Bussey Auto Lady Pens nab DQ women’s hockey title

LANTZ: The Bussey Auto Brokers Female Midget Lady Penguins captured the DQ tournament championship in the Moncton area on Jan. 5. The team includes three East Hants players, two of who are pictured with the banner—Keyauna MacLeod and Kiara Keddy. Cassidy Totten is the third player from the area on the squad, however she has...

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Home cooking: East Hants locals on QMJHL Eagles practice on home ice

LANTZ: The East Hants/Beaver Bank connection to the Cape Breton Eagles relived some fond memories from their younger minor hockey careers when they hit the ice with their QMJHL teammates for a practice Dec. 27 at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz. With the QMJHL season resuming Dec. 28 in Halifax, the Eagles took advantage...

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The Dome will rise again

LANTZ: It’s good news to begin 2020, the dome will once again fill the skies in Lantz. In a press release, the board of directors of the East Hants Sportsplex and General Manager Scott Forward shared the good news. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the East Hants Arena Association, we would like...

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Curlers supporting Caring & Sharing food bank

ELMSDALE: The East Hants Curling Association made a contribution of 288 food items and $100 to the Caring and Sharing/Angel Food Bank Enfield on Dec. 7. The food items were donated by the Thursday morning and evening curlers over a seven week period as each curler was asked to bring in one item a week....

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Jr. B Pens grab two wins

LANTZ: It was a winning weekend on home ice for the East Hants Junior Penguins. Hosting the Brookfield Elks on Dec. 6 at the East Hants Sportsplex, the Pens were an explosive force, with a win of 13-1. Evan McHenry led with six points, four goals and two assists. Kristopher Jansen also had six points...

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Shooters fast pitch league undergoing overhaul for 2020 season

SHUBENACADIE: The five-team Shooters Bar and Grill Fast Pitch League is going to undergo some changes for the coming 2020 season, chief among them they will have one less team. The White Rock Rockies, the league’s defending champions for the past three years, announced they will not compete any further, ceasing operations earlier this fall....

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Higgins finishes AUS cross country season strong

MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT: Fourth year runner Madalyn Higgins led the Acadia Axewomen cross country team to a fourth place finish in the team standings at the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship, held last month. Higgins, of the Middle Musquodoboit area, finished seventh among stiff competition in a time of 31:22.00, which was good enough to earn...

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Mombourquette solid, Bearcats take bite out of Rangers

LANTZ: Lisa Mombourquette continues to have the number for The Rangers. The Lantz product was solid between the pipes on Nov. 23 as her Truro Bearcats defeated The Rangers 4-3 at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz. Mombourquette made several big saves, but none more than two breakaways in the third period. She also thwarted...

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Tigers honour memory of Braeden Bannister

LANTZ: Before an estimated 500 fans in the crowd at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz, the Hants East Rural High Tigers boys hockey team continued the healing process from the sudden death of one of their own teammates on Nov. 16. The Tigers hosted the North Nova Gryphons in an exhibition game to help...

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Kidney named to Canada’s U17 hockey roster

BATHURST, N.B.: Riley Kidney feels honoured to get the chance to pull on the Canadian Maple Leaf jersey at the World Under-17 Hockey championships, being held in Medicine Hat, Alta. and Swift Current, Sk., held Nov. 2-9. The 16-year-old Acadie-Btahurst Titan forward has six points in nine games in his rookie campaign with the Quebec...

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