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SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY APRIL 19*
Saturday 19th April 2014

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday, April 24th 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 players, 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.

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.

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. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this 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.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 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. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. 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. 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 - APRIL 18
Friday 18th April 2014

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday, April 24th 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

NG 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 players, 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.

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.

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. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this 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.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 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. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. 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. 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.

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 17
Thursday 17th April 2014

In Atlantic Hockey Group Spring Hockey Prospects Series, the PeeWee Tier 2 North Nova STARS travelled to Glace Bay for 2 games and came away with back to back ties. In the first game, the STARS tied 2-2 with Brycen MacDonald  assisted by Broden DeCoff and Scott Long assisted by Munroe MacKay supplying the scoring.  In the second game, the STARS earned a 3-3 tie after leading 3-0 in the third. Line mates MacKay and Long scored while assisting on each other’s goal,  Burke Murray scored an unassisted marker to lead the cause.  The STARS are next in action Sunday April 20 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for 2 games.

The Eastern Canadian Judo Championships were held in Edmunston, NB over the weekend.  Kanokai Judo Club members bringing home the medals include Gold – Bailey MacDonald and Marshall Fitt, Silver – Megan Constable. Congratulations to the athletes from everyone at Kanokai!

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday 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 also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre: Thursday, April 24th @ 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

NG 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 players, 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.

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.

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. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this 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.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 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. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. 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. 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.

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



POWER RESTORED IN PICTOU COUNTY ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 16th April 2014

Roughly 16-hundred customers of Nova Scotia Power were in the dark for roughly 70 minutes this afternoon. The affected areas included parts of Westville, Stellarton, Union Centre, Rocklin, Lansdowne, Hopewell, Riverton, Sunnybrae,Bridgeville, Glencoe, Lorne Station and the surrounding areas. Power was out from about 1:20pm to about 2:30pm, according to the NS Power website.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 16
Wednesday 16th April 2014

Monday night in North Nova girls basketball spring league action, in the first game of the night team Vogue Optical won 56-32 over Sobeys. Leading the scoring for Vogue Optical were: Courtney Smith with 18, Kendra MacKinnon with 14 and Robyn Simpson adding 10. The top scorers for Sobeys were: Shalena Floyd with 12, Jordan Landry with 6 and Hayley Earle scoring four points. In the second game, JR Raheys edged Lawtons 54-52. Danielle Farell and Lou MacKay led JR Raheys with 10 points apiece, while Emilee Feltmate added eight. The top scorers for Lawtons were: Courtney Cruikshank with 16, Katelyn Biron with 12 and Jaya Sood adding eight. Games will continue next week on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 and 7 p.m.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The dates are 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 dryland session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. All interested are to contact Bob Perry at, bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday 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 also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre: Wednesday, April 16th @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday, April 24th @ 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

NG 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 players, 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.

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.

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. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this 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.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 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. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. 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. 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.

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 15
Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Atom Minor Nova North Storm opened their season with three wins and a loss this weekend in Atlantic Hockey Group NS AAA Series action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. On Saturday, the Storm first faced the Western Hurricanes (Halifax, Chebucto, TASA).  The Storm took an early lead with two goals from Lucas Canning.  The Hurricanes came back to defeat the Storm 3 – 2.   Later Saturday, the Storm matched up against the Acadia Axemen.  Canning recorded three goals in their 3 – 0 win over the Axeman.  Thomas Gariepy had a strong game in net recording the shutout. The Storm came out strong on Sunday to down the Acadia Axemen 5 - 1.  Goal scorers were Canning with three and Landon Sim, Liam Berthiaume and Joseph Mason adding singles.  The Storm met the Hurricanes once again on Sunday afternoon.  The Hurricanes were no match for the Storm with Lucas Canning netting four goals and Sim and Kiefer Avery adding one apiece.  Michael Law had a strong game in net for the Storm’s 6 – 1 win. Atom Minor Nova North Storm face off against the Central Lightening (Sackville, Bedford, East Hants) next Saturday, April 19 at the Halifax Forum.

New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball will be offering spring training sessions at the Sobeys Indoor Complex in Stellarton tonight and Thursday night from 5 to 7 pm. These sessions will be open to players who will enter peewee and mosquito age divisions this season (born in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001). The cost for each session will be $10 per player. Rep teams will not be chosen from these sessions. This is simply an opportunity for players to shake off the winter “rust.”

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday 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 also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre: Wednesday, April 16th @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday, April 24th @ 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

NG 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 players, 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.

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.

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. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this 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.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 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. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. 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. 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.

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



NEW GLASGOW GETS STELLARTON MOU LETTER
Tuesday 15th April 2014

New Glasgow Town Councilors barely raised an eyebrow as they received a letter from the Town of Stellarton regarding the recently announced proposed Memorandum of Understanding. Late last month, the Municipality of the County, along with the Towns of Pictou and New Glasgow, announced that they would work on creating an MOU to harmonize their rules, from by-laws to service and taxation levels. At the time of the announcement, they indicated that Stellarton, Trenton, and Westville would have an opportunity to sign on to the MOU once it had reached draft stage. The letter was moved as received for information, but no further discussion was held, as Mayor Barrie MacMillan indicated that Stellarton wishes to be involved in the process of writing the MOU, with at least one councilor on the committee to develop the document.

ACCUSED IN BREAK-IN PLEADS NOT GUILTY, TO BE TRIED IN SUMMER
Monday 14th April 2014

A 22-year old Halifax man accused of breaking into a home in Westville last month will go ttiral later this summer on the charge. Kyle Joseph Stewart Langille entered a not guilty plea to the single charge during a brief appearance Monday in Pictou Provincial Court. He is alleged to have broken into the home on March 8, and will be tried on that matter July 23.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 14
Monday 14th April 2014

The NNEC boys and girls rugby teams both went undefeated over the weekend at the Saint Mary's rugby tournament in Halifax. The girls team finished with three wins and a tie, while the boys team went undefeated as well, going 4-0. Up against Citadel High School in their first game, the girls won 15-5. Scoring for North Nova were Keeley MacCuish, Paige Clarke and Rebecca Taylor. In their second game they tied Avonview High, with Tori MacCuish scoring the lone try. Their final two games were against JL Ilsley and Prince Andrew High, which the girls won 15-5 and 45-0. Scoring trys against JL Ilsley were: Lindsey Fiet, Keeley MacCuish and Lilly MacDonald. Scoring trys against Prince Andrew High were: Caroline Straub (2), Keeley MacCuish (2), Maria LeBlanc (2), Clarke, Taylor and Kayla Green. In the boys first game they defeated Avonview High 20-0 with Lucas MacDonald scoring two trys, while Mark Vokey and Cole Livingstone scored singles. In a low scoring, hard fought game, they defeated their county rivals, Northumberland High School 10-0. Carson Dunbar and Lucas MacDonald scored the two NNEC trys. On Saturday they played Halifax West, winning 15-5. Cale Mason, MacDonald and Livingstone scored for North Nova. In their final game and second meeting with Avonview High, NNEC won 20-5. Scoring trys were: Eric MacLeod (2), MacDonald and Vokey. This tournament had no conversion kicks and games were 25 minutes in length.

New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball will be offering spring training sessions at the Sobeys Indoor Complex in Stellarton on Tuesday, and Thursday night from 5 to 7 pm. These sessions will be open to players who will enter peewee and mosquito age divisions this season (born in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001). The cost for each session will be $10 per player. Rep teams will not be chosen from these sessions. This is simply an opportunity for players to shake off the winter “rust.”

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday 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 also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

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.

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.

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. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this 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.

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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WESTVILLE STORE LOOKING FOR NEW OWNER
Monday 14th April 2014

A well-known Westville store could be closing this summer. Ferguson's Corner Store owner Bob Ferguson is retiring after 37 years in the business, and he's putting the store up for sale. The store has been known to be the largest hunting store in eastern Nova Scotia, and is the only Boy Scout shop in the province. Unless someone purchases the business, the store will shut for good on July 31.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY, APRIL 13*
Sunday 13th April 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers will have some new competition next season. The Maritime Junior A Hockey League has welcomed a new team based out of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The Aces begin play this fall at the brand new Garcelon Civic Center in St. Stephen.

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 also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex next Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

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.

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. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this 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.

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 - APRIL 11
Friday 11th April 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers will have some new competition next season. The Maritime Junior A Hockey League has welcomed a new team based out of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The Aces begin play this fall at the brand new Garcelon Civic Center in St. Stephen. The Aces name has some deep meaning in St. Stephen and throughout the region. The St. Stephen Aces were a popular hockey team that captured the community’s enthusiasm and brought a New Brunswick Intermediate C Championship to the Border Town in 1963. There’s also an Aces connection to the Royal Canadian Air Force training base at Pennfield Ridge. The base was used for pilot training from 1941 through the end of the Second World War.

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

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

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.

Pictou soccer Club's last day of registration is Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Preschool - $25.00 & Under 5 - Under 14 $50.00

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.

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 10
Thursday 10th April 2014

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting tonight 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.

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



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.

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



DEPUTY WARDEN CLARIFIES MOU PROCESS
Tuesday 8th April 2014

More time was spent on the future governance of Pictou County than any other topic when Municipal Council held its’ monthly meeting last night. Deputy Warden Andy Thompson opened the meeting with a statement that reassured taxpayers that the county is not in crisis mode. Thompson says while the county welcomes discussion with the towns of NG and Pictou,  the Municipality has not yet signed any memorandum of understanding, and that the towns of Westville, Trenton and Stellarton “should be prepared to enter these discussions”. Thompson says the Warden and Municipal council have always taken a cooperative approach, and “now is the time for leadership and action”.  Councillor David Parker echoed that serious effort is needed by all parties before wise decisions can be made.


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.

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 7 *UPDATED*
Monday 7th April 2014

A heartbreaking overtime loss has ended the season for the Weeks Jr A Crushers, as they lost to the Truro Bearcats last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Bearcats got the game winning goal 7:28 into the extra period when Daniel Poliziani's shot from the point squeaked through Brandon Thibeau and trickled across the goal line. Garrett Holmes and Daniel MacLeod, both Pictou County natives in their final games in Crusher uniforms, both scored for the Crushers, as did Evan Carmody. The Bearcats will now await the winner of the Dieppe Commandos and Miramichi Timberwolves in the Kent Cup Final. Dieppe currently leads in the Meek Division Final 2 games to 1.

The team that some said didn't belong at the Atlantic Regional Major Midget Championship came away with a third place finish this weekend. The Weeks Major Midgets finished the tournament with a 2 and 2 record, losing their last game 3-1 to the Saint John Vitos, a game in which they were tied going into the third period. It was a strong showing for the host team, who struggled in the early part of the season, but were vastly improved since mid-November. The gold medal game went to the Halifax McDonalds, who defeated Saint John 5-4. Halifax will go on to represent the region at the Telus Cup National Midget Championship in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, later this month.

The Albion Boxing Club hosted a sold-out card of amateur boxing Saturday night at Summer St. Industries - it was the club's 25th anniversary card:
First up: An exhibition bout between Albion teammates Gavin Tracey & Max Macullum(42kg)
Dawson Fraser (albion) won over Alex Tilley (nlfd) 60kg
Austin Levi (albion) won over Jacob Ferdinand (truro) 67kg
Dawson Bowes and Keegan Worthen of Albion boxed a exhibition bout 91kg
Angus Butt (albion) lost to Colton Granthouse (glace bay) 78kg
Mike Jordan (albion) won over Trevor Dauphinee (glace bay) 91 kg
And in the main event, Brady Macdonald won over Colton Perry (pei)  52kg

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. Way to go Boys!

A shout out 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.

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.

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.

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY APRIL 6*
Sunday 6th April 2014

The Crushers playoff lives will be on the line tonight when they host the Truro Bearcats in Game 4 of the Eastlink Division Final at the Wellness Centre. The Crushers had their best effort of the series, but came up just short in a 4-3 loss to the Bearcats last night at the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro. David Stephens and Mitchell Deruelle led the way for the Crushers with a goal and an assist each - Stephens' goal coming on the power play, the first in ten chances for the Crushers in the series. Game four, as mentioned, is tonight at the Wellness Centre, with the Crushers down 3 games to nothing, needing a win to force game five in Truro Tuesday night.

The albion boxing club hosted a sold-out card of amateur boxing last night (Sat) at summer st industries - it was the club's 25th anniversary card:

First up: Max Macullum (albion) did a exhibition bout with teammate Gavin Tracey (42kg)

Dawson Fraser (albion) won over Alex Tilley (nlfd) 60kg

Austin Levi (albion) won over Jacob Ferdinand (truro) 67kg

Dawson Bowes and Keegan Worthen of Albion boxed a exhibition bout 91kg

Angus Butt (albion) lost to Colton Granthouse (glace bay) 78kg

Mike Jordan (albion) won over Trevor Dauphinee (glace bay) 91 kg 78kg in the main event, Brady Macdonald won over Colton Perry (pei)  52kg

The team that some said didn't belong at the Atlantic Regional Major Midget Championship came away with a third place finish this weekend. The Weeks Major Midgets finished the tournament with a 2 and 2 record, losing their last game 3-1 to the Saint John Vitos, a game in which they were tied going into the third period. It was a strong showing for the host team, who struggled in the early part of the season, but were vastly improved since mid-November. The gold medal game goes this afternoon at the Wellness Centre at 1pm, with Halifax facing Saint John. The winner will not only be the Atlantic Champions, but will also go on to represent the region at the Telus Cup, National Midget Championship in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, later this month.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym (this Wednesday) April 9th at 7pm. 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 MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets spring training begins today from 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex with registration at 1:30. There are still have a few openings available to all Midget and bantam aged players. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by call 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and 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.

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 April 12th 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.

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 *SATURDAY*
Saturday 5th April 2014

The Crushers are on the wrong end of lopsided score action in MHL playoff action - Thursday night in Truro, the Bearcats took a 2-0 series lead with a 7-2 win over the Crushers. Penalties continue to haunt the Crushers, as the Bearcats scored two power play goals on ten opportunities, while the Crushers were on the power play just three times. Tempers ended up boiling over late in the third period, when Mitchell Shewfelt took a major penalty for charging when he ran over the Bearcat goaltender, creating a melee. The Crushers will have a little time to cool off, but not much, as game three of the series goes tonight in Truro. You can hear that game right here on East Coast FM, as Michael Petter will have the call starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

Pictou Soccer Club Registration will be Saturday at the Pictou Academy Gym – the cost is $25 for preschool children, and $50 for kids 5-13 years old.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym April 9th at 7pm. 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 MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets spring training begins tomorrow 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex with registration a half-hour prior. There are still have a few openings available to all Midget and bantam aged players. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by call 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and 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.

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. Traditional registration sessions are:
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.

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 - APRIL 4
Friday 4th April 2014

For the second consecutive night, the Crushers were on the wrong end of a lopsided score in MHL playoff action. Last night in Truro, the Bearcats took a 2-0 series lead with a 7-2 win over the Crushers. Penalties continue to haunt the Crushers, as the Bearcats scored two power play goals on ten opportunities, while the Crushers were on the power play just three times. Tempers ended up boiling over late in the third period, when Mitchell Shewfelt took a major penalty for charging when he ran over the Bearcat goaltender, creating a melee. The Crushers will have a little time to cool off, but not much, as game three of the series goes Saturday night in Truro. You can hear that game right here on East Coast FM, as Michael Petter will have the call starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets started off on a winning note at the 2014 Atlantic Regional Championship last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center with a 4-3 come from behind victory. The Weeks got the game winning goal in the final minute to defeat the Kensington Wild, after being down 3-1 5 minutes into the third period. The Weeks, Halifax MacDonalds, and Saint John Vitos are all 1-0 after day one, with Halifax also beating Kensington 3-1 in the tournament opener, before Saint John beat Central Nfld 6-4. Round robin action continues today with the first game set for 10am between Saint John and Halifax. The Weeks play at 1:30 against Central Nfld, and again at 8pm against Halifax.

Shout out to the Pictou County Mariners who are heading to the CARI Complex of UPEI this weekend to compete in a three session, 80 event swim meet. Good Luck Mariners, We are sure you will represent the county with well with good Sportsmanship and Fast Swimming!

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym April 9th at 7pm. 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 MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets will once again be holding spring training Sunday 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex. We still have a few openings available. This is open to all Midget and bantam aged players. If you have not yet registered you can do so between 1:30 and 2pm on Sunday at the soccer complex. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and (very important) water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by calling 902 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and April 17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts they will continue on with the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starting 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.

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.

Pictou Soccer Club Registration will be Saturday at the Pictou Academy Gym – the cost is $25 for preschool children, and $50 for kids 5-13 years old.

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. Traditional registration sessions are:
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.

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.

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 3 *UPDATED*
Thursday 3rd April 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have dug themselves a bit of a hole after losing the opener of the Eastlink Division Final Series against the Truro Bearcats 6-2 on home ice. The next two games of this series will be in the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro, where the Crushers won once in three meetings during the regular season. Jordan McNaughton led the Bearcats with three points, all assists, as six different players scored for Truro, while Mitchell Deruelle and Regan Spears answered for the Crushers. You can listen to Game 2 right here on East Coast FM. Michael Petter broadcasts from Truro starting with the pregame show at 6:45 tonight.

The Weeks Major Midgets host the Atlantic Major Midget Hockey Championships at the Wellness Centre beginning today. The team hasn't played a match since falling 4-2 in their first-round playoff series with the Newbridge Gladiators several weeks ago. Tonight the Weeks host the Kensington Wild after the opening ceremonies, which begin at 7:30 p.m. In their only meeting this season the Wild won 5-2 at the Monctonian Nov. 14. The loss came in the midst of a 13-game losing skid for Weeks, which ended just a week later. Since then the team turned things around winning nine of their 14 remaining regular season games. The tournament continues through Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre.

Shout out to the Pictou County Mariners who are heading to the CARI Complex of UPEI this weekend to compete in a three session, 80 event swim meet. Good Luck Mariners, We are sure you will represent the county with well with good Sportsmanship and Fast Swimming!

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym April 9th at 7pm. 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 MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets will once again be holding spring training this coming Sunday 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex. We still have a few openings available. This is open to all Midget and bantam aged players. If you have not yet registered you can do so between 1:30 and 2pm on Sunday at the soccer complex. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and (very important) water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by calling 902 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and April 17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts they will continue on with the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starting 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.

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.

Pictou Soccer Club Registration will be Saturday at the Pictou Academy Gym – the cost is $25 for preschool children, and $50 for kids 5-13 years old.

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. Traditional registration sessions are:
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.

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.

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 2
Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Crushers took advantage of the storm delay to get in some more practice yesterday, so they'll be ready as their division final begins against Truro tonight at the Wellness Centre. Games 2 and 3 will be played in Truro tomorrow and Saturday. All games during the series will start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is 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.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Apr10th from 7pm – 8pm and Apr17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts they will continue on with the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starting Apr20th at 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.

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.

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 this 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. 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.

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.

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



WESTVILLE & TRENTON REACT TO REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP NEWS
Tuesday 1st April 2014

Last Friday's announcement of a partnership between Pictou County and the towns of Pictou & New Glasgow following the province pulling out of the proposed governance study was met with a round of indifference by the other municipal units. The topic merited very little discussion at last night's meeting of Westville town council. Mayor Roger McKay said that council would consider its options when deputy mayor Lennie White returns next week from holidays. In a statement, Trenton mayor Glen MacKinnon says that while their town is disappointed that they were left out of the discussions, Trenton will continue to work to move Pictou County forward, and already has agreements in place to share services with the other municipalities.

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.

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



WESTVILLE APPOINTS NEW FIRE INSPECTOR
Tuesday 1st April 2014

The town of Westville has a new Fire Inspector. At last night's meeting, town council appointed Zac Van Rossum to the job. Van Rossum is a building inspector with the town, but will be taking training to learn the necessary skills for the new position.

WESTVILLE SEEKS MEETING WITH PREMIER OVER HIGHLAND CLOSURE
Tuesday 1st April 2014

Westville is continuing the fight to preserve Highland Consolidated School. At last night's meeting, council noted they have written a letter to Premier Stephen McNeil requesting both a meeting with him, and an inquiry into the process that led to the School Board's decision to close the school.

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


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


TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN WESTVILLE **UPDATED**
Friday 28th March 2014

A man was taken to hospital after experiencing a medical incident while driving his truck along Cowan Street in Westville this afternoon. Westville Fire Chief Ken Dunn says the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the truck flipped onto its side. Some diesel fuel spilled out of the truck's gas tank, resulting in the New Glasgow Hazardous Materials Team being called in to lead the clean-up efforts. Cowan Street remained closed to through traffic as of 3:15pm, and no word has been given as to when exactly the road is expected to be reopened.


NEW GLASGOW, TOWN OF PICTOU, AND COUNTY TO DEVELOP MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Friday 28th March 2014

The towns of New Glasgow and Pictou are joining with the Municipality of the County of Pictou to develop a Memorandum of Understanding between the three units to develop a plan of harmonizing the delivery of services and governance. The announcement was made at New Glasgow Town Hall earlier this morning, with representatives of all three units present. During the announcement, it was indicated that the intent is to have the MOU written by June 1, at which time the towns of Westville, Stellarton, and Trenton will be given the opportunity to consider joining on. The goal is to have a new service delivery model in place by the fall.

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 - MARCH 27
Thursday 27th March 2014

Game 6 between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers has been postponed to Friday. Game 7 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Final, if needed, will be played Saturday. The game will still air on East Coast FM, and will start with the pregame show Friday night at 6:45pm.

Two members of the Peewee AA Subway Selects received major awards last weekend in Spryfield during their Provincial Play Downs. Jenna Reid of Pictou received Top Defenceman honors as well as Top Scorer for the tournament. Mariah Linehan of New Glasgow received All Star Defenseman honours. Congrats!

Another shout-out: 2 Pictou County boys that have been chosen to be a part of Nova Scotia's U-16 Football Team that will be traveling to Manitoba to compete at the Red River Cup in July.  We are very proud of our Hometown boys Maynard Wilson and Cole Mac Isaac – nice work & best of luck, gentlemen!

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.

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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*WESTVILLE ROAD CLOSURE*
Wednesday 26th March 2014

Westville Police advise that effective immediately – The section of Drummond Road from Campbell's Road to Foxbrook Road is closed due to poor visibility. Police will advise when it reopens.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 26 *UPDATE*
Wednesday 26th March 2014

The game between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Friday. Game 7 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Final, if needed, will be played Saturday instead of Thursday. Game 6 will still air on East Coast FM, and will start with the pregame show Friday night at 6:45pm.

Two members of the Peewee AA Subway Selects received major awards last weekend in Spryfield during their Provincial Play Downs. Jenna Reid of Pictou received Top Defenceman honors as well as Top Scorer for the tournament. Mariah Linehan of New Glasgow received All Star Defenseman honours. Congrats!

Another shout-out: 2 Pictou County boys that have been chosen to be a part of Nova Scotia's U-16 Football Team that will be traveling to Manitoba to compete at the Red River Cup in July.  We are very proud of our Hometown boys Maynard Wilson and Cole Mac Isaac – nice work & best of luck, gentlemen!

With the Halifax McDonald’s win over Newbridge Gladiators last evening, all five teams are now set for the 2014 Atlantic Major Midget Championship.  The tournament hosted by Weeks Major Midgets will get under way April 3rd at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and run through April 6th. Participating teams are: the Halifax McDonalds, New Brunswick: Saint John Vitos, Kensington Wild from PEI and Central IcePak from Newfoundland. The schedule and all details, as well as live web casting of each game and a live blog can be found on our website at  http://midgetatlantics2014.ca/ .

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.

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.

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

The Housewives Bowling League is cancelled for today.

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LOCAL SPORTS - MARCH 25
Tuesday 25th March 2014

MARCH 25 - ECFM LOCAL SPORTS MORNING

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.

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 - MARCH 24 ***UPDATED AS OF 10:55AM***
Monday 24th March 2014

Several provincial minor hockey championships were held over the weekend, and there were some Pictou County teams participating. In Pee Wee B action, the Thorburn Golden Hawks finished the Round Robin with a 2-1-1 record, missing out on the gold medal game by goal differential. In Bantam A, Pictou went 0-4 as they hosted a very tough field. In Atom B provincials in Baddeck, Thorburn finished 2-2 for third place, while Westville went winless in their four games. At that tournament, Thorburn's captain Ross Martin was named as an All-Star while Camden MacDonald was named top goaltender. In the Female Bantam AA tournament, the Pictou County Subway Selects went 2-1-1 and also just missed out on the gold medal game, taking home bronze. The Pee Wee AA Selects finished 2-2, also getting bronze at the Female Provincials. More provincials are coming up this weekend, and we'll have details on those tournaments later in the week.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team travelled to Tantallon this past weekend to take part in the Division 1 provincial Hockey Championships. On Friday morning, The Gryphons first opponents were the Halifax West Warriors, Halifax Division champions. North Nova opened the scoring in the first period but Halifax tied it up on a power play. Halifax scored twice in the second frame to take a 3-1lead but NNEC killed off a 5-3 power play and then scored two quick goals to take the 3-3 tie into the third. North Nova scored to open the third to take the lead and switched into defensive mode to keep the Warriors off the board to take the 4-3 win. Jacob Pentz scored twice with singles to Carson Dunbar and Cody Haas. Assists went to Kale Mason, Darryl Wheadon, and Ryan MacDonald. Joel MacLean back stopped the Gryphons to the victory. Friday afternoons opponents were the Lockview Dragons and the NNEC squad were in tough for the whole game. The Dragons took 41 shots on net minder Lukas MacDonald to take a 5-1 win over NNEC. Craig Murray scored the lone goal for the Gryphons assisted by Darryl Wheadon and Ryan MacDonald. On Saturday morning, the Gryphons faced a tough squad from Cape Breton, the Riverview Redmen. Luke Grant scored a shorthanded goal with 22 seconds remaining in the first period assisted by Jacob Pentz. Riverview scored the only goal of the second to take a tie into the break. Carson Dunbar put the Gryphons ahead in the third assisted by Cody Haas and Wheadon. Jacob Pentz scored an unassisted empty net goal with 44 seconds remaining in the game to seal the 3-1 victory. The two win, one loss record left the Gryphons in second place in their pool, with enough points to make the crossovers Saturday night. The Gryphons opponent for the crossover game was the CP Allan Cheetahs, defending provincial champions. The Cheetahs scored the only goal of the first period and scored two in the second.  Chris Brooker assisted by Tyler Baird put NNEC on the board on a power play goal ,but it was all CP Allan in the third as they scored three goals to take the game 6-1. Goal keeper Lukas MacDonald faced 54 shots in the net. CP Allan went on to win the Provincials defeating the  Lockview Dragons 2-1 in the championship game.

The Trenton Mini Boys basketball team captured the Provincial Banner this week-end with a 39-26 victory over Dartmouth.  Dartmouth jumped out to an early 15-8 lead but the Trojans swarming defence created havoc enroute to a 12-0 run to enter half-time ahead 20-15. The second half proved to be more of the same as the Trojans defence took over and the boys cruised home with the victory.  The Trojans advanced to the finals with a hard fought 37-20 victory over Bedford. Leading scorers for the weekend were Brandon Campbell, Nick MacInnis, Ben Turnbull and Jared Fraser.  The Trojans top defenders for the weekend were Brady Campbell, Zac Baillie, Logan Taylor and Erik Ferguson.  Nick MacInnis was named tournament MVP while Brandon Campbell was named to the All-Star team.

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. 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.

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 *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


COMPLETE LIST OF ALLOCATION OF $10 000 ART PRIZE SHARED BY PICTOU COUNTY
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Allocation of the $10 000 in prize money that came with the Community Art and Culture Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Leadership Council has been shared in equal portions (approximately $1400 each) among the following:

Pictou Landing – using funds to add a “Culture Day” open to entire community during Mi'kmaq History month in October.

Town of Westville - are spreading the money between three organizations: the Canada Day Celebrations, the Garden Club as well as some work on the War Memorial & Miners Monument that will be unveiled for Remembrance Day 2014.

Town of Trenton – donated funds to the Heritage Room, which houses displays of the culture and history of town going back to the 1800s.

Town of Pictou – donated funds to the deCoste Entertainment Society, and will be spent on design work related to upgrading the facility.

Town of Stellarton – council voted unanimously to return the town's winning portion back to the one-year-old Creative Pictou County Arts Society (the group made the detailed application that won the prize) in hopes the re-investment will keep the Arts Society moving forward with “great momentum”.

Municipality of Pictou County – also chose to re-invest their portion in the Creative Pictou County Arts Council, as Deputy Warden Andy Thompson put it: to “pay it forward” by supporting a unifying creative force in the County.

Town of New Glasgow - donated their portion of the award towards a Community Art Room which introduces youth to the many disciplines of art at the NSCAD- New Glasgow Community Studio through mentoring with many local artists, including the artists in residences. New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan in accepting the award said, “There are treasures and talents here to be discovered by our fellow Nova Scotians as well as visitors from around the world and what better way to support the arts than through our most important treasures- our children."



ARTS GALA CELEBRATES CREATIVITY IN PICTOU COUNTY
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Last evening in New Glasgow, artists gathered to celebrate a art prize awarded to the community of Pictou County. The gala at Celtic Circle was hosted by the one-year-old Creative Pictou County Arts Society who submitted a 61-page application celebrating creativity in the county. The Community Art and Culture Recognition award came with a 10 000 prize. The towns of Westville, Trenton, NG and Pictou chose to invest their prize winnings to individual projects, while the town of Stellarton and the Municipality of Pictou County both chose to re-invest their portion of the prize back into the Creative Pictou County Arts Society.

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.

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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


HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED AND EAST PICTOU MIDDLE SCHOOLS VOTED TO CLOSE
Thursday 20th March 2014

Chignecto Central Regional School Board has voted in favor of closing two schools in Pictou County following a contentious meeting last night in Truro. East Pictou Middle School will close after renovations to Frank H MacDonald School can be completed to accommodate the needs of becoming a P-8 facility. While that decision met with the unanimous consent of the Board and passed with very brief discussion, the next motion was on the table for the majority of the night. One councilor, Ron Marks who represents Stellarton and Westville on the Board, voted against closing Highland Consolidated Middle School, but his was the only dissenting vote. Westville Mayor Roger MacKay, who led a contingent of residents to the meeting on a bus, says he has questions about the decision making process. MacKay addressed the Board after the vote was taken, saying that the fight to keep Highland open is not over yet. Marks says he was disappointed that the Board did not come to the conclusion that Highland Consolidated could reopen, based upon reports that the air quality issues had been resolved. The students from Highland Consolidated have been attending Dr. WA MacLeod School in Riverton, and with the vote last night, that move will become permanent.

SCHOOL BOARD TO VOTE ON FUTURE OF EAST PICTOU AND HIGHLAND SCHOOLS
Wednesday 19th March 2014

The futures of two Pictou County schools will be discussed and are scheduled to be voted upon tonight as the Chignecto Central Regional School Board holds their monthly meeting in Truro. East Pictou Middle School is likely to be closed with the students moving just up the road to Frank H MacDonald, although the board has the option to keep East Pictou open until renovations to Frank H are completed. A more contentious debate is likely to occur around the possible permanent closure of Highland Consolidated School in Westville, with those students staying at Dr. WA MacLeod School. At issue is whether the air quality at Highland is adequate for students to return, whether Dr. WA MacLeod has suitable facilities for middle school students, and which course of action is more financially viable. The meeting tonight is scheduled for 7pm at the Central Board Office in Truro.


CREATIVE PICTOU COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL WANTS TO SHOWCASE VARIETY OF LOCAL TALENT TO CELEBRATE PROVINCIA
Monday 17th March 2014

The Creative Pictou County Arts Council is inviting all local artists to share their talents this Friday, in celebration of the united Pictou County identity that won the provincial Community Art and Culture Recognition Award. The $10 000 prize was divided between Pictou Landing First Nations, the Municipality of Pictou County and the Towns of Westville, Pictou, Stellarton, Trenton & New Glasgow for their investment in the art and culture sector. As the art council enters it's second year, it aims to showcase a variety of local talent at the event - through performances, displays and slide shows. Inclusivity of all art forms at all levels is a driving force of the art council who welcome dance, theatre, music, visual arts, photography,and written or spoken word. If you want to join the celebration, just send an email to creativepictoucounty@gmail.com. If you want to perform use the subject line 'invitation request', and if you have pictures of local talent for the slide show, e-mail with subject line 'local talent'. Pictures could be of artists, bands, societies, performances, books, albums, paintings, sculptures, or any message you share with our community. The event gets underway at 6:30pm this Friday at the Celtic circle in downtown New Glasgow.

ANOTHER YEAR OF RED INK FOR WELLNESS CENTRE
Friday 14th March 2014

The final numbers will be tallied at the end of the month, and as expected, the Pictou County Wellness Centre will run another deficit this fiscal year. The first year of operations saw a deficit of $450,000. Pictou County Warden Ron Baillie says his Municipality budgeted for their share of that operational deficit, and the other towns did the same, except for Westville, which is not responsible for covering operational costs. Westville did agree to allow a deed transfer tax to help cover the capital costs of the Wellness Centre. While the closing of John Brother MacDonald Stadium did boost average usage rates from about 42 percent to over 60 percent, general manager Mike Adam says it's not enough to stop the red ink yet. Adam says in addition to attracting more ice usage, he's also looking at hosting events like wedding receptions, conferences and concerts to boost revenue. Adam also says they plan to keep the ice in the Sobeys arena through the summer, since it would make more financial sense than taking it out for a short period and flooding again.

WESTVILLE COUNCIL STILL WORKING TO REOPEN HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED
Thursday 13th March 2014

Westville Town Council does not consider the closure of Highland Consolidated School to be a done deal, and have plans in the works to make sure the School Board hears that loud and clear. Mayor Roger MacKay has announced that a bus will take residents of Westville and Stellarton to Truro next Wednesday to attend the meeting of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board. The Board will be voting on whether to permanently close the school in Westville and move students to Dr. WA MacLeod School, where they have been attending for the past two years while air quality issues are investigated. A recent report indicates that the air quality at the school is at acceptable levels, and roughly 1.5 million dollars would be needed to keep it that way, as opposed to 3.7 million to spend on Dr. WA MacLeod to bring it up to necessary levels.


STELLARTON COUNCIL MAY NOT BE ON SAME PAGE ABOUT POLICING
Tuesday 11th March 2014

Policing the town of Stellarton was under discussion again at last nights Stellarton Town Council meeting.  While  Councillor  George Megeney seemed to believe that the decision had been whittled to the choices of joining police forces with Westville or keeping things as they are - councilors had other ideas.  Denise Taylor said she did not think a decision had been made at the last meeting of  the Police Review Board, an opinion echoed by councilors Judith MacLellan and Ken Francis.  Megeney said he found that the information gathering meeting made it very clear that the majority interest was between joining Westville or maintaining the status quo, but that he will call a meeting to confirm the wishes of the Board shortly. 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 11 **UPDATED**
Tuesday 11th March 2014

Thorburn and District Minor Hockey’s atom B team are capping off a successful season with an appearance in the provincial championship hosted by Baddeck, March 21-23. After finishing the regular season first overall in their division the Thorburn Golden Hawks recently completed a sweep of their three-game qualifier series defeating Westville, Strait Richmond and Port Hood to finish on top of the North Conference.

The New Glasgow Bombers defeated the Pictou Maripacs 6 -3 in the Peewee Rec League championship game. Scoring for New Glasgow were John Windsor (3), Jackson Beadle (2) and Jarrod Francis.

A Hopewell native playing NCAA college hockey is four wins away from winning a national championship. Blake Cormier is a second year student at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he plays defense for the Polar Bears who were recently named to the Division III tournament. The opening round goes Wednesday, when the Bowdoin Polar Bears will travel to Oswego, NY to face the Oswego State Lakers.

A Hopewell native playing NCAA college hockey is four wins away from winning a national championship. Blake Cormier is a second year student at Bowdoin (BOW dun) College in Brunswick, Maine, where he plays defense for the Polar Bears who were recently named to the Division III tournament. The opening round goes Wednesday, when the Bowdoin Polar Bears will travel to Oswego, NY to face the Oswego State Lakers.

Meanwhile, a Stellarton native is also working toward a National Championship in women's hockey. Blayre Turnbull and the Wisconsin Badgers have made the National Championship Tournament as the fourth seed, and will face the Harvard Crimson in the Quarter-Finals on Saturday.

The U13 Knighthawks volleyball team made it to the semi-finals of their tournament over the weekend, winning their pool with a 4-2 record, despite playing in the U14 division. In the semi-finals, they lost 25-18, 25-23 to the U14 Truro Cougars, who are currently ranked #2 in the province. Overall, a very good showing by the girls playing against older teams.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 7
Friday 7th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished the regular season with 4 consecutive wins after beating the Amherst Ramblers 4-0 last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Brandon Thibeau recorded his third shutout of the season, and the team's fifth, as they also recorded their sixth victory in eight regular season meetings with the Ramblers. Garrett Holmes was one of four Crushers with two points on the night, as he scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season. The game was a preview of the Crushers' first round playoff series, which begins next Thursday at the Wellness Center, against these same Ramblers. The first broadcast on East Coast FM will be game 2 of the series, two nights later from Amherst Stadium.

Crushers Playoff Schedule Round 1:
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 North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team took the Division 1 Banner Thursday night in Truro with a 4-2 victory over the CEC Cougars. The Gryphons were bolstered by the large number of fans who made the trip over Mt Thom to cheer on the North Nova squad. There was no scoring in the first period but the Cougars scored in the first minute of the second frame to take the lead. The Gryphons responded quickly 32 seconds later on a blast from the point by Ryan Chabbassol on a feed from Ryan MacDonald to even the game at 1. Ryan Mac Donald put the Gryphons ahead midway through the second with a shorthanded goal assisted by Darryl Wheadon. Tyler Baird opened the third period with a breakaway goal assisted by Craig Murray and Darryl Wheadon. Truro pressed for another goal and finally beat netminder Joel MacLean with a puck that barely trickled over the line. With 2 minutes remaining in the game, North Nova took a penalty but the Gryphons managed to keep control of the puck and Darryl Wheadon scored an unassisted short handed empty net goal with 23 seconds left in the game to seal the win. The NNEC squad received the Regional Banner and will advance to provincial play downs in Upper Tantallon at the St. Margaret's Centre March 21-23rd.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Rangers defeated the Bruins 8-7 in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action Leanne MacDonald led the Rangers with a hat trick with single tallies going to Debbie MacLean, Juanita MacKeigan, Karen Campbell, Kelly Marshall and Christa Webber. Melanie Hill had a hat trick to pace the Bruins attack: aided by single markers off the sticks of Amy Cameron, Sheri Palmer, Dawn MacKay and Jennifer MacDonald.

Northumberland High announced its Subway athletes of the month for February: On the boy's side, Dallas MacDonald, a member of the NRHS Boys Hockey team, he's been a strong presence on both the offensive and defensive ends of the ice this season. Olivia Langille is the female athlete for February: Olivia is a leader on the snowboard team. She always brings a positive attitude with lots of determination. Olivia placed first at regionals.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects will be hosting the 2014 Hockey Nova Scotia Female Bantam AA Championships this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The tournament will feature the top female bantam aged hockey players in the Province. Teams from Halifax, Cole Harbour, TASA, Valley along with the Host Pictou County Subway Selects are vying for a gold medal in a round robin from which the top two teams will play for gold on Sunday. Tournament passes are $10 with a day pass $5. Teams begin action Friday Morning at 11am with Pictou County hosting Cole Harbour in Game #1. The Championship game is set for Sunday at 11AM. Pictou County plays at 11am & 5pm on Friday, and 830am & 1230pm on Saturday. Opening ceremonies are 4:30pm on Friday.

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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SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES CLOSURES AHEAD OF VOTE
Thursday 6th March 2014

School reviews took up the majority of the meeting of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board Committee of the Whole last night in Truro. However, the future of Highland Consolidated School was the topic of much more conversation than East Pictou Middle School. East Pictou Middle School will likely be closed and those students will be attend at Frank H MacDonald School, which would result in a move of roughly 300 metres up the road. The Board has up to five years to make that move, and will likely wait until alterations to Frank H MacDonald are completed before transferring the students over. Students from Highland have been attending Dr. WA MacLeod for the past two school years due to issues with the building, although some debate continues to exist over the magnitude of those issues. There were many impassioned pleas to keep the school open during Monday's public consultation meeting, and Ron Marks, who represents Westville and Stellarton on the Board, echoed some of those pleas at last night's meeting. The Board will not formally vote on whether to close the schools until March 19.

EAST PICTOU PARENTS READY FOR STUDENTS TO MERGE WITH FRANK H ELEMENTARY
Wednesday 5th March 2014

Although the formal decision on the closure of East Pictou School will be made March 19th at the Board’s monthly meeting in Truro, it seems the community of East Pictou is eager to move on to planning the logistics, and making the transition for the children as easy as possible. At last night’s public forum, Teacher Liza Abbass suggested that the children be held back until the renovations to accommodate grades 7 & 8 at Frank H MacDonald Elementary school are completely finished. The sentiment was echoed by Jamie Smith, of the Frank H MacDonald Parent and Community Association who added that she hoped to see the two schools combine resources and collaborate to become a valuable community resource. The proposed school closure is a very different situation than the one facing Westville. The East Pictou closure would see students move to a school located next door, while the closure of Highland Consolidated would see students bussed out of their town to Riverton.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 5
Wednesday 5th March 2014

The schedule for the playoff series between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers has been released, and things will get rolling next Thursday, March 13 at the Wellness Center. The first game on East Coast FM will be Saturday, March 15, game 2 of the series from Amherst. The complete 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 Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects will advance to the South Conference League Championship game against the TASA/Chebucto Ducks after tying them for first place in the league playoffs. The Selects played a single round robin, with the top two teams vying for the league title. The game hasn’t yet been scheduled. Pictou County recently played its last three playoff games, resulting in two wins and a loss. On Friday the local squad faced the Bedford Blues in Bedford, coming away with a 3-1 win. KJ Emery scored the first goal, unassisted. Jenna Reid added the second goal on a rebound during a scramble in front of the net, lifting the puck over the goalie into the top of the net. Garyn Purvis and Jenna Hickey assisted on the goal. Hickey found the back of the net on a breakaway, beating the Bedford goalie five-hole. In Pictou on Sunday, the Selects were outshot by the TASA/Chebucto Ducks 26-18, taking a 4-2 loss. Lindsey MacDonald scored off of a shot from the point by Reid in the first period. TASA then scored four times during the second period – once on the power play – with Pictou County answering back with one goal in the third period on the power play. Madison Robertson banged home the rebound after an end-to-end rush and a shot from Reid. On Monday night, also in Pictou, the local girls got a win over the Halifax Hawks. Reid scored first, unassisted, on a shot from the corner that beat the goalie over the shoulder just under the cross bar. Purvis got the second goal, banging in a rebound after Hickey got the puck out front from behind the net to MacDonald, who took the shot. Hickey added the third goal, assisted by Purvis and MacDonald after a tic-tac-toe passing play. MacDonald found the back of the net late in the second period, assisted by Purvis. Eva Wornell scored in the third period during a scramble in front of the net, assisted by MacKenzie Ells. The Selects lost focus in the third period, allowing two goals in one shift, with the second scored on a power play for the Hawks, who added another power play goal with three minutes left in the game for a final score of 5-3. In their first playoff game, held Feb. 22, the Selects beat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1.

The NRHS boys hockey team played game two of the Regional Championship series at home in Westville March 3rd. The Nighthawks played an exciting game ending in 4-3 for Hants East, forcing game three of the series to take place in Lantz. This back and forth game was tied throughout until Hants East took the lead late in the third. Scoring for the  Nighthawks were Dallas MacDonald and Jordan Wheeler with a pair. Assists by Jeff Skinner, Brandon Bell, Josh Langille and Lance Emery. Brennan Snell was in nets. With the series tied up at a game a piece, the Nighthawks will have to return to Lantz for game three of this series.

The NNEC Boys hockey team lost an overtime thriller in Trenton Tuesday night 4-3 to the CEC Cougars in the second game of their 3 game series. The fans in the packed arena were treated to an excellent display of two way hockey and goal tender Lukas MacDonald standing tall in the net for the Gryphons. Truro opened the scoring early in the first. Duncan Byrne responded for North Nova on a deflection from Connor MacDougall. Truro scored the only goal in the second to take a 2-1 lead into the third period. CEC went ahead by two goals early in the third then took a major penalty to go short handed for 5 minutes. Jacob Pentz (unassisted), and Chris Brooker from Darryl Wheadon scored a minute apart during the power play to tie the score 3-3. The 4 on 4 sudden death overtime period ended at the 3 minute mark when Truro found the back of the net to seal the victory. The third and final game of the series will be played in Truro on Thursday at The Colchester Legion Stadium at 6:30. The winner of the game will take the Division 1 Regional Banner and go directly to the NSSAF Provincials at the end of the month.

Congratulations to Kaelan Schimdt of Pictou County Athletics, who was named Male Athlete of the Year at the Midget Level at the annual Athletics NS awards banquet Saturday, March 1st in Truro!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre tonight 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.

Trenton Minor Hockey is hosting its 37th Annual March Break Tournament March 7th-16th.  A full, action packed week of hockey with divisions from Novice to Midget will be hitting the ice. Opening Ceremonies take place Monday, March 10th at 4:30.

Shout out to Macayla Cullen of Stellarton. She is a first year student at Dalhousie University who is leaving today to attend the Canadian Interuniversity Sports competition in Edmonton Alberta where she will represent Dalhousie University in the high jump. Good luck!

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING TONIGHT AT EAST PICTOU SCHOOL CONCERNING MOVING STUDENTS
Tuesday 4th March 2014

The second public meeting this week concerning merging schools in Pictou County takes place tonight. Last night, residents of Westville and Stellarton came out in force to deliver a message to the Chignecto Central School Board that they want their middle school children back at Highland Consolidated. The public consultation meeting concerned the possible permanent merger of Highland Consolidated into Dr. WA MacLeod School in Riverton to become a P-8 facility. Tonight, the community gets to have its say about the students of East Pictou Middle School moving to nearby FH MacDonald Elementary. It gets underway at 6:30 at the school in East Pictou. Final decisions regarding the schools are expected at the regular monthly meeting of the Board on March 19, which is scheduled to take place at the Central Board Office in Truro.

RESIDENTS TELL BOARD THEY WANT HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED TO STAY OPEN
Tuesday 4th March 2014

Residents of Westville and Stellarton came out in force to deliver a message to the Chignecto Central School Board that they want their middle school children back at Highland Consolidated. The public consultation meeting into the possible permanent merger of Highland Consolidated into Dr. WA MacLeod School in Riverton to become a P-8 facility was held last night in Westville. All of the residents, including Aaron Millen, a parent of a former Highland student and one who will be at Highland next year, spoke against the merger and in favor of reopening the building. Some of the people who got up to speak suggested that the Board has an ulterior motive for wanting to close Highland Consolidated permanently, something that Superintendent Gary Clarke says is patently untrue. Ron Marks, who represents Westville and Stellarton on the School Board, was the only Board member who spoke during the roughly 90 minute meeting. Marks assured the residents that he would speak on their behalf at the upcoming meeting when the decision will be made, but he cautioned that he is only one voice. The final decision is expected to come at the regular monthly meeting of the Board on March 19, which is scheduled to take place at the Central Board Office in Truro.

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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MEETINGS ON POTENTIAL SCHOOL CLOSURES SET FOR NEXT WEEK
Friday 28th February 2014

The future of Highland Consolidated School in Westville and East Pictou Middle School in Sutherland’s River will be the topic of conversation in a pair of public hearings next week. The Chignecto Central Regional School Board is hosting these hearings to get feedback on the potential closures of the schools. The meeting for Highland Consolidated will take place at Walter Duggan School in Westville on Monday at 6:30. The following night the meeting for East Pictou will take place, at East Pictou School itself. Members of the public wishing to make presentations at either of these meetings are asked to contact Debbie Buott-Matheson at the Board Central Office in Truro, by calling 902-897-8911 or email buottmathesond@ccrsb.ca .

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 - FEB 26
Wednesday 26th February 2014

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. The schedule:
Game 3 – Tonight in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday 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)

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travelled to the Valley and split the games versus the Western Valley Spartans.  On Saturday, at the Apple Dome, the Crushers were trailing 2-0 after the first period. Parker Stewart had the hot stick scoring a hat trick and Bailey Fraser picking up a single tally. Assists going to Cameron MacGillivray(2), Luke Pelton, Matthew Munroe, Fraser, and Stewart. The locals won 4-3.  Brennan MacGuire was terrific in the third period to hang on to the win. Sunday saw the Crushers unable to score and fell 3-0. Thomas Baudoux was solid in goal. Next Sunday the Crushers play there final regular season game as they travel to Windsor to faceoff against the West Hants Warriors.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers had home at home exhibition games versus the South Shore Sharks and split the weekend.   Saturday afternoon at the Wellness Centre the Crushers came out with a 5-4 victory. Scoring for the local squad was Connor MacLeod, Blake Kontuk, Zach Houston (2), and Kade Mason. Earning assists were Houston, Spencer Creed, Brayden MacDonald (2), Kontuk, and Joe McCarron (2). Brayden Leblanc was solid in goal. On Sunday, in Bridgewater, the Crushers could not get anything going and fell 6-1. Scoring the lone goal was McCarron assisted by Mason. Keigan Walker was between the pipes.  Next action for the squad is this weekend when they participate in the Nova Scotia Mainland League Tournament in Bridgewater.

The Northern Subway Selects of the Midget AAA female hockey league are currently tied one game each in their best of five playoff series with the East Hants Penguins. Game 3 is at the Wellness Centre Friday night at 7pm - Game 4 is also at the Wellness Centre at 12:30pm. Any Subway Select player that comes wearing their jersey will be admitted free.

In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League last night at the Hector Arena, Nat Pro Gas defeated Can-Connect 10-4.

The NRHS boys hockey team have a playoff game tonight against Amherst at the Westville area. Game time is 5:30 pm, Admission is $4 for adults and students who show their student ID get in free.

The East Pictou Silver Blades skating club will be holding their annual ice show on Tuesday, March 4th from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Thorburn rink. This year’s theme is “Night at the Movies” and it will feature Canskaters as well as Jumpstart, Junior and Senior Figure skaters. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person / $3 for Seniors & Students / Children 5 yrs and under free!

The Pictou County Lightning girls basketball team will be holding a giant yard sale at the Westside Community Center this Sunday (March 2nd. A fundraiser for Provincials coming up the 21st of March. The sale runs from 10-2pm.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is looking for deserving members of the sports community to be inducted this fall. Nominations can be handed in until 31 March in one of six categories; builders, athletes, players, women in sports, teams, and organizations. Forms are available at the Hall of Fame on East River Road between Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm. Included in the nomination package should be pictures, articles, internet postings, letters of support, and any other item or artifact which would add to the detailed history of the nominee. For more information call 755-1755.

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WESTVILLE TOWN COUNCIL DIRECTS PORTION OF ARTS PRIZE TO 3 LOCAL GROUPS
Tuesday 25th February 2014

Westville is the latest town to allocate their share of an arts & culture prize awarded to Pictou County. At last nights town council meeting, a motion by deputy mayor Lennie White was passed that the approximately $1400 be shared equally between the Westville & Area Garden Club, the War Memorial/Miners Monument and the Canada Day Celebrations. The Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award is presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to a community that demonstrates the value it places on the presence of arts and culture in community life. The county received the honour along with a $10 000 prize in October 2013, after being nominated by the year-old Creative Pictou County Arts Society. The towns of Trenton and Pictou invested their part of the prize in their own art& culture projects, while Stellarton chose to re-invest their portion in Creative Pictou County Arts Society as it develops its vision, mandate, goals and programs. The prize is shared among the 5 towns, the municipality and Pictou Landing First Nation.


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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WESTVILLE COUNCIL CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED
Tuesday 25th February 2014

Although it appears that Highland Consolidated Middle School is slated for closure, Westville Town Council refuses to give up on the school.  Councillor Lynn MacDonald wants the Chignecto Central Regional School Board to share results of a survey given to the parents of Westville students where they were asked if they wanted their children at Highland Consolidated versus Dr. WA MacLeod in Riverton.  Councillors also questioned the 3.8 million renovation planned for the Riverton School, when Highland Consolidated has a clean bill of health as well as some additional amenities. A motion was passed to write to the Minister of Education to reiterate council’s commitment to the rehabilitation of Highland Consolidated and to further ask what will become of the building if it is not used as a school. Councillors agreed that the children and their quality of education are paramount. As the School Board moves Highland Consolidated forward in the School Review Process,  the next public hearing on the school’s future is Monday March 3rd at 6:30 at Walter Duggan Consolidated school in Westville.

WESTVILLE CONSIDERS BUYING POST OFFICE BUILDING
Tuesday 25th February 2014

Westville town council will consider an offer to purchase the town’s post office at market value.  At last night’s monthly council meeting, Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Rice told council that Canada Post has given the town of Westville 45 days to express interest in purchasing the building for $70 000.   The sale would include the condition of a new rental lease with Canada Post.   Rice says Canada Post also says the title for the piece of  land that the War Memorial stands will be transferred  to the town free of charge regardless of the future of the building.  Councillors passed a motion  to respond to Canada Post expressing interest, and that they will gather information and explore the town’s options.


NEW GLASGOW TIPS HAT TO PICTOU COUNTY OLYMPIANS
Tuesday 25th February 2014

The very first order of business last night at the meeting of New Glasgow Town Council was to congratulate the two Pictou County residents who participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Luke Demetre (duh-MEE-tree) of New Glasgow was at the games as an alternate on the Bobsled Team, and was called into service after an injury to one of the other athletes. Lisa Haley from Westville was not on the ice as part of the Womens Hockey Team, but was a major part of the team's gold medal success as one of the assistant coaches. Mayor Barrie MacMillan also recognized the other Nova Scotia athletes, Sidney Crosby from Cole Harbour on the Mens Hockey Team, and snowboarder Alex Duckworth from the south shore area.

ACCUSED IN VEHICLE THEFT PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Monday 24th February 2014

A man accused of stealing a truck in Stellarton in December and driving it into the side of a hotel in Dartmouth is facing charges in relation to a second alleged incident of theft. Nineteen-year-old Brett Edward Hennessey of New Glasgow appeared in Pictou Provincial Court today and pleaded not guilty to theft of a vehicle, as well as theft and breach charges from January in Westville. Hennessey will face trial in relation to both incidents during a single day of proceedings scheduled for 3 June. A co-accused in the incident involving the alleged vehicle theft, Dale Kass McInnis, is scheduled to return to court next month to enter a plea.

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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THOUSANDS RAISED LOCALLY FOR SHELTER AND TO FIGHT CANCER
Monday 24th February 2014

$13,000 was raised by local efforts during “The Coldest Night of the Year” walking-fundraiser that raises money for the homeless in communities across Canada. New Glasgow, the Annapolis Valley and Halifax were among the 63 communities that took part, with fifteen teams hitting the streets of New Glasgow on Saturday, with all monies going to the Life Shelter, located on Marsh Street.

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.



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 *SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22*
Saturday 22nd February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers complete a three games in three nights schedule with a rare Saturday night home game against Summerside. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth last night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Tonights game at the wellness center– Crushers vs the Western Capitals - Puck drops at 7 pm.

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.

The playoffs got underway last night for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they started with a road game in Port Hawkesbury last night. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. 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)

NNEC JV boys basketball team are hosting provincials this weekend, with  6 teams from around the province playing for the title. Today's games will begin at 9am with the Championship game set for 5pm.  North Nova will play at 6pm Friday and 9am Saturday.  

The Wellness Centre hosts the Strong Kids Classic today. The Pictou County Ladies take on the Y spinners at 4pm. Admission to the game is free, but donations are welcome. If you'd like to take part in an after party at the Captain's Helm, admission is $10. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for YMCA Strong Kids.

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

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 21
Friday 21st February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got a good start to a stretch of three games in three nights with a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The story of the game, as far as the score goes, was the first period where the Crushers dominated, outshooting the Rams 20-5, and ending the frame with a 3-1 lead. Regan Spears led the way offensively for the Crushers, with a goal and an assist, while Nick Parker scored his team leading 29th goal, moving him into a tie for 2nd in the lead with Bryce Milson of Miramichi. Stephen MacInnis and John Mullally also scored for the Crushers. Next up is a trip to Yarmouth tonight for a game against the Mariners, followed by a rare Saturday night home game tomorrow against Summerside. Tonight's game from Yarmouth can be heard live on East Coast FM with Michael Petter starting with the pregame show at 7:15pm.

Last 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.

The playoffs start tonight for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start on the road tonight. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule:
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)

NNEC JV boys basketball team will be hosting provincials this weekend,  6 teams from around the province will play for the title. Action gets underway at 2pm Friday with 4 games being played including an opening ceremonies.  Saturday games will begin at 9am with the Championship game set for 5pm.  North Nova will play at 6pm Friday and 9am Saturday.  

On Saturday, the Wellness Centre hosts the Strong Kids Classic. The Pictou County Ladies take on the Y spinners at 4pm. Admission to the game is free, but donations are welcome. If you'd like to take part in an after party at the Captain's Helm, admission is $10. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for YMCA Strong Kids.

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! Location:Pictou Academy Gymnasium Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Monday February 24th Contact: Brian MacKinnon – 485-1129 (Registration can be completed by calling Brian prior to the event, or Registering from 6-7pm on Monday)

Curl for Cancer in Westville and the Little Rocks Curl for Cancer in New Glasgow are tonight. The Curl for Cancer Event scheduled for Pictou next Friday the 28th, is looking for two more teams to round out the field after two teams were forced to withdraw. If you are interested in putting together a team of four to compete and help raise money in the fight against cancer, contact George Cameron at 755-7586, ext 4000, or email him at george.cameron@scotiabank.com . The event is scheduled for 5:30 that evening at the New Caledonian Curling Club on Caladh Avenue in Pictou.

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LISA HALEY OF WESTVILLE WINS GOLD IN SOCHI
Thursday 20th February 2014

Pictou County has an Olympic Gold Medal coach! Lisa Haley of Westville helped lead the womens hockey team to the Gold Medal win over the Americans in Sochi today. Haley's mother, Beverly Jordan, says the nerves were shaking during the closing minutes of the game, but the celebration is on. Team Canada needed to come back from a 2-0 deficit in the last five minutes of regulation to force overtime, and then got a power play goal in extra time to secure the win.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 20
Thursday 20th February 2014

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers recently hosted and participated in the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament.  On Thursday afternoon they faced off against the Dartmouth Whalers.  The locals got off to a strong start and had a 3-2 lead going into the third.  The Whalers answered back by scoring 2 goals in the third and took a 4-3 win. Crusher goals were scored by Luke Pelton assisted by William MacGillvray, Christian MacLeod assisted by Logan Quinn, and Connor Lochead assisted by Tyler Lewis and Quinn.  Thomas Baudoux was solid in goal.  Luke Pelton was named Player of the Game.   Friday’s match up was against the Yarmouth Mariners who took a 5-1 victory.  Scoring the lone goal for the local squad was MacLeod assisted by Lochead. Brennan McGuire was between the pipes.  Christian MacLeod was chosen Player of the Game.  On Saturday, it was a close tilt versus the Cape Breton County Islanders which ended in a 3-3 tie.  Opening the scoring for the Crushers was MacLeod from Austin Mason and Lochead,  Mason from Lewis, and Quinn from Michael MacGillvray.  Baudoux was in goal. Austin Mason was named Player of the Game.  Luke Pelton was awarded the tournament Ice Award given to a local player who embodies the spirit of hockey  and Connor Lochead was chosen All Star Defensemen in the Bantam AA Division.  This weekend the Crushers will travel to the valley to play the Western Valley Spartans.

The playoffs start Friday for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start on the road tomorrow. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule:
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)

NNEC JV boys basketball team will be hosting provincials this weekend,  6 teams from around the province will play for the title. Action gets underway at 2pm Friday with 4 games being played including an opening ceremonies.  Saturday games will begin at 9am with the Championship game set for 5pm.  North Nova will play at 6pm Friday and 9am Saturday.  

On Saturday, the Wellness Centre hosts the Strong Kids Classic. The Pictou County Ladies take on the Y spinners at 4pm. Admission to the game is free, but donations are welcome. If you'd like to take part in an after party at the Captain's Helm, admission is $10. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for YMCA Strong Kids.

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! Location:Pictou Academy Gymnasium Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Monday February 24th Contact: Brian MacKinnon – 485-1129 (Registration can be completed by calling Brian prior to the event, or Registering from 6-7pm on Monday)

Curl for Cancer in Westville and the Little Rocks Curl for Cancer in New Glasgow are tomorrow. The Curl for Cancer Event scheduled for Pictou next Friday the 28th, is looking for two more teams to round out the field after two teams were forced to withdraw. If you are interested in putting together a team of four to compete and help raise money in the fight against cancer, contact George Cameron at 755-7586, ext 4000, or email him at george.cameron@scotiabank.com . The event is scheduled for 5:30 that evening at the New Caledonian Curling Club on Caladh Avenue in Pictou.

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WESTVILLE COP PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ASSAULT
Tuesday 18th February 2014

A Westville police officer charged with uttering death threats and assault has pleaded not guilty to both charges and will head to trial in April.   57-year-old Robert Anthony Chisholm of Merigomish is accused after alleged events involving Thomas Ryan Delaney on the 22nd of December 2013.  Chisholm did not appear in Pictou Provincial court yesterday, but his  interim legal representation agreed to a trial date of April 23rd . Westville Police Chief Don Hussher has previously said that Chisholm has been suspended with pay while the matter is reviewed. At the same time, RCMP Sgt. Kevin Dunlevy said no one was seriously injured in the incident and that the RCMP are handling the case.

NEW COURT DATES FOR PICTOU COUNTY MEN ALLEGED TO HAVE STOLEN TRUCK LATER FOUND SMASHED INTO MOTEL
Monday 17th February 2014

Two Pictou County men charged with stealing a truck that smashed into a motel had a court date in Pictou today. 19-year-old Brett Edward Hennessy of New Glasgow and 34-year-old Dale Kass McInnis of Linacy are charged with theft over five thousand dollars stemming from an incident on the morning of December 23, 2013 when Thompson Bros. Roofing and Siding in Stellarton reported a Dodge Ram truck stolen from their business. The vehicle was located in Dartmouth by the Halifax Regional Police –where it had smashed into a room of a motel, causing extensive damage to both the vehicle, the moter, and three other vehicles. McInnis is seeking legal assistance and will return to court on March 24th to answer to the single theft charge. Hennessey meanwhile, has new charges for theft under $5000 and breach of probation stemming from an incident in Westville on January 21, 2014 and he returns to court on February 24th..

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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PUBLIC MEETING DATES FOR TWO PICTOU COUNTY SCHOOL REVIEWS
Saturday 15th February 2014

Pictou County's school review process continues, with dates now set for public meetings concerning the future of Highland Consolidated and East Pictou Middle Schools. Walter Duggan Consolidated in Westville will host the meeting concerning Highland Consolidated on March 3rd at 6:30 p.m., as the board looks at keeping students at Dr. W.A. MacLeod in Riverton. The meeting for East Pictou will be held at the school March 4th at 6:30 p.m. The board is debating three options for East Pictou Middle School. Anyone wishing to make a formal presentation at one of the public hearings can contact CCRSB Communications Manager Debbie Buott-Matheson.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 14
Friday 14th February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers and Yarmouth Mariners both got stellar performances from their goalies last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center, but Devon Tremblay was just a little bit better in the Crushers goal, as the home team came away with the 2-1 victory. Chase Gaudet stopped 31 of 33 shots in a losing effort for the Mariners, while Tremblay stopped 32 of 33. John Mullally and Regan Spears had the goals for the Crushers, who are now off until Monday afternoon, when they travel to Summerside for an afternoon game with the Western Capitals. This will be a make-up for a game that was originally scheduled for November.

Day one of the 30th annual Scotsburn Bantam Memorial Tournament is in the books, and the host Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers opened the tournament with an exciting 3-3 tie against the Nova X-Men from Antigoinsh. The Bantam AA Crushers were in a hard fought game with Dartmouth and fell just short, losing 4-3. The tournament continues at the Wellness Centre with games beginning at 9am today. The Championship games in both the Major Bantam and AA Divisions will be held Sunday afternoon. 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.

Two games were played yesterday at the Maverick Gymnasium in  the Walter Duggan European Indoor Handball League
USA 6 vs Russia 4
USA---Jordan Tran 2, Jayden Hatchard 2, Tara Van Emery 1, Jenna Hickey 1
Russia----Emma Bernon 2, Madison Walsh 1, Kyle Reim 1
Canada 5 vs England 4
Canada---Blake Kontuk 2, Kaleigh Foley 1, Connor MacInnis 1, Jared Snell 1
England---Sam Hickey 2, Brayden LeBlanc 2

The North Nova boys hockey team are in action tonight at Trenton Arena. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS UNDER REVIEW DISCUSSED AT BOARD MEETING
Thursday 13th February 2014

The future of Highland Consolidated School was a topic of conversation last night at the monthly meeting of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board. The Board formally accepted a report from the Study Committee looking into the formal closure of the building in Westville that has been out of service since April 2012. The Committee report says they are interested in upgrading and altering Dr. W.A. MacLeod School to permanently outfit it as a P-8 school. In response, Director of Operational Services Herb Steeves indicated that the province has allocated nearly 3.8 million dollars for that purpose. Meanwhile, they also looked at the future of East Pictou Middle School, where members of the community brought forward a solution last year that became known simply as Option 3. The report from the Study Committee in that case indicated they would prefer that the school stay open, although they would accept Option 3 as the best viable alternative. This would result in Frank H MacDonald School expanding to become a P-8 facility, with students from East Pictou moving approximately 300 meters up the road. Before the restructuring at either site can be formally adopted, public consultation meetings will take place, at dates and times yet to be determined, but likely to be sometime in early March.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 13 *** UPDATED***
Thursday 13th February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will be back on the ice tonight as they host the Yarmouth Mariners in MHL action at 7pm at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Crushers are coming off of a split of their two games against division opponents last week, losing 4-3 at home against Truro before winning by an identical 4-3 score against Amherst in the Jungle on Saturday. This is the fifth of 6 meetings between the teams this season, and neither side has been able to win on home ice, the Crushers winning twice in Yarmouth, while the Mariners have won twice at the Wellness Center.

The Weeks Major Midgets fell 9-1 last night in Game 5 of their best-of-7 series against the Newbridge Gladiators at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The Weeks are now trailing in the series 3 games to 2, and will be looking to force a 7th and deciding game when they host Game 6 at the Wellness Centre at 7:30 Saturday night. In other action last night, Cole Harbour finished off Cape Breton West 4 games to 1 with a 4-3 victory, and the Cape Breton Tradesmen shocked the Halifax MacDonald's 2-1, to extend that series to a 6th game in Sydney on Saturday.

Pee Wee A Crushers: on Saturday the team faced off against the Brookfield Elks skating away with a 5-5 tie. This was a seesaw battle that saw the Crushers take an early 2 goal lead only to have the Elks battle back forcing the gang into late game heroics to come back from a two goal deficit to salvage the tie. In the second game of the weekend the team hosted the always tough Truro Bearcats in a rematch of the previous week’s action. This time the Crushers carried the play for the most part during the contest and took the game 3-1. The Pee Wee A’s will not see action again till February 22nd as they take a break this weekend to assist with the Bantam Memorial tournament in New Glasgow.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers travelled to Summerside, PEI for the McCain tournament on January 31st. They were off to a slow start, but left the Island with a 5-3 win in the final game against the host team. This past week-end, the Atom AA’s travelled to play Acadia for a regular league game. The Crushers had a hard time staying out of the box and lost 4-2 to the Axeman. Scoring for the Crushers was Steele and Brent Chapman with assists going to Cale MacLaughlin, Cameron MacKinnon, Gabe Paquet and Cale Archibald. The team has no games scheduled this coming week-end as the Bantam Memorial Tournament takes place.

The Trenton Elementary boys basketball team completed their regular season schedule, finishing 13-0,  with a  victory over W.A. MacLeod last night. High scorers for the Trojans were Nick MacInnis with 12 and Logan Taylor with 10.  Ben Turnbull had 8 while Brandon Campbell, Jared Fraser, Keigan Falcitelli and Zach Baillie added 6 each for Trenton.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association hosts the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament beginning today. 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 this 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 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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ARSON TRIAL CONCLUDES - DECISION WITHHELD
Tuesday 11th February 2014

A 45-year old Westville man accused of starting a fire in a vacant home on the property next to his last May will learn of his fate early next month. Daniel Kenneth Stewart's trial on a charge of arson and break and enter concluded this afternoon in Pictou Provincial Court, over 4 months after it started. Stewart's trial began in September, but could not be concluded in the allotted time and was scheduled to conclude in December. After the initial conclusion of the trial, Stewart's attorney Doug Lloy, applied for and was granted an opportunity to re-open the defense's case to call one further witness. That witness, Nichole Marks, testified today she heard other people talk about the state of the vacant house, and that she was at Stewart's home, where she was also residing, the night of the fire. Marks went on to say that she tried to give a statement to police, but that they refused to take it. Judge Del Atwood reserved his decision on the matter to 5 March.


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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WESTVILLE MAN FACING TRIAL ON DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES
Monday 10th February 2014

A 20-year old Westville man accused of production of marijuana as well as possession of additional illegal drugs will go to trial in May on the charges. Jeffrey Dale Jenkins entered not guilty pleas to four charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as well as two weapons related Criminal Code charges. Jenkins was allegedly in possession of cocaine and ecstasy along with the marijuana plants and two improperly stored weapons when he was arrested last September. The trial has been set for May 6.

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 *SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8*
Saturday 8th February 2014

The Crushers did not trail at any point in the game until the last 5:48 of the third period, but the goal by Daniel Perigo of the Bearcats was the one that mattered, as Truro won 4-3Thurs night in MHL action. The Crushers broke out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) and John Mullally in the first four minutes of the game, but Jacob Smith scored twice to tie it up. The two Pictou County natives on the Crushers combined to retake the lead in the third, as Daniel MacLeod fed Garrett Holmes for a goal, but again the Bearcats tied it up before Perigo's winner. The Bearcats regain first place in the Eastlink Division, and they also hold a game in hand on the Crushers. Next up for Pictou County is a trip to Amherst on Saturday, and you can catch that game on East Coast FM with Michael Petter, pregame show starting at 6:45pm.

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 Broden 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 hosted Westville last evening at the Wellness Centre, and travel to Canso today to take on the Bluefins.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoffs with two games against Newbridge Academy, both at the Wellness Centre. The first match is today at 4pm, followed by a Sunday tilt at 1.

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. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face of 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. The opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre Friday at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto Crushers playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn Crushers playing Kings Mutual immediately following the opening ceremony. On Saturday, at the Wellness Centre, it's Wonder Auto against CB County at 2:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn faces off against 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. All the proceeds of the tournament go directly back to PCMHA, which helps keep the yearly costs for hockey as low as possible.

If broomball is your game; there's a broomball youth challenge at the North-End Rec Centre today from 1:00-3:00pm

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 7
Friday 7th February 2014

The Crushers did not trail at any point in the game until the last 5:48 of the third period, but the goal by Daniel Perigo of the Bearcats was the one that mattered, as Truro won 4-3 last night in MHL action. The Crushers broke out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) and John Mullally in the first four minutes of the game, but Jacob Smith scored twice to tie it up. The two Pictou County natives on the Crushers combined to retake the lead in the third, as Daniel MacLeod fed Garrett Holmes for a goal, but again the Bearcats tied it up before Perigo's winner. The Bearcats regain first place in the Eastlink Division, and they also hold a game in hand on the Crushers. Next up for Pictou County is a trip to Amherst on Saturday, and you can catch that game on East Coast FM with Michael Petter, pregame show starting at 6:45pm.

Last 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 Broden 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 when they host Westville on Friday evening at the Wellness Centre, and travel to Canso on Saturday to take on the Bluefins.

The Pictou County Hockey 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. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website. Members of the community and families and friends of players in the rep division of PCMHA volunteer in every aspect of the tournament. The Bantam Memorial Tournament is held each year in memory of three young hockey players: Donald Gladwin, John Allan MacDonald, and Shawn MacKay and Shawn's mother, Lee Marie MacKay whose lives were tragically lost in a motor vehicle accident while returning home from a game in February 1984. In 1985, the first Bantam Memorial Tournament was organized to honor their memory. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers face of against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. The opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre Friday at 6:15 p.m. with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers team playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers playing Kings Mutual immediately following the opening ceremony. On Saturday, at the Wellness Centre, the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers play CB County at 2:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers face off against Western Valley at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to support this event and enjoy the hockey. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. While this tournament honors the memory of those who passed away, it’s also a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association. All the proceeds of the tournament go directly back to PCMHA, which helps keep the yearly costs for hockey as low as possible.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 5
Wednesday 5th February 2014

FEB 5 - ECFM LOCAL SPORTS MORNING

Tomorrow night will be the first of two Minor Hockey nights held by the Weeks Jr A Crushers in the coming weeks. Any child wearing their Pictou County Minor Hockey jersey will get into the game free of charge. There will be a shoot to win between the second and third periods, where three minor hockey players will be chosen to shoot for the chance to win a Authentic Crusher hat, or an evening in one of the sky boxes.

The NRHS Boys hockey team hosted Dalbrae last Saturday evening at the Westville arena. Dalbrae came away with the 6-3 win. Scoring for the Nighthawks' were Reed MacDonald, Brandon Bell and Dallas MacDonald. Assists by Noah Chisholm, Brandon Livingstone, Jethro Gunn and Evan Ferguson. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. The Nighthawks are travelling to Saint John's Newfoundland this Thursday  to participate in the 16th Annual Confederation Cup High School Invitational Tournament.

Two games were played Yesterday in the Walter Duggan European Indoor Handball League.The first game saw Argentina and Japan play to a 3-3 tie . Scoring for Japan was Keifer Avery with two goals and Cameron Mattison with a single. Dylan Kontuk's two goals and Landon Gladney's single marker replied for Argentina. The Czech republic edged Brazil 4-2 in the second contest. Keegan MacFadden and JD MacKenzie each tallied twice for the Czechs. Isabel Kermack and Courtney MacLean replied for Brazil.

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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

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


ECFM LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY FEB 1*
Saturday 1st February 2014

On a night where the Crushers celebrated the 200th game for Garrett Holmes, a great play by Holmes turned out to lead to the game-winning goal in a 4-1 win over the visiting Woodstock Slammers. Holmes carried the puck out from behind the Woodstock net through heavy traffic, and made a cross-crease pass right to JP Harvey for his second goal of the game that at the time gave the Crushers a 2-1 lead. Just 25 seconds later, Tyler Doyle scored his first of two on the night, as the Crushers fans were cheering for Holmes getting the assist on his special night. The Crushers have now won two in a row, and will look to extend the streak in the first half of a home-and-home set with the Truro Bearcats tonight at the Barcode (Rath Eastlink Community Center). Michael Petter will have the call of the game right here on ECFM beginning at 6:45 with the pregame show.

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 yesterday 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 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.

The Northumberland Boys hockey team will be hosting Dalbrae, tonight at the Westville arena. Game time is 6pm. Cost of admission $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Weeks Major Midgets have their Round one playoff schedule set with Newbridge Academy. It starts with a pair of away games tonight and Sunday afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, followed by two at the Wellness Centre the following 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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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 31
Friday 31st January 2014

On a night where the Crushers celebrated the 200th game for Garrett Holmes, a great play by Holmes turned out to lead to the game winning goal in a 4-1 win over the visiting Woodstock Slammers. Holmes carried the puck out from behind the Woodstock net through heavy traffic, and made a cross-crease pass right to JP Harvey for his second goal of the game that at the time gave the Crushers a 2-1 lead. Just 25 seconds later, Tyler Doyle scored his first of two on the night, as the Crushers fans were cheering for Holmes getting the assist on his special night. The Crushers have now won two in a row, and will look to extend the streak in the first half of a home-and-home set with the Truro Bearcats tomorrow night at the Barcode (Rath Eastlink Community Center). Michael Petter will have the call of the game right here on ECFM beginning at 6:45 tomorrow night with the pregame show.

Karen Campbell's two goals led the Rangers past the Bruins 5-4 last 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 goaltending performances for their respective teams. Action continues next week with the Canadians hosting the Bruins.

Two games were played yesterday 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--Connor MacLeod 1, Jordan Tran 1, Kelsey Hann 1, Mitchell Jardine 1

The North Nova Gryphons will host the CEC Cougars from Truro Friday night at the Trenton Arena in their only game of the weekend.  Puck drop is at 8:30. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

The Northumberland Boys hockey team will be hosting Dalbrae, Saturday night, Feb. 1st at the Westville arena. Game time 6.pm. Cost of admission $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Weeks Major Midgets have their Round one playoff schedule set with Newbridge Academy. It starts with a pair of away games Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, followed by two at the Wellness Centre the following 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

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 John LeBlanc and that's local sports for Century Saw & Marine.



WESTVILLE PLANNING FOR DISASTER
Tuesday 28th January 2014

The town council of Westville wants disaster planning in place, in the wake of a rash of recent derailments across the country.  With train-tracks through the middle of the small town of 3800, Council wants access to information from rail companies about what they are carrying. They also want to know the status of the tracks through Westville, and measures that could be put in place in an emergency. Council agreed that local police and fire departments would be invited the presentation they plan for the future.

NEW CAO AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR WESTVILLE
Tuesday 28th January 2014

Westville welcomed a new CAO and a newly-appointed deputy mayor last night at council’s monthly meeting.  Kelly Rice took over from Scott Fraser who took a job in Colchester county. Rice has said she was looking for a new challenge, and feels welcome in her new community. She has an impressive background in administration, with her most recent job as clerk for Lawrencetown. Mayor Roger MacKay also thanked councilor Lynn MacDonald for acting as deputy mayor of the town for the past year. Councillor Lennie White steps in as new deputy mayor for Westville.

OLYMPIC COACH HONORED IN HER HOMETOWN
Tuesday 28th January 2014

Proud parents were presented with  a certificate by Westville Town Council celebrating their daughter as an ambassador for the town. Lisa Hailey is coaching the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team at the Sochi Oympics.  Hailey became interim coach of the Olympic team after coach Dan Church stepped down abruptly on December 12th, 2013.  Her parents Allie and Beverly Jordan beamed as council said they were thrilled when Lisa mentions her home town in international media.  The Canadian women will attempt to win a fourth straight gold medal in Sochi after victories in 2002, 2006 and 2010.


WESTVILLE MAN CAUGHT WITH 80000 CONTRABAND CIGARETTES PLEADS GUILTY
Monday 27th January 2014

A Westville man has pleaded guilty to possession of unstamped tobacco under the excise act after what was reported as the biggest tobacco bust ever in Pictou County. On October 29th, 2013, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Unit, assisted by Pictou County RCMP, conducted a traffic stop in Abercrombie, where officers obtained a search warrant and found inside the vehicle 80 000 contraband cigarettes, with an approximate street value of $14 000. 42-year-old David George Callaghan will return to court on April 17th for sentencing, at which time he will also enter pleas to three additional charges under the Revenue Act.

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.

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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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COUNTY COUNCIL EXAMINING UNDERPASS LIGHTING
Tuesday 21st January 2014

People walking along Westville Road through the underpass to Highway 104 may have better lighting in the future, depending upon a future decision of Pictou County Council. During the monthly meeting of the Property Services Committee of Council last night, a rough estimate of 20-thousand dollars was given to the council as the cost to add lighting to the underpass between the Wellness Center and the area around Highland Square Mall. However, council was advised that a more detailed estimate could be provided if council so chose. Council unanimously passed a motion to look into that more detailed estimate before they make a decision as to whether they will commit to doing the project.

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 *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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SCHOOL BOARD WILL LOOK INTO EQUIPPING SCHOOLS WITH DEFIBRILLATORS
Thursday 16th January 2014

The School Board member representing Stellarton and Westville wants to know why there are not defibrillators in every school across Chignecto Central Regional School Board. Ron Marks posed the question during the monthly Board Meeting last night in Truro. Marks was told that only two schools in the board currently have a defibrillator, and in both of those cases the machine is there from donations by community groups. A discussion ensued surrounding the need for the machines, with Marks commenting that if they have to be in every arena, they should have to be in every school as well. The Operational Services Committee will look into the issue, and will report back at a future Board Meeting.

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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NEW CAO FOR WESTVILLE
Tuesday 14th January 2014

The Town of Westville has a new Chief Administrative Officer. Kelly Rice was most recently the clerk for Lawrencetown. Rice replaces Scott Fraser, who has taken a position with Colchester County.


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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STELLARTON POLICING A BIG TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
Tuesday 14th January 2014

It was business as usual at Stellarton Town Council last night until the very end of the meeting.  Not on the agenda, and directly before adjournment, the "open forum" caused sparks to fly, and it all concerns who will police the town of Stellarton moving into the future. Councillor Denise Taylor suggested setting a specific time-line moving towards a public forum on what all of council agrees is a important decision for the town. Mayor Joe Gennoe responded that a public forum could be a logistical nightmare, speculating between one to four thousand people might attend, adding that council members were elected to make such decisions. Only two residents of Stellarton attended the general meeting last night, but they both shared opinions about the future of policing in their town. During the "public forum" at the meeting's end, Fred Vienneau blasted the mayor, saying such a meeting would be "lucky to get 100 people" and was clearly offended that a decision might be made without input from the residents of Stellarton. Lisa Hayden then took the microphone, saying a public meeting is "critical", and that she is concerned that financial concerns may be paramount in the decision and thinks the cost to the community must be considered as well.

There are four proposals on the table for consideration: the town could keep its force or possibly be policed by the RCMP, New Glasgow Police, or a combined department for Westville & Stellarton. Councillor George Megeney, who sits on the Police Review Committee, further insisted that all four proposals must be made available to residents before a public meeting takes place.



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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*THIRD UPDATE* POWER RESTORED TO THOSE AFFECTED IN PICTOU COUNTY
Tuesday 7th January 2014

Power has been restored to about 900 customers following an outage around 10:30 am this morning. Areas affected included Foster Ave in Stellarton to College St in Westville to Alma, Greenhill, Salem, Limerock, Durham to Central West River,West River Station, Upper & Lower Mt Thom, Saltsprings, Six Mile Brook Rd, Limerock, Granton Rd and Limerock Rd.

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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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 31
Tuesday 31st December 2013

No repeat for Derrick Walser... Team Canada scored two late goals but came up just short in its attempt to advance to a second straight Spengler Cup final, falling 6-5 to a Swiss club in Monday's semifinal round. Canada was trailing 6-3 midway through the third period, but goals at 16:10 from Darren Haydar and 18:18 from Jason Williams made it a one-goal game with time winding down. Canada pressed for the equalizer but couldn't beat goaltender Tobias Stephan, who finished with 50 saves. Alexandre Giroux, Travis Roche and Jacob Micflikier also scored for Canada. The Swiss Club plays CSKA Moscow in today's final.

Thorburn Minor Hockey had a successful run at the Westville Miners Christmas Tournament, appearing in four of the five division finals, and winning three. In the Pee Wee Rec final, the Goldenhawks defeated the Pictou County Selects 4-3. The Thorburn Pee Wee B team won 6-3 over New Glasgow, and the Bantam Rec Goldenhawks defeated the Pictou Maripacs 3-2. In the Midget C final, the Truro Bearcats shutout Thorburn 3-0. And in the Midget A final the Pictou County Crushers defeated the host Westville Miners 3-2.

The Westside Community Centre in New Glasgow is hosting the New Years Eve 5K Resolution Run at 6pm tonight. The event has reached capacity, however, anyone who would like to join in the run portion of the event is welcome to do so. Only those who pre-registered on-line and are wearing bib numbers during the event will be eligible for the post-race reception and race kits. The route has been modified and will be run on the main roads as the Samson Trail is not available due to weather conditions. The new route will use Elm, Terrace and George St, Abercrombie Rd. and Terrace Height Drive.  For your safety, all participants will be asked to run on the road and will be escorted by members of the New Glasgow Police Services.  Walkers are encouraged to use the sidewalks.

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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*UPDATE* POWER RESTORED IN PICTOU COUNTY
Monday 30th December 2013

About 138 customers in Stellarton, Westville, Landsdowne, Union Centre, Millbrook, Rocklin, White Hill and Gairloch Lake areas were affected by a power outage around 6 this morning, but nspower.ca shows power has been restored. For more information, check the outage map at nspower.ca

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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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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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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WESTVILLE CAO HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE *UPDATED*
Tuesday 17th December 2013

The town of Westville’s Chief Administrative Officer has departed on a high note. At last night’s town council meeting, Scott Fraser , who has served as CAO for the town for the last four years, saw council formally accept a strategic 4-year plan for the town that he produced after extensive input and collaboration among councillors. The document has a timeline of specific tasks: year one includes sourcing funds for Main Street projects and forging appropriate partnerships. Among goals for year two are developing a new developing a new land-use strategy and additional recreational activities. Mayor Roger MacKay says Fraser has been very good at looking after the financial status of the town, and notes that he worked hard on bringing Westville’s taxes down. On behalf of the town, council thanked Fraser for a fine job at the conclusion of their business, presenting him with a limited edition print of a moon-lit Acadia Park. Fraser has accepted a position as Director of Corporate Services with the County of Colchester.


FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR BANK ROBBERY
Wednesday 11th December 2013

It was a case that caught Pictou County by surprise this summer, and today it wrapped up in Pictou Provincial Court with a four-year prison sentence. Thirty-year old Darren Brent Snell was scheduled to go to trial this morning for the armed robbery of the Scotia Bank in Westville on 7 August. However, before the trial began, Snell's attorney Rob Sutherland and Crown Attorney Jody MacNeil indicated that a deal had been struck which included a change of plea to guilty. Snell was sentenced to four years in prison for the robbery, and six months, to be served concurrently for a charge of assaulting a police officer which took place subsequent to his arrest. After credit for time already served, Snell will spend the next three-and-a-half years in prison. During the reading in of the facts, the Court heard that Snell got away with between nine and ten-thousand dollars in cash after brandishing a butcher knife to the teller. The money was never recovered.

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 ROUND UP DECEMBER 8, 2013
Sunday 8th December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama last 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 didn't solve the situation, 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 their home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats when the team will again play three games in three nights.

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 this Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.

And scores from the last 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. And that league has three games scheduled for later today at the Stellarton Rink. At 5:20, Dewties's Excavating is up against the Thistle Bar, 6:50 sees Whitey's Vikings vs. Can-Connect and finally at 8:20Connors takes on Nat Pro Gas.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians will play Port Hawkesbury on Sunday night at Trenton Arena.

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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FIRE IN WESTVILLE DISPLACES FAMILY - NO INJURIES REPORTED
Monday 2nd December 2013

Three people were forced from their home when it was damaged yesterday in Westville. Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteers assisted two adults and a 12-year-old boy with emergency lodging and food for a day until arrangements could be completed with other agencies for additional help. There were no injuries reported in the fire on Campbells Road. No word at this time as to the cause, although Police Chief Don Hussher indicates it was not suspicious in nature.

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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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 30
Saturday 30th November 2013


It was a game for the ages at the Wellness Center Thursday evening. The top two teams in the MHL put on a show for 65 minutes, but eventually it was the Dieppe Commandos who defeated the Weeks Jr A Crushers in a shootout. Final score 4-3. Then the Crushers hit the road for a game last night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. The team will play next this evening in Amherst against the Ramblers. The game from the Jungle can be heard on right here on East Coast FM beginning with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

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 Bantam AA Subway Selects are in league action today as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.

At the Wellness Centre today: The Peewee A Subway Selects play at 11:00 am against the Glace Bay Miners and the Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers play the Brookfield Elks at 1:00 p.m. - admission is free for that game.

The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers will see play this weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey play in the The Allan Cameron Memorial Hockey Tournament this weekend. There is a full slate of games today including a noon match between Northumberland and North Nova at the Trenton rink. Games at 4:30 and 6pm today will decide who plays in the champion game tomorrow at noon.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are in Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

Pictou Co. Jr B Scotians and the Kin Clubs are hosting a Montreal vs. Toronto Pub Night tonight 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 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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CHANGE OF PLEA IN HOME INVASION CASE
Thursday 28th November 2013

One of three men co-accused in a New Glasgow home invasion appeared in Pictou Provincial court this afternoon to have a trial date set, but instead entered a change of plea to guilty. Boxer Dukus "Duke" Davis of Westville entered guilty pleas to mischief and unlawful entry of a dwelling with intent to commit an indictable offense. A third charge of assault was withdrawn. The charges stem from an incident in the early hours of January 20, 2013 when three men went into a home on Albion Street and assaulted the man inside. Judge Del Atwood has previously sentenced 25-year old Craig Joseph Francis to a 12 month Conditional Sentence for his part in the crime. A pre-sentencing report will be completed before Davis appears again for sentencing on January 21st.


HUNDREDS STILL WITHOUT POWER IN THE COUNTY THIS MORNING
Thursday 28th November 2013

Thousands of people across the Maritimes suffered through power outages last night as a storm lashed the region with heavy rain and gusts topping 100 kilometres per hour. At one point, almost 10-thousand residents and businesses were without power in Nova Scotia - and thousands more were left in the dark across New Brunswick. There are still hundreds without power in Pictou County (as of 6 am), including parts of Trenton, Little Harbour Road, Ardness, Stellarton, Westville, Durham, West River Station, Upper & Lower Mt. Thom, Saltsprings, and others. Estimated restoration time is about 6pm this evening. To report a power outage in your area, call Nova Scotia Power at 1-877-428-6004.

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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WESTVILLE TO CREATE NEW TRAILS: WILL CONNECT TO TRANS CANADA TRAIL
Tuesday 26th November 2013

The town of Westville is taking the first steps towards connecting to the Trans Canada Trail. At last night’s monthly meeting, council was presented a proposal from Active Pictou County to construct a trail through the Black Diamond area extending along Cowan Street. The proposal would cost approximately $80,000, with most of the money coming from government matching funds, corporate sponsorships, the Trans Canada Trail group and others. Council was asked to contribute $5,000 as a means of confirming their support for the project. Council unanimously agreed, noting that the opportunity for more areas for citizens to stay active is too good to turn down. The trail proposal will now be submitted to the various groups for further funding consideration.


WESTVILLE CIVIC BUILDING TO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE
Tuesday 26th November 2013

Westville’s Civic Building will soon be more accessible to citizens. At last night’s monthly meeting, council approved the purchase of a new Electronic Access door for the front entrance to allow easier access for those with disabilities. Pictou East MLA Tim Houston set up his constituency office in the Westville Civic Building last month, and according to provincial regulations all MLA offices must meet a set list of criteria for accessibility.

SCOTT FRASER TO RESIGN AS WESTVILLE CAO
Monday 25th November 2013

Scott Fraser, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Westville, is stepping down. After four years in the position, Fraser has accepted a position with Colchester County. He will be finishing his work in Westville the end of December. Mayor of Westville Roger MacKay says while they're sad to see Fraser go, council is thankful for his work at helping to keep taxes down while balancing the books. MacKay said they’ll soon be advertising the position, but he won't rule out sharing administrative services with another town.

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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FEDERAL TIME FOR BREAK AND ENTER - FURTHER UNRELATED CHARGES PENDING FOR SAME MAN
Thursday 21st November 2013

A 21-year old Pictou County man has been found guilty of break and enter, and will spend the next three years in prison on that charge and three others related to the incident. Matthew David Greencorn went to trial last month on the matter, and yesterday Judge Del Atwood handed down his verdict on the charge. Greencorn testified during trial that he was drunk when in went into the mobile home in Westville on 3 February, and left when asked to by the resident. However, he returned a second time, then kicked in the door to enter a third time. He was subsequently arrested by police who arrived at the scene, but escaped, leading to the charges of escaping custody and resisting arrest. He also failed to attend court for one of the previous appearances related to this matter, which led to a fourth charge of breaching a court order. Greencorn also stands charged in relation to other incidents last week in Pictou, and will return to court next month to answer to a pair of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking charges and a weapons possession charge.

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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ACCUSED ASSAULT SUSPECT OUT ON BAIL
Monday 18th November 2013

A man accused of two counts of aggravated assault against a co-worker has been released on 2-thousand dollars bail while awaiting plea. Steven William Russell of Westville will be back in court December 2 to enter pleas to three charges, the two aggravated assaults, and an additional charge of uttering threats. Russell was arrested over the weekend and charged for an incident in Mount Thom, while at the same time a charge was laid related to a second incident from October of last year. The 37-year old is facing a number of strict conditions while on release, including a stay-away order related to the victim, except for incidental contact while at work. 


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 

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 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 

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 - NOVEMBER 15
Friday 15th November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers lost for the first time in nine games, but still picked up a point as they fell 2-1 in a shootout against the Miramichi Timberwolves last night at the Wellness Center. The Crushers and T'Wolves finished their regular season series with each team winning two of the four games, and all of the games ending with the road team getting the win. Rankyn Campbell of the T'Wolves and David Stephens of the Crushers scored in regulation, while Bryce Milson scored the lone goal in the shootout. The Crushers will look to start a new winning streak tonight in Bridgewater against the Lumberjacks, before facing Valley tomorrow night.

Last 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.

Tomorrow, 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.

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 

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NOT MUCH PUBLIC INPUT AT SCHOOL MEETING
Friday 15th November 2013

There were very few comments from parents at a public consultation meeting held last evening at W.A. Macleod Elementary School, when the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board asked for community input on its Impact Assessment Report regarding Highland Consolidated Middle School making a permanent move to the Riverton school.  Instead, the majority of comments the committee heard came from multiple Westville residents who believe that re-opening Highland Consolidated in their town makes the most financial and practical sense, given that it has been given a clean bill of health by inspectors. Westville Deputy Mayor Lynn MacDonald says 2 million dollars could be saved by investing 1.5 million in Highland Consolidated, rather than the 3.5 million slated to be spent to renovate WA MacLeod. Saying the loss of the their school would damage the community of Westville, MacDonald also pointed out that the Highland school has more space, dedicated science labs and natural lighting than Dr. W.A. Macleod.

The public meetings, in accordance with the School Review Process, are intended to allow the advisory committee to gather public input for inclusion in their reports.  Meeting facilitator David Fulton says the School Board will have a second public meeting at the school regarding the issue in January or February. A similar meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at East Pictou Middle School in Sutherlands River. The public can access and review the Impact Assessment Report for each of these schools at www.ccrsb.ca (click on “Document Depot” then “Operations”). Copies of these reports are also available at all of the schools involved.



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



REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED
Monday 11th November 2013

As today marks the day we remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans, a number of ceremonies are planned throughout the county. Services are planned for Glencoe, Pictou Landing, Hopewell, Westville, Stellarton, Trenton, Pictou, Sunny Brae, River John, Thorburn, and New Glasgow. The New Glasgow service from Carmichael Park will be broadcast live beginning at 10:45am on East Coast FM. The details for each service, including exact times and locations, can be found on our Facebook page.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Sunday 10th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers' winning streak now stands at eight games. After a convincing 6-0 shutout of the Bridgewater Lumberjacks Thursday the Crushers headed to the Jungle last night to play the Amherst Ramblers, where they defeated the hometeam 3-0. Scoring for the Crushers: Mitchell Deruelle, Regan Spears and Tyler Doyle.

There are 3 games in Stellar-Nova Hockey League action tonight at the Stellarton Rink. Kicking off at 5:20 with Dewtie's Excavating against Can. Connect, then Connors vs. Thistle Bar and the last game at 8:20 will see Nat Pro Gas take on Whitey's Vikings.

Northern Subway Selects fell to league-leading Metro Boston Pizza 3-0 Saturday at the PC Wellness Center Arena. The teams were tied late into the 2nd period when MBP scored a power play goal and followed up with another goal at the end of the period to take the 2-0 lead. MBP scored again at the end of the 3rd period. Jordan Archibald had 28 shots against. The Northern Subway Selects play 2 exhibition games next weekend against the Acadia Axe Women’s hockey team.

The Canadians defeated the Leafs 7-5  Thursday in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. The Canadians were led by Gina Markie's hat-trick, Melanie Hill's two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron and Lyndsay MacKinnon. Karen Campbell with two goals and a goal apiece by Kate Bray, Kelly Marshall and Jana Cleary took care of the Leaf scoring.

The Johnny Miles Running Event Schedule is in place for 2014. It starts with the 5K Resolution Run on New Year's Eve at the Westside Community Center on Lavinia Street, New Glasgow. Next up is the new “Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5K Classic” on May 11th. This is a non-competitive, all-female event to celebrate the strength of women in running and to celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters. Participants can run with their mothers, for their mothers or as a tribute to their mothers. The event will start and finish at Glasgow Square Theatre. June will see the signature event, the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend, held for the 39th year. The event is held on Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 and 15. In July, the Shiretown Dental Clinic Run for the Lobster will take place on July 7, starting and finishing at the Advocate Printing parking lot at Brown's Point. The series wraps in late July with the return of the Melmerby Triathlon July 26 and 27.

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 ROUND-UP / SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
Saturday 9th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers' winning streak now stands at seven after a convincing 6-0 shutout of the Bridgewater Lumberjacks on Thursday evening. The Crushers play next today - they will be in the Jungle against the Amherst Ramblers, and Michael Petter will be there to bring you all of the action. The pregame show gets underway at 6:45 Saturday night, with puck drop set for 7:00.

In the Stellar-Nova Hockey League action Thursday night at Thorburn Rink – there was a pair of high-scoring games. Dewtie Excavating defeated the Thistle Bar and Grill 9-7, and in game 2, Whitey's Vikings overcame Connors with an 11-9 result.

The Canadians defeated the Leafs 7-5  Thursday in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. The Canadians were led by Gina Markie's hat-trick, Melanie Hill's two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron and Lyndsay MacKinnon. Karen Campbell with two goals and a goal apiece by Kate Bray, Kelly Marshall and Jana Cleary took care of the Leaf scoring.

A reminder that the North Nova Boys Hockey Team is holding a bottle drive today 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 Johnny Miles Running Event Schedule is in place for 2014. It starts with the 5K Resolution Run on New Year's Eve at the Westside Community Center on Lavinia Street, New Glasgow. Next up is the new “Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5K Classic” on May 11th. This is a non-competitive, all-female event to celebrate the strength of women in running and to celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters. Participants can run with their mothers, for their mothers or as a tribute to their mothers. The event will start and finish at Glasgow Square Theatre. June will see the signature event, the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend, held for the 39th year. The event is held on Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 and 15. In July, the Shiretown Dental Clinic Run for the Lobster will take place on July 7, starting and finishing at the Advocate Printing parking lot at Brown's Point. The series wraps in late July with the return of the Melmerby Triathlon July 26 and 27.

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 - NOVEMBER 8
Friday 8th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers' winning streak extended to seven last night with a convincing 6-0 shutout of the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Six different players scored for the Crushers, including Steven McInnis, who got his first Jr. A goal of his career. Lane Cormier, a midget call-up from the Weeks Major Midget team, assisted on that goal for his first Jr. A point. The Crushers are off today, but tomorrow will be in the Jungle to play the Amherst Ramblers, and Michael Petter will be there to bring you all of the action. The pregame show gets underway at 6:45 Saturday night, with puck drop set for 7:00.

In the Stellar-Nova Hockey League action last night at Thorburn Rink – there was a pair of high-scoring games. Dewtie Excavating defeated the Thistle Bar and Grill 9-7, and in game 2, Whitey's Vikings overcame Connors with an 11-9 result.

The Canadians defeated the Leafs 7-5  last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. The Canadians were led by Gina Markie's hat-trick, Melanie Hill's two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron and Lyndsay MacKinnon. Karen Campbell with two goals and a goal apiece by Kate Bray, Kelly Marshall and Jana Cleary took care of the Leaf scoring.

A reminder that the North Nova Boys Hockey Team is holding a bottle drive tomorrow 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 Johnny Miles Running Event Schedule is in place for 2014. It starts with the 5K Resolution Run on New Year's Eve at the Westside Community Center on Lavinia Street, New Glasgow. Next up is the new “Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5K Classic” on May 11th. This is a non-competitive, all-female event to celebrate the strength of women in running and to celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters. Participants can run with their mothers, for their mothers or as a tribute to their mothers. The event will start and finish at Glasgow Square Theatre. June will see the signature event, the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend, held for the 39th year. The event is held on Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 and 15. In July, the Shiretown Dental Clinic Run for the Lobster will take place on July 7, starting and finishing at the Advocate Printing parking lot at Brown's Point. The series wraps in late July with the return of the Melmerby Triathlon July 26 and 27.

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 - NOVEMBER 2
Saturday 2nd November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers' win streak is now up to five. The team defeated Campbellton 1-0 in a shootout, and today they're in Miramichi to play the Timberwolves.

The Weeks Major Midgets have a home and home series with the Cole Harbour Wolfpack. It starts tonight at Cole Harbour place at 7:30. Tomorrow, the puck drops at 1 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers are home this weekend against the Breton Sport Cougars. Puck drop is 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers are on the road today against the Truro Bearcats. Game time is 4 p.m..

Pictou Academy Sr. Girls soccer team is one game away from winning the NSSAF provincial championship after defeating Cape Breton Highland Academy 1-0 in a wind sweep game in Dartmouth on Friday. Lindy Quann scored the only goal of the game with Alex Canam picking up the shut-out. Pictou will now meet defending champions  Ecole Secondaire Du Sommet on Saturday at 11:30 am for the championship banner.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women Rugby squad are at the CIS National Championship tournament this weekend in Quebec. Tanisha Campbell from Abercrombie, Kelsey Pelerine of Westville, and Emma Taylor of Scotsburn are all part of the AUS champion team participating. The X-Women started the tournament with a 37-12 loss to Guelph Thursday, and on Friday, they fell to McGill 19-10. So they will play for 5th place against Laval tomorrow morning at 11am.

The 22nd Annual Vince MacDonald Memorial 10K Road Race is set for tomorrow at the Trenton Steeltown Park. Registration begins at 8:30am and the race begins at 10am. Cost is $15, with free T-shirts for the first 60 runners.

Three games set for tomorrow evening at the Stellarton Rink for the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League. It all begins at 5:25 with Whitey's Vikings against Thistle Bar, followed by Dewtie's Excavating vs Pictou Landing Falcons, then Connors vs Can-Connect.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 1
Friday 1st November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers could put together their longest win streak of the season this weekend. The streak currently stands at four games, and tonight the team is in Campbellton, which they have already defeated twice this season. Then they're in Miramichi on Saturday. The team will be without forward John Mullally and defenceman Evan MacEachern, who recently made the Canada East team for the World Junior A Challenge.

With the support of Easter Seals and others, the Learn to Sledge Program will be offered again in Pictou County. There's a registration/orientation event today at 4 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for those who want to know a bit more before signing up for a 4 week session. At the orientation, program organizers will explain the equipment, let participants try it out and be fitted, and review program details. It's open to boys and girls from 13 to 18 years of age. The program will be offered starts Friday, November 8th at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $20/participant for a four-week session - Sledges and helmets will be provided for participants.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women Rugby squad are at the CIS National Championship tournament this weekend in Quebec. Tanisha Campbell from Abercrombie, Kelsey Pelerine of Westville, and Emma Taylor of Scotsburn are all part of the AUS champion team participating. Recently, Taylor was the AUS Player of the Week from last week's league championship tournament. She has also been named to the 15-player CIS women’s rugby all-Canadian team. The X-Women started the tournament with a 37-12 loss to Guelph yesterday, and they face McGill this morning.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 31 **UPDATED**
Thursday 31st October 2013


The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers played a pair of league games on the weekend. On Saturday, the Crushers travelled to Truro trying to hand the Bearcats their first league loss. Truro opened the scoring early and carried the 1-0 lead into the second period. Early in the second period the Crushers drew even when Logan MacKay beat the Bearcat goalie from the slot. Lucas Leblanc drew the lone assist. The Bearcats scored two more before Ben MacDonald scored after an exciting rush; Kyle Reim drew the lone assist. The second period ended with the Bearcats up 3-2. Early in the third, Spencer Murray scored to even the score; Ben MacDonald drew the assist. The teams traded several scoring chances, but strong goaltending, goalposts and crossbars kept the game tied until just under 5 minutes left, when the Bearcats scored to take the lead for good. The Crushers threw everything they could at the Bearcat net, but could not find the equalizer. Final score – Bearcats 4 – Crushers 3. Crusher goaltender Vaughn MacEachern played the complete game and made several stellar saves. On Sunday, the Crushers were on the road to Louisdale to face the Strait Richmond Pirates. The teams played the first period cautiously, not wanting to give up the lead. Defensively, both teams got their wish - the first period was scoreless. In the second frame, Spencer Murray split the Pirate defensemen, walked in on a breakaway and beat the Pirate goalie to the blocker side. The Crushers carried the 1-0 lead into the third period. Early in the third, the Pirates scored to draw even, however less than a minute later Jayden Hatchard put the Crushers ahead to stay; assists to Ethan MacIntosh and Raymond Chisholm. Five minutes later, Kyle Reim scored a long distance goal to the top glove corner of the net. Ben MacDonald and Spencer Murray drew the assists. Two minutes later, Reim scored again, assisted by Ben MacDonald to end any Pirate comeback hopes. Final score – Crushers 4 – Pirates 1. Cody MacDougall played the complete game between the pipes and kept the Pirates at bay, smothering any pucks that came near the net.  

The New Glasgow Junior High School girls soccer team won the Northumberland Regional Championship in two close matches on Wednesday in Bible Hill. The NGJHS Panthers played against Central Colchester Junior High in their first game, and with the win advanced to the gold medal game. In the first game, CCJHS scored first and then Lindsey MacIvor found the twine to even the score 1-1. The score was still a 1-1 tie when regulation play ended, and Katelyn Dunn scored in overtime for the win. In the championship game against the host Bible Hill Junior High Huskies, Jensen Arsenault scored twice to put the Panthers up 2-0. The Huskies then answered with two of their own to even the score in the first half. Dunn scored the game-winning goal midway through the second half on a pass from Kaitlin Kelly, and the Panthers held onto the lead to win the regional banner with a 3-2 score. Strong teamwork propelled the squad to both wins, along with exceptional netminding by keeper Sophia Wornell. With the victory NGJHS goes out on a high note, as this is the last time the school will compete in soccer since next year the Grades 7-9 school will be replaced by New Glasgow Academy – a P-8 school.

With the support of Easter Seals and others, the Learn to Sledge Program will be offered again in Pictou County. There's a registration/orientation event tomorrow at 4 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for those who want to know a bit more before signing up for a 4 week session. At the orientation, program organizers will explain the equipment, let participants try it out and be fitted, and review program details. It's open to boys and girls from 13 to 18 years of age. The program will be offered starts Friday, November 8th at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $20/participant for a four-week session - Sledges and helmets will be provided for participants.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women Rugby Team are at the National Championship tournament which began today, and they open play against the Guelph Gryphons in Laval, Quebec. Tanisha Campbell from Abercrombie, Kelsey Pelerine of Westville, and Emma Taylor of Scotsburn are all part of the AUS champion team participating. Taylor is also the AUS Player of the Week from last week's league championship tournament.

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WESTVILLE LOOKS OVER ITS BOOKS
Tuesday 29th October 2013

Westville Town Council finished the 2012-13 fiscal year in a very strong position. While Council received the Consolidated Financial Statements during the September meeting, the formal presentation by Kevin MacDonald, who completed the audit, took place last night. Westville finished 2012-13 with a 319 thousand dollar surplus, bringing their net position including non-financial assets to a value of 8.25 million. Significant reductions were made to both the General Operating Fund and Water Operating Fund accumulated deficits. The net value of reserve funds decreased slightly, due to significant investment in capital projects. Through that investment, the Town now has over 8 million dollars in capital assets on the books.


WESTVILLE TO REVIEW ITS ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Tuesday 29th October 2013

With a review scheduled for 2014 for the electoral system in the Town of Westville, Councilor Lennie White let it be known where he stood on the issue during last night's council meeting. White put forward the motion to formally get the review underway, which is mandated under the Municipal Government Act that it must take place in 2014. Prior to formally introducing the motion, White indicated that he would like to see the Town remove the two ward system for electing the four councilors, and instead elect four councilors for the town as a whole. The study into the electoral system in Westville will bring forward recommendations either to maintain the status quo, or to make certain changes. Those recommendations would then go to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for approval.

WESTVILLE ON BOARD WITH THE 144
Tuesday 29th October 2013

The Town of Westville has approved a motion to join in on the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the 144 Construction Engineering Fleet. The MOU had been signed by the five other municipalities in the county in recent months, with each agreeing to provide 1,150 dollars toward the operation of a Board to work with the Unit. Last night, Westville Council added their agreement, giving the Board its full funding. The Board would act as a liaison between the Fleet and the Municpal Units. One of the mandates of the board is to ensure that projects go through a proper procedure for submission, approval, and completion.

WESTVILLE POLICE COMMISSION SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
Tuesday 29th October 2013

The Westville Police Commission is looking for new members. Councilor Lennie White brought it to Council's attention last night at the monthly meeting of Westville Town Council that the Commission was short by two citizen members. Residents of Westville who may be interested in coming forward should make inquiries at the Town Office.


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.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *UPDATED*
Saturday 26th October 2013

t took extra time, but the Weeks Jr A Crushers got their fourth win in a row & NOW HAVE an eight day break in their MHL schedule. Brett Doiron (DWA-rahn) scored 56 seconds into the extra time to give the Crushers a 3-2 win over the Summerside Western Capitals Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Crushers are now off until next Friday in Campbellton, with no road games on their schedule this weekend, and their home game next Thursday postponed until January 29th. Our next live broadcast game on East Coast FM is November 9th in Amherst.

In other upcoming hockey action: In the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League, there are 3 games tomorrow (Sun) 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 Sunday - 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 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 Subway Selects will have host teams in the Atom AA, PeeWee AA, Bantam AA and Midget A divisions.  The championship games starting around noon Sunday 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.

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team will be playing tonight at 6 pm at the Westville Rink. The NRHS boys will be hosting Amherst. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

There will be a 3k Costume fun run/ walk in support of Scott Jones.  It will be held tomorrow with registration at 9am by the pond at the Scotsburn Fire Hall. Cost is $5 per person / $10 per family.  All ages and fitness levels welcome! In other Thursday night hockey action: In the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League at the Thorburn Rink: Whitey's Vikings trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 10-4. And in Game 2, Dewtie's Excavating edged out Connors 7-6.

At the Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers defeated the Canadians 5-3 in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action. Juanita MacKeigan led the Rangers with two goals with single tallies off the sticks of Krista Pridham, Kelly Marshall  and Debbie MacLean. Sheri Palmer, Dawn Mackay and Amy Cameron replied for the Canadians. Action continues on Thursday, Nov.7th with the Canadians hosting the Leafs.

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 Subway Selects will have host teams in the Atom AA, PeeWee AA, Bantam AA and Midget A divisions.  The championship games starting around noon Sunday 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. 

Pictou County Junior B Scotians are playing at the Trenton Arena Sunday night: they'll go toe to toe with the Glace Bay Miners at 7:30 pm.

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.

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team will be playing tonight at 6 pm at the Westville Rink. The NRHS boys will be hosting Amherst. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

There will be a 3k Costume fun run/ walk in support of Scott Jones.  It will be held on tomorrow with registration at 9am by the pond at the Scotsburn Fire Hall.  $5 per person / $10 per family.  All ages and fitness levels welcome!


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 25
Friday 25th October 2013


It took extra time, but the Weeks Jr A Crushers got their fourth win in a row before an eight day break in their MHL schedule. Brett Doiron (DWA-rahn) scored 56 seconds into the extra time to give the Crushers a 3-2 win over the Summerside Western Capitals last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. David Stephens and Garrett Holmes scored for the Crushers in regulation, while Thomas Stavert had both Capitals goals. The Crushers are now off until next Friday in Campbellton, as they had no road games on the schedule this weekend, and their home game next Thursday has been postponed for Halloween. Our next broadcast on East Coast FM is November 9 in Amherst.

Two games last night at the Thorburn Rink in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League. In Game 1, Whitey's Vikings trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 10-4. In Game 2, Dewtie's Excavating edged out Connors 7-6.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers defeated the Canadians 5-3 in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action. Juanita MacKeigan led the Rangers with two goals with single tallies off the sticks of Krista Pridham, Kelly Marshall  and Debbie MacLean. Sheri Palmer, Dawn Mackay and Amy Cameron replied for the Canadians. Action continues on Thursday, Nov.7th with the Canadians hosting the Leafs.

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 Friday thru Sunday.  The Subway Selects will have host teams in the Atom AA, PeeWee AA, Bantam AA and Midget A divisions.  Hockey action begins at noon at the wellness centre and 1 p.m. At the Hector Arena with the championship games starting around noon Sunday 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. 

Pictou County Junior B Scotians are playing at the Trenton Arena Sunday night: they'll go toe to toe with the Glace Bay Miners at 7:30 pm.

Pictou Academy Boys Soccer team are one win closer to a spot in the provincials. The team defeated Cape Breton Highland Academy in double overtime 3-2 on Wednesday. P.A. next faces Pugwash today.

Note from the Pictou County Weeks Crushers: their game against Dieppe that was scheduled for Halloween night has been rescheduled for January 29th.

Curlers – time to sign up for the new season! The Bluenose Curling Club's Open House in New Glasgow continues tonight beginning at 6:30. The Westville Curling Club's Open House runs from November 4th to 8th running 7:30 to 9:30 each night.

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team will host the CEC Cougars Friday night at the Trenton arena. Puck drop is 8:30. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team will be playing tomorrow night at 6 pm at the Westville Rink. The NRHS boys will be hosting Amherst. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

There will be a 3k Costume fun run/ walk in support of Scott Jones.  It will be held on Sunday with registration at 9am by the pond at the Scotsburn Fire Hall.  $5 per person / $10 per family.  All ages and fitness levels welcome!

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 24
Thursday 24th October 2013


Craig Aucoin says he’s physically ready and looking forward to ending the Craig Gives Back bicycle tour this week in B.C. Craig had to leave the tour in Newfoundland while he recovered from injuries to his left leg and right thumb, but Bob MacDonald was able to substitute for him from Nova Scotia to B.C. Along with Craig, Lloyd McLean’s partner Andrea Haughan and Bob’s partner Laureen Murphy MacDonald are flying to Vancouver to complete the tour in Victoria. With McLean and Aucoin riding the back-to-back recumbent bicycle that has been pedaled across Canada, Haughan and the MacDonalds will accompany them on rented bikes to the finish line in Victoria. They expect to finish Sunday morning at the Terry Fox Memorial in Victoria, after having started the tour at the Terry Fox Memorial in St. John’s.

The Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers have just one game this week, and are hoping to build on their three game winning streak as they face Summerside tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7. Michael Petter will preview tonight's contest as part of Slapshot, live from the Wellness Centre at 6pm right here on East Coast FM.

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 from Friday thru to Sunday.  The Subway Selects will have host teams in the Atom AA, PeeWee AA, Bantam AA and Midget A divisions.  Hockey action begins at noon at the wellness centre and 1 p.m. At the Hector Arena with the championship games starting around noon Sunday 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. 

The New Glasgow Junior High girls soccer team won the district final with a 3-1 over West Pictou. Scoring for the Panthers were Olivia Murray, Jensen Arsenault and Katelyn Dunn. Lilly Langford scored for West Pictou. Next up is the regional tournament next week.

The New Glasgow Junior High Boys Soccer squad won their district final with an 11-1 domination of East Pictou. With the win, the team will take part in the regional championship next week.

Note from the Pictou County Weeks Crushers: their game against Dieppe that was scheduled for Halloween night has been rescheduled for January 29th.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League: Game 1: Mexico 7  vs Portugal 3 Mexico- Keegan Murray 3, Celine Tran 2, Matthew Carson 1, Victoria Robertson 1, Brandon Cameron 1 Portugal- Raine Bourque-deCoste 1, Ethan Mathias 1, Chris Avery 1 Game 2: Italy 2 vs Ireland 2 Italy- Tommy Clark 1, Dylan MacIntosh 1 Ireland - Jessie MacKay 1, Shawna Cunningham 1

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team will be playing this Saturday at 6 pm at the Westville Rink. The NRHS boys will be hosting Amherst. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

There will be a 3k Costume fun run/ walk in support of Scott Jones.  It will be held on Sunday with registration at 9am by the pond at the Scotsburn Fire Hall.  $5 per person / $10 per family.  All ages and fitness levels welcome!

Soccer registration for the Northern Nova Winter Soccer program will take place tonight at the indoor complex from 6-8pm., age groups Under 4- Under 16.

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WESTVILLE TEEN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL TOUCHING OF A MINOR
Monday 21st October 2013

A 19-year old Westville man is facing a minimum of one year in jail and could see as much as ten years in prison after pleading guilty to touching a minor for a sexual purpose. Matthew John MacDonald pleaded guilty to the single charge this morning in Pictou Provincial Court, while two counts of sexual assault against him were withdrawn. The charge stems for an incident 12 July in Stellarton. Both Crown and Defense requested a presentence report to be completed before MacDonald returns to court for sentencing on 19 December.


TRIAL DATE SET FOR MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING OFFICER
Monday 21st October 2013

A Stellarton man accused of assaulting a police officer will go to trial this December. Clarence Arthur Best was arrested July 27 in Westville on a charge of possession of marijuana, and during the course of the arrest is alleged to have assaulted the officer. Best pleaded not guilty to both charges during a brief appearance in Pictou Provincial Court. The 54-year old man will go to trial 19 December.

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 County Bantam girls.  Bagnell had two goals, Waller, Francis, Hayley MacDougall and Nicole Clements all had singles.  Assists went to Francis,  Rhea Young and Keirstan MacLennan. The Bantam A Subway Selects continue with league play next weekend with home and home games against Cape Breton West.  

THE North Nova Gryohons boys hockey team travelled to Antigonish on THursday night to meet the JH Gillis Royals at the Millenium Centre.  They Gryphons opened the scoring with Ryan Chabassol, Jacob Pentz, Kale Mason and Kirklin Murray putting the team up 4-1 after the first period.  Antigonish scored 3 unanswered goals in the second to even the game at 4 heading into the third frame.  Pentz scored his second of the night only to have the Royals reply to tie the game at 5.  A five minute 3 on3 over time solved nothing so the final score remained 5-5.  Assists went to Tyler Baird, Murray, Chris Brooker, Cody Haas, Darryl Wheadon (2), Carson Dunbar and Pentz.  On Sunday, the Hants East Tigers came to Trenton and quickly made their presence felt, taking a 3-0 lead after the first period.  There was no scoring in the second.  Jacob Pentz opened the 3rd period scoring a powerplay goal.  Cale Mason and Darryl Wheadon quickly got the Gryphons back to even, but could not hold on as the Tigers scored a powerplay goal and added an insurance marker to take the 5-3 win.  Assists in this game went to Kirk Murray, Darryl Wheadon, Brandon Benjamin, Jacob Pentz, Ethan Snell(2).  THE Gryphons next see action Wednesday evening in Port Hawkesbury against the SAERC Saints and are home on Friday night hosting CEC from Truro at 8:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

Boxer Brody Blair from Lyons Brook has improved to 2 and 0 at the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Kazkhstan. He beat opponents from Croatia and Palestine ending up with a 3-0 score in both matches. Blair's next bout is today against Hungary. The event runs until October 26th.

In Basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Girls Team continued their winning streak with a couple of wins Sunday morning against the Truro CBA Tigers.  This is now three games and three wins for the Bantam Girls this season….  The Competitive Bantam Girls Team is the first team this season to play and represent the Pictou County Basketball Association. Games were held in Truro and first game was a 49 to 22 victory for the Lightning, followed by a 68 to 6 victory for the Pictou County Lightning team. Scoring for Lightning were; Riley Sood 31, Courtney Smith 19, Katelyn Biron 16, Aliyah Fraser 11, Jordyn MacMillian 10, Lucia MacKay, Abbie Delaney and Sabrina Snyder each with 8,Sarah O’Neil 4 and Hailey Fahie 2. Next Sunday in Bedford, the squad take on two of the top contenders in Metro Division 2, Bedford Eagles and Division 1, East Preston, in a back to back matchups.    

Northern Subway Selects and ProCresting Penguins played to 1-1 draw on Pink in the Rink Day in support of Breast Cancer. Selects goal scorer was Emily Dorion assisted by Siena Forance. Emily stepped out from behind the net and at an almost impossible angle squeaked the tying goal past the Penguins goalie. Strong play by Jenna McNamara in goal stopping several break-aways including a big poke check with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Selects next game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon @ 1:30 pm BMO Centre in Bedford against Metro Boston Pizza.

The Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League played a triple bill at the Stellarton rink. In the first game, Thistle Bar doubled Connors 10-5. In game 2, Nat Pro Gas edged Whitey's Vikings 8-6, then Dewtie's Excavating defeated Can-Connect 8-4. On Tuesday night, the League plays in two spots. At the Stellarton Rink at 8, Thistle Bar takes on Can-Connect, while in Pictou at 9, Pictou Landing Falcons play Nat Pro Gas.

On Tuesday of last week, the NRHS Lady Nighthawks used a solid team effort to defeat the host Amherst Vikettes 4-3 in overtime in the Regional semi-final playoff game Saturday afternoon at the Alma field. This was the first win over Amherst by NRHS this season in four tries. On Thursday, it was off to the Regional Final in the Elmsdale Soccer Dome to tangle with the first place Hants East Tigers who had received a bye into the final. NRHS were the defending Regional Champions having defeated Hants East 3-2 last season. This time, Hants East came out ahead 2-0 in a very defensive game. Hants East wins the Regional Banner and NRHS will now play in a qualifier in New Waterford against the Breton Education Centre Bears on Friday. Breton is the number one seed out of the Highland Region. The winner advances to the the NSSAF provincials in the Valley the first week-end of November.

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.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *UPDATED*
Saturday 19th October 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers play their third game in as many days tonight. The Crushers pounded the Campbellton Tigers 12- 4 in Thursday's game, and also overcame the Woodstock Slammers 6-0 in last night's game . Next up: the Amherst Ramblers and that game will be live right here on ECFM. Michael Petter goes live from the Jungle – the Crushers pre-game show starts at 6:45, puck drops at 7.

In the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey - the Pictou County Scotians were defeated 7-3 by the Valley Maple Leafs in yesterday's game at East Hants Exhibition Arena. The Scotians trailed 3-0 after 2 periods, scoring all their goals in the third, but the Maple Leafs netted 4 more in the same period. Also, the Strait Pirates overcame the Brookfield Elks 4-1 in Port Hawkesbury.

Boxer Brody Blair from Lyons Brook has improved to 2 and 0 at the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Kazkhstan. He beat opponents from Croatia and Palestine with a 3-0 score in both matches. Blair is off today before his next bout tomorrow against Hungary. The event runs until October 26th. Way to go, Brody!

In Women's university hockey – The X-women gave a drubbing to the Dalhousie Tigers in Antigonish last night (fri) winning their game 7 to 0.

Northern Subway Selects handed Metro Boston Pizza their first loss of the season with a 4-2 win last night (FRI) Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Selects came out flying allowing Metro only 4 shots in the 1st period. Jordan Archibald played a strong game in goal getting the win. Scorers for the Selects were Katie Pentz, Maddie Bourque and Kaila Reid. The Selects now stand in 2nd place in league and next take on the ProCresting Penguins today (SAT)@ 4:30 pm East Hants Sportsplex.

Thursday night at the Thorburn Arena, the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League kicked off with a pair of games. In the first Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 6-3. Game two was a high scoring affair, as Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Can-Connect 12-8. Next is a triple bill on Sunday at the Stellarton rink, starting with Connors vs Thistle Bar at 5:20, followed by Whitey's Vikings against Natural Pro Gas, then Dewtie's Excavating faces off with Can-Connect.

Lyons Brook amateur boxer Brody Blair won his first bout at the AIBA World Championships in Kazakhstan, defeating a Croatian boxer 3-0. Blair is scheduled to box again today against Mahmoud Shabab of Palestine.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place tomorrow from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

In boys' soccer, Pictou Academy Pitbulls are hosting regionals this weekend – that takes place at the McCulloch Field in Pictou.

The Weeks Major Midgets have a pair of games over the weekend at the Wellness Centre. Tonight they play Newbridge Academy at 7:30, then host Cole Harbour tomorrow afternoon at 1.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers on the road in Dartmouth the weekend - they play the Whalers at 5pm today. Sunday at 12:15 they're back at the Wellness Centre to play the Western Hurricanes.

The Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Hockey League started its seventh season Thursday at the Westville Miners Sports Center with the Rangers edging the Leafs 5-2. Melanie Hill and Robyn Doyle led the Rangers with two goals apiece with Lyndsay MacKinnon adding a single. Debbie MacLean tallied twice to pace the Leafs.

Due to conflicts with provincial baseball championships, the North Nova Boys' Hockey game against Hants East has been changed. The game scheduled for last night will be played Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

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 eastpictiousilverblades@hotmail.com for more information.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 18
Friday 18th October 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers scored three times in the first 8:24, and rode that early lead to a 12-4 victory last night in the Maritime Hockey League. The Campbellton Tigers played hard to the final whistle, but were no match for the Crushers who more than doubled the Tigers in shots on goal, 51-24 including a 32-10 margin over the final 40 minutes. Seven different Crushers had multi-point nights, led by John Mullally with 3 goals and an assist, giving him 9 goals and 15 points on the season. The one question mark for the Crushers of late continues to be the penalty kill, as the Tigers scored twice with the man advantage out of four opportunities. The Crushers continue their stretch of three games in three nights tonight in Woodstock against the Slammers before stopping in Amherst tomorrow on their way home. The game from the Jungle (Amherst Stadium) will be able to be heard right here on East Coast FM with Michael Petter – pre game show starting at 6:45, puck drop at 7pm.

Last night at the Thorburn Arena, the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League kicked off with a pair of contests. In the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 6-3. Game two was a high scoring affair, as Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Can-Connect 12-8. There's a triple bill on Sunday at the Stellarton rink, starting with Connors vs Thistle Bar at 5:20, followed by Whitey's Vikings against Natural Pro Gas, then Dewtie's Excavating facing off with Can-Connect.

Lyons Brook amateur boxer Brody Blair won his first bout at the AIBA World Championships in Kazakhstan, defeating Croatian boxer Sanjin Pol Vrgoc 3--0. Blair is scheduled to box again Saturday against Mahmoud Shabab of Palestine.

In boys' soccer, Pictou Academy Pitbulls are hosting regionals this weekend at the McCulloch Field in Pictou with the first games at 1 and 3 p.m. today. 

The Weeks Major Midgets have a pair of games over the weekend at the Wellness Centre. Tomorrow night they play Newbridge Academy at 7:30, then host Cole Harbour Sunday afternoon at 1.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers start the weekend on the road in Dartmouth to play the Whalers at 5pm Saturday. Sunday at 12:15 they're back at the Wellness Centre to play the Western Hurricanes.

The Northern Subway Selects have a pair of matches, starting tonight at 7pm at the Wellness Centre where the girls play Metro Boston Pizza. Then the Selects are at the East Hants Sportsplex tomorrow at 4:30 to play the ProCresting Penguins.  

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. In Game 1, Mexico defeated team Italy 5-1. Scorers: Mexico: Keegan Murray 2, Matthew Carson 1, Victoria Robertson 1, Emma Naufts 1. Italy: Raymond Chisholm 1 Game 2: Ireland 3 vs Portugal 3. Scorers: Ireland: Nathan Gerrior 2, Noah Spaulding 1 Portugal : Chris Avery 2, Raine De-Coste

The Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Hockey League started its seventh season last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center with the Rangers edging the Leafs 5-2. Melanie Hill and Robyn Doyle led the Rangers with two goals apiece  with Lyndsay MacKinnon adding a single. Debbie MacLean tallied twice to pace the Leafs.

Due to conflicts with provincial baseball championships, the North Nova Boys' Hockey game against Hants East has been changed. The game scheduled for tonight will be played on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

There will be a game at the Trenton Arena tonight: the Sobeys Food bank cup will take place Friday at 7:30 pm. There will be a BBQ on site. All Fans and Community Food bank supporters are asked to come out and bring a food bank donation for the price of admission.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

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 eastpictiousilverblades@hotmail.com for more information.

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


NG POLICE LOOKING FOR IMPATIENT DRIVER WHO SPRAYED TRAFFIC CONTROL WORKER
Wednesday 16th October 2013

New Glasgow Police are investigating after a driver delayed at a construction site yesterday afternoon sprayed a road worker with some sort of irritant. The 28-year-old worker was assigned to traffic control on Westville Road and Balour Street and had stopped the SUV at the time. Police say that's when the driver asked to speak with the worker. When the worker approached the SUV, the driver sprayed him in the face with the irritant before driving away. The worker was not seriously hurt. Police say they are searching for a man in his 50s who was driving a grey Mazda SUV. If anyone has any information they can contact the New Glasgow Regional Police at 752-1941, or provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 15
Tuesday 15th October 2013


Sunday was a tough day for fans of Junior hockey in Pictou County. The Crushers and Scotians both took to the ice against out of division opponents, and both took losses. The Crushers were on the road in Dieppe to face the Commandos, where special teams were the difference, as the Commandos went 3 for 4 on the power play while the Crushers only managed to go 2 for 8. Shane Dallaire took sole ownership of the league lead in points with a goal and 2 assists for Dieppe, giving him 18 points on the season. Nick Parker was the only Crusher to get two points with a goal and an assist. The Crushers next game is Thursday at home against Campbellton. Meanwhile, the Scotians were at home against the Brookfield Elks, and also lost, falling by a score of 6-3. Leon Knockwood of the Elks led the way with a hat trick and two assists. The Elks and Scotians will play again Tuesday night in Brookfield.

Saturday night the Weeks Major Midgets lost their third straight game, falling 7-1 to the Halifax McDonalds at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cody Johnston scored the lone goal for the Weeks Major Midgets, assisted by Mark Vokey, just 45 seconds into the first period. 

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers participated in the 1st annual Jordan Boyd Memorial Tournament held at the BMO centre in Bedford this past week-end. The Crushers took to the ice Friday night to play the Bedford Blues and came away with a win.  The game was close one, with a final score of 2-1 in favor of the Crushers.  Tanner Steele had the first goal and Gabe Paquet sealed the deal  with an assist from Cameron MacKinnon.  Gabe Paquet was offensive player of the game and Willem Fraser received defensive player of the game. On Saturday, the Crushers began the day with an 8-0 loss against the Chebucto Atlantics.  Tanner Steele received offensive player of the game and Michael Law was defensive player of the game.  Later that day, the Crushers were defeated by TASA with a score of 10-1.  Tanner Steele scored the lone goal for the Crushers, assisted by Cameron MacKinnon.  Ian Reynolds was offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game was Dawson MacDonald. Goalies Jacob Fraser and Michael Law split all the games in nets. This week-end the Atom AA’s will meet Western Valley in two games at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

The North Nova Education Centre Gryphons boys hockey team held their home opener this weekend on Friday evening against the SAERC Saints from Port Hawkesbury in front of a packed house at the Trenton Rink.  It was a penalty filled match and the Gryphons had to fight off several 5 on 3 penalty situations but still came out on the positive end of a 7-4 score.  Leading the scoring for the Gryphons with four goals (including a natural hat trick) was Jacob Pentz.  Cody Haas opened the scoring early in the first and scored in an empty net to finish the third.  Kale Mason rounded off the scoring.  Saturday evening, the Gryphons travelled to Westville to meet the Northumberland Nighthawks in their home opener. Northumberland took the match 6-3. Scoring for North Nova were Darryl Wheadon with two and Luke Grant with the single tally. North Nova has a busy schedule next weekend as they travel to Antigonish on Thursday to take on the JH GIllis Royals at 7:00pm, host Hants East on Friday at 8:30pm at the Trenton Arena, and travel to Lantz on Saturday for the second game of a home and home against Hants East at 6:00pm.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers opened their season by hosting the Antigonish Bulldogs. Saturday evening the Bulldogs came out hard scoring 3 goals in the first period. In the second period the teams exchanged 2 goals each. Scoring a shorthanded goal for the Crushers was Connor MacLeod assisted by Kade Mason and Zach Houston picked up the second goal with a lead pass from MacLeod. The Bulldogs picked up 2 more in the third for a 7-2 win. Keegan Walker was between the pipes. Sunday the Crushers were a different team and played with more determination which led to a more competitive game. The Bulldogs open the scoring in the first, and picked up another in the second and Houston pulled the Crushers to within 1 with a goal assisted by Mason and Wayne Denny. Bulldogs scored in the third to seal the victory 3-1. Brayden Leblanc was solid in goal. Next action for the squad is this weekend as they travel to Yarmouth to face the Mariners.

Also on the weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers participated in the Thanksgiving Classic hosted by the South Shore Sharks. Friday evening the Crushers faced off against Cape Breton West. They fell behind 2-0 and with less than 2 minutes remaining in the 2nd period, Bailey Fraser opened the scoring for the squad with the feed from Logan Quinn. In the third period Cameron MacCallum tied the game with Fraser and Chrsitian MacLeod picking up the assists. With only 1:32 left Fraser scored the game winner with MacCallum and Aaron Purdy assisting on the play. Brennan McGuire faced 36 shots in goal and was named player of the game. On Saturday the Crushers lost to the South Shore Ice Sharks 7 - 1. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor Lochead unassisted. Thomas Baudoux faced 43 shots in goal. Cameron MacCallum earned player of the game. In the third game, the Crushers lost 4 – 3 a close match to the TASA Ducks. The Crushers were the only team to score on TASA during round robin play. Scoring first for the Crushers was MacCallum from Lochead and Luke Pelton. MacCallum also scored the second goal assisted by Pelton. The third goal was scored by Pelton on a penalty shot. Brennan McGuire faced 48 shots in goal.  Player of the game honours went to Luke Pelton. This weekend the Crushers will host Western Valley Spartans. Games will be at the Wellness Centre, Saturday’s game is at 2:00 pm and Sunday’s game is at 9:30 am. Come out and support the team.

It was an exciting weekend for the Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects as they opened their exhibition season with two solid wins. On Saturday the Selects played host to the Colchester Cyclones. Pictou County dominated the game from the opening frame and walked away with a 5-0 win. Scoring for the Selects were Caitlin Taylor with a pair, while singles went to Sophia Wornell, Sarah MacNeil and Kassidy MacKinnon. Jenna Landry was solid in getting the shutout. On Sunday the Selects traveled to Berwick where they took on the Valley Wild. The Subways secured a 4-2 win in an aggressive, penalty filled affair where Pictou County capitalized three times on the power play. Aevan MacDonald, MacNeil with two and Josie Chisholm scored for Pictou County. Landry was again strong in goal for the Selects in getting her second win of the season. The Selects, who represent the Highland Region, will be participating in the inaugural Provincial Female Bantam AA league this season. League action begins next Saturday when the Selects play host to Halifax in Pictou. The Subways head out on the road to play Cole Harbour on Sunday. The following weekend, beginning October 25th, The selects are one of four female AA Subway teams hosting an all female AA tournament dubbed "The Subway Cup".

After suffering a loss to Avery’s Valley Wild, the Antigonish Midget AA Bulldogs came back to defeat the Wild 3-2 in a double-header on Saturday in Kingston. Cassidy Sponagle scored the lone goal unassisted in the first game on a shot from the blue line, which resulted in an 8-1 final score. Female AA teams in the province are now regionalized, with Antigonish and Pictou County coming together to form teams. The Midget AA Bulldogs have three Pictou County players – Gena Cyr, Brooke MacVicar and Katelyn Dunn.

Jake Martin of New Glasgow will have his name added to the Atlantic Challenge Cup along with previous winners such as famous NHL players Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon. Martin was a member of the U14 Male Team Nova Scotia, which won gold this weekend at the tournament in Moncton. In round-robin play, Martin, playing left wing, scored two goals and recorded two assists to help Team Nova Scotia win all three games. The team defeated New Brunswick 5-1, Newfoundland and Labrador 7-3 and Prince Edward Island 11-2. In the gold medal game, Team Nova Scotia defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 9-2. Martin, who plays centre and is one of the assistant captains for Pictou County’s Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers, was chosen by his teammates at the Atlantic Challenge Cup to receive the Hard Hat Award. The Hard Hat Award is given to the player on each team who is selected to be the "best overall contributor" by his or her teammates. The U17 Female Nova Scotia team also won gold, with three Pictou County players on the roster – Emilly MacDonald of Stellarton, Taylor Perry of Trenton, and Shaelyn McIntyre of Sundridge.

On Sunday morning the Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers hosted the Cumberland County Ramblers in their season opener at the wellness Centre skating away with a well deserved 3-0 victory.  The Crushers scored in all three periods with Logan Decoste opening the first on a feed from Ian Macdonald late in the period.  The second goal was scored by defenceman Owen Baird with Brody Bowering picking up the assist. The final tally came from the stick of Luke Young into an empty net with the Ramblers goalie on the bench for the extra attacker. Goalies Aiden Robinson and Wesley Kelly were outstanding in the teams season debut kicking out 35 Rambler Shots for the Shutout.

The North Nova Gryphons boys baseball team won the Northumberland Regional banner this past weekend, defeating  CEC Cougar  3 – 0 on Saturday in Bible Hill. On Friday the Gryphons defeated Amherst Regional High 6-0 and Springhill high school 11-1 to advance to the championship game. Everyone played great defense all weekend, with the team only giving up 1 run in the three games. The Gryphons are now of to the NSSAF baseball championship being hosted by Avon View  High School in Windsor this coming weekend.

In NSSAF High School Girls Soccer action this past week the NRHS Lady Nighthawks wrapped up their regular season with a 5-2 loss to the Amherst Vikettes on Tuesday but then rebounded for a 1-0 victory in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl game with cross county rivals the NNEC Gryphons. In their opening game of the week on Tuesday afternoon NRHS had to come from behind after a slow start to even matters just following at half-time 2-2 with Amherst but then faltered and conceded three straight goals late in the second half to eventually end up on the short end of a 5-2 score line. Isabelle Bennett had a hige game for NRHS with two goals, one from a direct free kick and one from the run of play. Assists were recorded by Season Brennan and Haley Smith. Hannah Mertin and Savannah Lees took care of the goalkeeping while Alex Kampa-Plouffe, Cara MacIvor and Lauren Hale had strong defensive performances. The game was extremely physical and NRHS lost four players to injury. On Monday morning, the team hosted North Nova in the eight annual Turkey Bowl game and the Lady Nighthawks were thankful for the Mertin sisters as Hannah kept a clean sheet in goal stopping all shots while twin sister Emily scored the winning goal. Isabelle Bennett and Jennifer Cooke recoreded assists on the only goal of the game while Shelby MacLennan, Jessica Deagle and Olivia MacDonald had super performances for NRHS. Savannah Lees made a key save late in the game and also played some midfield for the Nighthawks in this game and Hannah Mertin had several good moments in goal and made several fine saves each to keep NRHS deadlocked at zero until sister bear Emily broke the deadlock. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be a NSSAF Regional Play-off game in Amherst on Tuesday vs the Vikettes and if that turns out well then the Lady Nighthawks will be on the road to Elmsdale to advance to play the East Hants Tigers in the Regional Championship Game scheduled for this coming Thursday, October 17 at 4 pm.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCT 14
Monday 14th October 2013


Sunday was a tough day for fans of Junior hockey in Pictou County. The Crushers and Scotians both took to the ice against out of division opponents, and both took losses. The Crushers were on the road in Dieppe to face the Commandos, where special teams were the difference, as the Commandos went 3 for 4 on the power play while the Crushers only managed to go 2 for 8. Shane Dallaire took sole ownership of the league lead in points with a goal and 2 assists for Dieppe, giving him 18 points on the season. Nick Parker was the only Crusher to get two points with a goal and an assist. The Crushers next game is Thursday at home against Campbellton. Meanwhile, the Scotians were at home against the Brookfield Elks, and also lost, falling by a score of 6-3. Leon Knockwood of the Elks led the way with a hat trick and two assists. The Elks and Scotians will play again Tuesday night in Brookfield.

Saturday night the Weeks Major Midgets lost their third straight game, falling 7-1 to the Halifax McDonalds at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cody Johnston scored the lone goal for the Weeks Major Midgets, assisted by Mark Vokey, just 45 seconds into the first period. 

The North Nova Education Centre Gryphons boys hockey team held their home opener this weekend on Friday evening against the SAERC Saints from Port Hawkesbury in front of a packed house at the Trenton Rink.  It was a penalty filled match and the Gryphons had to fight off several 5 on 3 penalty situations but still came out on the positive end of a 7-4 score.  Leading the scoring for the Gryphons with four goals (including a natural hat trick) was Jacob Pentz.  Cody Haas opened the scoring early in the first and scored in an empty net to finish the third.  Kale Mason rounded off the scoring.  Assists went to Tyler Baird, Kirklin Murray, Darryl Wheadon, John David Coffin, Luke Grant, and Chris Brooker.  On Saturday evening, the Gryphons travelled to Westville to meet the Northumberland Nighthawks in their home opener.  While there was no scoring in the first period, the floodgates opened in the second frame.  Northumberland scored 4 unanswered goals before North Nova answered with two to finish the period.  NNEC opened the third with a goal to get within one but NRHS scored two more to take the game 6-3.  Scoring for North Nova were Darryl Wheadon with two and Luke Grant with the single tally.  Assists went to Ethan Snell, Connor MacDougall, Chris Brooker, Jacob Pentz and Grant.  NRHS scorers were Jethro Gunn, Noah Chisholm, Jordan Wheeler, Morgan Peters, Brandon Bell and Ben Morrissey.  North Nova has a busy schedule next weekend as they travel to Antigonish on Thursday to take on the JH GIllis Royals at 7:00pm, host Hants East on Friday at 8:30pm at the Trenton Arena, and travel to Lantz on Saturday for the second game of a home and home against Hants East at 6:00pm.

The Westville Civic Building was the site of this year's induction ceremony for the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. Among the names added this year: Pictou County running legend, the late Glenn ‘Big Dog’ Chenell, Ringette coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood, legendary 19th century curler and native of Abercrombie Robert Henry Dunbar, harness racing trotter Heel's Lad, volleyball player and Lismore native Neil MacKinnon, volleyball player Rodey C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and in the team category, the 1983-1986 Junior C Mariners.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 13th October 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers are enroute to NB looking for a win after suffering two straight losses. The Crushers meet the Dieppe Commandos later today, and Our very own Michael Petter will have that game live on ECFM. The pre-game show starts at 2:15, with the puck dropping at 2:30.

The  North Nova Gryphons Boys baseball team won their two games Friday at Regional play-downs  in Amherst, defeating Springhill 11-1 and Amherst 6-0. The Gryphons advanced to the Regional championship game yesterday in Bible Hill – Truro.

A local girls team is participating in a unique project to celebrate and promote female hockey this weekend. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects will play in the Long Game today as part of World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend. They will face off against Cape Breton County in a game that starts in Newfoundland, continues through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and right across Canada. In total, 1,584 players on 88 teams will play in 44 games across the country, which will run continuously at the Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget levels. The first puck drop dropped at 7 am in Mount Pearl, and the final face-off is at 4 pm PT in Parksville, B.C. The local game will take place at 9 a.m. today at the Westville Miners’ Sports Centre. The Long Game Initiative score will be cumulative across the country. Get game updates all day at www.hockeycanada.ca/wghw.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

The annual Pictou County Walk Fest wraps up with some fun events this weekend. Today at Trenton Park, outdoor recreation enthusiast Sherry Huybers, will lead a fun introduction into geo-caching. Some GPS units will be available, but participants are encouraged gather at the Park entry at 1:00 pm, bring their own and explore the park for treasure. Pictou County Walk Fest wraps up with the 5th Annual Milk Run in Scotsburn tomorrow. Registration is at the Scotsburn Fire Hall next to the pond at 8:30 am. There are a variety of events and distances to choose from. Cost is $5 person or $10/family to participate. For more information contact scotsburnrec@hotmail.com.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

NG TRAFFIC ADVISORY LIFTED
Sunday 13th October 2013

Westville Road will NOT have traffic delays after all. The work taking place from the intersection of Westville and Stellarton Roads to the first Highland Square Mall entrance has been cancelled - New Glasgow Town engineer Earl MacKenzie says the temperature is too low for the micro-surfacing to take place today, and the work is tentatively re-scheduled to Tuesday.


ROAD WORK WILL CAUSE DELAYS ON WESTVILLE ROAD TODAY AND TOMORROW
Saturday 12th October 2013

Heads up if you plan to use Westville Road today!! The Town of New Glasgow Engineering and Public Works Department is advising motorists that crews will be working on the surface of Westville Road today and to expect delays, as the traffic is down to one lane. The work will take place from the intersection of Westville and Stellarton Roads to the first Highland Mall entrance, affecting both the inbound and outbound lanes. There are Traffic Control People directing traffic at both ends. Work continues tomorrow between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm.

SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Saturday 12th October 2013



The Weeks Jr A Crushers have suffered a second straight loss, this time to the visiting Miramichi Timberwolves. The MHL game Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre ended with a 5-4 loss for the Crushers, although they certainly made it very interesting at the end, nearly getting the equalizer with Devin Tremblay pulled for the extra attacker. The Crushers will be looking to halt the streak tomorrow, when they travel to Dieppe to face the Commandos.

The  North Nova Gryphons Boys baseball team won their two games yesterday (friday) at Regional play-downs  in Amherst, defeating Springhill 11-1 and Amherst 6-0. The Gryphons now advance to the Regional championship game today, being played in Bible Hill - Truro at 11:00am 

A local girls team is participating in a unique project to celebrate and promote female hockey this weekend. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects will play in the Long Game today as part of World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend. They will face off against Cape Breton County in a game that starts in Newfoundland, continues through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and right across Canada. In total, 1,584 players on 88 teams will play in 44 games across the country, which will run continuously at the Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget levels. The first puck drop dropped at 7 am in Mount Pearl, and the final face-off is at 4 pm PT in Parksville, B.C. The local game will take place at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Westville Miners’ Sports Centre. The Long Game Initiative score will be cumulative across the country. Get game updates all day at www.hockeycanada.ca/wghw.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

The annual Pictou County Walk Fest wraps up with some fun events this weekend. Tomorrow at Trenton Park, outdoor recreation enthusiast Sherry Huybers, will lead a fun introduction into geo-caching. Some GPS units will be available, but participants are encouraged gather at the Park entry at 1:00 pm, bring their own and explore the park for treasure. Pictou County Walk Fest wraps up with the 5th Annual Milk Run in Scotsburn on Monday. Registration is at the Scotsburn Fire Hall next to the pond at 8:30 am. There are a variety of events and distances to choose from. Cost is $5 person or $10/family to participate. For more information contact scotsburnrec@hotmail.com.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

And a shout out to some teams on the road this weekend: the Atom AA Crushers and Pee Wee AA Crushers are in Bedford for a tournament this weekend, the Bantam AA Crushers are in Bridgewater for a tournament, and the Northumberland Boys Baseball team are in Truro for high school regionals. Best of luck to all!



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 11 *UPDATED*
Friday 11th October 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers have suffered a second straight loss, this time to the visiting Miramichi Timberwolves. The MHL game last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre ended with a 5-4 loss for the Crushers, although they certainly made it very interesting at the end, nearly getting the equalizer with Devin Tremblay pulled for the extra attacker. David Stephens added to his league leading point total with his fifth goal of the season for the Crushers, while Rankyn Campbell of the Timberwolves moved into second in the league with 13 points after a goal and an assist. Other Crusher goals came from John Mullally with a pair, and Tyler Doyle getting his first of the season. The Crushers will be looking to halt the streak on Sunday, when they travel to Dieppe to face the Commandos.

The North Nova boys hockey team's home opener is tonight. The team takes on SAERC from Port Hawkesbury at the Trenton Rink, puck drops at 8:30pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. Tomorrow, North Nova heads to Westville to play Northumberland.

A local girls team is participating in a unique project to celebrate and promote female hockey this weekend. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects will play in the Long Game on Saturday as part of World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend. They will face off against Cape Breton County in a game that starts in Newfoundland, continuing through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and all across Canada. In total, 1,584 players on 88 teams will play in 44 games across the country, which will run continuously at the Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget levels. The first puck drop is set for 7 a.m. NT in Mount Pearl, N.L., and the final face-off is at 4 p.m. PT in Parksville, B.C. The local game will take place at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Westville Miners’ Sports Centre. The Long Game Initiative score will be cumulative across the country. Get game updates all day at www.hockeycanada.ca/wghw.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

Mariposa East Skating Centre will have its final registration for the CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre today from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. There are a few spots left in the program, which kicks off next Wednesday, For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

The annual Pictou County Walk Fest wraps up with some fun events this weekend. For the hiking buff, there is a guided hike on a section of the Cape to Cape Trail. Committee member Gordon Young will lead a hike on Six Mile Brook Loop. Participants will meet at Deb’s Café at 9:30 am in Scotsburn and then proceed to the trail head in Millsville. This is a 9km hike that will take approximately four hours, so hikers are asked to come prepared with proper clothing, footwear and water. On Sunday, outdoor recreation enthusiast, Sherry Huybers, will lead a fun introduction into an increasingly popular activity: geo-caching. Some GPS units will be available, but participants are encouraged gather at the Park entry at 1:00 pm, bring their own and explore Trenton Park for treasure. Pictou County Walk Fest wraps up with the 5th Annual Milk Run in Scotsburn. Registration is at the Scotsburn Fire Hall next to the pond at 8:30 am. There are a variety of events and distances to choose from. Cost is $5 person or $10/family to participate. For more information contact scotsburnrec@hotmail.com.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

And a shout out to some teams on the road this weekend: the Atom AA Crushers and Pee Wee AA Crushers are headed to Bedford for a tournament this weekend, the Bantam AA Crushers will be in Bridgewater for a tournament, and the Northumberland Boys Baseball team are going to Truro for high school regionals. Best of luck to all!

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 10
Thursday 10th October 2013


Two strong Junior A teams face each other at the Wellness Centre as the 6-1-1 Pictou County Weeks Crushers play the 4-3 Miramichi Timberwolves. Puck drops at 7. Michael Petter will be live from the Wellness Centre tonight to preview tonight's game and more for another edition of Slapshot, 6pm tonight here on East Coast FM.

The North Nova boys hockey team's home opener is this Friday. The team takes on SAERC from Port Hawkesbury at the Trenton Rink, puck drops at 8:30pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. On Saturday, North Nova heads to Westville to play Northumberland.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

Mariposa East Skating Centre will have its final registration for the CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. There are a few spots left in the program, which kicks off next Wednesday, For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow today between 10am and 3pm.

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TRIAL DATE SET FOR ACCUSED EXTORTIONIST
Wednesday 9th October 2013

A 24-year old Dartmouth woman accused of committing extortion last year in Westville will go to trial next year in Pictou Provincial Court. Niyoka Merika West pleaded not guilty to the charge through her lawyer Rob Sutherland this morning in Pictou Provincial Court. West did not appear in person during this morning's brief appearance, at which time the trial date of February 11, 2014 was set. West is charged in relation to an allegation that she extorted money from a female victim over a period of nearly a month shortly before Christmas of 2012. West could face a maximum of life in prison if found guilty at trial.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCT 9
Wednesday 9th October 2013


It's international Walk to School day, and schools around the world will be planning activities to encourage students to walk to (or at) school today. Pictou Landing First Nation School will be hosting a community walk at 9:30 am on the Funny Face Trail. Staff from Heart&Stroke NS will be there to share information on their One Step pedometer program. You can meet up at the school. The walk is part of Walkfest activities organized by Active Pictou County – visit activepictoucounty.ca for the full list.

The North Nova boys hockey team's home opener is this Friday. The team takes on SAERC from Port Hawkesbury at the Trenton Rink, puck drops at 8:30pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. On Saturday, North Nova heads to Westville to play Northumberland.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

Mariposa East Skating Centre will have its final registrations for the CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre tonight from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Centre and Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. There are a few spots left in the program, which kicks off next Wednesday, For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10am and 3pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCT 8 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 8th October 2013


The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers opened their season against the Truro Bearcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Sunday. The Bearcats came out strong scoring five unanswered goals in the first and second periods.  The Crushers rallied in the third period with Landon Sim opening their scoring with assists from Lucas Canning and Ryan Green.  MacLean Tobin scored two quick goals with two assists from Blaise MacDonald and the others from Liam Berthiaume and Kiefer Avery.  Truro answered with another two goals for a final score of 7 to 3 for the Bearcats. The Atom AAA Crushers will compete in the Jordan Boyd Memorial this coming weekend in Bedford.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers opened the season this week-end with two exhibition games. In the first game on Saturday, the Crushers travelled to Antigonish to play the Bulldogs. Although the Bulldogs started things off with a goal in the first period, the Crushers rallied and the game ended with a score of 8-2 in the Crusher’s favor. Scoring for the Crushers was Tanner Steele with two, Cale MacLaughlin, Ian Reynolds, Joseph Mason, Myles Farnsworth, Cameron MacKinnon and Dawson MacDonald with singles. Assists went to Tanner Steele, Ian Reynolds, Covey Cameron and Cale MacLaughlin. On Sunday, the team visited the Amherst Ramblers who were strong offensively. Final score was 11-1 for the Ramblers. Dawson MacDonald scored the lone goal for the Crushers, unassisted. Jacob Fraser was strong between the pipes for both games.

The North Nova boy's hockey team's home opener is this Friday. The team takes on SAERC from Port Hawkesbury at the Trenton Rink, puck drops at 8:30pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. On Saturday, North Nova heads to Westville to play Northumberland.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

There's also a Learn to Skate program getting underway at the NSCC Campus in Stellarton tonight at 6pm. Anyone interested is welcome to drop in.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10am and 3pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCT 7 *UPDATED*
Monday 7th October 2013


For the first time this season, the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers have lost in regulation time. The Crushers were defeated at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre by the Truro Bearcats Saturday night in Maritime Hockey League action by a score of 5-3. David Stephens continued to play well for the Crushers, scoring once and adding a pair of assists on goals by Captain Nick Parker in a losing effort. The biggest story of the game was the play of Jacob Smith in his first game as a Bearcat, with a goal, an assist, and a big defensive play in the third period to maintain the two goal lead. The Crushers are off until Thursday, when the host the Miramichi Timberwolves, a team they beat on the road last weekend.

The Weeks Major Midgets struggled over the weekend, losing 4-1 on Saturday to the Halifax McDonalds on the road and 8-1 to the Cole Harbour Wolfpack at home Sunday. Nathaniel Leger scored the lone goal in Sunday’s loss at home, while Mark Vokey scored the lone goal on Saturday. Next weekend the Weeks Major Midgets are home for one game Saturday night against the Halifax McDonalds.

The Pictou County Scotians got their first win of the young NSJHL season last night, with a 4-1 victory over the Eastern Shore Mariners. Lucas Eshleman (ESH ul mun) scored twice for the Scotians, to go with goals by Craig Matheson and Jarrett Collins, while Ben Goss stopped 50 of 51 shots for the victory. Pictou County's next game is on Saturday in Glace Bay against the Miners, before their next home game on Sunday against Brookfield.

The Subway Northern Selects split their weekend games. After a 4-0 lost to league leading Metro Selects bounced back with a 6-2 win over Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers. Jordan Archibald played a strong game in goal stopping 16 of 18 shots  for the Selects with a balanced scoring effort by the team. Taylor Perry opened the scoring with Katie Pentz leading the team with a 3 point effort with a goal and assist along line mates Hilary Taylor with 2 assists and Siena Forance with a goal. Other scorers were Kate Marcott,  Emily Doiron and Baille Marcott. The Selects next game is Friday the 18th at 7:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Center Arena vs Metro.

The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers opened their season against the Truro Bearcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Sunday. The Bearcats came out strong scoring five unanswered goals in the first and second periods.  The Crushers rallied in the third period with Landon Sim opening their scoring with assists from Lucas Canning and Ryan Green.  MacLean Tobin scored two quick goals with two assists from Blaise MacDonald and the others from Liam Berthiaume and Kiefer Avery.  Truro answered with another two goals for a final score of 7 to 3 for the Bearcats. The Atom AAA Crushers will compete in the Jordan Boyd Memorial this coming weekend in Bedford.

It was a great weekend for St FX in Atlantic University Sports: Friday night at the Oland Stadium in Antigonish there was another blow-out rugby game when the X-Women pummelled St. Thomas 98-0. It's the sixth consecutive shutout for the squad. The X-men were also victorious at home in hockey on Friday night at the Keating Centre, taking down UPEI 2-0. And a third victory: Saturday's football game saw St. FX beat Mt. Allison 30-9. On Sunday, the X-Women's hockey team defeated UPEI 3-1. Soccer was a different story, however; the X-Men soccer squad lost to Dalhousie 2-1, and the women were shut out by Dal 3-0.

In High School Girls Soccer action this past week the Northumberland Lady Nighthawks were very busy with a pair of league games and an exhibition match. In their Northern High School League game on Tuesday afternoon in Amherst NRHS fell 7-4 to the Vikettes in a rainy goal fest. In the wet field conditions Haley Smith scored a hat trick for the Lady Nighthawks while T-Anna Fraser added a single marker. On Thursday the NRHS squad hosted the first place Hants East Tigers and gave up an early goal four minutes in and then chased the game but never found the net in a tough 1-0 loss. On Friday, the Lady Nighthawks hosted the Pictou Academy Pitbulls in an exhibition game that resulted in a 1-1 draw. Season Brennan scored the equalizer assisted by Haley Smith and Lauren Hale. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be their final Northern League game on Tuesday when they host the Amherst Vikettes at 4 pm.

The team from Stellarton Medical Hall Pharmasave won their division at the annual Maritime Senior Men's Candlepin Championships in Moncton which wrapped up on Saturday. They defeated Dartmouth Bowlarama in the division semifinal, then fell to Fredericton. Dave Murray was the top bowler for Stellarton, with the second highest average in the tournament at 124. Teammate Herb Henderson was fourth overall with an average of 120. Also on the squad were Stewart Noseworthy, Bernie MacDonald, Tim Snell and Jim Lyons.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm, as well as at the Temperance Street School on Mondays, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house tonight, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning on October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is only 25 dollars and the equipment is provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony on Satirday afternoon at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10am and 3pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 6th October 2013


The Crushers snapped their 5 game winning streak last night. In the Crushers match-up with the Truro Bearcats at the Rath Eastlink Community Center, the Pictou County team took a 5-3 loss. The Crushers next play the Miramichi Timberwolves this Thursday with the puck-drop set for 7.

Atlantic University WOMEN’S Sports: Friday night at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish there was a blow-out rugby game when the StFX X-WOMEN pummelled the St. THOMAS TOMMIES 98-0.

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm, as well as at the Temperance Street School on Mondays, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house tomorrow/ Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning on October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is only 25 dollars and the equipment is provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony next Saturday Oct 12th at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Saturday 5th October 2013

John Mullally's third goal of the season gave the Crushers their sixth win (4-3) over the Woodstock Slammers on Thursday night. For the second time in three home games this season, the Crushers took a one-goal lead into the latter stages of the third period, only to give up a late game-tying goal. This time it was a power-play marker by EJ Faust with just 1:07 left in the game that forced the extra frame. However, unlike the home opener against Yarmouth, the Crushers got the victory in this game. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) scored twice and Daniel MacLeod added a single in regulation for the Crushers. Up next for the Crushers is a match-up with the Truro Bearcats today at the Rath Eastlink Community Center. Michael Petter will have that game for you right here on East Coast FM -the pre-game show starts at 6:45pm.

Atlantic University WOMEN’S Sports: Last night at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish there was a blow-out rugby game when the StFX X-WOMEN pummelled the St. THOMAS TOMMIES 98-0

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm, as well as at the Temperance Street School on Mondays, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house on Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning on October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is only 25 dollars and the equipment is provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony next Saturday at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 4
Friday 4th October 2013


John Mullally's third goal of the season gave the Crushers their sixth win, as he ended the game with just 30 seconds left in overtime to secure the 4-3 win over the Woodstock Slammers last night. For the second time in three home games this season, the Crushers took a one-goal lead into the latter stages of the third period, only to give up a late game-tying goal. This time it was a power-play marker by EJ Faust with just 1:07 left in the game that forced the extra frame. However, unlike the home opener against Yarmouth, the Crushers got the victory in this game. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) scored twice and Daniel MacLeod added a single in regulation for the Crushers. Up next for the Crushers is a match-up with the Truro Bearcats on Saturday at the Rath Eastlink Community Center, a game you can hear on East Coast FM with the pre-game show starting at 6:45pm.

The Pictou County Scotians are looking to pick up their first win of the season Sunday at the Trenton rink. They host the Eastern Shore Mariners. Puck drops at 7:30pm

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm, as well as at the Temperance Street School on Mondays, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house on Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning on October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is only 25 dollars and the equipment is provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony next Saturday at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.

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HIGHLANDERS TO GET NEW COMMANDER AT CEREMONY IN WESTVILLE
Thursday 3rd October 2013

The First Battalion of the Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) will be under a new commander as of this Saturday, after a change of command ceremony takes place in Westville. The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) consist of reservists, with A Company making its home in Pictou County. Lieutenant-Colonel Shawn Hale will be handing command over to Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Hale with the unit parading into and out of Victoria Park before and after the ceremony. The parade will also take the unit along Main Street, where they intend to lay a wreath at the Westville Cenotaph.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 3
Thursday 3rd October 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are looking to extend their winning streak tonight, as they face the Woodstock Slammers at the Wellness Centre. The good news is the Slammers are 2 and 4 on the season – the bad news is the Crushers had only one win in four games against them last season. Puck drops at 7pm. Listen to Michael Petter for Slapshot tonight at 6 on ECFM for details on this game and many others.

In High School Girls Soccer, the Northumberland Lady Nighthawks have a pair of games at home on Thursday with the Hants East squad, then the Pictou Academy Pitbulls.

Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School in Sutherland's River is hosting its annual cross-country run for boys and girls in Grades 4-6 this afternoon. The Grade 4 girls will get things started at 4 p.m., followed immediately by the Grade 4 boys. The Grade 5 runs get underway at 4:30 p.m. and the Grade 6 runners wrap things up with their events at 5 p.m. There's no registration: everyone is welcome to come out and take in the fun.

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights beginning this Thursday from 7 to 9pm, as well as the Temperance Street School on Mondays starting October 7th, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house this coming Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is $25.00 and equipment will be provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony next Saturday at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays between 10 and 3.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 2
Wednesday 2nd October 2013


The Second Annual Dragon Boat Lob Ball tournament was held over the weekend, and the Lob Brawlers emerged the victors. A great time was had by all, with funds raised for the Dragon Boat Races, as well as the Joe Earle Road Races.

In High School Girls Soccer, the Northumberland Lady Nighthawks are traveling to Amherst today, then have a pair home games on Thursday with the Hants East squad, then the Pictou Academy Pitbulls.

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights beginning this Thursday from 7 to 9pm, as well as the Temperance Street School on Mondays starting October 7th, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house this coming Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is $25.00 and equipment will be provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

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DELAYS CONTINUE IN BREAK AND ENTER CASE
Tuesday 1st October 2013

A 21-year old Stellarton man charged with breaking into a home in Westville is still waiting to go to trial. Matthew David Greencorn was scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court last week for trial in relation to the 3 February incident. However, the case was adjourned to today after a Crown witness added new information to his account of the facts. The adjournment was granted to allow time to have new formal statement taken, which could then be included in the disclosure to the defense council. Today, court heard that the new statement still had not been taken, so another adjournment was granted, until 16 October. At that time, along with the trial, Greencorn will be sentenced for escaping custody, resisting arrest, and failing to appear on this matter at an earlier scheduled court date.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 1
Tuesday 1st October 2013


Last night the Maritime Junior Hockey League announced their three stars for the week ending September 29th, and first star honours went to the Weeks Crushers' Brandon Parsons. Parsons played a big role in the Crushers perfect 3-0 record last week thanks to his three goal, seven point output. He had a goal and two assists on Thursday night at home, two goals on Friday night and two assists on Saturday. Connor Wilkinson of the Dieppe Commandos was named the second star of the week, while Kyle Campbell took third star honours for the Yarmouth Mariners.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians lost in an overtime squeaker in Sackville 5 – 4 against the Blazers. Scoring for the Scotians were Brandon Verge with 2, and singles from Lucas Eshelman and Jake Rankin.

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights beginning this Thursday from 7 to 9pm, as well as the Temperance Street School on Mondays starting October 7th, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house this coming Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is $25.00 and equipment will be provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

Update on the Craig Gives Back Cycling Tour... Craig will rejoin the tour in Vancouver. Craig’s selfless decision not to rejoin the ride until its final legs allows Bob to accomplish one of the goals that Craig had established for the ride – the first blind cyclist to cross Canada coast-to-coast (in this case, from Sydney, NS to Victoria, BC) on a two-wheeled bicycle. Craig will fly out to Vancouver with Andrea (Lloyd’s wife), Laureen (Bob’s wife) and Andrea’s nephew, arriving on Oct. 23. Craig will cycle from Vancouver to Victoria with Lloyd on the Altena Janus. Bob’s sight is such that he’s able to ride a single bike in certain situations. Bob will ride along with Lloyd and Craig as they cycle the remaining legs. Both Andrea and Laureen, avid cyclists themselves will accompany Lloyd, Craig and Bob en route from Vancouver to Victoria.

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NEW FIRE TRUCK FOR WESTVILLE
Tuesday 1st October 2013

The town of Westville is investing in a new Fire Rescue Truck.  At last night's council meeting, a motion was passed to enter a seven-year lease for $195,000 to buy a replacement for the 18-year-old Freightliner currently employed by the town. The new vehicle will be built on a 2011 floor model, which CAO Scott Fraser says is a more economical option than a new truck. He also assured council that the effect on the town's bottom line would be minimal, as the last payment on a  similar lease will be paid in full on October 15th. The town will finish its payments on a pumper truck purchased by the town in 2006 and Fraser says the amount in the difference in monthly payments will be negligible. Councillors also concurred that the sale of the retired Freightliner will additionally offset the cost of the new truck.

CREWS REPAIR WATER MAIN LEAK IN NEW GLASGOW
Tuesday 1st October 2013

Some New Glasgow residents were without water last night because of a planned outage. Water service on Westville Road, from Balfour Street to the Town limits was shut off for several hours beginning at 9pm as crews repaired a main line water leak. Businesses in the area were notified in the afternoon so they would be prepared. Service has been restored.


WESTVILLE MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN PICTOU
Monday 30th September 2013

A 19-year old Westville man is facing a trio of sex-related charged following allegations of an incident in Pictou over the summer. George Dale MacPhail is accused of sexual interference of a minor, invitation to sexual touching of a minor, and sexual assault from an alleged July 18 incident. MacPhail has elected to have his case heard in Supreme Court before a judge alone, pending the results of a preliminary inquiry. That hearing has been scheduled for 3 December.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 30
Monday 30th September 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have pushed their win streak to 4. The team dominated Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Center, blanking the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 10-0. The Crushers played a pair of games in New Brunswick this weekend: Friday night in Campbellton they edged the Tigers 3-2 and Saturday night in Miramichi, the Crushers overcame the Timberwolves 5-4 with Nick Parker leading the team with 2 goals.

Mark Vokey’s power play goal in overtime gave the Weeks Major Midgets the win 4-3 on Sunday against the Cape Breton Tradesmen. Scoring goals in regulation for Weeks were Mike Stuart, Nathaniel Leger and Vokey. Luke Melanson made 30 saves for the win. Just a day earlier they lost 9-4 in their first game of the doubleheader with the Tradesmen. Blair Dewtie, Noah Archibald, Stuart and Doug Barton scored in the loss for Weeks. Matthew Williams made 42 saves for the Major Midgets. Their next game is on the road against the undefeated Halifax McDonalds on Saturday.

The Scotsburn Crushers picked up a point in two games over the weekend. The major bantam team tied the Harbour Storm 3-3 at home on Saturday, then lost 7-2 to the ACCEL Hawks yesterday in Halifax. Scoring Sunday for the Crushers were Jake Martin and Briden Hawes. Mitchell Cummer was in goal. Cole Fielding, Campbell Burrows and Martin scored for Scotsburn in Saturday’s tie, while Tyler Howe was in goal making 33 saves. The Scotsburn Crushers play this Saturday in Bedford against the Barons, then face Truro at the Wellness Centre on Sunday at noon.

In the Northern High School Girls Soccer, Northumberland travelled to Elmsdale and were defeated by the host Tigers by a score of 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be a busy week with a league road game in Amherst on Tuesday and then a pair of home games on Thursday with the Hants East squad in town and then the Pictou Academy Pitbulls.

On the subject of the Pictou Academy’s girl’s soccer team... they won their third straight Jimmy George Memorial Soccer Tournament title, defeating North Nova’s JV team 4-0 on Saturday. Amelia English scored two goals for the Pitbulls, with singles from Payton Ruiz and Lindy Quann. Mackenzie Leblanc picked up the shutout for Pictou Academy.

It was one of the more lopsided rugby wins in University action... the StFX X-Women shut out UPEI Panthers 116 – 0 at StFX Oland Stadium yesterday in Antigonish.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season tonight from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

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SUNDAY LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 29th September 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Crushers dominated Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Center, indeed crushing the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 10-0. Crusher goaltender Devon Tremblay, in his first start in the Maritime Hockey League, stopped all 18 shots he faced to get the shutout. The Crushers played a pair of games in New Brunswick this weekend: Friday night in Campbellton they edged the Tigers 3-2 and last night in Miramichi, the Crushers overcame the Timberwolves 5-4 with Nick Parker leading the team with 2 goals.

In ST FXU womens action, the X-Women Hockey team spent the weekend in Kingston, ON for the Queen’s Invitational tournament. And the X-Women Rugby team meets UPEI today at 3:00 pm at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish

From the NS Female Midget AAA hockey league: Northern Subway Selects dropped a 3-0 game to ProCresting Penguins. The teams  were tied 0-0 going into the 3rd when the Penguins took over with 3 goals in the 3rd period. The Penguins outshot the Selects 34 to26. The Selects take on the league-leading Metro Boston Pizza on Sunday at 11am at BMO Centre. The Selects currently stand tied with the Penguins for 2nd place in league play.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play their second game this weekend... today they're on the road against the ACCEL Hawks in Halifax.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season tomorrow from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

The Pictou Academy senior girl’s soccer team are hosting the 5th annual Jimmy George Soccer Tournament this weekend. Play continues today with the championship game set for 2 pm at the Lions Field at the Pictou Rotary.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics will be holding a Bronze Medallion Course beginning on October 7th. This is the first step to becoming a National Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Saturday 28th September 2013


The Crushers dominated from beginning to end in their Thursday night game at the Pictou County Wellness Center, squashing the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 10-0. Eight different Crushers scored during the game, with Garrett Holmes and Jordan MacInnis getting two each, and six other players adding singles. Also of note, Crusher goaltender Devon Tremblay, in his first start in the Maritime Hockey League, stopped all 18 shots he faced to get the shutout. The Crushers are on the road for a pair of games in New Brunswick this weekend– last night in Campbellton where they edged the Tigers 3-2 and today in Miramichi.

ST FXU womens action, the X-Women Hockey team are in Kingston, ON this weekend for the Queen’s Invitational tournament.  Sunday, Sept. 29: X-Women Rugby vs UPEI, 3:00 pm at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of games this weekend... tonight they play the Storm at the Wellness Centre at 7pm, and on Sunday they're on the road against the ACCEL Hawks in Halifax.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season on Monday from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

The Walk to Cure Diabetes will be tomorrow/Sunday.  Registration opens at BIA Maith Pub (formerly the Pressroom) at 8:00 am and the run starts at 9:30. Post Run Celebration on the covered deck at the pub. BBQ and Entertainment. Great Prizes. This is a fund raising run. Go to www.jdrf.ca and follow the walk links to get your on-line fundraising set up today. If you want to download a pledge form visit www.pictoujdrf.ca.

The Pictou Academy senior girl’s soccer team are hosting the 5th annual Jimmy George Soccer Tournament this weekend. Play continues today with North Nova vs Northumberland at 10 a.m. The championship game is at 2 p.m. Both games are at the Lions Field at the Pictou Rotary.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics will be holding a Bronze Medallion Course beginning on October 7th. This is the first step to becoming a National Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, please call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages & abilities For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 27
Friday 27th September 2013


The Crushers dominated from beginning to end last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center, finishing the sweep of the home-and-home set with the Bridgewater Lumberjacks with a 10-0 victory. Eight different Crushers scored during the game, with Garrett Holmes and Jordan MacInnis getting two each, and six other players adding singles. Also of note, Crusher goaltender Devon Tremblay, in his first start in the Maritime Hockey League, stopped all 18 shots he faced to get the shutout. The Crushers now take to the road for a pair of games in New Brunswick – tonight in Campbellton and tomorrow in Miramichi.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of games this weekend... tomorrow night they play the Storm at the Wellness Centre at 7pm, and on Sunday they're on the road against the ACCEL Hawks in Halifax.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is hosting a special fundraiser featuring some of the top university hockey players in the country. The St. FX men's team takes on St. Thomas University from New Brunswick in an exhibition game at the Wellness Centre tonight at 7. Former Crusher captain Ryan Fortune will be on the ice as part of the X-Men squad, as well as former Crushers Mitchell Taylor and Dylan Frank. And another former Crusher, Jordan Moore, is a first year member of the St. Thomas Tommies. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children and are available at Cleve's, or through the PCMHA executive.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season on Monday from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

The New Glasgow branch of Wolseley (across from Summer Street Industries) is holding a BBQ fundraiser today from 11 to 1 for Special Olympics.

The Pictou Academy senior girl’s soccer team are hosting the 5th annual Jimmy George Soccer Tournament Friday and Saturday. Games begin at 1 p.m. today with Pictou Academy against North Nova's Junior Varsity squad, then at 4 pm PA plays Northumberland Region High's JVs at the McCulloch Field. Tomorrow, it's North Nova vs Northumberland at 10 a.m. The championship game is at 2 p.m. Both games on Saturday are at the Lions Field at the Pictou Rotary.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics will be holding a Bronze Medallion Course beginning on October 7th. This is the first step to becoming a National Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. These are the first steps to becoming a lifeguard. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, please call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages & abilities For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for an 8 wk Step and Tone Class with Pauline Marks. The Session is set to begin Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Pictou Elementary Gym.  Preregistration is required.  For further info or to register call 485-4372.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 26
Thursday 26th September 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers are back at the Wellness Centre tonight, playing the Lumberjacks. The Crushers have a win, loss and tie so far this season, while the Lumberjacks have yet to notch a win. Game time is 7pm. Michael Petter will have more on this and other hockey action on tonight's Slapshot, live from the Wellness Centre at 6pm on East Coast FM.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is hosting a special fundraiser featuring some of the top university hockey players in the country. The St. FX men's team takes on St. Thomas University from New Brunswick in an exhibition game at the Wellness Centre Friday night at 7. Former Crusher captain Ryan Fortune will be on the ice as part of the X-Men squad, as well as former Crushers Mitchell Taylor and Dylan Frank. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children and are available at Cleve's, or through the PCMHA executive.

After splitting the weekend with the South Shore Mustangs, the Weeks Major Midgets fell 5-1 last night to the Cole Harbour Wolfpack. Aaron Coleman scored the lone marker for the Major Midgets. Luke Melanson made 38 saves in the loss. The Weeks Major Midgets travel to Cape Breton this weekend to play the Tradesmen.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season on Monday from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

The New Glasgow branch of Wolseley (across from Summer Street Industries) is holding a BBQ fundraiser this Friday from 11 to 1 for Special Olympics.

The Pictou Academy senior girl’s soccer team are hosting the 5th annual Jimmy George Soccer Tournament Friday and Saturday. Games begin at 1 p.m. Friday with Pictou Academy against North Nova's Junior Varsity squad, then at 4 pm PA plays Northumberland Region High's JVs at the McCulloch Field. On Saturday, it's North Nova vs Northumberland at 10 a.m. The championship game is at 2 p.m. Both games on Saturday are at the Lions Field at the Pictou Rotary.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics will be holding a Bronze Medallion Course beginning on October 7th. This is the first step to becoming a National Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. These are the first steps to becoming a lifeguard. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, please call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages & abilities For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for an 8 wk Step and Tone Class with Pauline Marks. The Session is set to begin Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Pictou Elementary Gym.  Preregistration is required.  For further info or to register call 485-4372.

Come try out Teen Zumba for FREE with Kelli Cruikshank - on Friday from 4:00-5:00 pm at the former Pacer's Club (CN Station) Pictou. Open to all teens & you can bring a friend. Please help spread the word & For further info call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

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


HOMELESS FOR A NIGHT EVENT TOMORROW
Friday 20th September 2013

Tomorrow, members of the community will spend the night experiencing homelessness. Pictou County Roots for Youth is hosting “Homeless for a Night” at Victoria Park in Westville. Pictou County Roots for Youth is a non-profit charitable organization that helps homeless youth ages 16-24 to access housing and stabilize their lives. The event is held to raise awareness of homelessness by having supporters make the commitment to spend the night in a cardboard box or simple tent while being entertained and learning more about the issue of homelessness. "Homeless for a Night" begins at 4pm Saturday and runs until 8 Sunday morning. Register today by email at pictoucountyrootsforyouth@hotmail.com or by calling 695-3241.

LIBERALS WOULD INVEST IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
Wednesday 18th September 2013

Nova Scotia Liberal leader Stephen McNeil says it is important for a new provincial government to make additional investments in early childhood intervention supports and services.  McNeil says a new Liberal government will invest $2.6 million in direct services for families to eliminate wait-lists and make sure children get the help and assistance they require to succeed. He made the announcement this afternoon at Pictou County Early Childhood Intervention in New Glasgow, as he spends the day campaigning in Pictou County. MacNeil made stops in Westville and Stellarton this morning, and is currently in downtown NG before he heads to the Northumberland Veteran's Unit for 3:30, and will then visit the Pictou Sobeys with Pictou West candidate Glennie Langille at 4:30.

LIBERAL LEADER CAMPAIGNING IN COUNTY TODAY
Wednesday 18th September 2013

The Liberal leader will be campaigning in Pictou County today. Stephen MacNeil will be in Westville for a short visit to Acropole Pizza with Pictou East candidate Francois Rochon at 12:15. Then he'll be at the NSCC Campus in Stellarton at 12:30, followed by an announcement at Pictou County Early Childhood Intervention at 1:30. MacNeil will be in downtown New Glasgow with Pictou Centre candidate Bill Muirhead at 2:15, then the Northumberland Veteran's Unit at 3:30, and finally at the Pictou Sobeys with Pictou West candidate Glennie Langille at 4:30.


MACNEIL IN COUNTY TOMORROW
Tuesday 17th September 2013

The leader of the Nova Scotia Liberals will be in Pictou County tomorrow for a number of campaign events. Stephen MacNeil will be campaigning with Pictou East candidate Francois Rochon in Westville and Stellarton through the lunch hour before spending time with Pictou Center candidate Bill Muirhead and Pictou West candidate Glennie Langille through the afternoon. MacNeil is the last of the three main party leaders to make his way to Pictou County since the election was called roughly 10 days ago.

DEXTER CAMPAIGNING IN PICTOU COUNTY TODAY
Thursday 12th September 2013

The formal election campaign is less than a week old, and already Pictou County is getting its second visit from a party leader. After PC Leader Jamie Baillie was in the county on Monday, Premier Darrell Dexter is set to spend this afternoon campaigning with three local incumbents. Dexter has events planned with Clarrie MacKinnon in Westville starting at 12:15, followed by a tour of the NSCC Campus in Stellarton with Ross Landry, then some door knocking with Charlie Parker.

Liberal leader Stephen MacNeil will be spending most of the day in the Annapolis Valley, while PC leader Jamie Baillie will be in the Halifax/Dartmouth area with Fairview/Clayton Park candidate and anti-bullying activist Travis Price.



ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS OVER STELLARTON CULVERT WORK
Tuesday 10th September 2013

At a Committee of the Whole meeting last night at Stellarton town hall , town councilors expressed concern over the safety of detours around the culvert work that has closed access to the TransCanada at exit 24 at North Foord Street. Stellarton’s town engineer Tony Addis informed council that the work is progressing slower than first estimated, and he now believes the work will be complete between mid-October and the first week of November.  Councilors believe the traffic light in front of Sobeys headquarters should be adjusted to a flashing yellow to relieve traffic congestion, and in addition that signage at the Westville Road exit needs to be improved to prevent accidents while the work is being completed. Addis reminded council the town has no authority over the project, as it is under the jurisdiction of the provincial Transportation Infrastructure Renewal program. Councilors passed a motion to forward the safety concerns to the TIR.


PLEAS ADJOURNED ON BREAK AND ENTER WITH ASSAULT
Monday 9th September 2013

A 30-year old man scheduled for trial next month in relation to an incident of assault causing bodily harm will now also be expected to enter pleas to new charges of break and enter with assault. Stephen Michael Larkham of Stellarton was arrested in relation to an incident last week in Westville, and made his first appearance on these matters earlier today in Pictou. Larkham requested the plea adjournment as his lawyer had yet to have an opportunity to look over the disclosure material. He also returns to court later this month for additional charges from an alleged incident in July.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 3
Tuesday 3rd September 2013

It was a close call at the Mosquito AA Provincial tournament. The tournament hosts, the New Glasgow Kinsmen Crofter’s Cubs, ended up holding onto their early lead over the Stellarton Albions to win 7-6. Both clubs made it to the final by defeating their opponents by one run, although the Cubs took 10 innings to win theirs over Dartmouth.

The 2013 New Glasgow Kinsmen Thornes Burners Bantam AA baseball team did well at the Provincial Championship in Halifax this past weekend,capping off a very successful season. The Burners opened the tournament with a 12-6 win over host team Tri-County Rangers. Game two:Burners up against the Shelburne Reds. In what was called the game of the tournament Shelburne scored the winning run on a sac fly in the bottom of the 7th inning to take the game 3-2. Game three saw the Thornes squad take heavily-favoured Sydney Mines 10-8. Sunday had the Thornes up against the eventual tournament champs Amherst Ramblers. The Ramblers won the game, leaving the Thornes Burners with 3rd place. Connor Skyrynsky who was sidelined with an injury was chosen as game MVP for his upbeat support during the games. The Burners additional hardware includes Matt LeBlanc award- top batter and Steven Conway -the home run derby title.

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Races were held yesterday in Westville... the top 3 three finishers in the 1 mile race were David MacLennan, Scott Langille and Brady Walsh. David MacLennan, Scott Langille, and Tim MacKenzie were top three in the five mile race. And the winners of the Fred Lays Sr. Memorial Awards for their desire, determination and dedication to the sport were Cindy Fraser and Joe Pound.

The Weeks Crushers begin a series of exhibition games tonight at the Wellness Centre that will help the coaching staff make their final decisions about this season's roster. Tonight, the Crushers play the Summerside Western Capitals at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

Location change to note: the North Nova boys soccer tryouts scheduled for 4:00pm at the school field have been moved to the sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townonfpictou.com

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins tonight, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

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



LAST CALL FOR THE WESTVILLE DRIVE-IN
Monday 2nd September 2013

Your last chance to get together a carload and head to the Westville Drive-In has arrived. Owner Empire Theatres will close the outdoor theatre permanently after tonight. It's final two films: the thriller Now You See Me, followed by action-adventure with The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones. Showtime begins around dusk. Lots of memories there.....


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Monday 2nd September 2013

The 2013 New Glasgow Kinsmen Thornes Burners Bantam AA baseball team wound up in 3rd place after the Provincial Championship Tournament held in Halifax over the weekend to cap off a very successful season.
The Burners opened their tournament with a 12-6 win over the host Tri-County Rangers, Matt LeBlanc was chosen by the tournament committee as MVP going 2/3 with 4 RBI in the game.
Game two put the Burners up against the Shelburne Reds. In what was called the game of the tournament Shelburne scored the winning run on a sac fly in the bottom of the 7th inning to take the game 3-2. The Burners pressed in every inning with base runners in scoring position but couldn't break the game open. Matt LeBlanc was again chosen as MVP of the game for his batting prowess.
Game three saw the Thornes squad take the field against the heavily favored Sydney Mines who had just returned from British Columbia and the Canadian Nationals for Major Little League. The Thornes squad was not to be denied and put on a showcase performance defeating Sydney Mines 10-8. Steven Conway pitched 6 & 1/3 innings for the win and was chosen by the tournament committee as game MVP.
Sunday had the Thornes up against the eventual tournament champs Amherst Ramblers, who had made short work of most opponents all weekend, with the winner advancing to the championship. It wasn't meant to be as the Burner Bats went silent and the heavy hitting Ramblers won the game leaving the Thornes Burners with 3rd place. Connor Skyrynsky who was sidelined with an injury was chosen as game MVP for his upbeat support during the games.
The Thornes Burners were awarded some tournament hardware with Matt LeBlanc taking home top batter for 2013 Provincial Championship with an average over .600 for the tournament and Steven Conway won the home run derby title. Thornes had championship performances throughout the weekend by all players, and a great team effort was put forth to make the tournament a thrilling success.
The players and coached would like to thank the Kinsmen Ball Program and Thornes Burner Service for their support through the year.

In women's University rugby action – an exhibition game yesterday at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish saw the X-women kick around the McGill Martlets 29-0.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townonfpictou.com

The Scotsburn Crushers continue to gear up for their season, defeating the Nova Junior X-Men 4-2 in exhibition play this past week. Scoring for Scotsburn were Briden Hawes, Kevin Mason, William MacGillivray and Nolan Emery. Scorers for the Junior X-Men were Avery Worner and Corey MacLellan. The Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season begins September 13th: the Crushers' first home game is on the 14th against Newbridge.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is scheduled for today in Westville. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. this morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 4 with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be this Wednesday,September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!



SEPT. 1 LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 1st September 2013



The mosquito AA provincial championships are underway this weekend at the Kinsmen Fields in New Glasgow, hosted by the Crofter’s Cubs. The tournament schedule I have in front of me shows the semifinal and championship games scheduled today, but the Kinsmen field must be soggy! Sunday 10 a.m. Semifinal 1 12:30 p.m. Semifinal 2 3:30 p.m. Championship game

And The Pictou County Orioles are in New Waterford this weekend for the Nova Scotia Midget 'A' Baseball Provincial Championship, and they had already hit a weather delay. Games originally scheduled for Friday were postponed due to field conditions caused by heavy rain on Thursday night. We do have a score result for the Orioles first game yesterday, when the host team New Waterford downed Pictou County 5-3.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townonfpictou.com

The Scotsburn Crushers continue to gear up for their season, defeating the Nova Junior X-Men 4-2 in exhibition play. Scoring for Scotsburn were Briden Hawes, Kevin Mason, William MacGillivray and Nolan Emery. Scorers for the Junior X-Men were Avery Worner and Corey MacLellan. The Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season begins September 13th: the Crushers' first home game is on the 14th against Newbridge.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is scheduled for tomorrow in Westville. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!



AUGUST 31: LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP
Saturday 31st August 2013

The 5th Annual Charlie Hafey Memorial Tournament was held at the Albion Field this past week. The Red Sox, Giants, Blue Jays, Yankees and Giants took part in a “Run Differential” Tournament with the Cardinals edging the Blue Jays by two runs. Sixty- five women between the ages of 24-65 took part in the this season’s highly successful recreational softball league played every Monday evening at the Albion Field under the direction of coaches Gus Fahey, Bobby Evans, Glenn MacKinnon and Leo Fahey.

Another tune-up for the Scotsburn Crushers, who defeated the Nova Junior X-Men 4-2 in exhibition play. Scoring for Scotsburn were Briden Hawes, Kevin Mason, William MacGillivray and Nolan Emery. Scoring for the Junior X-Men were Avery Worner and Corey MacLellan. The Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season begins September 13th: the Crushers' first home game is the 14th against Newbridge.

The mosquito AA provincial championships are underway this weekend at the Kinsmen Fields in New Glasgow, hosted by the Crofter’s Cubs. The full schedule is available in our sports round-up on ecfm.ca. Tournament Schedule Saturday 10 a.m. New Glasgow vs. Hants North; Dartmouth vs. Sydney Mines 1:30 p.m.Stellarton vs. Tri County; Sydney vs. Yarmouth 4 p.m. New Glasgow vs. Tri County; Dartmouth vs. Yarmouth 6:30 p.m. Stellarton vs. Hants North;Sydney vs. Sydney Mines Sunday 10 a.m. Semifinal 1 12:30 p.m. Semifinal 2 3:30 p.m. Championship game

The Pictou County Orioles are in New Waterford this weekend for the Nova Scotia Midget 'A' Baseball Provincial Championship, but they hit a delay. Play was originally scheduled for Friday, however games were postponed due to field conditions caused by heavy rain on Thursday night. Opening Ceremonies will now be at 1pm today, and that full schedule is also now posted to ecfm.ca Saturday, August 31st, 2013: 11am - New Waterford Vs. Pictou County 1pm - Opening Ceremonies 1:45pm - Windsor Vs. North Kings 4:15pm - New Waterford Vs. Windsor 6:45pm - Pictou County Vs. North Kings Sunday, September 1st, 2013: 9am - New Waterford Vs. North Kings 11:30 - Pictou County Vs. Windsor 2pm - Championship Game #1 (If Necessary) 4:30pm - Championship Game #2 (If Necessary) **For rain delay information, e-mail the provincial committee nwmidgetprovincials@gmail.com. **

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townonfpictou.com

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The 3rd Annual Dianne MacGillivray Co-ed Ball Tournament in Lismore is this weekend. In addition to the games, the Jason Perry Band are playing under the tent on Saturday at 9pm. ... call Shirley MacGillivray at 926-2510 for more info.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Also this weekend is fifth annual Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche. There are 5 and 10 kilometer courses to choose from, as well as a 1 mile fun run for kids. The route starts and finishes at the North Shore Recreation Centre, 30 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche. It joins onto the “Butter Trail” section of the Trans Canada Trail, then loops back to the NSRC. The run will tom Sunday, September 1st. All proceeds from the run will go the the Recreation Centre to support health, sport and wellness programming. Awards, snacks and draw prizes will be available after the run as well as bathroom & shower facilities. A massage therapist will also be on site to help soothe any sore muscles.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 30
Friday 30th August 2013

The 5th Annual Charlie Hafey Memorial Tournament was held at the Albion Field on Monday. The Red Sox, Giants, Blue Jays, Yankees and Giants took part in a “Run Differential” Tournament with the Cardinals edging the Blue Jays by two runs. Sixty- five women between the ages of 24-65 took part in the this season’s highly successful recreational softball league played every Monday evening at the Albion Field under the direction of coaches Gus Fahey, Bobby Evans, Glenn MacKinnon and Leo Fahey.

Another tune up for the Scotsburn Crushers, defeating the Nova Junior X-Men 4-2 in exhibition play. Scoring for Scotsburn were Briden Hawes, Kevin Mason, William MacGillivray and Nolan Emery. Scoring for the Junior X-Men were Avery Worner and Corey MacLellan. The Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season begins September 13th: the Crushers' first home game is the 14th against Newbridge.

The mosquito AA provincial championships begin today. The championship runs at the Kinsmen Fields in New Glasgow, hosted by the Crofter’s Cubs. Action gets underway at 6pm with New Glasgow taking on the Stellarton Albions on the small Kinsmen field.

Tournament Schedule: Friday

6 p.m. New Glasgow vs. Stellarton; Dartmouth vs. Sydney

8:30 p.m. Hants North vs. Tri County; Sydney Mines vs. Yarmouth

Saturday

10 a.m. New Glasgow vs. Hants North; Dartmouth vs. Sydney Mines

1:30 p.m.Stellarton vs. Tri County; Sydney vs. Yarmouth

4 p.m. New Glasgow vs. Tri County; Dartmouth vs. Yarmouth

6:30 p.m. Stellarton vs. Hants North;Sydney vs. Sydney Mines

Sunday

10 a.m. Semifinal 1

12:30 p.m. Semifinal 2

3:30 p.m. Championship game

The Pictou County Orioles are in New Waterford this weekend for the Nova Scotia Midget 'A' Baseball Provincial Championship... their first match is against the home town Reds at 4:30, then they face North Hants Saturday afternoon at 1:30, and Windsor at 8pm. A squad from North Kings are also in action. If the weather holds out, the championship games are scheduled for Sunday. Best of luck Orioles!

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townonfpictou.com

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The 3rd Annual Dianne MacGillivray Co-ed Ball Tournament in Lismore will be this Friday, Saturday & Sunday. In addition to the games, the Jason Perry Band are playing under the tent on Saturday at 9pm. Teams have been registered, but they're always looking for extra players... call Shirley MacGillivray at 926-2510 if you want to register.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

The Labour Day weekend will also see the fifth annual Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche. There will be a 5 and 10 kilometer course to choose from, as well as a 1 mile fun run for kids. The route starts and finishes at the North Shore Recreation Centre, 30 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche. It joins onto the “Butter Trail” section of the Trans Canada Trail, then loops back to the NSRC. The run will be on Sunday, September 1st. All proceeds from the run will go the the Recreation Centre to support health, sport and wellness programming. Awards, snacks and draw prizes will be available after the run as well as bathroom & shower facilities. A massage therapist will also be on site to help soothe any sore muscles.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 29TH *UPDATED*
Thursday 29th August 2013

The mosquito AA provincial championships are just one day away. The championship runs at the Kinsmen Fields in New Glasgow, hosted by the Crofter’s Cubs. Action gets underway on Friday with New Glasgow taking on the Stellarton Albions at 6 p.m. on the small Kinsmen field.

Tournament Schedule: Friday

6 p.m. New Glasgow vs. Stellarton; Dartmouth vs. Sydney

8:30 p.m. Hants North vs. Tri County; Sydney Mines vs. Yarmouth

Saturday

10 a.m. New Glasgow vs. Hants North; Dartmouth vs. Sydney Mines

1:30 p.m.Stellarton vs. Tri County; Sydney vs. Yarmouth

4 p.m. New Glasgow vs. Tri County; Dartmouth vs. Yarmouth

6:30 p.m. Stellarton vs. Hants North;Sydney vs. Sydney Mines

Sunday

10 a.m. Semifinal 1

12:30 p.m. Semifinal 2

3:30 p.m. Championship game

The Northern Nova United Falcons U12B Girls won silver medals in the Highland Soccer League finals Wednesday night. The team finished the regular season in first place, with only one loss. In the championship game the girls tied the CC Riders A team 1-1 in regulation time, with a goal by Eva Wornell. No goals were scored in the 20-minute overtime, forcing the game to be decided by penalty kicks. The Riders scored three to the Falcons’ two, giving Colchester County the win. Scoring for the Falcons were Emily MacKenzie and Lilly Langford. The Falcons defeated the CC Riders B team in the semi-final game on Monday with a score of 3-0. Goals were scored by Eva Wornell with a single and Victoria Dunn with two. Keeper KJ Emery earned the shut-out. Jillian Matlock finished the season tied for first place for top scorers in the league, with 11 goals during the season. Victoria Dunn and Jenna Reid tied for third place with nine goals each. Eva Wornell scored five goals and Lauren MacLeod scored four goals, while two goals apiece were marked by KJ Emery, Emma Martin, Abbey Jones, Emily MacKenzie and Maddie Jones. Single goals for the season went to Cassie Clarke, Abby Lou MacDonald and Sarah Higdon.

The Weeks Major Midgets are working on their roster ahead of the season start, and while only one player has graduated from the squad, head coach Dave MacIntyre says nobody's spot is guaranteed. The team has already made cuts, but there are several more to be made. The team is also waiting to see which players will be returning from junior camps, which should be known by the end of next week. With the lone graduate from last year’s Weeks squad being captain Darryl Wheadon, the coaching staff will need to select a new captain for this season. The decision won’t be made until after the Nova Scotia Eastlink Early Bird Tournament Sept. 6-8 in Port Hood.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townonfpictou.com

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The 3rd Annual Dianne MacGillivray Co-ed Ball Tournament in Lismore will be this Friday, Saturday & Sunday. In addition to the games, the Jason Perry Band are playing under the tent on Saturday at 9pm. Teams have been registered, but they're always looking for extra players... call Shirley MacGillivray at 926-2510 if you want to register.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

The Labour Day weekend will also see the fifth annual Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche. There will be a 5 and 10 kilometer course to choose from, as well as a 1 mile fun run for kids. The route starts and finishes at the North Shore Recreation Centre, 30 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche. It joins onto the “Butter Trail” section of the Trans Canada Trail, then loops back to the NSRC. The run will be on Sunday, September 1st. All proceeds from the run will go the the Recreation Centre to support health, sport and wellness programming. Awards, snacks and draw prizes will be available after the run as well as bathroom & shower facilities. A massage therapist will also be on site to help soothe any sore muscles.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 28
Wednesday 28th August 2013

More Gold medals for County athletes, after the Stellarton peewee A Albions dominated the provincials, going undefeated in all 5 games. The final was an 18-16 victory over the Prospect Mariners, with their other four games called due to the 10 run rule.

New Glasgow Kinsmen Minor Baseball wrapped up its season last Thursday with three championship games. The T. faser Crane Red Bandits won the peewee division with a 4-0 win over the Ward 1 rec team, while the Kinsmen Bombers won the mosquito division, and Team Blue taking the rookie division.

More bad news for Craig Aucoin as he looks to rejoin the Craig Gives Back Cross Canada cycling Tour. Craig will not be getting back onto the tandem bicycle with Lloyd MacLean quite as quickly as he had hoped, after getting x-ray results indicating a broken bone in his arm. He will be in a cast for at least another week, and in the meantime will be virtually biking alongside Lloyd and Bob MacDonald while they continue the tour. Craig will get an update from the surgeon next week.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townonfpictou.com

Pictou Academy Senior girls soccer try-outs will are Tuesday & Thursday this week at 6:00pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Girls from grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Please bring inside shoes and soccer gear with you. For more information please contact Rick Cyr at richardcyr@eastlink.ca or call 405-4918

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The 3rd Annual Dianne MacGillivray Co-ed Ball Tournament in Lismore will be this Friday, Saturday & Sunday. In addition to the games, the Jason Perry Band are playing under the tent on Saturday at 9pm. Teams have been registered, but they're always looking for extra players... call Shirley MacGillivray at 926-2510 if you want to register.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

The Labour Day weekend will also see the fifth annual Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche. There will be a 5 and 10 kilometer course to choose from, as well as a 1 mile fun run for kids. The route starts and finishes at the North Shore Recreation Centre, 30 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche. It joins onto the “Butter Trail” section of the Trans Canada Trail, then loops back to the NSRC. The run will be on Sunday, September 1st. All proceeds from the run will go the the Recreation Centre to support health, sport and wellness programming. Awards, snacks and draw prizes will be available after the run as well as bathroom & shower facilities. A massage therapist will also be on site to help soothe any sore muscles.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 27
Tuesday 27th August 2013

The Westville Miners peewee B team won their provincial championship over the weekend. The Miners went 5-0 at provincials defeating the host, Woodlawn Wildcats, 14-3 in the championship game at the Cole Harbour Commons.

The Stellarton Demont’s Rookie Baseball team won the rookie tournament over the weekend in Stellarton. Terry Chickness coached the boys aged 7 to 9 years old to win all 6 games played in the tournament. 

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

Tonight at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past 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 Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

Pictou Academy Senior girls soccer try-outs will start Tuesday & Thursday this week at 6:00pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Girls from grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Please bring inside shoes and soccer gear with you. For more information please contact Rick Cyr at richardcyr@eastlink.ca or call 405-4918

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

The Labour Day weekend will also see the fifth annual Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche. There will be a 5 and 10 kilometer course to choose from, as well as a 1 mile fun run for kids. The route starts and finishes at the North Shore Recreation Centre, 30 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche. It joins onto the “Butter Trail” section of the Trans Canada Trail, then loops back to the NSRC. The run will be on Sunday, September 1st. All proceeds from the run will go the the Recreation Centre to support health, sport and wellness programming. Awards, snacks and draw prizes will be available after the run as well as bathroom & shower facilities. A massage therapist will also be on site to help soothe any sore muscles.

Shout out to Tim Dunn from Sylvester: he had the quickest and fastest street car last week at Cape Breton Dragway. Dunn and his Chevy Malibu covered the quarter mile in 9.57 seconds and 147 miles per hour to win the 2013 Cape Breton Dragway King of Street Award. The event was one of the four that Tim and his father Barry participate in each season. This year they only have one more event remaining, the Noonan Nationals in Miramichi in September. Barry said the car has a modified stock suspension, but that the tires are DOT rated tires, not slick. The car is licensed, insured and safety inspected like any other street car, but has a 9.3 litre engine that has over 1000 horsepower.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 26
Monday 26th August 2013

Shout out to the Stellarton Peewee A Albions, who are provincial champions! The team won all 5 games this weekend, including the 11-inning championship Sunday afternoon.

The host Subway Stingers won bronze at the U-14 Eastern Canadian Softball Championship at the Dorrington Complex. The Stingers lost their semifinal to North Oxford, Ontario who went on to defeat Palmerston 12-3 to win the championship. It was a bit of sweet revenge for North Oxford, who lost to Palmerston in the Ontario provincials.

Shawn Tucker of Fredericton drove to victory lane in round ten of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour on Saturday at Petty International Raceway. Tucker took the lead on Lap 77 from defending Parts for Trucks 150 champion Shawn Turple of Enfield and would not relinquish the lead over the second half of the event. Following Tucker across the line were Jonathan Hicken and Dylan Blenkhorn, who scored his first career podium on the Tour. Completing the top five in the Parts for Trucks 150 were Prince Edward Island’s Darren MacKinnon and Dylan Gosbee. Denver Foran finished 12th in the event. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend, but will return on Saturday, Sept. 7 at a new race time of 4:30 p.m. at Riverside International Speedway.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This morning at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past 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 Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

Pictou Academy Senior girls soccer try-outs will start Tuesday Aug. 27 & Thursday Aug. 29 at 6:00pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Girls from grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Please bring inside shoes and soccer gear with you. For more information please contact Rick Cyr at richardcyr@eastlink.ca or call 405-4918

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 25th August 2013



We are sending a shout out to two young local men who are contributing to their community through sport. Marcus MacLean & Emillio Skinner are coaches for the Ward One Youth Baseball Team. This is the first season for the Ward One Team and they won silver at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Tuesday Night.  Way to go, Marcus and Emilio and congrats to all the players.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

Tomorrow,Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past 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 Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

Pictou Academy Senior girls soccer try-outs will start Tuesday Aug. 27 & Thursday Aug. 29 at 6:00pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Girls from grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Please bring inside shoes and soccer gear with you. For more information please contact Rick Cyr at richardcyr@eastlink.ca or call 405-4918

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

And The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Finally, with school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!



SPORTS ROUND-UP
Saturday 24th August 2013

First this morning, recognition for two outstanding young men who are contributing to their community through sport. Marcus MacLean & Emillio Skinner are the coaches for the Ward One Youth Baseball Team.  This is the first season for the Ward One Team and they won silver at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Tuesday Night.  So A Big Shout-Out to you both Marcus and Emillio and congrats to all the players.

Soccer news: The Northern Nova United U-18 girls are looking to get the gold. The team opens the provincial tournament today at noon against Cole Harbour and 4 p.m. against East Kings. Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. they play Halifax County. The results of these games will determine when and if the team plays Sunday afternoon in one of the medal matches.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton today – 9 a.m. to noon and on Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This coming Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past 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 Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In preparation for the year they are holding a fundraising dance tonight at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

And The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is coming to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Finally, with school starting soon, so is the Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcome!



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 23
Friday 23rd August 2013

The Subway Stingers U-14 team opened the U-14 Eastern Canadian Girls Softball Championship in Stellarton with a loss. Taking on the P.E.I. team, the Stingers gave up four runs in the top of the first, eventually falling 9-2. In other action North Oxford (Ont-2) defeated Memramcook (NB-1) 17-2, Palmerston (Ont-1) defeated Cole Harbour 10-3 and Madawaska (NB-2) beat Sackville (NS-3) 8-4. Play is scheduled to start at 10 this morning, with the Singers on the field against Memramcook at Noon.

Shout out to Marcus MacLean & Emillio Skinner who coach The Ward One Youth Baseball Team.  This is the first year the Ward One Team played and they won silver at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Tuesday Night.  So to these two young men A Big Shout Out to them and their players from the community.

Soccer news: The Northern Nova United U-18 girls are looking to get the gold. The team opens the provincial tournament Saturday at noon against Cole Harbour and 4 p.m. against East Kings. Sunday morning at 10 a.m. they play Halifax County. The results of these games will determine when and if the team plays Sunday afternoon in one of the medal matches.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Saturday, Aug. 24 – 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This coming Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past 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 Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In preparation for the year they are holding a fundraising dance on Saturday at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday-Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is coming to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

And with school starting soon, so is the Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcome!

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



STELLARTON DETOUR UNTIL END SEPTEMBER
Thursday 22nd August 2013

The province has just issued a traffic advisory for the Stellarton area. Beginning this Monday August 26th, North Foord Street in Stellarton will be closed from under the Highway 104 overpass to the westbound ramps from Highway 104. A detour route is set up along Lawrence Boulevard, MacGregor Avenue, Westville Road, and Duff Street. This detour will be in place until the end of September.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 22
Thursday 22nd August 2013

New Glasgow Kinsmen Peewee DQ Blizzards won the Stellarton Invitational on the weekend, defeating Port Hawkesbury 13 – 3 in the final in just 5 innings. Parker Hickey, Jake Martin & Matt Chediac all homered in the third inning to lead the offence, while Chad Russell took the win on the mound. Matt was named tournament MVP. The Blizzards went undefeated in the tournament, defeating Stellarton 27-9 in their opening game, then getting past Sydney Mines 7-3. Before the final, the Blizzards fought Port Hawkesbury to a 7-all tie.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Crofter's Cubs Mosquito AA team picked up a tie and a loss against Dartmouth this week. The Cubs tied 16-16 and lost 12-11.  The big bats were out during the tie; with Jayden Hatchard and Kyle Reim each hitting a homerun and single to lead the Crofter's attack. Raymond Chisholm-Lowe had two singles with Nick MacInnis adding a triple.   In the loss MacInnis had a triple and single while Chisholm-Lowe had two singles.  Braydon Killen added a double to help power the Cubs offence.

This year's U-14 Girls Eastern Canadian Softball Championship gets underway today at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. It starts with a pair of games at 1 this afternoon. The Subway Stingers play their first game against PEI at 3pm. On Friday, weather permitting, the girls play teams from New Brunswick at 1 and Ontario at 3pm. The championship game is tentatively scheduled for 1 on Saturday.

Soccer news: The Northern Nova United U-18 girls are looking to get the gold. The team opens the provincial tournament Saturday at noon against Cole Harbour and 4 p.m. against East Kings. Sunday morning at 10 a.m. they play Halifax County. The results of these games will determine when and if the team plays Sunday afternoon in one of the medal matches.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Saturday, Aug. 24 – 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This coming Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past 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 Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In preparation for the year they are holding a fundraising dance on Saturday at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday-Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is coming to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

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SEX ASSAULT TRIAL BEGINS IN PICTOU
Tuesday 20th August 2013

A Westville man accused of three sex related offenses involving a minor went to trial this morning in Pictou Provincial Court. The man, whose identity is being withheld to protect the victim, is alleged to have been involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with an underage victim for several months in 2011 and 2012. During today's testimony, the court heard a statement the victim gave to police in May 2012. The majority of the afternoon was spent in cross examination. The trial will resume on Thursday.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 19
Monday 19th August 2013

Team Nova Scotia had a record medal haul in Sherbrooke, winning 56 medals at this year's Canada Games. Pictou County athletes did well, particularly swimmer Timothy Ferris, who picked up a record-tying five medals in the pool. As the games wrapped up this weekend, Allister Mason qualified for the ‘B’ final in the men’s 400m hurdles event, finishing 11th overall. In Meryl MacDougall’s 4x100m event her team qualified for the ‘A’ final, but would finish fifth. Less than two seconds separated Heather Beaton and the Team Nova Scotia 4x400m relay team from a bronze medal in the ‘A’ final on Friday night. Westville's Bernadette Little was the top Maritime golfer at the event, finishing in a tie for eighth. The Nova Scotia golf team finished fifth, again the highest in the Maritimes. The 2015 Canada Winter Games are in Prince George, while the next Canada Summer Games will be in 2017 in Winnipeg.

On the rubgy pitch, one Pictou County Rugby Club team has finished their regular season, the other has one game to play. Last weekend the Division 2 team defeated Windsor 60-14 in their final home game of the season. Dana O’Brien scored 4 trys for Pictou County, with singles from John Kirby, Steven MacNeil, Jordan MacNeil, Peter MacLean and Brian Campbell. In the Division 3 game against Enfield the Pictou County squad lost 29-19. Scoring for the County were: Shawn Frazee, Jordan MacNeil and Cole Livingstone. Evan MacDonald added two converts. The Division 2 men’s team is preparing for a match this coming Saturday against Valley. A win will solidify a playoff position for the Division 2 team, while the Division 3 men’s team awaits their first round playoff matchup.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing the goalie position.  Based on projected registration numbers, goalie positions are open at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  All interested parties should contact Sueann Musick, president of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at smusick@ngnews.ca before August 23.  Registration for tryouts for the upcoming season are Saturday Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to  noon and Tuesday Aug 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held at the NSCC cafeteria instead of the gymnasium due to renovations.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14, coming from Dieppe.

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PROVINCE PAYING HALF FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT UPGRADES
Monday 19th August 2013

The province is funding equipment upgrades to six local fire departments. Pictou East MLA Clarrie MacKinnon announced that the local departments were approved for more than $50,000 in funding through the Emergency Services Provider Fund. The money will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus for Barney's River and Thorburn, personal protection equipment for Blue Mountain and West River, communications equipment for Westville and a thermal imaging camera for Stellarton. The province will pay for half of the equipment costs while departments are responsible for the other half. The fund is providing half a million dollars to 55 organizations province-wide this year. Once a department receives funding, it cannot apply again for three years.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Sunday 18th August 2013



The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing the goalie position.  Based on projected registration numbers, goalie positions are open at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  All interested parties should contact Sueann Musick, president of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at smusick@ngnews.ca before August 23.  Registration for tryouts for the upcoming season are Saturday Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to  noon and Tuesday Aug 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held at the NSCC cafeteria instead of the gymnasium due to renovations.

Four Pictou County hockey players will be representing Nova Scotia in the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup. The annual tournament pits provincial teams from the four Atlantic provinces against each other in four different age categories - U14 and U15 Male, as well as U15 and U17 Female. Taylor Perry, Emily MacDonald, and Shaelyn MacIntyre will all be a part of the Female U-17 team at the tournament in Moncton in October, while Jake Martin will be on the Male U-14 team. Nova Scotia has traditionally performed well at this tournament, having brought home multiple gold medals every year since 2003.

The Pictou County Ultimate Frisbee team made their debut outside the county on Wednesday night, travelling to Antigonish for a game at StFX's Oland Stadium against the experienced Antigonish squad. After a challenging first half, the Pictou County team came back to outscore their opponents in the second half, but in the end lost to Antigonish 15-9. If anyone would like to play Ultimate Frisbee here in the County, feel free to stop by the field at MacLean and Albert streets in New Glasgow on Tuesday nights at 6:30, or email pictoucountyultimate@gmail.com for more information.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.


AGR Finals Saturdays Results August 17, 2013  
St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs     7
Trenton Rangers                                 3  
Winning Pitcher     Richie Connors
Losing Pitcher       Mike Wolfe    
  Heatherton Warriors                  4   
              Guysbrough Broadhorns           2  
Winning Pitcher     Paul Purcell
Losing Pitcher       Rene D’Entremont  
  St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs     11
Guysbrough Broadhorns                      8  
Winning Pitcher     Richie Connors
Losing Pitcher       Adam Rodgers
 
  CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
St.Joseph's over Heatherton Warriors 1-0

 Winning Pitcher     Richie Connors
Losing Pitcher       Adam Anderson
   Bryden Boudreau with a RBI double in the bottom of the 7th Inning for the win.  
  AWARD WINNERS  
Regular Season winners  
Gerald Chisholm Memorial – Top Pitcher – Pat Laffin – Trenton  
Harold Macpherson Memorial - Rookie of the year- Luke Brown – Arisiag
  Ernie Jack Memorial –Coach of the year     Ricky Bowie / Burton Chisholm – Heatherton
  Jerry Broussard Memorial – Top Hitter - Ricky Bowie – Heatherton
  Hughie Smith Mem.  Sportsmanship & Athletic Ability Shane Cooke - Guysbrough  
      

Playoff Awards     

Joe Andy MacDonald Memorial Award as the Playoff MVP
  Richie Connors          St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs
  Darryl Macpherson Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship & Athletic Ability in the playoffs.
  Paul Purcell    Heatherton Warriors

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14, coming from Dieppe.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SAT. AUG 17
Saturday 17th August 2013



Four Pictou County hockey players will be representing Nova Scotia in the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup. The annual tournament pits provincial teams from the four Atlantic provinces against each other in four different age categories - U14 and U15 Male, as well as U15 and U17 Female. Taylor Perry, Emily MacDonald, and Shaelyn MacIntyre will all be a part of the Female U-17 team at the tournament in Moncton in October, while Jake Martin will be on the Male U-14 team. Nova Scotia has traditionally performed well at this tournament, having brought home multiple gold medals every year since 2003.

The Pictou County Ultimate Frisbee team made their debut outside the county on Wednesday night, travelling to Antigonish for a game at StFX's Oland Stadium against the experienced Antigonish squad. After a challenging first half, the Pictou County team came back to outscore their opponents in the second half, but in the end lost to Antigonish 15-9. If anyone would like to play Ultimate Frisbee here in the County, feel free to stop by the field at MacLean and Albert streets in New Glasgow on Tuesday nights at 6:30, or email pictoucountyultimate@gmail.com for more information.

AGR Fastpitch Playoffs conclude today... Results from last night's games: St.Andrew’s Flyers downed Whycocomagh 14-1 , the St.Joseph’s Farmer’s Mutual Chiefs took the Flyers 13 -8, Guysborough Broadhorns edged the Trenton Rangers 4-2 in 8 innings and the Trenton Rangers beat the Arisiag Blues 11 to 5. Today’s championship Schedule is as follows: 10: 00     St.Joseph’s Farmer’s Mutual Chiefs vs Trenton Rangers 12:00    Heatherton Warriors      vs     Guysbrough Broadhorns The final games take place at 2:00 & 4:00pm All games in Pomquet.

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour is at the Riverside Speedway in James River today with a pair of events, beginning with the Highland Home Building Sportsman 100, followed by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Wilson Equipment 300. Race time is 3pm.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing the goalie position.  Based on projected registration numbers, goalie positions are open at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  All interested parties should contact Sueann Musick, president of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at smusick@ngnews.ca before August 23.  Registration for tryouts for the upcoming season are Saturday Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to  noon and Tuesday Aug 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held at the NSCC cafeteria instead of the gymnasium due to renovations.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14, coming from Dieppe.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 16
Friday 16th August 2013

Four Pictou County hockey players will be representing Nova Scotia in the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup. The annual tournament pits provincial teams from the four Atlantic provinces against each other in four different age categories - U14 and U15 Male, as well as U15 and U17 Female. Taylor Perry, Emily MacDonald, and Shaelyn MacIntyre will all be a part of the Female U-17 team at the tournament in Moncton in October, while Jake Martin will be on the Male U-14 team. Nova Scotia has traditionally performed well at this tournament, having brought home multiple gold medals every year since 2003.

The Pictou County Ultimate Frisbee team made their debut outside the county last night, travelling to Antigonish for a game at StFX's Oland Stadium against the experienced Antigonish squad. After a challenging first half, the Pictou County team came back to outscore their opponents in the second half, but in the end lost to Antigonish 15-9. If anyone would like to play Ultimate Frisbee here in Pictou County, feel free to stop by the field at MacLean and Albert streets in New Glasgow on Tuesday nights at 6:30, or email pictoucountyultimate@gmail.com for more information.

AGR Fastpitch Playoffs conclude this weekend... tonight at the Pomquet Field Guysborough plays Trenton  at 7pm, with the loser facing Arisaig at 9. At St Andrews Field, St Andrews faces Whycocomagh, with the winner playing St Josephs at 9pm. On Saturday the finals would be played beginning at 10AM, with all games in Pomquet.

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour is back at Riverside Speedway in James River on Saturday with a pair of events, beginning with the Highland Home Building Sportsman 100, followed by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Wilson Equipment 300. Race time is 3pm.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14 from Dieppe.

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COUNTY'S CATHOLIC CHURCHES UNDER REVIEW
Friday 16th August 2013

Pictou County's Roman Catholic churches are coming under review. Father Donald MacGillivray of the Antigonish Diocese confirms that Catholic churches in the county will be part of a review process that is also taking place in Richmond, Inverness, Antigonish and Guysborough counties.  A total of 62 churches will be reviewed. Catholic churches in Pictou County include Thorburn, Pictou, Stellarton, Westville, New Glasgow, Trenton, Pictou Landing and Lismore. The diocese owns the churches, except those located within First Nations communities.  The local parishes are responsible for the priest’s salary and maintenance costs. Declining population, as well as a decline in the number of available priests, is spurring the review. MacGillivray said a review committee will be established for Pictou County and once in place, the review could take up to two years to complete.

DUMP TRUCK CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN WESTVILLE AREA
Thursday 15th August 2013

A spokesperson from Nova Scotia Power says the cause of this afternoon's power outage in the Westville and Stellarton area was a dump truck snagging an overhead wire. There were no injuries in the incident, which resulted in roughly 1600 customers being without power for about 45 minutes today. One power pole is being replaced as a result of the damage caused by the incident on Riverton Road.


ACCIDENT CAUSES POWER OUTAGE *** UPDATED - POWER RESTORED
Thursday 15th August 2013

Roughly 1600 Nova Scotia Power customers in Pictou County were without power for about an hour this afternoon. The affected area covers Westville, parts of Stellarton, and the surrounding areas to the southeast. Nova Scotia Power indicates that the outage occurred shortly after 3pm, and are listing the cause of the outage as a motor vehicle accident. There are no further details about the accident at this time, but NS Power's website indicates that power was restored within about 45 minutes.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 15
Thursday 15th August 2013

AGR Fastpitch playoffs: Guysbrough edged St. Joseph's 1-0 in a pitcher's duel.  Adam Rodgers pitched a 2 hitter with 14 strikeouts for the win, but Richie Connors did well too, pitching a 5 hitter with 7 strikeouts. Top hitters for Guysbrough: Adam Rodgers- triple, RBI; Ronnie Barron- 2 singles; Geoff Cooke & Shawn Long- singles. In the other matchup, Heatherton trounced Arisaig 8-2. Winning Pitcher was Adam Anderson. Top Hitters for: Heatherton: Danny Bowie double, two singles, 2 RBI; Chris Connors with 3 singles, 3 RBI.

Westville golfer Bernadette Little is competing at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, where she sits in 13th place following a first round 83. Play continues through Saturday.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball program is well represented at the Baseball Canada Junior National Championships which will be played starting today through the 19th in Dartmouth and Halifax. The MacGregor’s have six alumni playing in this prestigious top level championship. Lead by county natives Troy Fisher and Sean Kellock the MacGregor’s are also represented by former Macs Tyler Skinner, Mike Tobin, Sean and Glen Harvie. Fisher joined the Dartmouth Juniors at second base as an early season addition after returning home from Kelowna B C where he plays for the Okanogan College Coyotes. Kellock will be representing New Brunswick as he has been living in Fredericton while pursuing his university studies. The versatile lefthander plays shortstop, catcher and outfield. Also playing for the Dartmouth Juniors are closing pitcher Sean Harvie who returned from the Prairie Baseball Academy (PBA) in Lethbridge, Alberta and his brother Glenn who pitches and will be joining him at PBA. Short stop Mike Tobin former Vancouver Baseball Institute Mariners (VIBI) will also be with Dartmouth as a pickup player for the national showcase. Kellock will be joined by his club team mate Tyler Skinner. Skinner is starting catcher for the New Brunswick squad and also plays on the University of New Brunswick Baseball club. The executive, coaches and current players of the MacGregor Kinsmen would like to wish good luck to all their alumni.

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour is back at Riverside Speedway in James River on Saturday with a pair of events, beginning with the Highland Home Building Sportsman 100, followed by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Wilson Equipment 300. Race time is 3pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training tonight at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14 from Dieppe.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 13
Wednesday 14th August 2013

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Thornes Bantam AA earned a spot at the Bantam AA Provincial Championship being held the last weekend of August in Halifax by winning the Provincial Qualification Tournament held this past weekend in Kentville. The Thornes Burners finished first overall in tournament round robin, going 2-1 through round robin on their way to a spot in the championship game. In the championship game The Thornes Burners defeated Stellarton 7-3, to capture the Provincial Qualification Championship.

In the U-14 girls provincial softball championship Sunday, the Subway Stingers took silver after Cole Harbour Comets broke open a tight game en route to a 10-8 victory. The player of the game for the Stingers was Sophia Wornell. Both teams advance to the U-14 Girls Eastern Canadian Softball Championship being held at the Dorrington Complex beginning Aug. 22.  Their road to the final began against the same team the Stingers faced in the final, Cole Harbour. The Subways Stingers were on the losing end of a 9-7 game. Camryn Halliday and Katie Devine led the Stingers attack with three singles each. In their next game the Stingers defeated the Sackville Surge 10-2, leaning on Courtney Smith's 12-strikeout performance. The Stingers final round-robin game saw them defeat Eastern Shore 12-5. Hailey Fahie led the Stingers with three hits and Hannah Mertin scored four runs. By virtue of the best round-robin record the Subway Stingers advanced to Sunday’s championship game to face the winner the semifinal between the Sackville Surge and Cole Harbour Comets. The Comets defeated the Surge 15-5 in the semi. The event was hosted by the Stellarton and Area Minor Girls Softball Association, with all games taking place at the Dorrington Softball Complex.

AGR Fastpitch playoffs: Arisiag defeated St. Andrew's 6 – 0. Winning Pitcher was Pat MacDougall, who struck out 11 in a 2 hitter. Top hitters for Arisiag were:  Pat MacDougall, double, single. 2 RBI’s.  Steve Doyle: 2 singles. Luke Brown, triple. In the other matchup, Trenton pummeled Whycocomagh 14 – 0. Pat Laffin pitched a 3 hitter with 11 Strikeouts for the win. Top hitters for Trenton were: Ted Meier with a single and triple. Steve Daley: with a double and triple.  Mike Melanson & Adam Boudreau hit triples. Matt Dort, Andrew Mackinnon, and Aaron Cameron all had singles. The St.Joseph’s/Guysbrough game was rained out.

The Craig Gives Back Cycling tour is coming to Pictou County today. The tandem recumbent bicycle will be visiting the local Home Hardware stores in Stellarton at noon, then in Pictou at 3pm. Come out and meet Lloyd MacLean and Bob MacDonald, who is currently subbing for Craig Aucoin, who is recuperating from injuries to his knee and Achilles tendon. If all goes well, Craig will be back on the bike by the 17th, when the team heads to PEI.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 13 **UPDATED**
Tuesday 13th August 2013

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Crofter's Cubs picked up one win last weekend while losing three close games.  The Cubs split with Hants North, winning 11-3 and losing 6-3. In the win Ray Chisholm-Lowe and Scott Long shared the pitching duties, while Thomas Kennaley-Bayer powered the offence with a homerun.  Sam Hickey added two singles.   In the loss Jayden Hatchard and Chisholm-Lowe had two hits while Noah Wilkenson and Nick MacInnis chipped in one each.    The Cubs also travelled to Yarmouth losing 4-0 and 6-4.   Cody LeBlanc pitched strong in game one, allowing only two hits. MacInnis led the offence with two hits, with Braydon Killen and Chisholm-Lowe adding one each.    In Game two the Crofter's offence was led by Kyle Reim and Killen with two hits each, while Hickey, Hatchard and Chisholm-Lowe helped out with one apiece. The Cubs are gearing up to host Provincials Labour Day weekend.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Thornes Bantam AA earned a spot at the Bantam AA Provincial Championship being held the last weekend of August in Halifax by winning the Provincial Qualification Tournament held this past weekend in Kentville. The Thornes Burners finished first overall in tournament round robin, on a spectacular team effort throughout the weekend. New Glasgow went 2-1 through round robin on their way to a spot in the championship game. Aylesford in second place faced off with Stellarton in third place, in a playoff game to decide the other team in the championship with Stellarton coming out with the win to advance 21-9. In the championship game The Thornes Burners defeated Stellarton 7-3, to caputure the Provincal Qualification Championship, Steven Conway pitched 6 & 1/3 innings to get the win, with Matt LeBlanc coming to the mound to preserve the win and close the game. The game ended with a late inning Stellarton rally that saw Daniel Chisholm hold onto the third out on third base in a close play at the bag. The Thornes Burners bats were hot throughout the weekend, in the championship game Steven Conway went 3/3 @ the plate with 2 runs and 1 RBI, Matt LeBlanc 1/3 with 1 run & 1 RBI, Jeff Young 1/3 with 1 run, Ethan MacCallum 2 RBI, Brandon Chisholm 1/2 with a walk and 1 run, Cameron MacGillivary 1/3, Luke Pelton 2 RBI,Cameron Walker 1/3 with 1 run scored. Mason Hiltz 1 run, Connor Skrynsky 1 RBI, Zack Sheehan reached base twice and Daniel Chisholm 1 RBI. The Qualification weekend was a defining moment for the Thorne's Burners as a team, with all players contributing with strong play and timely hits to solidify the championship. The coaches and players would like to thank the Kinsmen Baseball Program & Thornes Burner Service for their support this season.

Two games were played in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League last night at the Albion Field. In the evenings first game, the Giants fell to the Blue Jays 10-4. The Blue Jays were led by Tammy Kirk's 3 run homer and three singles, Deanna Tucker and Debbie MacLean's triple and two singles and Christa Webber's  and Kate Bray's double and two singles.  Debra Lee Dickson and Tammy Williams chipped in with two singles aided by singles by Jill Davidson and Theresa MacDonald. Patsy MacKinnon and Laurel Veitch led the Giants with a double and two singles followed by singles by Jennifer Canning, Theresa Dewar, Tabitha Dean, Kelly Fraser, Amy Cameron and Laurel Turner. The Cardinals were led by a double and single apiece by Debbie D'entremont and  Karen Ponikau. Two singles by Denise Delorey and singles by Evelyn Hill and Samantha MacDonald completed the Cardinal offence. Hitting two singles apiece for the Red Sox were Debbie Fraser, Michelle Schooten, Tanya Carrigan, Ann Uruquart, Samantha Williams and Nancy Walsh.  Carol Hartling and Samanta Williams contributed with a single each. Highlights of the evening  were two double plays  executed by the Red Sox. Action continues next Monday evening followed by the Charlie Hafey Memorial Tournament scheduled for Monday, August 26th.

The Northern Nova United U12 tier 2 boys captured silver at the annual Bruce Wagner Soccer Tournament in Halifax. Eight teams from around the Province attended the event. The Falcons got off to a strong start Friday night with a win over Porters Lake 5-1. Saturday morning saw a tough match against a regional Cape Breton team resulting in a 4-0 loss. Saturday afternoon the Falcons were up against the current first place team in their home league, the Antigonish Celtics. The Falcons knew they needed a win to move into contention for medal round games the next day and secured a 3-2 victory. Sunday's first match was against the Dartmouth Storm. The Falcons started strong but were tied in the final minutes of regular time pushing the game into overtime. With only minutes left on the clock Zachary Houston netted a hard earned goal to take the Falcons through to the gold medal match. The Gold medal match saw the Falcons up against Cape Breton again who proved stronger on the day taking the gold with a 2-0 win. Player of the game awards were earned by Zachary Houston, Rhys Stevenson, Connor Macleod, Blake Kontuk and Edmund Dixon. Coach Aaron Bryant commented that he was impressed by the hard work and determination of all the players on the team. The Falcons have upcoming regional play off games which start later this month.

The Craig Gives Back Cycling tour is coming to Pictou County tomorrow. The tandem recumbent bicycle will be visiting the local Home Hardware stores in Stellarton at noon, then in Pictou at 3pm. Come out and meet Lloyd MacLean and Bob MacDonald, who is currently subbing for Craig Aucoin, who is recuperating from injuries to his knee and Achilles tendon. If all goes well, Craig will be back on the bike by the 17th, when the team heads to PEI.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

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ALLEGED BANK ROBBER PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Monday 12th August 2013

A Westville man accused of robbing the Westville Scotiabank last week will go to trial in December. 30-year-old Darren Snell pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of robbery, uttering threats, possession of a weapon, breech of probation and wearing a mask with the intent to commit a crime in relation to the alleged incident Aug. 7 in Westville. He has pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer on the same date. Snell also pleaded not guilty to a breech of probation charge from an alleged incident on July 24. His trial in Pictou Provincial Court will be Dec. 11 and 12. He'll also be sentenced during this time on the assault charge. Snell was picked up near Truro the day of the robbery.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 12 *UPDATED*
Monday 12th August 2013

The Pictou County Orioles are going to the Midget A finals after winning the qualifying tournament in Stellarton over the weekend. The Orioles advanced to the finals after defeating Aylesford 8 – 3. Port Hawkesbury got past Conrose 3- 1 in the other semi, but lost 9 – 1 to the Orioles in the final. That means the Orioles will be travelling to New Waterford for the provincial playdowns.

The Northern Nova United U12 tier 2 boys captured silver at the annual Bruce Wagner Soccer Tournament in Halifax. Eight teams from around the Province attended the event. The Falcons got off to a strong start Friday night with a win over Porters Lake 5-1. Saturday morning saw a tough match against a regional Cape Breton team resulting in a 4-0 loss. Saturday afternoon the Falcons were up against the current first place team in their home league, the Antigonish Celtics. The Falcons knew they needed a win to move into contention for medal round games the next day and secured a 3-2 victory. Sunday's first match was against the Dartmouth Storm. The Falcons started strong but were tied in the final minutes of regular time pushing the game into overtime. With only minutes left on the clock Zachary Houston netted a hard earned goal to take the Falcons through to the gold medal match. The Gold medal match saw the Falcons up against Cape Breton again who proved stronger on the day taking the gold with a 2-0 win. Player of the game awards were earned by Zachary Houston, Rhys Stevenson, Connor Macleod, Blake Kontuk and Edmund Dixon. Coach Aaron Bryant commented that he was impressed by the hard work and determination of all the players on the team. The Falcons have upcoming regional play off games which start later this month.

Sue Mason set a record in 1977 for the most medals won by a NS swimmer at a Canada Games, and 36 years later Timothy Ferris has tied her record of 5. The swim team itself broke a record winning 12 medals as a team for NS the previous record was 10 medals. So a huge shout out to Tim and his entire team on their accomplishments this past week at the games.

Pictou County Athletics has picked up several National medals in the Legion track and field championships. Kaelan Schmidt won a silver medal in the triple jump with a jump of 12.94 m. He also won Gold in the high jump with a personal best jump of 1.86m. Schmidt competed in the long jump Sunday and finished tied for 3rd but lost out in the tie for the bronze medal because the other jumper had a better second best jump. Reed MacDonald finished 5th in the javelin ( 4 cm short of a bronze medal ) with a throw of 46m. Lauren Quann competed in the 1200m race Saturday and finished just shy of her personal best. On Sunday, Quann competed in the high jump and finished tied for 5th with a personal best jump of 1.50 m. An impressive showing by PCA athletes.

AGR Fastpitch begins their playoffs this week. It starts tomorrow in Pomquet at 7:00pm with St Andrews vs Arisaig in Pomquet, followed by Guysborough vs St. Josephs at 9. Whycocomagh visits Trenton Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

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CARIBOU FIRE DEPT REVEALS NEW PUMPER TRUCK
Monday 12th August 2013

Dozens came to the Caribou District Fire Department on the weekend to see a new pumper truck, the latest addition to their fleet. Caribou District held an open house, joined by Westville and Pictou Fire Departments, Pictou County District RCMP, MADD and first responders. Fundraising for the $380,000 pumper began ten years ago. The open house was also an opportunity to showcase the newly refurbished community hall, which has been a boon for Caribou fundraising efforts. The renting of the hall for events was a big help paying for the new pumper.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 11th August 2013



The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

Pictou County Athletics has its first-ever National medal. Kaelan Schmidt won a silver medal in the triple jump yesterday with a jump of 12.94 m – way to go, Kaelan. Your community is proud of you.  Reed MacDonald finished 5th in the javelin ( 4 cm short of a bronze medal ) with a throw of 46m. Lauren Quann competed in the 1200 m race yesterday and she finished just shy of her personal best. She does the high jump today. Kaelan has two more jumps to go - high and long.. Also...a last minute addition to the Canada Games team is Robbie Jones of Scotsburn – he will compete in the javelin in Sherbrooke this week & Robbie left with the team lastevening. Check out Athletics Canada website - click on youth/legion if you want to check out the live results.  Best of luck to you all.

Easter Seals is Offering a Day Camp in Trenton Park to give children and youth a Chance to Try Sledge Hockey. It is this Monday, Aug. 12th from 1:30 until 3 pm. The goal of the sessions is to promote Sledge hockey and give children and youth the opportunity to try a new sport free of charge, and hopefully build interest.  For more information on the upcoming fall/winter learn to sledge programs, you can contact Faye Joudrey at Easter Seals, 902-453-6000.

The Pictou County Orioles are hosting a Midget A provincial qualification Tournament this weekend and the Championship Game is scheduled for today at 3:00pm at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Joining the Pictou Couty teams are teams from Port Hawkersbury, Conrose, Antigonish and Aylesford. The winner advances to the Provincial playdowns in New Waterford.
 
Some good news and bad news for Craig Aucoin and Lloyd MacLean in their first week of the Cross-Canada Craig Gives Back cycling tour. First,the bad news: Craig injured his ankle while pedalling in Newfoundland, and after a check-up with a physiotherapist, the prescription is rest. So Craig is coming home to rest and get treatment. The good news is fellow cyclist Bob MacDonald of Lyons Brook, himself visually impaired, is joining Lloyd to sub in for Craig beginning Monday! The pair are scheduled to reach Pictou County this Wednesday. Hopefully Craig will be ready to pedal again with Lloyd by August 17th when they head to PEI. You can follow the team's solo efforts on the Craig Gives Back Facebook page. Well, I bet Craig's companion dog is delighted to have him home for a few days. Speedy recovery to you Craig!



AUGUST 10 - LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Saturday 10th August 2013


The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.
Some good news and bad news for Craig Aucoin and Lloyd MacLean in their first week of the Cross-Canada Craig Gives Back cycling tour. First,the bad news: Craig injured his ankle while pedalling in Newfoundland, and after a check-up with a physiotherapist, the prescription is rest. So Craig is coming home to rest and get treatment. The good news is fellow cyclist Bob MacDonald of Lyons Brook, himself visually impaired, is joining Lloyd to sub in for Craig beginning Monday! The pair are scheduled to reach Pictou County this Wednesday. Hopefully Craig will be ready to pedal again with Lloyd by August 17th when they head to PEI. You can follow the team's solo efforts on the Craig Gives Back Facebook page. Speedy recovery Craig!
Easter Seals is Offering a Day Camp in Trenton Park to give children and youth a Chance to Try Sledge Hockey. It is this Monday, Aug. 12th from 1:30 until 3 pm. The goal of the sessions is to promote Sledge hockey and give children and youth the opportunity to try a new sport free of charge, and hopefully build interest.  For more information on the upcoming fall/winter learn to sledge programs, you can contact Faye Joudrey at Easter Seals, 902-453-6000.
The Pictou County Orioles are hosting a Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton this weekend. The winner advances to the Provincial playdowns in New Waterford. In yesterdays games.. Pictou County Orioles were on fire in their opener, defeating Port Hawkesbury 15 -2 then the Conrose Cubs disposed of thePictou County Rangers 16-7. Aylesford Lions beat the Antigonish Angels 13-2 and the Conrose Cubs edged Pictou County Orioles 4-3 . Games scheduled for today : Game 5 9:00 AM Pictou Rangers vs Aylesford Game 6 11:30 AM Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury Game 7 2:00 PM Pictou Orioles vs Aylesford Game 8 4:30 PM Pictou Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury Game 9 7:00 PM Antigonish vs Conrose SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship
The Pro Stock Tour is back in Halifax at Scotia Speedway this weekend - the Atlantic Cat 250 gets underway today at 5pm  
Results from the AGR soft-pitch league's a double header. In game one - St. Andrews hammered Arisaig 17-2, but in game two, Arisaig rebounded to take the St. Andrews 5 to 3.
Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 9 *UPDATED*
Friday 9th August 2013

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 have been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Rodey C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

Could New Glasgow's Timothy Ferris be a future Hall of Famer? The swimmer completed a medal sweep at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke last night, winning silver in the 50 m Freestyle. Tim medalled in all five events he competed in, finishing with 3 bronze and 2 silver.

UPDATE: Some good news and bad news for Craig Aucoin and Lloyd MacLean in their first week of the Cross-Canada Craig Gives Back cycling tour. First,the bad news: Craig injured his ankle while pedalling in Newfoundland, and after a check-up with a physiotherapist, the prescription is rest. So Craig is coming home to rest and get treatment. The good news is fellow cyclist Bob MacDonald of Lyons Brook, himself visually impaired, is joining Lloyd to sub in for Craig beginning Monday! The pair are scheduled to reach Pictou County this Wednesday. Hopefully Craig will be ready to pedal again with Lloyd by August 17th when they head to PEI. You can follow the team's solo efforts on the Craig Gives Back Facebook page. Speedy recovery Craig!

The Pictou County Orioles are hosting a Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton this weekend. The winner advances to the Provincial playdowns in New Waterford.

Schedule: FRIDAY, AUG 9th 12:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Port Hawkesbury 2:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Conrose (Halifax) 5:00pm: Antigonish vs Aylesford 7:30pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Conrose (Halifax) SATURDAY, AUG 10th 9:00am: Pictou County Rangers vs Aylesford 11:30am: Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury 2:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Aylesford 4:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury 7:00pm: Antigonish vs Conrose (Halifax) SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship

The Pro Stock Tour is back in Halifax at Scotia Speedway this weekend, beginning with Dartmouth Dodge Sportsmen 100 on Friday night at 7, and the Atlantic Cat 250 Saturday at 5.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 495-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

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ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT LED TO COURT IN SHACKLES
Thursday 8th August 2013

A 30-year old Westville man accused of robbing a Westville branch of Scotiabank using a knife appeared in leg shackles in Pictou Provincial court this morning. 30-year-old Darren Brent Snell's only comment was a loud complaint about the restraints, which Judge Atwood called necessary due to “control issues” in the holding area. Yesterday around 11am, Westville Police received a 911 call of an armed robbery. Snell was apprehended in a vehicle a short time later at exit 18 outside Truro. The alleged robbery occurred while Snell was already bound by a probation order issued in April. He now faces robbery with a weapon charges as well as assault on a police officer, uttering death threats and others. The crown opposed bail and Snell will remain in custody until he returns to court on Monday.

*BREAKING NEWS UPDATE* WESTVILLE BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED
Wednesday 7th August 2013

Bible Hill RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery at the Westville branch of the Scotiabank this morning around 11am. The suspect, a 30 year old male, fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived, but was apprehended a short time later at exit 18, near Truro. The investigation continues.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 5 *UPDATED*
Monday 5th August 2013

RCMP have released the identity of the man killed in Saturday's crash during the finale of a pro stock car race on Prince Edward Island. RCMP say Robert Michael Stevens - a 30-year-old resident of Riverview, N.B. - was taking part in a 100-lap competition hosted at the Oyster Bed Speedway race track, about 15 kilometres north of Charlottetown. Police say Stevens's car flipped onto its roof during the 98th lap. The Mounties say the driver began removing his own safety equipment while suspended upside down after the crash, but the effort somehow strangled him, leading to his death. Police say reasonable safety protocols were followed during the race.

Northern Midget Baseball League Results from Sunday: Truro 6, Antigonish 4

Results from the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League: Game 1 Cardinals 10 vs Giants 7 Game 2 Blue Jays 9 vs Yankees 6 Two games will be played tonight at the Albion Field in Stellarton: Red Sox vs Yankees, followed by Cardinals vs Blue Jays

Northern Midget A League: This weekend, Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers are in Dartmouth for the Carl Morash memorial tournament in Dartmouth.

Next weekend, the Pictou County Orioles host the Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Schedule: **Winner advances to Provincial play downs in New Waterford**

FRIDAY, AUG 9th 12:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Port Hawkesbury 2:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Conrose (Halifax) 5:00pm: Antigonish vs Aylesford 7:30pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Conrose (Halifax)

SATURDAY, AUG 10th 9:00am: Pictou County Rangers vs Aylesford 11:30am: Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury 2:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Aylesford 4:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury 7:00pm: Antigonish vs Conrose (Halifax)

SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship

Kudos to Westville’s Bernadette Little placed 22nd at the Canadian women’s junior golf championship Little was the top Maritime golfer at the event.

Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in the Merigomish area. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs at a cost of $10.00/child or $25.00/family. A program at the Lismore Beach runs until August 9th and another program will take place from August 12th to 23rd at Cranberry Camp Ground. Pre-registration will take place at the Cranberry Camp Ground Pool on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

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AUG 4 - LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 4th August 2013

Northern Midget A League: This weekend, Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers are in Dartmouth for the Carl Morash memorial tournament in Dartmouth. Next weekend, the Pictou County Orioles host the Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Along with the Pictou County Orioles and Rangers, will be teams from Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Halifax, and Aylesford.
Kudos Westville’s Bernadette Little placed 22nd at the Canadian women’s junior golf championship Little was the top Maritime golfer at the event.
A shout-out to another local golfer Paula Dickson: on Wednesday, Dixon used a 6-iron off the tee of the 135-yard sixth hole at Glen Lovat Golf Club to score a hole-in-one!
The Pictou County women's rugby team, got their first win Wednesday night in Burnside defeating Riverlake 43-25. This comes after two consecutive ties in two weeks. Scoring trys for Pictou County were Alyssa Canning with 4, and singles from Rebecca Taylor, Michelle Jones and Krista Dunn. Dunn also added four conversions. The women's next game is today at home against Windsor at 1 p.m.
The Trenton Scotias Bantam boys fastball team will be hosting the Nova Scotia Bantam Boys Provincial championship this weekend at Scotia Park field. Today will see the cross overs at 10 and 12 with the championship game set for 2pm.
Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in the Merigomish area. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs at a cost of $10.00/child or $25.00/family. A program at the Lismore Beach runs until August 9th and another program will take place from August 12th to 23rd at Cranberry Camp Ground. Pre-registration will take place at the Cranberry Camp Ground Pool on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUGUST 2
Friday 2nd August 2013

Northern Midget A League: Wednesday night, Pictou County Orioles defeated Antigonish Angels by 10 run rule at the Albion Field. Tonight, Antigonish travels to Port Hawkesbury for a night game at 6pm. This weekend, Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers are in Dartmouth for the Carl Morash memorial tournament in Dartmouth. Next weekend, the Pictou County Orioles host the Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Along with the Pictou County Orioles and Rangers, will be teams from Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Halifax, and Aylesford.

This weekend the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour will make its first and only visit to P.E.I. for the Exit Realty P.E.I. 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway. John Flemming of Halifax continues to lead the point standings going into the eighth event of the season, 81 points ahead of defending champion Shawn Turple. Shawn Tucker is in third, just five points behind Turple. Denver Foran, racing out of Pictou, and is 13th going into this weekend’s race in P.E.I.

Westville’s Bernadette Little remains tied in 27th at the Canadian women’s junior golf championship heading into today’s final round. She is tied with Annie Yang of Delta, B.C. and Mackenzie Barrie of Vernon, B.C. Little continues to be the top Maritime golfer at the event, five strokes ahead of Krysta Schaus of Fredericton, even after shooting 13-over on Thursday.

A shout-out to local golfer Paula Dickson: on Wednesday, Dixon used a 6-iron off the tee of the 135-yard sixth hole at Glen Lovat Golf Club to score a hole-in-one!

The Pictou County women's rugby team, got their first win Wednesday night in Burnside defeating Riverlake 43-25. This comes after two consecutive ties in two weeks. Scoring trys for Pictou County were Alyssa Canning with 4, and singles from Rebecca Taylor, Michelle Jones and Krista Dunn. Dunn also added four conversions. The women's next game is Saturday at home against Windsor at 1 p.m.

The Trenton Scotias Bantam boys fastball team will be hosting the Nova Scotia Bantam Boys Provincial championship this weekend at Scotia Park field. Games begin Friday at 4, the local squad will play at 8pm.  Saturday play resumes at 9 and runs until the 7.  Scotias will play at 3 and 7 Saturday.  Sunday will see the cross overs at 10 and 12 with the championship game set for 2pm.

Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in the Merigomish area. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs at a cost of $10.00/child or $25.00/family. A program at the Lismore Beach runs until August 9th and another program will take place from August 12th to 23rd at Cranberry Camp Ground. Pre-registration will take place at the Cranberry Camp Ground Pool on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

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WESTVILLE PARTNERING WITH OTHER TOWNS FOR PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT IN SEPT
Tuesday 30th July 2013

The towns of Westville, Trenton & Stellarton are looking to share planning and development services. Pictou County Shared Services will no longer be responsible for permits, inspections and planning as of September 3rd. Last night Westville town council approved an agreement that the three towns will share the funding of those responsibilities, with a staff that will be stationed in Trenton. The share of expenses will be proportionate with the towns' populations. The hiring of staff will begin in the next couple of weeks, with representation on the hiring committee from the three towns. The agreement is to last three years, with an annual review.

WESTVILLE BUDGET CONTAINS TAX BREAKS FOR UPCOMING YEAR
Tuesday 30th July 2013

The town of Westville passed its budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and it contains a tax break. This year's budget is a total of $4.4 million in expenditures, and taking into account all revenue sources, the tax rate was able to come down for this year - $2.08 per $100 assessment for residential property, while the rate for business was trimmed from $3.80 to $3.69 per $100. Council praised the efforts of CAO Scott Fraser and department heads to work the budget numbers to allow the tax break, but expressed concerns over the long term, with increasing costs and a cap on assessments putting pressure on revenue in the future.

STELLARTON POLICING SAGA CONTINUES
Monday 29th July 2013

The saga of Stellarton policing continues, as the town returns to square one in an attempt to bring down costs. Last night at a special Council meeting, Stellarton's latest budget revealed that 1.7 million dollars were spent to police the town of 4600 residents in 2012/13, gobbling up 25 per cent of the town's entire budget. Councillors passed a motion to seek interest and proposals for a joint-policing model. Stellarton has already been down this road - in 2009 the town was seeking an affordable option for policing and entertained proposals from the town of Westville and from the RCMP. In much the same vein, the town of New Glasgow successfully assumed responsibility for policing the town of Trenton in January, 2011 under a sale of service agreement between the two towns. Currently, Stellarton and Westville share a chief of police.


RISE IN PICTOU COUNTY VANDALISM CONCERNS JUDGE
Monday 29th July 2013

Judge Del Atwood has stern words about the recent rise of vandalism in Pictou County. At Pictou Provincial Court this morning, 19 year old Robert Travis Davidson pled guilty for smashing a window of a residence in Westville on Oct. 31st, 2012. Before sentencing the Westville resident, Judge Atwood said that citizens have every right to a sense of security and safety in their own home. He added that Pictou County is approaching a level of random acts of vandalism that will necessitate change. He added that he believes what may be required are “short, sharp jail sentences” for such offences. Davidson was fined $138 for the window repair, $300 in additional fines, and 9 months of probation. Other conditions included 25 hours of community service and abstinence from alcohol.

KOREAN WAR VETERANS HONOURED IN WESTVILLE
Saturday 27th July 2013

Pause to think of the veterans of the Korean War today. The Korean war has been called the forgotten war, and until recently was only known as a conflict. But on June 19th, a federal bill passed that created Korean War Veterans Day to be marked every year hence on July 27th. Seventeen Korea veterans remain in Pictou County, and today in Westville, they will be honoured with Government of Canada certificates of recognition. Two certificates will also be given posthumously. Former defence minister Peter MacKay and retired general Walt Natynczyk, former chief of the defence staff will be in attendance at the presentation of certificates. The ceremony begins at the Westville Municipal Building at 2 pm.

ACCIDENT ON WESTVILLE ROAD **UPDATED**
Thursday 18th July 2013

New Glasgow Police are investigating a collision at the corner of Roy Avenue and Westville Road that occurred just after 1 pm this afternoon. Constable Ken MacDonald of New Glasgow Regional Police says one woman was taken to hospital by EHS with injuries that are described as non – life threatening. Police continue to investigate the cause of the accident.


WESTVILLE MAN SENTENCED IN EXPOSURE CASES
Tuesday 16th July 2013

A Westville man has been sentenced to 30 days of house arrest and 18 months of probation for twice exposing himself in public. Twenty-two year old Brian James Ivey pleaded guilty to the two charges in May, and earlier today was sentenced in Pictou Provincial Court. Ivey admitted to exposing himself to a woman and her young child during an incident in February of this year, then again to a different victim in an incident in late April. Court heard that alcohol may have been at the root of both incidents, and as a result Judge Del Atwood included strict alcohol restrictions in the house arrest and probation orders. The sentence came as result of a joint recommendation of the Crown and Defense.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 12
Friday 12th July 2013

Golfer Bernadette Little is in the history books. She's only the fifth woman to win three consecutive NSGA junior titles after her victory at Seaview Golf and Country Club in Cape Breton. Little won the event by 15 strokes over Emily Romkey, with her third round 71 the lowest ever recorded by a junior girl at an NSGA provincial championship. Little will represent the province at the national junior championship in late July in Pickering, Ont. just before attending Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que. in early August. Also named to the Canada Games team were Elizabeth Furniss and Allison Chandler. Chandler will also represent N.S. at junior nationals with Little as well as Emily Romkey. Meghan McLean is the alternate. Bruce Tomie of Bedford won the boys junior championship by four strokes over Ryan Nowe.

A former World Series champion is coming to New Glasgow to teach the fundamentals of the game of baseball to local youth. Kelly Gruber, who was with the Toronto Blue Jays for the World Series victory over Atlanta in 1992, is operating a two-day camp this Sunday and Monday, and registration spaces are still available. Gruber says there is one main focus for the two-day camp – fundamentals of the game. Bill 'Spaceman' Lee will join Gruber in delivering the camp, and Candy Maldonado might also be joining them. To register, or for more information, check out Kelly Gruber's website at gruberbaseball-dot-com.

There were four games played in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League this week. Game 1 Red Sox 7 vs Cardinals 2 Game 2 Blue Jays 8 vs Giants 4 Game 3 Blue Jays 6 vs Yankees 2 Game 4 Cardinals 5 vs Giants 2

Two games in the Northern Midget League: In Stellarton, the Pictou County Rangers defeated the Orioles 9 - 2, while Port Hawkesbury Home Hardware edged Antigonish Angels 9 – 8. The Orioles are on the road, playing in Antigonish Sunday at 6pm.

Shout outs: to Local sportsman Leo Fahey was inducted into New Waterford's Inaugural Sport Hall of Fame on Monday evening in the Athlete category for his excellence in hockey, baseball and boxing. As well, a shout out to our Special Olympics team that is heading to Acadia University for the Provincial Summer Games: 10 coaches, 3 mission staff and 40 athletes in the sports of softball, golf, track, swimming, basketball and bowling.  Our athletes have trained hard and are excited for the competition this weekend. Thanks also to our coaches and mission staff for without there time and dedication these games would not be possible for our athletes.  

Calling all Skate Board Enthusiast 16 and under...why not show your talents off at the T-Town Skate Competition taking place on Saturday July 13th, at the Trenton Park from 4pm to 6pm. sponsored by Sams Pizza Trenton. Lots of Prizes and Trophies to be won from HAF, Trenton Park Pool, New Glasgow Police, and Sams Pizza Trenton. any questions call Robyn @ 752-1019 or Jessie @755-1986.

The annual Fitz Of Fury mountain bike race is set for Scotburn on Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all categories, costing $15 for participants under 17 and $25 for all others. Race time is 11:00 a.m. Participants require A Bicycle Nova Scotia race license or one event membership which may be purchased on site.  And there is a new category this year, the citizen’s open category, for cyclists wanting to try racing or just wanting to come out and ride the course on the event day.

Lead by Brendon Smithson (developer of Westville Minor Lacrosse) the Town of Pictou will be hosting the first lacrosse summer day camp on July 16th at McCulloch Field. The day will include instruction, drills, game and even a mini tournament. The day will involve fun and lacrosse, if you like either of these call the Pictou Recreation and Parks to register at 485-4372. Open to ages 6– 13 years. Sticks supplied, gloves and helmets recommended but not required, bring if you have them. Please bring water. Cost: $8/person.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 11 **UPDATED**
Thursday 11th July 2013

A former World Series champion is coming to New Glasgow to teach the fundamentals of the game of baseball to local youth. Kelly Gruber, who was with the Toronto Blue Jays for the World Series victory over Atlanta in 1992, is operating a two-day camp this Sunday and Monday, and registration spaces are still available. To register, or for more information, check out Kelly Gruber's website at gruberbaseball-dot-com.

Westville golfer Bernadette Little has a comfortable lead in the NSGA junior championship. Little holds a 12-shot lead over Emily Romkey out of Ashburn Golf Club heading into the final round. If Little hangs on and stays focused, she could become only the fifth woman in the history of the NSGA to win three consecutive junior titles. In the boys juvenile championship Devan MacDonald is in 14th heading into the final round.

Busy Night in the AGR Fastpitch League: St Josephs shut out Arisaig 7 – 0. Richie Connors recorded 9 Strikeouts for the win. Cory Gero & Bryden Boudreau each hit homeruns for St. Josephs. Trenton took both games of a double-header against Guysborough: In Game 1 the Rangers blanked the Broadhorns 4 – 0. Winning Pitcher was Mike Wolfe with 9 Strikeouts, Rene D’Entremont the losing pitcher put in a strong effort with 8 Strikeouts. Top Hitters for Trenton were Trenton were Ted Meir, Steve Daley, Andrew Cameron, Mike Wolfe and Aaron Cameron all with Singles.  Top hitters for Guysborough were Tristan Richard, Jacob Cook and Jeff Myers all with singles. In Game 2, is was 3 – 1 for Trenton. Pat Laffin  recorded the win with 7 K's, Rene D’Entremont  got another 8 Strikeouts for Guysborough. Top hitters for Trenton were Pat Laffin, Andrew Cameron and Aaron Cameron all with a double, and Mark Dort and Andy Martell with a single. Top hitters for Guysborough were Tristan Richard with a triple, Shane Cooke with a double, Jeff Meyers with a single and Rene D’Entremont with 2 singles. And St. Andrews and Whycocomagh split a doubleheader: Whycocomagh took the forst match 3 – 2, then St. Andrews roared back to take game two 15 – 7.

Calling all Skate Board Enthusiast 16 and under...why not show your talents off at the T-Town Skate Competition taking place on Saturday July 13th, at the Trenton Park from 4pm to 6pm. sponsored by Sams Pizza Trenton. Lots of Prizes and Trophies to be won from HAF, Trenton Park Pool, New Glasgow Police, and Sams Pizza Trenton. any questions call Robyn @ 752-1019 or Jessie @755-1986.

The annual Fitz Of Fury mountain bike race is set for Scotburn on Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all categories, costing $15 for participants under 17 and $25 for all others. Race time is 11:00 a.m. Participants require A Bicycle Nova Scotia race license or one event membership which may be purchased on site.  And there is a new category this year, the citizen’s open category, for cyclists wanting to try racing or just wanting to come out and ride the course on the event day.

Lead by Brendon Smithson (developer of Westville Minor Lacrosse) the Town of Pictou will be hosting the first lacrosse summer day camp on July 16th at McCulloch Field. The day will include instruction, drills, game and even a mini tournament. The day will involve fun and lacrosse, if you like either of these call the Pictou Recreation and Parks to register at 485-4372. Open to ages 6– 13 years. Sticks supplied, gloves and helmets recommended but not required, bring if you have them. Please bring water. Cost: $8/person.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

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WESTVILLE MAN TO GO TO TRIAL ON BREAK AND ENTER CHARGES
Wednesday 10th July 2013

A 33-year old Westville man will go to trial in November for his alleged role in a pair of break and enters from earlier this year. Michael Chapman pleaded not guilty to the charges through his lawyer, Rob Sutherland, this morning in Pictou Provincial Court. Chapman was not in court during the appearance, but a guilty plea to an additional charge of breach of a court order was also entered on his behalf. The charges all relate to incidents from 6 March. Sutherland requested that a presentence report be completed for Chapman, who will be sentenced on the breach charge following the trial on 14 November.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 10 *UPDATED*
Wednesday 10th July 2013

One of Pictou County's hardest working names in minor hockey was honoured for his efforts and generosity. Last night Gus Fahey presented the banner and the $20,000 cheque from the Kraft Canada Hockey Goes On contest to Westville and Area Minor Hockey Association treasurer Danalee Thompson-Stone. Fahey was nominated for the honor by Liz Avery and Heather Bates. Thompson-Stone said it was a pleasant surprise to receive the money from Kraft and that the Westville Miners Sports Centre will need some renovations, so a percentage of the money will go to that while the rest will go to the development of players and equipment.

Results from Saturday's Boat Races at the Pictou Lobster Carnival: Outboard – 40 hp Class: 1st Overdrive, 2nd Blue Bayou, 3rd No Redemption Outboard – 20 hp Class: 1st Mayfly, 2nd Bad News Bear, 3rd Flying Canadian Modified – 550 hp Class: 1st Hazard, 2nd Yogi, 3rd Contender Modified – 400 hp Class: 1st Assault Weapon, 2nd Viper, 3rd Dodger

The New Glasgow Crofter's Cubs Mosquito baseball team split a double-header with Dartmouth this past weekend. The Cubs won the first game 7-0 with Ray Chisholm-Lowe and Scott Long combining for the shutout on the mound.  Chisholm-Lowe also led at the plate with a double and a single.  Nick MacInnis had a triple, while Jayden Hatchard and Long added a double each.  In the loss Hatchard Thomas Kennaly-Bayer and Skyler Earle led the offence with a hit each.

Also over the weekend the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team played the Thorne's Burner team at the New Glasgow Kinsmen field, taking both games of a doubleheader. The Albions won the first game 9-5 with Matt Murray coming within a couple outs of a complete game. The second game saw the Albions win 15-14 with the combination of Braydon Arbuckle and Greg Heighton picking up the win. This gives the Albions a record of 7-2 in the N.S. Bluenose League. The team is now preparing for the Summerside Invitational Tournament next weekend where there will be 14 teams competing.

AGR Fastpitch: The Trenton Rangers blanked the Arisaig Blues 6 – 0. Winning pitcher was Pat Laffin with 6 strikeouts, Pat MacDougall took the loss in a strong effort with 7 K's. Top hitters for Trenton were Mark Dort with a 2 Run Homer and a solo Home Run for 3RBIs, Jason Sanford with a Single and Double,  Mike Wolfe with 2 singles, Aaron Cameron with a single and RBI Double and Andrew Mackinnon and Andrew Cameron with a single each. Top hitters for Arisaig were Sean Ross, Andrew MacInnis, Steve Doyle and Floyd MacDonald all with singles. Tonight, the game between Arisiag & St.Joseph’s is going to be played in Pomquet at 6:45. Also tonight, The Trenton Rangers host the Guysborough Broadhorns. The double header will be at Scotia Park in Trenton starting at 7:00pm. The Rangers are on a 6 game winning streak and hope to expand their First place lead.

Tonight in the Northern Midget League,Stellarton will feature an all Pictou County match as the Orioles face the Rangers. Game time 6pm.

Harvey Dickson Memorial Ball Tournament is coming to Trenton for the FunFest Weekend: Friday 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 7:00pm at Scotia Ball Field. Pre-registration is required.

The annual Fitz Of Fury mountain bike race is set for Scotburn on Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all categories, costing $15 for participants under 17 and $25 for all others. Race time is 11:00 a.m. Participants require A Bicycle Nova Scotia race license or one event membership which may be purchased on site.  And there is a new category this year, the citizen’s open category, for cyclists wanting to try racing or just wanting to come out and ride the course on the event day.

Lead by Brendon Smithson (developer of Westville Minor Lacrosse) the Town of Pictou will be hosting the first lacrosse summer day camp on July 16th at McCulloch Field. The day will include instruction, drills, game and even a mini tournament. The day will involve fun and lacrosse, if you like either of these call the Pictou Recreation and Parks to register at 485-4372. Open to ages 6– 13 years. Sticks supplied, gloves and helmets recommended but not required, bring if you have them. Please bring water. Cost: $8/person.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 9
Tuesday 9th July 2013

Heartland Tour 2013 rolls into Pictou County for a full day of cycling today. This year the rides will start from Pictou County Cycle, on the Westville Road in New Glasgow. Clint Snell and his staff are available to ride, and help out riders with any last minute adjustments. There is plenty of parking space, so load up the bikes and come along! As in previous years, the group wants to offer a longer, rural morning ride, to allow riders to challenge themselves to a 60 km distance. It will feature some freshly paved roads through Central West River, and a short stop in Pictou. It will be supported by the Heartland tour vehicle, complete with bike parts and med students. In the afternoon, the ride leaves Pictou County Cycle and ride towards Springville for a 30 km round trip through some rolling hills, and beautiful farmland views. Another afternoon ride will be a family oriented cycle along the New Glasgow Samson Trail. Finally, both afternoon rides will gather at the bike shop, and join other community cyclists and cycle to the Wellness Center, under police escort. There, they'll have a short reception, some Scotsburn chocolate milk, and some draw prizes. You could win a bicycle from Pictou County Cycle! Learn more at www.heartlandtour.ca

Bernadette Little of Westville has a one-stroke lead over Emily Romkey going into Round 2 action today at the NGSA junior championships at Seaview Golf and Country Club. Little shot an eight-over par after the first round. Little and Romkey are the only junior golfers in the event. Last season Little won the title, while Romkey finished third. In the boys juvenile event, also at Seaview, Devan MacDonald of Chance Harbour was tied for seventh, nine strokes back of the leader. John David Coffin of New Glasgow and Chad Lumsden of Trenton were in 32nd and 34th through the first round.

The Northern Nova United U-18 girls soccer team blanked the Yarmouth Clippers 3-0 to take the gold at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Tournament in the Annapolis Valley over the weekend. The team went a perfect 5-0, boasting 16 goals for and only one against. In round-robin play the team defeated Kings West 5-0, Cole Harbour 1-0 and Oromocto 2-1. In the semifinal they defeated West Nova Fuels 5-0. Goal scorers over the weekend were Katie Walsh (6), Sydney Adamson (3), Isabelle Benette (2), Haley Tibbetts (2), Miceala Williams, Jessica Taylor and Lindy Quann. Renee Proctor and Ashley Morrell shared the keeper duties over the weekend, posting four shutouts. The team has a record of 8-2 and are getting ready for a tournament in Moncton at the end of July in preparation for provincials, which are held in August. After losing last season’s provincial final 3-2 the team has their eyes on gold.

In the Northern Midget League, the Pictou County Orioles took 2 of 3 games over the weekend. On Friday the Orioles defeated Truro 12 – 11. Saturday at home, the Orioles were defeated 10 – 5 by Port Hawesbury Homje Hardware, but Sunday they got their revenge in Port Hawkesbury 12 – 3. In other Sunday Action , Truro Bearcats crushed the Antigonish Angels 20 – 8. Tomorrow in Stellarton it's an all Pictou County match as the Orioles face the Rangers. Game time 6pm.

Harvey Dickson Memorial Ball Tournament is coming to Trenton for the FunFest Weekend: Friday 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 7:00pm at Scotia Ball Field. Pre-registration is required.

World Series Champions Kelly Gruber and MLB All-Star Bill Lee will be in New Glasgow next Sunday and Monday July 14-15 to conduct the Kelly Gruber Silver Slugger Baseball Camp at the Kinsmen Ball Fields. There are still spots available to attend the camp and the camp is open to all ages. These camps are designed to work on the core skills involved in playing the game including physical conditioning, mental conditioning, speed & movement, vision/reaction training, infield training, outfield training, hitting & pitching.  The camps are run at the beginning of the season so that the player and coaches can apply their new knowledge throughout their season. The camps will begin at 9:00am and will finish at 3:00pm. For more information on the camps or to register, visit the camp website at www.gruberbaseball.com.

The annual Fitz Of Fury mountain bike race is set for Scotburn next Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all categories, costing $15 for participants under 17 and $25 for all others. Race time is 11:00 a.m. Participants require A Bicycle Nova Scotia race license or one event membership which may be purchased on site.  And there is a new category this year, the citizen’s open category, for cyclists wanting to try racing or just wanting to come out and ride the course on the event day.

Lead by Brendon Smithson (developer of Westville Minor Lacrosse) the Town of Pictou will be hosting the first lacrosse summer day camp on July 16th at McCulloch Field. The day will include instruction, drills, game and even a mini tournament. The day will involve fun and lacrosse, if you like either of these call the Pictou Recreation and Parks to register at 485-4372. Open to ages 6– 13 years. Sticks supplied, gloves and helmets recommended but not required, bring if you have them. Please bring water. Cost: $8/person.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th, 2013 and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

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GAMMELL GETS 15 MONTHS HOUSE ARREST
Wednesday 3rd July 2013

A 33-year old Westville man will have to spend the next 15 months under house arrest as part of a two-year, less-a-day, Conditional Sentence Order handed down Tuesday in Pictou Provincial Court. Brian Andrew Gammell was sentenced on an array of twenty charges, including nine thefts, seven breaches of undertakings, three drug possession charges, and one count of uttering threats. The charges occurred over a ten month span between June 2012 and April 2013. Nearly half of the twenty offenses took place within a week in February, including seven of the thefts. During the sentencing hearing, the court heard that the spree was inspired by a desperate need to get money to feed what was at the time a continually worsening drug habit. Gammell was told as the sentence was being handed down that he was very close to serving an extended amount of time in jail.

ONLINE PETITION LOOKING TO SAVE DRIVE-IN
Tuesday 2nd July 2013

An online petition is collecting names to save the Westville Drive-in. The petition is looking to mark the theatre as an historic landmark. The drive-in, which opened in 1952, was the only Atlantic Canada theatre not purchased from Empire Theatres by Cineplex Odeon. You can add your name to the online petition by clicking this link.

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS SET TO SHOW NATIONAL PRIDE
Monday 1st July 2013

Canadians at home, abroad and even in space will be celebrated this Canada Day. The annual Parliament Hill show will feature a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen, live coverage of celebrations in New York and London and an appearance by astronaut Chris Hadfield. In Calgary, still cleaning up from last month's flood, the holiday will also mark the re-opening of the city's downtown core. Premier Alison Redford has released a video thanking Canadians who have helped support the rebuilding of flood-shattered communities. She says Canadians have offered help and money to the Red Cross and many have travelled to the province to help, some coming from as far away as Newfoundland and Labrador. In his message to Canada on its 146th birthday, the governor general says the country must never take for granted what it has accomplished. But David Johnston also says Canadians can't become complacent and should continue to strive to make the country smarter and more caring. Closer to home, the annual Canada Day Parade take splace in Westville.


WESTVILLE AIR CADETS SELLING THEIR BUILDING
Saturday 29th June 2013

The Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron building in Westville could be closing for good. The decision was made to sell the building and land due to mounting costs, lower cadet numbers, and lack of support. The building has been vacant since 2008 when flooding and mould in the basement forced the cadets to relocate to the Westville Municipal Building’s gymnasium. While there have been periodic offers of materials and labour to fix certain sections of the building, it has become too much for the squadron staff and parents auxiliary to organize. Squadron staff is currently in the process of consulting a lawyer to figure out the best approach to the sale. Deputy mayor Lynn MacDonald of the Town of Westville says the cadets are welcome to continue using the town’s facilities.

CHOICE FOR GAMMELL: FIND A PLACE FOR HOUSE ARREST, OR GO TO JAIL
Saturday 29th June 2013

A Westville man has only a few days to find a place to live. Brian Andrew Gammell was given until Tuesday to make arrangements for a place to serve out a house arrest sentence and if he fails to come up with an address, he'll face jail time.  Gammell pleaded guilty to a total of 20 charges that were laid between June 2012 and April 2013. He was sentenced earlier this week in Pictou Provincial Court on nine counts of theft, seven breaches of court orders, three counts of possession of hydromorphone and a single charge of uttering threats. The Crown had asked for a custodial sentence but defence attorney Steve Robertson argued that house arrest would be more appropriate. Judge Del Atwood adjourned sentencing until Tuesday so that Gammell could find a place to serve out a conditional sentence that involved house arrest.

EMPIRE TO SELL THEATRES TO CINEPLEX - **UPDATED**
Thursday 27th June 2013

Empire Theatres is selling off nearly all of its Atlantic Canadian assets, as well as two theatres in Ontario. Cineplex announced today that they have purchased all but one of Empire's 25 Atlantic theatres, as well as theatres in Whitby and Kanata. Andrew Walker, Vice President of Communicatins and Corporate Affairs for Sobeys, confirms that the lone theater not to be sold to Cineplex is the Drive-In on the Old Truro Road in Westville. Walker says that Empire does expect to sell the property in Westville at some time in the future. The reported purchase price is 200-million dollars, subject to certain adjustments at closing. The exact closing date will be determined after the sale goes through approval by the Competition Bureau. The 26 theatres amount to 218 screens, and will be rebranded as Cineplex Cinemas. Mike Langdon, Director of Communications for Cineplex Entertainment, says none of the 825 theatre employees at the 26 facilities will lose their jobs as a result of the transaction.


SENTENCING HEARING ADJOURNED ON RASH OF THEFTS
Tuesday 25th June 2013

A 33-year old Westville man will have to wait one more day to discover his fate for a rash of crimes committed over a 10 month period. Brian Andrew Gammell appeared in Pictou Provincial Court this afternoon for sentencing on a total of 20 charges between June 2012 and April 2013. The charges include 9 counts of theft, seven breaches of court orders, three counts of possession of hydromorphone, and a single charge of uttering threats. Judge Del Atwood reserved his decision until tomorrow, after hearing the submissions from the Crown and Defense which were vastly different. Crown Prosecutor Herman Felderhof was looking for two years in federal prison, while Gammell's Defense Attorney, Steve Robertson, was looking for a term of house arrest. Gammell has been in custody for the past 57 days since his most recent arrest for missing court in late April.

NOT GUILTY PLEA ENTERED TO ARSON CHARGE
Monday 24th June 2013

A 45-year old Westville man has pleaded not guilty to break and enter and arson in relation to a fire at an abandoned home in that community. Daniel Kenneth Stewart will remain in custody until he goes to trial on the matter. Stewart was arrested following the May 10 incident, and has remained in custody while undergoing a psychiatric assessment, which determined he is fit to stand trial. The trial has been set for September 25, at which time he will also be sentenced for an unrelated charge of damaging property, to which he pleaded guilty during today's court appearance.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 19
Wednesday 19th June 2013

Thorburn Consolidated Grammar School girls’ softball team won gold at the Pictou County Grammar School Softball tournament over the weekend. The girls had a solid regular season, with no losses and one tie. Thorburn went undefeated in the round robin games, then defeated Frank H. MacDonald in the crossovers, gaining a spot in the championship game against Westville team 1. With Thorburn down by 3 runs in the top of the fourth inning, Eliza Snell hit a homer to begin a five run rally to win the game and gold 6-4. MVP of the tournament was given to Janelle Young.

The Subway Northern Storm midget AAA girls hockey team is hosting the first identification camp for the 2013-14 season on July 13 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Players are asked to bring workout gear. Players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998 who live in Region 2, as defined by Hockey Nova Scotia or who have been released from another midget AAA team, are eligible to tryout. Players born in 1999 may attend the identification camps, but are required to have successfully completed the exceptional player application process prior to selection camps, if invited.  A fee of $75 will apply and must be paid before a player is permitted on the ice. This fee covers ID and selection camps. Registration is limited. Pre-registration is required by emailing kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for their Summer Swim Program. The first session is July 2 - 5 & July 8 – 11. Other sessions begin July 15 and August 1. For further information or to register, please contact: Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The 13th annual Walter MacDonald charity golf tournament will be held again this year at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. The tournament is in memory of Walter MacDonald who lost his battle with cancer in 2000. All proceeds will be donated in his name to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society. This year’s tournament will be a four-person scramble with space for 30 teams. Overall low score will receive the MacDonald Cup and four green championship jackets. Entry fee is $400 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, hats, prizes and a full barbecue steak dinner. Organizers are looking for local entertainment to perform, and they'll provide the sound gear. For registration, information, or to sponsor a hole, please contact Tom Buffett, Rocky Cotter or the Abercrombie Pro Shop.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 17
Monday 17th June 2013

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event was a huge success, with more than 2,000 runners on the road this year. Winner Results:

5k

Top Overall Female – Melissa Hardy of NFLD

Top Overall Male – Gabe Quenneville of Antigonish

Top Local Female – Jane Harnish of New Glasgow

Top Local Male – Zachary MacDonald - Merigomish

10k

Top Overall Female – Alisan Mackinnon of Halifax

Top overall Male – Ian Henman of Dartmouth

Top Local Female – Amber Stewart of New Glasgow

Top Local Male – Gerald Green of Stellarton

Half Marathon winners:

Male: Colin Shannon of New Glasgow

Female: Lorraine Young, formerly of Pictou

Full marathon winners:

Top male: Michael Vargo of Halifax

Top female: Heaher Lee-Callagh of Timerlea

Top local male was Dave MacLennan, who finished fourth.

Top local female was Chanelle Cameron.

Full race results are available by clicking here.

A total of five members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the Maritime Hockey League draft held Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Three players were named as territorial selections, with the Crushers taking Lane Cormier, the Bearcats with Truro native Luke Melanson, and Amherst getting Lucas Sangster. Also selected were Cole Livingstone by the Summerside Western Capitals in the fifth round, and Amherst used their final pick to take Ryan Camp. The relocated Valley franchise, who last year played as the Metro Shipbuilders, had the first overall selection, and they took goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon from the Cape Breton West Islanders.

The first annual Prevent Bullying: Break the Silence Lob Ball Tournment was held on the weekend... the first 2 days were at the North End Rec Center in New Glasgow, but the heavy rain Saturday forced a change of location to the Evensville Field in Stellarton for the remainder of the games on Sunday due to poor field conditions. There were 8 teams total in the Tournament, and the The Trenton Rats placed first, with the New Glasgow Police Service second. Donna Leblanc's team took the Fun Division. Big thanks from the organizers to everyone who came out to support their efforts.

The Crofter's Cubs Mosquito baseball team improved their record to 6-0 with three wins over the weekend. On Saturday the Cubs defeated Tri-County 5-3 behind the strong pitching of Raymond Chisholm-Lowe and Nolan Manning.  Sam Hickey led the offence with two singles.  On Sunday the Cubs defeated Truro 4-2 and 19-9. In game one Hickey and Thomas Kennaly-Bayer split the pitching while Hickey and Noah Wilkinson had a hit apiece to power the offence.  In game two the bats came alive with Jayden Hatchard collecting three hits while Braydon Killen and Kennaly-Bayer added two each. The Cubs earlier had defeated Westville twice and Stellarton once to get off to a solid start to their season.

AGR Fastpitch: Heatherton Warriors defeated St. Joseph’s Farmer’s Mutual Chiefs 10 – 1. The winning Pitcher was Adam Anderson, while Richie Connors took the loss. Top hitters for Heatherton were Ricky Bowie with two singles, and 4 RBI’s. Josh Wood hit a 3 run homer. Steve Arsenault, had a single and 2 RBI’s. For St Joseph’s, Bryden Boudreau and Gerry Grant each had a single.

The Leo Fahey Twilight Softball League begins their season this evening at the Albion Field. Game 1 @ 6:15 Giants vs Yankees Game 2 @ 7:25 Red Sox vs BlueJays

Pioneer Coal Athletics Field will be hosting 2012 London Olympian and Halifax Native Geoff Harris and training partner Quinn Ferguson today at the new facility in Stellarton from 4:30 to 6. He'll meet with the public and also give a talk to the Pictou County Athletics team. Come out and enjoy some BBQ!

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BAIL DENIED FOR WESTVILLE MAN ACCUSED OF ARSON
Thursday 13th June 2013

A Westville man accused of breaking into an abandoned home and trying to burn it down has been denied bail. Forty-five year old Daniel Kenneth Stewart was charged in relation to an incident last month when a home on Park Street was extensively damaged in a fire. Stewart has been in custody since the May 10 incident, and after undergoing a psychiatric assessment for the past 30 days was the subject of a bail hearing this morning in Pictou Provincial Court. Crown Attorney Patrick Young argued that Stewart would be a risk to public safety if allowed free from custody. Stewart remains in custody, and will return to court June 24, by which time his lawyer, Doug Lloy, says a resolution may be reached between defense and crown.

SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS BUDGET NUMBERS
Thursday 6th June 2013

It is not the budget that Chignecto Central Regional School Board wants to pass, but next week in Westville they will formally adopt their 2013-14 budget. At last night's Committee of the Whole meeting in Truro, the Board took one final look through the numbers prior to the vote scheduled for next week's meeting to be held at Walter Duggan Consolidated School. Included in the budget are a number of cuts necessitated by a funding shortfall of about 2.5 million dollars. Several members of the Board spoke out against the Department of Education, making numerous references to a “campaign of misinformation” by the province, and Education Minister Ramona Jennex. The Board reviewed the cuts made over two previous budgets in 2011-12 and 2012-13, and pointed to previous deep cuts to administration. A total of 37.5 fewer full-time equivalent employees will be on the school board's payroll come September, with 31 of those in the form of teaching positions. Board Superintendent Gary Clarke says despite their best efforts, the board has not been able to protect the classrooms, because they simply cannot continue to do more with less.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 4
Tuesday 4th June 2013

Congratulations to Bernadette Little of Westville, winner of the Nike Golf Junior Series at Northumberland Links Golf Club over the weekend. Little shot a first round 81, followed by an 83 in her second. Little finished just two strokes ahead of club mate Julia Henderson of New Glasgow. In the boys 14 and under division, Kyle Wagner of New Glasgow finished in a tie for 15th.

Trenton and Area Minor Softball will hold registration at Scotia Park Field tonight from 6 - 7pm for the Learn to Play program for players 5-8 years of age as well as the mite team for players born in 2003 or later.

The Trenton Rangers, 2012 Defending Champions of the AGR Intermediate Mens Fastpitch League are kicking off the season with their first game in Arisaig on Wednesday at 6:30pm. Then on Sunday afternoon June 9th they will be having their Home Opener at Scotia Park in Trenton when they face the Guysborough Broadhorns.  The game times for this double header will be 1:30pm and 3:30pm. The Rangers roster is comprised of mainly Pictou County players with some of them having played at various Provincial, National and International levels.  Last year the Rangers captured First Place in the AGR Regular Season, were crowned the AGR league Champions and placed 3rd at the Intermediate “A” Eastern Canadians. The Trenton Rangers look forward to the local fan support this season.

Registration for Pictou County Athletics Summer Season will take place Wednesday at 5pm at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility located at 483 Auburn Avenue (formerly Foster Avenue).  Registration is open to all athletes 13 and up and practices are three times a week through June, July and August.  Athletes will be coached in running/sprinting disciplines as well as jumping and throwing events.  Track and field events are a great way for athletes to stay in shape for fall and winter sports.  For more information on this program, you can call the track at 902.755.3501 and leave a message or e-mail merylmacdougall@gmail.com  Also, check out their facebook page by searching Pictou County Athletics.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association is holding their AGM on Thursday night at 6 at the mezzanine level at the John Brother MacDonald Stadium. Everyone is welcome to attend.

New Glasgow Recreation is hosting an information session with Football Nova Scotia for residents interested in bringing football to the region. The information session will be held at West Side Community Centre on Thursday at 7:00pm. This summer, New Glasgow Recreation is offering an Intro to Football program for youth ages 12-16. Interested youth and families are encouraged to attend this session. Contact Holly at 755-4398 for further inquiries.

Registration is underway for the High Five Hoop School at North Nova. The camp runs July 15-20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Run by Paul Butler, North Nova’s varsity basketball coach. The camp is for students in Grades 4 to 9. A participant to instructor ratio of 8:1 or better is ensured throughout the camp. For more information e-mail Paul Butler at luap@ns.sympatico.ca. 

3 on 3 Summer Hockey League is coming in July – Keep your skills sharp! The league will have 4 teams with 6 players each, and 4 goalies per division. There are two divisions: Advance Novice to PeeWee and Bantam to Midget. There are 10 one hour sessions Monday nights beginning July 8th. Cost is $150 per player and $75 per goalie, shirts included. To register, call Dave Holmes 928-1347, or e-mail annholmes@eastlink.ca

The Subway Northern Storm midget AAA girls hockey team is hosting the first identification camp for the 2013-14 season on July 13 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Players are asked to bring workout gear. Players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998 who live in Region 2, as defined by Hockey Nova Scotia or who have been released from another midget AAA team, are eligible to tryout. Players born in 1999 may attend the identification camps, but are required to have successfully completed the exceptional player application process prior to selection camps, if invited.  A fee of $75 will apply and must be paid before a player is permitted on the ice. This fee covers ID and selection camps. Registration may be limited. Pre-registration is required by emailing kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers are hosting this year's Maritime Hockey League Entry Draft in June. The event kicks off with League Governor meetings on June 13th and concludes with the draft itself on Saturday the 15th at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Midget aged players from all across Atlantic Canada are draft eligible and the draft serves as the cornerstone for teams as they select players who will serve as the future for the MHL teams. The Crushers invite all of their fans and the community to come to the Wellness Centre on that Saturday afternoon and be a part of the draft, which begins at 1 pm. The host organizing committee is finalizing the details for the event, which will include an equipment demonstration from the Crushers equipment supplier, Winnwell Hockey at Rapid Shot and a kid’s road hockey challenge.

Pictou Recreation is having an Open House on June 15th from 10am -2pm at the Fisheries Training Pool. During this event there will be sessions that showcase various activities such as yoga, aquatic fitness, sports organizations and many more.

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WESTVILLE DECLARES HEALTH & FITNESS DAY
Tuesday 28th May 2013

Westville Town Council has approved a motion to declare June 1 National Health & Fitness Day. A letter and a draft resolution was presented to council which called upon municipalities and regional districts to mark the first Saturday in June as Canada's day to join together to promote health and fitness. A presentation by Active Pictou County showed that this fiscal year is the final year of the original 5 year program. The Province would provide funding and has made an additional 5 year commitment and would like municipalities to join in that commitment. All the other municipalities in Pictou county have signed on. The idea to create National Health & Fitness Day arose from sources showing alarming rates of childhood obesity and physical inactivity in Canada as well as health burdens to Canadians like diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

DEANS PRESENTS HOTEL LEVY IDEA TO WESTVILLE COUNCIL
Tuesday 28th May 2013

At last night's Westville Town Council meeting, Destination Eastern & Northhumberland Shores or DEANS requested a letter of support from council for a hotel levy that is supported by the Hotel Industry. This $2 levy would be added on a person's bill for each night's stay at a hotel. Depending on where the Hotel was located within the municipality, it would be up to that municipality to collect the Levy and then submit those funds to DEANS which markets and promotes tourism in the communities. Getting the letters of support from all the municipalities is the first step towards getting the province to legislate the levy. The levy is already in place in Cape Breton, Halifax and Yarmouth as well as PEI, New Brunswick and Quebec. Managing Director Cindy MacKinnon says that a Levy in our region is inevitable and that they would like to see the money spent on tourism and marketing. Council requested DEANS to present them with further information to review before next council meeting.


WESTVILLE COUNCIL VOTES DOWN LOWERING MAYOR'S SALARY
Tuesday 28th May 2013

The mayor and council in Westville don't see eye to eye on pay raises. In February, council voted to increase councillor pay to compare with Councillors in towns similar in size to Westville. In addition the Mayor's salary was increased by 500 dollars a year. Mayor Roger MacKay voted against the pay increases, and last night presented a motion to restore his salary to the pre-February level. It was defeated 3-2. MacKay has been repaying his salary increase back to the town.

911 CALL LEADS TO IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGE
Saturday 25th May 2013

New Glasgow Police have charged a 43-year old man from Halifax with impaired driving. The man was arrested and charged early this morning around 1 am on the Westville Road. Constable Ken Macdonald of the New Glasgow Police credits the quick response of persons who called 911 to report a possible impaired driver. The suspect will appear in court at a later date.

FINES AND PROBATION FOR POSSESION OF BATH SALTS AND PRESCRIPTION PAIN KILLER
Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A 59-year old Westville man has been fined 300 dollars and given six months probation for possession of trace amounts of bath salts and two hydromorphone pills. Preston Stewart MacKay was sentenced this morning in Pictou Provincial Court on two charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. MacKay was arrested in November 2012 after police received a 911 call about a man slumped over behind the steering while of a car in Westville. By the time police arrived on scene, MacKay was standing with fire and rescue officers, showing signs of intoxication, and during the subsequent arrest both drugs were located. In presenting the recommendation for sentencing, the Crown told Court that even though there was relatively little of the drugs found, the fact that it was in a vehicle must be strongly deterred.


WELLNESS CENTRE NUMBERS SHOW HUGE DEFICIT
Wednesday 22nd May 2013

The numbers have not been audited, so they are not finalized, but the financial statement for the Pictou County Wellness Center has been described as the worst case scenario. Warden Ron Baillie used those words during the County Council’s discussion of the deficit of over 900-thousand dollars for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Almost 600-thousand of the deficit is related to debt financing charges, while over 317-thousand is directly related to the operations of the facility since opening in November. County CAO Brian Cullen reported to the Council that the Wellness Center’s two ice surfaces have operated at about 42 percent of capacity. Cullen says the operating deficit for the 2013-14 fiscal year is projected to reach 726-thousand dollars. Five of the six municipalities in the County, with the exception of Westville, are each responsible for covering a percentage of the shortfall.

MAN ADMITS RESISTING ARREST, DENIES BREAK-IN
Tuesday 21st May 2013

A 21-year old Stellarton man alleged to have been involved in a break-in to a home in Westville has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Matthew David Greencorn also pleaded not guilty to escaping custody in relation to the February 3 incident, but admitted to resisting arrest, and to not showing up for his first court appearance on the matter. Greencorn will go to trial for the break-and-enter and escaping charges on September 26, at which time he will also be sentenced for the resisting arrest and failing to appear charges. If found guilty in relation to the break-in, Greencorn could face a maximum of life in prison.

JOE EARLE MEMORIAL DAY RACE RESULTS
Tuesday 21st May 2013

The Top 3 Finishers are listed in each race.

Baxter MacArthur Memorial (Open men’s mile) 1. Sebastian Young, Halifax, 5:00; 2. Drew LeFrank, Timberlea, 5:01; 3. Christian MacPhee, Trenton, 6:14

Hartling Family Memorial (Open girls mile, 15 and under)1. Lauren Quann, Pictou, 5:20; 2. Ellen MacDonald, Halifax, 5:49; 3. Danielle Farrell, Trenton, 6:07

Gloria Clark Memorial (Open women’s mile) 1. Kali Cullier, Bedford, 5:40; Bonnie LeFrank, Halifax, 6:24; Katelyn MacPhee, Trenton, 6:30

Carl MacDougall Memorial (Open boys mile, 15 and under)1. Peter Corbin, Linacy, 4:58; 2. Jacob Pentz, Trenton, 5:17; Scott MacIntosh, Stellarton, 5:22

The Boyles Memorial (1/8 mile, 4 and under boys) 1. Callum Greene, Stellarton; 2. Jeffery MacKenzie, New Glasgow; 3. Devon MacCulloch, Thorburn

The Elda Earle Memorial (1/8 mile, 4 and under girls)1. Chloe Ferguson, Westville; 2. Jillian Brown, New Glasgow; 3. Natily Garcia, New Glasgow

Donald Gabby MacDonald Memorial (1/4 mile, 6 and under boys)1. Kysac MacDonald, Halifax, 1:34; Clint MacLaughlin, New Glasgow, 1:39; 3. Landon Steele, New Glasgow, 1:40

Mackie Jenkins Memorial (1/4 mile, 6 and under girls)1. Rihana MacKay, Plymouth Park, 1:49; 2. Anna Kennaley, Sunnybrae, 1:50; 3. Mckayla Greencorn, Pictou, 1:54

Doug MacInnis Memorial (Girls ages 13-14) 1. Sarah MacDougall, Bedford, 2:54; 2. Danielle Farrell, Trenton, 2:55; 3. Katelyn Pentz, Trenton, 3:08

Jim MacArthur Memorial (Boys ages 13-14) 1. Scott MacIntosh, Stellarton, 2:55; 2. Mark Chisholm, Antigonish, 2:57; 3. Nick Petroff, Trenton, 3:55

Bobby Gill Memorial (1/2 mile boys seven-years-old) 1. Nick Delorey, Tracadie, 3:17; 2. Jake Henderson, Pictou, 3:28; 3. Jax Graham, Trenton, 3:29

The Cromwell Memorial (1/2 mile girls seven-years-old)1. Averee LeBlanc, New Glasgow, 3:30; 2. Kate Bethell, Pictou, 3:48; 3. Alexis Tulloch, New Glasgow, 3:57

Paul MacDonald Memorial (1/2 mile boys eight-years-old)1. Landon Sim, New Glasgow, 3:13; 2. Willem Fraser, Stellarton, 3:23; 3. Liam Berthiaume, New Glasgow, 3:36

William Tanner Memorial (1/2 mile girls eight-years-old)1. Cara MacDonald, New Glasgow, 3:19; 2. Josie Dunn, Greenhill, 3:45; 3. Mackenzie Greencorn, Pictou, 3:46

The MacNeil Family Memorial (1/2 mile girls nine-years-old)1. Jordyn Ferguson, Westville, 3:42; 2. Sarah Brown, New Glasgow, 3:56; Chyanne Polly, Trenton, 5:15

Johnny Cooke Memorial (1/2 mile boys nine-years-old) 1. Jack Noftall, Pictou, 3:19; 2. Ian Reynolds, New Glasgow, 3:20; 3. Kirk Turnbull, Trenton, 3:21

Burton Luddington Memorial (1/2 mile girls 10-years-old)1. Abby Lou MacDonald, Halifax, 3:14; 2. Jayden Palmer, Thorburn, 3:24; 3. Reagan MacDonald, Merigomish, 3:27

Charlie Stevens Memorial (1/2 mile boys 10-years-old)1. Cody LeBlanc, New Glasgow, 3:06; 2. Samuel DeCoff, New Glasgow, 3:08; 3. Ryan Alexander, New Glasgow, 3:11

Andre Roussey Memorial (1/2 mile, girls 11-12) 1. Ellen MacDonald, Halifax, 2:45; 2. Hannah Fraser, Stellarton, 3:06; 3. Beth MacNeil, Pictou, 3:08

Jock Wilson Memorial (1/2 mile, boys 11-12) 1. Ben Turnbull, Trenton, 2:57; 2. Liam Chisholm, Kenzieville, 2:58; Jon Watson, New Glasgow, 3:08

Joan Carrigan Memorial (Five mile, women 14-35) 1. Lauren Quann, Pictou, 37:21; 2. Jessica Zentner, Woodburn, 37:22; 3. Naomi Zentner, 39:44

Raymond Pentz Memorial (Five mile, women 36 and over)1. Debbie MacDonald, New Glasgow, 34:45; 2. Janet Noftall, Halifax, 39:04; 3. Janet Fraser, Scotsburn, 41:36

Nonnie Morgan Memorial (Five mile, men 14-35) 1. Mike Graham, Kenzieville, 33:42; 2. Peter Corbin, Linacy, 34:18; 3. Jason Johnstone, Stellarton, 38:31

Doucette Family Memorial (Five mile, men’s 36-40) 1. Chris Shipley, Braeshore, 33:57

Lester MacNaughton Memorial (Five mile, men’s 41-49) 1. Dave MacLennan, Scotsburn, 30:31; 2. Shawn Noftall, New Glasgow, 34:06; 3. Gerald Green, Stellarton, 36:02

Dennis Lawless Memorial (Five mile, men’s 50 and over)1. Jim Lays, Westville, 33:10; 2. Joe Pound, Westville, 34:19; 3. Tim MacKenzie, Pictou, 34:57

Douglas V. MacDonald Memorial (Five mile, Canadian Armed Forces)1. Jesse MacKenzie, Pictou, 35:00



WESTVILLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PUBLIC INDECENCY
Monday 13th May 2013

A Westville man has pleaded guilty to twice exposing himself in a public place over the span of just over two months. Thirty-two year old Brian James Ivey entered the pleas this morning in Pictou to the charges from incidents February 26 and April 30, both in Westville. Both Ivey’s attorney and the Crown were prepared to proceed with the sentencing hearing, however Judge Del Atwood ordered a presentence report over concerns related to the nature of the offenses. Ivey will return to court in July for the sentencing, where he could face up to six months in jail for each count.

WESTVILLE MAN REMAINS IN CUSTODY WHILE UNDERGOING PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT
Monday 13th May 2013

A man accused of a break-and-enter and arson last week will remain in custody for at least a month while he undergoes a psychiatric assessment. Forty-five year old Daniel Kenneth Stewart is facing a pair of charges from the incident in Westville on Friday. Stewart will return to court June 13, after the 30 day psychiatric assessment will determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial, and if he can be found criminally responsible for his actions. The question of bail will also not be addressed until that June appearance.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP (SATURDAY MAY 11)
Saturday 11th May 2013

Looking to play some ball hockey, There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70.  For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

The Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey team is accepting applications for the position of HEAD COACH for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

Members of the boys Track team at North Nova Education Center are in Toronto for a national meet this weekend. The Gryphons were selected to represent Nova Scotia at the 2nd annual Nike High School Grand Prix. Participants will attend social events throughout the weekend, including Nike athlete panels, sightseeing tours of Toronto and an awards banquet. Gryphons coach Anne Findlay says the focus is on developing both sides of the expression “student-athlete”. Tune in to local sports Monday to get the results for the Gryphons.

Hundreds of athletes were at the Pioneer Coal Track in Stellarton to begin the NSSAF district track and field championships. Among Thursday's events were hurdles, 100 m, 400 m, and 1500 m races, girls high jump, triple jump and shot put; boys discus, long jump and javelin; and special athletes shot put and long jump. Saturday the district meet wraps up with individual and relay races on the track, and boys high jump, triple jump and shot put; and girls discus, long jump and javelin. It starts at the Pioneer Track at 9 a.m. and continues until roughly 5 p.m.

Pictou County Spring Basketball League registration for Girls in Grades 5 through 8 will be Monday night at North Nova. The league plays Monday nights through June 10th from 5:45 to 7pm. Cost is $50, with proceeds to the NNEC Varsity Girls Basketball Team. All abilities are welcome. Game will consist of 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 games. All games will be coached, refereed, and scored by members of the high school program. Please make cheques out to NNEC Varsity Girls Basketball with Pictou County League on the memo line.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is proud to introduce Flag/Mini rugby to Pictou County kids this summer. Flag/Mini rugby is a co-ed non contact version of Rugby. The league will be open to boys and girls from the ages 4-12 with age divisions as follows 4-6yrs, 6-8yrs and 9-12yrs. The season is set to start Saturday June 29th from 9-10 am at the Parkdale Field beside the Bluenose Curling Club. Registration will be at the John Brother MacDonald stadium main level on Friday May 31st from 6-8 pm and Saturday June 1st from 1-3 pm. The cost is $45 per child. The season will go on over a 8 week period with all games being played at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in Parkdale. There's no equipment required; however, players may wear soccer cleats if they wish. For more info email pictoucountyflagrugby@hotmail.com or check out the Facebook page Pictou County flag/mini rugby.

The Annual General Meeting of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will be next Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

49th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races are set to go on May 20th. A reminder that the deadline to enter is next Friday the 17th. To enter, write down your name, age, address and the events you want to enter and mail it to: Joe Earle Road Races, c/o Mr. V.J. Earle, P.O. Box 684, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0 or call 755-4426. Click this link for more info.

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WESTVILLE HOUSE FIRE DEEMED SUSPICIOUS
Friday 10th May 2013

An early morning fire in Westville on Friday that destroyed a home has been deemed suspicious. Westville Police say there was no one home when the fire started around 6:00 that morning in a home on Park Street. The investigation into the incident continues, and police are asking for anyone with information to contact them.

WESTVILLE MAN IN JAIL AFTER SKIPPING COURT
Monday 6th May 2013

A 33-year old Westville man will remain in custody for at least another week after being arrested last week for failing to show up in court. Brian Andrew Gammell is facing a total of 35 charges covering a span of roughly 8 months between summer 2012 and February 2013. Gammell’s lawyer agreed to an adjournment of the show cause hearing to next Monday on 10 counts of theft, 15 breaches of court orders, and 10 additional charges.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 6
Monday 6th May 2013

The Truro Bearcats are the Champions of Eastern Canadian Junior A Hockey. It took double overtime, but the host team at the Fred Page Cup won the final 3-2 over the Summerside Western Capitals yesterday. Phil Fife scored the winner at 15:41 of the second overtime period to earn the victory. Both teams will now advance to the RBC Cup national championship tournament in Summerside starting next Saturday.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be holding one last late registration Wednesday night at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton from 6:00-8:00pm. Questions can be directed to admin@nnusc.com or by calling Lori Peters 752-3793

Tryouts for the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team will take place Wednesday night at 6pm at the Sample ballfield in Stellarton which is located by the soccer complex. This is for kids born in 1998 and 1999. This team will compete in the NS Bluenose league starting at the end of May. The second tryout will also be at the Sample field on Sunday May 12th at 4pm..any questions contact Kent Mason at 396-8839.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70.  For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP MAY 5
Sunday 5th May 2013

The Eastern Canadian Junior A Champions will be a team from the Maritimes. It took overtime, but the Summerside Western Capitals defeated the Cornwall Colts 1-0 to earn a rematch with the Truro Bearcats in the Fred Page Cup Championship game. JP Harvey scored at the 3:55 mark of the extra frame, directly off of a faceoff win by Danny Chaisson. Summerside goalie Kevin Baillie got the shut out with 27 saves , while Cornwall’s goalie James Edwardson stopped 27 of 28 in his first start since February. Both the Western Capitals and the Bearcats also advance to the RBC Cup. The Fred Page Cup final goes Sunday afternoon at 2pm from the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro.

The winner of tonight’s semi final will play the Bearcats for the Eastern Canadian title, and a spot in the RBC Cup in Summerside which starts next weekend.

In Nova Scotia High School Field Lacrosse League action, Hants East defeated Pictou Academy 3-1, with Nick Beaton, Johnny Kouhry and Bryson Knockwood scoring for the Tigers. Logan MacDonald had the lone Pitbulls goal. North Nova travels to Bible Hill to battle Hants East on Monday. Pictou Academy and Northumberland play at 4:30 next Wednesday in Alma.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be holding one last late registration this Wednesday night at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton from 6:00-8:00pm. Questions can be directed to admin@nnusc.com or by calling Lori Peters 752-3793

Tryouts for the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team will take place this Wednesday at 6pm at the Sample ballfield in Stellarton which is located by the soccer complex. This is for kids born in 1998 and 1999. This team will compete in the NS Bluenose league starting at the end of May. The second tryout will also be at the Sample field on Sunday May 12th at 4pm..any questions contact Kent Mason at 396-8839.

Subway Stingers U-12 head coach Edwina Palmer is conducting free workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. The schedule runs Friday evenings in May (May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. The workouts are open to all girls 11- and 12-years-old interested in playing for the Subway Stingers rep team or house league teams. For further information contact Edwina Palmer.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70. For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP MAY 4TH
Saturday 4th May 2013

The round robin has concluded at the Fred Page Cup in Truro, and the Bearcats have earned a spot in the Championship game on Sunday. After a close-fought 3-2 victory over the Summerside Western Capitals, the Truro Bearcats finished with a perfect 3-0 record, and the top spot in the round robin. The Caps finished with a 2-1 record, and will play in the Saturday night semi-final against the Cornwall Colts, who got their first win of the week yesterday afternoon. The Colts came back from a 4-1 deficit after 20 minutes to beat Longueuil (lon-GAY) 5-4, and finish with a 1-2 record, while Longueuil were winless in their three games.

The winner of tonight’s semi final will play the Bearcats for the Eastern Canadian title, and a spot in the RBC Cup in Summerside which starts next weekend.

In Nova Scotia High School Field Lacrosse League action, Hants East defeated Pictou Academy 3-1, with Nick Beaton, Johnny Kouhry and Bryson Knockwood scoring for the Tigers. Logan MacDonald had the lone Pitbulls goal. North Nova travels to Bible Hill to battle Hants East on Monday. Pictou Academy and Northumberland play at 4:30 next Wednesday in Alma.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be holding one last late registration this Wednesday night at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton from 6:00-8:00pm. Questions can be directed to admin@nnusc.com or by calling Lori Peters 752-3793

Tryouts for the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team will take place this Wednesday at 6pm at the Sample ballfield in Stellarton which is located by the soccer complex. This is for kids born in 1998 and 1999. This team will compete in the NS Bluenose league starting at the end of May. The second tryout will also be at the Sample field on Sunday May 12th at 4pm..any questions contact Kent Mason at 396-8839.

Subway Stingers U-12 head coach Edwina Palmer is conducting free workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. The schedule runs Friday evenings in May (May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. The workouts are open to all girls 11- and 12-years-old interested in playing for the Subway Stingers rep team or house league teams. For further information contact Edwina Palmer.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70. For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AFTERNOON UPDATE MAY 3
Friday 3rd May 2013

After two days of play in the Fred Page Cup, the two maritime teams remain undefeated. In extremely convincing fashion, the Summerside Western Capitals beat the Longueuil College Francais 4-1, followed by an equally impressive 6-2 win by Truro over the Cornwall Colts. This means the final day of the round robin sets up as two vitally important games. At 4pm today, Longueuil and Cornwall will meet, with the winner advancing to the semi-final, and the loser is eliminated. At 8pm, the Kent Cup Final rematch between Truro and Summerside will see the winner earn a bye to Sunday’s final, with the loser having to play in the semi-final on Saturday.

In Nova Scotia High School Field Lacrosse League action, Hants East defeated Pictou Academy 3-1, with Nick Beaton, Johnny Kouhry and Bryson Knockwood scoring for the Tigers. Logan MacDonald had the lone Pitbulls goal. North Nova travels to Bible Hill to battle Hants East on Monday. Pictou Academy and Northumberland play at 4:30 next Wednesday in Alma.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be holding one last late registration this Wednesday night at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton from 6:00-8:00pm. Questions can be directed to admin@nnusc.com or by calling Lori Peters 752-3793

Tryouts for the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team will take place this Wednesday at 6pm at the Sample ballfield in Stellarton which is located by the soccer complex. This is for kids born in 1998 and 1999. This team will compete in the NS Bluenose league starting at the end of May. The second tryout will also be at the Sample field on Sunday May 12th at 4pm..any questions contact Kent Mason at 396-8839.

Subway Stingers U-12 head coach Edwina Palmer is conducting free workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. The schedule runs Friday evenings in May (May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. The workouts are open to all girls 11- and 12-years-old interested in playing for the Subway Stingers rep team or house league teams. For further information contact Edwina Palmer.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70.  For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 3
Friday 3rd May 2013

After two days of play in the Fred Page Cup, the two maritime teams remain undefeated. In extremely convincing fashion, the Summerside Western Capitals beat the Longueuil College Francais 4-1, followed by an equally impressive 6-2 win by Truro over the Cornwall Colts. This means the final day of the round robin sets up as two vitally important games. At 4pm today, Longueuil and Cornwall will meet, with the winner advancing to the semi-final, and the loser is eliminated. At 8pm, the Kent Cup Final rematch between Truro and Summerside will see the winner earn a bye to Sunday’s final, with the loser having to play in the semi-final on Saturday.

In Nova Scotia High School Field Lacrosse League action, Hants East defeated Pictou Academy 3-1, with Nick Beaton, Johnny Kouhry and Bryson Knockwood scoring for the Tigers. Logan MacDonald had the lone Pitbulls goal. North Nova travels to Bible Hill to battle Hants East on Monday. Pictou Academy and Northumberland play at 4:30 next Wednesday in Alma.

Pictou County Athletics and the Johnny Miles Running Weekend are teaming up to offer a Learn to Run program at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. The program starts tonight and continues Sundays and Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. until June 14. Instructors are Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin, Patsy Langille and Pat Carty. It is open to all ages who are interested in running and have a goal of completing a 5K or 10K in the Johnny Miles Event. There is no fee to participate but any donations to their equipment fund would be appreciated. For further information contact Pat at cartyab@hotmail.com or Tony at t.corbin@ns.sympatico.ca.

Subway Stingers U-12 head coach Edwina Palmer is conducting free workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. The schedule runs Friday evenings in May (May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. The workouts are open to all girls 11- and 12-years-old interested in playing for the Subway Stingers rep team or house league teams. For further information contact Edwina Palmer.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70.  For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 2
Thursday 2nd May 2013

The first day of the Fred Page Cup wrapped up with the two MHL teams securing opening day victories. The Eastern Canadian Junior A hockey championship opened with the Summerside Western Capitals, on a goal from Chris Caissy, getting a 1-0 win over the Cornwall Colts. In the nightcap, the host Truro Bearcats fell behind 1-0 to the Longueuil College Francais before scoring four straight to earn a 4-1 victory. Today, the Summerside Western Capitals will face Longueuil, before Truro plays Cornwall.

In Atlantic Hockey Group Prospects action, the Peewee Nova North Stars came away from a 2 game series against Cape Breton with a loss and a win. In the first game, the North Stars were defeated by the Bruins by a score of 5-3. Scoring for the North Stars were Duncan Cameron, Carson Ripoll and Brycen MacDonald. Cameron and Ripoll also got an assist, as well as Ian MacDonald, Cairan Boone and Burke Murray. In the second game, the North Stars dominated and came away with a 6-2 win. Scoring for the North Stars were Cairan Boone with two  goals, while Carson Ripoll, Alex Manthorne, Clark Robertson and Alex MacKinnon got a goal a peice. Assists went to Sam McDow, Braydon MacDonald, and Munro MacKay.

Pictou County Athletics and the Johnny Miles Running Weekend are teaming up to offer a Learn to Run program at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. The program starts Friday and continues Sundays and Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. until June 14. Instructors are Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin, Patsy Langille and Pat Carty. It is open to all ages who are interested in running and have a goal of completing a 5K or 10K in the Johnny Miles Event. There is no fee to participate but any donations to their equipment fund would be appreciated. For further information contact Pat at cartyab@hotmail.com or Tony at t.corbin@ns.sympatico.ca.

Subway Stingers U-12 head coach Edwina Palmer is conducting free workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. The schedule runs Friday evenings in May (May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. The workouts are open to all girls 11- and 12-years-old interested in playing for the Subway Stingers rep team or house league teams. For further information contact Edwina Palmer.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70.  For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

The Kinsmen Thornes Burner Bantam Baseball program is getting ready to start the year with on field tryouts at the New Glasgow Kinsmen Ball Fields, tonight at 6 pm. For information or to pre register please contact Alastair Conway by email alandcarol@eastlink.ca or by phone 902-695-6734.

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M.O.R.E. RUN TODAY
Thursday 2nd May 2013

This morning is the annual running of MORE, the Marathon of Respect & Equality. The run begins at 8am at the Pictou Tourist Bureau, traveling through Westville, Stellarton, New Glasgow, Pictou Landing and Trenton. Because of the run, there will be street closures in New Glasgow later this morning. From 10 a.m. until Noon, Riverside Parkway will be closed from Dalhousie to MacLean Street. Dalhousie will be open and Riverside Parkway northbound from Dalhousie to George will be open. Eastbound traffic on George Street will be reduced to one lane traffic and southbound on Riverside Parkway will be closed. The Glasgow Square parking lot will be closed until 12:30 pm.

Here's today's MORE route:

8:00 am- All Runners gather at Pictou Tourist Bureau to prepare for Run, sign waivers, etc. Please call 755-8480 or 752-2709 if you need a drive from New Glasgow to Pictou on the morning of the Run.

8:15 am- Run leaves Tourist Bureau and travels north toward Pictou along West River Road, then Water Street to Rally at Town Square

8:30 am- Run arrives at Pictou Rally

8:45 am- Run departs rally, travels along Water Street, then left on Coleraine Street, then left on Church Street and returns to Tourist Bureau

9:00 am- All Runners load bus to travel to Up-River Towns section of Run

9:20 am- Bus arrives at Celtic School Board office on Westville Road

9:25 am- Run leaves School Board office and travels along Westville Road toward Town of Westville

9:50 am- Run arrives at Westville Rally at Town Office

10:05 am- Run departs Westville Rally and proceeds along Drummond Road/Acadia Avenue toward Town of Stellarton

10:30 am- Run arrives at Stellarton Rally at NSCC Campus on Acadia Avenue

10:45 am- Run departs Stellarton Rally and travels along Acadia Avenue, turns left onto Foord Street and continues on Foord/Stellarton Road toward Town of New Glasgow (Route toward New Glasgow Rally at Glasgow Square is Stellarton Road, George Street to Riverside Parkway, right on Riverside Parkway to Glasgow Square)

11:20 am- Run arrives at New Glasgow Rally at Glasgow Square

11:40 am- Run departs New Glasgow Rally and travels up MacLean Street to Provost Street, turns right on Provost Street, travels to Archimedes Street, turns left onto Archimedes Street, travels Archimedes Street to Trenton Road, stopping at parking lot at Big Al’s Convenience Store to board bus to travel to Pictou Landing section of Run

12:05 am- Bus travels to Presbyterian Church in Pictou Landing

12:20 pm- Bus arrives at Presbyterian Church

12:25 pm- Run travels along Pictou Landing Road toward Pictou Landing First Nation

12:50 pm- Run arrives at Pictou Landing Rally

1:15 pm- Bus departs Pictou Landing First Nation and travels toward Town of Trenton and last section of Run

1:25 pm- Runners get off bus on Pictou Landing Road at Hillside and travel along Pictou Landing Road/Main Street to arrive at Trenton Rally at Skate board Park/old ball field at 1:35 pm

1:50 pm- Run departs Trenton Rally and travels south along Main Street toward New Glasgow

Run continues along Trenton Road to Provost Street and travels toward East River Road

2:30 pm- Run turns left onto Marsh street and stops at Calvary Temple parking lot on Marsh Street

2:40 pm- Run continues east on Marsh Street, travels Marsh Street to Vale Road, bears right to Vale Road, travels Vale Road to Park Street, turns right to Park Street and travels toward North Nova Education Centre

3:00 pm- Run ends at NNEC



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 1
Wednesday 1st May 2013

In high school rubgy, the two Pictou County teams faced each other at North Nova. Let's start with the ladies... North Nova Gryphons defeated Northumberland 58-5. Scoring for North Nova were Rosalie Skinner, Maria LeBlanc, Tori McCuish , and Keeley McCuish – all with 2 each, and singles from Shelby MacDonald and Brianna Jobe. Michaela Pellerine scored the lone Nighthawks try. On the boys' side, North Nova dominated Northumberland 59-0, and are now 3-1 with two games left in the regular season. Scoring trys for the Gryphons were Cole Livingstone with 3, Dave Barker 2, and singles from Scott Graham, Nelson Williams, Dan Forrest and Carson Dunbar. This weekend the boys and girls take the ferry for the David R. Voye Memorial Rugby Tournament at Three Oaks Senior High School in PEI.

Pictou County Athletics and the Johnny Miles Running Weekend are teaming up to offer a Learn to Run program at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. The program starts Friday and continues Sundays and Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. until June 14. Instructors are Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin, Patsy Langille and Pat Carty. It is open to all ages who are interested in running and have a goal of completing a 5K or 10K in the Johnny Miles Event. There is no fee to participate but any donations to their equipment fund would be appreciated. For further information contact Pat at cartyab@hotmail.com or Tony at t.corbin@ns.sympatico.ca.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. All are welcome. The deadline for nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer is May 14. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com.

Subway Stingers U-12 head coach Edwina Palmer is conducting free workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. The schedule runs Friday evenings in May (May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. The workouts are open to all girls 11- and 12-years-old interested in playing for the Subway Stingers rep team or house league teams. For further information contact Edwina Palmer.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70.  For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

The final registration for the Pictou County Midget BaseBall will be tonight from 7:30 to 9pm at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex. There will be no additional registrations after this. For more information please contact Rob MacKay at 755-3607

The Kinsmen Thornes Burner Bantam Baseball program is getting ready to start the year with on field tryouts at the New Glasgow Kinsmen Ball Fields, Thursday night at 6 pm. For information or to pre register please contact Alastair Conway by email alandcarol@eastlink.ca or by phone 902-695-6734.

Northern Nova United Senior B women are looking for players to field a team for the upcoming 2013 season. The league is made up of teams from Pictou County and Antigonish, games are played Sunday evenings from mid-May until August. Cost is $200/player. To register or for more information contact Robin George at robinmaclean@hotmail.com , 695-2567 or look us up on Facebook; Sr. Womens soccer team.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 30
Tuesday 30th April 2013

North Nova Spring Basketball semifinals last night: Game 1: Lawton's defeated Kasar Canada 60-38 Top scorer's for Lawton's: Riley Sood 18    Jaya Sood  9     Natalie Addison  7 Top scorer's for Kasar:  Courtney Smith 10  Meredith Hynes 8 Kathleen MacCallum  6   Katelyn Biron 6  Game 2: Mr. Donair defeated Blinkhorn's Real Estate Top scorer's for Mr. Donair: Alyson Fulton 27  Haley Conley 12  Emma Holle 8 Shalena Floyd 8 Top scorer's for Blinkhorn's: Kenda MacKinnon 15  Caitrin Skelton 10 Jenna Johnson 4

Subway Stingers U-12 head coach Edwina Palmer is conducting free workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. The schedule runs Friday evenings in May (May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. The workouts are open to all girls 11- and 12-years-old interested in playing for the Subway Stingers rep team or house league teams. For further information contact Edwina Palmer.

Looking to play some ball hockey without having to shout “car” every five minutes? There's a group starting a league, which will play out of the Westville Rink. This will run for approximately 10 regular games (once or twice a week) plus playoffs. Registration is $70.  For those interested e-mail ballhockey1082@gmail.com with the child's name and what division they played last year along with parents names. This is open to everyone from novice to midget age regardless of experience.

Subway Northern Storm Midget AAA Female Hockey Team is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the 2013/14 playing season. Please contact kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com for more information and to obtain an application form. Deadline to apply is May 15th.

The final registration for the Pictou County Midget Baseball will be tomorrow night from 7:30 to 9pm at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex. There will be no additional registrations after this. For more information please contact Rob MacKay at 755-3607

The Stellarton and Area Minor Girls Softball Association, home of the Subway Stingers, will be holding tryouts for this year's U-16 female teams tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Field 1 at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. They're looking to have two teams in the U-16 category for the 2013 season. If you have any questions please contact Edwina Palmer, Kayla Richards or Jason Sutherland. Registration for this season will begin May 4 from 9 a.m. to Noon upstairs at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton.

The Kinsmen Thornes Burner Bantam Baseball program is getting ready to start the year with on field tryouts at the New Glasgow Kinsmen Ball Fields, Thursday night at 6 pm. For information or to pre register please contact Alastair Conway by email alandcarol@eastlink.ca or by phone 902-695-6734.

Northern Nova United Senior B women are looking for players to field a team for the upcoming 2013 season. The league is made up of teams from Pictou County and Antigonish, games are played Sunday evenings from mid-May until August. Cost is $200/player. To register or for more information contact Robin George at robinmaclean@hotmail.com , 695-2567 or look us up on Facebook; Sr. Womens soccer team.

3 on 3 Summer Hockey League starts in July... keep your skills sharp! There are two divisions: Advance Novice to Peewee, and Bantam to Midget. 4 teams, 6 players per team and 4 goalies in each division. You'll play a different team every thirty minutes with 2 minute buzzers. There will be ten one hour session at the Wellness Centre Monday nights beginning July 8th. Cost is $150 per player, $75 per goalie, shirts included. For registration, or more information, contact Dave Holmes at 928-1347 or email annholmes@eastlink.ca.

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WESTVILLE COUNCIL TO BEGIN BUDGET TALKS
Tuesday 30th April 2013

The Town of Westville is almost ready to begin deliberations toward the setting of the 2013-14 budget. At the regular monthly meeting of council last night, Town Chief Administrative Officer Scott Fraser informed council that there are still a few items that need to be clarified before numbers can be finalized. Council agreed to begin their review of the budget in a work session late next month. No determination has been made as to whether the deliberations will be completed by the next regular council meeting set for May 27th.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 25
Thursday 25th April 2013

In Atlantic Hockey Group Prospects action this past weekend, The Nova North Stars Peewee team got a tie and a loss. In the first game, the North Stars tied the Sackville Leafs 1-1. Scoring for the Stars was Duncan Cameron. Alex Manthorne got the assist. In their second game, the Stars fell to the Bedford Oilers 5-2. Scoring for the Stars were Alex MacKinnon and Alex Manthorne. Matthew Allen assisted on both goals. The Stars travel to Glace Bay on Saturday to play a pair of games against the Cape Breton Bruins.

Stellarton Minor Baseball begins tryouts for Peewee A tonight at 6 at the Sample Ball Fields. Tryouts will also take place on the 29th and May 2nd, with further updates to be announced. For more information contact Mark MacCallum at 755-9920 or e-mail mark@pictouadvocate.com.

If you're an umpire, or looking to become one, the Westville Town Gym is hosting a Level 1 and 2 Baseball NS Umpires Clinic on Saturday. All new or current Level 1 or 2 umpires who are looking to umpire in the County must attend. Registration is $60. Space is limited, so pre-register by contacting Joel Rodgers by e-mail joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work hours) or 752-6575 (after 6pm).

There is also a clinic for new and returning umpires at the Oland Centre Room #104 at St. FX on Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend, as there have been some rule changes this year. For more information call 485-6733.

The Kinsmen Thornes Burner Bantam AAA Baseball team is getting set to hit the field in early May for the 2013 season. The team will consist of player from the Fundy Zone playing in the Bluenose League. All those players interested in tryouts that are Bantam aged, born in 1999 & 1998 are asked to contact coach Alastair Conway to pre register though email alandcarol@eastlink.ca or phone 902-695-6734.

Northern Nova United Senior B women are looking for players to field a team for the upcoming 2013 season. The league is made up of teams from Pictou County and Antigonish, games are played Sunday evenings from mid-May until August. Cost is $200/player. To register or for more information contact Robin George at robinmaclean@hotmail.com , 695-2567 or look us up on Facebook; Sr. Womens soccer team.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 24
Wednesday 24th April 2013

The North Nova Gryphons girls rugby team shutout the Cobequid Educational Centre Cougars 14-0. Caroline Straub scored all 14 points in the game, with two trys and two converts. The girls play again on Thursday on the road against the Hants East Tigers.

The Northumberland Nighthawks girls rugby team got the start they wanted against Hants East, but allowed the Tigers to bounce back, eventually falling 25-19. Kelsey Pelerine and MacKenzie Bell each scored 2 tries, Isobel DeMont got one. The team’s next game is Thursday on the road against CEC.

The Northumberland boys rugby team had a tough match in their 51-5 home opener loss against Hants East. Head coach John Rushton said just a few hours before the game he found out they were missing four starters, which meant some players were playing in unfamiliar positions. The lone Nighthawks’ try was scored by James MacKenzie. The Nighthawks travel to Truro on Thursday to take on CEC in their second game of the season. Rushton said he hopes to have his four starters back, but if not they will work with the same positions played yesterday.

After opening the season with a hard-fought victory over Hants East the North Nova boys rugby team followed that with a crushing defeat of CEC on Tuesday, winning 58-0. Scoring trys for the Gryphons were Tyson Atwell (2), Mark Vokey (2), Darryl Wheadon, Lane Cormier, Dave Barker, Cole Livingstone, Dan Forrest and Lucas MacDonald.

Stellarton Minor Baseball begins tryouts for Peewee A Thursday night at 6 at the Sample Ball Fields. Tryouts will also take place on the 29th and May 2nd, with further updates to be announced. For more information contact Mark MacCallum at 755-9920 or e-mail mark@pictouadvocate.com.

If you're an umpire, or looking to become one, the Westville Town Gym is hosting a Level 1 and 2 Baseball NS Umpires Clinic on Saturday. All new or current Level 1 or 2 umpires who are looking to umpire in the County must attend. Registration is $60. Space is limited, so pre-register by contacting Joel Rodgers by e-mail joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work hours) or 752-6575 (after 6pm).

There is also a clinic for new and returning umpires at the Oland Centre Room #104 at St. FX on Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend, as there have been some rule changes this year. For more information call 485-6733.

The Kinsmen Thornes Burner Bantam AAA Baseball team is getting set to hit the field in early May for the 2013 season. The team will consist of player from the Fundy Zone playing in the Bluenose League. All those players interested in tryouts that are Bantam aged, born in 1999 & 1998 are asked to contact coach Alastair Conway to pre register though email alandcarol@eastlink.ca or phone 902-695-6734.

Northern Nova United Senior B women are looking for players to field a team for the upcoming 2013 season. The league is made up of teams from Pictou County and Antigonish, games are played Sunday evenings from mid-May until August. Cost is $200/player. To register or for more information contact Robin George at robinmaclean@hotmail.com , 695-2567 or look us up on Facebook; Sr. Womens soccer team.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 23 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Although there were a few bumps along the way with confusion by some first-time players and newly trained officials, the first N.S. High School Field Lacrosse League game was a success on Monday between North Nova and Northumberland High Schools. The Gryphons won the game 6-0 over the Nighthawks, with Scott Graham leading the North Nova offence with two goals. Andrew Buttle, Zach Saunders, Campbell DeMont and Keegan MacEachern all added individual tallies. The next game in Pictou County is Thursday between Pictou Academy and Hants East. Game time is 4 p.m. at Pictou Academy.

Results from Monday's North Nova girls basketball spring league:

Game 1: Mr Donair 60, Blinkhorn's Real Estate 53. Top scorers for Mr. Donair were Alyson Fulton 30 and Haley Conley 12. Top scorers for Blinkhorn's Real Estate were Kendra MacKinnon 16 and Caitrin Skelton 13 Game 2: Lawtons 74, Kasar Canada 52. Top scorers for Lawtons were Natalie Addison 14, and 3 players scored 10 points apiece - Lucia MacKay, Riley Sood, and Monique Gingras. Top scorers for Kasar Canada were Meridith Hynes 14 and Jamie MacCarron 10. Next games are Thursday night at Northumberland Regional High School as a make up date for an earlier league cancellation. At 7:30pm Kasar Canada takes on Mr. Donair and at 8:30 Lawtons takes on Blinkhorn's Real Estate. The Semi Finals and Finals will be next week.

Westville and area minor baseball registration session will be held at the Westville Recreation Building tonight from 7 to 9 pm. For more information visit the town's website westville.ca - click on news for baseball registration.

If you're an umpire, or looking to become one, the Westville Town Gym is hosting a Level 1 and 2 Baseball NS Umpires Clinic on Saturday. All new or current Level 1 or 2 umpires who are looking to umpire in the County must attend. Registration is $60. Space is limited, so pre-register by contacting Joel Rodgers by e-mail joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work hours) or 752-6575 (after 6pm).

There is also a clinic for new and returning umpires at the Oland Centre Room #104 at St. FX on Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend, as there have been some rule changes this year. For more information call 485-6733.

The Kinsmen Thornes Burner Bantam AAA Baseball team is getting set to hit the field in early May for the 2013 season. The team will consist of player from the Fundy Zone playing in the Bluenose League. All those players interested in tryouts that are Bantam aged, born in 1999 & 1998 are asked to contact coach Alastair Conway to pre register though email alandcarol@eastlink.ca or phone 902-695-6734.

Northern Nova United Senior B women are looking for players to field a team for the upcoming 2013 season. The league is made up of teams from Pictou County and Antigonish, games are played Sunday evenings from mid-May until August. Cost is $200/player. To register or for more information contact Robin George at robinmaclean@hotmail.com , 695-2567 or look us up on Facebook; Sr. Womens soccer team.

Stellarton Indoor Soccer Complex is hosting a co-ed 7 on 7 soccer tournament May 4th. The one-day tournament will feature 6 teams of 10 players each. Players must be at least 19 years of age and there must be 2 female players on the field at all times. Registration is $25 per player. Teams will play at least 3 games and there will be pub prizes. For registration or information, email Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

3 on 3 Summer Hockey League starts in July... keep your skills sharp! There are two divisions: Advance Novice to Peewee, and Bantam to Midget. 4 teams, 6 players per team and 4 goalies in each division. You'll play a different team every thirty minutes with 2 minute buzzers. There will be ten one hour session at the Wellness Centre Monday nights beginning July 8th. Cost is $150 per player, $75 per goalie, shirts included. For registration, or more information, contact Dave Holmes at 928-1347 or email annholmes@eastlink.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 22 *UPDATED*
Monday 22nd April 2013

The Calgary Flames have signed Pictou goaltender Joey MacDonald to a one-year contract worth $925,000. The Flames announced the move Saturday, a day after longtime Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff played what some are speculating as the final home game of his career with the club. The Flames acquired MacDonald off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 11 while Kiprusoff was missing time due to injury. MacDonald’s 7-7-1 in 18 games this year with Calgary. He registered a 2.91 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. Many expect the 36-year-old Kiprusoff, who refused to waive his no-movement clause at this year’s NHL trade deadline, to retire in the off-season.

The High School Lacrosse Season opens. North Nova plays Northumberland at NNEC field begin at 4pm. Come out and support your school while watching some great lacrosse action.

The Pictou County Midget Baseball Summer Ball League will be holding registration tonight at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton 8:30pm-10:00pm Any Questions please contact robertm@ns.sympatico.ca or call 755-3607

Westville and area minor baseball registration session will be held at the Westville Recreation Building tomorrow from 7 to 9 pm. For more information visit the town's website westville.ca - click on news for baseball registration.

If you're an umpire, or looking to become one, the Westville Town Gym is hosting a Level 1 and 2 Baseball NS Umpires Clinic on Saturday. All new or current Level 1 or 2 umpires who are looking to umpire in the County must attend. Registration is $60. Space is limited, so pre-register by contacting Joel Rodgers by e-mail joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work hours) or 752-6575 (after 6pm).

Stellarton Indoor Soccer Complex is hosting a co-ed 7 on 7 soccer tournament May 4th. The one-day tournament will feature 6 teams of 10 players each. Players must be at least 19 years of age and there must be 2 female players on the field at all times. Registration is $25 per player. Teams will play at least 3 games and there will be pub prizes. For registration or information, email Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

3 on 3 Summer Hockey League starts in July... keep your skills sharp! There are two divisions: Advance Novice to Peewee, and Bantam to Midget. 4 teams, 6 players per team and 4 goalies in each division. You'll play a different team every thirty minutes with 2 minute buzzers. There will be ten one hour session at the Wellness Centre Monday nights beginning July 8th. Cost is $150 per player, $75 per goalie, shirts included. For registration, or more information, contact Dave Holmes at 928-1347 or email annholmes@eastlink.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP APRIL 20TH
Saturday 20th April 2013

3 on 3 Summer Hockey League starts in July... keep your skills sharp! There are two divisions: Advance Novice to Peewee, and Bantam to Midget. 4 teams, 6 players per team and 4 goalies in each division. You'll play a different team every thirty minutes with 2 minute buzzers. There will be ten one hour session at the Wellness Centre Monday nights beginning July 8th. Cost is $150 per player, $75 per goalie, shirts included. For registration, or more information, contact Dave Holmes at 928-1347 or email annholmes@eastlink.ca.

Ball Hockey Pre-Registration for Divisions Novice through Midget, for both boys and girls will be held at the Westville Rink this morning (Saturday) 10am -12pm, more dates for registration will come next week as the league continues to fill up spots. All hockey players from Pictou County are welcome. They are hoping to have a great turnout for registration as it depends on numbers if it goes or not. Anyone that can't make registration please email ballhockey1082@gmail.com with parents name and address, child's name and division they played last season and position.

Pictou Soccer Club Spring Registration will be today 11 am - 2pm at the PA school gym.

The Pictou County Midget Baseball Summer Ball League will be holding registration this Monday at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton 8:30pm-10:00pm Any Questions please contact robertm@ns.sympatico.ca or call 755-3607

WESTVILLE AND AREA MINOR BASEBALL REGISTRATION SESSION WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTVILLE RECREATION BUILDING ON APRIL 23RD, FROM 7 TO 9 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE TOWN'S WEBSITE WESTVILLE.CA - CLICK ON NEWS FOR BASEBALL REGISTRATION.

Sport Nova Scotia, in partnership with Active Pictou County, is hosting a coaching course at the Palace Theatre in Pictou April 27th from 9 to 4. Registration is $25 per person. It's open to everyone, but can benefit in particular recreation professionals, daycare professionals, sport camp leaders and those running programs for young children. For information or to register, contact Kalen Long at klong@sportnovascotia.ca or call 1-902-863-7395.

Stellarton Indoor Soccer Complex is hosting a co-ed 7 on 7 soccer tournament May 4th. The one-day tournament will feature 6 teams of 10 players each. Players must be at least 19 years of age and there must be 2 female players on the field at all times. Registration is $25 per player. Teams will play at least 3 games and there will be pub prizes. For registration or information, email Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 19
Friday 19th April 2013

In rugby, the North Nova Gryphons girls rugby team gave an old-fashioned whooping to J.H. Gillis. Final score, 95-0. Maria LeBlanc scored four tries, Cassidy Dubar had three, Rosalie Skinner two, Paige Clarke with three and singles from Lindsey Feit, Caroline Straub, and Keeley McCuish. The Gryphons are in action again on Tuesday at home against the CEC Cougars. The girls play at 4 p.m., followed by the Gryphons boys team.

3 on 3 Summer Hockey League starts in July... keep your skills sharp! There are two divisions: Advance Novice to Peewee, and Bantam to Midget. 4 teams, 6 players per team and 4 goalies in each division. You'll play a different team every thirty minutes with 2 minute buzzers. There will be ten one hour session at the Wellness Centre Monday nights beginning July 8th. Cost is $150 per player, $75 per goalie, shirts included. For registration, or more information, contact Dave Holmes at 928-1347 or email annholmes@eastlink.ca.

Pictou Soccer Club Spring Registration will be this Saturday 11 am - 2pm at the PA school gym.

The Pictou County Midget Baseball Summer Ball League will be holding registration this Monday at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton 8:30pm-10:00pm Any Questions please contact robertm@ns.sympatico.ca or call 755-3607

WESTVILLE AND AREA MINOR BASEBALL REGISTRATION SESSION WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTVILLE RECREATION BUILDING ON APRIL 23RD, FROM 7 TO 9 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE TOWN'S WEBSITE WESTVILLE.CA - CLICK ON NEWS FOR BASEBALL REGISTRATION.

Anyone for Ball Hockey? Pre-Registration will be held at the Westville Rink this Friday April 19th from 6-8pm and Sat 10am -12pm. All hockey players from Pictou County are welcome. Divisions Novice-Midget, both boys and girls. We are hoping to have a great turnout for registration as it depends on numbers if it goes or not. Anyone that can't make registration please email ballhockey1082@gmail.com with parents name and address, child's name and division they played last season and position.

The 49th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races are set for May 20th in Trenton. Runners of all ages can take part in races of various lengths. Entries must be received by Friday May 17th. To enter, write your name, age, address and the events you want to enter on paper and mail to: Joe Earle Road Races c/o Mr. V.J. Earle, PO Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0. Or call 755-4426.

Stellarton Indoor Soccer Complex is hosting a co-ed 7 on 7 soccer tournament May 4th. The one-day tournament will feature 6 teams of 10 players each. Players must be at least 19 years of age and there must be 2 female players on the field at all times. Registration is $25 per player. Teams will play at least 3 games and there will be pub prizes. For registration or information, email Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

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HOUSE ARREST FOR BREAK-AND-ENTER
Thursday 18th April 2013

A 29-year old man from Westville will spend one more month on house arrest for his role in a pair of break-and-enters to businesses in Union Center last year. Darren Brent Snell has been on house arrest for the last nine months in relation to the charges for which he was scheduled to go to trial this morning in Pictou. Just prior to the start of the trial, Snell changed his plea to guilty to break-and-enter while committing theft for a February 2012 incident, and possession of stolen property and breach of a court order in July 2012. Court heard that Snell has been under house arrest since his release pending the outcome of the case, which in part led the judge to agree to continuing house arrest for one more month. Snell will then have two months under court-ordered curfew, and a further 12 months on probation. During the same appearance in court today, Snell was fined 300 dollars for possession of a small amount of hydromorphone in June 2012.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 18
Thursday 18th April 2013

In Atlantic Hockey Group action over the weekend, the Nova North Stars Peewee Prospects team opened their spring season with a pair of wins at the BMO Centre. In the first game the North Stars had a 4-2 win over the Cole Harbour Penguins. Scoring for the Stars were Sam McDow, Alex MacKinnon, Cairan Boone and Carson Ripoll. Assists went to Ripoll, Ian MacDonald (2), Burke Murray (2) and Braydon MacDonald. Drew Murphy picked up the win in goal. Their second game saw the South Shore Sharks defeated by the North Stars by a score of 6-3. Ripoll got a pair of goals and an assist, while single tallies went to Boone, Alex Manthorne, Clark Robertson and Duncan Cameron. Assists went to Murray, Eric Long, Boone, Manthorne and Alex MacKinnon. Wesley Kelly was the winning goaltender.

The Nova North Storm atom major hockey team opened the spring N.S. AAA Series with two games against the Cape Breton Freeze this past weekend at the Wellness Centre. In the first game, the teams fought to a 1-1 draw. Eva Wornell scored for the Storm with assists to Ethan MacDonald and Ryan Alexander. Matthew MacEachern was between the pipes to preserve the tie. In the second game, penalties took the Storm away from their game plan in a 6-1 loss to the Freeze. Jenna Reid scored the lone Storm goal. Assists went to Ethan MacDonald and Elliott McNutt. Cody MacDougall was strong between the pipes despite facing numerous Freeze power plays.  The Storm play this Saturday at the Halifax Forum against the Western Hurricanes and the Jr. Axemen.

North Nova Gryphons girls rugby team picked up the win against Hants East 19-7. Scoring trys for the Gryphons were Caroline Straub, Keeley MacCuish, and Cassidy Dunbar. The girls team is in action again Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the NNEC field against the J.H. Gillis Royals. J.H. Gillis has played one other game so far, a 29-10 loss to the Northumberland Nighthawks.

Tuesday the North Nova Gryphons boys rugby team started their season on the right foot against Hants East with a 20-5 victory. Cole Livingstone led the Gryphons with two trys with Lane Cormier and Patrick Fulgencio scoring one apiece. Clay MacDonnell scored the lone Hants East try. The boys have the remainder of the week off with their next game April 23 against the CEC Cougars. CEC has yet to play a game as their season opener, originally set for Tuesday against Northumberland, was rescheduled.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association held its fourth annual closing banquet at North Nova Education Centre on Tuesday. During the evening, awards were presented to players from each of the six Pictou County Subway Selects teams for Most Valuable Player for Offence, Most Valuable Player for Defence, and Coaches’ Choice. The Coaches’ Choice award was given in recognition of a player who demonstrated outstanding qualities such as hard work, dedication, team spirit, or sportsmanship.

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Most Valuable Player Offence – Jenna Hickey

Most Valuable Player Offence – Madison Sample

Most Valuable Player Defence – Cassie Clarke

Coaches’ Choice – Emily Hayes

Pee Wee A

Most Valuable Player Offence – Kylie MacKenzie

Most Valuable Player Defence – Brody Paul

Coaches’ Choice – Thea Waller

Pee Wee AA

Most Valuable Player Offence – Sarah MacNeil

Most Valuable Player Defence – Sophia Wornell

Coaches’ Choice – Jenna Landry

Bantam A

Most Valuable Player Offence – Lauren Quann

Most Valuable Player Defence – Gena Cyr

Coaches’ Choice – Selena Denny

Bantam AA

Most Valuable Player Offence – Emilly MacDonald

Most Valuable Player Defence – Annika Mason

Coaches’ Choice – Katelyn Dunn

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Most Valuable Player Offence – Shauna Wright

Most Valuable Player Defence – Isobel Demont

Coaches’ Choice – Keeley MacCuish

The association presented a plaque to Greg Burrows of Pictou County Subway Restaurants to thank him for his generous sponsorship of the teams. Four members of the Midget AA team were given rings from Subway Restaurants to mark the end of their careers with the Subway Selects. Next year Alex Henderson, Cassidy Dunbar, Isobel Demont and Shauna Wright aren’t eligible to play because they will be overage.

Pictou Soccer Club Spring Registration will be this Saturday 11 am - 2pm at the PA school gym.

The Pictou County Midget Baseball Summer Ball League will be holding registration this Monday at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton 8:30pm-10:00pm Any Questions please contact robertm@ns.sympatico.ca or call 755-3607

WESTVILLE AND AREA MINOR BASEBALL REGISTRATION SESSION WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTVILLE RECREATION BUILDING ON APRIL 23RD, FROM 7 TO 9 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE TOWN'S WEBSITE WESTVILLE.CA - CLICK ON NEWS FOR BASEBALL REGISTRATION.

Anyone for Ball Hockey? Pre-Registration will be held at the Westville Rink this Friday April 19th from 6-8pm and Sat 10am -12pm. All hockey players from Pictou County are welcome. Divisions Novice-Midget, both boys and girls. We are hoping to have a great turnout for registration as it depends on numbers if it goes or not. Anyone that can't make registration please email ballhockey1082@gmail.com with parents name and address, child's name and division they played last season and position.

The 49th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races are set for May 20th in Trenton. Runners of all ages can take part in races of various lengths. Entries must be received by Friday May 17th. To enter, write your name, age, address and the events you want to enter on paper and mail to: Joe Earle Road Races c/o Mr. V.J. Earle, PO Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0. Or call 755-4426.

Stellarton Indoor Soccer Complex is hosting a co-ed 7 on 7 soccer tournament May 4th. The one-day tournament will feature 6 teams of 10 players each. Players must be at least 19 years of age and there must be 2 female players on the field at all times. Registration is $25 per player. Teams will play at least 3 games and there will be pub prizes. For registration or information, email Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 17 *UPDATED*
Wednesday 17th April 2013

North Nova Gryphons girls rugby team picked up the win against Hants East 19-7. Scoring trys for the Gryphons were Caroline Straub, Keeley MacCuish, and Cassidy Dunbar. The girls team is in action again Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the NNEC field against the J.H. Gillis Royals. J.H. Gillis has played one other game so far, a 29-10 loss to the Northumberland Nighthawks.

Tuesday the North Nova Gryphons boys rugby team started their season on the right foot against Hants East with a 20-5 victory. Cole Livingstone led the Gryphons with two trys with Lane Cormier and Patrick Fulgencio scoring one apiece. Clay MacDonnell scored the lone Hants East try. The boys have the remainder of the week off with their next game April 23 against the CEC Cougars. CEC has yet to play a game as their season opener, originally set for Tuesday against Northumberland, was rescheduled.

Anyone for Ball Hockey? Pre-Registration will be held at the Westville Rink this Friday April 19th from 6-8pm and Sat 10am -12pm. All hockey players from Pictou County are welcome. Divisions Novice-Midget, both boys and girls. We are hoping to have a great turnout for registration as it depends on numbers if it goes or not. Anyone that can't make registration please email ballhockey1082@gmail.com with parents name and address, child's name and division they played last season and position.

The 49th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races are set for May 20th in Trenton. Runners of all ages can take part in races of various lengths. Entries must be received by Friday May 17th. To enter, write your name, age, address and the events you want to enter on paper and mail to: Joe Earle Road Races c/o Mr. V.J. Earle, PO Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0. Or call 755-4426.

Sport Nova Scotia, in partnership with Active Pictou County, is hosting a coaching course at the Palace Theatre in Pictou April 27th from 9 to 4. Registration is $25 per person. It's open to everyone, but can benefit in particular recreation professionals, daycare professionals, sport camp leaders and those running programs for young children. For information or to register, contact Kalen Long at klong@sportnovascotia.ca or call 1-902-863-7395.

Stellarton Indoor Soccer Complex is hosting a co-ed 7 on 7 soccer tournament May 4th. The one-day tournament will feature 6 teams of 10 players each. Players must be at least 19 years of age and there must be 2 female players on the field at all times. Registration is $25 per player. Teams will play at least 3 games and there will be pub prizes. For registration or information, email Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 16
Tuesday 16th April 2013

The Novice Major AAA Nova North Storm spring hockey team started off their season this week-end with 4 games at the Pictou County Wellness Center.  In the first game, the Storm team came out on top with a 7-4 win over the Eastern Heat team.  Scorers for the Storm team were Lucas Canning with five and Joseph Mason and Landon Sim each with singles.  Assists went to Tanner Steele (2), Willem Fraser, and Cale Archibald. The Storm recorded a 3-1 loss to Acadia Junior Axemen in their second game on Saturday.  Lucas Canning scored the lone goal for the Storm. On Sunday morning the local Storm team came out to play the Western Hurricanes and had a convincing 14-1 win.  Scoring for Storm were Lucas Canning (4), Liam Berthiaume (3), Joseph Mason (2), Tanner Steele, Landon Sim, Brent Chapman, Cale Archibald and Cody McKay.  Gabe Paquet (2), Landon Sim, Cameron Young, Joseph Mason (2), Tanner Steele (2), and Lucas Canning recorded assists. In the second Sunday game, the Storm team lost to the Central Lightning 5-3.  Liam Berthiaume opened the scoring and Lucas Canning added two more.  Assists went to Gabe Paquet and Tanner Steele. Jaylen Langille and Abigail MacKenzie were a tough force on D.  Blaise MacDonald and Ryan George worked hard on offense. The Storm’s two goalies, Michael Law and Thomas Gariepy, had a strong showing in nets.  The Novice Major AAA Storm team will play Cape Breton Freeze on April 28th at the Pictou County Wellness Center with games at 1:15 and 3:45.

Anyone for Ball Hockey? Pre-Registration will be held at the Westville Rink this Friday April 19th from 6-8pm and Sat 10am -12pm. All hockey players from Pictou County are welcome. Divisions Novice-Midget, both boys and girls. We are hoping to have a great turnout for registration as it depends on numbers if it goes or not. Anyone that can't make registration please email ballhockey@gmail.com with parents name and address, child's name and division they played last season and position.

The 49th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races are set for May 20th in Trenton. Runners of all ages can take part in races of various lengths. Entries must be received by Friday May 17th. To enter, write your name, age, address and the events you want to enter on paper and mail to: Joe Earle Road Races c/o Mr. V.J. Earle, PO Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0. Or call 755-4426.

Sport Nova Scotia, in partnership with Active Pictou County, is hosting a coaching course at the Palace Theatre in Pictou April 27th from 9 to 4. Registration is $25 per person. It's open to everyone, but can benefit in particular recreation professionals, daycare professionals, sport camp leaders and those running programs for young children. For information or to register, contact Kalen Long at klong@sportnovascotia.ca or call 1-902-863-7395.

Stellarton Indoor Soccer Complex is hosting a co-ed 7 on 7 soccer tournament May 4th. The one-day tournament will feature 6 teams of 10 players each. Players must be at least 19 years of age and there must be 2 female players on the field at all times. Registration is $25 per player. Teams will play at least 3 games and there will be pub prizes. For registration or information, email Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

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COLONEL COMMANDANT GEORGE CANYON RECEIVES QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL
Sunday 14th April 2013

Defence Minister Peter MacKay presented Colonel Commandant George Canyon with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at the New Glasgow Armouries this weekend.

Nearly 100 cadets, officers and parents and guests gathered at the New Glasgow Armouries to celebrate and honour the colonel commandant of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. George Canyon, a former air cadet at Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 374 F/L Chisholm in Westville, was one of 60,000 Canadians honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal during the selection process last year but because of MP Peter MacKay & George Canyon's busy schedule, they were only able to get together for the presentation this weekend.



CLARKE & FAHEY BOTH WINNERS IN KRAFT CONTEST
Thursday 4th April 2013

The Pictou County Vote Machine came through for two local hockey supporters. Craig Clarke and Gus Fahey were both runners-up in the Atlantic region for the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest. Each runner-up receives $20,000, which will go towards the Hector Arena and Westville Arena respectively. The results were announced last night during the Canadiens-Flyers game.


HOUSE ARREST FOR INTENTIONALLY DRIVING VEHICLE INTO ANOTHER WHILE IMPAIRED
Wednesday 3rd April 2013

A 32-year old Westville man will spend 6 months under house arrest, and another 3 months on a conditional sentence order following a sentencing on three charges last year. Michael John Chapman had previously pleaded guilty to impaired driving, willful damage to property, and breaching an undertaking in a pair of incidents just weeks apart. Court heard that Chapman intentionally ran his vehicle into another vehicle in a parking lot in Westville last November. When police tracked him down shortly after that incident, still driving his truck, he was described as showing obvious signs of impairment. Two weeks later, he found to be in breach of his release conditions when police went to his home in response to a call. In today's sentencing, Chapman was also handed a two year driving prohibition and 150-dollars in surcharges.

LOCH BROOM MAN GETS JAIL FOR STUNTING WHILE STUNTED BY ALCOHOL
Tuesday 2nd April 2013

A Loch Broom man caught driving over twice the speed limit on Cowan Street in Westville while having a blood alcohol over one-and-a-half times the legal limit is going to jail for 30 days. Twenty-three year old Daniel Ross McCabe pleaded guilty to impaired driving during an appearance this morning in Pictou Provincial Court. Court heard that on the evening of February 2, a routine patrol caught McCabe driving 110 kilometers per hour in a 50kph zone. When he was pulled over, McCabe was showing signs of impairment from alcohol, and was subsequently charged. Along with the thirty days in custody, which he will be allowed to serve on weekends, McCabe was also banned from driving for two years, and given one year of probation. The sentence was the result of a joint submission by Crown and Defense.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 28 *UPDATED*
Thursday 28th March 2013

The defending champion Northumberland Nighthawks lost to King’s-Edgehill in girls’ hockey. The Windsor private school captured its first NSSAF title in girls’ hockey with a 4-2 victory over Northumberland in the provincial final Wednesday afternoon at Hants Exhibition Arena.

Tonight is a must-win for the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers... it's game 6 of their series against the Truro Bearcats, and the Bearcats are up 3 games to 2. The Crushers will also have Mitchell Deruelle back in the lineup for the first time since Game 3 in Truro after receiving a suspension for checking from behind. Deruelle could be a major factor, as the Crushers are 2-0 with Deruelle in the lineup and 0-3 without him. Puck drops at the Wellness Centre at 7pm tonight. Michael Petter will have a game preview as part of Slapshot tonight, live from the Wellness Centre at 6pm here on East Coast FM.

The Westville Miners Lacrosse program will begin the week of April 22 for 8 weeks. There's a registration session for the program Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 pm at the Westville Civic Building Gymnasium on 2042 Queen Street. The cost is $95 and participants are required to supply their own sticks this year. The program is open to youth from Grades 3-8. League equipment required: helmet, in-door running sneakers, lacrosse stick, kidney guard, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, cup and jersey; mouth guard is recommended. For more information on this and other recreation programs/services, visit the Town of Westville’s website - westville.ca; click on news for lacrosse or contact the Westville Recreation Office by email at recreation@westville.ca

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PICTOU LANDING MAN GETS CONDITIONAL SENTENCE FOR B&E
Thursday 28th March 2013

A 19-year-old Pictou Landing man has been sentenced to 18 months under a strict conditional sentence order after pleading guilty to break and enter into a liquor store in Westville. David Nicholas Cummings was sentenced yesterday in Pictou provincial court by Judge Del Atwood who stated that the first six months of the order will be served under house arrest. Cummings was charged with break and enter Sept. 14 after he and a co-accused threw a rock through the Westville store window and stole two bottles of liquor. Cummings was released from custody after his arrest on conditions that he keep the peace and stay away from drugs and alcohol, but on Oct. 19, New Glasgow Police apprehended him on Abercrombie Road with some stolen merchandise in a backpack as well as 13 grams of marijuana. This incident led to more charges. He also breached another court undertaking by not reporting to police on a regular basis. After the house arrest portion of the sentence is served, there will be strict curfew conditions. Atwood warned Cummings that a conditional sentence is not a “get out of jail free card,” because if it is breached there is a good chance he could serve the rest of his time behind bars.

PICTOU LANDING MAN GETS HOUSE ARREST FOR BREAK IN AND THEFT
Wednesday 27th March 2013

A 19-year old Pictou Landing man was given an 18 month Conditional Sentence for his role in a break-in to the NSLC store in Westville last fall, as well as five other charges. David Nicholas Cummings was sentenced Wednesday morning in Pictou Provincial Court on the six charges from September and October. Court heard that Cummings threw a rock through the window of the NSLC in the early morning hours of September 14 and stole two bottles of liquor. Cummings was sentenced for an additional theft from a family member of his accomplice in the break-in, two breaches of court orders, as well as possession of stolen property and possession of drugs. The 18 month Conditional Sentence includes 6 months of strict house arrest, followed by an additional 12 months of curfew.

LIBERALS TO NAME PICTOU EAST CANDIDATE
Wednesday 27th March 2013

With rumors continuing to swirl about a spring or summer 2013 provincial election, the Liberals are set to name their candidate for the riding of Pictou East tonight. A nomination meeting has been scheduled for this evening at the Royal Canadian Legion in Westville, with one name on the ballot coming in. Francois Rochon is expected to get the candidacy uncontested. One of the current members of the Liberal caucus in Halifax, Zach Churchill of Yarmouth, will be the guest speaker for this evening's event. Pictou East is currently held by NDP Clarrie MacKinnon.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 27 *UPDATED*
Wednesday 27th March 2013

It took two overtime periods to do it, but the Truro Bearcats have pushed the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers to the brink of elimination. Phillip Fife scored 7:54 into the second extra frame on a scramble around the crease of Brandon Thibeau after a rebound, giving the Bearcats a 3-2 series lead. The Crushers had their chances in overtime, including a power play that was unable to score, and a penalty shot by Cody Squires that was stopped by Shayne Campbell. Thibeau stopped 41 of 43 shots and was named the game's second star. Game 6 of the Best-of-7 goes Thursday night at the Wellness Center, with puck drop set for 7pm.

All interested midget age hockey players in Colchester, Cumberland & Pictou counties are invited to attend the 2013 Weeks Major Midget Spring Evaluation Camp. The Spring Evaluation Camp will be held Tuesday April 30th, Thursday May 2nd and Tuesday May 7th, at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. All ice times are 7:00pm – 8:30pm. All players must pre-register. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at (902) 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. All completed registration forms and payment, must be returned to the address below, no later than Friday April 19th, 2013.

Completed forms are to be sent to the following address:

Weeks Major Midget Hockey Club

P.O. Box 324

New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E7

The Westville Miners Lacrosse program will begin the week of April 22 for 8 weeks. There's a registration session for the program Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 pm at the Westville Civic Building Gymnasium on 2042 Queen Street. The cost is $95 and participants are required to supply their own sticks this year. The program is open to youth from Grades 3-8. League equipment required: helmet, in-door running sneakers, lacrosse stick, kidney guard, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, cup and jersey; mouth guard is recommended. For more information on this and other recreation programs/services, visit the Town of Westville's website; click on news for lacrosse or contact the Westville Recreation Office by email at recreation@westville.ca

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WESTVILLE TO FUND GOVERNANCE STUDY
Tuesday 26th March 2013

A holdout no more. Last night, Westville town council voted to contribute $25,000 towards the $300,000 governance study being funded jointly with the rest of the Pictou County’s municipalities and the province. Westville is the last of the local municipalities to officially support the study. Deputy Mayor Lynn MacDonald was the lone dissenting vote, noting that the town's budget was already lean, and that getting the $25,000 would mean either raising taxes or making cuts. Councillor Lennie White noted the fact that the town would have trouble finding the revenue means the governance study is more important than ever, in that it could provide answers to finding savings for taxpayers. Now that all the municipalities have agreed to fund the study, it will go out to tender.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAR.23
Saturday 23rd March 2013

In Nova Scotia Junior League Hockey Action the Strait Pirates defeated the Glace Bay Miners 5-2

Northumberland Regional hosting the NSSAF division 2 hockey provincials this weekend. Northumberland Regional Nighthawks lost their opening game to the Eastern Shore Schooners Friday night by a score of 4-0 in hockey action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre . Games continued this morning at 9am where nighthawks took on the Central Kings Gators this morning. Their team was down 3-0 coming into the third period when Ben Morrissey found the back of the net assisted by Tyler Ferguson, 2nd goal scored by Jared Watt and assisted by Luke Swanwick, and the tying goal scored by Tyler Ferguson unassisted. The game then went into overtime and half way through the 5 min period Central Kings scored the winning goal.  Nighthawks play again tonight at 7pm.

Two groups in Pictou County have made it to the final 20 in the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest. A group for Pictou's Hector Arena floor upgrades under a nomination for Craig Clarke and a group for Westville Minor Hockey with Gus Fay-Hee are both looking for support in online voting this weekend. Voting continues for 39 hrs and you can vote on either website 'krafthockeygoeson.com or krafthockeygoeson.ca'

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KRAFT HOCKEY GOES ON VOTING STARTS SATURDAY MORNING
Friday 22nd March 2013

Two groups in Pictou County have made it to the final 20 in the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest. A group for Pictou's Hector Arena floor upgrades under a nomination for Craig Clarke and a group for Westville Minor Hockey with Gus Fahey are both looking for support in online voting this weekend. The group garnering the most votes across Atlantic Canada will win 100-thousand dollars for their organization, with the 2nd through 5th place groups getting 20-thousand dollars each. Clarke says the Hector Arena, and Pictou Minor Hockey, are one of the larger branches under the Pictou County Minor Hockey umbrella, and the building is in serious need of upgrades. Fahey, meanwhile, says the Westville bid is centered around making hockey more accessible for the youth of the community. Voting for Clarke and Fahey can be done at krafthockeygoeson.com, starting at 10am Saturday morning, and running for 39 hours. You can vote as many times as you like, and can also vote for as many groups as you like, so support can be given to both camps if you so choose.

POLICE DISCOVER GROW-OP IN HAZEL GLEN
Thursday 21st March 2013

A 49-year-old Pictou County man is facing charges after police responded to his residence to investigate a domestic assault complaint and discovered a grow operation. On Monday morning RCMP were called to a home in Hazel Glen, just outside Westville, to investigate a domestic assault complaint. During the course of the investigation, members were alerted to a marijuana grow-op in the basement of the home. A search warrant was executed at the home later in the afternoon with assistance from the Pictou County Street Crime Enforcement Unit. The search resulted in the seizure of 40 marijuana plants, hydroponic grow equipment, harvested marijuana and a small quantity of cannabis resin and oil. The man is facing charges of assault, production of marijuana, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cannabis resin under one gram and will appear in court on Monday. RCMP Cpl. Shawn Reynolds said the grow operation was fairly sophisticated with lights and a watering system that allowed for a certain pH level to be maintained for the plants, which made the discovery significant.

HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED STUDENTS WILL NOT RETURN: BOARD
Thursday 21st March 2013

Students from Highland Consolidated Middle School in Westville will not be returning to their former building. At the regular monthly meeting of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board, a motion was passed which would see the Board move forward with analysis of two possible future plans. One plan would see Dr. WA MacLeod School permanently become the home for all of those students, with the necessary changes made to make it a Primary to Grade 8 facility. The second plan would involve the creation of three schools all accommodating P to 8, with Dr. WA MacLeod, GR Saunders, and Walter Duggan Consolidated being renovated. No decision will be made as to which plan the Board will move forward with until each has been analyzed for financial and physical viability.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 19
Tuesday 19th March 2013

The Westville Atom B Miners took home the Bronze Medal at the 2013 Atom B Provincials held in Canso over the week-end. After being demolished in the first two games by Canso and Tasa, being outscored 18-4: the team regrouped on Saturday defeating the Halifax Hawks 4-3 in overtime and then edging the Brookfield Elks 4-3 in the Bronze Medal game by overcoming a 3-2 deficit in the last 4 minutes of play. The Miners were also worthy recipients of the Provincial Fair Play Sportsmanship Banner. Congratulations to the team and coaches: Earle Carson, Mark MacDonald, Jason O'Donnell, Lawrence Dunn, Ricky Wright and Gus Fahey.

The Pictou County Female midget Subway Selects picked up a couple of wins against Cumberland Ramblers in a home-and-home series last weekend.  On Saturday in Amherst, the Selects pounced early against Cumberland winning 4-2. Leading the Selects was Shauna Wright with a hat trick, Jessie McIntyre with a goal and an assist. Kayla Simpson and Lindsay Cheek picked up helpers. On Sunday at home, Cumberland was out to settle up and scored early in the first, but the Selects battled back and won another 4-2 decision. Rachel Brown had the hot hand for the Selects notching a pair of goals with Wright and Isobel Demont picking up singles. McIntyre picked up the only helper.  Kara Mason was solid between the pipes and picked up both victories for the Selects.  The Selects continue to focus on preparing for their upcoming N.S. Female Midget AA Provincial Championship in Western Valley being held March 22-24 as the Selects have earned the right to represent North Conference along with zone rival Antigonish Bulldogs.

The Sobeys team came out on top at the 30th annual Donald Keddy Memorial Hockey Tournament held at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. Sobeys defeated Docs Dragons 5-2 in Sunday’s championship game.

Durham native Matt Fillier is once again a university hockey champion. Sunday the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds knocked off their rivals the Saint Mary’s Huskies 2-0 to capture their fourth national title in seven years. Fillier's second national championship comes two years since their last win and a year after being eliminated in the semifinals.

The Thorburn Bantam B Golden Hawks are on their way to provincials this weekend in Cheticamp. They finished their regular season play in 1st place, then clinching the top spot in Regionals. With a solid record of 3-0 in Inter-Regional play, they captured the Hockey Nova Scotia North conference Bantam B title for their spot in provincials.

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HOCKEY FINALISTS NEED YOUR VOTE
Tuesday 19th March 2013

The Pictou County Voting Machine is being called into action once again. During the meeting of the Pictou County Council Finance and Property Services Committees, Councilor David Parker drew attention to a voting campaign set to take place this weekend. The Hector Arena in Pictou is one of several facilities up for a 100-thousand dollar prize through the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest under the nomination of Craig Clarke. Also part of the final 20 is Gus Fahey, and his campaign for Westville Arena. Voting starts Saturday morning at 10am, and runs for 39 hours, with unlimited voting allowed. The second through fifth place finishers in voting will each receive 20-thousand dollars. Voting can be done through the website www.krafthockeygoeson.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *UPDATE* - MARCH 18
Monday 18th March 2013

The Weeks Crushers started their Eastlink Division Semi-Final series off Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over the Truro Bearcats in the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro. Nick Parker led the way for the Crushers with 2 goals and an assist, and was named the first star of the game. Brandon Thibeau was the number two star, stopping 22 of 23 shots in the win. Game 2 of the series goes tomorrow night at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Atom AA Crushers who came home with the silver medal at the Provincial Championships this past weekend in Kentville. In round robin action the Crushers defeated the Northern Hockey League champion Acadia Axemen 2-1 and the Central Minor Hockey League champion TASA Ducks 3-2 to earn a berth into the final against the Province's top team Halifax Hawks who they ended up losing to. Defenseman Lucas Fraser and Goaltender Vaughn MacEachern were named all-stars for the tournament for their respective position and Ryan Green was named top playmaker. The Atom AA team played exceptionally well throughout the weekend in representing Pictou County as the only Crusher team to make Provincials in their respective division this year.

Over the weekend in Canning the Pictou Maripacs midget B team went undefeated en route to their third straight provincial banner. They opened with a 4-2 victory against Eastern Shore, Friday night they dropped Clare 6-2 before a huge 8-0 victory Saturday morning against the host, Acadia. With three wins they were guaranteed the final, but still had one more game remaining in the round-robin against the Westville Miners. The Maripacs shutout the Miners 3-0. The final would be a rematch against Westville on Sunday morning. In the final the Maripacs had another shutout victory, 5-0, to capture the provincial banner. On the championship team were five members that won all three banners - a midget A banner in 2010-11 and two midget B banners in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Jethro Gunn, Brandon Scanlan, Justin Cameron, Blake Robertson and David Heighton will no longer be playing midget hockey, but have the bragging rights of winning all three.

The Nova North Pee Wee Major AAA Storm played an exhibition game against the Cape Breton Attack on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Center and skated to a 3-2 victory. Oliver Schnare opened the scoring late in the first with assists to Kevin Mason and Tyler Green. Mason Hawley landed on the scoreboard with the Storm's second goal assisted by Oliver Schnare and Jake Martin. The Attack answered with one of their own, but Kevin Mason brought the team up 3-1 when he scored with just 25 seconds left in the third assisted by Jaden Mason and Alex Hilchey. The Attack bounced another one by the Storm's goal tending early in the third, but the combined efforts of Andrew MacLeod and Mitchell Cummer kept the net sealed shut and the Storm took the win. The Storm will begin their regular season in a tournament in Moncton in April.

In the 30th Donald Keddy Memorial Hockey Tournament held in Westville over the week-end the Rangers defeated the Canadian 7-5 in their two game total Goal series. The teams were comprised of players from the leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Hockey League which operates out of the Westville Sports center. Lindsay MacLaughlin led the way for the Rangers notching 3 goals aided by Karen Campbell's two markers with singles coming off the sticks of Debbie MacLean and Christa Webber. Natasha Mackenzie and Sabrina Gladne had two goals apiece for the Canadians while Erika Bateman chipped in with a single.

Four Pictou County female teams will vie for top honours at Hockey Nova Scotia provincial championships this coming weekend. The Atom Subway Selects will host provincials at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Their first game takes place at 11 a.m. on Friday against Antigonish, with the second game at 5 p.m. versus TASA. Saturday’s match-ups are against Northside at 8:30 a.m. and Cole Harbour at 12:30 p.m. The Atom girls won silver at the Christmas with the Hawks Tournament in Halifax, and gold at the Credit Union Female Challenge in Antigonish in early February. The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects will compete at the Berwick Apple Dome. They play two games on Friday -- at 3 p.m. against TASA and at 7 p.m. against Dartmouth. On Saturday they face off against Western Valley at 8:30 a.m. and Colchester at 4 p.m. This season the Pee Wee AA team finished in first place in the North Conference Female Hockey League, and won silver medals at the Dairy Queen Female Hockey Tournament in New Brunswick. The Bantam AA Subway Selects will travel to Cole Harbour to compete in the provincials, after taking top spot in regular season play in the South Conference Female Hockey Federation. The girls will play the Halifax Hawks at 2 p.m. on Friday and the TASA Ducks at 7 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s games are against the host Cole Harbour Wings at 9 a.m. and the Colchester Cyclones at 4:30 p.m. The games will be played at Cole Harbour Place. The Midget AA Subway Selects will play their games at the Kentville Arena. They face off against TASA-Chebucto in their first game on Friday at 1 p.m. and then play Western Valley at 5 p.m. On Saturday, they play Halifax at 10:30 a.m. and Antigonish at 4 p.m.

The Stellarton Royals Youth Hockey Jamboree being held this week-end at the Stellarton Memorial Rink will be officially opened on Friday evening at 6 PM with Kraft Hockey Finalist Gus Fahey and his father Leo Fahey performing the ceremonial Puck-drop. Gus played all his minor hockey in Stellarton and is celebrating his 50th year helping minor hockey players. His  father Leo coached hockey at Stellarton High School as well as coaching the Stellarton Royals to the 1953-54 Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League Championship.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP MARCH 17
Sunday 17th March 2013

Game 1 of the Best of Seven series Crushers and Truro Bearcats Eastlink Division semifinal series was held last night at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in front of 1,508 fans and the Crushers did exactly what they expected to do against the Bearcats, upset the top seeded team, winning 3-1 to open the Eastlink Division semifinal series. Pictou County went 1-for-5 on the power play, while holding the Bearcats scoreless on all three penalty kills. Evan Carmody opened the scoring for the Crushers just a little over a minute in the first period and Nick Parker helped to seal the win scoring a pair goals while Brandon Thibeau picked up the win in goal with 22 saves!

Game 2 is Tuesday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7 p.m., followed by Game 3 Thursday in Truro and Game 4 Saturday at the Wellness Centre. The dates and times for games five through seven will be released as necessary.

In Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League Action on Friday the Strait Pirates defeated the Glace Bay Jr. Miners 2-1 and Saturday's game saw the exact opposite in scoring as the Glace Bay Jr. Miners getting the 2-1 win over the Strait Pirates!

In the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League Playoff's Finals Best 2 out of 3 wraps up with Whitey's Vikings getting the 7-4 win yesterday over Dewties Excavating making Whitey's Vikings the 2013 Champions!! M.V.P. Of the Playoff's goes to Andrew Cameron!

In the ATOM B Provincials this weekend the Westville Miners win against the Halifax Hawks 4-3 in over time, allowing the Westville miners to finish the Provincial tournament to win Bronze against the Brookfield Elks.

Pictou County Subway Selects at provincials. Four Pictou County female teams will be up for top honors at Hockey Nova Scotia Provincial Championships on the weekend of March 22-24th.

The Atom Subway Selects will host provincials that weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Their first game takes place at 11 a.m. on Friday against Antigonish, with the second game at 5 p.m. versus TASA. Saturday’s match-ups are against Northside at 8:30 a.m. and Cole Harbour at 12:30 p.m. The Atom girls won silver at the Christmas with the Hawks Tournament in Halifax, and gold at the Credit Union Female Challenge in Antigonish in early February.

The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects will compete at the Berwick Apple Dome. They play two games on Friday -- at 3 p.m. against TASA and at 7 p.m. against Dartmouth. On Saturday they face off against Western Valley at 8:30 a.m. and Colchester at 4 p.m. This season the Pee Wee AA team finished in first place in the North Conference Female Hockey League, and won silver medals at the Dairy Queen Female Hockey Tournament in New Brunswick.

The Bantam AA Subway Selects will travel to Cole Harbour to compete in the provincials, after taking top spot in regular season play in the South Conference Female Hockey Federation. The girls will play the Halifax Hawks at 2 p.m. on Friday and the TASA Ducks at 7 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s games are against the host Cole Harbour Wings at 9 a.m. and the Colchester Cyclones at 4:30 p.m. The games will be played at Cole Harbour Place. The Midget AA Subway Selects will play their games at the Kentville Arena. They face off against TASA-Chebucto in their first game on Friday at 1 p.m. and then play Western Valley at 5 p.m. On Saturday, they play Halifax at 10:30 a.m. and Antigonish at 4 p.m.



WESTVILLE ROAD DRIVER CHARGED FOR FAILING TO YIELD
Thursday 14th March 2013

New Glasgow Regional Police Service is investigating a two motor vehicle accident on Westville Road, New Glasgow that took place at around 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon near the Atlantic Superstore. The driver of a Mazda vehicle was traveling Northbound on Westville Road making a left turn, while the driver of a Toyota truck was traveling Southbound on Westville Road. The driver of the Mazda collided with the truck. There were no serious injuries. Both vehicles were towed for extensive damages and the driver of the Mazda was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield when making a left turn.

WESTVILLE COUNCILLOR WANTS GOVERNANCE STUDY VOTE
Wednesday 13th March 2013

With Stellarton agreeing to fund the county governance study during its council meeting Monday, Westville remains the holdout. Councillor Lennie White, a vocal supporter of amalgamation and the governance study, plans to bring forward a motion to his own council March 25 requesting they do the same. While the town does not oppose the study in principle, several councillors have publically expressed reluctance to contribute town funds toward the project, noting the province originally proposed funding it themselves.


STELLARTON WANTS IN ON GOVERNANCE STUDY
Tuesday 12th March 2013

Stellarton town council voted to participate in a regional governance study, and fund $25,000 towards the cost. At council meeting last night, Councillor Denise Taylor put forward a motion that Stellarton would take part in the full study, and that after the study's completion council would vote to decide how to move forward based on recommendations. Prior to the motion passing Councillor George Megeney pointed out that Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell stated in a letter that the province would implement the results of the study. Council made it clear in the motion that it would be the council’s decision whether they implement the recommendations. Trenton, Pictou, New Glasgow and Pictou County had previously committed to the full governance study with each contributing $25,000. Westville agreed to the full study if the province pays 100 per cent of the cost. Stellarton's town clerk did not know if that position has changed since the municipal elections.

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF BATH SALTS
Monday 11th March 2013

A 59-year old Westville man has pleaded guilty to possession of bath salts and hydromorphone. Preston Stewart MacKay entered the pleas this morning in Pictou Provincial Court in relation to the two charges stemming from an arrest last November. MacKay remains out on conditions while he awaits sentencing, as the crown requested a presentence report. The effects of bath salts have been well documented in recent months, and hydromorphone is an extremely potent opiate, a semi-synthetic and more potent variation of morphine. MacKay returns to court in May for sentencing.

HOME INVASION ON WESTVILLE ROAD SATURDAY NIGHT
Monday 11th March 2013

Pictou County District RCMP are investigating a home invasion involving a firearm at the Munroe Avenue Extension on the Westville Road. Police responded to a 911 call about 8:30 Saturday night and say a man entered the home with a gun, assaulting the man and woman inside. The man was taken to the Aberdeen Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as between 25 to 35-years-old, standing 5'8 with a slim build, wearing dark colored pants and jacket, and a black balaclava. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


WESTVILLE: WE'D LIKE SCHOOL BACK IF BOARD NOT USING IT
Saturday 9th March 2013

The town of Westville says if the School Board is not going to use Highland Consolidated school, they'd like it back. The Chignecto Central Regional School Board recommended this week that the school be closed. Westville councillor Lynn Macdonald says council has advised the board in writing that ownership of the school building reverts back to the town if the board doesn't have a use for it, and they expect it to be returned in usuable condition. School board representative Ron Marks says that the board recommended closing Highland Consolidated because it would cost an estimated $1.5 Million to try and fix the building, with no guarantees it would solve the problems that led to the removal of students. Marks is aware that the Town of Westville wants the building back in usable condition, but said he wasn’t sure if the board would legally have to return it in that state.

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO TRAFFICKING CHARGE
Friday 8th March 2013

Pictou Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit have charged a 18-year-old Pictou County man with Trafficking of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Yesterday at about 6:15 pm, New Glasgow Regional Police were conducting traffic enforcement on the Westville Road when a motorist was stopped. As a result of this traffic stop, the man was arrested and searched and a large quantity of cannabis marihuana was seized. The vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, was also seized. The driver was also charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for no valid license. He has been released on conditions and will face the charges in Pictou Provincial Court on June 3.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 8
Friday 8th March 2013

The Crushers have picked a good time to get hot. With a 7-4 victory over the Amherst Ramblers last night, the Crushers have won four in a row going into their regular season finale tonight against Yarmouth. A number of Crushers had great games, including three of the graduating players who were honored last night – Andrew Darrigo, Devon Gunn, and Jordan Moore. The winning streak will be put to a tough test tonight against the Mariners, a team the Crushers have defeated only once in five previous meetings this season. Tonight's game can be heard live on East Coast FM, with the pregame show starting at 7:15.

Tonight the Pictou County Scotians can eliminate the Strait Pirates in the Sid Rowe Division semifinal, up 3-2 in their best-of-seven series. Puck drop tonight is 7:30 p.m. and Game 7, if necessary, is Sunday night in Trenton, also at 7:30 p.m.

Twilight League: last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, The Rangers defeated the Canadians 4-2 to wrap up the 2012-13 season. Natasha Mackenzie led the way for the Rangers scoring two goals with singles off the sticks of Sue Rankin and Jana Cleary. Heather Thomson and Sherri Palmer took care of the Canadians scoring. The Twilight League will officially end their season by supporting the 30th Annual Donald Keddy Memorial Tournament being held at the Miners Sports Center from March 15-17th.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 4 *UPDATE*
Monday 4th March 2013

One goal stopped the Pictou County PeeWee A Subway Selects from making it to provincials. The Peewee a girls defeated the Glace Bay Miners 3-1 during round robin hockey action Saturday which tied the two teams in points for the series.  Garyn Purvis scored the first goal with assists by Kylie MacKenzie and Madison Bond.  Thea Waller netted the second with assists by Carly Smith and Charlotte Musick and MacKenzie scored the third with assists by Shaylyn Bona and Purvis. The Subway Selects dominated the game with strong passes, good defensive work and solid goaltending by Victoria Dunn. The series tie breaker was decided by a sudden death overtime and despite a strong effort by the Selects, the miners slipped the series willing goal into their net,  confirming their spot in provincials.

Pictou County Jr. B Scotians take a 3-2 lead in their series after defeating the Strait Pirates 4-3 in Trenton. Scoring for the Scotians were Nic Morrow, Darryl Wheadon, Scott MacLean, and Craig Matheson. Game 6 will be Friday night in Port Hawkesbury, with a 7th game Sunday in Trenton if needed.

The Atom AAA Crushers wrapped up their season this weekend at the NS Mainland League Tournament held in Kingston. Game one saw them face off against the league leading Acadia Axemen and they came out on the losing end. The lone goal was scored by Blake Kontuk in the second period. Cody MacDougall was between the pipes. Colin MacGillivray was chosen game MVP. Game two saw the Crushers battle the Truro Bearcats which ended in a 4-4 tie. Scoring for the local squad was Brycen MacDonald(2), and Connor MacLeod(2) with Raymond Chisholm, KJ Emery, Ryan Alexander, Jayden Hatchard, Kontuk and MacLeod picking up assists. Brayden LeBlanc was solid in net and earned MVP honours. Game three saw the Crushers take the bark out of the Antigonish Bulldogs defeating them 9-4. Kontuk lead the scoring with a hat trick, Emery had a pair, with singles to Nole Chapman, Raymond Chisholm, MacDonald and MacLeod. Picking up assists were MacLeod(3), Emery(2), Kontuk(2), Chisholm(2), Chapman, Kyle Reim, and Cole Green with singles. Cody MacDougall earned the win. KJ Emery received game MVP. Game four the Crushers played the Western Valley Spartans and earned a 4-1 victory. Scoring for the locals was Colin MacGillivray, Alexander, MacLeod and Reim. Scott Long, Jansen Langille, MacDonald, Hatchard, Kontuk and MacLeod picked up assists. Brayden LeBlanc played net. Connor MacLeod was named game MVP. With a 2-1-1 record the Crushers moved on to the cross over match against the Acadia Axemen, who went undefeated in regular season and tournament play. The Crushers fought hard but the Axemen kept moving forward and won the game 4-1. Kontuk scored the lone goal. Cody MacDougall was the goalie and received game MVP.

The Mariposa East Skating Centre had a very successful day on Saturday at the 2013 Nova Scotia Starskate Provincial Championships in Port Hawksbury: In Introductory A category, Mallory Matlock took silver, Jia Li Rennie also with a silver and Brooke Pennington Bronze. Jessie Macintosh won Gold in Pre Juvenile with a personal best score, also winning 2 Silver medals in Junior Bronze Spins and Junior Bronze Jumps. Jillian Matlock took 2 Golds  with a personal Best score of 27.43 in her program and Senior Bronze Jumps plus a Silver in Senior  Bronze spins. The club closed the first day  of competition with 9 medals. The Skating Centre is also preparing for their annual ice show coming up at John Brother MacDonald Stadium on Wednesday evening March 6th at 6pm. The public is invited to attend the show to see MUSIC THROUGH THE ERAS, with these MARIPOSA medal winners, our many costumed Canskaters plus senior medalists  who represented Nova Scotia at Canada Challenge and will be representing Nova Scotia at Skate Atlantica in April, Hana Marmura,Stacey Wallace, Carlee Myette and Brandon Bent. Cost is $3.00 and for more info you can call 755-1045

The North Nova Boys Hockey Team won the Regional Banner for hockey this weekend for the first time in the history of the school.  On Friday night, the Gryphons hosted the Dr. JH Gillis Royals from Antigonish in the first game of a best 2 of 3 series.  Although Antigonish opened the scoring in the first minute of the game, the Gryphons bounced back to a 3-1 victory.  Tommy Hayman evened the score  in the first period and Craig Murray and Scott Graham added goals in the second frame.There was no scoring in the third.  Logan Boudreau handled the goal tending duties and Ryan Washburn had  two assists with single helpers going to Allister Mason, Dylan Johnston, Sam Cameron and Hayman.  On Sunday, the Gryphons travelled to Antigonish and opened a three goal lead in the first period.  Tommy Hayman, Sam Cameron and Tyler Chisholm scored for the Gryphons with assists from Scott Graham, Chisholm and Hayman.  The Royals mounted a come back in the second on two power play goals but the Gryphons, behind the goaltending of Joel MacLean, kept the Antigonish team off the scoreboard winning 3-2 to take the Regional banner.  The NNEC Gryphons now head to Sydney March 22-24th for Provincial Playdowns.

Playoffs in the Labatts Chediac Furniture Hockey League – 2 games at the Stellarton Rink Sunday: Game 1 :Whitey's Vikings 5 (Andrew Cameron 2 , Aaron Cameron, Kylie MacLellan, Shane Pitts) Nat Pro Gas 4 (Ryan Thompson 2, Matt Marshall, Tim Chaisson) Whitey's leads the best-of-three series 1-0. Game 2: Dewtie's Excavating 6 (Matt Lorge, Doug MacLean, David Green, Doug Lafferty, Jon Lafferty, Ben Mathieu) Connors 5 (Craig Anderson 4, Glen Freeze) Dewtie's leads the best-of-three series 1-0.

After losing to Brookfield in their regional opener two weeks ago, the Westville Atom B Miners had to defeat both Cheticamp and Inverness on successive week-ends. The team rose to the occasion by winning both encounters and now  travel to Canso to  compete in the five team Nova Scotia Atom B Provincial Championship being held March 15-17th.

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WESTVILLE COUNCIL GETS A RAISE
Wednesday 27th February 2013

It was close, but Westville town council voted to give themselves a raise. At council meeting Monday night, the motion was passed 3-2, with Councillor Lennie White and Mayor Roger MacKay voting against the motion. MacKay said he didn’t mind staying at his current rate. The mayor’s compensation will increase to $12,000 in 2013; the deputy mayor to $8,640; and councillors to $7,500. The average salaries for towns between 2,500 and 10,000 from a survey conducted by the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities in 2008 were $17,113 for mayors, $14,850 for deputy mayors and $12,940 for councillors.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 26 *UPDATE*
Tuesday 26th February 2013

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team won both their round robin playoff games this weekend to get them into the Regional Playoffs.  NNEC travelled to Antigonish on Thursday night to meet the Dr. JH Gillis Royals at the Millenium Centre.  The Gryphons won 5-1.  On Friday, the Gryphons hosted the CEC Cougars from Truro and got the 4-2 win.  The Gryphons will host the Antigonish Royals on Friday night at the John Brother MacDonald at 6:30 in the first game of a best of three to determine who will go to Provincials in Sydney after March Break.

A goal by Shaylyn Bona in the third period of Sunday's game allowed the Pictou County Subway Selects PeeWee A to keep their playoff alive against the Glace Bay Miners. The PeeWee A's lost 5-0 to Glace Bay Saturday, but came back with a strong 1-1 tie Sunday. The first team to get to four points wins the playoff series and so far Glace Bay has three points and Pictou County has one. The Subway Selects will travel to Glace Bay for game Saturday.

In a must win game on Sunday in Stellarton the Westville Miners atom B team got their first win in regionals to even their record, 1-1. Against Cheticamp, Westville dominated, with nine different scorers for the winning side in the 19-4 tilt. The Miners next play against Inverness next Saturday, in Westville at 1 p.m. The victor gets a trip to Canso for provincials.

Up 2-0 through two periods against the Dr. JH Gillis Royals, the Northumberland Nighthawks looked poised to go 2-1 in their NSSAF girls hockey round-robin playoffs, but a strong third by the Royals led to a comeback and a 2-2 tie. Scoring for Northumberland were Marli Johnston and Shauna Wright. Kara Mason was in goal for the Nighthawks, while Breanna MacDonald was between the pipes for the Royals. In the NSSAF girls hockey round-robin playoffs the team now has a tie, a win (against NNEC) and a loss (against CEC). This weekend the team plays the Royals again on Friday in Antigonish before travelling to Truro on Sunday to play CEC. On Monday they wrap up the double round-robin playoffs at home against North Nova. The top team advances to provincials with the second place team moving into a qualifier against a Cape Breton school to be determined.

Girls Volleyball action... Northumberland Nighthawks Under 16 team took part in a 10 team tournament at Acadia over the weekend, and finished in 3rd place after a hard fought 3 set loss to the CEC Cougars in the semi-finals. The Under 15 girls team took 5th place in a tournament played in Dartmouth.

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WESTVILLE COUNCIL TALKS WATER
Tuesday 26th February 2013

In anticipation of the upcoming 2013-14 capital budget Westville Town Council reviewed the capital plan for the Westville Water Utility. The utility has gone a number of years without any line replacement and the need to replace water mains was documented in the most recent URAB rate application. In the application it was recommended the Town tender the replacement for water lines on Grant Street and Foley Street from Diamond to Cowan Street. This particular area is considered by Public Works as a high priority for waterline replacement as over the last two years there have been a considerable number of water leaks.

Chief Administration Oficer Scott Fraser says the general rule of thumb is to replace one percent of water lines per year. The Town of Westville has 34klms of water mainlines, 340 meters per year. The Grant/Foley street area is approximately 400 meters. Replacing that section the Utility would be working towards meeting the objective, seeing a reduction in water loss therefore these changes would help to make the Public Water Works more efficient.

A motion was accepted by Westville Town Council to accept the replacement planning recommendation. By obtaining pricing now, the Utility will be in a position to have construction take place this summer.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Saturday 23rd February 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost Thursday night, 6-2 against the Amherst Ramblers, and with that result have locked into the fourth seed heading into the playoffs. With five games remaining, the Crushers now know that they will play in the Eastlink Division Mini-series against the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Dates for the playoff games will be announced in the coming days. Garrett Holmes led the Crushers with a goal and an assist. The Crushers next game will be against the Ramblers, this time from the Jungle, on Wednesday night. Michael Petter will have that broadcast, starting at 6:45pm – with the puck drop set for 7pm.

In Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners sports center, the Canadians defeated the Rangers 3-2 Thursday night. Debbie MacLean with two goals and Jana Cleary's single tally took care of the Canadians scoring. Amy Cameron and Melanie Hill replied for the Rangers.

Last night the Pictou County Scotians open their first round NS Junior Hockey playoff series on the road in Port Hawkesbury against the Strait Pirates with a 4-3 loss. The Scotians return home for Game 2 tomorrow night, puck drops at 7:30 in Trenton. Game 3 is Wednesday in Trenton at 7:30 before returning to Port Hawkesbury again March 1.

Just prior to the playoffs the NSJHL announced their all-stars on Wednesday. In the Sid Rowe Division, Scotians goalie Ben Goss and centre Brandon Verge were named to the 1st All star Team. On the 2nd team Sean Taylor and Nick Hodgson were named as defencemen.

The GMF Peewee A Crushers defeated the Brookfield Elks in Brookfield Thursday evening by a score of 3-2. Clark Robertson, Isaac MacDonald and Angus Roy each had a goal and an assist in the winning effort. Assits also went to Logan DeCoste and Cairan Boone. Tyler Watters was solid in goal for the Crushers.

Marian MacAulay's rink out of the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow are looking to repeat as winners of the N.S. Dominion Women’s Club Championship this weekend. The team kick off this weekend’s provincial event at the Wolfville Curling Club against Kelly McCabe from the Greenwood Curling Club at 11:30 this morning.

Wayne Sangster’s team, also curling out of New Glasgow, are defending their title this weekend as well. They are at the Digby Curling Club, that kkicks off at 11:30 this morning. And Krista Nix and her team are in Chester to compete in the under-18 Curling Championship, with a 10:30 start this morning. Last weekend the team travelled to Sackville, N.B. where they went 2-2 in a warm-up bonspeil for the under-18 championship. Last year Nix and her team finished fourth at u-18’s and third at Atlantics as the host team. Best of luck to all teams, and HURRY HARD!



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 22
Friday 22nd February 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost last night, 6-2 against the Amherst Ramblers, and with that result have locked into the fourth seed heading into the playoffs. With five games remaining, the Crushers now know that they will play in the Eastlink Division Mini-series against the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Dates for the playoff games will be announced in the coming days. Garrett Holmes led the Crushers with a goal and an assist. The Crushers next game will be against the Ramblers, this time from the Jungle, on Wednesday night. Michael Petter will have that broadcast, starting at 6:45pm – with the puck drop set for 7pm.

In Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners sports center, the Canadians defeated the Rangers 3-2 last night. Debbie MacLean with two goals and Jana Cleary's single tally took care of the Canadians scoring. Amy Cameron and Melanie Hill replied for the Rangers.

Tonight the Pictou County Scotians open their first round NS Junior Hockey playoff series on the road against the Strait Pirates, hoping to continue their successful season. Although the Scotians have home-ice advantage, Game 1 is in Port Hawkesbury tonight at 7:30 before returning home for Sunday night’s game at 7:30 in Trenton. Game 3 is Wednesday in Trenton at 7:30 before returning to Port Hawkesbury again March 1. Just prior to the playoffs the NSJHL announced their all-stars on Wednesday. In the Sid Rowe Division, Scotians goalie Ben Goss and centre Brandon Verge were named to the 1st All star Team. On the 2nd team Sean Taylor and Nick Hodgson were named as defencemen.

Marian MacAulay's rink out of the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow are looking to repeat as winners of the N.S. Dominion Women’s Club Championship this weekend. The team kick off this weekend’s provincial event at the Wolfville Curling Club against Kelly McCabe from the Greenwood Curling Club. Wayne Sangster’s team, also curling out of New Glasgow, are defending their title this weekend as well. They are at the Digby Curling Club. And Krista Nix and her team are headed to Chester to compete in the under-18 Curling Championship. Last weekend the team travelled to Sackville, N.B. where they went 2-2 in a warm-up bonspeil for the under-18 championship. Last year Nix and her team finished fourth at u-18’s and third at Atlantics as the host team. Best of luck to all teams!



BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE CREATED
Wednesday 20th February 2013

The New Glasgow Business Advisory Committee has been created to facilitate business growth within the town. Mayor Barrie MacMillan yesterday announced the make-up of the twelve member committee, which includes repsresentation from various business districts. Two members each have been selected from the East River Road and Business Park, the downtown core, and the Stellarton/Westville Roads corridor. One member will represent the Westside Plaza, along with one member at large, a PRDA representative, and three members of town council. One of the members of Town Council is Mayor Barrie MacMillan, who will serve as chair of the committee. The complete list of committee members includes: Greg Burrows – Owner, Pictou County Subway, East River Road Valerie Ryan – COO, Empire Theatres, East River Road Jamie MacGillivray – Owner, MacGillivray Law Offices, Downtown Jim Fitt – Owner/CEO, Velsoft, Downtown Tom Mara – Owner, Canadian Tire, Westville/Stellarton Road Corridor Howard McNutt – Real Estate, Westville/Stellarton Road Corridor Milton Gallant – Owner, UPS Store, Westside Plaza Darrell Rushton – Parkdale Holdings Limited, At-Large Member Jack Kyte – Executive Director, PRDA Jack Lewis – Town Councillor Trudy Vince - Town Councillor Barrie MacMillan – Mayor, Committee Chairman

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 18
Monday 18th February 2013

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers wrapped up the regular season with a 6-6 tie against Kings Mutual. The team opened the scoring in all three of their games over the weekend before losing the lead. Saturday was the only game they came back in. Jared Livingstone led the team in scoring with two goals (game-tying goal) and an assist. Skinner had a goal and two assists, while Evan MacLennan (2) and MacKeil MacDonald rounded out the scoring. Cody Burghardt and Austin Gough led Kings Mutual with two goals apiece, while Drake Batherson and Dylan Taylor added singles. In goal Tyler Howe was pulled with just over 16 minutes remaining in the game, making way for Jaxon Maloney. Paul Janes and Kate Spooner shared time for Kings Mutual. With the regular season finished the Crushers will face the first place ACCEL Hawks in the playoffs.

Pictou Maripacs Bantam Rec had a win and a loss this past weekend. The Maripacs fell 8-5 to the Trenton Steelers Saturday. Andrew Straub had a hat trick while Kyle Geddes and Tanner Duplessis had singles.  The Bantam Rec Maripacs defeated the Westville Miners 8-0 Sunday in Pictou.   Straub had another hat trick, Riley MacDonald had two goals and singles went to Kevin Forbes, Logan LeBlanc and Christian Welsh.  Justin Sherman got the shutout for the Maripacs.

NS Junior Hockey – Glace Bay edged Pictou County 5-4 in a shootout. With the point, the Scotians are tied for second place with the Strait Pirates for second place in the Sid Rowe division, but the Scotians have the better head-to-head record, so they will have home ice advantage in the playoff series, which begins Feb 22nd in Port Hawkesbury.

The Pictou County Peewee AA Subway Selects had a 2-1 record that got them to the semi-final crossover game on Sunday morning but that was as close as they would get to Gold at the 17th annual Sweetheart Tourney in PEI. The Selects began the weekend earning a 2-2 tie with the Dartmouth Whalers in game one on Friday. Sophia Wornell and Brianna Francis scored for Pictou County. Jenna Landry was solid in goal for the Subways.  Pictou County picked up their first win Friday evening with a 3-0 victory over the Western Wind. Francis led the way with a pair of goals while Camryn Halliday added a single. Leigha MacDonald earned the shutout in goal. On Saturday, the Selects took on the Capital District Hurricanes of Charlottetown and came up with a 1-0 victory to finish second in the round robin. Sarah MacNeil had the only goal and Landry earned the shutout. The second place finish got the Subways a trip to the semi-final where they took on the South Conference leading Western Valley Vixens. Pictou County dominated the first half of the game but couldn't beat the Valley net minder. Valley scored with just 21 seconds remaining in the second period to open the scoring. The Selects worked hard to try and score the equalizer but with just a minute to go in the period, Western Valley struck again to seal the fate of the Selects. MacDonald took the loss but was solid between the pipes. The Selects take on the Colchester Cyclones this weekend as they start their North Conference playoffs. Game time is 1:00pm at the Welly.

The Pictou County Subway Selects peewee A girls ended with a strong finish in the Sweetheart Tournament in P.E.I. The Subway Selects tied the West-Kent DQ Blizzards 1-1 Saturday evening. Thea Waller scored the lone goal for the Selects. Ellen Coffin and Brody Paul received player of game honors.  The peewee A had two other close match ups, but ended up losing 3-2 to Bedford Friday and 2-1 to North River. Goal scorers were Waller, Shalyn Bona for the Bedford matchup. Garyn Purvis scored in the North River game. Waller and Madison Bond got player of the game honours in the Bedford game and Purvis and Bond were picked as top players in the North River game. The peewee A Subway Selects are heading into playoffs this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Glace Bay Miners.

The Westville atom B Miners clinched a spot in regional playoffs with a hard fought 5-2 win over Thorburn. The Thorburn goalies were very strong in nets, facing many quality shots for the Westville shooters. Leading the way for Westville with two goals Matthew Carson, Ethan MacKenzie, Nolan MacDonald and Sam Hickey each had one. Replying for Thorburn were Jake MacKean and Ross Martin.

This past weekend the NNEC JV girls basketball team did the almost impossible by winning the Northumberland Regional banner. The girls went into regionals ranked as the #3 team in the region and found themselves playing #2 CEC in their first game. CEC owned the regular season over the Gryphons, winning 3 of 4 contests. In upset fashion, the gryphons controlled the entire game and won by 10 points setting up the championship against Amherst. Amherst went undefeated in league play, winning most games by an average of 20 points. Once again the gryphons did the almost impossible by beating the #1 ranked team in the region by a score of 34-24! NNEC will now travel to Horton High School to compete in the JV girls Provincial championships this coming weekend!  Congrats to all players on an unbelievable playoff run!

The New Glasgow Junior High Lady Panthers won the 7th Annual Panther Challenge Basketball Tournament this weekend held at Northumberland Regional High School. The Panthers won their pool by first defeating West Hants 35-33. Shalena Floyd lead the Panthers with 15 points and was selected player of the game, while Caitrin Skelton won the hustle award.  In the next game, the Panthers defeated Bible Hill 67-38. Floyd scored 15 points while player of the game, Riley Sood, scored 13 points. Hustle award winner Kaitlyn Biron chipped in with 11 points. In the championship, New Glasgow defeated Springhill 46-35. Sood led the Panthers with 15 points and was selected player of the game, while Floyd and Skelton chipped in with 8 points each. Lucia MacKay was the hustle award winner. Floyd, Skelton and Sood were selected as tournament all-stars.

3 games in Labatts Chediac Furniture Hockey League: Game 1:Whitey's Vikings 7 (Dennis Fanning 2, Matt Dort, Faber McKie, Gavin MacDonald, Jim White, Aaron Cameron) Nat Pro Gas (Fraser Roddick, Jeremy MacInnis, Ryan Thompson) Game 2: Rack & Clue 5 (John Ballantyne 2, Greg Holland 2, Ronnie Livingstone) Pictou Landing Falcons 4 (Dee Worther, Simon Prosper, Josh Brooks, Aaron Prosper) Game 3: Dewtie's Excavating 10 (Ryan MacLeod 3, Nathan Fraser 2, Shawn MacNeil 2, Doug Lafferty, Ben Mathieu, Tyler Noskie) Connors 6 (Mark Clarke 2, Graig Anderson, Dan Dixon, John MacLellan, Glen Freeze)