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Turple takes Ron MacGillivray 150 At Riverside

Shawn Turple of Enfield edged out Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake to win the Ron MacGillivrary Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway over the weekend. Turple’s margin of victory was tight, just 0.002 second. Craig Slaunwhite of Terrence Bay took third. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish finished 20th. The race saw six lead changes […]

Cape Breton West Islanders and Weeks Major Midgets Players Chosen in Maritime Junior Hockey League Draft

A number of local hockey players heard their name called in  the Maritime Junior Hockey League draft over the weekend. Cape Breton West defenseman Jack Morris was selected second overall by the St. Stephen Aces while his teammate Sean Stewart went two rounds later to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. Pictou County Weeks Midget AAA […]

Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team Hosts Provincial Junior Championships

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, hosted 170 swimmers, from 10 teams across the province for Juniors, Spring Edition, Provincial Championships from June 8th -10th. St. Francis Xavier University provided the perfect venue with an “athlete’s village” residence setting, and phenomenal recreation staff. Over three days of competition PHAST secured 4th overall for the […]

Reports suggest Ryan MacLellan will be Traded to Acadie-Bathurst

Multiple media reports out of Quebec state an Antiognish native will change teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The reports state Memorial Cup Champs Acadie-Bathurst Titan are trading Sydney native Mitchell Balmas to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. In exchange, Acadie-Bathurst will receive the rights to Antigonish’s Ryan MacLellan as well as a […]

Two Local Hockey Players win Provincial Sport Awards

Two athletes with local connections have picked up provincial sport awards. At the Support-4-Sport Awards ceremony Saturday night Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton, a member of the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team was named Female Team Athlete of the Year. Drake Batherson, who grew up in the Antigonish Minor Hockey system, won the Male Team Athlete of […]

AUS announces Winter Sports Schedule

Atlantic University Sport recently announced its winter sports schedules for the 2018-2019 season. The X-Women Hockey team host the Dalhousie Tigers on October 12 while the X-Men’s first home game on September 29, when they take on the St. Mary’s Huskies. The X-Men’s season begins with a road game against the Acadia Axemen on September […]