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Cape Breton West Islanders’ MacPherson, MacDonald offered Free Agent Try-Outs with Halifax Mooseheads

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.
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Patty Kyte, son of St. FX Vice President Murray Kyte, joins Halifax Mooseheads

A player with ties to St. FX University has signed with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  Defenceman Patty Kyte, son of St. FX Vice

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President of Advancement Murray Kyte, scored nine goals and had 29 assists in 53 games in Junior “A” hockey  with Ontario’s Pembroke Lumber Kings last season.  The Kytes are a family of athletes; his dad played alongside Steve Yzerman while growing up in the Ottawa area. Patty’s grandfather John starred at St. FX in Track and Field, Rugby, Basketball and boxing and his uncle, former defenceman Jim Kyte played close to 600 games in the NHL in Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, Calgary, Ottawa and San Jose.

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Blade Mann-Dixon of Antigonish helps his new team, the Halifax Mooseheads in their quest for the Post-Season

The Halifax Mooseheads may finally have found some stability in their crease, all thanks to Antigonish native Blade Mann-Dixon. Early in the season, Halifax had no problem scoring goals with power forwards like Niko Hischer and Maxime Fortier.
Blade Mann-Dixon was acquired during the trade deadline over Christmas break and has proven to be a leader on the ice for the Herd as they head into the post season push.
Halifax’s Assistant Coach Jim Midgley says having a veteran prescence in the blue paint has been pivital over the last month for the Moosehead’s:
With around 20 games left in the regular season, the Moosehead`s are hoping to push up in the standings for a better playoff seed.
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Brad Kennedy excited to be suiting up for the Halifax Mooseheads

An Antigonish `Q` League player is looking forward to lacing up closer to home.  Brad Kennedy has been traded from the Charlottetown Islanders to the Halifax Mooseheads.     In return the Islanders received a sixth- and ninth-round pick this year and Moncton’s fourth-round pick in 2017.   The overage player says it’s a perfect fit for his last season in the league and there are no regrets about his time of the island.

Meanwhile, a number of local players have been drafted in the `Q.`   You can find the complete list on our website 989xfm.ca.