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Sports Roundup – November 24

University Hockey: The U SPORTS No. 2 UNB Reds scored early and often, beating the visiting StFX X-Men 8-1. Mark Tremaine scored the lone X-Men goal. The Reds outshot the X-Men 53-14. The X-Men, now 6-8-2, visit Dalhousie on Wednesday. University Basketball: The StFX X-Men earned a 99-91 overtime victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks at […]

Sports Roundup – November 23

LOCAL SPORTS In University Hockey: Goaltender Étienne Montpetit handled 30 shots in backstopping the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus to a 3-0 shutout victory over the X-Men on Friday. Moncton scored once in each period for the win. Both the X-Men and Aigles Bleus were each 0 for 3 on the power play. The X-Men […]

Former X-Men Henoc Muamba named CFL’s Top Canadian Player

Montreal Alouettes linebacker and former X-man Henoc Muamba was named the Most Outstanding Canadian during last night’s presentation of the Shaw CFL awards. 2019 was Muamba’s second season with Montreal and featured the team’s first playoff appearance since 2014. Muamba had 93 tackles on the season. On the same night, X-Men kicker punter Kieran Burnham […]

Paul MacLean to Become Assistant Coach of Columbus Blue Jackets

Antigonish native Paul MacLean will soon be behind the bench for the Columbus Blue Jackets.The NHL team formally announced MacLean’s hire as an assistant coach today. Blue Jackets Head Coach John Tortorella says MacLean’s primary focus is going to be the power play. Tortorella, speaking to reporters in Columbus prior to tonight’s game with Detroit […]

Local Residents Lesley Sobey and Terry Richardson Receive National Special Olympics Awards

Two Pictou County natives are recipients of national awards from Special Olympics Canada. Lesley Sobey is the winner of the Jim Thompson Award, given to an operational volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the Special Olympics movement locally, provincially and nationally. Sobey was a leader in bringing the rhythmic gymnastics program to Pictou […]