Friday, November 15, 2013

Mustangs Fall To Moncton At Monctonian

The Charlies Pizza South Shore Mustangs fell to Moncton today in their second game of the Monctonian tournament in Moncton. Keith Getson scored twice and Ty Duffus added another, but the Mustangs lost 5-3. The loss squares their tournament record to 1-1. The Mustangs will play Notre Dame Saturday to wrap up round-robin play.

Glen Murray: Park View, Bridgewater Renew Rivalry

Hometown pride is on the line tonight as a pair of Bridgewater high school hockey teams square off at the Glen Murray Tournament. The Bridgewater Vikings, fresh off a 3-2 win earlier today over Yarmouth, will meet the Park View Panthers following the tournament's opening ceremonies. Both teams are 1-0. Bridgewater assistant coach Michael Hubley says the rivalry between the two schools is strong.

The game is slated for 8pm this evening at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena.

Curlers Hold Bottle Drive To Help Winter Games Push

Got any spare bottles laying around? A group of curlers are looking for your refundable's to help raise money on their road to the Canada Winter Games. A bottle drive will be held Saturday morning at the Bridgewater Curling Club from 9am until 2pm. One of the organizers, Monique Hillier-Conrad, says there is plenty of local kids to support.

Hillier-Conrad is hoping to raise around $700 for new equipment like grippers and broom heads. Both teams are involved in the Elite Six playdowns, which are scheduled for January in Shelburne, February in Bridgetown and March in Halifax.

NDP's Dexter Could Step Aside Saturday

New Democrats in the province may lose their most familiar face this weekend. Leader Darrell Dexter will make an announcement Saturday in Halifax at the party's provincial executive meeting. Dexter's future has been up in the air after the NDP were knocked from power to third-party status in last month's election. He also wasn't able to win his own seat of Cole Harbour-Portland Valley. Newcomer Tony Ince of the Liberals was able to steal away the seat in the October election in which turned to be a tough night for the NDP. Dexter's announcement will be made at MLA Maureen MacDonald's constituency office, who has taken on the role of leader in the house. The Queens County native has been leader of the party 2001.

Lumberjacks Acquire Goaltender From Valley

A frantic few hours for the owner of the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks. Ken Petrie was left scrambling after goaltender Billy Clarke collided with a player and was injured during the team's practice Thursday night. Clarke is expected to miss the next few games. Petrie had to find another goalie before tonight's game, so he traded a 10th round pick in 2014 to the Valley Wildcats for Jeff Arkin. The 20-year-old Arkin is winless in six games this season with a 3.21 goals against average. He'll be in the lineup tonight for the Lumberjacks game against Pictou County.

Emergency Exercise Planned For Bridgewater

The area around the Bridgewater Justice Centre will be one to avoid Saturday morning. Between 9:30 and 12:00pm, police, ambulances and other emergency groups will be on scene, taking part in an emergency exercise. Bridgewater Police Chief John Collyer says its an opportunity for all agencies to hone their skills at working together and responding to emergency situations.

For motorists, there will be barricades at two locations on High Street so it will be best to avoid the area. Barricades will be up at High and Empire Streets with traffic being detoured east onto Empire Street or north on High Street toward Victoria Road. Also, at High and Anne Streets with traffic detoured southbound on High Street or eastbound on Anne Street back toward Dominion Street. It should be over by Noon.

Update: Sea Trials Expected Soon For Bluenose II

It's another large step forward in bringing Bluenose II back to life. The famous schooner will undergo sea trials within the next month to ensure the vessel is seaworthy after a three year rebuild project in Lunenburg. Heritage Minister Tony Ince says the tests will determine when the iconic vessel will be ready for public sailing tours.

The restoration project is being carried out by the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance. The cost of the project remains in the area of $16 million.

Higher Gas Prices

New Brunswick's utility regulator decided to only raise gas prices less than half a cent yesterday. However, for some reason in this province, the utility and review board has increased prices overnight by four times as much. Regular self serve is up at South Shore pumps this morning (Friday) by two cents to $1.27.3 per litre. High test has been increased by the same amount to $1.36.3. Diesel is unchanged though at $1.34.4 per litre.

Mustangs Open Monctonian Tourney With Win

The Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs opened up with a win at the Monctonian Major Midget Challenge Cup in Moncton. Scott Perry, Ty Duffus and Alex Nauss scored as the Mustangs defeated Burlington, Ontario 3-1. The Mustangs will play again Friday against Moncton.

Park View Wins, Bridgewater Ties At Glen Murray

Logan Cleveland scored a hat-trick as the Park View Panthers beat West Kings 6-4 to open the Glen Murray Hockey tournament in Bridgewater. Wesley Demone also scored twice while Jeremy Key added the other. In other games, Bridgewater tied Clare 3-3 and Sir John A MacDonald doubled Forest Heights 6-3. A big local match-up Friday night as Bridgewater and Park View square off at 8pm at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena.

Lumberjacks Battle Pictou On Home Ice

A busy weekend for the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks. They begin a stretch of three games in three days when they host Pictou County tonight at 7pm at the Clearwater Seafoods Arena. They also travel to Amherst Saturday and Dieppe on Sunday.