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Posted at 10:36 am on January 18, 2018

The 15th annual Bonvie MacDonald Rinks to Links Celebrity Golf Classic is fast approaching, and registration is open. The event will take place on Thursday, June 14th and Friday, June 15th.

This year, the Gala Dinner & Auction will be held on Thursday, followed by a day on the course on Friday. You can register online on the rinks 2 links website.


Posted at 8:15 am on January 17, 2018

The St.FX men’s hockey team falls, while the women maintain in the weekly U-Sport rankings. The X-Men fall from number one in the country to second, behind only UNB. The X-men lost in a shootout to UNB over the weekend, but took home a win over UPEI. Meanwhile, the X-Women sit fourth in the country, even though they only have 1 regulation loss this season. They sit with a 14-1-2 record on the year.


Posted at 10:54 am on January 16, 2018

The St. FX Athletes of the Week both hail from the sport of hockey.

Carley Molnar

The Female Athlete of the Week is X-Women goaltender Carley Molnar, stopping 16 shots for St. FX in 2-0 shutout of Dalhousie

in Halifax on Sunday. It was her third shutout of the season. She’s currently second in the AUS in save percentage and goals against average

Matt Needham

for the first place X-Women.

The Male Athlete of the Week is X-Men forward Matt Needham. He was the player of the game for the X-Men in their 5-2 victory over the UPEI Panthers, scoring two goals and adding an assist. He also played a strong game in a 2-1 shootout loss to UNB on Saturday night.


Posted at 1:04 pm on January 12, 2018

A former Antigonish minor hockey player and World Junior Gold medalist has fond memories of playing in the area. Drake Batherson had the hot stick in Buffalo

Drake Batherson

scoring 7 goals for Canada during this years tournament.

Batherson resided in the Antigonish area during his early playing days and says that the hockey program in the area allowed him the opportunity to get more ice time than he could ever imagine:
To hear the full interview with Drake Batherson, listen to Inside Sports this Sunday night at 6:00.


Posted at 8:54 am on January 10, 2018

St. FX X-Women Hockey Forward Sarah Bujold is the AUS Female Athlete of the Week. Bujold had a four point weekend for the X-Women including three goals.

Sarah Bujold

She had a goal and an assist in last Friday’s 6-3 win over Moncton, and two goals against UPEI on Saturday.


Posted at 8:52 am on January 10, 2018

St.FX hockey teams continue to be front runners in the country after the weekly U-Sport rankings. The X-Women find themselves settling into 4th place in the nation and first overall in the AUS. Meanwhile, the men jump up to first in the AUS and country after a big weekend win over UNB.

On Friday, the men play at home against UPEI, while the women host UNB on Saturday.


Posted at 10:47 am on January 2, 2018

A Truro native who broke the colour barrier in professional hockey has died at the age of 87. Art Dorrigton, who became the first black professional hockey player, signed with the New York Rangers in 1950. His signing came two years after Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in baseball.

Dorrington never got the call up to skate for the Rangers, but he played in the minors for nearly a decade, first with the Atlantic City Sea Gulls and later for the Philadelphia Ramblers. Dorrington was the leading scorer in the Eastern Hockey League from 1954 to 1956. A broken leg in the late 1950’s ended Dorington’s career.

However Dorington’s love for the sport never faded and he and his wife Dorothie began a foundation in Atlantic City to teach hockey to low-income kids. The foundation’s motto was, “On the ice,Off the Street”. The foundation provided free gear and instruction, with a focus on life skills and education.


Posted at 9:21 am on December 27, 2017

Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton will be representing team Canada at the upcoming Olympics. The news came today as Hockey Canada announced their roster for the 2018 games in South Korea. Turnbull, along with Jill Saulnier of Halifax are the first Nova Scotians to ever make the Women’s Olympic Hockey team.


Posted at 11:08 am on December 18, 2017

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team recorded sweet times at the Candy Cane invitational Meet held at Centennial Pool, Halifax over the weekend The twenty two member squad, some of whom were swimming at age group level for the first time, powered through the three day meet, dropping time and capturing top eight finishes, medals, and new team records. Malcom Cameron swam to Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke, and Silver in the 50m Breaststroke setting new team records in all Breaststroke events. Aidan Doucet powered to Bronze in the 50m Butterfly, and Silver in the 100m Butterfly, setting new team records in both Butterfly swims.

Colleen MacLeod took Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke. Matthew Penner took Bronze in the 400m Freestyle. Abby Poffenroth swam to Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke setting 4 new team records. Lily Poffenroth took Silver in 100m Freestyle. Anna Robinson captured Bronze in the 200m Butterfly setting 4 new team records. Relay Teams captured Bronze in the 200m Women’s 14-15 Freestyle Relay, 4th in the Men’s 200m Relay, and 4th in the Women’s under 14 200m Relay. The Mixed 400m Relay teams swam to 7th and 4th place.


Posted at 10:34 am on December 11, 2017

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 13 Novice level swimmers to the Nova Tech North 2 Meet in Sydney Sunday. The swimmers had a great meet with several new personal best times recorded and 3 bronze level medals. Ayvah Johnson, Lily MacPhail, and Oliver Long received Bronze medal standings.

 

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, had two swimmers qualify to swim with a Swim Nova Scotia Travel team to Maine. Hannah Austen and Josh Elsworth met the time qualifications for the 23rd Annual Bowdoin College Open in Brunswick Maine, over the weekend. The Swim Nova Scotia Team had swimmers age 13-15, competing in this international meet. This was the second time both Austen and Elsworth had made the cut for a Team Nova Scotia Travel team. The results from the weekend show the Austen, Elsworth and the rest of Team Nova Scotia worked hard to make this province proud! Both swimmers took part in I—M Relay action and both placed in the top 20 in this highly competitive event.