Friday, February 15, 2013

Hank Snow Tribute Returning To Queens

Organizers of this summer's Hank Snow Tribute are celebrating today after confirming the event will head back to Liverpool. The Friends of Hank Snow Society say the Tribute will be headlined by Canada's Queen of Country Music, Carroll Baker and Ryan Cook will act as the honorary chair. The event is planned for August 15-18. Co-Chair of the Tribute, Charlotte White, says it should help boost tourism to the area.

The Tribute has been held in Bridgewater at the South Shore Exhibition for the last number of years. Dozens of bands are expected to play at the event, which includes an open mic show and song writer's circle. Early bird tickets are available at the Hank Snow Museum or by visiting here .

Ice Sharks Host Third Annual Shootout Tourney

The South Shore Atom 'AAA' Sharks host the third annual shoot-out tournament this weekend. The Sharks, along with 11 other teams from places like Truro, Cape Breton, Yarmouth and Antigonish are participating in the event. Games begin this morning at 10 and will be held in Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Chester. All semi-final, consolation and championship games are planned for Sunday in Lunenburg. A full schedule is below.

3rd. Annual South Shore Atom AAA Shark Shoot-out 2013 Tournament Schedule
Division A Division B
1. South Shore Ice Sharks 7. TASA
2. Truro 8. Antigonish
3. Halifax 9. Cape Breton West
4. Glace Bay Miners 10. Bedford
5. Sherwood Falcons (PEI) 11. Kent South Flames (NB)
6. Western Valley         12. Yarmouth

Friday Feb. 15th. (All Friday Games are 3-12 minute periods)
Lunenburg Arena
Times RM. Teams RM.
10:00am. 5 South Shore vs. Western Valley 1
11:15am. 4 Truro vs. Sherwood 3
12:30pm. 5 Halifax vs. Glace Bay 1
1:45pm. 4 South Shore vs. Sherwood 3
4:00pm. 5 Truro vs. Glace Bay 1
5:15pm. 4 Halifax vs. Western Valley 3
6:30pm. 5 Antigonish vs. Yarmouth 1

Bridgewater Arena
Times RM. Teams RM.
2:00pm. 1 Cape Breton vs. Antigonish 4
3:15pm. 2 TASA vs. Kent Flames 3
4:30pm. 1 Cape Breton vs. Bedford 4

Chester Arena
Times RM. Teams RM.
10:00am. 1 Yarmouth vs. TASA 4
11:15am. 2 Bedford vs. Kent Flames 3

Saturday Feb. 16th. (ALL Remaining games are at the Lunenburg Arena)
ALL Saturday Games, including the Quarter-Finals are 3-12 minute periods
Times RM. Teams RM.
8:00am. 5 Antigonish vs. Kent 1
9:15am. 4 Truro vs. Western Valley 3
10:30am. 5 South Shore vs. Glace Bay 1
11:45am. 4 Sherwood vs. Halifax 3
1:00pm. 5 Bedford vs. Yarmouth 1
2:15pm. 4 Cape Breton vs. TASA 3

Quarter-Finals (Top 4 Teams of Division A & B go to the Quarter-Finals)
Game # Times RM. Teams RM.
19 3:45pm. 5 Team 1A vs. Team 4A 1
20 5:00pm. 4 Team 2A vs. Team 3A 3
21 6:15pm. 5 Team 1B vs. Team 4B 1
22 7:30pm. 4 Team 2B vs. Team 3B 3

Sunday Feb. 17th. Semi-Finals, Consolation Games & Finals

Consolation Games (All Consolation Games are 3-12 Minute Periods)
Games Times RM. Teams RM.
S1 Consolation Semi’s 8:00am. 5 A5 vs. B6 1
S2 Consolation Semi’s 9:20am. 4 A6 vs. B5 3

Consolation Final
Times RM. Teams RM.
2:00pm. 5 WS1 vs. WS2 1

Championship Games (All Championship Games are 3-15 Minute Periods)
Games Times RM. Teams RM.
23 Semi-Final #1 10:40am. 5 WG19 vs. WG22 1
24 Semi-Final #2 12:20pm. 4 WG20 vs. WG21 3

Championship Game

3:30pm. RM. 4 WG23 vs. WG24 RM. 3

Clippers Sweep Fundy; Await Semi-Final Opponent

The Chester Clippers have clinched a spot in the Nova Scotia Junior 'C' hockey semi-finals. Jeremy Church and Ryan Horsman each scored three goals as the Clippers skated to a 10-1 win over the Fundy Phantoms last night in Brookfield, sweeping the best-of-five series, 3-0. Scott MacSween added two goals while Jack Strowbridge and Mathieu Bourgeois each scored once. Ben Bailey recorded the win in goal for Chester. The semi-finals are scheduled to begin February 23rd in Chester. The club's semi-final opponent has yet to be determined.

Bridgewater High Hosts Division-Two Hoops Regionals

Bridgewater High School is hosting the senior boys' division-two basketball regionals over the next two days. The local club will host Middleton at 5pm this evening. The other semi-final pits Central Kings against Kings Edgehill at 7pm. Play continues at noon Saturday with the consolation game and championship at 2:00. Middleton hosts provincials in two weeks time. The two highest teams from this weekend's regional's will advance.

Jacks' Look To Clinch Postseason Berth

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks will try to make it back to back wins tonight when they welcome the Dieppe Commandos. The Bridgewater club has been off since an impressive 5-2 victory over Campbellton eight days ago. The Jacks can officially punch their playoff ticket this weekend. A win tonight combined with a Metro loss tomorrow in Truro would clinch a post-season berth for the locals. The Lumberjacks and Dieppe hook up tonight at 7 at the Bridgewater Arena.

Radiothon Another Huge Success

It was another huge success. The Health Services Foundation along with CKBW and HANK FM helped raise more than $66,000 towards new ventilators for the local health authority.The foundations, Bernadette Jordan says members aren't getting hung up on falling short of their goal of raising $80,000. She says they will look at others ways to make up the $14,000 needed to purchase the new ventilators.

Yesterday's, radiothon at the South Shore Regional Hospital was the third annual.