Monday, May 27, 2013

Bailey "On Top Of The World" With Memorial Cup Win

Lunenburg's Brennan Bailey says he didn't get any sleep following the Mooseheads thrilling 6-4 win over Portland in the Memorial Cup final. Following the win, Bailey suited up and joined his teammates on the ice in Saskatoon for his chance to lift the top trophy in junior hockey. The-19-year-old didn't get a chance to play during the event, but still enjoyed the ride. He says he's on top of the world.

Bailey says it's been a great experience to be a part of and shared it with his parents by phone following the win. He says the trophy was easy to lift, adding it was lighter than it looked. The Mooseheads return to Halifax Monday evening and Bailey expects to be back in Lunenburg this weekend.

Roseway Spring Fling A Success

The auxiliary at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne is reporting a very successful "Spring Fling" over the weekend. Auxiliary President Barb Henderson-Townsend says the public response was good, despite the wet weather, and thousands of dollars was realized.

More than four thousand dollars was the result. It will go toward the $20,000. the auxiliary is trying to raise toward improvements to the Roseway ER.

No Injuries After House Fire In New Ross

No injuries after a weekend house fire in New Ross. The blaze was reported around 6:30 on Saturday evening. New Ross Fire Chief Lyle Russell says crews worked quickly to contain the fire which began in the bathroom area and spread to the attic. No one was currently living at the home. Russell says it was a rental property which was under renovations. Fire officials believe the blaze was sparked by a soldering gun. The home suffered moderate damage.

Track And Field: South Shore Athletes Make Their Mark

It was quite the weekend of track and field for some South Shore athletes. Locally, James Lucas representing Park View at the NSSAF High School Track and Field Western Regionals won six gold medals. Lucas took gold in the 100 metre, 200 metre, 400 metre, 4 x 100 metre, 4 x 400 metre and long jump in the intermediate boys division. Other multiple gold medal winners include Nigel Getson, Tobias Wolter and Cal Dewolfe of Park View and Jonah Comeau of Bridgewater High. A number of South Shore athletes qualified for provincials, being held later this week at Beazley Field in Dartmouth. Meanwhile across the border, Mattias Wolter of Conquerall Mills qualified for the NCAA Division-1 track and field championships. The product of the University of Louisville won the men's 3,000-metre steeplechase during a meet in North Carolina. Wolter will head to Oregon for the championships June 5-8.

Group Bringing Outdoor Movies To Bridgewater

A small group of volunteers in Bridgewater are bringing movies outdoors. The group, known as Fresh Air Films, will begin showing movies at the end of next month at Shipyards Landing along the LaHave River. One of the organizers, Janice Tanner Ernst, says people can walk up and watch the movie, or paddle up to the site and watch from a kayak or boat. Tanner Ernst says there's been great support from the community.

She says people are encouraged to make donations because it costs between $400-$500 to rent equipment and show each movie. Tanner Ernst says they plan on playing family films to help encourage both kids and adults to come out and watch. A volunteer drive will be held soon for people looking to help out or people can email the group if they're interested at . The first film will be the original Karate Kid on June 28.

Spts-Mooseheads Win The Big One

The Halifax Mooseheads have won the Memorial Cup for the first time. The herd overpowered the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 last night in winning the trophy. Nathan MacKinnon scored a hat trick while Konrad Abeltshauser scored twice for the Mooseheads. Zachary Fucale stopped 40 shots in goal.
Nathan MacKinnon has padded his resume ahead of next month's NHL draft.  The 17-year-old scored a hat trick and had two assists last night in the championship game. MacKinnon was also named tournament MVP.  He's expected to be a top-three pick when NHL teams convene in Newark, New Jersey.

Spts-Whalen Qualifies For NCAA Championships

Chelsea Whalen of Liverpool led the charge over the weekend for the Florida State Seminoles in Greensboro, North Carolina. She ended up qualifying for the U.S. National Championships in both the javelin and the shot-put. Whalen qualified sixth overall in the East in the javelin with a new personal-best throw of 49.40 meters. She followed that up in the shot-put as the No. 5 qualifier in the East with a throw of 16.26m. Whalen is now heading to the NCAA Division-1 Championships in Eugene, Oregon June 5-8.