Port Hawkesbury Paper Tournament up and running

Andrew Touesnard, representing Port Hawkesbury Paper, drops the puck to officially usher in the 39th annual minor hockey tournament bearing his company’s name. He’s joined by the youngest and oldest Strait-Richmond players taking part in the event, Clara Samson and Brett Dakai. Also pictured are (from left) Jeremy Samson, Clara’s dad; Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, Port Hawkesbury’s mayor; and Leon Burt, co-chair of the tournament. (Photos by Grant McDaniel)
For many years, Marc Dube represented Port Hawkesbury Paper at the opening ceremonies of the hockey tourney which his company sponsors. The well-regarded manager died on August 9 of last year, but his memory was honoured during the opening ceremonies of the Port Hawkesbury Paper Tournament last Saturday. Seen here at the Richmond Arena in an opening ceremonies tribute are (from left) Andrew Touesnard, Port Hawkesbury Paper; Dwain Shannon, co-chair of the Port Hawkesbury Paper Tournament; Leon Burt, vice-president of Strait-Richmond Minor Hockey and co-chair of the Port Hawkesbury Paper Tournament; and Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, Port Hawkesbury Mayor.


Following the opening face-off of the Port Hawkesbury Paper tournament, Midget A Pirate Brett Dakai offers the puck to Clara Samson, who plays with the Richmond Initiation team. Clara’s dad, Jeremy Samson, accepts the puck on her behalf.
Pee Wee A Pirate Connor Feltmate had a pair of goals for his crew in their 6-2 win over the Cape Breton West Islanders in the consolation championship at the Richmond Arena.
Pee Wee A Islander Lucas Evans heads into the corner with Pirate Keigan Basque keeping an eye on him.


Strait-Richmond Pirate Colton Keating and Cape Breton West Islander Carter Kuchta battle in the corner during the Pee Wee A consolation championship last Sunday. The Pirates ended up scoring a 6-2 win in that game, and Kuchta had a goal for the West.
The Pirates and Islanders went head-to-head last Sunday for the consolation championship on the Pee Wee A level. Pictured is Islander Von Paul trying to break away from Pirate Kale Hart.


Pee Wee A Pirate Aidan Bernard looks to get a shot away.