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Posted at 11:42 am on November 16, 2017

The St.FX Women’s hockey team is already bolstering their lineup for next year, even though the current season isn’t half over. The team has announced that three Alberta born athletes have committed to St.FX for the 2018-19 season. They include Emma Thomas and Hannah MacDonald on defence and forward Tyra Meropoulis.

Posted at 8:52 am on November 14, 2017

St. FX University has weighed in on the decision by a Nova Scotia Court Judge  to reinstate the Loney Bowl.  The game was initially cancelled by Atlantic University Sport, amid concerns about the eligibility of a Saint Mary’s Huskies receiver.  It will be played today; Acadia will host Saint Mary’s.
In a statement, St. FX Athletics Director Leo MacPherson says the university believes in academic excellence and the integrity of university athletics.  MacPherson says unfortunately over the past couple of weeks, integrity for student-athlete eligibility rules have taken centre stage.  MacPherson says beyond obvious ethical and education considerations, St. FX contends that without integrity in university sport, there can be no fair play and competition.
MacPherson says the court decision decided upon issues of due process, but did not address the issue of student-athlete ineligibility.  MacPherson encourages Saint Mary’s University to remove any impediments that may prevent U Sports from making a ruling on the student-athlete eligibility and release the ruling to the public.

Posted at 8:50 am on November 14, 2017

The St. FX Athletes of the Week come from the sports of hockey and cross country.

The Female Athlete of the Week is X-Women Hockey forward Daley Oddy.  Oddy scored the game winning goal Friday night in the X-Women’s 2-1 overtime

Daley Oddy

victory over Mount Allison.  She was also named Player of the Game.

The Male Athlete of the Week is cross country runner Angus Rawling. Rawling finished 10th overall at the U Sports national championship

Angus Rawling

race Sunday in Victoria.  He was also an all Canadian, named to the second all star team.  Rawling is the only the third X-Men runner to receive an All Canadian award and the first since 2008.

Posted at 9:39 am on November 10, 2017

Two athletes with local connections will be making their way into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. Former NHL Stanley Cup Champ Colin White will be

Colin White

inducted during the ceremony. Originally from New Glasgow, White won two cups with the New Jersey Devils in 2000 and 2003.

Amy Cotton of Judique is being inducted after representing Canada in two Olympic games. Cotton competed in judo for 18 years,

Amy Cotton

amassing 13 World Cup Medals. She competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics as a member of team Canada.

The ceremony takes place tonight at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. A combined 5 athletes, one team and two builders will be inducted during the ceremony

Posted at 9:16 am on November 10, 2017

No Loney Bowl game will be played this year. The governing body for university sports in Atlantic Canada, the AUS has determined that no Loney Bowl will be played this year, due to controversy surrounding the 2017 season.

Issues around player eligibility this year with Saint Mary’s resulted in an internal investigation, where it was determined that a conference championship final will not be played this season. Therefore, Acadia, who won the regular season, will advance to the U-Sports Uteck Bowl.

Posted at 7:36 am on November 9, 2017

St. FX X-Men Soccer striker Dan Hayfield has been named the U Sports Men’s Soccer Player of the Year.  The third year player from Exeter, England, finished fourth

Dan Hayfield

in the country in scoring with 13 goals, breaking the St. FX school record for goals scored in a single season.  He also led the AUS in game-winning goals with six.

Hayfield was also named a U Sports All-Canadian, making the first all star team.  X-Men team mate, midfielder Blake Fenton of Halifax joins Hayfield as a U Sports All-Canadian, selected for the second all-star team.

Posted at 10:51 am on November 8, 2017

On Tuesday, it was announced that Sydney Mines native, Johnny Miles was being recognized as the number 7 athlete in the province by the Sport Hall of Fame. In

Johnny Miles winning the 1926 Boston Marthon

collaboration with Canada 150, the Nova Scotia Hall decided to list the 15 greatest athletes in the province, with Miles being recognized this week.

President and CEO of the Hall, Bruce Rainnie says that Miles was a no brainer for the list, having won two Boston Marathton’s. Rainnie says that this was the headline in a Boston newspaper after the 1926 marathon:

Miles is a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon in 1926 and 1929. He is a member of the order of Canada and a two time Olympian.

Posted at 10:52 am on November 7, 2017

Saturday afternoons football game for the St.FX X-Men might not have been the outcome the team was looking for, but head coach Gary Waterman says he is happy with the season overall. The X-Men lost 16-15 in a very defensive game over the weekend to Saint Mary’s, and Waterman says that he is proud to see how the team grew over the year.
Coach Waterman says that the team was dealt a tough hand this year with injuries, but players were able to step up:
When asked about the investigation against Saint Mary’s football team fielding ineligible players, Waterman says everything now is in a “wait-and-see” situation.

Posted at 10:47 am on November 7, 2017

X-Women Rugby fullback Jaelei Meyer and X-Men Soccer defender Alex Taylor are the St. FX Athletes of the Week.  Meyer was a tournament all-star at the U

Jaelei Meyer

Sports National Rugby Championship and named the player of the game in Sunday’s 22-12 Bronze Medal Game victory for the X-Women over Calgary.

Taylor was a leader on the field for the X-Men in their heart-breaking 1-0 loss to UNB in the semi-finals of the AUS Men’s Soccer

Alex Taylor

Championship in Sydney.  Taylor was one of the X-Men’s most consistent players all season.

In football the X-Men Players of the week are running back Jordan Socholotiuk on Offence, Linebacker Kadel King on Defence and Kicker/Punter Jonathan Heidebrecht on Special Teams.

Posted at 8:46 am on November 6, 2017

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 18 Novice swimmers to the Nova Tech North #1 meet in Truro on Saturday, November 4th. This was the first Nova Tech level meet and for some of the squad, their first swim meet ever and they made a splash. Several swimmers recorded new personal best times and enjoyed the excitement of a swim meet too. Three swimmers made Gold Standard times and will now graduate from Novice to Age Group Competition Level, they are: Chase Cooper, Zachary Elsworth, and Olivia Langley