Sunday, March 30, 2014

VIDEO: Ice Sharks Fall In Peewee 'A' Provincial Hockey Final

It was a second place finish at provincials for the South Shore Ice Sharks Peewee 'A' hockey team. The club fell 4-3 in overtime to the Sackville Flyers in Sunday's final. Colton Lohnes, Nick Landry and Remi Levesque scored for the South Shore while Jeremy Robar stopped 50 shots. Head Coach Yves Levesque says there is no shame in finishing in second place.

The club also won three tournament banners this year, with another event coming up in early April. Tournament awards went to Nick Collins for top defenseman and Colton Lohnes as most valuable player. Lohnes was also named to the first all-star team along with goaltender Jeremy Robar and Remi Levesque. The game winning goal is shown below.

Lobster Fishermen Need Input Into Study: d'Entremont

Those attending a lobster industry summit held in Halifax this past week included buyers, shippers and processors. However, it didn't represent everyone. According to Progressive Conservative MLA Chris d"Entremont, whose riding of Argyle-Barrington has a large population of lobster fishermen, he says the ones who really make it all work were not at the meeting.

The Maritime lobster fishing industry is getting behind the idea of a one cent levy on catches to help support marketing lobster around the world.

Oak Island Seen As Tourism Bonanza

A famous island on the South Shore is catching the attention of people everywhere, thanks to the medium of television. Oak Island in Mahone Bay is particularly appealing to History Television viewers in the US who are seeing it as an interesting place to visit and to search for buried treasure. Chester-St. Margarets MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse is urging the provincial government to capitalize on the new notoriety and better promote Oak Island as a tourism must-see location.

The History Channel, which features a reality show about two brothers looking for the fabled treasure buried on Oak Island, recently did a survey of its viewers. It indicated more than 100,000 of them would be very interested in visiting Nova Scotia and touring Oak Island. They say the remarkable scenery, the way of life and the lure of possible buried treasure are key reasons.