Thursday, January 10, 2013

MHL: Lumberjacks Send Co-Captain Conrad To Amherst

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks have dealt hometown boy Jacob Conrad to the Amherst Ramblers. The 20-year-old was sent to the Jacks' division foe and will get plenty in return including Jesse McInnis, Brandon Forgeron, the rights to Brett Arthur, Brandon Parker, Ryan Penny, Braydon Wood and future considerations. Conrad is enjoying a solid offensive campaign, notching 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points in 28 games this season. Meanwhile, the Jacks get a few players who can step right into their lineup including McInnis, who has five goals and eight assists in 30 games while Arthur has three goals and six assists in 21 games. 

MHL: Lumberjacks' Warner Traded To Summerside

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks have traded one of their crowd favorites to Summerside. Luke Warner has been dealt to the Western Capitals in exchange for a third-round pick in 2013 and future considerations. The 19-year-old, known for his gritty style of play, scored three goals and 10 assists in 36 games this season for the Jacks. Warner will join a Summerside team that is bolstering its line-up in preparation for hosting the 2013 RBC Cup in May.

Bridgewater Fire Department Fills Outdoor Rinks

A pair of local outdoor skating rinks have been filled with water by the Bridgewater fire department. Members flooded the skating surfaces last night at Kinsmen Field. Now, town councillor Andrew Tanner says they need some cold weather to help them out. Tanner asks people to stay off the rinks until they're ready for use. He hopes enough cold weather will allow the rinks to open early next week.

Queens: Feds Support Three Community Groups

Three organizations in Queens County received a boost today with the announcement of federal dollars for upgrades. South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy announced just over 30-thousand dollars this morning for the Hank Snow Museum, the local baseball club and Port Joli Community Hall. The museum will see more than 11-thousand dollars to conduct some renovations while the Port Joli Community Association will receive nearly 14-thousand dollars to support upgrades. Meanwhile, the Liverpool Baseball Club will use 8-thousands dollars to upgrade the Murray C. Smith baseball field.

Hoops: Horton Drops Park View

In Division 1 boys basketball action the Horton Griffens defeated the Park View Panthers 102- 69. Jake Langille led the Panthers with 16 points while Bradley Fuller of Horton was outstanding with 37 points. The Panthers will play two games today at the prestigious Irving Classic in Moncton New Brunswick.

MHL: 'Jacks Face Timberwolves in Liverpool

After ending a long drought earlier in the week the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks go for a second straight win tonight when they travel to Liverpool to face the Miramichi Timberwolves. The Jacks are coming off a big win against Metro after coach and GM Terry Rhindress stepped down. Don Dodman and Doug Petrie will be guiding the Junior A club the rest of the way. It's also trade deadline day in the MHL and the Jacks have several players that might be moved before this evening's puck drop. The Lumberjacks and the Timberwolves hook up at 7:30PM at Queens Place Emera Centre.

VIDEO: Residents Concerned About School Review Process

Tears were shed and voices were heard as around 100 community members gathered at the Western Shore Fire Hall for an information session on the school review process. Parents and concerned citizens spoke out on many issues including longer bus times, class sizes and the lack of an after-school program if students from Gold River-Western Shore Elementary were moved to Chester District Elementary. Members from Deloitte along with members of the school's study committee gathered at the head of the room to answer questions and collect information. Anil Chakraborty has one child at the school. He says people are willing to stand up to keep their school alive.

Information gathered by the study committee last night will be put into a report and released in early February. A public hearing which will include members of the South Shore Regional School Board will be held next month. For a full schedule of all the public hearings for each of the schools under review, click here . Meanwhile, in the video below, Municipality of Chester councillor Robert Myra and the former manager of capital construction and energy conservation with the South Shore Regional School Board, Wellesley Eisnor, make public comment during the meeting.