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Local Players Chosen in QMJHL Entry Draft

Several local players were chosen in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s entry draft this week. Two were chosen in the seventh round; forward Riley Sampson of the Cape Breton West Islanders by the Moncton Wildcats and defenceman Dominic MacKenzie of the Pictou County Weeks Majors by the Halifax Mooseheads Three other members of the […]

Sports Roundup – July 3

It took the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ offence a couple of quarters to get rolling Saturday, but the defence was solid from the start in helping to crush the Montreal Alouettes 40-21 at Mosiac Stadium in Regina. The Green Machine’s defence finished with six sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a touchdown in […]

Sports Roundup – July 2

LOCAL SPORTS Antigonish’s Alex Grant has signed a contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. Grant spent the last four seasons with Helsinki, Finland-based team Jokerit, scoring 88 points over 177 regular season games. NATIONAL SPORTS The Winnipeg Jets appear close to naming Rick Bowness as the N-H-L team’s next head coach. […]

Sports Roundup – July 1

LOCAL SPORTS Local armwrestler Gary Kell is in Winnipeg to take part in the Canadian Armwrestling championships on Canada Day, July 1. A multi-year Canadian champ, Kell is looking to add another title to his collection. NATIONAL SPORTS Teoscar Hernandez and Santiago Espinal homered as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 […]

Sports Roundup – June 26

The B-C Lions, led by Canadian quarterback Nathan Rourke’s record night, won their second lopsided game in as many starts Saturday with a 44-3 decision against the visiting Toronto Argonauts. It was the Argos’ first loss of the C-F-L regular season. In the earlier game, the Calgary Stampeders improved to 3 and 0 with a […]

Sports Roundup – June 25

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s bid for a Stanley Cup three-peat is still alive. The defending champions staved off elimination with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for the win. Game 6 of the Cup final goes tomorrow in Tampa. Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk […]

University professor gets recognition from US Open Champion

Recently crowned US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick praised the help he received from his coaches, including a local professor. StFX University sports bio-mechanics professor Sasho MacKenzie was named dropped by Fitzpatrick when the pro golfer was asked about how he improved his game. MacKenzie is one of the co-designers of the Stack System, a tool […]

Scotsburn’s Emma Taylor part of a group of Four Former Rugby X-Women to Play for Rugby 15s Team in New Zealand

A quartet of StFX alums helped power the Canadian Women’s Rugby 15s team to a second place finish in the World Rugby Pacific 4 Series. Scotsburn’s Emma Taylor, as well as fellow former X Women rugby players Tyson Beukeboom, Sara Kaljuvee, and Olivia DeMerchant all saw minutes on the pitch in Canada’s 22-10 victory over […]