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Al MacInnis named the Nova Scotia’s #3 Athlete of All Time

The pride of Port Hood has been announced as Nova Scotia’s number three athlete of all time. The province’s sports hall of fame is unveiling the top 15 athletes, and

Al MacInnis hoists the Stanley Cup with Calgary

Al MacInnis is ranked as the number 3 athlete after amassing a Stanley Cup and Olympic gold medal.

President and CEO of the Hall, Bruce Rainnie says that MacInnis is regarded as one of the ebst defensemen to ever put skates on and play in the NHL. Rainnie says that an Antigonish native spotted MacInnis’ talent at an early age:
MacInnis is known to have one of the hardest slapshots in league history and won the honour 7 times at the NHL all star games.
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New Glasgow’s Johnny Miles, Port Hood’s Al MacInnis and Bruce Beaton under consideration for Nova Scotia’s top 15 athletes

The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame is asking residents to help them name the top 15 athletes of the province. The list has 25 athletes ranging from hockey to gymnastics

Al MacInnis hoists the Stanley Cup with Calgary

to paddling, and from all across the province.

Bruce Rainnie is the CEO and President of the Hall, and says some athletes were easier than others to include on this list. Al MacInnis  of Port Hoodwas a unanimous selection to make the top 25:
Rainnie says that athletes such as Port Hood’s Bruce Beaton deserve recognition on this list. Beaton was a driving force for two CFL Grey Cups:

Bruce Beaton with the Grey Cup

Fans can vote by visiting the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame website until July 17th. Other locals on the list include marathon runner, Johnny Miles who has connections in the New Glasgow area.
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Johnny Miles, Al MacInnis among leading candidates for Nova Scotia’s Top Athletes

A list is being compiled to determine the greatest 15 athletes in Nova Scotia sporting history. It is a project that coincides with Canada 150, where the Nova Scotia Sports

Johnny Miles winning the 1926 Boston Marthon

Hall of Fame selects the greatest athletes to put on skates, lace up shoes or compete in any event.

The leading candidate is Sidney Crosby, but some locals are also getting attention as ballots go in for the list. Al MacInnis of Port

Al MacInnis hoists the Stanley Cup with Calgary

Hood and Johnny Miles, originally from Sydney but has strong roots in Pictou County are front runners to be in the top 15. The list will be rolled out weekly starting in September, with the #1 pick being revealed in November.