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Posted at 9:41 am on July 21, 2017

Several members of the St.FX varsity rugby team have taken home gold medals. The team was part of the gold medal winning team in the U20 Eastern Canada Championships held this past weekend in Windsor, NS.
The X-Women were playing with the Nova Scotia Keltics, and included Sarah McCarron, Alexandra Hamilton, Sophie Nadeau, Mackenzie Bell, Amelia Hatfield, and Sam Lake

Posted at 9:40 am on July 21, 2017

 Former St. FX X-Men Hockey Goaltender Joey Perricone is joining the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats.  Perricone, a California native is the Wildcats’ new Goaltending and video coach.  Perricone had a similar role with the Q’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for the past three seasons.  Training Camp for the Wildcats begins August 15th.  Perricone spent five seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors, and then to minor pro with the Bakersfield Condors before joining the X-Men.  Perricone played with the X-Men for four and a half years while completing a Business Degree at St. FX.

Posted at 9:36 am on July 21, 2017

Two Antigonish natives have been offered try-outs with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Halifax Mooseheads.  Both players, Right Winger Calum MacPherson and Centre Fearghus MacDonald, were members of the Telus Cup Champion Cape Breton West Islanders last season.  MacPherson had an assist on a key third period goal for the Islanders in their gold medal win.  MacPherson was taken in the third round in the Maritime Junior Hockey League draft  by Summerside.
MacDonald was a strong contributor for the Islanders in their championship run, with nine points in 11 post-season games.  He was picked in the 10th round of the Maritime Junior Hockey League draft by the Woodstock Slamers.
In all, the Mooseheads invited eight free agent players to camp.  They’ll report to week one of training camp beginning August 17th.

Posted at 10:05 am on July 20, 2017

An annual golf tournament that honors a late member of the community is fast approaching. The Father Kehoe Golf Classic is entering it’s 24th year and is named in honor of former StFX Athletic Director Father George Kehoe who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 1991.
Father Kehoe graduated from StFX in 1952 and was a three sport athlete in hockey, basketball, and rugby. He returned to campus as the men’s hockey coach in 1961 and coached for eleven years including participation in four national championships, becoming the winningest hockey coach in StFX history.
The tournament will be held on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club.

Posted at 10:25 am on July 19, 2017

The Weeks Major Midgets haved added a new assistant coach for the upcoming season. Shane Chabassol has been appointed to be the assistant coach of the Weeks, who has coached the Pictou County Major Bantams over the past two seasons.
Chabassol will join head coach Kyle MacLennan behind the bench for the upcoming season. Last year, the Weeks lost in the second round of the playoffs to the eventual national champions; The Cape Breton West Islanders

Posted at 9:33 am on July 19, 2017

A player with ties to St. FX University has signed with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  Defenceman Patty Kyte, son of St. FX Vice

Patty Kyte

President of Advancement Murray Kyte, scored nine goals and had 29 assists in 53 games in Junior “A” hockey  with Ontario’s Pembroke Lumber Kings last season.  The Kytes are a family of athletes; his dad played alongside Steve Yzerman while growing up in the Ottawa area. Patty’s grandfather John starred at St. FX in Track and Field, Rugby, Basketball and boxing and his uncle, former defenceman Jim Kyte played close to 600 games in the NHL in Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, Calgary, Ottawa and San Jose.

Posted at 7:39 am on July 18, 2017

The St.FX Cross Country and  track coach has announced that this upcoming season will be his last following a 31 year career. Bernie Chisholm has led the St.FX Cross

Bernie Chisholm

Country team to 17 AUS championship titles, including a national silver and bronze medal for the X-Men, and a bronze for the X-Women.   Chisholm led the X-Men Track and Field team to their first and only AUS Championship title in the 2013-2014 season.

Olympian and Antigonish native, Eric Gillis will take on a role of assistant coach this season. Upon Chisholm’s retirement, Gillis, a CIS cross

Eric Gillis

country champion with St. FX in 2003,  will move up to coach the men’s and women’s team.

At the Rio Olympics in 2016, Gillis  finished an incredible 10th overall in the marathon, posting Canada’s best result in the event since 1976.

Posted at 8:54 am on July 17, 2017

The dominant car took home the trophy as the winner of the IWK 250. Dylan Blenkhorn lead a majority of the race and had to hold off a hard charging Cole Butcher to win his first ever IWK 250.
Blenkhorn was debating stepping out of the car pre-race because of illness. According to him, winning is the best medicine.
Blenkhorn was greeted in victory lane by NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin, who exited the race early after an accident.

Posted at 8:52 am on July 17, 2017

It wasn’t the return one NASCAR Hall of Famer imagined when he decided to travel to Nova Scotia this weekend. Mark Martin was entered in this weekends IWK 250, and had a slew of problems all weekend, resulting in an early exit in the main feature.
Martin cut a tire and hit the wall early in practice on Saturday afternoon, and was involved in an accident early in the race. Martin says Riverside Speedway is a fantastic venue, and he enjoyed his time in the Antigonish area:
Dylan Blenkhorn took home the checkered flag for the annual IWK 250 after a dominating performance. Cole Butcher came home second and Craig Slaunwhite rounding out the podium.

Posted at 8:49 am on July 14, 2017

Last week, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin worried about getting behind the wheel of a race car again after three and a half years of retirement. Thursday evening’s

Mark Martin

IWK 250 open practice shows why he is a legend behind the wheel.

Martin says he was dissapointed with his early practice speed, but is happy with where the car ended up by the end of the evening:
The IWK 250 takes place this Saturday at Riverside Speedway. Martin will be facing 38 other drivers for what many call the best race in Canada.