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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Jr Pens squeeze by Colts

LANTZ: Bruen Fisher’s third period tally just past the midway mark of the final period stood as the winner as the East Hants Junior Penguins iced the Cole Harbour Colts 4-3 in NSJHL play on Nov. 1. The Pens had come into the game on a three game losing streak after losses to Sackville twice...

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Honourary Captain

PeeWee AAA Pens #1 Fan Adam Dill assigned assistant captain role LANTZ: Assistant Captain Adam Dill has a big role in his new hockey family. This year, the merger of PeeWee AAA saw West Hants and East Hants go from rivals to team mates, seeing pre-teen boys who once played against each other now work...

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Blazers, Pickrem hand Jr Pens pair of losses

LANTZ: A five-goal third period and strong goaltending from Jonathan Pickrem lifted the Sackville Blazers past the East Hants Junior Penguins to open a three game week stretch for the Pens. At Sackville Arena on Oct. 21, Sackville trailed 5-2 entering the final period of play before their offence erupted in the 7-5 victory. Five...

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Rangers have winning weekend on home ice

LANTZ: Mitch Wagner led the way with three goals and one assist for the Rangers big win over The Novas on Oct. 26. The Rangers won 8-3 at the home game, played at the East Hants Sportsplex. Connor Lloyd also had a big role in the day, adding four assists. Other goal scorers included Devon...

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HERH Tigers start season strong

LANTZ: The HERH Senior Boys’ hockey team started the season strong with two wins. In their home opener on Oct. 26, the Tigers hosted the CEC Cougars at the East Hants Sportsplex. Tyler Payne led the Tigers in scoring, adding two goals in the 3-2 over CEC. Caden Leonardo added the other marker. The Tigers...

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