Megan Forrest of Enfield. (Submitted photo)

EAST HANTS: As the second half of many hockey leagues get underway, here’s a look at the local players we’re aware of and where they’re playing, along with their stats as of Jan. 3, 2018.

We check on players in Division 1 girls hockey; AUS University hockey; the N.S. Major Midget Hockey League; N.S. Major Bantam Hockey League; Maritime Junior A Hockey League; and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

If you know of a local hockey player in University, Division 1, QMJHL, Jr A, and Major Bantam that we have not included, please email reporter Pat Healey at so he can add the player to his list to follow for the end of year wrap we hope to be ale to do.

Megan Forrest, F, Enfield, Brown University Bears (Division 1, NCAA)

The Enfield native has played in 13 of her team’s 15 games in what has been a rough year for the Bears, who have just two victories in those games. That includes a seven game losing streak.

She has no points in the games, but has compiled two penalty minutes and a plus/minus-2 with one shot on goal, according to stats on the Brown Athletics website as of Jan. 2.

The Bears were to play at Providence later Jan. 2.

Liam Kidney with the Eagles in a pre-season game. (Healey file photo)

Liam Kidney, F, Cole Harbour Wolfpack (NSMMHL)/Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)

Kidney has had a pair of callups to the injury prone QMJHL Screaming Eagles and hasn’t looked out of place during those games, although he hasn’t recorded any points. He has four shots on goal in the four games he has played in.

Meanwhile with the Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack, the Enfield product leads the team with nine goals and 23 assists in 27 games played, with one power play goal and a shootout winner.

The 11th round pick of the Eagles in last June’s draft has also racked up 58 penalty minutes.

Shaun Miller with the Armada. (Healey file photo)

Shaun Miller, F, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Miller, who calls Enfield home, is hoping for a better second half after having an injury sideline him for some play during the first half—which occurred prior to the Armada’s lone regular season visit to Halifax so he missed playing at home against the Mooseheads.

He has tallied two goals and nine helpers for 11 points in 18 games, compiling 13 penalty minutes. He is a plus/minus-1 in play so far this season. One of those goals was a power play marker and another a game winning goal.

Miller has managed 30 shots on goal.

Kyle Campbell, F, York Univeristy Lions (OUA)

The Lantz product, a former Quebec Rempart and Cape Breton Screaming Eagle, has made a continued impression with the York Lions in men’s university hockey in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA).

This season, Campbell has tallied seven goals and seven assists in 30 games played with the Lions. He has 18 penalty minutes and three power play markers as well as one game winner.

The Lions are 25-12 in league play this season as of Jan. 2.

Carson Lanceleve, C, Stewiacke, Weeks Major Midgets (NSMMHL)

The Stewiacke resident has amassed nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points in 28 games to lead his squad in points as of Jan. 2, 2018.

He had one power play goal and has compiled 22 penalty minutes in that time span.

Brady Hunter, F, Enfield, Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack (NSMMHL)

Hunter has tallied 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points in 29 games played, including four power play and one short-handed marker. He also has six penalty minutes.

ACA Rangers of the N.S. Major Bantam Hockey League has many local faces as they play out of the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz. Here’s a look at some of the known local players on the team:

Riley Kidney, F, Enfield has 23 goals and 29 assists in 23 games as of Jan. 2. He has also managed four power play goals and racked up 34 penalty minutes.

Joe Merriam, F, Milford has 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points in 24 games played. He has six power play tallies and three short-handed goals. Merriam also has 10 penalty minutes.

Chase Nicholas, F, East Hants has turned the red light on five times, while contributing two assists during 22 games played. He has also compiled 19 penalty minutes.

Brody Fraser, F, Nine Mile River sees himself with 16 goals and 18 assists in 21 games this season. He has five power play goals and 28 penalty minutes.

Garret MacLean, F, Enfield has tallied four goals in 23 games played this year. He’s a graduate of the Peewee AAA Penguins.

Michael Sack, D, Indian Brook keeps the opposition at bay with his solid defence. He has two goals and six assists in 20 games played so far this year. Sack has compiled 28 penalty minutes.

Duncan Ramsay, D, East Hants is a blueliner with the Rangers. He has scored twice and assisted on six others in 23 games.

Ethan Vallis, D, East Hants hasn’t found the back of the net yet, but he has chipped in with six helpers over 21 games, while picking up 10 penalty minutes.

Lane George and Jake Dodge are the team’s two goalies, combining to each have 10-2 (won-loss) records.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!