Monday, May 29, 2017


PORT HAWEKESBURY: With 136 games played with the Junior Pirates, there aren’t many guys who can say they’ve been there for the local team as readily as Port Hawkesbury native Troy Hillier. “I didn’t miss too many games over...
CAPE BRETON: The U-18 Capers volleyball girls have been on a pretty nice run as of late, culminating in a first place finish at the Bedford Blizzard Tournament. The event took place on the weekend of April 7. The local...
STEEP CREEK: Mitchell Warner’s overage year with the local Junior squad was, due to injuries and illness, as tough a season as a player could endure. Still, the young man from Steep Creek reports that he’s awfully pleased to...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Earlier this month, our local roads became familiar territory to Christopher Gagné and Jean-Christophe Renaud, two runners on a cross-county hike intended to raise awareness of the importance of healthy living. “We have a non-profit organization called Cours...
ANTIGONISH: The Cape Breton West Islanders will be heading to British Columbia for the Telus Cup later this month, but later this week the guys will be the centre of attention in Antigonish. “There’s excitement from Pleasant Bay to Arisaig...
ANTIGONISH: It took him a little longer than some to make it to the Junior Pirates, but Antigonish’s Floyd MacDonald is happy to have finished his Junior hockey days with the maroon and white. MacDonald, having grown up in Antigonish,...
PORT HAWKESBURY: You could make a pretty convincing argument that few players over the years committed themselves to the Junior Pirates with more gusto than Nathan Hayes. Having joined the team as a Midget-aged player, Hayes’ career in the Nova...
BROOKFIELD: The Cape Breton West Female Pee Wee A Islanders pulled out the win in the Hockey Nova Scotia North Conference Championship game when facing the Antigonish Bulldogs on March 26. The final was 5-4 and decided in double overtime....
PORT HAWKESBURY:  A new era of Junior B Hockey has begun in the Strait area.  For the first time in its 53-year history, the Junior Pirates team is owned by the community. The initiative to restructure the organization was...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Junior Pirates gathered to celebrate their 53rd consecutive season at the team’s annual banquet last Saturday night with good food, good cheer, and considerable elbow room. The gathering was arguably the most unusual banquet in recent memory,...
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