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Posted at 10:30 am on January 19, 2017

A new High School Hockey League has been formed by Hockey Nova Scotia. The new Nova Scotia Midget X Winter Hockey League was created to give students a chance to play hockey at the high school level during NSTU’s work to rule.

The league is divided into four regional leagues, with the North Midget X League housing Pictou Red and White as well as Antigonish.

Darren Cossar, Hockey Nova Scotia’s Executive Director says every player who wants to play the game should be given the opportunity.

Cossar says that this will give students, some in their final year of playing, the chance to play for a provincial championship.

Students will get a chance to play 10-12 game regular season, then a provincial tournament. The Dr. JH Gillis Royals will be known as “Antigonish” in this league, and will play their first game Thursday at the Keating Centre in Antigonish.

Posted at 10:50 am on January 17, 2017

Two basketball forwards have been named as St. FX University’s athletes of the

Kim Taylor

week.  The female athlete of the week is X-Women Basketball’s Kim Taylor, with two stellar defensive games in the past week.  Taylor had 10 rebounds and 6 points in a close loss to CBU.  She followed that with game high 12 rebounds, one steal, two blocks, three points and three assists in their 68-56 win over UPEI for their first victory of the season.

Kevin Bercy

Male athlete of the week is X-Men Basketball’s Kevin Bercy.  He netted 23 points in their win over Cape Breton, and a double-double outing in a loss to UPEI with 23 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.

Posted at 2:32 pm on January 11, 2017

St. FX Basketball X-Men guard Julius Antoine is the AUS male athlete of the week.

Julius Antoine

Antoine had two strong games for the X-Men over the weekend.  He scored 12 points, three assists, three rebounds and a steal in the X-Men’s 86-80 win over Acadia.
Antoine was named the player of the game in the X-Men’s 85-66 win over UNB, with 27 points, five assists and eight rebounds.

Posted at 2:28 pm on January 11, 2017

Antigonish native Bradley Kennedy will finish his junior hockey career with the Pictou County Weeks Crushers, with the added bonus of playing with his brother.
Kennedy, who had been traded late last week by the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads to the last place Moncton Wildcats, decided he wanted to play with a winner.
Crushers, who have held in Junior A rights since leaving major midget, sit in first place in the Maritime Junior Hockey League’s South Division.
Kennedy’s brother Mark is a defenceman with the Crushers.

Posted at 11:34 am on January 9, 2017

The St. FX Athletes of the Week are from the sport of Basketball.   The Female Athlete of the Week is guard Jessica Miller, who scored 22 points in two games this past weekend for the X-Women.  She is averaging 7.3 points a game.
The Male Athlete of the Week is guard Julius Antoine.  He had two strong games for the the X-Men, leading them to second place in the AUS standings.  He scored 12 points in their win over Acadia Friday and 27 points in their victory over UNB Saturday.

Posted at 3:57 am on January 8, 2017

Posted at 12:36 pm on January 5, 2017

The captain of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets is going to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  The Moncton Wildcats have announced they have signed G Blackmore.  He is expected to join the lineup when the Wildcats are in Halifax Friday to play the Mooseheads.
Blackmore, from Millbrook,  has 19 goals and 30 assists for the midgets this year, and 104 penalty minutes.

Posted at 12:20 pm on January 3, 2017

Basketball dominates the St. FX Athletes of the Week selections

The female athlete of the week is X-Women Basketball guard Chelsea Provo, who was named to the all-star team at a tournament at Mount St. Vincent University over the weekend. The tournament wrapped up yesterday, with the X-Women losing to the host Mystics 51-47 in the title game.

The male athlete of the week is X-Men basketball centre Cameron Walker, who played three solid games for the X-Men at a tournament at Dalhousie University.

Posted at 8:46 am on December 23, 2016

Antigonish native Blade Mann-Dixon is changing teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  Mann-Dixon has been traded to the Halifax Mooseheads from the Charlottetown Islanders.  The herd gave up an eighth round draft pick next year to get Mann-Dixon.

Posted at 10:32 am on December 21, 2016

The St. FX Football X-Men’s Offensive Coordinator Steve Snyder is stepping down.  Snyder, who led an offence that was fifth overall in the nation in points per game and passing yards per game is leaving the team to explore a new coaching opportunity with Western University in Ontario.
Snyder coached the X-men for the past three seasons.  He was also a former quarterback with the X-Men.  Snyder says the new opportunity will allow him to be closer to his family.