Cape Breton West Islanders

Posted at 10:50 am on February 26, 2018

Some local players in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League picked up major awards and all-star honours over the weekend. 

Stephen Fox of the Cape Breton West Islanders captured two honours; Most Valuable Player and Leading Scorer for the Regular Season. Cape Breton West’s Kyle MacDonald was named coach of the Year.

Four local players were honoured as league all-stars. Goalie Andrew MacLeod of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets, Defenceman Sean Stewart of Cape Breton West and Forward Calum MacPherson of Cape Breton West were named to the first all-star team.

Defenceman Jack Morris of Cape Breton West was picked for the second all-star team.

Posted at 7:11 am on July 28, 2017

 An Antigonish native is hoping to make his way onto Team Canada’s Under 17 roster. Telus Cup hero Logan Chisholm and 111 other players are at Canada’s under 17 development camp, looking for a chance to represent his country.
Canada’s national under-17 development camp is an intense seven days, with games, practices, educational seminars and team-building events. Chisholm had a stand-out 2016-17 season, culminating with his Cape Breton West Islanders bringing home the national title from the TELUS Cup. Chisholm scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals in the championship matchup.

Posted at 9:36 am on July 21, 2017

Two Antigonish natives have been offered try-outs with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Halifax Mooseheads.  Both players, Right Winger Calum MacPherson and Centre Fearghus MacDonald, were members of the Telus Cup Champion Cape Breton West Islanders last season.  MacPherson had an assist on a key third period goal for the Islanders in their gold medal win.  MacPherson was taken in the third round in the Maritime Junior Hockey League draft  by Summerside.
MacDonald was a strong contributor for the Islanders in their championship run, with nine points in 11 post-season games.  He was picked in the 10th round of the Maritime Junior Hockey League draft by the Woodstock Slamers.
In all, the Mooseheads invited eight free agent players to camp.  They’ll report to week one of training camp beginning August 17th.

Posted at 10:10 am on June 12, 2017

 A number of local players were taken in the Maritime Junior Hockey League draft.
Six members of the Telus Cup Champion Cape Breton West Islanders were chosen including Stephen Fox, taken first overall by the South Shore Lumberjacks. Fox’s cousin, Malcolm MacEachern was selected by the Amherst Ramblers.  The Summerside Western Capitals picked Callum MacPherson while the Woodstock Slammers selected Fearghus MacDonald.  Goaltender Colton Ellis rights were picked up by the Marimichi Timberwolves.
Players with the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets also garnered some interest.  Hunter Martin was taken by the Amherst Ramblers, Andrew MacLeod , Jaden Mason and Mason Hawley were chosen by the hometown Pictou County Weeks Crushers, while Gavin Hart  and Carson Lanceleve were picked by Truro. Rowan Sears was selected by the Yarmouth Mariners.

Posted at 8:53 am on June 5, 2017

Several members of the Telus Cup Champion Cape Breton West Islanders will be attending training camps for Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams this summer.
The QMJHL held its annual draft over the weekend in Saint John.
Forward Logan Chisholm was chosen in the second round, and 35th overall by the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  Another forward from the Islanders, Jacob Stewart was picked 43rd by the Moncton Wildcats.  Stewart’s cousin, Sean Stewart, also a forward with the Islanders, was picked by Wildcats in the 11th round.   Also in the 11th round, Islanders defencemen, Jack Morris was taken by Rimouski.    Colton Ellis, who backstopped the Islanders to the Telus Cup title, had his QMJHL rights traded from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to Rimouski in exchange for Sherbrooke’s first round pick next year.
Members of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets taken the draft included forward Martin Hunter by Sherbrooke in the 7th round, forward Jaden Mason by Moncton in the 8th round and forward Gavin Hart by Halifax in the 12th round.

Posted at 9:44 am on May 16, 2017

The Cape Breton West Islanders celebrated a banner year after winning the 2017 Telus Cup in Prince George B.C., resulting in congratulations for the town of Antigonish. At last evenings town council meeting, Mayor Laurie Boucher and council extended regards to the team, of which 9 players are from the Antigonish area.

Boucher says watching the team advance all the way to the finals resulted in a great deal of community pride across through the region, and across the province:


Boucher says that after the host team was eliminated from the tournament, many locals in the Prince George area latched onto the West Islanders during the final rounds because of the sportsmanship displayed by the team.

Posted at 2:15 pm on May 1, 2017

The Cape Breton West Islanders are the Canadian Midget AAA Hockey Champions.  The Islanders rallied from a 4-2 first period deficit to down the Quebec Champion Saint Francois Blizzard 5-4 in overtime.    Logan Chisholm tied the game with 5:51 in the third period and won it 5:39 into overtime.  It is the first time an Atlantic team has won the Canadian Midget Hockey title.  Stephen Fox of the Islanders also had two goals.

Islanders goaltender Colten Ellis stopped 43 shots for the win.

Posted at 8:45 am on June 6, 2016

A number of local players were selected in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s draft over the weekend.  Three members of the Cape Breton West Islanders were taken in the fourth round.  Goaltender Colten Ellis of Whycocomagh was picked by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Forward Jacob Hudson of Antigonish was taken by the Moncton Wildcats, while Defenceman Ryan MacLellan of Antigonish was selected by Cape Breton.
In the 7th Round, Forward Jake Martin  of New Glasgow from the Weeks Major Midgets was chosen by Cape Breton, while forward Kevin Mason of Pictou County, also with the Weeks Midgets was picked by the Saint John Seadogs.
In the 11th Round, Forward Logan Timmons of Cheticamp, who played with the Cape Breton West Islanders was chosen by Val d’or.

Posted at 10:36 am on November 2, 2015

Maritime Junior Hockey League

Pictou County Weeks Crushers 4 Dieppe Commandos 2

AUS Women’s Hockey

St. FX 2 Moncton 0

AUS Men’s Soccer

St. FX 4 Saint Mary’s 1

AUS Women’s Soccer

St. FX 2 Saint Mary’s 0

Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League

Valley Maple Leafs 5 Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Bulldogs 2

Pictou County Scotians 9 Cumberland County Blues 2

Major Midget Hockey

Kensington Wild (PEI) 7 Cape Breton West Islanders 1

Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets 3 Miramichi Rivermen (New Brunswick) 0

Midget AA Hockey

Antigonish Bulldogs 6 Cape Breton County 0

Major Bantam Hockey

ACCEl Hawks 4 The Novas 0


Rouyn-Noranda 6 Cape Breton 5 (OT)

Val-d’Or 2 Charlottetown 1 (OT)

Quebec 4 Gatineau 3

Blainville-Boisbriand 5 Drummondville 1
World Series

Kansas City 7 N.Y. Mets 2

(Kansas City wins best-of-seven series 4-1)


Ottawa 12 Hamilton 6

Edmonton 40 Montreal 22


Kansas City 45 Detroit 10

St. Louis 27 San Francisco 6

New Orleans 52 N.Y. Giants 49

Minnesota 23 Chicago 20

Houston 20 Tennessee 6

Tampa Bay 23 Atlanta 20

Arizona 34 Cleveland 20

Baltimore 29 San Diego 26

Cincinnati 16 Pittsburgh 10

Oakland 34 N.Y. Jets 20

Seattle 13 Dallas 12

Denver 29 Green Bay 10


San Jose 4 Colorado 3

Tampa Bay 4 Carolina 3

Montreal 5 Winnipeg 1

Buffalo 2 N.Y. Islanders 1

Anaheim 4 Nashville 2


Toronto 3 Albany 2 (OT)

Springfield 5 Providence 2

Lehigh Valley 5 Hershey 4 (SO)

Bridgeport 3 Utica 2 (OT)

Chicago 2 Manitoba 0

Rochester 3 Hartford 2

Texas 4 Bakersfield 2

Rockford 2 Iowa 0

San Jose 4 Ontario 2


Atlanta 94 Charlotte 92

San Antonio 95 Boston 87

Toronto 106 Milwaukee 87

Miami 109 Houston 89

Chicago 92 Orlando 87

Oklahoma City 117 Denver 93

Dallas 103 L.A. Lakers 93


New York City 1 D.C. 0

Vancouver 0 Portland 0

Columbus 2 Montreal 1

Seattle 2 Dallas 1

Posted at 2:38 pm on October 19, 2015

AUS Women’s Rugby

St. FX 24 Acadia 10

AUS Men’s Soccer

Dalhousie 3 St. FX 1

AUS Women’s Soccer

Dalhousie 2 St. FX 1

AUS Exhibition Women’s Basketball

At Dal Centennial Tournament

Saint Mary’s 71 St. FX 50

Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League

Valley Maple Leafs 4 Strait Pirates 1

Midget AA Hockey

Antigonish Bulldogs 3 New Waterford 2

Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League

Cape Breton West Islanders 6 Charlie’s Pizza South Shore Mustangs 4

Steele Subaru Major Midgets 6 Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets 0

Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League

All Credit Auto Senators 5 The Novas 2

MLB post-season


N.Y. Mets 4 Chicago Cubs 1

(New York leads best-of-seven series 2-0)


Hamilton 23 Montreal 11


Minnesota 16 Kansas City 10

Miami 38 Tennessee 10

N.Y. Jets 34 Washington 20

Pittsburgh 25 Arizona 13

Cincinnati 34 Buffalo 21

Detroit 37 Chicago 34 (OT)

Denver 26 Cleveland 23 (OT)

Houston 31 Jacksonville 20

Carolina 27 Seattle 23

San Francisco 25 Baltimore 20

Green Bay 27 San Diego 20

New England 34 Indianapolis 27


St. Louis 4 Winnipeg 2

New Jersey 2 N.Y. Rangers 1 (OT)

Anaheim 4 Minnesota 1

Edmonton 2 Vancouver 1 (OT)

Los Angeles 2 Colorado 1


Portland 5 Hershey 2

Albany 3 Toronto 2

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 Bridgeport 1

Hartford 5 Syracuse 2

Texas 7 Rockford 2


D.C. United 4 Chicago 0

New York 4 Philadelphia 1

Seattle 1 Houston 1

Portland 5 Los Angeles 2