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals. Over the weekend they also played two exhibition matches against the Antigonish Storm, winning both 4-0.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will resume their tryouts Wednesday night at the Sobeys Complex starting at 7pm. The entire schedule can be seen on the complex website.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

To join the Northern Nova Soccer Club for this season, early-bird registration is still in effect until April 30th, and you can register online at www.nnusc.com. - Northern Nova Soccer Club Try-outs are scheduled for Thursday: 5PM – U12, 6PM – U14, 7PM -U16, 8PM - U18B, SR MEN & MASTERS. Any player wanting to try-out for these age groups and not yet registered can show up at the allocated time and complete the registration and fees before taking the turf.

There's a level 1 and 2 Baseball Nova Scotia umpires division clinic on April 26th. Registration starts at 8:30am and Clinic runs until about 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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BARNEYS RIVER FIRE CHIEF: HWY 104 MUST BE TWINNED
Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The fire chief for Barneys River says the province needs to twin highway 104 in his area. In a letter to the government, Joe MacDonald says there have been nine deaths due to accidents on the stretch of highway between Sutherlands River and Antigonish in the past five years. Pictou East MLA Tim Houston brought MacDonald’s concerns to the legislature last week, asking if the province was going to make twinning in that area a priority. Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says phase two of the twinning project will be finished in 2016, while discussions continue with Ottawa towards receiving more money from the Building Canada Fund. MacLellan says phase one of the project cost $75 million, so the province needs federal support to continue.

NEW GLASGOW CELEBRATES POETRY MONTH
Tuesday 15th April 2014

April is National Poetry Month, and the Town of New Glasgow celebrated by enjoying a poetry reading from local poet and author Sheree Fitch last night at the monthly meeting of Council. Fitch, who has owned property in River John for 12 years and been a full time resident of the village for the last four, read two pieces to the Council and residents in attendance. She stressed the importance of sharing stories with children to help harness the enthusiasm of becoming a reader. Fitch has been the Writer in Residence with Pictou Antigonish Regional Library since October, and her term is just concluding, which she says has been a tremendous and enriching experience.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS FUNDRAISER $10K SHORT OF GOAL
Monday 14th April 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters is thankful for the ongoing community support, though it has been dipping in recent years. The annual Bowl for Kids Sake on Saturday raised about $60,000, below their goal of $73,000. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, says this been the biggest year to year drop she has seen, noting that the economy has been tough recently, and there are so many worthy causes in the county. This year Big Brothers had to cut a staff member in New Glasgow and close their satellite office in Antigonish, although they’re still serving kids there. Grant-Walsh says the Pictou County office is struggling with sustainable funding and recruiting mentors. Last year they had 300 kids involved with the program, but there are currently 80 kids on a waiting list for mentors outside of the school programs.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 9
Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Pictou County Female Atom AA Selects ended a terrific season winning a silver at provincials. Gold eluded them at the Antigonish Arena losing 4-1 to the Valley Wild in the championship game last weekend. Keighan DeCofft earned game MVP honors. The Selects earned a trip to the finals going 4 and 0 in round robin play.  In the first game of provincials the Selects defeated tournament hosts, the Antigonish Bulldogs 5-0.  Olivia Fitt picked up 2 goals, with Allie Hood, Hayley Nichol and Mia Coolen scoring singles.  Alyssa Fitt and Ashley MacDonald earned 2 assists with Jaylen Langille, Lani Coolen, and Hayley Burke picking with singles. Hood picked up game MVP honors. In the Selects second game of the day, the Selects defeated eventual tournament champs 8-2. Lani Coolen earned game MVP with 3 goals and an assist. Alyssa Fitt earned a goal and 2 assists, while Hood and Nichol helped in a winning cause with a goal and assist each, and Taylor Long added a single tally. On Saturday the Female Atoms defeated TASA Ducks 4-1.  Rory Thompson , DeCoff, Alyssa Fitt, and Langille scored for the Sleects. Decoff has named game MVP.  In the final game of the round robin, the Selects defeated Cape Breton County 10-0.  Linemates, Mia Coolen scored 4 goals and 2 assists, while sister Lani Coolen had 2 goals and 3 assists, and game MVP Jaylen Langille had a goal and  3 assists. Burke and Hood had a goal and assist each, while Alyssa Fitt added a single and sister while sister  Olivia picked up 3 assists in a winning cause. Three Selects were presented with tournament awards during the closing ceremonies. Lani Coolen was awarded the top scored of the weekend, Jaylen Langille won the break away challenge portion of the skills competition and named an all-star forward, while Allie Hood was named Tournament MVP, All Star Defencemen and also winner of the fastest backward skater competition.

Tonight's a big welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley at the Westville town hall gym tonight at 7. Lisa was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

Results from the opening night of the NNEC girls basketball spring league- Game 1: Orange defeated Purple 84-42. Top scorers for team orange: Courtney Smith 19, Kendra MacKinnon 15, Jamie McCarron 12, and Aliyah Fraser 10. Top scorers for team purple: Riley Sood 22, Maddie McGuire 10, and Jaya Sood 8. Game 2: Pink downed Blue 56-54. Top scorers for team Pink: Danielle Farrell 14, Lou MacKay 12, and Natalie Addison 12. Top scorers for team Blue: Caitrin Skelton 14, Shelena Floyd 12, and Hayley Earle 10. Games are played every Monday evening at North Nova Education Centre.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

A clinic for new and returning softball umpires will be at Northumberland Regional High on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30, with the clinic running from 9:15 to 3:00. Dress comfortably, and returning umpires are asked to bring their plate hat and mask. New umpires will be provided with hats and masks. For more info, call 485-6733.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions will begin indoor sessions at the Sobey Complex in Stellarton. The sessions will begin on Sunday, April 20th  at 7pm. The cost of the 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend please contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 8
Tuesday 8th April 2014

The girls of both teams in the Pictou County Lightning Minor Basketball Club won silver recently at the Basketball Nova Scotia provincials. One team ended up seeded in D5, and the other in D6. The D5 Provincial tournament was held in Windsor, with the D6 tournament in the Annapolis Valley. The Lightning started the Windsor tournament with a 33-27 win over Greenwood. Hannah Fahie was chosen player of the game and had eight points. In their second game they won 48-13 against the Middleton Martyrs. The Lightning player of the game was Reagan MacDonald with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Lightning struck again in the Saturday matinee game as they defeated the Bedford Eagles 58-12. Isabella Mackay was player of the game. Finishing 3-0 in the preliminary round gave Pictou County the top spot in their pool and sent them to the semifinal against the other pools second place team, the West End Steelers from Halifax. Once again the girls proved too much for their opponents and cruised to a 48-14 victory. Maddie MacMillan, who had her ‘A’ game going in the semifinal, was named player of the game. For the provincial final the Lightning faced Greenwood for the second time in the tournament. This time Greenwood came out on top, winning 31-25. Jaden MacEachern was named player of the game for her high-energy eight-point performance.

A big shout out to the Panthers Volleyball club, who competed this past weekend in the Bedford Blizzard tournament at CP Allen High School. The Panthers, a new club that competes in the very tough U-16 division came up against Antigonish, Herring Cove and two Dartmouth teams. The Panthers narrowly missed advancing to the Bronze medal game, by losing the first set 27-26, winning the second set 25-19 and losing the third tie breaker 15-11 against Dartmouth. The team consisting of Victoria Robertson, Emma Holle, Olivia Murray, Breanna Lodge, Danielle Farrell, Maddie Byrne, Lauren Kellock, Abby MacLean, McKayla Symonds and Kenzie Hart are preparing for Volleyball Nova Scotia Provincials, to be held in Halifax later this month.

Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Pictou Midget A's who won the Sedmha Tournament this past weekend. They went undefeated in their six games.

Congratulations as well to Pictou County curling teams who brought home Gold in the A division and B division this past weekend at a Regional event in Dartmouth. Members of the teams are: Chris Atkinson, Timothy Ferris, Evan Sharpe, Terry MacLeod, Rodney Bond, Cecil Lawrence, Lucy Rogers, David Hughes and Adam Chandler. Thanks to their coaches Tracy Sharpe and Scott Ferris for a great year of curling.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym Wednesday night at 7. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

A clinic for new and returning softball umpires will be at Northumberland Regional High on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30, with the clinic running from 9:15 to 3:00. Dress comfortably, and returning umpires are asked to bring their plate hat and mask. New umpires will be provided with hats and masks. For more info, call 485-6733.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL TALENT UP FOR AWARDS AT THE EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS THIS WEEKEND
Friday 4th April 2014

Several artists with ties to our area are up for East Coast Music Awards when the awards roll out in Charlottetown this weekend .  Pictou County native Dave Gunning is up for four: Entertainer, video & solo recording of the year as well as songwriter of the year for “These Hands”. The Trews from Antigonish have two nominations including Rock Recording of the year for “Thank you and I’m Sorry”, and Kim Wempe is nominated for two awards including pop recording of the year for “Coalition”. Other nominated artists with local connections include George Canyon, Maxim Cormier and Mary Jane Lamond.  The-first-five-awards-have been announced, and Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys  have been named the Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for Pickin N Clickin. The PEI group toured the United Kingdom three times last year, including performing on the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival. In industry nominations, Glasgow Square Theatre in New Glasgow is in the running for venue of the year.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 1
Tuesday 1st April 2014

The schedule is set for the Eastlink Division Final series between the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers and the Truro Bearcats. It starts tonight in Truro, with game 2 at the Wellness Centre on Wednesday. Game 3 is back in Truro Saturday night. Game 4 is at the Wellness Centre on Sunday. If needed, game 5 will be next Tuesday in Truro, game 6 is at home on Thursday the 10th, and if there's a game 7, that will be in Truro on Monday the 14th. All games start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects are provincial bronze medalists following this weekend during the Nova Scotia Provincials in Pictou. The Selects lost 2-1 to Antigonish in the first game and tied Halifax 2-2 in the second matchup. Yarmouth defeated the Selects 5-1 Saturday morning but the Pictou County girls rebounded with a 1-0 against Cape Breton West in the afternoon to put them into the medal ceremony. Yarmouth defeated Antigonish in the championship game 1-0 to take the Bantam A provincial title. Thea Waller of Pictou was named the most sportsmanlike player of the provincial tournament while Keirstan MacLennan of Blue Mountain received the top defenceman award.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects won the South Conference Female Hockey Federation Championship on Sunday at the St. Margaret’s Centre with a 4-2 win over the TASA/Chebucto Ducks. The Selects played a solid game from start to finish, taking an early 2-0 lead on goals by Lindsey MacDonald, unassisted, and Eva Wornell, with MacKenzie Ells getting the helper. TASA got within one goal, but KJ Emery answered back within seconds to make it 3-1, assisted by Garyn Purvis and Jenna Hickey. Emery then got her second goal of the game, with a helper from Hickey, to make the score 4-1. TASA got one more, but the Selects were able to hold them off to get the 4-2 win. Goaltender Victoria Dunn made several key saves late in the game to maintain the two-goal lead, with her team playing well defensively in front of her. All three forward lines scored during the game. The Selects played a single round-robin against four of the league teams with the top two advancing to the league championship. Pictou County’s record was three wins and one loss in the round robin, to finish tied with TASA as each team had six points apiece. The local girls beat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1, were victorious over the Bedford Blues 3-1 and won against the Halifax Hawks 5-3. Their only loss was a 4-2 decision for the Ducks, who won the provincial championship last weekend. The Selects won the bronze medals at provincials.

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is this Saturday at the Sobeys Sports Indoor complex. The one-day tournament is open to males & females 19 years and over. To register contact Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center this coming weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 31 *THIRD UPDATE*
Monday 31st March 2014

The schedule has been set for the Eastlink Division Final series between the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers and the Truro Bearcats. It starts tomorrow night in Truro, with game 2 at the Wellness Centre on Wednesday. Game 3 is back in Truro Saturday night. Game 4 is at the Wellness Centre on Sunday. If needed, game 5 will be next Tuesday in Truro, game 6 is at home on Thursday the 10th, and if there's a game 7, that will be in Truro on Monday the 14th. All games start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects are provincial bronze medalists following this weekend during the Nova Scotia Provincials in Pictou. The Selects lost 2-1 to Antigonish in the first game and tied Halifax 2-2 in the second matchup. Yarmouth defeated the Selects 5-1 Saturday morning but the Pictou County girls rebounded with a 1-0 against Cape Breton West in the afternoon to put them into the medal ceremony. Yarmouth defeated Antigonish in the championship game 1-0 to take the Bantam A provincial title. Thea Waller of Pictou was named the most sportsmanlike player of the provincial tournament while Keirstan MacLennan of Blue Mountain received the top defenceman award.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects closed out their league playoff season, earning a 1-1 tie with the Valley Wild and a 2-1 win over the Cape Breton Islanders. The three points put the Selects in 4th place to finish off the South Conference League Playdowns with a record of four wins, two losses and a tie. The 4th place finish was not enough to get them to the Championship final game but the Selects were pleased with their season performance. The Selects played 53 games and finished the season with an overall record of 21-19-13.

The Pictou County Athletics track team sent 23 athletes to Moncton this weekend to participate in the Atlantic Indoor Championships. A total of 16 clubs were represented from around the Atlantic Region and PCA placed second among all team and first from Nova Scotia teams. Several athletes medaled and here are the results: Olivia Pretty- First place- 60m, 200m and 300m in the 14-15 age category Hannah Fraser- First place- 800m, 60m hurdles- 12-13 age Genevieve Lemieux- 2nd- 1200m, 5th- 800m -14-15 Jordan Landry- 1st- 60m hurdles, 4th- 400m- 16-17 Tatum McLean- 1st- shot put, 1st- Weight throw- 14-15 Alyssa MacNeil- 2nd- 60m, 2nd- 200m- 16-17 Erin Washburn- 3rd- 800m, 5th- 400m- 16-17 Jessica Zentner- 1st- 3000m, 3rd- 1500m- 18-19 Lauren Quann- 1st- high jump- 16-17 Gabrielle Bailey- 4th- triple jump- 18-19 Ethan MacDonald- 1st- 800m, 1st- 1200m- 12-13 Kaelan Schmidt- 1st- High jump, 1st, triple jump, 1st, long jump- 16-17 Peter Corbin- 2nd- 800m, 3rd- 1500m, 16-17 Brady Walsh- 2nd, 400m, 3rd- 200m, 4th, 60m- 18-19 Tony Corbin- 1st- 60m, 2nd- 1500m- 35+ age category Scott Langille 5th- 1500m- 16-17 David MacLennan-  1st- 800m, 1st-1500m- 35+ Dylan hiltz- 1st- 3000m, 4th- 1500m- 16-17

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is this coming Saturday (Apr 5th) at the Sobeys Sports Indoor complex. The one-day tournament is open to males & females 19 years and over. To register contact Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place tonight from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to NNEC Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center this coming weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY MARCH 30*
Sunday 30th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers came out on top in game 7 of their Eastlink Division semi-final. In a home game, before a crowd of 1500 last night, the Crushers overcame the Amherst Ramblers 3-2. After a scoreless first period, Daniel Walsh of the Ramblers opened scoring at 3:50 in the second period. But it was in the tenth minute of the second that Crusher Nick Parker exploded, scoring his first goal of the night, unassisted at 10:07 to tie the game, and following that with a second goal just 45 seconds later to lead 2-1 heading into the third. Rambler Justin Thomas scored to even the score less than 2 minutes into the third, but David Stephens scored at the 10 minutes mark to regain the lead for the Crushers and secure the win. The Pictou County team went 0 for 1 on the powerplay while Amherst went 0 for 3. Brandon Thibeau stopped 28 of 30 shots for the win while Richard Tingley stopped 26 0f 29 in the loss. With this win, the Crushers go on to face the Truro Bearcats for the Eastlink Division Title. Truro will have home ice advantage in this series, and the schedule will be announced shortly. Check local sports at ecfm.ca for the most up-to-date information.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro. Members of the Pictou County Athletics track and field team are participating in the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton today. 22 athletes including 2 coaches are competing in events. Another tournament rolling over this weekend is the Stellarton Jamboree at the Stellarton Rink. We wish luck and fun to all!

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on tomorrow from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to NNEC Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



NEW GLASGOW MARKS EARTH DAY
Saturday 29th March 2014

Residents are being encouraged to take part in Earth Hour by switching off their lights tonight between 8:30 and 9:30 p-m. The World Wildlife Fund is the driving force behind Earth Hour, a symbolic stand against climate change which started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. People around the world are now urged to mark the annual event by using as little electricity as possible for that one hour . The town of New Glasgow has been an active participant since 2007 and tonight the town in partnership with the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libaray will hosts a free music and movie night in the community room at the New Glasgow library. Things get underway with local folk singer Jim Dorie at 7pm, then the film “Turning a Green Leaf” about a Halifax family trying to reduce their carbon footprint without changing their diet, giving up their favourite foods, or spending more money. The movie starts at about 7:35. Please note: Use the side door on Archimedes Street to access the Earth Day events at the NG library this evening.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, MARCH 29*
Saturday 29th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers were edged 2-1 by the Amherst Ramblers on the road last night, with Crusher David Stephens scoring the Crushers only goal, assisted by Mitchell Deruelle and Garret Holmes. That tied up their Eastlink Division Semi-Final at 3 games apiece, so Game 7 will be played tonight at the Wellness Centre. The winner of the series will go on to face the Truro Bearcats in the Division Final. Puck drops at 7 pm.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro this weekend. We wish all of the teams the best of luck.

Members of the Pictou County Athletics track and field team are participating in the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton today. 22 athletes including 2 coaches are competing in events. Another tournament rolling over this weekend is the Stellarton Jamboree at the Stellarton Rink.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 28
Friday 28th March 2014

Tonight the Weeks Jr A Crushers look to wrap up their series against the Amherst Ramblers on the road. The game airs tonight on East Coast FM, and will start with the pregame show Friday night at 6:45pm. Game 7 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Final, if needed, will be played tomorrow at the Wellness Centre.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro this weekend. We wish all of the teams the best of luck.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY MARCH 23*
Sunday 23rd March 2014

The tie is broken in the MHL playoff series between the Weeks Crushers and the Amherst Ramblers. The Pictou County team came out on top with a 5-2 score at Wellness Centre last night. Crusher Nick Parker led the teams charge with a hat-trick, with singles from JP Harvey, David Stephens. The Crushers now lead in the best of 7 series 3 to 2. Game six of the Eastlink Division semi-final will be heard on ECFM – live from Amherst Stadium with Michael Petter this Wednesday starting at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament is this weekend with the 35 and over games- all games are at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Other Pictou County teams attending provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials on the South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team,and the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners both at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield participating in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships.

Play-offs for the Chediac Furniture  Nova Hockey League wrapped up this weekend at the Stellarton Rink. Saturday games saw Connors victorious over Whitey's Vikings by a 5-4 score, then the Thistle Bar overcame Nat Pro Gas 6 to 4. The Championship game saw Thistle Bar take on Connors. Thistle Bar won the game 6-4 led by doubles off the sticks of Jay Campbell and Nathan Chisholm. Chisholm was also named MVP of the play-offs.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. First session is today from 6-8 with registration at 5 pm at the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. The next sessions will be held from 2-4 on the afternoons of April 06, 13th and 20th.Players must be registered to take part & all midget-aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. In addition: on May 10 , the team will host a high-level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited and the cost of that clinic is $25. For more info contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028.

A clinic for umpires will be held in the gym of Westville Town Office on April 26th. All new umpireses or Current Level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire this season in the Pictou County region must attend.Clinic is 9 to 5 with registration at 8:30am. The $60 registration fee includes BNSUD membership fees and all clinic materials. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and a ballglove and mask if you have those. And if you are a returning ump, bring your rulebook. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Contact Joel Rodgers by email at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 752-8371 ext. 8027 or after 6pm: 752-6575.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for next Saturday March 29th 10-12 noon at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex, then on Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre and finally on Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam-aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on a coaching workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY MARCH 22*
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tie-breaking game five tonight in the MHL playoff series between the Weeks Crushers and the Amherst Ramblers. That game gets underway at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7:00pm. Game six will be heard live on ECFM next Wednesday at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament is this weekend with the 35 and over games. Tournament goes until Sunday with all games at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities. Entertainment tonight at the White Tail Pub with the Scott Hill Band, Andrew Reid, and Jessie & Derek.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. Yesterday the Selects faced Halifax and Bedford and this morning the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. then the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 this afternoon.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Play-offs for the Chediac Furniture  Nova Hockey League are underway with two games last night: both matches required overtime as the Thistle Bar team overcame  Can-connect by a 5-4 score, and Connors came out on top over Dewtie's Excavating   - also with a score of 5-4. The Connors charge was led by Bobby Zinck, who scored the evening's only hat-trick. Playoffs continue today with Connors meeting Whitey's Vikings at 1:30, at 3pm it will be Nat Pro Gas vs the Thistle Bar team. The Champion Game is set for tonight at  8:00 – all games at the Stellarton Rink.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are : March 23 - 6-8 pm April 06 - 2-4 pm April 13 - 2-4 pm April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 21
Friday 21st March 2014

Last night the Crushers were able to buck one trend in their opening round MHL playoff series with the Amherst Ramblers, in that for the first time in four games the visiting team scored first. The Crushers had a 2-0 lead just 3:03 into the first period, but were not able to maintain it as the home team has still yet to lose, with the Ramblers coming back to take game four by a score of 5-4 and even up the series at two games apiece. Game five will go Saturday night from the Wellness Centre at 7:00pm. Game six will be heard live on ECFM next Wednesday at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament begins this weekend with the 35 and over games. Tournament runs Friday March 21st at 6pm till Sunday March 23rd with all games at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities. Entertainment will be Saturday night at the White Tail Pub. Those playing are ... Scott Hill Band, Andrew Reid, and Jessie & Derek.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. The Selects face the Halifax Hawks at 3 p.m. and the Bedford Blues at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. and the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. It gets underway with Pictou versus Truro at 11am. today with Opening ceremonies set for 4:30pm. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are : March 23 - 6-8 pm April 06 - 2-4 pm April 13 - 2-4 pm April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 20 ***UPDATED***
Thursday 20th March 2014

It's game night as the playoff series between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers continues in the MHL. The Crushers go into Game 4 on the road tonight with a 2-1 series lead, and could set themselves up to come home with a chance to end the series Saturday. Game time tonight is 7pm, and Michael Petter will be on the air tonight starting at 6:30 with Slapshot. Please note the special start time for Slapshot, which will lead directly into the pregame show before puck drop at 7pm.

March has been a busy month for the Kanokai Judo Club, with members attending events in Boston and Halifax on consecutive weekends. Marshall Fitt was one of 15 members of Team Nova Scotia to compete at the Pedro International Judo Challenge in Boston on March 8. Fitt was one of three medalists from the province, and the only Nova Scotian to win a Gold Medal. The very next weekend Fitt was a Gold Medalist again, this time at the Atlantic Judo Championship in Halifax. Bailey MacDonald also took a Gold Medal, while Jesse Hemmings, Megan Constable, and Kyle Sutherland won Silver.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects travel to Spryfield tomorrow to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. The Selects face the Halifax Hawks at 3 p.m. and the Bedford Blues at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. and the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. It gets underway with Pictou versus Truro at 11am. tomorrow(Friday) with Opening ceremonies set for 4:30pm. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Results from 3 Sunday night games in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League: Led by a hat-trick by Dennis Fanning, the first game saw Whitey's Vikings roll over Can-connect with a 10-3 score. In the second, Nat Pro Gas overcame Dewtie's Excavating 10 to 5 with Ryan Thompson leading the charge with 3 goals, and finally, Connors beat Thistle Bar by a 9-3 score. Connors's 9 consisted of 3 hat-tricks from Bruce Levy, mark Clarke and Derek MacLean.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for: Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only. The club is also restructuring the Saturday mini soccer programming to ensure level opportunities for players, and to encourage parents to get involved in the game. In 2013, the club introduced a ‘Parents Guide to NNU Soccer’, that helps guide parents through the club’s programming, and is available on the website and Facebook page. Requests for players to play with friends and request certain coaches will no longer be accepted by the club, with the exception of special circumstances.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are : March 23 - 6-8 pm April 06 - 2-4 pm April 13 - 2-4 pm April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 18
Tuesday 18th March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers will look to retake the lead in their Best-of-7 Eastlink Division Semi-final against the Amherst Ramblers tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Game 3 goes at 7pm, after both teams took victories on home ice in the first two games of the series.

On Sunday afternoon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the Pictou County PeeWee A Crushers punched their ticket to the Provincial Peewee A championship tournament being held in Bridgewater with a 4-3 victory over the Cumberland Ramblers. The road to provincials was not an easy venture for the Crushers as they needed a bit of luck firstly to win their league then had to face tough competition as the top two teams from their league faced off against the top two in Cape Breton in the second round of the provincial qualifiers. The Crushers came through the second round undefeated with wins over Northside Cape Breton in a hard fought 3-0 victory and a heart stopping 7-6 overtime victory over the Sydney Steelers before facing the always tough Ramblers last Sunday. While excited to be advancing further to face the best PeeWee A teams in the province the Crushers are not satisfied simply to be there. The Crushers bring a season record of 25 wins 11 losses and 5 ties to the Provincials in Bridgewater the weekend of March 28th- March 31st and will have the support of the entire PCMHA rep division behind them as they work to “win every shift”!

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects hosted two league rival teams in two exhibition games on Sunday to prepare for their upcoming trip to the provincial championships. In the first game, the Selects faced the TASA/Chebucto Ducks and took a 1-0 lead midway through the second period when Garyn Purvis passed the puck to Jenna Hickey, who went in on a breakaway. The goalie saved the initial shot, but KJ Emery was able to put the rebound into the net. TASA tied the game three minutes later on a scramble in front of the Selects’ net, and then took the lead 2-1 with four minutes left in the game. Pictou County never gave up, scoring goals about a minute apart in the last three minutes of the game to win 3-2. The first was an end-to-end, unassisted rush by Mariah Linehan. Jenna Reid then scored on a shot from the point, assisted by MacKenzie Ells. The second game was against the Dartmouth Whalers, with the Selects again coming out on top with a 3-2 score. The local squad opened the scoring only 20 seconds into the game with a strong forecheck by Hickey to beat the Dartmouth goalie. Midway through the first period the Whalers tied the game at 1-1. Reid scored the Selects’ second goal of the game early in the second period on an end-to-end rush, beating the goalie on her backhand. Near the end of the second period, Reid put the Selects up by two with a high wrist shot from the corner that went off the goalie’s facemask. Late in the third period, Dartmouth scored to come within one point – on a rolling puck that eluded Selects’ goalie Victoria Dunn. This was as close as the Whalers would come, and although they pulled their goalie in the last minute of the game, were unable to mount any scoring opportunities. The Selects will play in the Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships this weekend (March 21-23) at the Spryfield Lions Rink. Their competitors are the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks, the Valley Wild, the Halifax Hawks, and the winner of a play-off game to be held on Tuesday between the Dartmouth Whalers and the Bedford Blues.

Shout out to the Pictou County Bulldogs Floor Hockey team, winners of a Silver Medal this past weekend at the Cobequid Floor Hockey Tournament! There's more to come... local Special Olympic curlers will be competing in a tournament April 5th in Bedford. Special Olympics Pictou County will be sending 2 teams to this event.

The Knighthawks U13 Girl's Volleyball team took the silver medal in an U14 tournament in Antigonish over the weekend. The girls finished the Round Robin in a tie for first place, with a 5-1 record, and went on to defeat the Bedford Blizzard 2-0 in the semi-final cross over. They then took the final to a third and deciding game before losing to Cape Breton Rizz 15-13. An excellent showing once again for the girls who continue to compete against older teams.

An update about the Atlantic Major Midget Hockey Championship that will be hosted by the Weeks Major Midgets from April 3-6, at the Wellness Centre: two of the other teams have been decided. Central Ice Pak will represent Newfoundland & Labrador, and the Kensington Wild will represent PEI. Halifax and Dartmouth are tied at one game apiece in the Nova Scotia final, while Moncton and Saint John are playing off in the New Brunswick final.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

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COUNTY RESIDENTS URGE BY-LAW AMENDMENT TO GIVE WIND TURBINES MORE SPACE
Tuesday 18th March 2014

It was a full chambers for the monthly meeting of Pictou County Municipal  Council last night, as residents of Millsville appeared to request an amendment to a Land Use by-law that would see Industrial Wind Turbines moved further from residential properties.  The current bylaw gives a 600 metre buffer zone, but the group wants that increased to 1500 metres. Resident Wayne Pierce spoke for the Fitzpatrick Mountain residents,  voicing concerns about human health, property values, and the destruction of rural peace and tranquility. May Brubacher and her husband Ward have lived 750 metres from a wind turbine for the past 8 years and she told could that “it’s too late for us on the hill, but maybe not for others”. Owner of Dalhousie Mountain Wind Farm Rueben Burge admitted to Municipal Council in Pictou last night that he had removed petitions placed by Millsville residents to change the by-law from community stores. Municipalities in the province that have already instituted a minimum 1000 metre set-back for homes from IWT’s , include Antigonish, Digby, Colchester, and the HRM. The citizens group further requested that the approval process of future Industrial Wind Turbines be re-examined at both municipal and provincial levels, with resident Wayne Pierce urging a consultative process in future planning of turbine placements.


WARDEN BAILLIE CONCERNED OVER PROGRESS AT ABERDEEN HOSPITAL
Tuesday 18th March 2014

Pictou County Warden Ron Baillie told municipal councilors at last night’s monthly meeting that he is concerned about the delay and cost of renovations to the Aberdeen Hospital, saying “we should all be very concerned” and that he does not want to see the hospital become a transfer station in deference to Antigonish or Truro.  In his warden’s report , Baillie told council that the over-due work to the hospital is now scheduled to start in 2016 and conclude in 2018,  at a cost of either 27 or 32 million, with the 5 million dollar difference lying in a project that is related to, but outside the tender. Baillie says he is worried costs will escalate further, and he has raised the concerns with Murray Hill, chair of the Pictou County District Health Authority, who will pose the question to the Provincial Minister of Health. Council agreed to wait until this information was obtained before deciding any course of action.

TRENTON COUNCIL DISAPPOINTED AT LACK OF CONSENSUS ON FIXING LOCAL ECONOMY
Wednesday 12th March 2014

Trenton Councillor Donald Hussher made his disappointment in a recent newspaper article known at Trenton’s monthly meeting last night. The councillor said while addressing the large job loss at Michelin, the Chronicle Herald article also said there was no consensus in Pictou County  for a regional framework for economic development. Hussher said he found it “disheartened to see”  as Trenton council is ready  and eager to contribute locally, but had understood all of Pictou County would be joining with another municipality.  Hussher said at first he questioned if the statement was a misprint, as “it makes no sense” that 2 municipalities would go on their own, adding “We should all be together for the betterment of Pictou County”. Mayor Glen MacKinnon also expressed his surprise upon reading the same newspaper article. Trenton Councilors will  attend a REN meeting scheduled for this Friday in Antigonish. 

STELLARTON URGED TO HIRE LOCAL
Tuesday 11th March 2014

At Stellarton Town council last night, the town was asked to support two “Hire Local” resolutions. The purpose of the resolutions is to foster cooperation between the three levels of government to share in infrastructure projects, hopefully employing local skilled tradespeople and growing the local economy. Cathy Pike told Council work started in 2010 to get the resolutions passed. She says the motion has already passed in the council chambers of Truro, Antigonish and Guysborough, and consideration of the resolutions is on the agenda for the next meeting of Colchester County. Pike says although she represents the Carpenters Union, the fight for local jobs is for everyone. Stellarton town council added the item for consideration at next month’s meeting.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 6
Thursday 6th March 2014

It's the last game of the regular season for the Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers, and while the outcome won't matter much in the standings, it's a chance for the team to tune up before they start the playoffs. Tonight, the Crushers host the Amherst Ramblers in their final regular season game, while Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastlink Division semifinal begins next Thursday at the Wellness Centre. Before tonight's game the Weeks Hockey Organization will recognize their 20-year-old players. Playing their final season with the Crushers are: Evan Carmody, Mitchell Deruelle, Tyler Doyle, JP Harvey, Garrett Holmes, Daniel MacLeod, Jordan McInnis, Nick Parker, David Stephens and Brandon Thibeau. Michael Petter will preview the playoffs and a whole lot more on Slapshot, 6 o'clock tonight on East Coast FM.

Playoff Schedule: Game 1 – Thursday, March 13, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center Game 2 – Saturday, March 15, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm Game 3 – Tuesday, March 18, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center Game 4 – Thursday, March 20, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm Game 5 (if necessary) – Saturday, March 22, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center Game 6 (if necessary) – Wednesday, March 26, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm Game 7 (if necessary) –Thursday, March 27, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team have completed their Northern Conference Round robin playoffs with a 1-1-1 record. On Saturday, the Rebels traveled to Richmond Arena to take on the Strait Richmond Pirates. They lost by a score of 5-2. Scoring for the Rebels were Broden DeCoff and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Nicholas MacDonald and Cody LeBlanc. On Sunday the Rebels hosted Cape Breton County in Trenton. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, with goals going to Nicholas MacDonald, Ben Turnbull and Matt Allen. Assists went to Allen, Robertson, and Braydon Killen. Ryan Royals made some key saves and stopped Cape Breton's leading scorer on a penalty shot with 54 seconds remaining in overtime. The Rebels finished their playoff run with a win in Thorburn Monday evening. They defeated the Goldenhawks by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Nick MacInnis and Madison Bond. Assists went to Ben Turnbull and Nick Rogerson. The Rebels are the host team in the Peewee B division of the upcoming March Break tournament. Their games begin Wednesday at 9:15 AM in the Trenton Arena.

Girls' High School Hockey: North Nova is continuing to build on their season success heading into NSSAF girls hockey provincials. Last week they defeated CEC 5-0 in their regional final series to win 2 games to none. They won the first game 4-1 at home, scoring three unanswered goals in the third en route to their victory. The provincial championship in Bedford coming up March 21-23.

The New Glasgow Junior High Lady Panthers captured their second consecutive Northumberland Region Junior High girls A basketball championship Tuesday in Oxford.In the semifinal the Panthers defeated Bible Hill Junior High 62-39. With the win, New Glasgow advanced to the championship game against Saint Andrews from Antigonish. The Panthers, coached by Andy MacKay, won the regional banner with a 57-43 victory over the Antigonish team. With the opening of the New Glasgow Academy in September, this was the last year for the New Glasgow Junior High Panthers and with the championship, they were strong representatives of the storied basketball history at New Glasgow Junior High School. Leading the Panthers scoring this week were Riley Sood, Katelyn Biron and Courtney Smith with 34, 26 and 25 points respectively. Also chipping in offensively for New Glasgow were: Abbie Delaney (8), Sarah O’Neil (7), Sabrina Snyder (6), Jordyn MacMillian (4), Hailey Fahie (4), Karielle Floyd (3) and Haley Earle (2). The championship capped a successful season for the Panthers who posted 19 wins and five losses this year. The New Glasgow squad was led in scoring by Sood who averaged 16 points a game, followed by Biron and Smith who each averaged nine points a game.

Best of luck to the Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers, getting ready for playdowns at the Wellness Center this week-end.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 4 *UPDATE*
Tuesday 4th March 2014

Games tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League: at the Stellarton Rink at 8pm, Dewtie's Excavating vs. Can-connect, and at 9pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou, Nat -Pro Gas up against Thistle Bar.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers participated in the Mainland League Tournament hosted by Western Valley Minor Hockey this week-end. They faced tough competition against the top four teams of the league. They lost the first game, Friday night to West Hants. Cameron MacKinnon received Player of the Game honours for the Crushers. In their first of three games on Saturday, Yarmouth took the win with a score of 5-1. Brent Chapman scored the Crusher loan goal on a feed from Ian Reynolds and Calvin Denny. Chapman received Player of the Game. Despite a hard fought battle against Cumberland in the second game, the Crushers lost 3-1 with Tanner Steele getting the Crusher goal and Cale Archibald and Cale MacLaughlin with assists. MacLaughlin was named Player of the Game. In their final game, a very tired Crushers team skated as hard as they could, but could not overcome the strong offense of Western Valley. Calvin Denny was named Player of the Game. Michal Law and Jacob Fraser shared all the games between the pipes. A skills competition was held Saturday as part of the tournament. Four players from each team were chosen to compete in a Shootout competition, Fastest Forward Skater, Fastest Backwards Skater, and Goalie Shootout. The Atom AA players represented Pictou County well, with Joseph Mason winning the Shootout Competition, Gabe Paquet, placing second in the Fastest Forward Skate, Covey Cameron, placing second the Fastest Backward Skate, and Jacob Fraser, placing second in the Goalie shootout! The Atom AA’s wrap up their season this week-end when they participate in the Birthplace of Hockey tournament in Windsor.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs played a double-header against the Dartmouth Whalers on Saturday at the Antigonish Arena, resulting in a loss and a tie.Dartmouth dominated the first game to win 5-0, with Antigonish coming back strong in the second game but unable to hold onto the lead. In the second game the Whalers scored in the first period, with the Bulldogs answering back with two goals in the second period. Emma Boudreau scored unassisted on the power play when Dartmouth took a four-minute head contact penalty. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow added the second goal when she tapped in a backhand from Kerrilyn Kennedy after Jodie MacDougall shot the puck at the net. Shauna Campbell scored unassisted in the third period to lead the game 3-1. The Whalers got two more points to tie the game, and it ended with a 3-3 score in regulation time. The second game counted as Antigonish’s last regular season game as well as the first playoff game in the South Conference League. The Bulldogs finished the regular season tied for third place with Dartmouth, and in the playoffs are tied for second place with Dartmouth and the Halifax Hawks.

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present OLYMPICS ON ICE at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

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MICHELIN PLANT IN GRANTON TO SHED 500 JOBS BY JUNE 2015
Monday 3rd March 2014

Michelin is scaling back tire manufacturing at its Granton tire plant over the next 18 months. The company says in a statement that the move is in response to a continuing shift in the North American car tire market to larger size tires and the limits of the existing plant. The manufacturing change will occur in two phases: at the end of June, a production line that produces small dimension car tires will permanently close, affecting approximately 200 employees. By June of next year, the remaining tire production activity at the site will be reduced, affecting another 300 employees.

Some high-performance car tire production, tire membrane production and the existing rubber mixing operation will continue along with the company’s Canadian corporate offices. All employees affected by the closures will have an opportunity to relocate to the company’s tire production facilities located in Bridgewater and Waterville. Severance packages are also available for all impacted employees.

Recognizing the Michelin Pictou County plant is a significant part of the local economy, Michelin Canada will soon launch Michelin Development, a community development program to assist in the creation of new jobs in the small business sector in Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Michelin Development provides low-interest business loans and small business expertise to eligible applicants. More information on this program will be released in the spring.



LOCAL SPORTS UPDATE - MARCH 3 *UPDATED*
Monday 3rd March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks Friday night. The Crushers followed that up with a 3-2 over the Campbellton Tigers Saturday. The next home game on Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians have the 3-2 advantage in their playoff series against Port Hawkesbury, defeating the Strait Pirates 7-2 in Trenton. Game six is Friday in Cape Breton - if game 7 is needed, it will be played Sunday night in Trenton.

The Westville Atom B Miners fought their way to the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships being held later this month in Baddeck with a dramatic come behind 7-6 victory over Port Hood yesterday at the Miners Sports Center. Trailing 6-4 with six minutes left in regulation, the Miners struck for three unanswered goals; the winner notched by Kale Behie with 28 seconds left in regulation. Chris Avery notched a hat-trick with the other goals being scored by Robbie Cameron, Brandon Holmes and Adam Farrell.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects have been making their mark in the Provincial league playoffs on their way towards the Provincial Championships which they host this coming weekend at the Hector Arena. The Selects finished fourth in the regular season of the eight team league with a record of 9-9-10. League playoffs began recently to determine the league champion and the Selects find themselves in second place with three wins and two losses. The three wins came last week on the back of a 2-1 win over TASA, a 3-0 win over Sackville and a 4-2 victory over Colchester. This weekend, the Selects were in tough against the Halifax Hawks and the Cole Harbour Wings. The Selects fell short in a 1-0 loss to the Hawks at home in Pictou on Saturday. On Sunday the Subways started strong and had an early edge but fell 2-0 to the Wings. Ironically, it will be the Wings who Pictou County face in the first game of the Provincial Championships slated to begin next Friday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The Selects won the right to host the event back in December and have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare what will be a phenomenal showcase of some of the top 13-14 year old female players in the Province. Joining Pictou County and Cole Harbour in the final five are: The Valley Vixens, Halifax Hawks and TASA Ducks. The tournament begins on Friday with Pictou County playing Cole Harbour at 11am. Opening ceremonies begin at 4:30pm after which the Selects play their second game against TASA. Tournament passes for the weekend are available for $10, while day passes are $5.

Northern Subway Selects were eliminated from the Nova Scotia Midget AAA Female Hockey playoffs after a 1-0 loss Friday and a 3-1 loss today. Procresting Penguins take the series 3-1. The Selects played well defensively and were able to shut the Penguins offense down in the Friday game only allowing the one goal but didn't create much offense for themselves. Selects' goaltender Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) played a strong game making 24 of 25 saves. Saturday's 3-1 loss was much like Friday with the Selects not creating much offense but did score one goal by Katie Pentz (Trenton) assisted by Katie Marcott (Port Hood). Hats off to the Northern Subway Selects graduating players captain Katie Marcott (Port Hood) and goalie Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) who were true leaders on the team who played their final game in the league. All the best to them in their future.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Pee Wee A team, winners of the Fundy League Tournament this weekend at the Wellness Center!

The North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team beat the CEC Cougars tonight in Truro in the first game of the best of three series. Joel MacLean back stopped the a Gryphons to the victory. There was no scoring in the first period and the shots were even at 7. Ryan MacDonald put NNEC on the board late in the second frame assisted by Darryl Wheadon and Jacob Pentz on a power play goal. CEC tied the game midway through the third period but the Gryphons capitalized on their second power play of the game with 1:19 remaining in the game. Ryan MacDonald scored his second of the night assisted by Wheadon and Craig Murray. The Cougars pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and the Gryphons took a late penalty in the last minute but the NNEC squad held off the swarming Cougars to take the game 2-1.the Gryphons out shot the Cougars 27-23. The Gryphons will host CEC for the second game of the series on Tuesday night at 8pm at the Trenton Arena. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

The NRHS Nighthawks boys hockey team played an excellent road game in the first game of the Regional Championship series against Hants East Tigers. A scoreless first period saw the home team Tigers outshoot the Nighthawks 12-6. Brennan Snell made some key saves to keep the Tigers of the score sheet. Jethro Gunn banged home a power-play goal early in the second period assisted by Ben Morrissey and Jordan Wheeler. Dallas MacDonald scored an unassisted goal two minutes later when he entered the offensive zone with speed and shot the puck towards the net. The Tigers scored twenty seconds later to close the gap to a 2-1 score. The 2-1 score held until midway through the third period. While killing a penalty, goalie Brennan Snell made a terrific save and Jordan Wheeler picked up the loose puck and scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway. Snell assisted on the goal. While still on the power-play, the Tigers scored 24 second later to make the score 3-2. On the next center-ice faceoff (8 seconds later), Kyle Sutherland poked the puck passed the Tigers’ D-man and scored another shorthanded goal for the Nighthawks for a 4-2 lead. Morgan Peters and Evan Ferguson assisted on the goal. The Tigers pressed in an attempt to get two goals to tie the score but the Nighthawks’ defensive play held strong to secure the victory. The Nighthawks lead the Regional Championship series 1-0 and return home for game two on March 3rd.

The Westville Bantam Rec Miners played a pair of games yesterday against the Thorburn Golden Hawks. In game one Thorburn dominated the Miners in a 8-0 victory. In game 2 Westville looked a lot better playing into a 2-2 tie. Their next action is next Saturday as they play the Thorburn Goldenhawks once again before heading to Cumberland on March break for a tournament.

The Pictou County Lightning bantam girls participated in the Bedford Classic Invitational Tournament over the weekend, finishing with a 2-2 record. The Lightning opened the tournament opened with a 52-40 win over the host and tournament finalist Bedford Eagles. The depleted Lightning narrowly lost their next two games versus Fredericton and Antigonish before defeating the Halifax West Steelers in their last game 40-24. Riley Sood and Courtney Smith lead the Lightning with 58 and 54 points respectively over the four games, while Kaitlyn Biron added 31 points. Sood was selected tournament MVP for the Lightning, while hustle award winners were Kaitlyn Biron, Jordan MacMillan and Sara O'Neil.

The NGJHS Lady Panthers captured their second consecutive Pictou County District Championship with a 46-21 win over East Pictou. Riley Sood had 19 points to pace the Lady Panthers, with Kaitlyn Biron and Abbie Delaney chipping in with eight and five points respectively. The Panthers travel to Oxford tomorrow to defend their regional championship won last year.

The East Pictou Middle School girls basketball team finished off a perfect season with a 34-22 win over Trenton to win the Pictou County Middle School League. They finished with a 13-0 league record including playoffs.

Congratulations to the Bluenose Curling Club rink skipped by Marion MacAulay who won the Nova Scotia Dominion Club Curling Championship in Wolfville this past weekend. The win was their third championship in a row. The rink consisting of mate Kerri Denny, second Gilda Chisholm and lead Donalda Buckingham sported a 6-1 record including 3 must win games on Sunday. They clinched the title with a 7-2 victory over the Truro Curling rink of Meredith Harrison and will now represent the province at the National championships in Halifax this November.

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present OLYMPICS ON ICE at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY MARCH 1*
Saturday 1st March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks last night. That follows a 4-2 win Thursday over the Valley Wildcats in MHL action. Next up for the Crushers? They hit home ice tonight to take on the Campbellton Tigers at 7 pm. That's at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and then another home-game on Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers.

The Pictou County Scotians downed the Strait Pirates last night by 5-4 , evening up the best of 7 series at 2 games apiece. Tonight's game will break that tie, the game gets underway at 7:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers ended their regular season 2 wins in one day and a tie.. first edging out the Bearcats by a score of 3-2., later in the day they overcame the Chester Ravens with a final score 5-3. The Crushers also played the Chester Ravens once again on Sunday with that game ending in a 5-5 score. The Crushers are in the Valley this week-end to play in the Atom AA Mainland League tournament.

The Northern Subway Midget AAA Selects will be Playing the East Hants Pro Cresting Penguins. Their best of 5 series was tied 1-1 going into last night's game and today they play at 12 noon at the Wellness centre. Come show the girls your support!

Thursday night in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight Hockey Action at the Westville Miners Sports Center,  Christa Webber's hat trick led the Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Leafs. Also scoring for the Rangers were Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan, Debbie MacLean and Katie Bray. Sherri Palmer, Amy Cameron,Gina Markie, Jana Cleary, Stacy  Ferguson and Dawn MacKay replied for the Leafs.

The NNEC Gryphons took the second game in the Best of three series against the JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish at the Trenton Arena Thursday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory. In front of a very large crowd, the Gryphons played a strong game on the puck and out worked the Royals at every position. NNEC fought back twice from a goal down to take the game to a tie after regulation. The second overtime period of 3 on 3 went nearly the distance until Darryl Wheadon's snap shot went short side on the Antigonish net minder with 23 seconds left. Lukas MacDonald played a strong game in net for NNEC. North Nova now faces CEC Cougars of Truro in the next playoff round. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Sunday and then host them Tuesday at a time to be announced.

A shout out to the G. R. Saunders Skyhawks Hockey team for their win yesterday over Walter Duggan, 3 - 2 in overtime, to capture the Pictou County Grammar School hockey championship!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present OLYMPICS ON ICE at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

This weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicked off yesterday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event Friday afternoon at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell make up the men's team.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 28 *UPDATED*
Friday 28th February 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers moved closer to clinching home ice advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs with a 4-2 win last night over the Valley Wildcats in MHL action at the Wellness Center. Garrett Holmes extended his team lead in assists with his 34th and 35th of the season, while Nick Parker extended his lead in goals with his 31st, and in points with his 59th and 60th. With the win, the Crushers move to 69 points on the season, still three back of the Truro Bearcats, plus the Cats have a game in hand. However, the only team behind the Crushers that could still potentially catch them for second is Amherst, who would need to win out to finish with 69 points, but would get the tiebreaker with more wins. So the Crushers can get home ice advantage in the first round with a win tonight in Bridgewater against the team with the league's worst record – the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Michael Petter will have all of the action tonight starting at 6:45, with puck drop set for 7pm.

The Pictou County Scotians lost to the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night in Trenton, and trail the best of 7 series two games to one. Brandon MacKenzie scored for the Scotians, assisted by Craig Matheson and Keegan Lima. Game four will be played across the Causeway Friday night.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers played their last league game on Saturday against the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers ended the season with a win edging out the Bearcats with a final score of 3-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Tanner Steele, Dawson MacDonald and Gabe Paquet. Cameron MacKinnon, MacDonald, Camden Kelly, Steele and Brent Chapman had assists. Later that day, the Crushers played the Chester Ravens. With a final score of 5-3, the Crushers came away with their second win of the day. Cameron MacKinnon opened the scoring for the Crushers with two goals. Joseph Mason, Covey Cameron, and Tanner Steele added singles. Assists went to Steele, Cale Archibald (3), Dawson MacDonald, Myles Farnsworth (2), Willem Fraser and Cale MacLaughlin. The Crushers played the Chester Ravens once again on Sunday with this one ending in a 5-5 tie. Scoring for the Crushers was MacDonald (2), Cale Archibald, Paquet, and Covey Cameron. Steele, MacKinnon, Farnsworth, and MacDonald had assists. Jacob Fraser and Michael Law shared all three games between the pipes. The Crushers head to play in the Atom AA Mainland League tournament in the Valley this week-end.

Last night in Leo Fahey 4on4 Twilight Hockey Action at the Westville Miners Sports Center,  Christa Webber's hat trick led the Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Leafs. Also scoring for the Rangers were Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan, Debbie MacLean and Katie Bray. Sherri Palmer, Amy Cameron,Gina Markie, Jana Cleary, Stacy  Ferguson and Dawn MacKay replied for the Leafs.

The NNEC Gryphons took the second game in the Best of three series against the JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish at the Trenton Arena Thursday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory. In front of a very large crowd, the Gryphons played a strong game on the puck and out worked the Royals at every position. NNEC fought back twice from a goal down to take the game to a tie after regulation. Antigonish opened the scoring and Chris Brooker tied it to end the first. Carson Dunbar and Cody Haas assisted. The Royals scored the only goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining before the break. The Gryphons made good on a power play opportunity on a goal by Jacob Pentz assisted by John David Coffin and Ryan MacDonald. The first 5 minute 3 on 3 overtime period saw the Gryphons carry the play but neither team could find the back of the net. The second overtime period of 3 on 3 went nearly the distance until Darryl Wheadon's snap shot went short side on the Antigonish net minder with 23 seconds left on the clock. Lukas MacDonald played a strong game in the nets for NNEC. North Nova now faces CEC Cougars of Truro in the next playoff round. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Sunday and then host them Tuesday at a time to be announced.

A shout out to the G. R. Saunders Skyhawks Hockey team for their win yesterday over Walter Duggan, 3 - 2 in overtime, to capture the Pictou County Grammar School hockey championship!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present OLYMPICS ON ICE at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

This weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event this afternoon Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell will play their opening draw this morning at 9 a.m.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 27
Thursday 27th February 2014

The Junior A Weeks Crushers have one week left on the regular season, and it looks like second place in the division will be practically a lock if the team can pick up at least one win. Tonight the team hosts the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm. Michael Petter has more as part of Slapshot, live tonight on East Coast FM starting at 6.

The NRHS boys hockey team defeated Amherst in back to back games in round one of the playoffs. Tuesday night in Amherst, the Nighthawks came away with a 2-1 overtime win. Scoring for NRHS were Dallas MacDonald and Benjamin Morrissey, assists by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Jeff Skinner was named first star of the game. Brennan Snell was in nets. Game two Wednesday night in Westville, the Nighthawks came away with a 2-1 win. Scoring for NRHS were Benjamin Morrissey and Morgan Peters. Assists to Reed MacDonald and Peters. Morgan Peters was named first star of the game. Brennan Snell was in nets. The team will advance in the playoff series to face East Hants.  Dates and times to be determined.

The North a Nova Gryphons travelled to Antigonish on Monday afternoon and came away with a 5-3 win in their first game of the playoff rounds. The Royals had a two goal lead until Darryl Wheadon put NNEC on the board with 26 seconds remaining in the first period. Craig Murray evened the game with 1.4 seconds left in the period. Antigonish went ahead early in the second but the Gryphons tied it again on Wheadon's second goal of the game with only 21 seconds remaining in the second frame. Wheaton scored his third goal midway through the third and Cody Haas added the insurance marker to take the first game of the best 2 of 3 playoff series. Assists in the game went to Jacob Pentz and Craig Murray with two each. Single assists went to Haas, Luke Grant, kirklin Murray, and Ryan Chabbassol. The Gryphons host the Royals Thursday night at the Trenton Arena for the second game of the series. Puck drop is at 7:30.

Congratulations to the West Pictou Elementary Boys Basketball Team who defeated Walter Duggan last night in a nail biter of a game. After regulation time the final score 54 - 53. Top offence goes to Xander Rorison who dominated the game by crashing the offensive boards and scored 33 pts, Other point getters were Cohen Ross 8, Conner Jones 7 & Conner Walsh 6. In an second exhibition game the Walter Duggan 2 team played a group of West Pictou’s future basketball players from grade 1, 2, & 3 with a couple of players from grade 5 & 6. This game proved to be quite intense as it ended in a 51 tie after regulation time. West Pictou lost in overtime 56 - 54. The Wolverine boys should be very proud at a very young age they held their own and played awesome defence. Scoring for West Pictou Cohen Ross 33 pts, Jordan Cameron 8, Aiden Tingley 5, Adam Dykstra & Conner Walsh each scored 4 pts.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan European Handball League. Game 1: Ireland 6 vs Portugal 3. Scoring: Ireland: Matthew Carson 3, Ethan Mathias 2, Lauren Conrad 1 Portugal : Natalyah Allan 1, Jessie MacKay 1, Laurel MacIntosh 1 Game 2: Italy 1 vs Mexico 0 Scoring: Italy: Chris Avery 1

Shout out to Jason Perry and the East Pictou Middle School girls basket ball team they are now Pictou County League Champs !

This coming weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell will play their opening draw Friday at 9 a.m.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 25
Tuesday 25th February 2014

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. The schedule: Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary) Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

There are two games scheduled for tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League – at 8pm at the Stellarton Rink, Whitey's Vikings will take on Thistle Bar, and at 9pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou, it's Nat-Pro Gas against Can-Connect

In High School hockey, North Nova boys have taken the first of a best of three series, defeating Dr. JH Gillis 5-3 at the Keating Centre Monday afternoon. Game Two is Thursday night starting at 7:30 in Trenton.  If necessary, Game Three will take place at the Antigonish Arena starting at 7pm. The series winner will go on to play C-E-C.

The NRHS boys hockey team split a pair of games on the weekend. Down four then six players left the Nighthawks with a short bench for both games. On Friday the team lost to North Nova after a close match heading into the third down 2-1. The short bench took its toll and the final score was 6-1 for The Gryphons. The lone goal for NRHS was scored unassisted by Brandon Livingstone. Brennan Snell was in nets. The following night the Nighthawks' hosted East Hants winning 3-2 in overtime. Scoring for NRHS, were Luke MacDonald, Jordan Wheeler, Brandon Livingstone, assisted by Jeff Skinner, Josh Langille and Evan Ferguson. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. The Nighthawks begin their playoff series with Amherst tomorrow night in Amherst, 7pm. They Host Amherst at the Westville arena for game two, this Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Admission is $4 for adults and free for students who present their student ID.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played a strong game at both ends of the ice on Saturday to defeat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1. Jenna Reid opened the scoring for the Selects in the first period with an end-to-end rush that she finished off with a shot that beat the Dartmouth goalie just under the cross bar. In the second period KJ Emery got the puck off a turnover at the Selects’ blue line, taking it down the ice and picking the top corner of the net from just inside Dartmouth’s blue line. Emery found the back of the net again in the third period. Reid passed the puck to Jenna Hickey, who moved it over to Emery, and her shot from the left face-off dot beat the Whalers’ goalie. Dartmouth scored with less than two minutes left in the game for a final score of 3-1.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs played three games this weekend, starting with a double header with the Bedford Blues on Saturday. In the first game, Antigonish came out on top with a 1-0 score. While on the power play, Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow passed the puck to Rachael Bekkers, who took a shot from the point that was tipped in the net by Emma Boudreau. Breanna MacDonald got the shut-out. The Bulldogs were defeated 1-0 in the second game. On Sunday the Bulldogs faced the Dartmouth Whalers in Shearwater, coming out on the losing end of a 5-1 game. Scoring for Antigonish was Bekkers, unassisted, on the power play. The Bulldogs are tied for third place with the Blues in the provincial female Midget AA league.

Last night in Stellarton, the Trenton Trojans defeated G.R. Saunders 38-35 in the Championship game of the West Pictou Elementary Boys Basketball tournament.  The game was rescheduled because of  the CUPE strike from earlier in January. A packed house at G.R. Saunders saw an intense game from start to finish, leaving the fans wanting more.  Game stars were Logan Taylor for Trenton and Rhys Stevenson for G. R. Saunders.  Scoring for Trenton were Taylor and Ben Turnbull with 8.  Brady Campbell and Jared Fraser had 6 apiece, while Keigan Falcetelli added 4.  Nick MacInnis, Kevin Rankin and Brandon Campbell notched 2 each.  Zac Baillie and Carter Dunn played excellent defense for the Trojans.    Scoring for G. R. were Stevenson with 10, while Eric Ferguson added 5. Marcus MacLeod, Aiden Mcphee and Aaron Hubley each chipped in 4.   Noah Fraser had 3, with Luke Young and Parker Swain firing 2 each.  Cody MacDougall with 1 rounded out the scoring for Stellarton.  The Trojans enter the Elementary Boys League closing tournament, with a 14-0 record, which will be played in the near future.

The Nighthawk u-13 girl’s volleyball team, which competes at the u-14 level, played will in their past two tournaments. On Feb. 7-8 in Halifax they went 4-6 over the weekend, losing in the semifinal. Last weekend they travelled to Bridgewater for a 20-team u-14 tournament, where they went 4-4 in pool play to finish third in their pool. Their 4-4 record dropped them to the consolation playoffs. In the consolation round they defeated the Bedford Blues 2-0, Dartmouth Volleyball Club 2-1 and lost to the Antigonish Storm 25-18 and 25-22 in consolation final. They have five more tournaments before u-13 provincials at the end of April. In other Nighthawk club action, locals Arianna Gammon and Jamie Crocket led Truro’s Lynx team, which is a combination of players from Pictou County and Truro, to the u-17 championship game at the Feb. 7-8 tournament in Halifax.

Congratulations to the Pictou Maripacs atom B team came home with silver medals from the Wayne Waugh Memorial Tournament in Tatamagouche over the weekend!

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COADY INSTITUTE GETS FUNDING FROM THE FEDS
Monday 24th February 2014

Ottawa is providing some long-term funding to the Coady International Institute in Antigonish. Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the federal government will provide 8.4 million dollars to the Coady to provide leadership and development training to more than 15-hundred men and women in developing countries. MacKay says the project that's being funded will focus on themes of strengthening local economies, empowering women and girls, building resilient communities focused on food security, natural resource management and promoting democracy The funding is over five years, and the Coady must match the federal contribution with an additional 8.4 million.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 24
Monday 24th February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers completed three games in three nights, coming away with a single win. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth Friday night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Saturday night's home-game at the Wellness Center saw the Crushers fall to the Summerside Western Capitals by a score of 5-3. Next up for the Crushers is another home game: Thursday, February 27 at the Wellness Center. Puck-drop at 7pm.

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. Port Hawkesbury won the first match on their home turf 4-2. But the Scotians got their revenge last night in Trenton, defeating the Pirates 5-2. Scoring for the Scotians on Sunday was Keenan Lima with 2, with singles from Lucas Eschelman, Craig Matheson, and Brandon Verge. The rest of the schedule: Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary) Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

In their last game of the regular season, the North Nova Gryphons defeated cross town rivals Northumberland Nighthawks at the Trenton Arena. Although Brandon Livingstone opened the scoring for the Nighthawks late in the first period, it was all North Nova for the final two frames. The Gryphons capitalized on four power play opportunities and had two even strength goals to take the match 6-1. Jacob Pentz and Darryl Wheadon each had two goals while Carson Dunbar and Craig Murray added single markers. Assists went to Wheadon with two and single helpers went to Pentz, Craig Murray, Ryan MacDonald, Connor MacDougall,and Kirklin Murray.  The Gryphons start Regional playoffs Monday February 24th in Antigonish against the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Royals in a best of 3 series.

Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects won the first game of a best of 5 play -off series vs Procresting Penguins – the score was 4-3. Northern Subway Selects were outshot 38-24 but strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) kept the Selects in the game. The Selects had a balanced attack with 4 separate scorers lead by Katie Pentz with a goal and assist, other goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville), Kaila Reid (Pictou) – Selects’ Offensive player of the game, and Sienna Forance (Port Hood). Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow) played a solid game at both ends of the rink with 2 assists, other assists went to Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Annika Mason (Stellerton), Emily Dorion (Antigonish). The Selects are back at it Sunday morning at 11 am in East Hants for game two of the best of five playoff series.

Congratulations to New Glasgow Junior High Girls B Basketball team for winning Gold in Amherst this weekend!

The Curl for Cancer in Westville was another success, with 30 teams raising $11,753 so far. Over the last 9 years the Westville Club has raised more then $127,000 for the local chapter of the Cancer Society. And it's not over... the Pictou Curl for Cancer is taking place this Friday night at the New Caledonian Curling Club.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY FEB 22*
Sunday 23rd February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have completed a three games in three nights schedule, coming away with a single win. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth Friday night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Last night's home-game at the Wellness Center saw the Crushers fall to the Summerside Western Capitals by a score of 5-3. Next up for the Crushers is another homegame: Thursday, February 27 at the Wellness Center. Puck-drop at 7pm.

The playoffs are underway for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they started with a road game in Port Hawkesbury - The first Pictou County game will be at Trenton Arena at 7:30pm today. The complete schedule is available on the local sports roundup on ecfm.ca: Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary) Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary) Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs and Canadians played to a 7-7 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action. Kelly Marshall and Debbie Maclean turned in three goal performances for the Leafs with Katie Bray adding a single tally. Amy Cameron and Jana Cleary also had three goals apiece with Dawn macKay adding a single to pace the Canadians.

North Nova Education Centre's Junior Varsity boys basketball team hosted provincials this weekend, with  6 teams from around the province playing for the title.

The Knights of Columbus are preparing to hold their annual Free Throw Contest! The event is for all kids aged 8-14, as of January 1st. You do not have to be a Basketball Player to enter: all entries will receive a participation certificate and a sports-drink, and awards will go to the various winners in each category. There will be both Male & Female categories for each individual age from 8-14. Winners, of age 10-14 categories will go on to compete in the Regional Championships later this month. Winners from there will go onto the Provincial Championship level! Registration is Monday at the Pictou Academy Gymnasium from 6 – 7:30pm, you can also register by calling Brian MacKinnon at 485 1129

Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects won game one of a 5 game play -off series vs Procresting Penguins – the score was 4-3 Northern Subway Selects were outshot 38-24 but strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) kept the Selects in the game. The Selects had a balanced attack with 4 separate scorers lead by Katie Pentz with a goal and assist, other goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville), Kaila Reid (Pictou) – Selects’ Offensive player of the game, and Sienna Forance (Port Hood). Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow) played a solid game at both ends of the rink with 2 assists, other assists went to Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Annika Mason (Stellerton), Emily Dorion (Antigonish). The Selects are back at it Sunday morning at 11 am in East Hants for game two of the best of five playoff series.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 18
Tuesday 18th February 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects captured the gold medals at the Sweet Heart Female Hockey Tournament in PEI this weekend with a near-perfect record. The Selects faced provincial Pee Wee AA league rivals the TASA Ducks in the championship game after posting three wins and a tie for first place in round-robin play. The top two teams advanced to the championship game, which was held in Crapaud during a snow storm that forced other games to be cancelled and postponed. Pictou County got on the scoreboard early in the game with a goal by Madison Robertson one minute and 34 seconds into the first period. MacKenzie Ells added a power play goal before the first period ended, and Lindsey MacDonald and Eva Wornell both scored in the third period for a final score of 4-0. Assists went to Shalyn Bona, Wornell, KJ Emery, Ella Webber and MacDonald. Players of the game were Robertson (offence) and Mariah Linehan (defence). In their first game of the tournament, the Selects were victorious over the Bedford Blues 1-0. Wornell scored the lone goal, assisted by Jenna Reid. Players of the game were Wornell (offence) and Reid (defence). In game two, the Pictou County squad tied the TASA Ducks with an unassisted goal by Reid. Players of the game were Wornell (offence) and goalie Victoria Dunn (defence). The third game saw the Selects defeat the Capital District Cyclones 3-0. Linehan scored an unassisted goal with a shot from the point to open the scoring, followed by goals from Wornell and Emery. Assists were recorded by Paige MacDonald and Linehan. Players of the game were Emery (offence) and Paige MacDonald (defence). The Selects shut out the Valley Wild 3-0 in their last round robin game. Goals were scored by Jenna Hickey, Lindsey MacDonald and Wornell. Assists went to Emery (2), Ells, and Hickey. Players of the game were Hickey (offence) and Dunn (defence). Goaltender Victoria Dunn was named the tournament MVP for the Pee Wee AA division. She posted four shut-outs and allowed only one goal against through the five games during the tournament. The 8th annual Sweet Heart Female Hockey Tournament, hosted by the North River Minor Hockey Association, was held Feb. 13-16 in eight different rinks. The tournament featured 92 teams showcasing the highest level of female hockey in eight divisions from Atom to Midget.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs came home from the Sweet Heart Female Hockey Tournament this weekend with a championship banner. The Bulldogs won the gold medals in a close and exciting game against league adversaries the Halifax Hawks in overtime after the game was rescheduled due to blizzard-like conditions in PEI. Shauna Campbell scored the lone goal on the power play in the game, which went into overtime when regulation play ended in a 0-0 score. Allison MacDougall shot the puck, hitting the post, and Campbell pushed it into the net for the victory. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow also got an assist on the goal. Campbell was named player of the game (offence) while goalie Nicole Grace was named player of the game (defence) for the shut-out. Grace also won tournament MVP for the Midget AA division. In their first game of the tournament, Antigonish defeated the Bedford Blues 2-0. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Emma Boudreau, assisted by Rachael Bekkers, and Cynthia MacDonald, assisted by Jodie MacDougall and Caralena Tracey. Players of the game were MacDonald (offence) and Allison MacDougall (defence). Goaltender Breanna MacDonald got the shut-out. The Bulldogs had a convincing win over the Saint John Phantoms in their second game, with a 5-0 score. Campbell led the scoring with two goals, while Caralena Tracey, Jodie MacDougall (unassisted) and Kara Chisholm had one apiece. Assists were marked by Cynthia MacDonald, Casey Murphy, Tracey and Kerrilyn Kennedy. Players of the game were Casey Murphy (offence) and Gena Cyr of Thorburn (defence). Grace got the shut-out in nets. The third game finished in a 2-2 tie with Halifax when the Hawks scored with 0.8 seconds left in the game to even the score. Boudreau found the back of the net first, assisted by Jodie MacDougall, and then Campbell scored unassisted. Players of the game were Brigid O’Connor (offence).and Rachael Bekkers (defence). Antigonish and Halifax finished in first and second places to advance to the championship game.

The Pictou County Female Atom Subway Selects went 5 and 0 on the weekend and won their division at the PEI Sweetheart Tournament.  The Atom Selects stayed focused through a tough schedule and poor travelling conditions to “Finish the Job” and win their fourth tournament in as many tries this season.  The Selects won their first game on Friday over Summerside 8-1. Ashley MacDonald led the way with 2 goals, while singles were scored by Keighan DeCoff, Alyssa Fitt, Taylor Toole, Allie Hood, Hayley Nichol and offensive player of the game Jaylen Langille. Abigail MacKenzie was named defensive player of the game. In the second game the selects defeated the KV Vipers 7-1 with two goals from MacDonald who earned offensive player of the game. Nichol, DeCoff, Olivia Fitt, Langille, and MacKenzie scored singles. Ava Gennoe earned defensive player of the games. In their third round robin game, the Selects defeated Riverview, NB 5-0.  Keighan DeCoff had two for selects with singles from Nichol, Langille and Hood.  Nichol and Hood received offensive and defensive players of the game respectively. The Subway Selects earned a trip to the crossovers on Sunday morning against their recent tournament rivals River Valley, NB. The Selects took an early lead when Hood scored 2 minutes in to the game.  DeCoff scored later in the 1st to stake the Selects to an early 2-0 lead.  River Valley answered with 2 goals of their own in the second, eventually sending the game into sudden death overtime.  After a River Valley player covered the puck in the crease, Allie Hood was awarded a penalty shot and scored to send the Selects to the finals. DeCoff was named offensive player of the game, while Goaltender Morgan Fitzpatrick earned her fourth win and defensive player of the game making several key saves.    In the Championship game, the Selects defeated Valley Wild 4-1. The offensive was led by Langille who earned game and tournament MVP with two goals, followed by singles from DeCoff and Taylor Long. Rory Thompson earned defensive player of the game.   The Selects will now begin preparations for the 2014 Atom Female Provincials being held in Antigonish in late March.

The playoffs start Friday for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start the round on the road. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule is available on the local sports roundup on ecfm.ca: Game 1 – Friday, February 21 in Port Hawkesbury Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary) Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary) Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 17 ***UPDATED***
Monday 17th February 2014

The Pictou County Scotians wrapped up their regular season last night at Trenton Arena with a 3-1 loss against the visiting Glace Bay Miners. The Scotians had already clinched second place in the Sid Rowe Division with a win Friday night in Antigonish, and the only question on the night was whether Brandon Verge could catch Tim Mannette of the Eastern Shore Mariners for the league scoring title. Mannette came into Sunday with a 3 point lead in the race, but he put up five points in an 11-10 overtime win against the Bay Ducks, making the margin insurmountable. Verge does finish the season as the league leader in goals scored, with 34 in 34 games. The playoffs start Friday for the Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start the round on the road. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule is as follows: Game 1 – Friday, February 21 in Port Hawkesbury Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary) Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary) Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects opened their Provincial League Playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the TASA Ducks in Antigonish on Saturday afternoon. The eight team provincial league is holding a League championship playoff in advance of the 2014 Hockey Nova Scotia provincial championships being held in Pictou on March 7th through 9th. On Saturday afternoon at the Millennium Center, the Selects spotted the Ducks a 1-0 lead mid-way through the first period before storming back to tie it up on a goal by Patti-Ann Tracy in the second period. It was a tight checking affair through the majority of the game as scoring chances were limited at both ends of the ice. The Selects took control from the drop of the puck in the third period , outshooting TASA 7-3. Jensen Arsenault scored, what would prove to the be the winner, two minutes into the final frame on a point shot through a screen that was deflected in front. The Subways then managed to kill off a man advantage with under a minute to play while TASA pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker to win their first game of the playoffs. Jenna Landry was solid between the pipes for the win. Pictou County held a slim 17-15 shots on goal advantage in the game. The Selects will practice this week before the playoffs continue with a trip to Sackville next Saturday followed by a tilt in Brookfield  on Sunday.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects took home their fourth tournament win this past weekend in PEI. Subway Northern Storm and Pictou County Pee Wee AA teams also came away with Championship Titles in their divisions at the same tournament over the weekend.

Hector Building Supplies And TimbrMart made presentations to Pictou County Minor Hockey Association and Pictou County Early Intervention during the Bantam Memorial Tournament held over the weekend. The two groups were each presented with cheques for five thousand dollars, through the Timbrkids Foundation which is the charitable arm of Timbrmart.

Three games last night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League Whitey's Vikings 12 Connors 9 Nat Pro Gas 9 Can-Connect 1 Dewtie's Excavating 6 Thistle Bar 5 (SO)

One game yesterday at St. FX university, as the X-Women hockey team hosted Dalhousie, and came away with the comfortable 5-1 victory. New Glasgow's Kara Power scored the first X-Women goal near the midpoint of the first period. The X-Women have a bye into the AUS semifinals by virtue of their first place finish.

Northumberland Regional High School have announced their athletes of the month for January. Dylan DeYoung has been named the male athlete of the month. DeYoung is a member of the NRHS Snowboard team, he leads on the hill with lots of enthusiasm. Lindsay Cheek, the female athlete of the month, is a strong force on the defensive end for the NRHS girls hockey team. She always brings a positive attitude with lots of determination.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have a rare Monday afternoon game today in Summerside as they visit the Western Capitals. It is a holiday in PEI today, so the game time is 2pm. This is a make up game from November which was postponed due to the Confederation Bridge being closed by high winds. This is the last road game of the season that will not be on East Coast FM. After today, the Crushers have only two regular season road games remaining, and I will be there for both of them, beginning this Friday in Yarmouth.

The Miss Miles 5km Classic Fun Run which will be held on Mothers Day is almost sold out, there are only 50 more spots available and that's after adding another 100. there will be 500 participants in total.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 12
Wednesday 12th February 2014

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers have had a busy couple of weekends. They travelled to PEI to participate in the Spud tournament. They skated hard, but were not rewarded for their efforts with Nole Chapman scoring the only goal. This past weekend the squad had a home at home series against the Truro Bearcats. On Saturday afternoon the Bearcats skated to a 6-2 victory. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor MacLeod assisted by Wayne Denny and Ryan Alexander and Denny unassisted. Brayden Leblanc was in goal. On Sunday, Crushers battled hard falling just short 1-0. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. This weekend the crew will be supporting the local bantam players as they participate in the Bantam Memorial Tournament being held at the Wellness Centre.

The Anchor Motors peewee AA Crushers had three games last week, winning twice and tying once. Thursday evening, playing the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Keating Millennium Centre, the Crushers won 3-2. Scoring for Pictou County were: Raymond Chisholm, Kyle Reim and Spencer Murray. Assists went to Jansen Langille and Murray. Cody MacDougall picked up the win in goal for the Crushers. On Saturday the Crushers hosted the West Hants Warriors, picking up a 6-2 victory. Murray (2), Jayden Hatchard, Langille and Ben MacDonald (2) all scored in Saturday’s win. Lucas Fraser, Cal Maxner (2), Ethan MacDonald, Chisholm, Murray (2), Reim, Dylon Francis and Logan MacKay all had assists, while Vaughn MacEachern picked up the win in goal. In Windsor for a rematch with the Warrior on Sunday the Crushers tied 2-2. MacKay tied the game before the end of the first period, with assists going to Brycen MacDonald and Hatchard. In the second period, with the Crushers killing a penalty, Murray beat the Warrior defenseman to the puck and scored on the breakaway. The Warriors would tie the game 88 seconds later, where the game eventually ended. MacDougall was between the pipes for Pictou County.

Congratulations going out to Cody Angevine of Merigomish for his silver medal performance at the Super Coupe de Quebec in Trois-Rivières, Quebec last weekend. He was one of only two Nova Scotia athletes to medal at the event! Kudos also go out to Maddy Fitt, Marshall Fitt, and Kyle Sutherland who also competed and gained valuable experience.  All are members of the Kanokai Judo Club and are working towards attending the National Championships in May in Jonquiere, Quebec as part of Team Nova Scotia. For further information please contact Cindy Fraser at 759-0700.

Over the weekend the East Pictou Silver Blades had five of six skaters bring home medals in their respective divisions at the Rob McCall Memorial Competition in Dartmouth. Raelene Fraser won gold in the Star 2 event, while Sydney Swain won bronze in the same event. Raquel Gerrior, Kate Devine and Courtney Arnold all won bronze in the Star 3 event. Kaitlyn Kelly finished eighth in the pre-novice ladies event.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoff series with Newbridge tomorrow night in Dartmouth at 6:45, with Game 6 at the Wellness Centre at 7:30 Friday. The best of seven series is tied at 2 games apiece.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament starting tomorrow. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 11
Tuesday 11th February 2014

The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers clinched a spot in the Regional Playoffs with 2 big wins over the weekend. The Crushers faced off against the Westville Miner Midget A at the Sportsplex in Westville on Saturday afternoon, taking the game 5-2. The Crushers opened the scoring early and carried a 3-0 lead in the 3rd period. The Miners scored to make it 3-1 but the Crushers pulled away to a 5-2 victory. Scoring for the Crusher Crew were Corey Niven, Gordon Conrod, Cale McCarron, Hayden Boutlier and Noah Delorey. Kieran MacGillivary played an outstanding game in nets for the win. Assist on the goals went to Bailey Campbell, Justin Hill, Boutlier & Delorey. Sunday had The Antigonish Bulldogs come to the Wellness Center for the Crushers final game of the playoff round, a win for the Crushers would seal their spot to advance to the next round. The Crushers came out flying from the first faceoff and carried most of the first period play. Going up 1-0 in the 1st on a  goal by Cale McCarron. The game stayed at a 1 goal lead for The MacLeod Lorway squad through 2 periods. Finally in the 3rd the Crushers capitalized on great play and widened the lead to 3-0 on goals by Matt MacLean and Hayden Boutlier. The Crew got caught on a line change late in the 3rd by the Bulldogs to close the gap to 2. Gerry Holle set the insurance tally late in the game giving the Crushers a 4-1 win. Steven Conway stood tall in the Crushers net to record the win. Assists went to Justin Walsh(2), Boutlier, Holle and Dylan Bennett. The win gives the MacLeod Lorway squad a total of 13 of 16 points throughout the playoffs, advancing through to the next round. The Crushers only loss of points in the playoffs came on a loss and a tie in their first 2 games when the Crushers were short 5 players from their roster. The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers then put on a great team performance winning the next 6 games in a row to advance to the next round. The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers will be 1 of 2 teams from the Highland-Fundy League to advance to the Regional winners from Cape Breton to decide the representatives for Provincials late in March.

The Pictou County atom AAA Crushers faced the league leading Truro Bearcats this Saturday in Truro at the RECC. Ryan Green opened the scoring for the Crushers early in the first period, while the Bearcats answered early second period.  Lucas Canning scored late in the second. The Bearcats tied it up once again early in the third. Green scored the winner late in the third to lift the Crushers to a 3-2 victory. Thomas Gariepy was in goal for Pictou County. On Sunday, the Crushers faced the Acadia Axemen.  Green and MacLean Tobin scored in the first to give Pictou County a 2-0 lead. The Axemen answered with goals in the second and third, while Matthew Carson netted the winning goal in the third. Tyler Matchem got the win between the pipes. The atom AAA Crushers are off this weekend for the Bantam Memorial Tournament. Their next game is Feb. 22 in Antigonish.

The Northern Rebels peewee B team had a successful weekend in playoff action. On Friday, the Rebels defeated the Westville Miners 4-1. Ben Turnbull scored twice, while Clark Robertson had a goal and an assist, as did Nicholas MacDonald. Other assists went to Braydon Killen and Nick MacInnis. On Saturday, the Rebels managed a 3-1 win over the Canso Bluefins despite playing shorthanded for much of the game. Goal scorers were Turnbull, MacInnis and MacDonald. Assists went to Killen, Matt Allen and Clark Robertson. Jack Finlay was in goal both games.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

This weekend the East Pictou girls basketball team captured silver at a tournament in Pugwash after losing a close game against Oxford in the final. In round-robin play they defeated host team Pugwash and Sackviile, N.B. to earn a spot in the final. This week they start their best-of-three district playoffs against New Glasgow.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 10
Monday 10th February 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers were victorious in Amherst Saturday night. Final score as they downed the Ramblers was 4 to 3, led by a pair of unassisted goals from Crusher Evan Carmody and singles from Mitchell Deruelle and Jordan McInnis, who additionally picked up an assist. Next up for the Crushers is a homegame at the Wellness Centre this Thursday when the team faces the Yarmouth Mariners - puck-drop at 7pm.

After trailing 2-0 in their playoff series with Newbridge, the Weeks Major Midgets won two straight at home over the weekend to tie the series and make it a best-of-three. Saturday night was a 7-1 victory, and Sunday was a 6-5 win helped by Luke Melanson's 32 saves. Game 5 is Wednesday night at the Dartmouth Sportsplex before Saturday’s Game 6 at the Trenton Arena at 7:30 p.m.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects played three games this weekend securing four out of six points as their regular season league play winds down. The Selects defeated the league leading TASA Ducks at home on Saturday by a score of 2-1. Taylor MacKenzie and Kassidy MacKinnon scored for the Selects while Chloe MacDonald and Heath Miller had assists in the game. The Subways travelled to Halifax on Sunday where they took on the second place Halifax Hawks. The Selects came out strong early and got out to a 1-0 late in the first period on a goal by Patti-Anne Tracey. The Hawks stormed back with three unanswered goals and dropped the Pictou County squad 3-1. On Sunday afternoon the Selects headed to Sackville for their final regular season meeting with the Flyers. Sackville opened the scoring midway through the second period to take a 1-0 lead.  Camryn Halliday tied things up late in the middle frame. Tracey scored what proved to be the winner with two minutes remaining in the game to secure the two points for Pictou County. Jenna Landry was in gaol for all three games earning the two wins. Pictou County plays their final regular season game this Monday when they host the Halifax Hawks at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 7pm.  The Selects will host the 2014 HNS Female Bantam AA Provincials the weekend of March 7-9.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects posted two wins this weekend to end regular season play. The Selects dominated the play against the Cape Breton Vikings in Baddeck on Saturday, skating away with a 10-0 victory. Goals were scored by Jenna Reid, Shalyn Bona (2), Lindsey MacDonald (2), Emily Hayes (2), Madison Robertson, KJ Emery, Paige MacDonald. Assists were marked by Lindsey MacDonald, Eva Wornell, Bona (2), Hayes, Ella Webber and Robertson. On Sunday versus the Bedford Blues, Pictou County played strong and held the balance of play but only got one goal past the Bedford netminder, for a 1-0 final score. MacKenzie Ells scored, assisted by Eva Wornell. The Selects outshot their opponents 32-16 during the game, played at the Hector Arena. Victoria Dunn was between the pipes for both shut-outs. The Selects finished the regular season in third place in the provincial female Pee Wee AA league.

Despite being outplayed by the Halifax Hawks for most of the game on Sunday at the Keating Millennium Centre, the Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs came out on top with a 2-1 victory. Halifax was carrying a 1-0 lead into the third period before Antigonish got on the scoreboard with a goal by Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow, scored off a shot from Caralena Tracey that came off the backboards with three minutes left in the game. Shauna Campbell then scored the game winner on a power play during the last 30 seconds. Campbell poked in the loose puck during a scramble in front of the net, assisted by Jodie MacDougall. Goaltender Nicole Grace held the team in the game until they were able to find the back of the net.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians edged out the Cumberland Blues 4-3 in Trenton Sunday... Brandon Verge scored a pair, with singles from Logan MacDonald & Brad MacEachern. Friday the Scotians play in Antigonish, then host Glace Bay next Sunday.

Two games were played Friday in the Walter Duggan European Indoor Handball League. Emma Bernon, Gabby Smith, Kyle Reim each scored two goals for Russia and Nick Peterson a single as Russia topped Canada 7-4. Jayden hatchard led Canada with two goals while Kaleigh Foley and Jared Snell had a single tally. England defeated the USA 8-7. Sam Hickey with three goals, Nick Horne and Brayden LeBlanc with two apiece and a sigle tally by Ethen Freund led the way for England. Mitchell Jardine, Taylor Ebbett and Jena Hickey had two apiece for USA with Jordan Tran notching a single marker.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament From Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9*
Sunday 9th February 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers were victorious in Amherst last night. Final score as they downed the Ramblers was 4 to 3, led by a pair of unassisted goals from Crusher Evan Carmody and singles from Mitchell Deruelle and Jordan McInnis, who additionally picked up an assist. Next up for the Crushers is a homegame at the Wellness Centre this Thursday when the team faces the Yarmouth Mariners - puck-drop at 7pm.

Three games today in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. Kicking off at 5:20 at the Stellarton Rink, the Pictou Landing Falcons take on Can-Connect. The 6:50 game will see Dewtie's Excavating vs. Connors, and finally at 8:20 – Thistle Bar is up against Nat Pro Gas.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, The Rangers and Canadians played to a 6-6 tie in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight Hockey League action. Debbie MacLean led the Rangers with a hat trick while Dawn MacKay, Juanita MacQuigan and Carla Perrin chipped in with a single tally apiece. Kelly Marshall's two goals and single tallies by Katie Bray, Jana Cleary, Amy Cameron and Karen Campbell took care of the Canadians scoring. Melanie Hill and Debbie Clark stopped 24 and 22 shots respectively in the well-played game.

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team took on the Pictou Maripacs in playoff action Tuesday evening at the Hector Arena. The game resulted in a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers for the Rebels were Braden DeCoff and Nick Rogerson, with Nick MacInnis assisting on both goals. Burke Murray scored twice for the Maripacs. Playoff action continues for the Rebels this weekend - they travel to Canso today to take on the Bluefins.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoffs against Newbridge Academy. They play next at the Wellness Centre this afternoon, game gets underway at 1pm.

From games played at St. FX this weekend: on Friday, the Dallhousie Tigers hockey squad took on the X-men at the Keating Millenium Centre and came away with a 3-2 win over the visitors. Both the X-men and X-women were victorious on the hardwood as well when UNB visited Antigonish yesterday. The women's basketball team won by 62 to 55, followed by the men's game, final score there 81-66.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament next week, from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 3
Monday 3rd February 2014

The Crushers extended their winning streak to three in a row Saturday night when they overcame the Truro Bearcats by a score of 4-1. The goals came from Brandon Parsons, JP Harvey, Nick Parker and Tyler Doyle, with assists from Parsons, Evan Carmody and Garret Holmes. Saturday's game was the first half of a home-and-home set with the Bearcats who will visit the Wellness Centre this Thursday with the game getting underway at 7pm, then the Crushers head to Amherst to play the Ramblers on Saturday.

The Subway Midget Selects split their weekend hosting Cape Breton County Saturday at the Wellness Center.  After a slow first period, the Selects came on board and scored 2 in the 2nd period and 7 goals in the third, defeating Cape Breton with a final score of 9-0.  Leading the way for the Selects were Tracey Denny  and Lindsay Cheek with a pair, single goals went to Kourtney Barker, Selena Denny, Tori McCuish, Keeley McCuish and Brittany Chisholm. On Sunday the Selects played an intense game against Nova Ice.  The Ice came out strong in the 1st, taking a 1-0 lead.  The Selects tied it up in the 2nd and with 11 seconds remaing in the game the Nova Ice squad scored to take the 2-1 win.  Scoring for the Selects was MacKenzie Bell with assists going to Tori McCuish and Lindsay Feit.

In the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects took on the Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers Saturday in New Glasgow with the Selects taking the win 3-0 and outshooting CB 41-24. The Selects were lead by a 2 goal effort by Rachel Brown (Trenton) and Amanda Dunning (New Glasgow) with a goal and assist. Other assists went to Katie Marcott (Port Hood), Taylor Perry (Trenton) and Anika Mason (Stellarton). And, Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) was perfect between the pipes stopping all 24 shots against her to secure the shutout. The Selects are back at it next Saturday in New Waterford vs. Cape Breton to finish off the regular season.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had one road game this weekend against the TASA Ducks. Both teams played a tight-checking game in the first period with neither team getting any great scoring chances. Early in the second period TASA scored on an odd-man rush. Pictou County’s Shalyn Bona deflected in a shot by Jenna Hickey late in the third period, and the Selects killed off a late penalty to keep the score tied at 1-1. With the tie, TASA clinched top spot in the regular season league play.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs hosted the Credit Union Female Hockey Challenge this weekend in Antigonish. The Bulldogs faced the Dartmouth Whalers in their tournament opener, coming out on the losing side of a 3-0 final score. Jodie MacDougall was named player of the game. In their second game, Antigonish held the Halifax Hawks to a scoreless game until the final 30 seconds, when Halifax found the back of the net. Goaltender Breanna MacDonald received player of the game honours in the 1-0 game. The Selects lost their third round-robin game against the Valley Wild. Goalie Breanna MacDonald got injured and forward Kerilyn Kennedy went in nets after the first period to finish the game. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow scored an unassisted goal for the Bulldogs, and the game ended with an 8-1 score. Kennedy was named player of the game for volunteering to strap on the pads. The Bulldogs finished in fourth place and played the first-place Valley Wild in the cross-over game. Due to MacDonald’s injury, forward Casey Murphy played the netminder position, earning her the player of the game award. The team showed character and class against the Valley team despite a 5-0 loss. The Credit Union Female Hockey Challenge featured 25 teams from Atom to Midget.

The Pictou County Jr. “B” Scotians took on the Sackville Blazers in Trenton Saturday night: Andrew Kennedy's goal in overtime made the final score 3 to 2. The other Scotians goals came from Lucas Eshlemand and Brandon Verge. The team next plays this Friday when they travel to East Hants and take on the Penguins. Next home game is Sunday, Feb 9th against the Cumberland County Blues.

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team hosted the CEC Cougars of Truro on Friday night at the Trenton Arena coming away with a 2-1 loss. Truro got on the board first, scoring with 4 minutes left in the first period. Luke Grant assisted by Darryl Wheaton tied the game to open the second frame on a power play goal.  Truro went ahead with a minute remaining in the second and held off he Gryphons in the third to take the win.  Joel MacLean had a great game in the net and the NNEC squad had many scoring chances but could not get past the CEC netminder in the third period. The Gryphons next home game is Friday February 14th at the Trenton Arena.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY FEB.2, 2014*
Sunday 2nd February 2014

The Crushers extended their winning streak to 3 in a row last night when they overcame the Truro Bearcats last night by a score of 4-1. The goals came from Brandon Parsons, JP Harvey, Nick Parker and Tyler Doyle, with assists from Parsons, Evan Carmody and Garret Holmes. Last night's game was the first half of a home-and-home set with the Bearcats who will visit the Wellness Centre this Thursday with the game getting underway at 7pm, then the Crushers head to Amherst to play the Ramblers on Saturday.

Karen Campbell's two goals led the Rangers past the Bruins 5-4 Thursday night in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight hockey League action at the Westville Miners sports centre. Jane Cleary, Juanita MacQuigan and Christa Webber notched a single tally to complete the Rangers offence. Elana MacDougall, Jennifer MacDonald, Lyndsay MacKinnon and Christine Booth replied for the Bruins. Debbie Clark and Sherry Whytewood both put in solid goal-tending performances for their respective teams. Action continues next week with the Canadians hosting the Bruins.

Two games were played Friday in the Walter Duggan World  Indoor Handball League. Game 1: England 6 vs Russia 2 England--Sam Hockey 3, Ethan Freund 2, Nick Horne 1 Russia--Kyle Reim 1, Josh Walsh 1 Game 2 Canada 7 vs USA 4 Canada---Jared Snell 3, Blake Kontuk 2, Kaleigh Foley 1, Jayden Hatchard 1 USA-- singles from Connor MacLeod , Jordan Tran , Kelsey Hann and Mitchell Jardine

In the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects took on the Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers yesterday in New Glasgow with the Selects taking the win 3-0 and outshooting CB 41-24. The Selects were lead by a 2 goal effort by Rachel Brown (Trenton) and Amanda Dunning (New Glasgow) with a goal and assist. Other assists went to Katie Marcott (Port Hood), Taylor Perry (Trenton) and Anika Mason (Stellarton). And, my cousin Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) was perfect between the pipes stopping all 24 shots against her to secure the shutout.  The Selects are back at it next Saturday in New Waterford vs. Cape Breton to finish off the regular season.

In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league, two games were played Thursday night in Thorburn. In the first game, Whitey's Vikings edged Dewties Excavating 8 to 7 with a shoot-out goal by Ryan White winning the game. In the second game, Thistle Bar trounced the Pictou Landing Falcons 11-3.

In University basketball, both the mens and womens teams from St. Mary's visited St. FXU for games on Friday. The visitors came away with two victories. First the Saint Mary's women's basketball team defeated St. FX by a score of 96 to 86. The mens game followed, with SMU overcoming the X-men 78-59. Moving to University hockey, the X-women played a game yesterday (Saturday) in Antigonish against visitors the Universite de Moncton (egg-la bluets) Aigles Bleuets and the X-women came out on top with a final score 3-1.

The Pictou County Jr. “B” Scotians took on the Sackville Blazers in Trenton last night (Saturday) and Andrew Kennedy's goal in overtime made the final score 3 to 2. The other Scotians goals came from Lucas Eshlemand and Brandon Verge. The team next plays this Friday when they travel to East Hants and take on the Penguins. Next home game is Sunday, Feb 9th against the Cumberland County Blues.

The Weeks Major Midgets have their Round one playoff with Newbridge Academy. It starts with a pair of away games last night and this afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, followed by two at the Wellness Centre next weekend. The full schedule is in the round-up at ecfm.ca

Game 1 – Saturday, Feb. 1 – 7:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 2 - Sunday, Feb. 2 – 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 3 – Saturday, Feb. 8 – 4pm – Wellness Centre

Game 4 – Sunday, Feb. 9 – 1pm – Wellness Centre

Game 5 – Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:45pm – Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 6 – Saturday, Feb. 15 – TBA

Game 7 – Sunday, Feb. 16 - 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

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HEFTY PRICE TAG POSSIBLE TO REPLACE ANTIGONISH DEPOT
Thursday 30th January 2014

A provincial official says it could cost $3 million to replace three salt trucks and a garage destroyed in a fire at the transport depot in Antigonish last week. Transportation Department area manager Paul Colton says he's meeting with officials to start the planning stage of the rebuilding process next week. He says they're also trying to figure out where new trucks can be purchased. Colton says two salt trucks on loan from elsewhere in the province will stay until the end of the winter season. The RCMP have concluded last Tuesday's fire was not suspicious. Colton says the exact cause may never be known.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 28
Tuesday 28th January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played a back and forth game with the Valley Wild at the Hector Arena on Sunday with plenty of scoring chance for both teams. Unfortunately, the Selects came out on the losing end of the game. The Selects were first on the scoreboard in the first period with a rebound goal by Garyn Purvis on a shot from KJ Emery. The Wild replied with two in the second period for a final score of 2-1. Goaltender Victoria Dunn faced 22 shots, while her teammates had 21 shots on the Valley net.

Thorburn’s peewee B squad went undefeated over the weekend in three playoff games and moved into first place in the North Nova Peewee B playoffs. On Friday night they defeated the Northern Rebels 5-1 at the Wellness Centre. Goldenhawks goals were scored by: Brent Chabossol, Andrew Goswell, Adam Macdonald, Thomas Kennaley-Bayer and Josh Cooley. Assists went to Charlie MacLean, Kenyon Greene, Aaren MacDonald and Hayden Butler. Brandon Benoit was in goal for the win. The Rebels replied with a goal from Braydon Killen. Saturday in Debert they defeated the Cobras 6-0. Butler led the way with a first period hat-trick, before adding one more in the third. Jonah Pridham and Kennaley-Bayer rounded out the Goldenhawk scoring. Assists went to Grace Macdonald, Landen Guthro, Cooley, Ashley Livingston and John McGee. At home Sunday they defeated the Canso Bluefins 7-2. MacLean had a hat-trick, Connor Dewar had a pair, while Cooley and Adam MacDonald had singles. Assists went to Chabossol, Adam Macdonald, Pridham, McGee, Kenyon Greene and Grace MacDonald.

The Trenton Elementary Boys basketball team kept their perfect season alive with three more wins over the weekend at the West Pictou tournament. The Trojans improved to 11-0 on the year with wins over Walter Duggan, Redcliffe and Antigonish. By finishing first in their pool the Trojans will face G.R. Suanders in a championship game to be played after the CUPE strike is over. Game stars were won by Zach Baillie, Brady Campbell and Jared Fraser; while leading scorers were Brandon Campbell, Nick MacInnis and Ben Turnbull.

In this year's Jean MacLeod Proudfoot Memorial Broomball Challenge, the Westside prevailed over the North End once again 3-1. That makes it 4 in a row for the Westside. The event was very well attended. Perfect conditions.  Money raised for respective community centres.

If you want fresh air and great scenery, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY JANUARY 26*
Sunday 26th January 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers suffered a loss last night when they travelled to Kentville to take on the Valley Wildcats – final score 3-2. It was a rematch between the team after Crushers lost Thursday night's home game to the Wildcats by another close score of 5-4 . The Crushers won their Friday night game against the Yarmouth Mariners 4 to 2. Next action for the team will see a pair of home games: this Wednesday against the Dieppe Commandos, then Thursday they take on the Woodstock Slammers. Both games at the Wellness Centre with 7pm puck drop.

Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action, the Leafs overcame a 5-2 second period deficit by exploding for six unanswered markers in the last half of the game to trim the Rangers 8-5. Elana MacDougall paced the Leafs with three goals  while Jennifer MacDonald, Gina Markie, Dawn MacKay, Amy Cameron and Sheri Palmer  took care of the rest of the Leaf offensive attack. The leafs were led by Jana Cleary's two goal effort followed by one goal efforts off the sticks of  Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan and Debbie MacLean.

Three games scheduled today in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league – The first game at 5:20 Whiteys Vikings are up against Thistle Bar. 6:50 will see Dewtie's Excavating take on Nat Pro Gas, and at 8:20 it's Connors vs. Can-Connect. All games at the Stellarton Rink.

The Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament wraps up today at West Pictou Consolidated, who hosted the 11 team tourney. Today's remaining games take place at : 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Other Games this weekend include: The Junior B Scotians play in Trenton today against the Bulldogs, and Pictou County Scotians play the Strait Pirates tonight at 7:30. The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play a doubleheader against the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg. Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers are taking part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers travel to Windsor today for a game against West Hants.

In Atlantic university hockey action at St FX Friday night, the St. Mary's Huskies defeated the hometeam in overtime. X led 3-0 after 2 periods, but the Halifax team turned it around, scoring 3 goals in the third period. Stephen Johnston scored unassisted during the shoot-out to give St Mary's the win with a score of 4 to 3.

If you want fresh air and great scenery, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca I'm Natalie Gordon and that's local sports


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, JANUARY 25* UPDATE
Saturday 25th January 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers put a halt to their losing streak last night in Yarmouth against the Mariners, with a 4-2 win led by Brandon Parsons with 2 goals and one assist. Jordan McInnis put away one goal, plus three assists, while Evan Carmody also contributed a single marker. The Crushers head to the Valley today for a rematch of last Thursday night's game against the Wildcats, which the Crushers lost 5-4 . Catch all of the action from Kentville on ECFM with Michael Petter, starting at 7:15pm with the pregame show.

Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action, the Leafs overcame a 5-2 second period deficit by exploding for six unanswered markers in the last half of the game to trim the Rangers 8-5. Elana MacDougall paced the Leafs with three goals  while Jennifer MacDonald, Gina Markie, Dawn MacKay, Amy Cameron and Sheri Palmer  took care of the rest of the Leaf offensive attack. The leafs were led by Jana Cleary's two goal effort followed by one goal efforts off the sticks of  Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan and Debbie MacLean.

Two huge-scoring games played in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league – The first game saw Whiteys Vikings overcome the Pictou Landing Falcons 15 to 9. Three Vikings came away with hat-tricks: Dennis Fanning, Kylie MacLellan and Faber MacKie. Aaron Prosper also pulled off a hat-trick for the Falcons. In the second game, Dewtie's Excavating beat the Thistle Bar 8 to 5, with 2 goals apiece from Kylie Patchett, Mike Ferguson and Mark Coldwell for Dewtie's.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. There are lots of games &the full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Other Games this weekend include: The Junior B Scotians play in Trenton Sunday against the Bulldogs. The Pictou County Scotians face Antigonish tonight at 6:30 in Trenton, then play the Strait Pirates Sunday night at 7:30. The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play a doubleheader against possible playoff opponents the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg. Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers play two games today at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

Basketball fans might consider heading to Antigonish this weekend, when both male and female teams from Memorial University in Newfoundland visit St.FXU. Tonight has a 6pm game getting underway with the X-Women, followed by the X-men at 8pm. Tomorrow, the Women play the Newfoundland team again at 11am, and the Men play their second match at 1 pm. All games at the Oland Centre on campus. An additional note from St. FX athletics is that the X-Women hockey game originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25th at Mount Allison has been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 9th at 4:45 pm due to a scheduling conflict with the Sackville Arena.

In Atlantic university hockey action at St FX last night, the St. Mary's Huskies defeated the hometeam in overtime. X led 3-0 after 2 periods, but the Halifax team turned it around, scoring 3 goals in the third period. Stephen Johnston scored unassisted during the shoot-out to give St Mary's the win with a score of 4 to 3.

If you want fresh air and great scenery, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LEADERS SUMMIT AT ST. FXU THIS WEEKEND
Friday 24th January 2014

The co-chair of the inaugural St. Francis Xavier University leaders summit says officials hope it will become an annual event. The event will take place this weekend at the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership in Antigonish. Centre executive director Mary Coyle says Mount Allison, Acadia and Bishop's universities will also be represented by students picked from every walk of campus life. Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury and Olympic coach Debbie Muir will deliver the keynote address.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 24 *UPDATE*
Friday 24th January 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers season-long losing streak has reached five games after a 5-4 loss to the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Center last night. The Crushers never lead, although came back from deficits three times to tie the game until a shot by Brady Atwater snuck past the outstretched toe of Brandon Thibeau to score the game winner. Nick Parker continues to lead the way for the Crushers, with a three point night, two goals and an assist. The Crushers will be in Yarmouth tonight for a game in the Fishtank against the Mariners, before heading to the Valley tomorrow for a rematch of last night's game. Tonight's game will not be on East Coast FM, but you can catch all of the action from Kentville tomorrow night with Michael Petter, starting at 7:15pm with the pregame show.

Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs overcame a 5-2 second period deficit by exploding for six unanswered markers in the last half of the game to trim the Rangers 8-5. Elana MacDougall paced the Leafs with three goals  while Jennifer MacDonald, Gina Markie, Dawn MacKay, Amy Cameron and Sheri Palmer  took care of the rest of the Leaf offensive attack. The leafs were led by Jana Cleary's two goal effort followed by one goal efforts off the sticks of  Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan and Debbie MacLean.

Two huge-scoring games played last night in Thorburn in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league – The first game saw Whiteys Vikings overcome the Pictou Landing Falcons 15 to 9. Three Vikings came away with hat-tricks: Dennis Fanning, Kylie MacLellan and Faber MacKie. Aaron Prosper also pulled off a hat-trick for the Falcons. In the second game, Dewtie's Excavating beat the Thistle Bar 8 to 5, with 2 goals apiece from Kylie Patchett, Mike Ferguson and Mark Coldwell for Dewtie's.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. The full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Other Games this weekend include: The Junior B Scotians play in Trenton Sunday against the Bulldogs. The Pictou County Scotians face Antigonish tomorrow evening at 6:30 in Trenton, then play the Strait Pirates Sunday night at 7:30. The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play a doubleheader against possible playoff opponents the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg. Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers play two games tomorrow at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 23
Thursday 23rd January 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers are looking to change their fortunes tonight at the Wellness Centre. They hope to halt their four game losing streak with a win against the Valley Wildcats. And it's looking good on that front, as they have won all three previous games this season against Valley. Michael Petter will preview tonight's contest as part of Slapshot, live from the Wellness Centre tonight at 6 here on East Coast FM.

Fourteen athletes From the Pictou County Athletics team participated in Athletics Nova Scotia's first indoor meet of the season in Halifax and Truro this past weekend, and did very well. Olivia Pretty was 1st in the 60m, Lauren Quann was 1st in the High Jump and 2nd in the 1500m, Erin Washburn was 2nd in the 600m and 3rd in the 300m, Tatum McLean was tops at Shot Put and Weight Throw, and Madison Murray was 1st at the 600m in her age group. On the boys' side, Ethan MacDonald was first in the 1200m and 3000m, Kaelan Schmidt placed 1st in the High Jump and Triple Jump, Scott Langille was first in the 1000m and third in the 3000m. Peter Corbin came second in that same 3000m race. Aldo Orsi, Michael Langille, Mack Moraze, Dakota Garneau, Brady Walsh and Alyssa MacNeil all placed in the top 8.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. The full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Curlers are coming from far and wide to take part in the annual Ship Hector Bonspiel starting Friday. Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton is hosting this year, but all clubs in the county including New Glasgow, Pictou and Westville will hold matches through the weekend. Best of luck to all and HURRY HARD!

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 22
Wednesday 22nd January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had a win and a loss on the weekend. On Friday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the local squad faced off against the TASA Ducks. After a scoreless first period, the Ducks opened the scoring in the second, with a power play goal. The Selects replied with a power play goal from KJ Emery, assisted by Lindsey MacDonald, to tie it up going into the third. The Ducks then scored at the 1:34 mark to end the game with a 2-1 loss for the Selects. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County was victorious over the Halifax Hawks. Both teams waited until the third period to score, with the Hawks finding the back of the Selects’ net first and then the local girls responding with five unanswered goals for a final score of 5-1. Scoring were Eva Wornell, Jenna Hickey, MacKenzie Ells, Lindsey MacDonald and KJ Emery. Helpers went to Mariah Linehan (2), Jenna Reid and Emily Hayes. The Selects are in third place in the provincial female Pee Wee AA league.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had a very busy week-end with three league games against the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crushers came away with 5 points, two wins and a tie. The first game in Antigonish on Saturday ended in a 3-3 draw. Scoring for the Crushers was Covey Cameron, Joseph Mason and Dawson MacDonald. Cameron MacKinnon picked up an assist. Both teams travelled back to the Pictou County Wellness Center for a second game later that day. The Crushers dominated the Bulldogs in the second game, winning 9-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Mason (4), Cameron (3), and Gabe Paquet (2). Assists went to MacKinnon(4), Cale MacLaughlin (3), Camden Kelly (2), Cale Archibald (2), Calvin Denny and Cameron. The Bulldogs returned on Sunday, but the Crushers played as a team and earned another two points with a final score of 4-0. Goalies Michael Law and Jacob Fraser shared the shut-out. MacDonald, Ian Reynolds, Myles Farnsworth and Paquet scored for the Crushers. Farnsworth, Tanner Steele, Archibald, Cameron Young and Reynolds recorded assists. Brent Chapman and Willem Fraser assisted with strong offense and defense. The Crushers play two games on Saturday at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

The North Nova Boys hockey team split the weekend games with a win and a loss. On Saturday at the Trenton Arena, the Gryphons defeated the SAERC Saints of Port Hawkesbury 4-2. SAERC opened the scoring early in the first but Kale Mason tied it up with 32 seconds left in the first to give the team momentum heading to the 2nd frame. Darryl Wheadon and Jacob Pentz combined on goals to open and close the second period with Pentz assisting Wheadons goal and Wheadon assisting Pentz's power play goal. SAERC scored midway through the third to make it close but Pentz from Wheadon scored in the empty net on the power play to take the game 4-2. Lukas MacDonald got the win in the net. On Sunday afternoon, the Gryphons travelled to Port Hood to face the Dalbrae Dragons. NNEC only found the back of the net once on a power play goal by Kirklin Murray assisted by Craig Murray as they were defeated 4-1. Joel MacLean faced many shots and took the loss for the Gryphons. The schools will break for exams before resuming their regular schedule in February.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Curlers are coming from far and wide to take part in the annual Ship Hector Bonspiel starting Friday. Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton is hosting this year, but all clubs in the county including New Glasgow, Pictou and Westville will hold matches through the weekend. Best of luck to all and HURRY HARD!

A shout out to David MacDonald and Ralph Graham both of whom competed this past weekend in the PEI Powerlifting competition.  David won gold in his weight class and was named best Special Olympics lifter. Ralph placed 2nd in his weight class and both Ralph and David lifted their personal bests in the squat event.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 21
Tuesday 21st January 2014

Weekend action for the Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers saw a split of road games.  First in Amherst the local team travelled to take on the always tough Cumberland Ramblers.  Late arrival of officials seemed to impact both teams as the game was tense at times and somewhat physical with the Crushers taking a total of 12 penalties to the Ramblers 8. On this day the Ramblers outscored the Crushers 3-2.  Crusher scorers on the day were Ian MacDonald with assists to Duncan Cameron and Luke Young from Blake Fraser. On Sunday afternoon the Pee Wee A’s travelled to Antigonish to take on the struggling Bulldogs and came away with a win in a much more disciplined outing. Goaltender Aiden Robinson held the fort to garner player of the game honors on this day.  Leading the Scoring in the 6-2 win were Ian MacDonald with a pair, Munro MacKay, Brody Bowering, Luke Young and Duncan Cameron. Assists were handed out to Bowering, Cameron (2), and Logan Decoste. Next action for the Pee Wee A team will be next weekend when they take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented.

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games this past week. On Thursday the boys travelled to Antigonish to play Dr. J.H. Gillis. The Nighthawks played a strong game but came out on the losing end with a score 5-2. Scoring for NRHS, Kyle Sutherland and Ben Morrissey. Assists to Brandon Livingstone, Brandon Bell and Luke MacDonald. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. On Saturday in Westville the Nighthawks had a 4-3 win against Amherst. Scoring for NRHS were Brandon Bell, Dallas MacDonald, Morgan Peters and Josh Langille. Assists to, Jordan Wheeler, Jeff Skinner, Evan Ferguson, Ben Morrissey and Dallas MacDonald. Brennan Snell was in nets. Due to high school exams, the NRHS Boys hockey team will not see a game again until Saturday February 1, game time, 6:00 pm at the Westville Arena versus Dalbrae. Admission, $4 for adults and $2 for students.

For the first time since November, the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are out of the national rankings. But the Truro Bearcats have moved in, taking 17th spot after defeating the Crushers on Saturday. Even though the team has suffered four straight losses, the Crushers still hold top spot in the MHL standings.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete.

Friday, January 24: 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25: 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26: 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 20
Monday 20th January 2014

The Crushers are were handed their fourth loss in a row Saturday night at the Rath Eastlink Community Center when they faced the Truro Bearcats. The final score: 5-2. This after a former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates last Thursday night when the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. The next action for the Crushers will be at home when they meet the Valley Wildcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, scheduled for Thursday night with a 7pm puck drop.

The Junior B Scotians were edged out 3-2 by the Valley Maple Leafs in Trenton Sunday. Lucas Eshelman and Keenan Lima scored for the Scotians, who will play a make up home and home series against the Bulldogs in Antigonish tomorrow night, then in Trenton next Sunday.

The Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA squad played 2 games over the weekend. The first game on Saturday matched the shorthanded Selects due to injuries and suspensions with the ProCresting Penguins with the Penguins winning 6-4. The Selects were lead by Amanda Dunning (New Glasgow) with 2 goals, Katie Pentz (Trenton) with a goal and assist and a goal by Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow). Assists went to Taylor Perry (Trenton), and affiliate Emma Boudreau (New Glasgow) with 2 assists. The second game of the weekend matched Northern Subway Selects with the  Metro Boston Pizza. Metro took a 3-1 lead but the Selects fought back hard in the 3rd period  to tie the game for a final of 3-3. The Selects were lead by captain Katie Marcott (Port Hood) with 2 goals and Emily Dorion (Antigonish) with a goal. Assists went to Rachelle Hinkley, (Inverness), Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Siena Forance (Inverness), and Taylor Perry(Trenton). Goalie Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) picked up her second tie of the year with league leading Metro BP.

The Weeks Major Midgets split a home and home series against Newbridge. Saturday night, the Weeks lost 7-5 after a Newbridge goal with 49 seconds left to break a tie, followed by an empty net goal. In Dartmouth Sunday, the Major Midgets got revenge with a 6-4 victory.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers dropped two over the weekend, a 4-1 loss to the Harbour Storm Saturday and a 7-3 defeat by the Dartmouth Whalers yesterday. The Major Bantam Crushers have six more games before the playoffs, and this weekend they play a doubleheader against possible playoff opponents the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg.

The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers played only one game this weekend. Sunday morning, the Crushers hosted the Western Valley Spartans at the Wellness Centre. The Spartans jumped out to a quick two goal lead and carried that score into the second period. Midway through the second, the Crushers scored on the powerplay when Ethan MacDonald won the draw, back to Lucas Leblanc for a slapshot that found the back of the net.   The Crushers were barely done celebrating when the Spartans scored to restore their two goal lead.   The Crushers scored another powerplay marker with only 28 seconds left in the second, when Ben MacDonald converted a passing play from Spencer Murray and Brycen MacDonald.  Once again, the Spartans struck right back, with only 5 seconds left in the second. The third period saw the Crushers score their third powerplay marker when Ben MacDonald scored his second of the game, assisted by Spencer Murray. The Crushers could not find the equalizer and Western Valley won the game by a final score of 4-3. Vaughan MacEachern played the complete game in goal and made several stellar saves.

The Northern Rebels hosted the Pictou Maripacs in Peewee B playoff action Friday night at the Wellness Centre. The Rebels skated away with a 5-0 win over the Maripacs. Scoring for The Rebels were Clark Robertson with two, while Cody LeBlanc, Ben Turnbull and Nicholas MacDonald had one a piece. Assists went to Robertson, LeBlanc, Nick MacInnis, Broden DeCoff  and Alex Ross. Ryan Royals posted his second shutout of the season.

In JV girls basketball, Northumberland Nighthawks took second place in the tournament they hosted over the weekend, falling 36-24 to Baddeck on Saturday afternoon. They entered the final with a pair of wins over North Colchester and Parrsboro.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY JANUARY 19*
Sunday 19th January 2014

The Crushers are were handed their fourth loss in a row last night at the Rath Eastlink Community Center when they faced the Truro Bearcats. The final score: 5-2. This after a former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates last Thursday night when the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. The next action for the Crushers will be at home when they meet the Valley Wildcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, scheduled for Thursday night with a 7pm puck drop.

In other hockey games last Thursday: a high-scoring match in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league when the Thistle Bar defeated Connors 11 to 6, led by hat tricks by Mitchell Watters and Greg Hatchett. In the second game, Whitey's Vikings beat Can-connect 6-2.

In the Leo Fahey Twilight League: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

Hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers are having a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Today's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B.

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers are in Cape Breton this weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers also busy this week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Last night, the St. FXU men's hockey team defeated St. Thomas University in a home game by a score of 4 to 2. The St. FXU's Women's hockey team is up against Mount Allison University today, that game takes place at 2pm at the Keating Centre in Antigonish.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, JANUARY 18*
Saturday 18th January 2014

A former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates Thursday night as the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. Bruce Hornbrook scored the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout to hand the Crushers their third loss in a row, while the Ramblers extended their winning streak to eight games. The Crushers needed to comeback to force overtime, as the Ramblers carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Nick Parker's team-leading 23rd goal tied the game with just under 10 minutes left. Mitchell Deruelle had a three point night, with a goal and two assists to lead the Crushers, while Ryan Caswell's hat trick led the way for the Rams. The next action for the Crushers will be at the Rath Eastlink Community Center when they play the Truro Bearcats tonight. Michael Petter will have all of the action, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45.

In other Thursday night hockey games: In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league, in a high-scoring game,The Thistle Bar defeated Connors 11 to 6, led by triple goal efforts by Mitchell Watters and Greg Hatchett. Then Whitey's Vikings beat Can-connect 6-2.

And in the Leo Fahey Twilight League: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had two games this past weekend. have a busy week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Other hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team has a home game today vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton this weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Basketball Association Club is looking to create a Mini Girls team to compete at provincials this year. Mini is defined as 11 or younger as of Oct 1st, 2013. Tryouts for the Mini Girls team is today from 1pm to 3pm at GR Saunders gym. Depending upon turnout, there may may be another tryout in the future. The tryout is open to all club members and non members. The team will be selected by a panel of coaches. Following tryouts and registration, there would be practices and seeding games leading up to the provincials at the end of March.

Tonight, the St. FXU men's hockey team plays St. Thomas University in a home game that gets underway at 7pm. The Women's hockey team is up against Mount Allison University at 2pm tomorrow, also at the Keating Centre.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 17
Friday 17th January 2014

A former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates last night as the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. Bruce Hornbrook scored the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout to hand the Crushers their third loss in a row, while the Ramblers extended their winning streak to eight games. The Crushers needed to comeback to force overtime, as the Ramblers carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Nick Parker's team-leading 23rd goal tied the game with just under 10 minutes left. Mitchell Deruelle had a three point night, with a goal and two assists to lead the Crushers, while Ryan Caswell's hat trick led the way for the Rams. The next action for the Crushers will be just on the other side of Mount Thom, when they visit the Rath Eastlink Community Center and the Truro Bearcats on Saturday. Michael Petter will have all of the action, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45.

Leo Fahey Twilight League last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had two games this past weekend. They travelled to Windsor to play West Hants and suffered a loss. They challenged Truro at home on Sunday with Truro coming out on top with a score of 5-2. Covey Cameron and Myles Farnsworth scored for the Crushers. The Atom AA’s have a busy week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Other hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team has a home game Saturday vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton on the weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Basketball Association Club is looking to create a Mini Girls team to compete at provincials this year. Mini is defined as 11 or younger as of Oct 1st, 2013. Tryouts for the Mini Girls team is Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at GR Saunders gym. Depending upon turnout, there may may be another tryout in the future. The tryout is open to all club members and non members. The team will be selected by a panel of coaches. Following tryouts and registration, there would be practices and seeding games leading up to the provincials at the end of March.

This weekend, the George McKeigan Memorial 8-Ball Tournament takes place at the Rack & Cue in New Glasgow, with all proceeds going to the McKeigan family. Registration gets underway at 10 am on Saturday, with a noon start. The cost is 10 dollars per person – for more information, contact Peter Borden at 755 2444, or call the Rack & Cue at 755 – 2444

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 16
Thursday 16th January 2014

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are looking to make it 4 and 1 for the season against the Ramblers... the Crushers play Amherst at the Wellness Centre tonight at 7pm. Michael Petter will preview tonight's game - including some new faces on the Crushers bench - on Slapshot, beginning at 6pm.

North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball squad hosted CEC Cougars last night, and the Cougars came out on top 53-42. Henry Munroe was top scorer for North Nova with 14. In the weeks ahead, both schools will duke out in a best of three series for the NSSAF regional title.

Hockey Action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team travels to Antigonish tonight to play Dr. J.H. Gillis, followed by a home game Saturday vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton on the weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

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TRENTON ALSO CONCERNED OVER REGIONAL ECONOMIC NETWORK DELAYS
Wednesday 15th January 2014

Municipalities in Pictou County are expressing concern over a lack of progress in the creation of a proposed Regional Economic Network. Last week it was a topic for conversation in the Pictou County Council meeting, and it was brought up again last night at Trenton Council in their monthly session. Trenton Mayor Glen MacKinnon says there does not seem to be any urgency from some of the eleven municipal units expected to be in the single REN as proposed by the province. The REN which is proposed to include all six units in Pictou County is also slated to hold Antigonish Town and County, Guysborough, the District of St. Mary's, and a portion of HRM. MacKinnon says the diversity of relative needs throughout such a wide region has been a stumbling block in the discussions for the creation of the REN. County Warden Ron Baillie indicated last week that Pictou County may look west instead of east, and possible discussions may be in place with Cumberland and Colchester Counties.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 15
Wednesday 15th January 2014

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travelled to Yarmouth to faceoff against the Mariners. Both games were close, but the Crushers fell just short losing 3-2 on Saturday and 1-0 on Sunday. Scoring for the Crushers were Cameron MacCallum from Bailey Fraser and Cameron MacGillivray and Parker Stewart from Austin Mason and Brayden Ross. Thomas Baudoux and Brennan McGuire  were in goal. The Crushers next see action with a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B.  Come out and support the team.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team did not have a successful weekend at the Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament in Westville this past weekend.  The team had a short bench with 5 players out of the line up for the weekend.  In their first game Friday morning against Antigonish, they were shut out 5-0. MVP for the game was Chris Brooker.  NNEC faced off against Dartmouth High on Friday evening and came away with a 4-2 loss.  Darryl Wheadon scored both goals for the Gryphons with Connor MacDougall adding two assists.  SIngle assists went to Jacob Pentz and Brandyn Benjamin.  MVP for the game was Wheadon.  Saturday morning, the Gryphons played Kings Edgehill and took another 5-0 loss.  Jacob Pentz was awarded the MVP honours.  The Gryphons next home game is Saturday, Jan 18th at the Trenton Arena against SAERC of Port Hawkesbury.  Game time is 6pm.  On Sunday, the NNEC squad travels to Port Hood for a 4pm game against the Dalbrae Dragons at the Al MacInnis Arena.

In Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League Action in Pictou, Nat Pro Gas edged Dewtie's Excavating 9-8.

In high school basketball, Dr. J. H. Gillis of Antigonish defeated North Nova 59-54 in a Monday night exhibition match. Top scorer for North Nova was Campbell DeMont with 24 points. The Gryphons host CEC tonight at 6pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 14
Tuesday 14th January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects took four of a possible six points this week with two wins and a loss in league play. The Selects travelled to Halifax on Wednesday night, beating the Halifax Hawks 2-0. Mariah Linehan and Madison Robertson scored, with assists from Emily Hayes, Jenna Reid and Lindsey MacDonald. Goaltender Victoria Dunn got the shut-out. On Saturday at the Hector Arena the local girls were victorious over the Dartmouth Whalers with a score of 4-0. KJ Emery opened the scoring, banging away at a rebound on the goalline, assisted by Jenna Hickey. Eva Wornell scored twice – her first shot hitting the post and ending up in the net and her second a shot from the slot. Shalyn Bona and Madison Robertson got the assists on both goals. Jenna Reid added the fourth goal for the Selects – a slapshot from the point that went in the low corner. Jenna Hickey and MacKenzie Ells recorded the assists. Victoria Dunn once again earned the shut-out, turning aside 11 shots from the Whalers, while the Selects had 33 shots during the game. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County faced off against the Valley Wild, outshooting their opponents 22-18, but falling short by one goal, with the Wild taking the game 2-1. Mariah Linehan scored the lone goal for the Selects – an unassisted power play slapshot from the point.

The NRHS Boys Hockey team wrapped up the weekend as hosts of the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament with two ties and a loss, narrowly missing the crossovers by one point. Game one against Dalbrae Academy resulted in a 1-1 tie. Brandon Bell scored the lone goal assisted by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Ben Morrissey was awarded player of the game. Game two against North East Kings was the Nighthawks only loss 2-1. Scoring for the  nighthawks was Josh Langille, assisted by Jethro Gunn. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. In game three the Nighthawks and Par En Bas game was an exciting 2-2 tie. Scoring for NRHS was Jordan Wheeler and Ben Morrissey, assisted by Josh Langille, Reed MacDonald, and Kyle Sutherland. Josh Langille was awarded player of the game. Dr. J.H. Gillis won the tournament, defeating last years tournament winners, Kings-Edgehill in double overtime. The All Star Team picks were: forwards: Issac Bridge from Kings Edgehill, Tristen D'entremont from Par from En Bas and Keegan Marcott from Dalbrae. Defense, Sam Gorman from Dr. J.H. Gillis and Josh Langille from Northumberland. Goalie, Bobby Dunphy from Dr. J.H. Gillis. The NRHS team would like to thank the community for their continued support throughout the tournament. Up next for the boys: the team travels to Antigonish, Thursday, January 16 playing against Dr. J.H. Gillis and a home game this Saturday, January 18 vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students.

Congratulations to the NRHS Subway athletes of the month. Female – Juliana Ali, Co – captain of the Varsity Girls Basketball team Juliana is a natural leader on the team, she shows outstanding work ethic at both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Male – Nick MacNeill one of the team captains for the Varsity Boys Basketball Team, he was a strong presence on the offensive end for the Nighthawks leading the team in scoring.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers showed they have what it takes to compete with the top teams in the province. They travelled to Antigonish to participate in the Bill Chisholm Memorial Tournament. Friday night the locals faced off against the Truro Bearcats, who were the eventual winners.  They battled hard but fell short 5-3. Scoring for the Crushers were Wayne Denny(2) and Spencer Creed with Connor MacLeod, Ben Callaghan and Luke MacLeod earning assists. Strong play by Zach Houston and Ryan Alexander limited scoring opportunities for the Bearcats. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. Denny was named player of the game. Saturday morning saw the Crushers defeat the Cape Breton West Screaming Eagles by a score of 4-1. Picking up goals were Callaghan, Blake Kontuk, Joseph McCarron and Brayden MacDonald.  Kade Mason, C. MacLeod, L. MacLeod, Nole Chapman, MacDonald, Denny, and Cole Green picked up assists.  Connor Boudreau and Colin MacGillivary were solid on defense. Brayden LeBlanc earned the win.  Brayden MacDonald was chosen player of the game. In game three the squad faced a tough Acadia team and came out on the losing end 4-0.  Walker and LeBlanc shared net minding duties. Luke MacLeod was named player of the game. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to Cape Breton to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament. Go Crushers go!!

Local action in the Fundy/Highland Peewee A league saw the local Crusher squad skate away with 3 of a possible 4 points this past weekend.  On Saturday the visiting Cumberland Ramblers brought a strong work ethic and a desire to win to the Wellness Centre and only last minute heroics from the hands of Evan Shea with 30 seconds on the clock salvaged the tie for the Crushers. It was a tense battle from the outset with the Cumberland team feeling no ill effects from having played a home game earlier in the day then travelling to New Glasgow.  Other scorers for the Crushers were Munro Mackay and Brody Bowering with assists  going to Luke Young (2), Thomas Devine and Ben MacGillvary. In Sunday’s match the Crushers travelled to Brookfield yet again and seemed to learn from their uninspired performance the previous day as they doubled up on the always tough Elks 6-3. Leading the Crushers  on the day were Bailey Pye from the point with a pair of wicked shots, rounding out the balanced attack scoring singles were Duncan Cameron, Luke Young, Munro Mackay and Shea.  Adding helpers were Ian MacDonald, Thomas Devine, Bowering, Munro Mackay and Shea.

Pictou County Ultimate's competitive team, Brown Sauce, competed in the C4P Indoor Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Halifax over the weekend. This was the first tournament appearance for the team and they finished with an overall record of 2-5, placing 22nd in the tournament and 6th in their division. The team was also awarded the tournaments Spirit Award for sportsmanship and demonstrating the Spirit of the Game both on and off the court.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 13 *UPDATED*
Monday 13th January 2014

The Weeks Jr. A Crushers lost their game Saturday night in Summerside against the Western Capitals. Final score 3-0. The Crushers will next play the Amherst Ramblers on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with puck drop at 7pm, and then a roadgame on Saturday to play the Truro Bearcats. In regular season play, the Crushers now stand at 23 wins and 6 losses, with four of the losses in shoot-outs.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects took four of a possible six points this week with two wins and a loss in league play. The Selects travelled to Halifax on Wednesday night, beating the Halifax Hawks 2-0. Mariah Linehan and Madison Robertson scored, with assists from Emily Hayes, Jenna Reid and Lindsey MacDonald. Goaltender Victoria Dunn got the shut-out. On Saturday at the Hector Arena the local girls were victorious over the Dartmouth Whalers with a score of 4-0. KJ Emery opened the scoring, banging away at a rebound on the goalline, assisted by Jenna Hickey. Eva Wornell scored twice – her first shot hitting the post and ending up in the net and her second a shot from the slot. Shalyn Bona and Madison Robertson got the assists on both goals. Jenna Reid added the fourth goal for the Selects – a slapshot from the point that went in the low corner. Jenna Hickey and MacKenzie Ells recorded the assists. Victoria Dunn once again earned the shut-out, turning aside 11 shots from the Whalers, while the Selects had 33 shots during the game. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County faced off against the Valley Wild, outshooting their opponents 22-18, but falling short by one goal, with the Wild taking the game 2-1. Mariah Linehan scored the lone goal for the Selects – an unassisted power play slapshot from the point.

The NRHS Boys Hockey team wrapped up the weekend as hosts of the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament with two ties and a loss, narrowly missing the crossovers by one point. Game one against Dalbrae Academy resulted in a 1-1 tie. Brandon Bell scored the lone goal assisted by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Ben Morrissey was awarded player of the game. Game two against North East Kings was the Nighthawks only loss 2-1. Scoring for the  nighthawks was Josh Langille, assisted by Jethro Gunn. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. In game three the Nighthawks and Par En Bas game was an exciting 2-2 tie. Scoring for NRHS was Jordan Wheeler and Ben Morrissey, assisted by Josh Langille, Reed MacDonald, and Kyle Sutherland. Josh Langille was awarded player of the game. Dr. J.H. Gillis won the tournament, defeating last years tournament winners, Kings-Edgehill in double overtime. The All Star Team picks were: forwards: Issac Bridge from Kings Edgehill, Tristen D'entremont from Par from En Bas and Keegan Marcott from Dalbrae. Defense, Sam Gorman from Dr. J.H. Gillis and Josh Langille from Northumberland. Goalie, Bobby Dunphy from Dr. J.H. Gillis. The NRHS team would like to thank the community for their continued support throughout the tournament. Up next for the boys: the team travels to Antigonish, Thursday, January 16 playing against Dr. J.H. Gillis and a home game this Saturday, January 18 vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students.

In Female Midget AAA Hockey, the Northern Subway Selects tied league-leading Metro Boston Pizza Saturday. The teams were scoreless after 2 periods then MBP scored with 9:31 remaining in the 3rd. The Selects captain Katie Marcott tied the game on the power play with 6:51 remaining in the 3rd. Strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara stopping 29 of 30 shots kept the game tied. It was a great return for McNamara after being on the sidelines for over 2 months with a concussion. The second game of the home and home series was a penalty filled contest with the score favouring Metro Boston Pizza 3-1 over Northern Subway Storm. The game was penalty filled with several major penalties being called. The Selects lost 3 players to injuries in the game with 2 coming from major penalties from MBP. The game was called off after the injury at 5:35 remaining in the 3rd period. Selects continue play next weekend, facing the ProCresting Penguins Saturday afternoon @ 3:30 pm at the Wellness Center, then traveling to the HRM to play Metro Boston Pizza Sunday morning.

The Subway Midget Selects split their weekend with the Nova Ice team from Cumberland County.  On Saturday the Selects travelled to Parrsboro and were defeated 3-1.  The Selects played the majority of the game short handed and goaltender Brittany Duff made several key saves.  Scoring for the Selects was Brae Henderson, assisted by Tori McCuish and Lindsay Feit. On Sunday, the Selects hosted at the Trenton Arena. In front of a large crowd, the game was end to end and scoreless.  On the power play, with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the third, Lindsay Cheek made a pass from behind the net to Lindsay Feit who scored the only goal to secure a 1-0 win.  Kara Mason earned top spot as goalie, making numerous notable saves and gaining a hard fought shut out. The Selects are currently leading the North Conference and will travel to the Sweetheart Tournament in February.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians lost a close match 4-3 against the Antigonish Bulldogs in Trenton. Mason Verge scored a pair of goals, with a single from Craig Matheson. The Scotians face Glace Bay in Cape Breton on Saturday night, then play at home against the Valley Maple Leafs Sunday night.

The Weeks Major Midgets were 1-3 over the weekend, missing out on the quarterfinals at the East Coast Ice Jam. Thursday, the Midgets lost 4-1 to Saint John, and on Friday fell to the Central Icepak 6-4. The second Friday match was an improvement, 7-1 against the St. John's Privateers. But on Saturday, they dropped a close 2-1 contest against the Halifax McDonalds, who eventually won the tournament. Lucas Sangster was named to the second all star team as a defenceman.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers also got as far as the round of 16 before elimination at the Ice Jam. In their first game the team was shut out by the Harbour Storm 5-0. Thursday the Crushers defeated Mid Isle Matrix 4-2. Friday morning was a loss 5-1 to a team from the Acadian Peninsula, then in the round of 16 were again stopped by the Harbour Storm 4-0. In league action Saturday, the Crushers will again face the Harbour Storm.

Basketball: The Panther Challenge was played this weekend, and the New Glasgow Junior High girls squad was off to a strong start. The girls won their first four games, and in the final the Panthers played Oceanview, another 4-0 team. Something had to give, unfortunately it was the Panthers, as they lost 58-31. Coach Andy MacKay says the goal is to win Division 1 provincials, and the young team is coming together well.

The North Nova Varsity boys team went undefeated at the Central Kings Basketball Festival over the weekend, beating Antigonish East in the final 74-52. It's the first tournament win for the Gryphons in two years, and their final road trip for the season. Tonight, the Gryphons host Dr. J H Gillis of Antigonish at the North Nova Gym at 6pm. Come on out and take in the action.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY, JANUARY 12*
Sunday 12th January 2014

The Weeks Jr. A Crushers lost their game last night in Summerside against the Western Capitals. Final score 3-0. The Crushers will next play the Amherst Ramblers on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with puck drop at 7pm, and then a roadgame on Saturday to play the Truro Bearcats. In regular season play, the Crushers now stand at 23 wins and 6 losses, with four of the losses in shoot-outs.

In Female Midget AAA Hockey, the Northern Subway Selects tied league-leading Metro Boston Pizza yesterday. The teams were scoreless after 2 periods then MBP scored with 9:31 remaining in the 3rd. The Selects captain Katie Marcott tied the game on the power play with 6:51 remaining in the 3rd. Strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara stopping 29 of 30 shots kept the game tied. It was a great return for McNamara after being on the sidelines for over 2 months with a concussion. The teams are meeting on the ice now at BMO Centre in Bedford – game got underway at 11:30 this morning – the 2 games are part of the East Coast Ice Jam Major Midget and Major Bantam Tournament.

Three games coming up today in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League games: Whitey's Vikings vs. the Thistle Bar at 5:25, Dewtie's Excavating takes on the Pictou Landing Falcons at 6:50, and the last game at 8:30 will see Connors go up against Nat Pro Gas. All games at the Stellarton Rink.

In university hockey: Both the X-men and women came out on top this weekend. Friday night at the Keating Centre in Antigonish the women's team defeated the St. Thomas University Tommies 4 to 3, and Saturday night also in a homegame, the X-men edged the viisiting Acadia Axemen 2-1.

The New Glasgow Junior High Girls Basketball team is hosting the 8th Annual Panther Challenge this weekend. This will be the last year for New Glasgow Junior High, and the girls are looking forward to hosting one of the biggest junior high tournaments in the Maritimes. 16 teams from Nova Scotia and PEI will take part. Games began yesterday and run through Sunday at both the North Nova and NSCC gymnasiums. Come on out and be part of the fun!

Also this weekend, The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team hosted the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Hockey tournament. It wraps up with the championship game today at 1:15pm.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Winter Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin January 15th and run for 8 weeks. Lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. To Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 9
Thursday 9th January 2014

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had a home at home series with the Antigonish Bulldogs. On Saturday the Crushers lost 6-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Christian MacLeod from Brayden Ross and Kyle Walsh. Thomas Baudoux was between the pipes and faced 43 shots. On Sunday, the Crushers travelled to Antigonish and were defeated 8-0. Brennan McGuire was in goal and faced 69 shots. The Crushers will travel to Yarmouth this weekend to faceoff against the Mariners.

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are looking to extend their winning streak to seven games tonight when they face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm. Michael Petter will preview tonight's match-up, as well as leagues around the province on tonight's edition of Slapshot, right here on East Coast FM at 6pm.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team will be hosting the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Hockey tournament this weekend. The Nighthawks play Friday at 10:45 am and 7:45 following the 7:30 opening ceremonies, then again Saturday at 1:30. This is an eight team tournament featuring high school boys hockey teams from across the province. The full schedule is in the round-up online at ecfm.ca.

Schedule:

Friday

9:00 am North Nova vs J.H. Gillis

10:45 am Northumberland vs Dalbrae

12:30 pm Kings-Edgehill vs Dartmouth

2:15 pm Par-En-Bas vs North East Kings

4:00 pm J.H. Gillis vs Kings-Edgehill

5:45 pm Dartmouth vs North Nova

7:30 pm Opening Ceremonies

7:45 pm North East Kings vs Northumberland

9:30 pm Dalbrae vs Par-En-Bas

Saturday

10:00 am Kings-Edgehill vs North Nova

11:45 am Dalbrae vs North East Kings

1:30 pm Par-En-Bas vs Northumberland

3:15 pm Dartmouth vs J.H. Gillis

6:15 pm 2nd place Div A vs 1st place Div B

8:00 pm 2nd place Div B vs 1st place Div A

Sunday

1:15 pm Championship Game - Team with most points after round robin games will be home team for championship.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Winter Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin January 15th and run for 8 weeks. Lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. To Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301

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FEDERAL PRISON FOR MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO SEX ASSAULT OF A MINOR
Tuesday 7th January 2014

An Antigonish man will spend the next two years in prison on a charge of sexual assault of a minor after being sentenced Tuesday in Pictou. Terry Leonard George Fitzgerald was sentenced in a decision handed down by Judge Del Atwood following submissions last month from the Crown and Defense. Atwood delayed his decision over the Christmas Break to go over some previous cases which set relevant precedents. Fitzgerald had sexual intercourse with a fourteen year old girl, whose name is banned from publication to protect her privacy, in October 2012 while he was living in Stellarton. One issue of contention at the sentencing was whether the case amounted to a breach of trust because it took place in Fitzgerald's home, which Judge Atwood concluded it was not. Following the two year prison sentence, Fitzgerald will spend an additional 18 months on probation, and will also spend 20 years on the national Sex Offender Information Registry.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 6
Monday 6th January 2014

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers resumed their season Saturday night at the Wellness Centre, as the team faced the Lumberjacks. The Crushers came out on top with a 5-3 score. Stephen MacInnis led the charge with two goals and an assist. The other 3 Crusher goals came from Nick Parker, Mitchelle Deruelle and Garrett Lamjbke. Next game is also at the Wellness Centre, when the Crushers meet the Yarmouth Mariners Thursday night. Puck drop is 7 pm.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects won gold at the 9th Annual DQ Female Hockey tournament this past weekend in New Brunswick. The Atom Selects went undefeated with 4 wins and a tie throughout the tournament. In the Championship game the Atoms defeated River Valley, NB 3-1 whom they tied 3-3 in earlier round robin play. Keighan DeCoff tied the game late in the first, then Allie Hood scored the game winner with Taylor Long scoring an insurance goal to seal the win. In the final game all Select players contributed to winning their third tournament win of the season. Congratulations to the Coaches and players.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Selects were ousted early from the 9th Annual West Kent Female Hockey tourney in New Brunswick this past weekend. Despite a good performance the Selects managed a 1-2 record, defeating Moncton 2-1 while losing to TASA 2-0 and East Prince 3-2. In game one the Subways took on the TASA Ducks. The Selects outshot the Ducks but gave a up the first goal of the game with just three minutes to go in the final period. The Selects pulled their netminder in favour of an extra attacker and despite several good chances, were unable to score and gave up an empty net goal with 14 seconds remaining. Camryn Halliday was named player of the game while Jenna Landry took the loss between the pipes. In the second game, the Selects continued where they left off, dominating play against the Moncton Stars. The Selects scored early in the second period on a blast from the point by Sophia Wornell. Halliday and Taylor MacKenzie had helpers on the play. Patti Anne Tracey gave the Selects a 2-0 lead late in the middle period. The Stars got one back before the end of the game but the Selects took the victory. Landry, who was stellar in goal, was named Player of the Game. In the third game the Subways took on the Mid-Isle Wildcats. Halliday opened the scoring midway through the second period on a pass from Wornell to put the Pictou squad up 1-0. The Wildcats tied the game four minutes later. Tracey gave the Selects a one goal lead on a nice pass from Caitlyn Taylor early in the third. The Wildcats tied things up at 2 with four minutes to play and then scored the winner with just under two minutes to play in the game. The Selects pulled their netminder yet again, and while coming close, hitting two goalposts in the final seconds, it was not enough. Taylor was named player of the game. The Selects return to Provincial League action this week when they travel to Cole Harbour on Wednesday, Sackville on Saturday, then host Valley Wild in Pictou on Sunday.

On the weekend, at the Wellness Centre, the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers hosted the league leader, the Acadia Axemen.  Saturday saw the Crushers fall to the Axemen 6-1. Scoring the lone goal for the Crushers was Brayden MacDonald assisted by Cole Green and Connor Boudreau. Brayden LeBlanc was solid in net. On Sunday the Axemen skated to a 8-2 victory. Spencer Creed and Kade Mason scored with Wayne Denny(2) and Connor MacLeod earning assists. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to Antigonish to participate in the Bill Chisholm Memorial Tournament.

The North Nova Gryphons swept the Dr. JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish this weekend with wins at home and away.  On Thursday, the Gryphons met the Royals at the Keating Millenium Centre in Antigonish and came away with a 2-0 win. Lukas MacDonald backstopped the Gryphons for the shut out.  Goals were scored by Luke Grant assisted by Tyler Baird and Colin Holmes while  Ryan MacDonald added an unassisted marker.  Friday's game in Trenton was postponed until Saturday due to weather conditions.  Tyler Baird and Jacob Pentz put the NNEC squad up by two before the Royals scored on the power play late in the first to cut the lead to one.  ANtigonish opened the second frame to tie the game but Cody Haas put the Gryphons ahead and Jacob Pentz socred with a minute remaining in the 2nd to go up by 2 once again.  Antigonish scored a short handed goal with 2 minutes remaining in the third but Ryan MacDonald scored 20 seconds later on the power play to seal the victory at 5-3.  Joel MacLean played a strong game in the net.  Assists in the game went to Connor MacDougall, Haas, Darryl Wheadon (2), Kirklin Murray(2), and Carson Dunbar.  Over the Christmas break, the Gryphons participated in the Citadel High Christmas Classic.While they didn't win any games, they played well against some great competition.  In a 3-1 loss to Fredericton High School Black Kats, Jacob Pentz scored on a set up from Tyler Baird while Ryan MacDonald was named MVP.  The second game was a 3-2 loss to the Sackville High Kingfishers.  Kale Mason and Carson Dunbar scored with Darryl Wheadon, Jacob Pentz, Kirklin Murray, Ethan Snell, and Ryan Chabassol contributing helpers.  Game MVP was Cody Haas. THe 3rd game was a 6-1 loss to the CP Allen Cheetahs.  Jacob Pentz scored a short handed goal assisted by Kirklin Murray.  Game MVP was netminder Joel MacLean.  This weekend the Gryphons take part in the Danny Dorrington Memorial tournament in Westville hosted by the NRHS Nighthawks.

Three games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League played in Stellarton Sunday: Mark Fanning got the shutout as Connors defeated Pictou Landing Falcons 8-0, then Thistle Bar doubled Dewtie's Excavating 8-4, and Whitey's Vikings got past Can-Connect 7-2.

Pictou County Athletics will have a 13+ age group team registration on Wednesday night at the YMCA, from 7pm to 8pm. Any athletes interested in track programs (running, jumping, throwing) are encouraged to sign up. Also, athletes wishing to maintain or increase fitness levels for other sports would benefit from this program. For further information, please contact manager Kim Quann at davequann@eastlink.ca or coach Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com

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104 CLOSURE CONTINUES
Saturday 4th January 2014

Highway 104 remains closed between Havre Boucher and Tracadie after tractor trailers crashed last night. The shutdown is between exit 37 and 38. Antigonish RCMP have no word on when the road will re-open, I will update through this morning. And an additional note to drivers – the roads are plowed but there is ice under the snow in many areas. Exercise extreme caution while driving.


HIGHWAY 104 CLOSED IN ANTIGONISH AREA
Friday 3rd January 2014

Highway 104 has been closed between Exits 31 and 35 in the James River to Antigonish area, because of the storm conditions currently in place. RCMP across the province have been advising motorists to stay off of the roads throughout much of the afternoon due to deteriorating conditions and reduced visibility. This road closure is affecting traffic in both directions. Roads throughout the county and all across the province are being impacted by the storm which includes snowfall and heavy winds creating whiteout, or near whiteout conditions. If you do have to be out on the roads, proceed with extreme caution and allow for plenty of extra time to get to your destination.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 2
Thursday 2nd January 2014

The North Nova boys hockey team resumes regular league action this week with two games on the schedule. The Gryphons head to Antigonish tonight to meet with the Dr JH Gillis Royals at the Antigonish Arena. Game time is 7pm. Tomorrow night at the Trenton Arena, the Gryphons host the Royals for a make up game that was cancelled due to bad weather before Christmas. Game time is 8:30. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects are looking for their third tournament win this weekend at the DQ Invitational in Moncton. Their first game is 10 a.m. Friday with the tournament wrapping up on Sunday. Best of luck!

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This tournament will take place is next weekend, January 10-12. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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DAVE GUNNING WINS HNIC SONGQUEST
Thursday 2nd January 2014

The Pictou County Voting Machine has won again. As part of the Winter Hockey Classic coverage, CBC announced Dave Gunning's song, A Game Going On was the winner of Songquest. A Game Going On will be played in its entirety on CBC, as part of the opening to a future showing of Hockey Night in Canada. Dave will also get the chance to perform the song live in Lloydminster for Hockey Day in Canada on January 16. Dave co-wrote the song with David Francey during the NHL lockout last year. Northern Nova Scotia, in fact, took two of the top three places: Francis Arsenault of Antigonish finished 3rd in the voting.


GAME GOING ON WINS!!!
Wednesday 1st January 2014

The Pictou County Voting Machine has struck again. As part of the Winter Hockey Classic coverage, CBC announced the winner of Songquest. Dave Gunning's song, A Game Going On, took first place, and helped give northern Nova Scotia two of the top three places. A Game Going On will be played in its entirety on CBC, as part of the opening to a future showing of Hockey Night in Canada. Dave will also get the chance to perform the song live in Lloydminster for Hockey Day in Canada on January 16. Dave co-wrote the song with David Francey during the NHL lockout last year. Francis Arsenalut of Antigonish finished 3rd in the voting.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 1
Wednesday 1st January 2014

The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers captured the gold medal at the Westville Christmas Tournament Monday defeating the host Westville Miner Midget A's in a rematch of their opening game of the tournament. The Crusher Crew took the hard fought battle 3-2. Eric Croucher opened the scoring early in the first period scoring at just 37 seconds into the first period after being sprung on a breakaway by Noah Delorey. Hayden Boutlier added the Crushers second goal less than a minute later on a feed from Cale McCarron to put the Midgets up 2-0 through the first period. The Miners were not ready to give in and got to within one goal scoring early in the second, but Boutlier widened the gap with what proved to be the game winner late in period 2 with an unassisted goal to put the Crushers up 3-2. Westville scored with 6 minutes remaining in the third and kept coming but the MacLeod Lorway Midgets stymied the attack, with Kieran MacGillivary standing tall in the nets to record the win. MVP in the gold medal game went to Hayden Boutlier with 2 goals and MSP was awarded to Corey Niven. The tournament started of on a shaky note for the Crushers, taking an opening game loss to Westville 2-0. MVP went to Kieran MacGillvary for an outstanding game even in the loss and MSP went to Matt MacLean.  The Crew refocused for game 2 and started their run for the gold. In their second game the Crushers defeated Pictou Maripacs 3-2. In a great game of end to end play the markers for the MacLeod Lorway squad went to Boutlier, Bailey Campbell and Cale McCarron with assists coming from Campbell, Croucher (2) and Niven. Game MVP went to Cale McCarron and Jacob MacIssac was awarded MSP. The next game had the Crushers riding a new wave of confidence in their execution of the game skating to a 6-0 win over the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crusher Crew took control from the opening face off Justin Walsh scored 2, Boutlier 2 and Delorey 2. Assists went to Boutlier (2), Croucher (2), Matt MacLean, Campbell and McCarron. MVP went to Boutlier and Justin Hill was awarded MSP. The Crushers start the New Year schedule against the first placed Truro Friday January 3rd.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects are looking for their third tournament win this weekend at the DQ Invitational in Moncton. Their first game is 10 a.m. Friday with the tournament wrapping up on Sunday. Best of luck!

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 23
Monday 23rd December 2013

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a great start to their playoffs with a pair of wins this weekend. On Friday Night in the Wellness Centre, the Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 3-0. Goals were scored by Clark Robertson, Nick Rogerson and Sam DeCoff. Assists went to Cody LeBlanc with two while Madison Bond, Ben Turnbull and Broden DeCoff had one. Jack Finley posted his first career shutout. On Saturday, the Rebels travelled to Debert and came away with a 4-3 win over the Cobras. Goal scorers were Madison Bond, Nick MacInnis and Clark Robertson with two. Max MacKinnon had an assist. The Rebels take a break from playoff action to compete in the Westville Miners annual Christmas tournament.

The Weeks Major Midgets played one game on the weekend, a 7-1 victory over the Cape Breton West Islanders. Sunday's game against Halifax was cancelled due to the weather.

Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers picked up two wins in their last three games. The Crushers defeated Antigonish 5-1, and defeated Brookfield 9-2. In a makeup game last week, Truro shut out the Crushers 2-0.

New Glasgow's Derrick Walser will once again be wearing a Team Canada jersey over the week between Christmas and New Years. The roster for Team Canada for the 2013 Spengler Cup was announced yesterday, and Walser is one of seven returnees from the 2012 team that took home the championship. Walser was one of the top defensemen for Team Canada last year, playing significant minutes, including the top penalty kill unit. The Spengler Cup matches some of the best Canadians playing hockey in Europe against club teams from Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, and this year includes the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The tournament begins Boxing Day, and runs until New Years Eve.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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N.G. LAWYER NAMED NEW CHIEF CROWN ATTORNEY FOR CENTRAL N.S.
Saturday 21st December 2013

There is a new chief Crown Attorney for the Central region of the province. The Public Prosecution Service has named New Glasgow-native Allen Murray to the position. Starting Monday, Murray will lead a dozen Crown attorneys and nine support staff in Truro, Antigonish, New Glasgow and Amherst. Murray is a graduate of St. FX and Dalhousie universities, has been a crown attorney for the past 12 years, and also served as a staff lawyer for Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Antigonish. He replaces David Fairbanks, who is retiring.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP * SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
Saturday 21st December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished 2013 with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory over the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers penalty kill was the story of the game, shutting down the league's best power play on 7 chances, including a 5 on 3 for 1:48. Garrett Holmes, Jordan McInnis and David Stephens provided the scoring for the Crushers, with Stephens' goal coming while the Crushers were shorthanded in the third period. The goals from Holmes and McInnis came on power plays early in the first period. Devan Tremblay was the other big story in this game, stopping 45 shots to record his third shutout of the season in just six starts for the Crushers. The Crushers are now off until the new year, when they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks January 4th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a win and a tie recently against the West Colchester Cobras. In the first game, The Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Ben Turnbull and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Matt Allen and Cody LeBlanc. Jack Finley got the win in goal. In the second game, the Rebels came away with a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers were Braydon Killen and Clark Robertson, with Cody Leblanc again getting an assist. The Rebels will play the Cobras in a home and home again this weekend in their first playoff series.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts today at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards to be given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital. Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages - birth to 16 years) also gratefully accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Also this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West at 7:30 pm tonight and then face the Halifax Major Midgets tomorrow at 1pm. Both games at the PC Wellness Centre. The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be this afternoon at 1pm. The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will be play today at 6pm at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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DECISION RESERVED IN SEXUAL INTERFERENCE CASE
Friday 20th December 2013

An Antigonish man who pleaded guilty to sexual interference of a minor will learn of his fate next month. This morning in Pictou Provincial Court, sentencing submissions were heard in the case of 37-year old Terry Leonard Fitzgerald. The Crown is seeking time in federal prison between 24 and 30 months, while the Defense is asking for provincial jail in the span of 12 to 24 months. Court heard during the presentation of the facts that Fitzgerald had intercourse with a teenage girl, whose name is banned from publication to protect her privacy, in October 2012. Fitzgerald's attorney, Rob Sutherland, argued that this case warranted less time in jail because it was a single incident, and not an ongoing relationship. The Crown, meanwhile, argued that because the incident took place at Fitzgerald's home, it amounts to a breach of trust. Judge Del Atwood wanted time to consider his decision before handing down the sentence, and a new date was set for 7 January.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 20
Friday 20th December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished 2013 with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory over the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers penalty kill was the story of the game, shutting down the league's best power play on 7 chances, including a 5 on 3 for 1:48. Garrett Holmes, Jordan McInnis and David Stephens provided the scoring for the Crushers, with Stephens' goal coming while the Crushers were shorthanded in the third period. The goals from Holmes and McInnis came on power plays early in the first period. Devan Tremblay was the other big story in this game, stopping 45 shots to record his third shutout of the season in just six starts for the Crushers. The Crushers are now off until the new year, when they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks January 4th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a win and a tie recently against the West Colchester Cobras. In the first game, The Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Ben Turnbull and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Matt Allen and Cody LeBlanc. Jack Finley got the win in goal. In the second game, the Rebels came away with a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers were Braydon Killen and Clark Robertson, with Cody Leblanc again getting an assist. The Rebels will play the Cobras in a home and home again this weekend in their first playoff series.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts Saturday at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards that are then given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital.Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages-birth to 16 years) will also be accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Also this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West and Halifax at home. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish. The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be Saturday afternoon at 1pm. The North Nova Gryphons will play their final game before the Christmas break tonight at the Trenton arena against the Dr J H Gillis Royals from Antigonish. Puck drop is at 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors. The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will be playing Saturday at 6pm at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 19
Thursday 19th December 2013

The rivalry continues tonight, as the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers face off with the Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre. The teams have tangled twice so far this season, each getting a win. Puck drops at 7. Michael Petter will have more on tonight's game, as well as games in the various leagues on tonight's edition of Slapshot, beginning at 6pm on East Coast FM.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts Saturday at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards that are then given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital. Donations of new, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages-birth to 16 years) will also be accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Games this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West and Halifax at home, the Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou, the Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish, and the Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 16
Monday 16th December 2013

A busy and successful weekend for the the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers. On Thursday night at home, the team defeated the Valley Wildcats 5 to 3, then The Crushers visited Yarmouth Friday night edging the hometown Mariners 5-4 in front of over 1100 fans. Two goals by Nick Parker and JP Harvey's one goal and 2 assists led the charge. Mitchell Deruelle and Evan Carmody also picked up a single apiece. And Saturday night in Kentville, the Crushers faced the Valley Wildcats again and won that game 4-3, with Mitchell Deruelle, Regan Spears and Nick Parker all scoring one goal and one assist. Evan Carmody completed the Crushers scoring with a single. That's the team's fourth win in a row, bring them to 23 wins and 5 losses this season. The Crushers next game is Thursday at the PC Wellness Centre when they take on the Truro Bearcats. Puck-drop 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets defeated the Newbridge Gladiators 5-4 in a come from behind, shoot out win, on Saturday night in Dartmouth. Mark Vokey had the winner in the shootout, as well as agoal in regulation. Also scoring for Weeks were Evan MacLennan, Doug Barton and Lane Cormier. Luke Melanson had the win in nets. The Weeks have Today off, before facing Cape Breton West and Halifax at home next weekend.

Stormy weather shortened the weekend for the Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers. On Saturday, the Crushers travelled to Amherst to face the Ramblers. The Crushers did not bring their best game and spotted the Ramblers a 6-0 lead after two periods. The Crushers did regain their focus and played the third period even to have the game end in a 7-1 victory for the Ramblers. Cody MacDougall played most of the game between the pipes, with Vaughn MacEachern helping to shoulder the load for a stretch in the late second/early third periods.

Atom AAA Crushers Come up Big with Two Wins over the South Shore Ice Sharks - Liam Berthiaume scored an unassisted goal with six seconds left in the third period for a 2 – 1 win over the South Shore Ice Sharks on Saturday morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Blaise MacDonald opened the scoring for the Crushers early in the first period. Thomas Gariepy had a strong game in net for the Crushers. In their second game, Ryan Green scored the winning goal late in the third period to give the Crushers a 5-4 win over the Ice Sharks. Other goal scorers where Blaise MacDonald with two, Matthew Carson and Ryan Denny. Assists went to Skyler Earle with two, Matthew Carson, Tobin MacLean, Blaise MacDonald and Lucas Canning.  Tyler Matchem had a solid game between the pipes. The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs on Sunday, December 22 at 9:00 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish.

In Atom Rec Hockey Action, Trenton Steelers blanked Thorburn Goldenhawks 6-0 at the Trenton Arena Saturday morning. On Sunday, the Steelers fought Stellarton to a 7-7 tie.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects got a tie 2-2 against Cape Breton on Saturday. Pictou County is now just a point behind third-place Cole Harbour, whom they will play this weekend in a home and home series before the Christmas break. The game at the Hector Arena will be Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton on Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

Congratulations to the North Nova JV boys basketball team, they came away with the gold at the Amherst basketball tournament on the weekend. They defeated Springhill 77-54 in the final. The girls team did well too: they made it all the way to the final, losing to Amherst in a close fought 55-51 game.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY DECEMBER 15* UPDATED
Sunday 15th December 2013

A busy and successful weekend for the the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers, who won three in three. Thursday night at home, the team defeated the Valley Wildcats 5 to 3, then The Crushers visited Yarmouth Friday night edging the hometown Mariners 5-4 in front of over 1100 fans. Then last night in Kentville, the Crushers faced the Valley Wildcats again and won that game 4-3, when Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) scored on a power play with 44 seconds left in regulation. Deruelle, Regan Spears and Nick Parker all scored one goal and one assist last night. Evan Carmody completed the Crushers scoring with a single. That's the team's fourth win in a row, bring them to 23 wins and 5 losses this season. The Crushers next game is this Thursday at the PC Wellness Centre when they take on the Truro Bearcats. Puck-drop 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets defeated the Newbridge Gladiators 5-4 in a come from behind, shoot out win, on Saturday night in Dartmouth. Mark Vokey had the winner in the shootout, as well as agoal in regulation. Also scoring for Weeks were Evan MacLennan, Doug Barton and Lane Cormier. Luke Melanson had the win in nets. The Weeks have Today off, before facing Cape Breton West and Halifax at home next weekend.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects completed a busy week, playing four games in seven days. The Selects grabbed five of  a possible eight points over that stretch, with two wins, a tie and a loss. Last weekend the Subways defeated the Colchester Cyclones and the Sackville Flyers by identical scores of 3-2 in two tightly contested games. The Selects came out flat in their third game of the weekend, losing to TASA by a score of 3-0. The Selects got back on track this past Saturday earning a point in a 2-2 tie with Cape Breton in a game where they outshot their opponents 41-12. Scoring in the 3-2 win over Colchester were Patti-Anne Tracey, Aeevan MacDonald and Sarah MacNeil. Scorers over Sackville were MacDonald, Josie Chisholm and Sophia Wornell.  MacNeil and Kassidy MacKinnon scored for Pictou County in their tie with Cape Breton County. Jenna Landry was between the pipes for all games.  The five points put Pictou County in fourth place in the Provincial female Bantam AA league with 15 points. The Selects are one point behind third place Cole Harbour against whom they play a home and home series next weekend as they head into the Christmas Break. This years inaugural eight team Bantam AA league is proving to be very tightly contested with just three points separating third place from sixth place. it's an exciting league where anyone can beat each other at any given time, said Coach Steve Halliday this past weekend. It challenges our girls to be on top of their game every time we hit the ice, there are no easy games, he added. Cole Harbour visits the Selects on Saturday December 21st at the Hector Arena. Game time is slated for 1pm.

Two games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League last Thursday in Thorburn. In Game 1, Connors edged out Whitey's Vikings in a 13-12 goalfest. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating crush the Pictou Landing Falcons 8-1.

Pictou County Scotians are currently third place in their division, with one more game before breaking for the holidays. Check out the Scotians when they host the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Trenton Arena tonight. Puck drops at 7:30.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton next Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

North Nova Junior Varsity boys basketball team won their first game of the Amherst invitational tournament Friday 66-62. Top scorers were Anfernee Miller with 22, Jake Mackinnon with 13 and Wayne Desmond with 10.  

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14*
Saturday 14th December 2013

In MHL action: Thursday night at the Wellness Centre the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers defeated the Valley Wildcats 5-3, spurred on by a three point night from Mitchell Deruelle, including scoring the game-winning goal with 9:33 left in the third period. The Crushers visited Yarmouth last night defeating the hometown Mariners 5-4 in front of over 1100 fans. Two goals by Nick Parker and JP Harvey's one goal and 2 assists led the charge. Mitchell Deruelle and Evan Carmody also picked up a single apiece. The team now stands at 20 wins in their past 28 games. Tonight, the Crushers face the Valley Wildcats and Michael Petter will have all of the action tonight from Kentville, with the pregame show starting at 7:15 right here on ECFM.

Pictou County Rugby Club is looking for your help with their food drive this weekend. They'll have a truck donated by Highland Ford at the Westside Sobeys today from 11 till 5, and they're looking to fill it!

Two games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League Thursday night in Thorburn. In Game 1, Connors edged out Whitey's Vikings in a 13-12 goalfest. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating crush the Pictou Landing Falcons 8-1.

Pictou County Scotians last game before breaking for the holidays has been cancelled. The Antigonish Bulldogs will not play the Scotians in Trenton tonight.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton next Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

North Nova Junior Varsity boys basketball team won their first game of the Amherst invitational tournament yesterday 66-62. Top scorers were Anfernee Miller with 22, Jake Mackinnon with 13 and Wayne Desmond with 10.  

The North Nova Gryphons Girls Varsity Basketball are hosting a tournament that continues today. Admission is an unwrapped toy which will be handed out to a less-fortunate child in Pictou County. If you don't want to stay for the games, toy donations are still appreciated!

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca I'm Natalie Gordon, and that's local sports for Century Saw and Marine.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 13 *UPDATE
Friday 13th December 2013

It was close right into the final two minutes last night at the Wellness Centre as the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers defeated the Valley Wildcats 5-3 in MHL action. Spurred on by a three point night from Mitchell Deruelle, including scoring the game-winning goal with 9:33 left in the third period, the Crushers got their 19th win in 27 games this season. JP Harvey scored his first goal since joining the Crushers in a trade last month, while adding his fifth assist in five games. Jordan MacInnis also added a pair in the victory. Former Crusher goaltender Dylan Frank made his first MHL appearance since being released over the summer, and played very well, stopping 36 of 41 shots in the loss. The Crushers will visit Yarmouth tonight in the Fish Tank, before facing these same Valley Wildcats tomorrow. Tonight's game will not be broadcast on East Coast FM, but Michael Petter will have all of the action tomorrow from Kentville, with the pregame show starting at 7:15.

Two games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League last night in Thorburn. In Game 1, Connors edged out Whitey's Vikings in a 13-12 goalfest. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating crush the Pictou Landing Falcons 8-1.

Pictou County Scotians are currently third place in their division, with one more game before breaking for the holidays. Check out the Scotians when they host the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Trenton Arena Sunday night at 7:30.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton next Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The North Nova Gryphons Girls Varsity Basketball will be hosting a tournament today and tomorrow. Admission is an unwrapped toy which will be handed out to a less-fortunate child in Pictou County. The Gryphons play at 2 and 6pm today. If you don't want to stay for the games, toy donations are still appreciated!

Pictou County Rugby Club is looking for your help with their food drive this weekend. They'll have a truck donated by Highland Ford at the Westside Sobeys tomorrow from 11 till 5, and they're looking to fill it!

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 11
Wednesday 11th December 2013

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team played two games this weekend coming away with a win and a loss.  On Friday night at the Trenton Arena, the host Gryphons hosted the Amherst Vikings for the first time this year.  The Gryphons scored early and often, taking the game 9-4.  Scorers for NNEC were Luke Grant with two, Cody Haas, Colin Holmes, Ethan Snell, Chris Brooker, Connor MacDougall, Darryl Wheadon and Tyler Baird.  Assists went to Baird (2), Ryan Chabassol (2), Holmes, Brooker, Grant, Haas, Snell, Craig Murray, Kirklin Murray, and Carson Dunbar.  Lukas MacDonald had the win in nets.  On Sunday, the Gryphons travelled to Port Hood to take on the Dalbrae Dragons.  Carson Dunbar, assisted by Chris Brooker, got the NNEC squad on the board in the first frame and Dalbrae opened the second period with a power play goal.  The score remained deadlocked at one each until Darryl Wheadon scored an unassisted shorthanded goal with 3 minutes remaining. Dalbrae scored two 5 on 3 goals in the last minute to win 3-2.  Joel MacLean played a strong game in the net for the Gryphons.  The Gryphons next see action on Friday, December 13th in a rare Friday night away game where they will visit the Amherst Vikings at the Amherst Arena for an 8:15 start.  The Gryphons next home game is December 20th at the Trenton Arena against the Dr. JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers took to the ice for two home games against the Yarmouth Mariners this past week-end. On Saturday, the Crushers started out strong scoring the first two goals of the game, but Yarmouth came alive at the end of the first period, and went on to take the win. Scoring for the Crushers was Myles Farnsworth and Cameron MacKinnon. Assisting on the goals were Cale MacLaughlin, Calvin Denny, Covey Cameron and Joseph Mason. On Sunday, the Atom AA Crushers came out to play hard against the first place team in the league. Yarmouth opened the scoring in the first period with a power play goal, but the Crushers put one in the net before the end of the first period. Cale MacLaughlin scored with a feed from Tanner Steele and Cameron Young. The second period remained scoreless. The Crushers tying goal was waved off. After the halfway mark in the third period, the Crushers gave up another power play goal, and the Mariners took the win with a final score of 2-1. Gabe Paquet, Ian Reynolds, and Brent Chapman assisted with strong fore checking and back checking. Solid defensive play was provided by Willem Fraser, Cale Archibald, Camden Kelly and Dawson MacDonald. Michael Law and Jacob Fraser were both solid between the pipes. This week-end the Crushers will play Cumberland at the Wellness Center on Sunday.

Shout out to boxer Dawson Fraser of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club: he won his debut fight in Moncton last Saturday, getting his opponent to a pair of standing eight counts in the third and final round, ending the bout.

Pictou County Rugby Club is looking for your help with their food drive this weekend. They'll have a truck donated by Highland Ford at the Westside Sobeys on Saturday from 11 till 5, and they're looking to fill it!

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ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE LAID AGAINST ANTIGONISH AREA MAN
Tuesday 10th December 2013

An Antigonish man is facing a number of charges including attempted murder, forcible confinement, and assault with a weapon. Forty-nine year old Sterling Robert Partridge will return to court on 7 January to set a date for his trial. He was arrested this July after police responded to an assault in progress at his home. He's remained in custody since the incident.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 10
Tuesday 10th December 2013

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have slipped a couple of spots in the national rankings. Having played only one game last week, getting the shootout win over Amherst, the Crushers move from 10th to 12th. Dieppe, the only other nationally ranked MHL squad, remains 19th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team had a successful weekend against the Canso Blue Fins. On Saturday, the team travelled to the Canso Arena and skated to a 7-1 win over the home team. Scoring for the Rebels were Nick MacInnis with two, Ben Turnbull with two, and singles went to Broden DeCoff, Thomas Lennon and Nicholas MacDonald. Nick Rogerson had a pair of assists. Jack Finley was the winning goaltender. On Sunday, the Rebels hosted Canso at the Wellness Centre and came out with a 4-0 win. The line of Clark Robertson, Nicholas MacDonald and Cody LeBlanc kept the scorekeeper busy with a goal and assist each. Braydon Killen rounded out the scoring for the Rebels. Rebels goaltender Ryan Royals posted his first career shutout.

The NRHS Nighthawks wrapped up a pair of games on the past weekend. The team  played hard despite still being down four players. On Saturday, despite 40 shots on net, the Nighthawks came up short with a 5-1 loss against the CEC Cougars. The lone goal for NRHS was scored by Kyle Sutherland, assisted by Luke MacDonald. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. On Sunday the team travelled to Antigonish taking on Dr. J.H. Gillis. NRHS lost 5-2. Scoring for the Nighthawks, Brandon Livingstone and Kyle Sutherland with singles, assists to Morgan Peters and Josh Langille. Brennan Snell was in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks is a pair of away games. Saturday the boys travel to Hants East and Sunday to Port Hood.

On the weekend, the Subway Northern Selects competed in the University of Moncton Midget AAA Invitational Tournament.  The opening two games saw the Selects facing the top two teams from New Brunswick.  Game one, the Moncton Source for Sports tied the Selects 2-2.  Scoring for the Selects was Kenzie Reid and Hillary Taylor from Sienna Forrence. Game 2, the Selects defeated Fundy New Brunswick 2-1.  Katie Marcotte scored both goals.  The first was assisted by Katy Pentz and Amanda Dunning.  The second was assisted by Kayla Reid. Game 3, the Selects defeated McIntyre Chevy Panthers of Cape Breton by a score of 2-1.  Kaila Reid opened the scoring from Madeline Bourque and Katy Pentz scored the second goal from Amanda Dunning. The final game of the weekend didn’t go as well.  The Selects lost 5-1 to East Hants.  The lone goal was scored by Emily Doiron from Hillary Taylor.

In weekend PeeWee “A” action the local Crusher boys took both ends of a home and home against the Antigonish Bulldogs. Winning 6-3 on Saturday at the Wellness Centre and 5-0 in the return engagement at the Antigonish Arena Sunday afternoon.  Scoring in Saturday’s contest were Duncan Cameron, Munro Mackay, Ian MacDonald, Bailey Pye, Luke Young and Marcus MacIvor. Assists went to Owen Baird, Bailey MacKay, Blake Fraser, Thomas Devine, MacDonald and Cameron. On Sunday afternoon 2 goals by Duncan Cameron of Westville, lead the way with singles going to Munro MacKay, Evan Shea, and Thomas Devine.  Ian MacDonald picked up two assists with Devine and Fraser adding assists as well.  The home team now sits comfortably in 2nd place in the 5 team Fundy/Highland PeeWee “A” league behind Truro with Cumberland, Brookfield and Antigonish rounding out the standings.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam Atom B squad defeated the Titans 13-1 in Tatamagouche Saturday night. Logan Beaton had six goals and an assist in the effort. Cooper MacNamara had six points including a pair of goals, Aidan Hahn had four goals and five points overall, Ethan Chapman had one goal, and assists were picked up by Jenny Ferrara, Alex Ferrara and Keenan Murray.

North Nova Girls Varsity Basketball squad finished second at a tournament in PEI on the weekend, coming close in a 59-54 loss to Three Oaks School from Summerside in the final. Kendra MacKinnon, Jaya Sood and Caitrin Skelton were named players of the game during the tournament. The Gryphons next play Antigonish tomorrow night at 6:30 at North Nova.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 9
Monday 9th December 2013

Pictou County Junior B Scotians blanked Port Hawkesbury 4-0 in Trenton Sunday night. Ben Goss made 47 saves for the shut-out. The Scotians play Port Hawksbury across the Causeway Friday night, then on Sunday they host the Antigonish Bulldogs.
The Pictou County Atom A Crushers continued strong league play over the weekend with 2 wins. In game # 1 backed by strong goaltending by Mitchell Robinson the Crushers downed the Cumberland Ramblers 5 to 2, scoring for the Crushers was Jake Pennington with the hat trick, with singles to Brennan Dalton and Ethan Tibbetts, assists to Jack Noftall, Peyton Clements and Ethan Tibbetts. In game # 2, strong goaltending continued, with Marcus Penney and Mitchell Robinson sharing the 5-1 victory over the Truro Bearcats. Goals by Ty Briand with 2, and singles to Peyton Clements, Brennan Dalton, and Ethan Tibbetts, assists were Ethan Tibbetts with 2, Jack Noftall, Nikos Bonvie and Jake Pennington. Action continues this weekend with a home-home with Sherbrooke.
The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers played two home games this past weekend. On Saturday, the Crushers hosted the Truro Bearcats.   The Crushers opened the scoring midway through the first period when Kyle Reim converted a pass from Ben MacDonald. The Crushers extended their lead when Raymond Chisholm scored, assisted by Brycen MacDonald and Jayden Hatchard.  The Beatcats would get one back before the end of the first period. The Bearcats scored the lone goal in the second period.   In the third period, the Crushers restored their lead when Logan MacKay scored; assisted by Ethan MacIntosh and Lucas Leblanc.  The Bearcats then struck for two goals to take their first lead of the game.  With time ticking down, Lucas Leblanc made an exciting rush, culminating in the tying goal –unassisted.   The final score Crushers 4 – Bearcats 4. On Sunday, the Crushers faced the Western Valley Spartans in an exhibition game.  The Crushers were determined to improve on their last game with the Spartans.  The Crushers came out with two quick goals:  Logan Mackay from Scott Long, followed by Ben MacDonald from Spencer Murray.  The Spartans scored one to send the game to the second period with the Crushers up 2-1.   In the second period, the Crushers scored two more:  Brycen MacDonald from Ethan MacIntosh, and Jayden Hatchard from Ben MacDonald.  The Spartans struck for 3 goals to tie the game at the end of two periods.  The Spartans scored to take a 5-4 lead, but Spencer Murray tied the game once again, assisted by Ben MacDonald.  The Spartans took a 6-5 lead with 6 minutes left, but Kyle Reim scored to know the score at 6, assisted by Ben MacDonald and Spencer Murray.  Final score Crushers 6 – Spartans 6.
The Subway Midget Selects are undefeated thus far in the season for regular play.  They faced the Colchester Victoria Court Dental Cyclones November 30th and came away with a 3-1 win.  Brae Henderson scored a shorthanded goal in the 1st,  Lindsay Cheek and Tori McCuish added 1 each in the 2nd period.  Assists went to Keeley McCuish and Brae Henderson. On Sunday December 1, the Selects faced the Cape Breton County Islanders for a two game match up.  The first game saw the Selects defeat the Islanders 6-3.  Scoring for the Selects were Keeley McCuish with a pair, singles went to Selena Denny, Lindsay Feit, Brittany Chisholm and Kayla Simpson. The second game the Selects were lead by Tracey Denny with a hat trick, and singles to Brittany Chisholm and Selena Denny for a 5-0 win. In an exhibition game Sunday Dec 8, the Selects defeated Nova Ice 2-1, scoring for the Selects were MacKenzie Bell and Selena Denny scored a short handed goal in the 3rd period to secure the win.  Assists went to Kourtney Barker, Jessie McIntyre and Lindsay Feit.
Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers picked up two wins against the Valley Wildcats over the weekend, beginning with a 3-2 edging on Saturday night, then a 3-0 shutout on Sunday. It's the Crushers first weekend sweep of the season.
Things went the opposite way for the Weeks Major Midgets, as they took a pair of losses against the Cole Harbour Wolfpack. Saturday night was a close fought match, but Cole Harbour scored with 17 seconds left in regulation to get the 4-3 victory. Sunday, unfortunately, wasn't as close as the Major Midgets fell 7-2. The next game for the squad is Saturday as they travel to face Newbridge Academy.
Saturday Atom Rec in Trenton: Trenton Steelers defeated Subway Selects 9-1. Dawson Mackay scored six Trenton, while Ethan Elms got a pair and Harper Fraser got one. Lauren Conrad scored for the Subway Selects.
Three games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League, played in Stellarton Sunday: Thistle Bar got by Dewtie's Excavating 9-6, followed by Whitey's Vikings over Can Connect 9-4, followed by Nat Pro Gas doubling Connors 10-5.
Shout out to the 20 teams and nearly 400 kids who took to the ice for the Trenton Timbit Jamboree. There was no score kept, but everyone had a lot of fun and learned more about hockey.
Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
Saturday 7th December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers were ahead 3-2 against the Amherst Ramblers with 45 seconds remaining when former Crusher Bruce Hornbrook tied the game. Overtime did not solve anything, despite each team getting to spend time on the power play, then Jordan McInnis scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers are now off until next weekend when they will again play three games in three nights, starting with a home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats.
Also Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey Action held at The Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers and Leafs played to hard fought 3-3 tie. Goalies Debbie Clark and Christa Webber turned in superlative performances. Debbie MacLean with two goals and karen Campbell's single tally took care of the Rangers scoring. Sherry Palmer, Jennifer MacDonald and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Leafs. Action continues next Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.
And two scores from two games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 10-6, then Whitey's Vikings thumped the Thistle Bar team7-2. Both games at the Thorburn Rink .
The Pictou County Junior B Scotians will play Port Hawkesbury on Sunday night at Trenton Arena.
The PeeWee A Subway Selects continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West this weekend. Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena today at 6pm, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.
Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 6
Friday 6th December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers were ahead 3-2 against the Amherst Ramblers with 45 seconds remaining when former Crusher Bruce Hornbrook tied the game. Overtime solved nothing, despite each team getting to spend time on the power play, then Jordan McInnis scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers are now off until next weekend when they will again play three games in three nights, starting with a home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats.
Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey Action held at The Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers and Leafs played to hard fought 3-3 tie. Goalies Debbie Clark and Christa Webber turned in superlative performances. Debbie MacLean with two goals and karen Campbell's single tally took care of the Rangers scoring. Sherry Palmer, Jennifer MacDonald and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Leafs. Action continues next Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.
Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: Two games at the Thorburn Rink last night. Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 10-6, then Whitey's Vikings thumped Thistle Bar 7-2.
Tonight's scheduled game between the Pictou County Junior B Scotians and the Antigonish Bulldogs has been postponed, as both teams have several players who can't play because of exams and school assignments. But the team will play Sunday night at Trenton Arena against Port Hawkesbury.
The PeeWee A Subway Selects continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West this weekend. Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena Saturday at 6, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.
Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3, 2014. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 5 **UPDATE**
Thursday 5th December 2013

The Weeks Junior A Crushers, still in the top 10 nationally, are back at home tonight, facing the Amherst Ramblers. The Crushers have won twice against Amherst in their three matches this season. Game time is 7 at the Wellness Centre. Michael Petter will have more on tonight's game as part of Slapshot, tonight at 6 right here on East Coast FM.
The PeeWee A Subway Selects defeated Glace Bay Miners 4-3 on Saturday at the Wellness Center. Scoring for the Selects was Madison Sample with 2, Megan MacCarthy and Ellen Coffin each added a single.  Ashley Niven played a strong game between the pipes. On the weekend they'll continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West.
The North Nova Girls Basketball team kept it close Tuesday afternoon, playing the CEC Cougars. The teams were tied at the half, and while the defence held the Cougars to only one basket in the fourth quarter, the Gryphons lost 49-43. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 24 points. The girls travel to PEI this weekend for the Bluefield High tournament.
Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena Saturday at 6, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners this week-end at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.
SKATING COACHES NEEDED!! Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3, 2014. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week! Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca
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ARSON TRIAL CONTINUES IN PICTOU
Wednesday 4th December 2013

A man accused of breaking into a house and setting it on fire had another court appearance yesterday. Forty-five year old Daniel Kenneth Stewart appeared in Pictou Provincial Court to continue his trial on charges of arson, and break and enter. A witness testified he saw Stewart enter the residence on Park Street in Westville three different times in one night, in an attempt to set it on fire. At the end of yesterdays hearing, Stewart requested to be transferred from Burnside Correctional to Antigonish Correctional. Judge Del Atwood explained he's not authorized to grant that transfer, but would make the recommendation to the proper parties. Stewart will make another court appearance tomorrow for more witness testimony.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 4
Wednesday 4th December 2013

Despite losing two out of three this past weekend, the Crushers maintained the tenth spot in the National Rankings released late yesterday by the CJHL. The Maritime Hockey League continues to have two teams in the top 20, with Dieppe slipping one spot to 19th. The Commandos beat the Crushers in a shootout Thursday in a match-up of the two ranked teams, but followed that up with a loss to the struggling Campbellton Tigers. The Crushers rebounded from the loss to the Commandos with a win over Woodstock, but then ended the week losing to the Amherst Ramblers, finishing with 3 of a possible 6 points. The Crushers will have a chance to avenge the loss to the Ramblers on Thursday at the Wellness Centre in the back half of the home-and-home set. Michael Petter will have more details on Slapshot at 6pm on Thursday.
Pictou County Atom AA Crushers travelled to Amherst this past Saturday to play the Cumberland County team in league play. The Crushers were plagued with penalties and the home team took the win. On Sunday, the Crushers took to the ice at home for two games against the West Hants Warriors. The first game was tied 2-2 after the second period with Gabe Paquet and Covey Cameron scoring for the Crushers. Assists went to Cale Archibald, Cameron MacKinnon and Cale MacLaughlin. West Hants came back in the third period to score on the Crusher goalie, Michael Law, while he was down after being injured. Law left the game early, and with Law being the only goaltender for the team that day, the Crushers dressed a player, Dawson MacDonald. West Hants scored one more, and then an empty net goal to finish the game, 5-2 in favor of the visiting team. Law was able to return to the net for the second game later in the day. West Hants took the win again with a score of 4-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Dawson MacDonald, assisted by Tanner Steele, and Myles Farnsworth, unassisted. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners this week-end at the Pictou County Wellness Center.
The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers came home with a hard fought Silver medal from the Allan Sullivan Memorial Tournament in Sydney this past weekend. In round robin action, the Crushers lost their first game 2-1 to the Sackville Flyers with player of the game Tyler Matchem playing a great game in the net and Lucas Canning scored the lone goal.  The Crusher came out strong in the second game with a 4-0 win over the Cape Breton County Islanders. Thomas Gariepy got the shutout and goal scorers were Landon Sim with two and Kiefer Avery and Canning with one each. Ryan Denny was player of the game. Assists went to Liam Berthiaume with two, Skyler Earle, Sim and Ryan Green with one each.   In their third game, Avery scored with 19 seconds left to lift the Crushers over the Glace Bay Miners.  Avery was player of the game and Matchem got the shutout. In the crossovers, the Crushers edged the Bedford Blues 2-1. Gariepy played strong in nets and the goal scorers were Sim and Canning. Player of the game was Landon MacDonald. The Antigonish Bulldogs took the gold in the championship game with a 5-1 over the Crushers. Player of the game Green scored the lone Crusher with Earle receiving the Most Sportsmanlike award.
The Atom B Miners defeated Canso 5-4 in a closely contested game at the Westville Miners Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. Dylan Kontuk's  two goals and 3 assists , Adam Farrell's two goals and two assists and Chris Avery's single marker took care of the Miners scoring. Ethen MacKenzie and Robbie Cameron each had three assists with Roland Atwater assisting on the winning goal to cement the hard-fought comeback win for the Miners.
North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Northumberland Nighthawks 81 to 47 on Tuesday evening. The Gryphons had four players score double digits. Liam Spears lead the team with 22 pts, Campbell DeMont added 12 pts, Dylan Perry chipped in with 11 and Conner MacGillary netted 10 pts. Nick MacNeil had 21 pts for NRHS. NNEC will travel to PEI this weekend to participate in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament.  
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 3
Tuesday 3rd December 2013

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers faced a strong Truro Bearcat team this weekend.  Friday night saw the Crushers battle hard the first two periods and went into the third period only down 4-3. Truro scored 5 in the third and won the game 9-4. Scoring for the Crushers were Luke MacLeod, Zach Houston, Kade Mason, and Connor MacLeod. Earning assists were C. MacLeod and L. MacLeod.  Keigan Walker was in goal. On Sunday, the Bearcats came to town and took the win.  Noel Chapman had the lone goal with Spencer Creed and Blake Kontuk picking up assists.  Brayden Leblanc was between the pipes.
This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers split a home at home series against the Truro Bearcats. On Saturday the Crushers travelled to Truro and defeated the Bearcats 3-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor Lochead  from Bailey Fraser and Austin Mason, Cameron MacCallum from William MacGillivray and Mason from Lochead and MacGillivray. Brennan McGuire was between the pipes. On Sunday, the Bearcats travelled over the mountain and edged the Crushers 2-1. Scoring the lone goal for the locals was Luke Pelton from Lochead and Mason. Thomas Baudoux was in goal. The Crushers will travel to Bridgewater this weekend to faceoff against the South Shore Sharks.
This past weekend saw the local Crusher PeeWee “A” team take two come from behind victories from the Brookfield Elks scoring 4 unanswered goals in the third period of each game to win both 5-2. Scoring was shared on Saturday by Ben MacGillvary, Ian MacDonald, Munro MacKay, and Luke Young with assists to Evan Shea, Duncan Cameron and MacKay. Sunday afternoon in Brookfield saw both Ian MacDonald and Luke Young score two each and Ben MacGillvary with a single tally.  Assists were had by Logan Decoste,  Marcus MacIvor, and Cameron.
Over the past weekend the NRHS Boys hockey team recently wrapped up four games at the 14th Annual Allen Cameron Memorial Tournament. First up, on November 29th for NRHS was a 3-0 loss to Dalbrae. Brennan Snell was in nets and received player of the game.  The Nighthawks came away later in the day with a 5-2 victory against the Amherst Vikings. Scoring for the Nighthawks, Dallas MacDonald with two and singles for Luke MacDonald, Brandon Bell, and Lance Emery. Assists to Noah Chisholm, Morgan Peters, Jethro Gunn, and Reed MacDonald. Kyle Mackenzie was in nets. Dallas MacDonald was awarded player of the game. November 30th  found the Nighthawks up against the tournament hosts The North Nova Gryphons. This do or die game for the Nighthawks, who were down four players,  proved to be an exciting one. The Nighthawks prevailed with a 2-1 win with Noah Chisholm scoring both goals , one being a penalty shot. Brennen Snell was in nets. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. Winning 2 out of their 3 games advanced the NRHS Boys to the semi final crossovers a few hours later. Unfortunately the short bench Nighthawk team came away with a 3-1 loss to the eventual championship winners, Dr. J. H. Gillis. Scoring for the Nighthawks was Losh Langille, assisted by Kyle Sutherland. Brennen Snell was in nets. Jordan Wheeler was awarded player of the game. Up next for the Nighthawks is a home game Saturday December 7, time, 6 pm at the Westville arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. On Sunday, the Nighthawks travel to Antigonish, game time 7 pm at the arena.
The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played two games this weekend, coming away with two wins. The girls travelled to Dartmouth Saturday night for a match against the Dartmouth Whalers, scoring two power play goals in the 4-1 victory. Emily Hayes and Lindsey MacDonald scored unassisted, while Shalyn Bona and Jenna Reid also added single tallies, assisted by Ella Webber, Eva Wornell and MacKenzie Ells. On Sunday at the Hector Arena, the Selects had another 4-1 win, this time against the Halifax Hawks. The penalty-filled game featured goals by Garyn Purvis, Jenna Reid (unassisted), Eva Wornell and Lindsey MacDonald. Assists were marked by Emily Hayes, Madison Robertson, Shalyn Bona and Mariah Linehan. Victoria Dunn was strong in nets for both games.
The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs climbed four points in the South Conference Female Hockey League standings this weekend with two wins and a loss. On Saturday at the Antigonish Arena, the girls faced off against the Halifax Hawks, winning the game 4-1. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Emma Boudreau, Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow, Shauna Campbell (power play) and Kerilyn Kennedy (unassisted). Assists were recorded by Cynthia MacDonald, Boudreau, Brigid O’Connor and Kara Chisholm. The girls played two games on the road on Sunday. In the first game, they were victorious over the Bedford Blues at the BMO Centre with a 2-1 score. Bedford opened the scoring in the penalty-filled game early in the second period, with the Bulldogs answering back later in the period with an unassisted goal by Emma Boudreau. Shauna Campbell scored a short-handed goal with just over two minutes left in the game to put the local girls ahead. In the second game, also a penalty-filled affair, Antigonish fell to the Halifax Hawks 2-0 at the Centennial Arena. Breanna MacDonald was strong in nets in all three games.
Three games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League in Stellarton on Sunday... in Game one Connors beat Whitey's Vikings 5-3. Second game saw the Pictou Landing Falcons edge out Can-Connect 2-1, and in game three Nat Pro Gas doubled Dewtie's Excavating 10-5. Tonight in Stellarton, Pictou Landing Falcons takes on Can-connect at8, while at the Hector Arena in Pictou Nat Pro Gas plays Thistle Bar at 9.
Congratulations to the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team, winning the Qualifying tournament over the weekend, defeating the host team West Kings in the final 2-0. North Nova travels this weekend to Sydney to play in the provincials.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 2
Monday 2nd December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers were on the road for a game Friday night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. Saturday night, the Pictou County team travelled to Amherst to take on the Ramblers, but were defeated by the home team 5-4. The Crushers next game is also against the Amherst Ramblers, set for this Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm.
The Junior B Scotians picked up another win in Trenton, edging the Cumberland Blues 7-6. The team is off until next Sunday, when they host Port Hawkesbury. The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers split a pair of league games on the weekend. On Saturday, the Crushers hosted the Western Valley Spartans.  The Spartans came out strong and didn’t relent, coming out on top 7-1.  Cody MacDougall played outstanding in the Crushers net, but the Spartans simply had too many good chances.  Scoring for the Crushers was Lucas Leblanc, assisted by Spencer Murray and Kyle Reim.  On Sunday, the Crushers hosted the Antigonish Bulldogs for their first meeting of the season.  The Crushers seemed to get their feet moving early and scored 5 minutes into the first period, when Jayden Hatchard found the back of the net.  Kyle Reim and Scott Long drew the assists.   The teams traded scoring  chances the rest of the way, but both goalies were up to the task.  Vaughn MacEachern came up big on several occasions when the Crushers found themselves in penalty trouble, twice killing a 5 on 3 powerplay.  His outstanding goaltending earned him the team’s first shutout of the year.
The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects lost in a shoot out during crossovers Sunday during a tournament in Summerside PEI. The Subway Selects won  2-0 during a game Friday against East Prince.  Rhea Young scored both times for the Selects and goalie Leigha MacDonald was player of the game. On Saturday, the Selects fell to Antigonish 3-2 with Hayley MacDougall and Bianca Bourgeious scoring for Pictou County.  Defenseman Keirstan MacLennan was player of the game. The Selects tied Halifax 1-1 during a second game Saturday. Bourgeious scored again for the Subways. Defenseman Brody Paul was player of the game. In order for the Subway Bantam a team to get to finals, it needed to get by Halifax again in crossovers.  After Halifax tied the score board in the second period at 1-1,  the game went into a 5 minute overtime and shoot out.  Halifax netted two goals in the shoot out, knocking the Selects out if the tournament.  Player of the game went to Nicole Clements and Bourgeious was awarded all player of the tournament.
The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team took the silver medal in Trenton on Sunday at the 14th Annual Alan Cameron Memorial Tournament.  THE Dr. JH Gillis Royals from Antigonish bested the hosts 3-2 in the championship game.On Friday afternoon, the Gryphons played their first game of the tournament against the Royals and took the game 3-2.  Darryl Wheadon had two goals including the winner with 13 seconds remaining in the game, and Jacob Pentz had a single and two assists.  Colin Holmes and Tyler Baird added the other assists.  Wheadon was named game MVP.  On Friday evening after the opening ceremonies, NNEC hosted the Hants East Tigers and came away with a 3-0 victory.  Tyler Baird, Cody Haas and Criag Murray handled the scoring with assists to Wheadon and Pentz with two each.  Lukas MacDonald had the shut out and also earned game MVP honours.  On Saturday the Gryphons hosted NRHS.  There was no scoring in the first two periods and it took until the last 5 minutes of the third before Wheadon scored on an assist from Kale Mason.  Noah Chisholm of NRHS was awarded a penalty shot with less than two minutes remaining and made good on his attempt then  scored a powerplay goal with 34 seconds left to allow NRHS to take the game 2-1 and make it into the semi finals.  Chisholm was game MVP for NRHS while netminder Joel MacLean was MVP for North Nova.  NNEC made the semi finals and faced Dalbrae Academy Dragons on Saturday night.  Craig Murray scored at the end of the first period with assists from Ryan Chabassol and Jacob Pentz.  The Gryphons held onto the 1 goal lead through the second frame and Pentz opened the third with a quick goal on the power play assisted by Chris Brooker and Wheadon.  Kirklin Murray put the NNEC squad up by three on the same power play with helpers from Tyler Baid and Kale Mason.  Dalbrae scored a 5 on 3 goal but couldn't mount any offense and Darryl Wheadon scored the 4th goal of the night assisted by Pentz to take the 4-1 win.  MVP for the game was Pentz.  Antigonish defeated NRHS to advance to Sunday's finals against the Gryphons.  On Sunday, the Royals came out of the gate quickly scoring 30 seconds into the game.  Kirklin Murray responded on the power play only to have Antigonish go ahead again 20 seconds later.  Ethan Snell brought the Gryphons even to start the second frame but Antigonish closed the period with a power play goal.  THere was no scoring in the third even though the Gryphons had some chances after pulling the goalie with 90 seconds remaining.  Assists in the game went to Craig Murray, Jacob Pentz, Connor MacDougall, and Cody Haas.  MVP for the game was Craig Murray.  The Gryphons will host the Amherst Vikings on Friday December 6th at the Trenton Arena  before travelling to Cape Breton on Sunday afternoon to face off against the Dalbrae Dragons.  Friday night's game in Trenton is at 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.  The Westville Miners bantam 'B' team played a pair of games Saturday and Sunday vs the Thourburn Goldenhawks. On Saturday in Westville the miners edged the Goldenhawks 2-1. Scoring singles for Westville was Kiegan Ryan and Ben Fourtune. Connor Macbeth played a strong game in nets for the miners. On Sunday in Thourburn the Goldenhawks downed the Miners 3-1 scoring the lone goal for Westville was Karlee Carson. Zachry Pittman played in nets. The Miners next action will be in Westville, Saturday December, 7th at 2:50
NNEC  JV Boys Basketball missed out on defending their home tourney by a mere three pointer.  NNEC hosted 5 teams this weekend at their annual invitational tournament.  In their first game they defeated Springhill 61-38, top scorers for NNEC were Cody Reddick with 17, Anfernee Miller with 16 and Jake MacKinnon with 11.  Their second game of the day they faced North Colchester and came out on top  69-61, top scorers were Anfernee Miller with 18 points, Taurean MacLean with 14 points and Wayne Desmond with  12.  These wins put NNEC in the Championship game against Guysborough, who also went undefeated in their division.  Guysborough ended up with the gold by a narrow 3 points, 59-56  top scorers for NNEC were Anfernee Miller with 16 and Dillon Keizer with 11. Total Points for NNEC this weekend include: Anfernee Miller  50 points,  Cody Reddick  32,  Wayne Desmond  23, Taurean MacLean 22,  Dillon Keizer  16,  Steve Conway  14,  Jake MacKinnon 11,  Neil Greene  10, Kaelan Schmidt 4, Dustin Lawrence  2,  Caleb Archibald 2 NNEC JV’s next game is this Thursday when they travel to South Colchester Academy for a 7:30 game.
Congratulations to the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Girls Basketball team... they won the Slammers Tournament in Saint John over the weekend, handing the Valley Axewomen their only defeat, 55-51 in the final.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP - DECEMBER 1
Sunday 1st December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers hit the road for a game Friday night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. Last night, the Pictou County team travelled to Amherst to take on the Ramblers, but were defeated by the hometeam 5-4. The Crushers next game is also against the Amherst Ramblers, set for this Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm. The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team will be playing in the championship game of the 14th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament at noon today at the Trenton Arena. Their opponents will be the Antigonish Royals. Come out and cheer on your local team.
Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, Melanie Hill's  hat-trick  and Jennifer MacDonad's single marker led the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Rangers were led by  Karen Campbell 's   two goals and a single tally by Juanita MacQuigan. Two game scores from Thursday night in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: in the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 12-6, then Thistle Bar trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 8-2.
The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are in Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.
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BOOK SIGNING WITH LOCAL AUTHORS AT HIGHLAND SQUARE MALL TODAY
Saturday 30th November 2013

A great opportunity today to find a gift for any book-lovers on your list : the main corridor of the Highland Square Mall will be lined with authors for an event called Meet your Neighourhood Author taking place from 2-4 p.m. The multi-author signing was the idea of author Sarah Butland, who has three titles to her credit. Local authors joining Butland include this year’s Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Writer-in-Residence Sheree Fitch as well as Monica Graham, Jennifer Hatt, John Ashton, Susan Whistler and Gary Chisholm. Butland says “This is a great opportunity to meet the authors behind the books and to support local arts and business”. The event is hosted by Coles, who will offer books for sale by all authors involved and has arranged signing spaces for each author.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 29
Friday 29th November 2013

It was a game for the ages at the Wellness Center last night. The top two teams in the MHL put on a show for 65 minutes, and a shootout, but eventually it was the Dieppe Commandos coming away with the 4-3 win over the Weeks Jr A Crushers. Nick Parker scored twice for the Crushers, while new Crusher JP Harvey assisted on both goals that brought the Crushers back from deficits to tie the game 2-2, and again at 3-3. Matt Bernier and Matt Newcombe both had a goal and an assist for the Commandos. The Crushers now hit the road for games tonight in Woodstock and Saturday in Amherst. The game from the Jungle can be heard on East Coast FM Saturday night beginning with the pregame show Saturday night at 6:45pm.
Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, Melanie Hill's  hat-trick  and Jennifer MacDonald's single marker led the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Rangers were led by  Karen Campbell 's   two goals and a single tally by Juanita MacQuigan. Two games last night in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: in the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 12-6, then Thistle Bar trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 8-2.
The Pictou County Junior B Scotians play the Bulldogs in Antigonish tonight at 7:30.
The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects are in league action tomorrow as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.
The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers play against the Brookfield Elks at home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Wellness Centre where admission is free.
The Peewee A Subway Selects next game is Saturday at 11:00 am against the Glace Bay Miners at the Pictou County Wellness Center. 
The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers play this weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 
The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey play in the North Nova Tournament this weekend. Their first two games are versus Dalbrae at Noon today and versus Amherst at 8 tonight. Saturday at Noon, they take on North Nova. All games will be played at the Trenton Arena.
The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are headed to Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.
Pictou Co. Jr B Scotians and the Kin Clubs are hosting a Montreal vs. Toronto Pub Night Saturday at 8 p.m. upstairs at the Trenton Rink. Put on your jersey and get ready to cheer on your favourite team. Tickets for the Chase the Ace Jackpot will be sold from 8-10 and drawn at 10:30.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 26
Tuesday 26th November 2013

The new national rankings are out, and the Weeks Jr A Crushers have entered the top ten. After a week where the Crushers won the only game they played against a very tough Truro Bearcats squad, and saw their game with Summerside postponed due to the bridge closure, the Crushers moved up one spot to number 10. This week, the Crushers Thursday night home game is against the other MHL team in the Top 20 Nationally, the 18th ranked Dieppe Commandos. Game time at the Wellness Center Thursday night is 7pm. The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team split two games over the weekend. On Friday night the Nighthawks faced the Nova Nova Gryphons in a back and forth battle with NRHS coming out on the losing end with a 4-3 loss. Scoring for NRHS were Jordan Wheeler with two and Jeff Skinner with a single. Assists going to Luke Macdonald, Keegan Currie and Dallas MacDonald. Brennan Snell played in nets. The Nighthawks took the win, 7-5 on home ice Saturday night against Sarec. Scoring for NRHS were Luke MacDonald with two, Josh Langille, Jethro Gunn, Evan Ferguson, Brandon Livingstone and Brandon Bell with singles. Assists, to Keegan Currie, Lance Emery, Jeff Skinner, Reed MacDonald, Luke MacDonald, Noah Chisholm, Dallas MacDonald and Keegan Currie. Kyle MacKenzie played in nets. Up next, the Nighthawks will be participating in The North Nova Tournament, November 29, 12 pm versus Dalbrae and 8 pm versus Amherst. Saturday, November 30th, 12pm versus North Nova. All games will be played at the Trenton Arena.
Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects won gold at the Grant Thornton Early Bird Tournament on the weekend in PEI. The Selects went undefeated throughout the weekend going 5-0 and eventually defeating East Prince, PEI 4-1 in the finals with Jaylen Langille, Hayley Nichol, Alyssa Fitt and Keighan DeCoff scoring to lead the offense. Congratulations to the all girls from the coaches for a job well done.
The Pictou Maripacs Bantam C team extended its winning streak this past weekend. The Maripacs defeated the Trenton Steelers 9-6 Saturday with Justin Gillis scoring four goals while John Musick and Matthew Weatherbee netted singles. On Sunday, Pictou's Bantam C team defeated Westville by a score of 10-1.   Gillis had six goals while Musick and Dylan Rafuse each scored twice.
The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team celebrated its first win of the season in a 5-0 victory over the Glace Bay Miners. Rhea Young and Hayley MacDougall had two goals each while Brianna Francis netted a single. The Bantam A Selects lost a game by 2-0 earlier in the day to the miners. The second goal against them was in an empty net.  The Bantam A Subway Selects are headed to Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.
Three games in Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League action Sunday at the Stellarton Rink: in the first match, Thistle Bar won in a shootout 5-4 over Dewtie's Excavation. Game two saw Nat Pro Gas dominate Can Connect 10-2, and in game three, Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Connors 8-6. Two games tonight: Can Connect plays Connors at the Stellarton Rink at 8, while at the Hector Arena, Nat Pro Gas faces off against Whiteys Vikings at 9.
Northumberland won the Junior High Girls Volleyball District Finals over the weekend, going 6-0 in the round robin, defeating Duncan MacMillan in the semi-finals, then beating New Glasgow Junior High in the finals. East Pictou won the bronze medal match against Duncan MacMillan. The girls will be off to regionals December 14th.
Saturday night North Nova defeated Antigonish Royals 60-59 in girls high school varsity basketball. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 17 points. The Gryphons defence held Antigonish scoreless in the last minute to seal the win.
The Anse MacDonald invitational basketball tournament was held over the weekend, with Park View Panthers upsetting Tantramar 82-56. North Nova finished in fourth place, falling to JL Ilsley 69-65 in the third place game.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 25
Monday 25th November 2013

After a slow start for the Crushers, they got their 10th win in 12 games with a 5-4 victory over the Truro Bearcats Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) had a pair for the Crushers, while David Stephens, Nick Parker, and Evan Carmody also scored in the win. Carmody's goal was the game winner, and gave the Crushers the lead for the first time all night late in the third period. The Crushers return to the ice today, when they head to the Island to face the Summerside Western Capitals.
The Pictou County Junior B Scotians lost a close-fought match 3-2 to Antigonish Sunday in Trenton. Scoring for the Scotians were Matthew Oldfield and Steven MacNeil. Ben Goss turned aside 50 shots to keep the team in it. The rematch with the Bulldogs will be in Antigonish Friday night at 7:30.
The Weeks Major Midgets picked up win number three in overtime, 5-4 over the Valley Wildcats. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats won 6-2.
The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects had an early exit from the Grant Thornton tourney in Charlottetown PEI this past weekend. The team had a record of one win and two losses that dashed their chances at a gold medal in the highly competitive tourney. On Friday afternoon the Selects took on their league rival TASA Ducks and lost by a score of 2-1, giving up a goal with just 22 seconds to play. Sophia Wornell scored the lone goal for Pictou. Friday night the Selects took on the top ranked team in the New Brunswick Bantam AAA league. The Subways had a convincing 3-1 victory, keeping their team alive for the time being. Patti-Anne Tracey had two goals while Caitlin Taylor added a single marker. A win or a tie on Saturday afternoon would see the Selects play Halifax in the crossover on Sunday morning. Pictou County took on the Western Phantoms, the number two team in the NB AAA league. The Selects got off to a flying start and dominated the Phantoms at both ends of the ice, scoring late in the first to take a 1-0 lead on a goal by Sarah MacNeil. The Phantoms tied the game early in the second to make it 1-1. The Selects hung on through the rest of the second and  third, looking solid to at least earn the tie. With 34 seconds left to play and the face off deep in the Subway's end, The Phantoms managed a point shot through traffic. The shot deflected off a leg and found it's way into the back of the net with just 19 seconds remaining. The heartbreaking loss sent the Selects home early despite a solid effort in all three round robin games. The girls played really well this weekend and I was extremely proud of the way they handled themselves, said Coach Steve Halliday following the tourney. This is a very classy group of young ladies with lots of talent. A bounce here or there and the outcomes would have been different. Every game at this level is close, always within a goal so there's very little margin for error. That's what makes this team and our league so great, he added. TASA Ducks went on to defeat Western phantoms by a score of 3-0 to win the championship. The Selects are back to league action this Saturday as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.
The Northern Subway Selects of the Female Midget AAA league are starting to round into form.  Last weekend the girls played two exhibition games vs. Acadia University.  Game 1 was a loss by a score of 1 to 0.  Game two ended in a tie 3 to 3. More recently, the Selects picked up 4pts in league play.  On Saturday, the girls defeated the McIntyre Chevy Panthers of Cape Breton by a score of 5-2.  Maddy Bourque let the way with a hat trick and single tallies to Katy Marcotte and Sienna Forence.  Kenzie Reid picked up three assists as well. On Sunday, the girls defeated the Panthers again by a score of 3-2.  Maddy Bourque again led the way with a pair of goals.  Kaila Reid scored the winner late in the second period.  Jordan Archibald got both wins in goal.
The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers competed in the Bobby Joe Ryan Memorial Tournament over the weekend and came home with a 2-2 record. Friday evening saw the county squad defeat the Glace Bay Miners 4-1. Scoring for Pictou County were Luke Young, Bailey Pye, Logan Decoste and Thomas Devine.  Assists were given to Ian MacDonald and Duncan Cameron.  Player of the game honours were given to Blake Fraser. Saturday morning the County crew faced the North Side Vikings and skated to a thrilling 4-3 victory that ensured themselves a spot in the Crossovers on Sunday.  Scoring for the locals were Devine, Pye, Ian MacDonald, and Munro MacKay. Getting assists were Luke Young with a pair, Duncan Cameron, Evan Shea,  Decoste,  and MacDonald.  Player of the game went to goaltender Wesley Kelly. Saturday evening saw the boys face the tough Cape Breton Islanders coming up on the short end of a 3-2 score.  Hitting the twine for the Crushers was hard charging defenseman Owen Baird from Pye and Evan Shea early in the 2nd and Ian MacDonald from Cameron in the third. Player of the game went to Luke Young. The Sunday morning game saw a re-match with the Northside Vikings and the Crushers fell 4-2.  Providing the scoring for the Crushers were Ian MacDonald and Munro MacKay while the player of the game was Goaltender Aidan Robinson. Next up for the Pee Wee “A” team is a return to league play against the Brookfield Elks at home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Nov 30th at the Wellness Centre where admission is free.
The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs had three close games at the Grant Thornton Early Bird Invitational Tournament this weekend in PEI. The Bulldogs’ tournament opener was a hard-fought game against Avery’s Valley Wild, the top team in the Nova Scotia Midget AA league. Shauna Campbell scored the lone goal for the squad in the 2-1 game, assisted by Cynthia MacDonald and Kara Chisholm. The Bulldogs were successful in killing a 5 on 3 penalty at the end of the first period. Goaltender Nicole Grace received player of the game honours for her outstanding play, while Kerrilyn Kennedy was named most sportsmanlike player. The second game for the local girls on Friday was against league rivals the Halifax Hawks. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow tied the score at 1 in the first period with a one-on-one chance, assisted by Emma Boudreau, who then got the go-ahead goal in the second period, unassisted. Halifax tied it up in the second period, with the game ending in a 2-all draw. Breanna MacDonald was strong in nets. Player of the game was Dunn, with Boudreau receiving most sportsmanlike player. The Bulldogs faced the Fundy Nationals on Saturday evening, coming from behind to score two in the second period to tie up the game. Shauna Campbell scored both goals, with assists going to Cynthia MacDonald with two, and singles from Jodie MacDougall and Brigid O’Connor. Fundy scored in the third, resulting in a 3-2 loss for Antigonish. The game featured a number of penalties for both teams, with the first goals by each team scored on power plays. Nicole Grace was stellar in goal. Campbell was named player of the game, while Caralena Tracey was most sportsmanlike player. Their record of two losses and a tie wasn’t enough to make it to the cross-overs in the eight-team division, which was won by the O’Leary Western Wind of PEI. The 36th annual Early Bird Invitational Tournament, hosted by the Sherwood-Parkdale Rural Minor Hockey Association, featured 106 AA and AAA teams from Novice to Midget in both girls and boys divisions.
The Subway Selects Midget team participated in the Source for Sports tournament this weekend in Summerside PEI and came away with the gold.  The Selects goalies, Kara Mason and Brittany Duff both had a perfect weekend with zero goals scored against them. The first game saw the Selects against the host team Summerside Capitals sweeping to  a 4-0 victory.  Scoring for the Selects were Jessie McIntyre with 2, Brae Henderson and Kayla Simpson had a goal each.  Assists went to MacKenzie Bell, Lauren Quann, Chayla Heath, Brae Henderson and Lindsay Feit. The second game of the tournament,  played  Saturday morning was once again a clean sweep over the Alberton Regals 3-0.  Scorers for the Selects were Lindsay Cheek with a pair and Lindsay Feit.  Assists went to Maria MacIvor, Kayla Simpson, Brittany Chisholm and Brae Henderson. The Selects moved on to their 2nd game Saturday with a win over the Northumberland Bruins and led the way to a 3-0 victory.  Scoring were MacKenzie Bell, Lindsay Feit and Jessie McIntyre.  Assists went to Brae Henderson, Jessie McIntyre and Chayla Heath. In the crossover game Sunday morning, Lauren Quann led the Selects with a hat trick to secure a convincing 7-0 win over the host team Summerside Capitals.  Other goals were scored by Lindsay Cheek with 2, Brittany Chisholm and MacKenzie Bell.  In the championship game with Selects came away with a 4-0 win over the Northumberland Bruins.  Brittany Chisholm scored a hat trick for the Selects while Lindsay Feit got the other tally. Players of the game for the Selects were: Brittany Chisholm, MacKenzie Bell, Lauren Quann and Kara Mason. Tournament all stars were Lindsay Cheek and Jessie McIntyre.  Most valuable player of the tournament went to Lindsay Feit.
The Trenton Steelers Bantam Rec team came up big this past weekend with 3 wins.  The first game had the Trenton Steelers heading to Thorburn to play the Golden Hawks, with the Steelers squeaking out a 5-4 victory.  Scoring for Trenton was Chandler Fraser with a pair, Tristan Watters with a  pair, and Carter Hatfield with a blast from the point, scoring in the last 2 minutes of the game to break the tie to secure the win.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin with 3, and singles to Tristan Watters, Lucas Morton, Muin Herney, Ethan MacIvor and Alex Moore. The second game had the Pictou Maripacs in town, with the Steelers coming out on top with a 9-6 win.  Scoring for Trenton were Tristan Watters with a hat trick, Ethan MacIvor with a pair, and singles going to Nicholas Laffin, Aaron MacDonald, Lucas Morton and Carter Hatfield.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin with 5, Ethan MacIvor with 3, Carter Hatfield with 2 and singles to Muin Herney, Jacob Billington, Lucas Morton, Dawson Fraser, Aaron MacDonald and Spencer MacDonald. The third game had the Trenton Steelers going to Westville for a tilt with the Westville Miners.  The Steelers won that game 6-3.  Scoring for Trenton were Carter Hatfield, Bailey Stacey, Lucas Morton, Jacob Billington, Nicholas Laffin and Chandler Fraser.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin, Chandler Fraser and Ethan MacIvor with a pair each, singles to Jonathan Spears, Bailey Stacey and Aaron MacDonald.  James MacLane was stellar in the net for all 3 games making some spectacular saves. The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers play next this coming weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 
Three games in Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League action at the Stellarton Rink: in the first match, Thistle Bar won in a shootout 5-4 over Dewtie's Excavation. Game two saw Nat Pro Gas dominate Can Connect 10-2, and in game three, Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Connors 8-6.
Saturday night North Nova defeated Antigonish Royals 60-59 in girls high school varsity basketball. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 17 points. The Gryphons defence held Antigonish scoreless in the last minute to seal the win.
The Anse MacDonald invitational basketball tournament was held over the weekend, with Park View Panthers upsetting Tantramar 82-56. North Nova finished in fourth place, falling to JL Ilsley 69-65 in the third place game.
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NOV 24 - ECFM LOCAL SPORTS AFTERNOON
Sunday 24th November 2013

After a slow start for the Crushers, they got their 10th win in 12 games with a 5-4 victory over the Truro Bearcats Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) had a pair for the Crushers, while David Stephens, Nick Parker, and Evan Carmody also scored in the win. Carmody's goal was the game winner, and gave the Crushers the lead for the first time all night late in the third period. The Crushers return to the ice today, when they head to the Island to face the Summerside Western Capitals.
There are games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League today at the Stellarton Rink. Game one at 5:20 has Dewtie's Excavating up against the Thistle Bar, then Nat Pro Gas vs Can Connect at 6:50 and the Pictou Landing Falcons take on Connors at 8:20.
North Nova Education Centre saw lots of boys varsity basketball this weekend as the Gryphons host the Anse MacDonald Invitational tournament. The home team defeated Glace Bay in the opening game Friday afternoon by a score of 59-56 in front of a packed house. Daniel Johnson was the top scorer of the game, racking up 18 points. Forward Liam Spears and Guard Campbell DeMont chipped in with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Yesterdays play-off matches took place at 1 and 3 and 5pm at North Nova and we are waiting to hear those outcomes.
In women's university hockey action the Mt. Allison Mounties travelled to Antigonish to play at the Keating centre Friday, where they were defeated 5-2 by the St. FX X-Women.
The Pictou County Junior High Girls Volleyball Championships were at Northumberland Regional High this weekend... 7 teams from around the county are competing, plus a team from Sheet Harbour. The top 2 teams will be advancing to the regionals in Pictou.
In Judo news: Athletes from across the Atlantic Provinces travelled to Fredericton, NB last weekend for the Fall Classic at the University of New Brunswick.  The Kanokai Judo Club based in downtown New Glasgow, had three members return with hardware. Cody Angevine won gold, Marshall Fitt won two gold, and Megan Constable came home with silver from their respective categories. Congratulations going out to them from everyone at Kanokai!
You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca I'm Natalie Gordon, and that's local sports .

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 21
Thursday 21st November 2013

The North Nova JV Gryphons Boys Basketball team won their season opener Wednesday night 74-64 over South Colchester Academy. Scoring for North Nova were Anfernee Miller with 26, Wayne Desmond with 13, Torian MacLean with 12, and Steve Courtney with 9.
There were two games played in the Elemetary Boys Basketball League last night in Trenton. In the first game Redcliff from Truro defeated West Pictou by a score of 46-22. Xander Rorison with 10 and Cohen Ross with 7 led West Pictou in scoring. In the second game Trenton beat A.G. Baillie 35-29. Brady Campbell with 8 points led Trenton in scoring, with Brandon Campbell and Ben Turnbull adding 6 , while Jared Fraser and Nick MacInnis had 4 and 3 points respectively.   Ryan Alexander and Nolan Manning had 4 each for A. G. Baillie.    Trenton remains undefeated with earlier wins over Antigonish by a score of 34-17 and over Frank H. 38-18.   In the first game Nick MacInnis led the Trojans with 11, while Ben Turnbull and Brandon Campbell had 8 each.   In game two Turnbull had 10 points and MacInnis added 8. The Campbell twins Brady and Brandon chipped in with 6 points each. George Mills with 10 and Logan Kirwan with 7 led the offence for Frank H.
The league-leading Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers are hosting their archrivals the Truro Bearcats tonight at the Wellness Centre. Both sides are hoping cooler heads will prevail: a pre-season tilt between the teams ended with a series of fights. Game time is 7 tonight. Michael Petter will have more on the Crushers games and other league news with Slapshot tonight at 6 here on East Coast FM.
Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Thursday & Friday night from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.
Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different age groups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 
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*UPDATED* LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 20
Wednesday 20th November 2013

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played games on Sunday and Monday, resulting in a win and a loss. The Selects faced off against the Cape Breton Pee Wee AA Vikings on Sunday at the Hector Arena. The Vikings opened up the scoring 18 seconds into the game, with the local girls responding 15 seconds later with an unassisted goal by Lindsey MacDonald. Pictou County added another unassisted goal, this time by Jenna Reid, before the first period ended. In the second period, MacDonald scored again for the Selects, assisted by Ella Webber, but Cape Breton answered with one of their own to make the score 3-2 after two periods. The rest of the game went back and forth as Cape Breton scored first in the third period to tie it up, and then Shalyn Bona found the back of the net for the local squad, assisted by Madison Robertson. The Vikings again evened the score at 4 all. With one minute left in the game Bona scored her second goal of the game, assisted by Eva Wornell, to make the final score 5-4 for the Selects. On Monday night at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, the girls were defeated 2-0 by the Dartmouth Whalers.
The Subway Midget Selects had a successful weekend playing the Colchester Cyclones in a home and home series.  On Saturday the Selects visited Truro and came away with a 4-1 victory.  Scoring for the Selects were Brittany Chisholm, Keeley McCuish,Lindsay Feit and MacKenzie Bell.  Assists went to Tori Mac Cuish, Kourtney Barker and Lindsay Feit.  Brittany Duff had a strong game in nets for the Selects. On Sunday the Selects hosted Colchester and were once again victorious with a 5-0 win.  Scoring on Sunday were Tori McCuish, Kourtney Barker, Brae Henderson,Lindsay Cheek and Lindsay Feit.  Assists went to Lauren Quann, Tracey Denny and Lindsay Feit.  Kara Mason earned the shutout in nets for the home game. The Selects travel to Summerside this weekend for the Source for Sports Midget tournament.
On weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers hosted the Yarmouth Mariners.  On Saturday evening the Mariners took the win and the Crushers were held scoreless. On Sunday, the Crushers played with more   determination but fell short and lost 3-1. Scoring the lone goal for the locals was Christian MacLeod with Austin Mason picking up the assist. Brennan McGuire was in goal for both matches. Next weekend the Crushers will have a home at home series against the Acadia Axemen in Kentville.  The Crushers will play Saturday at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre.
The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers met Acadia for two home games this past Sunday. The Crushers opened the scoring in the first game with an unassisted goal by Dawson MacDonald. The second period was scoreless for both sides, but late in the game Myles Farnsworth netted another unassisted goal for the Crushers. Acadia managed to put one in the net with just over a minute left in the game, but the home team came out on top with a final score of 2-1. In the second game, the Crushers once again opened the scoring in the first period with a goal from Myles Farnsworth, assisted by Cameron MacKinnon and Gabe Paquet. Acadia responded in the second period, but Joseph Mason’s short-handed goal put the Crushers ahead by one. Before ending the second period, Ian Reynolds scored with a feed from Tanner Steele and Brent Chapman to make the score 3-1 for the Pictou County squad. However, Acadia came out strong in the third period, after the break to clean the ice, netting two more for the visiting team to tie the game. Covey Cameron responded with a goal for the Crushers with an assist from Dawson MacDonald to put the Crushers ahead 4-3. But Acadia was determined, and they scored the tying goal with under three minutes remaining and then the game winner with less than 40 seconds on the clock. Acadia took the second game with a 5-4 win. Goaltenders, Michael Law and Jacob Fraser, both played strong between the pipes for the Crushers, splitting both games. The Atom AA Crushers travel to Yarmouth this week-end to play two games against the Mariners.
The NNEC Gryphons boys hockey team posted a come from behind victory on Friday night at the Trenton Arena in their only game of the weekend.  The Gryphons were playing with four injured players in the stands including 3 defensemen.  The Dr. JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish opened the scoring early in the first period and put up a two goal lead early in the second before Jacob Pentz got the Gryphons on the board in the dying minutes of the second frame.  Darrly Wheadon assisted on Pentz's powerplay goal.  Brandyn Benjamin, assisted by Ethan Snell and Chris Brooker,  tied the game midway through the third and Chris Brooker, unassisted,  put the Gryphons in front only to have Antigonish tie the game with a minute remaining.  A three on three sudden death over time was quickly solved as Jacob Pentz, on a pass from netminder Joel MacLean, scored a minute into the OT period to secure the 4-3 win.  THe Gryphons travel to Truro Thursday, Nov 21 to meet the CEC COugars and host Northumberland Regional High School at home at  the Trenton Arena on Friday, Nov 22 at 8:30pm.  Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.
The North Nova JV Gryphons Boys Basketball team won their season opener last night 74-64 over South Colchester Academy. Scoring for North Nova were Anfernee Miller with 26, Wayne Desmond with 13, Torian MacLean with 12, and Steve Courtney with 9.
Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.
Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different age groups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 19
Tuesday 19th November 2013

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team played one game over the weekend against East Hants. NRHS was tied 2-2 going into the third period but the last five minutes of the game saw East Hants score three quick goals to take the win, 5-3. Scoring for the Nighthawks was Kyle Sutherland with 2, assisted by Jeff Skinner, Evan Ferguson and Keegan Currie. Kyle MacKenzie played in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks is a game Friday night in Trenton vs. North Nova, game time is 8:30 and a home game, Saturday, November 23 at the Westville Arena, game time 6 pm. vs. Sarec. Admission $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Three games on Sunday at the Stellarton Rink in the Chediac Furniture Stellar-Nova Hockey League. In game 1, Can-connect edged Connors 5-4. In the second match, Nat Pro Gas defeated Dewtie's Excavating 7-4. And in the final contest, Thistle Bar got past the Pictou Landing Falcons 9-5. Tonight in Stellarton, Can Connect plays Whitey's Vikings at 8:00, followed by Nat Pro Gas vs Connors.
Peewee A Subway Selects split home and home with Antigonish over the weekend. The first game saw the Selects defeat the Bulldogs 5-3. Madison Sample and Emma Martin each scored a pair. Carly Smith added a single. The Selects travelled to Antigonish on Sunday, where they fell short with a score of 6-2. Scoring for the Selects was Ellen Coffin and Abbey Munroe. 
Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan  World Indoor Soccer League . Game 1 England 4 vs Canada 4 England-- Nick Horne 2, Brayden LeBlanc 2 Canada-- Jared Snell 2, Blake Kontuk 1, Taylor Ebbett 1, Russia 5 vs USA 5 Russia-- Jayden Hatchard 2, Sophie Gerrior 1, josh Walsh 1, Sam Hickey 1 USA--  Jordan Tran 2, Mitchell Jardine 1, Kaleb Spaulding 1, Connor MacLeod 1
The Northern Rebels Peewee B team split a home and home series recently with the Westville Miners. In game 1, the Rebels shut out the Miners 3-0, while in game 2, the Miners triumphed 5-3.
Best of luck to three local boxers who are traveling with their coaches to a national championship. Brady MacDonald, Keeghan Hughes and Shania MacPhee of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club are going to Quebec City to compete at the Canadian Amateur Boxing Championship.
Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.
Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 18
Monday 18th November 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column Saturday night in Kentville. After a pair of shootout losses Thursday and Friday, the Crushers rode a 38 save performance by Devon Tremblay to a 4-1 win over the Valley Wildcats. Nick Parker scored twice, his tenth and eleventh goals of the season, while Garrett Lambke (LAM-key) had his fourth and Jordan MacInnis got his eighth into an empty net. The Crushers got four of a possible six points over the three games, and are now off until Thursday, when they will host their closest rivals, the Truro Bearcats.
The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have moved into eight place in the league after defeating the Harbour Storm 4-2 yesterday. Scoring for the Crushers were Grant Fraser with a pair, and singles from Nolan Emery and Kevin Mason. On Saturday, the Crushers lost to the Nova Jr. X-Men 6-4. Next weekend the Crushers travel to Halifax for a tournament.
The Weeks Major Midgets went 2 and 1 at the Monctonian Challenge. The Major Midgets began with a loss 5-2 to the Kensington Wild, both bounced back with wins against the Central Icepak and the Ottawa 67's. The team missed the quarterfinals on goals. The squad is back in league play this coming weekend for a doubleheader with the Valley Wildcats.
The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects earned another three points this weekend in Provincial Bantam AA League play. The Selects tied Valley Wild 2-2 on Saturday and defeated the Colchester Cyclones by a score of 4-1 on Sunday. The Subways fell behind early in Saturday's game at home in Pictou against the Valley Wild. Camryn Halliday tied things up a couple of minutes later. After a tight checking, scoreless second period, Halliday gave the Selects the lead just under a minute into the third with her second of the game. Two minutes later, Valley capitalized on the power play and evened things up at two. despite several good chances by both teams, the game would end in a 2-2 draw. Jenna Landry was in goal for Pictou County. It was a different story on Sunday when the Selects stormed into Colchester County and scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take a 3-0 lead into the third period. Patti-Anne Tracey had a pair to go along with an assist while Sarah MacNeil had a single and added an assist. The Cyclones struck on the power play late in the third but Halliday scored a shorthanded marker with under a minute to play to seal the victory. Landry had the win in goal. The Selects have a busy week travelling to TASA on Tuesday, then over to PEI where they are participating in the Sherwood/Parkdale Early Bird Tourney. The Selects resume league play next weekend.
The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects had their first tie game of the season. The Selects tied Port Hood 1-1 with Katrina Bagnell scoring the lone goal for Pictou County. Both Ireland Miller and Leigha MacDonald were solid in nets for the Selects. The Bantam A Selects head to Glacé Bay this coming Subday for two back to back games.
The Junior B Scotians fell to the Bay Ducks 4-2 yesterday at the Trenton Minor Community Sports Centre. Brandon Verge scored both the Scotians' goals. On Friday, the team travels to Port Hawkesbury to face the Strait Pirates, then return home next Sunday night to host the Antigonish Bulldogs.
The Pictou Maripacs Bantam C team celebrated two wins this past weekend. The Maripacs defeated Westville 6-5 on Saturday with Justin Gillis scoring four goals and singles by Evan MacCarthy and Dylan Rafuse. On Sunday,  the Maripacs defeated Thorburn 4-0 and Gillis had a hat trick in this game while Rafuse netted one.  
The Trenton Midget C Steelers won both their games on the weekend. Friday night at home, Trenton defeated Thorburn 5-3, and on Saturday they shut out Pictou 6-0.
Under less than ideal conditions, the Pictou County Pee Wee “A” Crushers and Cumberland County Ramblers managed to survive the Oxford Arena Saturday afternoon with no less than 42 penalties between them. The end result was a 5-0 win for the Crushers and a lot of head shaking on both sides. The cold confines of the Arena caused even the time clock to malfunction thus causing delays with the play and confusion at times for referees and bench staff on both sides. Leading a balanced attack for the Crushers was Luke Young with a pair and singles going to Evan Reynolds, Ben MacGillvary, and Logan Decoste. Assisting on the goals with two apiece were Brody Bowering and Blake Fraser, chipping in with one each were Munro Mackay and Duncan Cameron. Player of the game honors were given to goaltender Wesley Kelly for the well earned shutout.   Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre in the return engagement, the visitors took advantage of sloppy play and skated to a 4-2 victory. Scoring for the Ramblers were Evan McMillin, Kyle Allen, Zack Gould and Riley MacKenzie.  Replying for the Crushers were Duncan Cameron assisted by Ian MacDonald and an unassisted marker by Munro Mackay. Evan Shea’s steady play earned him player of the game for the local squad.
Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.
Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 17
Sunday 17th November 2013

The Weeks Junior A Crushers played the Valley Wildcats last night at the Kentville Centenniel Arena coming away with a 4-1 victory. The Crushers host their next game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday against the Truro Bearcats. Puck drop is 7pm.
Later today in the Chediac Stellar-Nova Hockey league: 5:20 pm game sees Connors take on Can Connect, 6:50 is Nat Pro Gas vs Dewties's Excavating, and finallyy the Pictou Landing Falcons are up against the Thistle Bar at 8:25. All games at the Stellarton Rink.
In University men's hockey action – the St Thomas Tommies travelled to Antigonish to take on The St FXU X-Men at the Keating Centre Friday evening. ST FX edged St. Thomas 6 to 5. And last night the X-men defeated the UPEI Panthers 4-1, also at the Keating Centre.
Last Thursday at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Canadians edged the Rangers 7-6 in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Canadians were led by Kelly Marshal's four goals, Amy Cameron with two tallies, and a single marker off the stick of Sherri Palmer. Debbie Maclean and Christa Webber led the Rangers with two goals apiece  followed by single tallies by Juanita MacKeigan and Karen Campbell.
Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP - NOVEMBER 16
Saturday 16th November 2013

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have lost their second in a row after ending an 8 game winning streak Thursday night at the Wellness Center when they were edged in a shootout by the Miramichi Timberwolves: 2-1 was the final score. And the Crushers lost another close one to the hometeam in Bridgewater last night when the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks came up with 3 goals to the Crushers two. The Crushers play the Valley Wildcats tonight at the Kentville Centenniel Arena at 7:30pm.
Thursday night -at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Canadians edged the Rangers 7-6 in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Canadians were led by Kelly Marshal's four goals, Amy Cameron with two tallies, and a single marker off the stick of Sherri Palmer. Debbie Maclean and Christa Webber led the Rangers with two goals apiece  followed by single tallies by Juanita MacKeigan and Karen Campbell.
Also on Thursday at the Thornburn rink, in the Chediac Stellar-Nova Hockey league: Whitey's Vikings defeated the Pictou Landing Falcons 12-8 and Connors overcame Dewties's Excavating 10 to 7.
In University men's hockey action – the St Thomas Tommies travelled to Antigonish to take on The St FXU X-Men at the Keating Centre. ST FX edged the visiting team 6 to 5.
The Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club today.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.
Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 14
Thursday 14th November 2013

Tonight the Weeks Jr A Crushers take an eight game winning streak into action against the Miramichi Timberwolves. That game goes tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Center, beginning at 7:00. It's the first of three games in three nights for the Crushers, who will take on the Lumberjacks at the recently opened Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center tomorrow night. The game from Bridgewater can be seen on Fast Hockey with Nick Yorston and Eric Whynott bringing the call, but will not be available on East Coast FM. Then on Saturday the Crushers will travel to Kentville for their first ever match-up with the newly formed Jr A Valley Wildcats. Michael Petter will be in Kentville for that game Saturday night, with the pregame show beginning at 7:15, puck drop at 7:30, live on East Coast FM. And joining Mike during the intermissions, former Crushers play-by-play man Matt Little. Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different groups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com  The North Nova Boys Hockey team played two games this past weekend and although they played two great games, they came away with no points.  On Friday night in Trenton, the Gryphons hosted the Dalbrae Dragons.  The Gryphons took a two goal lead out of the first period goals by Tyler Baird and Craig Murray.  Dalbrae tied it up early in the second but a Jacob Pentz goal tied it shortly after.  Dalbrae scored two quick goals to take the lead before Pentz scored a 5 on 3 goal to end the second frame.  Dalbrae scored a powerplay goal to open the third but the Gryphons tied it agin on their own powerplay when Darryl Wheadon found the back of the net.  THe game looked to be heading to overtime before Dalbrae scored in the final minute to secure the 6-5 win over NNEC.  Assists in the game went to Kale Mason, Ethan Snell, Wheadon, Colin Holmes, Murray (2), Pentz and Carson Dunbar.  On Monday, the Gryphons travelled to Truro to face the CEC Cougars at the Colchester Legion Stadium.  Truro opened the scoring with 3 straight goals before Ryan Chabassol scored an unassisted goal to put NNEC on the board.  CEC opened the third with a quick power play goal giving them a 4-1 lead but the Gryphons did not give up.  Jacob Pentz from Carson Dunbar and Tyler Baird from Pentz and Wheadon scored a minute apart on a 5 on 3 powerplay to narrow the lead to 1 goal.  The Gryphons pulled netminer Joel MacLean with less than a minute left and put the puck in the net with 5 seconds remaining only to have to goal disallowed.  The Cougars were able to hang on for the 4-3 win.  THe Gryphons play their only game of the weekend on Friday night at the Trenton Arena at 8:30 against Dr. JH Gillis of Antigonish.  Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.  Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday, Ireland 4 vs Portugal 4 Ireland-- Ryan Meikle 1, Noah Spaulding 1, Laurel MacIntosh 1, Gavin Botrque1 Portugal-- Raine - Decoste Bourque 2, Natalya Allen 1, Ashton Davidson 1 Mexico 6 vs Italy 3 Mexico-- Brandon Cameron 2, Victoria Robertson 1, Celine Tran 1, Dylan MacIntosh 1, Keegan Murray 1 Italy 3-Raymond Chisholm 2, Matthew Carson  1
On Saturday November 16 the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 13 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 13th November 2013

The Crushers and Mariners have flipped spots in the National rankings released today. The Crushers entered the top 20 for the first time this season last week in 19th spot, and this week moved up 8 spots to take over 11th. Conversely the Mariners have been in the top 20 Jr A teams in the country for several weeks now, and this week dropped from number 11 to 19. the Truro Bearcats have also re-entered the picture, getting onto the list as an honorable mention. Congratulations to the NRHS Subway athletes of the month for October. Female – Lauren Hale, Lauren was a significant leader on the Varsity Girls Soccer team, as team captin. Lauren was a consistent performer at the defensive end this soccer season. Male – Matt Guthro was also a leader of the Boys Varsity Soccer Team, he was a strong presence in the net for the nighthawks this season. The NRHS Athletic Department is hosting a give back to your community fundraiser in conjunction with the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program, “In the Bag”. Fundraising items for “In the Bag” are clothing, shoes and linens. It is simple, for each full garbage bag(67L) of clothing the athletic department will receive payment. For NRHS to receive funding there must be a minimum of 50 bags collected. We are asking the community to help out the school by donating a bag of clothes for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Win- win situation for all involved. There will be pick up date at NRHS, 104 Alma Rd on Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 am. Bags can be dropped off at NRHS starting on Monday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 20. For more information you can contact Ruth Ann Murray, NRHS Athletic Director at 396-2750, ext 6249 or murrayr@ccrsb.ca. The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had a home at home series against   the Antigonish Bulldogs.  On Saturday the Crushers hosted the Bulldogs   and lost 5-2.  Scoring both goals for the local squad was Luke Pelton   with Parker Stewart and Cameron MacCullum picking up assists. Brennan   McGuire was in goal. On Sunday, the Crushers travelled to Antigonish   and lost 6-4. Austin Mason, Pelton, Connor Lochead and Christian   MacLeod scored for the Crushers with Mason(3), MacLeod(2), Michael   MacGillivray, Stewart, and Lochead earning assists.  Thomas Baudoux   was between the pipes. The Crushers will see action this weekend when   they host the Yarmouth Mariners.  Saturday?s game is at 6:15pm and   Sunday?s game is at 9:15am at the Wellness Centre Rink B. This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers hosted the   South Shore Sharks and split the weekend. Saturday afternoon the   Sharks came out with a 5-1 victory. Scoring his first goal of the   season was Ryan Alexander assisted by Kade Mason and Ben Callaghan.   Brayden Leblanc was in goal. On Sunday, Crushers? Callaghan opened the   scoring with a feed from Blake Kontuk early in the first period.  The   Sharks tied the game late in the first period on the power play. The   second period was scoreless. 32 seconds into the third period Connor   MacLeod scored with Wayne Denny and Alexander picking up assists to   take a 2-1 lead.  The Sharks pulled their goalie to have the extra   attacker, but the Crushers would not be denied and earned their first   victory at home. Keigan Walker was rock solid between the pipes.  Next   action for the squad is this weekend when they participate in the   Bluewave Tournament in Dartmouth. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had a busy week-end on the road with three games in the Valley.   The first game on Saturday morning against Acadia Axeman finished 5-4 in Acadia’s favor.  Scoring for the Crushers was Dawson MacDonald with two goals, Cameron MacKinnon and Tanner Steele with singles. Assists went to Ian Reynolds, Cameron Young, and Brent Chapman.  The second game that afternoon was a one-sided affair when the Crushers travelled further into the Valley to face the Western Valley Spartans.  The Spartans skated away with a win.  However, on Sunday, the Crushers came together and challenged the Spartans in a more evenly matched game.  It wasn’t enough however, and the Spartans got the second win with a score of 2-1.  Tanner Steele scored the lone goal for the Crushers.   Jacob Fraser and Michael Law split the games between the pipes.   This week-end the Crushers face Acadia for two games at home on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Center The Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation’s (CMRC’s) 2013 Atlantic Motocross Awards Banquet was held Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton, NB.  Brent Chapman from Broadway, Pictou County, Nova Scotia received a trophy for achieving third place in the Atlantic Fall Series Championship for the 50cc 7-8 year old class.  Brent raced the full fall series at motocross tracks across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and faced tough competition with only two points separating him from the second place finisher in the fall series championship.  Brent did not finish below third place for all his races, but the highlight of the series for Brent was his first overall finish at the final race at Riverglade MX, in Salisbury, NB.  Brent moves up to the 65cc class next season to race with his brother, Nole.  Nole also had a good season, finishing in the top five for the 85cc class Falls Series while riding a 65cc bike, and sixth overall in the 65cc class. Brent and Nole would like to thank all those who helped them this season, including their family, friends, Birch Hill MX (Scotsburn, NS) and Century Saw and Marine Ltd. The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects fell 6-2  to the Dartmouth Whalers Sunday at the Gray Arena.  The game was close on the score board for most of the game, but the Whalers pulled ahead in the third period.  Thea Waller and Rhea Young scored for the Subway Selects.   The Pictou County Female Atom Selects remain undefeated on the season defeating the Tatamagouche Atom B Titans at the Wellness Centre on Friday then earning a 7-0 win over the Antigonish Atom Bulldogs on Sunday at the Antigonish Arena. The Selects were lead by Jaylen Langille with a hatrick, with Alyssa Fitt, Keighan DeCoff, Hayley Nichol, and Taylor Long getting singles. Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League Nat Pro Gas 13 Pictou Landing Falcons 6 Thistle Bar 8 Can-Connect 3 NSJHL East Hants Penguins 3 Brookfield Elks 2


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 12
Tuesday 12th November 2013

The Peewee A Subway Selects dominated over the Colchester Cyclones in their home and home series. On Saturday at the Pictou County  Wellness Center, the Selects won 10-1. Scoring for the Selects was Madison Sample with a hat trick. A pair to Emma Martin and Megan MacCarthy. Singles to Ellen Coffin, Megan Petipas, and Taya MacLean. In the second game, in Debert, on Sunday the Selects kept the strong play with another convincing win. Madison Sample opened the scoring for the Selects with a short handed goal and added another three. Megan MacCarthy had a hat trick. Briar Miller scored with a hard shot from the blue line. Megan Petipas and Ellen Coffin each added singles. Ashley Niven had a strong weekend in goal, picking up two wins. The newly formed Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team  got their first win of the season this past weekend. The combined Trenton and New Glasgow squad skated to a 4-1 win over the West Colchester Cobras on Saturday in Debert. Scoring for the Rebels were Clark Robertson, Nick MacInnis, Thomas Lennon and Cody LeBlanc. Assists went to LeBlanc, Madison Bond, Sam DeCoff, Broden DeCoff and Nicholas MacDonald. Jack Finley got the win in goal. On Sunday , the Rebels tied the Thorburn Golden Hawks at home in Trenton by a score of 3-3. Goals went to Ben Turnbull, Braydon Killen and Nick MacInnis. Assists went to MacInnis, Thomas Lennon and Madison Bond.  Ryan Royals was solid in nets for the Rebels. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had a difficult weekend, with two losses – one at home and one on the road. On Saturday at the Hector Arena, the Selects played hard against the TASA/Chebucto Ducks, but lost 4-2. While the local girls held the balance of play for two periods, with the score even at 2 at the end of the second period, they gave up two third-period goals. Scoring for Pictou County were MacKenzie Ells and Garyn Purvis. Assists were marked by Lindsey MacDonald, Jenna Reid and Emily Hayes. Goaltender Victoria Dunn stopped a penalty shot in the first period. Sunday’s game was penalty-filled as the Selects faced off against the Halifax Hawks at the Halifax Forum. Jenna Reid found the back of the net late in the game, assisted by MacKenzie Ells, to put the Selects on the board, but it wasn’t enough, as the Hawks won 2-1. On Saturday, the Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs faced off against the Halifax Hawks on the Millennium Centre auxiliary ice surface. The game was back and forth for the first two periods, as the game was tied 2-2 going into the third, but the Hawks scored three times in the third period to end the game with a 5-2 score. The Hawks scored first, with Emma Boudreau of the Bulldogs answering back, unassisted, near the end of the first period. The second period once again saw Halifax scoring first, and Antigonish getting a goal later in the period. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow scored, assisted by Caralena Tracey and Cynthia MacDonald. Last week the Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games. Game one, the Nighthawks travelled to Port Hawksberry to take on Saerc with Saerc wining 4-0. Kyle Mackenzie was in nets. Game two at the Westville arena, the Nighhawks battled against Dalbrae but fell short by one goal. Dalbrae took the game 5-4. Scoring for NRHS, Jordan wheeler with two, singles to Jeff Skinner and Kyle Sutherland. Assists credited to, Dallas MacDonald, Brandon Bell, Luke MacDonald and Brandon Livingstone. Next up for the Nighthawks is a home game against East Hants, Saturday, November 16, 6pm,  at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.
On Saturday November 16 the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Two games tonight in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: 8pm at Stellarton Rink – Thistle Bar vs Can-Connect 9pm at Hector Arena, Pictou – Nat Pro Gas vs Pictou Landing Falcons

ANTIGONISH MAN ACCUSED IN SEXUAL INTERFERENCE CHARGE FACING MINIMUM ONE YEAR IN JAIL
Friday 8th November 2013

An Antigonish man attempting to argue that the Crown's election of how to proceed with sex related charges against him was unreasonable did not win his argument today in Pictou Provincial Court. Terry Fitzgerald stands accused of sexual interference with a minor, a charge for which the Crown can choose to proceed by summary conviction or by indictment. The difference reflects the seriousness of the particular offense, and the range of sentences starts at 90 days for a summary conviction, and a minimum of one year for charges proceeding by indictment. Fitzgerald's lawyer, Rob Sutherland, attempted to argue that there were no reasonable grounds for the Crown to proceed by indictment, an election which was made before Sutherland came onto the case. Fitzgerald entered a guilty plea at a previous appearance, and will be sentenced, to the indictable charge, when he returns to court December 20. Court heard that he is also facing another sex-related charge in Antigonish, which is set for trial in January.


MISSING ANTIGONISH WOMAN FOUND IN MONTREAL
Friday 8th November 2013

RCMP have located the missing woman from Antigonish in Montreal. Yesterday afternoon around 2pm, RCMP were in contact with Lillian Corinne Austen. The 24 year old was believed missing after last being seen Tuesday morning. After the RCMP asked for the public's assistance, Montreal City Police confirmed Austen's whereabouts, and that she was unharmed.

ANTIGONISH WOMAN MISSING & POLICE ASK FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
Thursday 7th November 2013

Antigonish RCMP are asking for help to find a woman last seen Tuesday morning. Police believe Lillian Corinne Austen, 24, may be hitchhiking to Montreal with two cats. Austen is described as slim, and is five feet nine with dark brown hair. She requires medication and she does not have it with her.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 4
Monday 4th November 2013

The Weeks Junior A Crushers' win streak is now up to six. The team defeated Campbellton 1-0 in a shootout on Friday, and Saturday night in Miramichi downed the Timberwolves 4-1, led by 2 goals by Jordan McInnis with singles coming from Regan Spears and Nick Parker.
The Pictou County Scotians sent a loud and clear message to the rest of the league last night that they are a team to be reckoned with. In the first half of a home and home set with the Cumberland County Blues, the Scotians rode a Six point night from Brandon Verge to a 9 0 win at Trenton Arena. The Scotians went four of five on the power play, and outshot the Blues 65 to 25.  The rematch goes Friday night in Springhill. 
Two close games for the Weeks Major Midgets. Playing Cole Harbour in a home and home series, they lost 4-3 in Cole Harbour, and fell 6-4 yesterday at the Wellness Centre. Scoring for the Midgets on Saturday were Cody Johnston, Connor MacLaughlin and Lane Cormier, while Lane Cormier had a hat trick on Sunday with a single from Evan MacLennan. Next home game for the team is Saturday night against the Cape Breton West Islanders.
Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers split their games on the weekend, defeating the Bearcats Saturday in Truro 4-2, then falling 2-1 to the Breton Sport Cougars at home.
The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team participated in the Millenium Challenge Cup in Antigonish this past weekend hosted by the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Royals.  On Thursday night at the Antigonish Arena, the Gryphons faced the Lockview Dragons and came away with a 4-0 loss.  It was a penalty filled game that saw game MVP goalkeeper Joel MacLean face plenty of shots in the net.  On Friday morning at the Millenium Centre, the Gryphons played their second city team of the tournament, the Citadel Phoenix,  and again came away with a 4-0 loss.  Luke Grant was named MVP for the game.  Friday afternoon, NNEC met up with league rival CEC Cougars from Truro and although the Gryphons started the scoring, they were unable to keep the lead and fell 5-2.  Chris Brooker had both goals and Ryan Chabassol assisted on both goals.  Darryl Wheadon was named MVP for the game.  This Friday the Gryphons host the Dalbrae Dragons for their first meeting of the year.  Game time is 8:30 pm at the Trenton Arena and admission is $4 per person and $2 for students and seniors.  Also a reminder that the NNEC Boys Hockey Team is holding a bottle drive Saturday from 9am-3pm. The team will be going to the towns of Trenton, New Glasgow, Thorburn, and surrounding areas.  You can also drop your bottles off at NNEC during those hours or contact any member of the team for pick up.
The NRHS Boys hockey team returned from the Millennium Cup tournament with a win and two losses. On October 31, NRHS finished with a 5-2 win against J.H. Gillis. Scoring for the Nighthawks were, Lance Emery, Reed MacDonald, Jordan Wheeler, Jeff Skinner and Ben Morrissey. Assists credited to Noah Chisholm, Dallas MacDonald, Brandon Livingstone, Brandon Bell and Jordan Wheeler. Brennan Snell recorded the win in nets. Player of the game was Noah Chisholm. A penalty riddled game two resulted in a 7-0 loss against Millwood with Kyle Mackenzie in nets. Player of the game was Josh Langille. Game three against CP Allen ended in 6-1 loss for the NRHS boys. Scoring the Nighthawks lone gaol was Ben Morrissey,  assisted by Luke MacDonald. Morrissey was  named player of the game. Brennan Snell was net minder in game three. On November 6, the team travels to Port Hawkesbury and Saturday is the next home game, 6 pm at the Westville Arena verses Dalbrae. 
Northern Subway Selects lost 4-3 Saturday to ProCresting Penguins in a hard fought battle. The team was led by captain Katie Marcott (Port Hood) with a goal and an assist. Goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville) and Annika Mason (Stellarton) with her first of the season. Assists came from Kenzie Reid (Pictou), Hannah Richards (Stellarton), Siena Forance (Inverness), and Kaila Reid (Pictou). Jordan Archibald (MacPhersons Mills) played a strong game in nets after coming in at 1 minute 44 seconds to replace the injured Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains).
Three games were played at the Stellarton Rink for the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League. In game 1, Whitey's Vikings trounced Thistle Bar 11-2. Game 2 saw Dewtie's Excavating beat Pictou Landing Falcons 8-5. In the last contest Connors thumped Can Connect 8-1.
The Pictou Academy Girls Soccer team had a very rewarding year that saw them make it to the provincial finals. The squad faced Cape Breton Highland Academy for the semi-final match. With 80Km/hr winds, it would make for an interesting twist to the game. Despite what mother nature brought the game, the girls came out on top with a 1-0 score, and advancing them to the title match against Ecole de Sommet. In the Championship match, the girls were able to go into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Ecole de Sommet came out hard in the 2nd half, and although the Academy girls held them off for the first 30 minutes, the Sommet girls were able to strike 4 goals against the Lady Pitbulls in the final 15 minutes, to end the match in a 4-1 victory for Ecole de Sommet. The Coaching staff (Rick Cyr, Phillip Ruiz, Tara Fanning, & Brian MacKinnon) were so pleased with the girl’s results throughout the season. They have become a team that are so close, and worked so well together in a team environment. The Silver medal represents a step up from last year’s Bronze finish, but the girl’s teamwork and spirit is 1st place in the coach’s eyes. With 5 girls graduating, much skill remains with the 15 girls from grades 8-11, that will represent Pictou Academy very well next year with the hopeful next step of medal finishes. This weekend’s gold medal match represents the first time the team has made the championship match in 13 years. Next year, the Northumberland region will be hosting the provincial Championships. With the right results, Pictou is hoping to be that host!
The annual Vince MacDonald Memorial 10K Road Race was held in Trenton on Sunday. The top finisher was Dave MacLennan with a time of 35:27. Top female was Chanelle Cameron with a time of 46:30.
The Bluenose Curling Club held it’s Ice Breaker Funspiel this past weekend with 8 teams participating and the winner was the John McNaughton rink with Third Andrew Richardson, Second Alan Leck and Lead Justine Brimicombe.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 30
Wednesday 30th October 2013

Tuesday evening at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the Pee Wee “A” Crushers roared to a 4 goal first period and then cruised to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Truro Bearcats. Leading the charge for the Crushers with a combined 9 points was the line of  Ian Macdonald (3 goals, 1 assist), Duncan Cameron (3 assists) and Logan Decoste (2 assists). Marcus McIvor with his first of the season from the point and Luke Young on a nice individual effort rounded out the scoring. Also assisting was  Blake Fraser.  Truro scored two comeback goals in the second by Payne Thompson and Decklan Hearn to make things interesting but the Crushers regained their composure and sealed the win in the third. Wesley Kelly made several key saves between the pipes for the Crushers and slick centre Thomas Devine was buzzing all evening to earn player of the game honours for the Crushers.
The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects advanced to the cross-overs in the inaugural Subway Cup female hockey tournament this weekend, held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Hector Arena. The Selects were narrowly defeated by the TASA Ducks in the semi-final game by a score of 2-0. Player of the game was Mariah Linehan. TASA was defeated in the championship game by the Valley Wild. In their first game of the tournament, the local girls won 5-2 over the Halifax Hawks. Scoring for the Selects were MacKenzie Ells, Jenna Hickey, Lindsey MacDonald with one each, and KJ Emery with two goals. Assists were marked by MacDonald, Garyn Purvis and Madison Robertson. Player of the game was Emery. The Selects played the TASA Ducks in their second game, with the Ducks coming out on top with a 3-2 score. Eva Wornell and Ells scored, with assists going to Shalyn Bona and Jenna Reid. Player of the game was goaltender Victoria Dunn. In their third game, the Selects defeated the Bedford Blues 4-2. Finding the back of the net for the local squad were MacDonald, Reid, Emery and Linehan. Assists went to Emery, Ells and Reid, who was named player of the game. The Subway Cup featured 24 female teams from Atom to Midget, with six teams vying for the trophy in the Pee Wee division.  
The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects took part in the first annual Subway Cup female AA Tournament this past weekend. After a tie and a loss in round robin play, the Selects had their backs against the wall, needing a win in their final round Robin game to make it to the cross-over. Pictou County opened the tournament with a 4-4 tie with the Sackville Flyers. After opening with a 3-0 lead, the Selects gave up four unanswered goals in the third period to fall behind 4-3. Late in the final frame, the Selects pulled their net minder and scored to earn the tie. Patti-Anne Tracey led the way with two goals while Camryn Halliday and Caitlin Taylor added singles. In game two, the Selects got out to an early 1-0 lead but then fell behind 4-3 midway through the third period to the Mid-Isle Matrix of PEI. Despite pulling their net minder, yet again, the Selects could not manage a tie and gave up an empty net goal to fall 5-3. Brooke Morris, Camryn Halliday and Jensen Arsenault did the scoring for the Selects. Heading into game three, the Subways needed to defeat Cole Harbour to earn their way to the semi-final game in the tightly contested Bantam AA Division. Taylor MacKenzie put the Selects on the board first, scoring two minutes into the second period. The Cole Harbour squad tied things up three minutes into the third. With just five minutes remaining in the game and the Selects on the power play, Sophia Wornell scored to give the Pictou County squad the win they needed to move on to Sunday play. On Sunday morning the Selects took on the Halifax Hawks, a team that had beaten them soundly the previous week. With momentum squarely in favour of the Hawks the Selects took to the ice, looking for any advantage to try and get themselves to the gold medal game. The two teams battled through a scoreless first period, then a scoreless second. Tension mounted heading into the third with both teams sharing a number of great scoring opportunities. The teams played a further twelve minutes, unable to score in regulation. The fast paced, exciting game would require overtime to determine who would face Mid-Isle in the gold medal game. The two teams began a five minute, four on four, sudden death overtime and with just two minutes remaining; the hawks took a hooking penalty. With a four on three advantage, the Selects had a number of great chances to seal the win but were stymied by stellar net minding. The game was still scoreless after the overtime and was forced into a shootout. The teams traded goals as the first shooters took to the ice than neither team could score after two more shooters. The Halifax squad went next but were unable to score on Selects net minder Jenna Landry. The Subways had a chance to win with their final shooter but the Selects hit the goal post to force additional shooters to determine a winner. Halifax finally scored and the Selects were unable to match the goal, sending the Hawks to the final and the Selects back to the dressing room.  Halifax went on to win the first ever Subway Cup. By all accounts the semi-final match was one of the most exciting fastest pace game of the entire tournament. The bantam AA selects are off for development weekend and then return to action next Sunday as they host the Sackville Flyers in Pictou at 2:30PM.
The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers played the Antigonish Bulldogs in Antigonish on Sunday for a regular league game.  The game ended with no score and both teams receiving a point for the tie.   All the Crushers players showed a consistent effort.  Goaltenders Michael Law and Jacob Fraser split the game in nets.  The team takes a break from games this week-end to participate in Development Weekend.  They will resume league play on November 9th with a road games against Acadia and Western Valley.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 29
Tuesday 29th October 2013

The Subway Selects Peewee A team competed in the 6th Annual Chicks with Sticks Tournament Oct. 25-27, in Yarmouth. They had a 5-2 loss against Yarmouth in the bronze medal game. The Selects started the tournament against the Gold Medal winners, Eastern Shore with a 7-1 loss. Scoring the lone Selects goal was Madison Sample assisted by Abby Vint and Megan Petipas. Maddie Jones earned player of the game for a strong defensive game. The second game saw the Selects face the host team Yarmouth Mariners. Sample opened the scoring for the Selects assisted by Emma Martin. Hannah Fraser scored two unassisted goals. Singles went to Emma Martin, assisted by Carly Smith and Sample. Megan Petipas scored with seconds left to seal the win. Hannah Fraser was named player of the game. The Selects couldn't get on the score board when they faced the Cole Harbour Red Wings losing 4-0. Ashley Niven made many key saves in net, naming her player of the game. The Peewee A Selects will resume league play Saturday, November 9.
Lucas Canning scored with four seconds left in the third period to give the Atom AAA Crushers a 4-3 win over the Acadia Jr. Axemen in regular season action on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Landon Sim opened the scoring for the Crushers in the first period with assists going to Kiefer Avery and Liam Berthiaume. Ryan Green also scored in the first with assists from MacLean Tobin and Matthew Carson. The Jr. Axemen answered with three goals in the first and second periods, but easily could’ve had four if it wasn’t for Tyler Matchem’s save on a penalty shot late in the second. The Crushers came out strong in the third with Canning scoring two unassisted goals for the 4-3 win. The atom AAA Crushers are off the following weekend for Hockey Nova Scotia Development weekend.  Their next game is Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6:15 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre against the Truro Bearcats.
In Bantam A hockey action over the weekend New Glasgow and Pictou played a pair of games, with the Bombers besting the Maripacs in the first of the two meetings. On Friday the Bombers won 6-2, with Carson Ripoll leading the way with a hat trick. Also scoring for the Bombers were Angus Roy, Riley Sheehan and Dylan Niles. Tyler Waters picked up the win between the pipes. Lucas MacKay scored both of Pictou’s goals. On Saturday afternoon the two teams squared off again, playing to a 3-3 tie. Lewis scored late to give the bombers a 3-2 lead, but Tyler MacLennan scored his second of the game with 31 seconds left in the game to tie the game for the Maripacs. Also scoring for the bombers were Tony Mcguigan and Dylan Niles. Luke Claveau scored Pictou’s other goal. 
The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travelled to Windsor on Sunday to face off against the West Hants Warriors.  The Warriors open the scoring and had a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period.  Austin Mason opened the scoring for the locals in the second period with Michael MacGillivray and Aaron Purdy picking up assists. Brayden Ross and Connor Lochead set up Mason early in the third to tie the game. The Warriors regained the lead midway in the third. With just under 2 minutes left in the game, Mason, with the hot stick, scored his hat trick with Bailey Fraser and Christian MacLeod earning assits. The Warriors scored with only 43 seconds left to take the 4-3 win. Crushers next see action November 9th when they will host the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Wellness Centre at 11:30.
Seven members of the New Glasgow Junior High School cross country running team competed in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation championship on Monday, hosted by Evangeline Middle School in New Minas. The boys team, consisting of Matthew Chediac, Oliver Schnare, Jake Martin, Isaac MacDonald and Mark Atwood, won silver medals for placing second in the junior boys division. The top three boys placed in the top 20 out of 125 runners at the provincial championship. Kaitlin Kelly and Katelyn Dunn competed in the intermediate girls division, and placed 39th and 55th respectively, in a field of 83.
In High School Girls Soccer, the Lady Nighthawks play the Breton Education Centre Bears this afternoon at 1 pm. The game was originally scheduled for last Friday but was delayed due to a tragedy within the BEC school community. The winner of this contest will advance to the NSSAF Provincials this coming week-end to be played in the Annapolis Valley.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 28
Monday 28th October 2013

Two of the Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers will not be seen on the practice ice for the next few days, but they have a good excuse. John Mullally and Evan MacEachern of the Weeks Crushers are in Oakville, Ont. hoping to join the Canada East lineup for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge. The pair are two of seven MHL players invited to the camp. Mullally is seventh in the MHL and second on the Crushers in scoring with nine goals and 17 points, while MacEachern has two goals and six points for Pictou County. The camp runs until Wednesday, so the Crushers will have both players back in the lineup for this weekend.
The Pictou County Scotians won their first divisional home game of the season last night. The Scotians won 3-2 against the division leading Glace Bay Jr Miners at the Trenton Arena. Lucas Eshelman scored two goals and added an assist, while Ben Goss stopped 47 shots to earn the victory.  The Scotians are now off until next Sunday when they host the Cumberland County Blues. 
The Weeks Major Midgets lost both games of their doubleheader with the South Shore Mustangs this weekend. On Saturday the Mustangs won 3-2. Cody Johnston and Michael Stuart scored for Weeks, while Matthew Williams made 26 saves between the pipes for the loss. Sunday South Shore won 4-1, with Luke Melanson taking the loss in goal after allowing three goals on 41 shots. Noah Archibald scored the lone Weeks Major Midgets goal. Next weekend they are in action with a home-and-home series against the Cole Harbour Wolfpack.
The PeeWee “A” Crushers travelled to Inverness Sunday and escaped with a come from behind tie against the  Cape Breton West Screaming Eagles. In their toughest test this season the Crushers relied heavily on the stellar goaltending of Pictou native Aiden Robinson who turned away 32 Cape Breton shots to capture player of the game honours.  The County squad managed just 19 shots on the Eagles goaltender with Luke Young and Thomas Devine providing the scoring, assisting on Devine’s goal were Duncan Cameron and Young. Next up for the PeeWee “A” Club is a home game against league rival Truro Bearcats at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, everyone is welcome to come out and support the Crushers as they face the Bearcats in the first head to head meeting of the season.
The Subway Selects Atom AA team won their division in the first annual Subway Cup, defeating the Valley Wild 7-1. Jaylen Langille led the Selects in the final with two goals, with singles from Keighan DeCoff, Hayley Burke, Ashley MacDonald, Lani Coolen and Olivia Fitt. Dave MacNeil, the chairman of the Subway Cup, said the event was successful in it’s first year. There were 24 teams, in four divisions, that attended from throughout Nova Scotia and P.E.I.
The North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team had two games this week and came away with a lop-sided win and a close loss.  On Wednesday, the Gryphons travelled across the causeway to meet the SAERC Saints at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, shutting them out 6-0.  Lukas MacDonald earned the shut out in the net while Chris Brooker and Cody Hass added two goals each.  Darryl Wheadon and Luke Grant had single markers for the NNEC squad. Assists went to Kirklin Murray (2), John David Coffin, Jacob Pentz, Connor MacDougall, Duncan Byrne, Brandon Benajmin, Carson Dunbar, Ryan MacDonald, Grant and Brooker.  On Friday night at the Trenton Arena, the Gryphons hosted the CEC Cougars, falling 4-3 to the Truro team. NNEC does not have a home game next weekend as they are participating in the Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School Tournament in Antigonish starting Thursday.  The next home game is Friday, November 8th at 8:30 pm at the Trenton Arena where they will host Dalbrae Academy.
The Northumberland Regional High School boy’s hockey team wrapped up their week with a split, losing 6-4 to CEC before defeating Amherst 4-3 on Saturday at home. Thursday in Truro Kyle MacKenzie took the loss in goal for the Nighthawks, while Jeff Skinner (2), Brandon Bell and Jordan Wheeler scored for Northumberland.  Jethro Gunn (3) and Dallas MacDonald helped the Nighthawks to their 4-3 victory on Saturday at home at the Westville Sports Centre. Brennan Snell picked up the win between the pipes. The Nighthawks are also on the road this weekend as they travel to Antigonish on Oct. 31 to participate in the Millennium Cup Tournament.
  Three games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League, played at the Stellarton Rink: Nat Pro Gas trounced Dewtie's Excavating 10-3, Pictou Landing Falcons doubled Thistle Bar 6-3, and Connors defeated Can Connect 6-4.
In High School Girls Soccer, the Lady Nighthawks travel to play the Breton Education Centre Bears on Tuesday at 1 pm. The game was originally scheduled for last Friday but was delayed due to a tragedy within the BEC school community. The winner of this contest will advance to the NSSAF Provincials this coming week-end to be played in the Annapolis Valley.
A big, big shout out to the Craig Gives Back group, who wrapped up their Cross Canada Cycling tour yesterday in Victoria BC. Craig Aucoin was there for the last leg of the trip, after missing most of the journey recovering from injury. Craig, Lloyd MacLean and Bob MacDonald, who subbed for Craig from Nova Scotia to BC, finished at the Terry Fox Memorial Mile 0. The money raised by their efforts is going to CNIB, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, and YMCAs across Canada. You can still contribute by texting the word CRAIG to 45678 to make a $5 donation.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 27th October 2013

After four straight wins, the Weeks Jr A Crushers are in a eight day break in their MHL schedule with no road games on their schedule this weekend, and their home game this Thursday being postponed -due to Halloween -until January 29th. The Crushers next play this coming Friday in Campbellton, Our next live broadcast game on East Coast FM will be November 9th in Amherst.
In other upcoming hockey action: In the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League, there are 3 games today at the Stellarton Rink: at 5:20pm Nat-Pro Gas takes on Dewtie's Excavating, the 6:50 game has the Pictou Landing Falcons vs the Thistle Bar, and finally at 8:20 Connors go up against Can-connect.
Also today: the Pictou County Junior B Scotians are playing at the Trenton Arena - they go toe-to-toe with the Glace Bay Miners at 7:30 pm.
The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games with a win and a loss.  On October 24, the Nighthawks travelled to Truro with a  short bench, to take on the CEC Cougars, resulting in a 6 -4 loss. Scoring for NRHS were Jeff Skinner with a pair, Brandon Bell and Jordan Wheeler with singles.  Assists going to Morgan Peters and Jethro Gunn. Kyle MacKenzie had a strong performance in nets. NRHS took to home ice October 26, once again with a short bench, facing the Amherst Vikings and taking home a 4 - 3 win. Scoring for the Nighthawks were Jethro  Gunn with a hat trick and Dallas MacDonald with a single. Assists going to Jeff Skinner and Jordan Wheeler both with a pair and Lance Emery with one. Brennan Snell was solid in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks, they travel to Antigonish, October 31, to participate in the Millennium Cup Tournament.
  The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting its first Subway Cup this weekend at both the Hector Arena and the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Twenty-four female teams from across the Maritimes will compete in the all female girls hockey tournament.    The championship games are just getting underway- starting around noon at the Wellness Centre.  The tournament is a major fundraiser for the female hockey association and will not only offer great hockey action, but will also include a silent auction and one-time 50/50 draw.  For more information visit the website: sport.ca/selects2013. 
Curlers – time to sign up for the new season! The Westville Curling Club's Open House runs from November 4th to 8th running 7:30 to 9:30 each night.


MACNEIL NAMES SIXTEEN MEMBER CABINET
Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Premier Stephen MacNeil has named the sixteen people who will form the Cabinet in the Nova Scotia Legislature. All nine returning MLAs were given the higher profile cabinet posts, while some rookies were also named. Diana Whalen takes on the role of Finance Minister after being the critic on that portfolio for several years. She will also be the Deputy Premier. Karen Casey, the former Education Minister under Rodney MacDonald's Conservative government will regain that post in MacNeil's Liberal government. Leo Glavine, the former Health critic, takes over as Health Minister. Lena Diab becomes the first female Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Andrew Younger takes the Energy portfolio, while Kelly Regan becomes Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. Michel Samson will be Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. Tony Ince, who beat out former Premier Darrell Dexter for the seat in Cole Harbour-Portland Valley, will be Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage and African Nova Scotian Affairs. Joanne Bernard becomes Minister of Community Services, Mark Furey takes on Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Randy Delorey is Environment Minister, and Geoff MacLellan takes over as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Other members of Cabinet are Kieth Colwell in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Zach Churchill in Natural Resources, and Labi Kousoulis as the Minister of the Public Service Commission. Fully half of the Cabinet, eight of sixteen, are Halifax-area MLAs, while two come from Cape Breton, two from the Annapolis Valley, one from Colchester North, and one from Antigonish. Jamie Baillie will name the Official Opposition shadow cabinet tomorrow.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 22 **UPDATED**
Tuesday 22nd October 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have been rewarded for their perfect weekend with three wins in three games. The Maritime Hockey League announced the three stars of the week, and two of them are Crushers. Garrett Holmes earned the number one spot with a seven point weekend, netting five goals and adding a pair of assists. Brandon Thibeau got the nod for the third star after giving up just five goals in three games, earning three wins, a 947 save percentage, and getting credit for an assist in the win over Campbellton. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers played two home games against the Western Valley Spartans in regular season play at the Wellness Center this past week-end.  In the first game on Saturday,  Ian Reynolds opened the scoring early in the first period for the Crushers assisted by Tanner Steele and Brent Chapman.  The Spartans responded a few minutes later with a goal.  In the second period, Western Valley had  four unanswered goals .  Despite being down 5-1 going into the third, the Crushers didn’t give up and Cale MacLaughlin, Cale Archibald, and Cameron MacKinnon put the puck in the net in the third period, with assists going to Joseph Mason, Cameron Young, Myles Farnsworth and Gabe Paquet.   Western Valley added another in the third to seal the win for the visitors with a final score of 6-4. The teams met again the next morning, with Western Valley winning 4-0.  The Crushers were plagued with penalties during the game.  Jacob Fraser and Michael Law shared the games between the pipes. The Atom AA Crushers will go up against the Bulldogs in Antigonish this week-end.
This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers hosted the Western Valley Spartans.   On Saturday the Crushers lost 5 - 1. Scoring for the Crushers was Michael MacGillivray assisted by Austin Mason. Thomas Baudoux  was in goal.  Sunday?s match saw the locals defeated  3-0. Brennan McGuire was between the pipes. This Sunday the Crushers will travel to Windsor to play West Hants.
The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travelled to Yarmouth this weekend to face off against the Mariners. In Saturday's game the Crushers earned their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory. Scoring for the Crushers were Kade Mason, Spencer Creed and Cole Green. Brayden Leblanc was in the net.  On Sunday, the Mariners came out strong and defeated the local squad 7-2. Scoring for the Crushers were Blake Kontuk and Creed. Keigan Walker was in goal. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to the valley to play Acadia.
Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday. Game 1:  Brazil 6 vs Argentina 2 Brazil - Dylan Kontuk 3, Kelsey MacQuarrie 2, Brooke Blakeney 1 Argentina - Lleyton Rumley 1, JD MacKenzie 1 Game 2 Japan 5 vs Czech Republic 2 Japan - Clayton MacKay 3, Kiefer Avery 2 Czech Republic - Adam Farrell 1, Keegan MacFadden 1
There will be a 3K Costume fun run/ walk in support of Scott Jones.  It will be held Sunday October 27th with registration at 9am by the pond at the Scotsburn Fire Hall.  $5 per person / $10 per family.  All ages and fitness levels welcome!
Power Skating for Hockey players of all levels with a Can Power Certified Coach is Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm for 10 weeks at the Ivor MacDonald Arena in Thorburn.   Players must be in full gear and have a stick. Come out and improve your skill, speed and agility, contact Justine at 755-6005 or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com for more information.
Soccer registration for the Northern Nova Winter Soccer program will take place this Thursday at the indoor complex from 6-8pm., age groups Under 4- Under 16.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 21
Monday 21st October 2013

The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers have won 3 games in 3 days. The Crushers pounded the Campbellton Tigers 12- 4 in Thursday's game, overcame the Woodstock Slammers 6-0 Friday and Saturday in an away game, topped the Amherst Ramblers 3-1.
In Nova Scotia Junior B Hockey - the Pictou County Scotians were defeated 7-3 by the Valley Maple Leafs in Friday's game at East Hants Exhibition Arena. In Trenton yesterday, the Scotians fell 7-6 to the East Hants Penguins.
The Weeks Major Midgets were dealt a pair of losses on the weekend, shut out 8-0 on Saturday by the Newbridge Academy Gladiators and falling 6-2 to the Cole Harbour Wolfpack on Sunday. Noah Archibald and Doug Barton scored the lone Weeks goals over the weekend, while Matthew Williams played the majority of the weekend in goal for the Crushers. He made 36 saves in Saturday’s loss before coming in for the final 27:43 of Sunday’s game. He stopped all 16 shots on Sunday, while Luke Melanson allowed six goals in 25 shots. The Weeks Major Midgets are on the road next weekend for a doubleheader against the South Shore Mustangs.
The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers powered their way to 2 victories this past weekend. On Saturday the Crushers visited the Cumberland County Ramblers at Amherst Stadium, and took the match 9-4. Leading the charge for Pictou County was player of the game Blake Fraser with a hat trick, Munro Mackay, Luke Young and Evan Shea with two each.  Assists were garnered by Evan Reynolds, Body Bowering, Ben MacGillvary, Evan Shea, Fraser, Mackay and Young. On Sunday afternoon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the Antigonish Bulldogs were in town and ran into an inspired Crusher team that were skating from the first puck drop and racked up a 10-2 Victory.  Leading the attack for the Crushers were Munro Mackay and Ian MacDonald with three each, singles went to Luke Young, Duncan Cameron, Logan Decoste and Blake Fraser. Assisting on the goals were Thomas Devine, Evan Shea, Owen Baird, Blake Fraser, Cameron with a pair, MacDonald and Decoste. Replying for Antigonish were Ewan MacLean and James Taylor.
The Pictou County Bantam AA Selects split their first two league games of the regular season this past weekend. The Halifax Hawks spoiled the Selects home opener by defeating the Subways 5-0. The Selects travelled to Cole Harbour on Sunday where they took on the Red Wings. The Subways came out on top, winning 4-3. Taylor Mackenzie opened the scoring, batting home an Aevan MacDonald rebound. Cole Harbour tied the score with just over a minute to play in the opening frame. Camryn Halliday restored the lead late in the second when she scored an unassisted marker. The Wings tied it up again less than a minute later. Sarah MacNeil gave the Selects a 3-2 lead at the intermission with an assist going to Patti-Anne Tracey. Tracey gave the Selects a two goal cushion midway through the third period when she scored on a nifty wrap around. Sophia Wornell picked up an assist on the goal. The Red Wings managed to score a late goal to make it close but with only four seconds left to play, the Subways managed to run out the clock to earn the two points. Jenna Landry was stellar in goal in the victory.
The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers opened the regular season this weekend with a win and a loss. On Saturday, the Crushers travelled to the new Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro.  The lone goal scorer for the Crushers was Lucas Canning.  Assists came from Matthew Carson and Thomas Schnare. Tyler Matchem tended nets with a strong performance. The final score was 5 – 1 for the Bearcats. On Sunday, the Crushers hosted the Antigonish Bulldogs at home.  Ryan Green opened the scoring early in the first period with an assist from Canning.  Kiefer Avery followed suit with goal late in the first with assist going to Ian Horton and Landon Sim.  The Bulldogs answered with three goals in the second.  Early in the third, Sim scored a power play goal to tie it up with assists from MacLean Tobin and Green.  Carson delivered an unassisted goal to put the Crushers in the lead and Sim scored two empty-net goals for a hat trick.  Thomas Gariepy got the win in the net.  The final score was 6 – 3 for the Crushers. The Crushers host Acadia this Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.  
The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects started their league schedule off with a fast-paced game Sunday in Westville. The Subway Selects lost 4-3 to the Antigonish Bulldogs. Goal scorers for the Selects were Thea Waller, Katrina Bagnell and Melissa Robertson.   Brianna Francis earned an assist in the game.  Goal tending was strong by both Leigha MacDonald and Ireland Miller. The Subway Selects had a short afternoon break before returning to the ice at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for an exhibition game against Dartmouth. The high scoring game ended in 10-6 loss for the Pictou Coun