Matthew Wuest, Metro Halifax

Popular former Moosehead retires

One of the Halifax Mooseheads' all-time fan favourites has retired from hockey.Kevin Cormier, at just 24 years of age, reported to New Jersey Devils training camp this week only to meet with general manager Lou Lamoriello and tell him he has decided to call it a career, according to the Bergen...

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 9:00 PM

Mooseheads not giving up on Frk transfer

Things might look grim for the Halifax Mooseheads right now when it comes to getting Martin Frk on their roster, but owner Bobby Smith is putting on a brave face.The International Ice Hockey Federation ruled on Friday the 17-year-old rising hockey star has a valid and binding contract with Karlovy...

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 4:30 AM

Fighting for the final spots

As Luke Warner dusted himself off after his fourth fight at Halifax Mooseheads training camp on Friday night, an impressed fan at Cole Harbour Place hollered, “Love your heart, Warner!”The Amherst native hopes Mooseheads’ management loves his heart, too, among his other assets, because he’s in the...

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 3:44 AM

Mooseheads draft Frk, but 'hard part starts now'

The Halifax Mooseheads feel they got the best player in Tuesday’s Canadian Hockey League import draft. But they’re not yet sure if he’ll ever put on their sweater.The Mooseheads snagged Czech left-winger Martin Frk third overall, adding to their impressive stable of young forwards that are expected...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 5:05 PM

Mooseheads captain signs in Finland

Halifax Mooseheads captain Tomas Knotek has signed a one-year contract with HPK of Finland's SM-Liiga, according to the club's official website.Knotek, who has been named the Mooseheads' team MVP the past two seasons, is expected to report to training camp with the club on a tryout basis and won't...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 6:03 PM

Banner day for Bluenosers at Q draft

When Taylor Burke went seventh overall to the Gatineau Olympiques in Saturday’s QMJHL draft, the floodgates opened for Nova Scotia.The Halifax native was the first of a whopping 12 Bluenosers selected in the prestigious first five rounds, not to mention one of 29 overall, on a memorable day at...

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 1:29 AM

Mooseheads add scorers via draft

The Halifax Mooseheads spiked their scoring punch at the QMJHL draft in Drummondville, Que., on Saturday.After taking top-rated left-winger Luca Ciampini second overall, the Mooseheads proceeded to grab two more offence-first forwards in six-foot-three centre Andrew Ryan with the 19th pick and five...

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 12:52 AM

Mooseheads draft their man at No. 2

You couldn’t wipe the smiles off the faces of the Halifax Mooseheads when the QMJHL draft opened Saturday morning in Drummondville, Que.The Mooseheads got their man, gifted goal-scoring left-winger Luca Ciampini, second overall after the Lewiston Maineiacs made waves with two blockbuster trades...

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 6:39 PM

Ciampini a match for struggling Herd?

If Luca Ciampini ends up throwing on a Halifax Mooseheads sweater on Saturday — and it’s looking like as reasonable a possibility as any — he’ll be one happy 15-year-old.Ciampini, a high-scoring left-winger ranked second for the QMJHL draft by Central Scouting, is reportedly a target of the...

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 4:00 AM

Draft drama builds in Drummondville

Who’s No. 1?That’s the question everybody’s asking in Drummondville, Que., on Friday, as suspense continues to build heading into the annual QMJHL draft on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Atlantic.Nobody is quite sure what is going to happen, with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar holding the first overall pick...

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 12:30 AM

Herd's Bernard gets 'better fit' in Rouyn

The Halifax Mooseheads saw Jessyko Bernard as an aging spare part. The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies saw him as a top-six forward. With that, a trade was born, albeit a minor one on an unusually quiet opening day of the QMJHL trade period Friday in Drummondville, Que.The lone Mooseheads deal of the day saw...

Friday, June 4, 2010, 10:44 PM

Air Canada takes flight in dunk contest

The man who calls himself Air Canada soared to new heights on Saturday night.Halifax Rainmen star Eric Crookshank thrilled the hometown crowd of 3,216 at the Metro Centre by winning the slam-dunk competition as part of the Premier Basketball League’s inaugural all-star weekend.Crookshank had little...

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 3:05 AM

Rainmen stunned by PBL's worst team

The Halifax Rainmen were stunned by the worst team in the Premier Basketball League on Friday and have lost their foothold in the race for first overall.The Rainmen fell 100-97 in overtime to the Quebec Kebs to suffer their second straight setback to a basement-dwelling team. They also lost in...

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 5:32 AM

Huskies prepare to face X-Men on Sunday

It’s the championship series nobody expected, but the Saint Mary’s Huskies are getting a crack at their second straight Atlantic University Sport banner.The Huskies will face the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the best-of-five men’s hockey final starting Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Forum. Few expected...

Friday, March 5, 2010, 9:21 PM

Rainmen earn dramatic win for record crowd

The Halifax Rainmen put on a quite show for the biggest crowd in franchise history. But they waited for the final two minutes to do it.With 6,781 in the Metro Centre courtesy of a promotion that gave away 10,000 free tickets, the Rainmen opened the Premier Basketball League pre-season with a 101-97...

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 7:09 AM

Walter overshadows Nill, Glavic in Uteck Bowl

Matt Walter poured salt in a wound opened by Erik Glavic and Blake Nill.With the attention focused squarely on the homecoming of Glavic and Nill to Huskies Stadium, it was Matt Walter, the Calgary Dinos’ dynamic tailback, who turned in an MVP performance in a 38-14 victory over Saint Mary’s in the...

Sunday, November 22, 2009, 1:58 AM

Huskies win third straight AUS crown

The Saint Mary's Huskies have the matchup that has been eagerly anticipated for the past 11 months.The Huskies won their third straight Atlantic University Sport Loney Bowl on Saturday at Huskies Stadium, defeating the St. Francis Xavier X-Men 31-22. On the other side of the country, the Erik...

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 1:10 AM

IKON nominee hopes for redemption in 2010 worlds

The Canada-U.S. women’s hockey rivalry is one of the greatest in all of sport. Jillian Saulnier knows first-hand.The Halifax native, unveiled yesterday as a nominee for an IKON Sport Award as Nova Scotia’s female team athlete of the year, was in the heat of the battle in January at the world under-...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 6:24 AM

Huskies basketball legend among Hall of Fame inductees

Mickey Fox says he originally came to Halifax “because no one else wanted me.” Thirty-eight years later, the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame will welcome him with open arms.The former Saint Mary’s Huskies basketball great from Forest Hills, N.Y., was announced yesterday as one of eight inductees to...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 5:35 AM

MacLennan storms back to reclaim Blue Nose title

All but forgotten a year ago, David MacLennan came back to the Blue Nose Marathon with a vengeance.The 45-year-old from Scotsburn, in Pictou County, claimed his fourth Blue Nose crown in six years on Sunday in Halifax, scorching through the 42.2-kilometre course in two hours, 36 minutes and 21...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 6:12 AM