Monday, Apr 24th, 2017

Sports

CBW Islanders info – roster, road to P.G., Telus Cup schedule

Posted on April 22, 2017 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

22 Spencer Barron RW 1999 Right 5’9″ 180 Country Harbour Cape Breton West 39 Logan Chisholm LW 2001 Left 5’10″ 160 Upper Pomquet Nova Major Bantam 29 Colten Ellis G 2000 Left 6’0″ 181 River Denys Cape Breton West 25 Stephen Fox RW 2000 Right 5’7″ 160 New Town Cape Breton West 2 Keenan Gillis LD 1999 Left 6’2″ 186 Judique Cape Breton West 92 JacobHudson RW 2000 Right 5’8″ [...]

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AMHA celebrates 2016-17 season

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

Antigonish Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) celebrated their 2016-17 season with a banquet which was held April 10 at the Keating Centre. This was the second year AMHA hosted the large year-end event which included atom, pee wee, bantam and midget players, as well as coaches and managers and AMHA executive, division-heads and special guests. Three major awards were handed out during the evening; the Female Bulldog of the Year was [...]

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CBW Islanders rally this Thursday

Posted on April 18, 2017

The Cape Breton West Islanders Major Midget Hockey Club will be holding a ‘Send off Rally’ event at the Antigonish Arena on Thursday, April 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. Hockey fans of all ages are encouraged to come out and show their support for the team before the Islanders head to Prince George, B.C., to compete in the Telus Cup, April 24 to 30. For the serious hockey fan, [...]

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Islanders off to Telus Cup

Posted on April 17, 2017 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

With a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat, 3-2 win in the title game of the Atlantic Major Midget Championships, the Cape Breton West (CBW) Islanders added to their season for the ages. And with the victory, they ensured their special season will last another few weeks as they earned a place in the national major midget tournament – the Telus Cup – which is being played in Prince George, B.C., April 24 to [...]

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Tate sets provincial record in 5,000 metres

Posted on April 17, 2017 Corey LeBlanc, [email protected]

It might have started a bit early, but Mike Tate certainly knows how to celebrate his birthday. Just four hours before turning 22, the Heatherton native raced to a new Nova Scotia outdoor record in the 5,000 metres. At the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California, March 31, the Southern Utah University Thunderbird runner finished the distance in 13:39.81, which eclipsed the provincial mark set by fellow Antigonisher Eric Gillis. [...]

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Bulldogs down Sharks to win league title

Posted on April 17, 2017

By registering a perfect 6-0 record, the Antigonish Midget ‘AA’ Bulldogs captured the 2016-17 Cape Breton ‘AA’ League title, during a tournament, March 17 to 19, in New Waterford. The Bulldogs defeated the hometown Sharks, 4-1, in the tournament final. It was noted strong goaltending, solid defensive play and well-balanced scoring helped Antigonish to the title and that they controlled the final, versus New Waterford, from the drop of the [...]

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Student-athlete trio receives St. F.X. Community X-Cellence Award

Posted on April 17, 2017 Corey LeBlanc, [email protected]

Volunteerism is part of the winning formula, when it comes to St. F.X. athletics. The St. F.X. Community X-Cellence Award, which honours student-athletes for those efforts, was handed out during an annual gala, April 3, at the Keating Centre. Connor Garagan, a fourth-year forward with X-Women hockey, was the female award recipient, while Eric Locke (X-Men hockey) and Ryan Washburn (X-Men track and field) co-merited the male honour. “I think [...]

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Bujold, Cook named X athletes of the year

Posted on April 17, 2017 Corey LeBlanc, [email protected]

Tivon Cook may have started as a walk-on, but now he has walked away as St. F.X. male student-athlete of the year. “It is amazing and I wasn’t expecting it – there are so many great athletes here, especially this year with all the AUS championships and everything,” the Scarborough, Ontario native said after the annual St. F.X. Athletic Department awards gala, April 3, at the Keating Centre. “I never [...]

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St. F.X. celebrates athletic excellence during annual gala

Posted on April 17, 2017 Corey LeBlanc, [email protected]

Leo MacPherson described it as a “banner year” for St. F.X. Athletics. “This has been the most successful one in the rich and proud athletics history of our university,” the St. F.X. Director of Athletics and Recreation said during the annual awards gala, which took place April 3 at the Keating Centre. Highlighted by a USPORTS championship for X-Women rugby – the fifth in team history – the Blue and [...]

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PHAST members compete in Saint John, Halifax

Posted on April 17, 2017

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team (PHAST) captured medals and broke team records in two provinces, March 31 to April 2. Seventeen PHAST age group swimmers competed in the New Brunswick Long Course Championships at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Saint John. Hannah Austen swam to eighth place in the 50m breaststroke and set a new team record in the 400m individual medley. Riley Avery swam to fifth place [...]

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Islanders claim first league title in team history

Posted on April 6, 2017 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

Just call him ‘Captain Clutch.’ Cape Breton West (CBW) Major Midget Islanders captain Jacob Hudson, from Antigonish, has epitomized his team’s performance this season in that he, and they, has risen to the occasion with each challenge. On March 24, in the biggest moment of the season, Hudson’s overtime (OT) goal versus the Steele Subaru Major Midgets of Dartmouth gave the Islanders a 4-3 win, a three-game sweep of the [...]

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Antigonish officials participate in University Cup

Posted on April 6, 2017 Corey LeBlanc, [email protected]

A trio of Antigonishers laced up their skates for the recent University Cup. They weren’t members of the St. F.X. X-Men, or one of the other participating teams in the U SPORTS hockey national championship tournament, but officials. Stephen Starzomski, Josh Deyoung and John MacDonnell are products of the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association (AMHA), which has produced many who have impacted the sport in countless ways – on and off [...]

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Atom ‘A’ female Bulldogs win conference crown

Posted on April 6, 2017

Antigonish Atom ‘A’ Female Bulldogs defender Ali Pelrine is joyously bear-hugged by her teammate Elisabeth MacEachern, and soon to be by Julia Murray, after scoring the overtime goal which gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 overtime win over Cape Breton West, Sunday afternoon in play-down action at the Antigonish Arena. The victory earned Antigonish the Northern Conference Championship and the right to move on in their provincial quest versus the Valley [...]

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Athletes with Olympic aspirations descend on Oland Centre

Posted on April 6, 2017 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

Organizers with RBC Olympic Training Ground anticipated Antigonish would be a good, new location for their event and they were not disappointed. “The day is going awesome; we’ve had almost 90 athletes coming through doing some testing … it’s phenomenal,” Evan MacInnis, director of Pathway and Performance Services with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, said, as he observed the testing action at the Oland Centre March 25. “And not just participants, [...]

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Curling event good for business

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

It was a curling showcase featuring some of the world’s best as the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre hosted the Elite 10 – a Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event, March 16 to 19. And while the action on the ice was first-rate, so was activity around the community which reaped the economic benefits of hosting a world-class event. Prior to the first rock being thrown, both the federal and provincial [...]

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Team Morris takes Elite 10 title

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Richard Mackenzie [email protected]

It was a couple of well-known Canadian skips in the final with John Morris capturing the Princess Auto Elite 10 title, with a 1-up win, over Brad Jacobs, for the championship.    The Pinty’s World Cup of Curing Event took place, at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, from March 16 to 19.  The key shot came in the final frame. With four in the house but not sitting shot, Team Morris’ [...]

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Bujold garners U SPORTS MVP award

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Corey LeBlanc [email protected]

Sarah Bujold is the top player in USPORTS women’s hockey.     The junior forward with the St. F.X. X-Women garnered the Brodrick Trophy, which goes to Canada’s best university player, during the national championship tournament earlier this month.     “When I found out, I was really surprised. I was so honoured,” Bujold said, noting the high calibre of nominees for the award.     “They deserved it just as much, so [...]

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Posted on March 23, 2017 Corey LeBlanc, [email protected]

It wasn’t how they wanted it to end, but a trio of players with the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional Royals girls’ basketball program have completed their high school careers. Brianna Gottschall, Gemma MacPherson and Abby MacIntosh donned their uniforms for the final time, March 4, when their team hosted an exhibition game versus the rival North Nova Gryphons at the Regional Gym in Antigonish. The fourth-year players had planned [...]

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Olympic path could start at Oland Centre

Posted on March 23, 2017 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]

Who hasn’t dreamed about being an Olympian? For local athletes between the ages of 14 and 25, a first-step towards the dream could be to attend the RBC Training Ground event coming to the Oland Centre at St.F.X. this Saturday (March 25), beginning at 10 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with testing underway by 10 a.m. and the event going until, approximately, 2 p.m. From promotional material regarding [...]

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Strait Pirates making changes

Posted on March 23, 2017 Corey LeBlanc, [email protected]

For those who have dreamed of owning a hockey team, here’s your chance. The Strait Pirates of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League will be adopting, as Adam Rodgers described, “a more community-ownership model.” “We are going to sell memberships and those members will, essentially, be the owners of the club,” the incoming president of the Pirate organization, said. As part of that membership, they will receive season tickets for [...]

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