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StFX soccer player wins athlete of the month

A StFX soccer player has been named athlete of the month in the conference.

Midfielder Dan Hayfield has taken the AUS men's honour; he had at least a point in each of his five games played last month.

He scored seven points over the five-game stretch.

Photo credit: goxgo.ca

 

Antigonish Co. native commits to X-Women

Josie Chisholm of Antigonish Co., has committed to the X-Women hockey team for the 2018-19 season.

The Linwood native will join the team's blueline; she played most of her minor hockey in Antigonish.

Chisholm's coming off her second consecutive Canadian U-18 national championship tournament.

She's currently playing with the Nepean Jr. Wildcats in the PWHL; she has three goals and two assists in 11 games.

StFX also announced the recruitment of Kaya Brossard of North Vancouver and Lea MacLeod of Dartmouth.

This was the second recruitment announcement from head coach, Ben Berthiaume.

Photo credit: nepeanwildcats.com

 

Local sports preview (Wednesday)

Both StFX hockey teams have games against the Saint Mary's Huskies.

The X-Men (11-1-2), who have won three straight, are second in the seven-team AUS conference with 24 points, two points back of UNB for top spot.

They visit the Huskies (10-3-1), who sit three points behind StFX in third.

StFX is ranked fourth in the country, while Saint Mary's is sixth; the X-Men have won two of the first three games in the season series between the teams.

The X-Women, who have won back-to-back games and four of the last five, host the Huskies at the Keating Centre in Antigonish.

StFX (9-1-2) leads their seven-team conference with 20 points, a point up on second-place Saint Mary's (9-2-1).

The X-Women are fifth in the country, while the Huskies are third; StFX has won the first two games in the season series between the teams.

Both games get underway at 7 p.m.


There are a pair of games in the Cape Breton West High School Hockey League.

The top two teams in the six-team league square off when the SAERC Saints host the Dalbrae Dragons at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.

The Dragons (5-1-0) are first with 14 points, a point up on the second-place Saints (4-4-1).

Dalbrae won the first game of the season between the teams- 3-2 in overtime in Port Hood in October.

The Richmond Academy Hurricanes visit the Eskasoni Coyotes.

It's the second game in as many nights for the Coyotes (4-2-0), who lost 7-5 to Cape Breton Highlands Academy/NDA in Cheticamp Tuesday night; they're third with 11 points, two points behind SAERC for second.

The Hurricanes (2-6-0), who are last with six points, sit three points behind CBHA/NDA for fifth.

Both games get underway at 7 p.m.


St. Andrews' Declan Smith, Beaver Meadow's Ryan MacLellan and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles host the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The Screaming Eagles (12-9-2), losers of two of their last three, are 10th in the 18-team league with 26 points, a point behind Charlottetown for ninth, and two points ahead of Victoriaville and Sherbrooke, who are tied for 11th; the Sea Dogs (5-13-6) are 17th with 16 points.

Cape Breton has a 2-1 edge in the season series between the Maritimes Division opponents.

Puck drop at Centre 200 in Sydney is 7 p.m.

   

Cape Breton West High School Hockey League results (from Cheticamp Tuesday)

Cape Breton Highlands Academy/NDA Huskies - 7
Eskasoni Coyotes - 5

CBHA/NDA goals: William Fraser (2), Jakob Deveau (2), Matthew Hinkley (2), Mitchell Dilosa

Eskasoni goals: Storm Denny (5)

The Huskies (3-3-0) are fifth in the six-team league with nine points, a point behind Inverness/Baddeck Academy for fourth, and three points ahead of last-place Richmond Academy; the Coyotes (4-2-0) are third with 11 points, two points behind SAERC for second, and a point up on fourth-place Inverness-Baddeck Academy.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League results (from Halifax Tuesday)

Halifax Mooseheads - 6
Moncton Wildcats - 5

Halifax goals: Otto Somppi, Arnaud Durandeau, Filip Zadina, Benoit-Olivier Groulx, Xavier Parent, Joel Bishop

Antigonish's Blade Mann-Dixon made 33 saves for Halifax and also recorded an assist; Pleasant Valley's Jacob Hudson scored a short-handed goal for Moncton.

The Mooseheads (14-7-3), who have won back-to-back games and three of their last four, lead the Maritimes Division and are the third seed in the 18-team league with 31 points, two points behind Quebec and Rouyn-Noranda for top spot.

Halifax has a 2-1 edge in the season series between the teams.

Photo credit: Halifax Mooseheads (www.HalifaxMooseheads.ca)

   

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