Friday, August 30, 2013

MODL: Providing Funds For Lunenburg Arena

The Lunenburg Arena is getting a financial boost from its neighbouring municipality. The District of Lunenburg is providing $8,000 to the town to help pay operational costs at the facility. Mayor Don Downe says they're trying to lend a hand when they can.

The funding brings the municipality's total contribution for the rink to $15,000. Downe says the municipality has also agreed to review its policy on providing grants to towns and facilities before the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Baseball Playoffs: Bulldogs Take Down Halifax

In the Bantam AAA baseball playoffs in Bridgewater. The local Bulldogs got off to a good start thanks to some solid pitching Brice Zinn. The 'Dogs beat Halifax 5-3. Ryan O'Tool has a pair of RBI's in the victory to break the game open. The Bulldogs take the field again this afternoon at 3 o'clock. They will host Dartmouth.

Mooseheads Cut Brennan Bailey

The Halifax Mooseheads have parted ways with Lunenburg's Brennan Bailey. The 19-year-old defenseman was cut by the Moose Friday morning before their game against Cape Breton tonight at the Halifax Forum. Bailey was part of the club's Memorial Cup season last year, playing 14 games and notching a goal and an assist. Bailey was acquired by the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks at this summer's MHL draft in Pictou. He also played major midget hockey with the South Shore Mustangs.

Spts-Local Morning Sports Wrap

The South Shore Mustangs doubled the Valley Wildcats 6-3 last night in an exhibition hockey game in Bridgewater. Leading the scoring was Keith Getson with a hat-track. Singles were scored by Travis Parks, Joel Cottreau and Colby Muise. The Mustangs' next exhibiton game will be Sunday at 1 pm, again at the Bridgewater Arena, when the team hosts the Halifax MacDonalds.

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks hit the ice again tonight at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.
The Jacks will be hosting the Yarmouth Mariners for another pre-season MHL exhibition game. It kicks off at 7 o'clock.

The Bridgewater Bulldog Bantam Triple-A baseball team is hosting the Nova Scotia Provincials in Bridgewater this weekend.  Play gets underway at the Kinsmen Field this morning at 10 with Bridgewater facing off against Hammonds Plains.  The Bridgewater team also plays at 3 pm and again at 10 am & 3 pm on Saturday.