MATTHEW WUEST/Metro Halifax

Patenaude's season-ending Mooseheads comments

The following is a look at the highlights of Marcel Patenaude’s press conference on Wednesday, when the Halifax Mooseheads general manager took some time to discuss the 2007-08 season that ended in disappointment last week.The Mooseheads were eliminated in four straight by the Gatineau Olympiques...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 8:02 AM

Russell, Patenaude staying with Moose

The Halifax Mooseheads are going with the status quo, with a couple of tweaks, after an early playoff exit.The team announced yesterday that head coach Cam Russell had been signed to a two-year contract extension, while assistants Chris Donnelly and Jeff MacLeod and goalie coach Patrick Dallaire...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 7:52 AM

Canada’s defence corps ‘can do it all’

They’ve got jumpers, they’ve got hitters, they’ve got shot-blockers and they’ve got minute-munchers. Together, they form Team Canada’s defence corps for the International Ice Hockey Federation world championship starting tomorrow at the Metro Centre, and they’ve got a healthy mix of just about...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 7:52 AM

Russell, Patenaude back; Smith leaves Herd

The Halifax Mooseheads have extended the contract of head coach Cam Russell by two years and announced that general manager Marcel Patenaude will be with the team for two more seasons as well.Patenaude made the announcements at his office on Wednesday. Russell's original two-year contract was set...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7:10 PM

Rainmen get sprinkled all over spring league

The Halifax Rainmen are encouraging their players to head to the International Basketball League, and two more have followed the lead of star forward Eric Crookshank.Crookshank signed with the Edmonton Chill last week, while 7-foot-3 centre James Tyler and smooth-shooting guard Akeem Clark joined...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 7:07 AM

Adams hopes practice makes perfect

It’s been nothing but practice, practice, practice for Shawn Adams and his Mayflower rink for the past two months.Adams, third Paul Flemming, second Craig Burgess and lead Kelly Mittelstadt have had limited opportunities to curl competitively since mid-February, when they suffered a disappointing...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 7:04 AM

Five who stepped up for the Herd

The following is a look at the players who elevated their game the most in the Halifax Mooseheads’ five-game quarter-final victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.>> Mark Yetman: Soft goals were a common occurrence in the regular season, but Yetman has given the Mooseheads the best...

Monday, April 14, 2008, 7:48 AM

Moose erase question marks

A month ago, the Halifax Mooseheads had a brutal defence corps, sub-par goaltending and questionable work ethic. That, at least, was the opinion of many diehard followers.But as the Mooseheads eliminated the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League quarter-finals in...

Monday, April 14, 2008, 7:42 AM

Swan expected back for Game 1

Bryce Swan will "definitely" be back in the Halifax Mooseheads' lineup on Saturday for Game 1 of the QMJHL semifinals against the Gatineau Olympiques, general manager Marcel Patenaude said Sunday.The 20-year-old forward has missed two straight games with a concussion but still leads the Mooseheads...

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 9:09 PM

Britner signs with Revolution

Matthew Britner has cracked Major League Soccer.The 22-year-old defender from Halifax signed with the New England Revolution yesterday and will occupy one of the club’s eight international roster spots this season. He will also fill one of the team’s 10 developmental spots.Financial terms of the...

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 6:51 AM

Team USA loads up with young talent

The United States will bring a team of young guns to Halifax for next month’s IIHF world hockey championship.Calder Trophy hopeful Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes teenage hotshot Peter Mueller highlight the U.S. team’s initial 17-man roster, announced yesterday.The team’s...

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 6:51 AM

Leclaire back in Halifax, looking for gold

Pascal Leclaire says he has nothing but “good memories” from the three years he spent playing hockey in Halifax. He found out yesterday he’ll have a chance to make more.The former Halifax Mooseheads goaltender was among the first 15 players announced yesterday as members of Team Canada for the IIHF...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 6:29 AM

Marchand not expecting a warm Sydney welcome

Brad Marchand all but stole a series from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles last year. He returns to the scene of the crime tonight and isn’t expecting a warm reception.The Halifax Mooseheads forward was the catalyst behind the Val-d’Or Foreurs’ elimination of the Screaming Eagles in a classic seven...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 4:37 AM

Team Canada brings back local

Canada has added some hometown content for next month’s IIHF world hockey championship in Halifax.Dartmouth’s Mike Johnston was named an assistant coach along with NHL veterans Pat Burns and Craig MacTavish yesterday, as Canada finalized the bench staff that will work with head coach Ken Hitchcock...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 4:36 AM

Yetman silences critics with solid showings

Mark Yetman is steadily quieting any doubts about his ability to be the Halifax Mooseheads’ playoff starter.The 19-year-old goaltender has been unflappable between the pipes for the Mooseheads through eight games, sitting third in the QMJHL in goals-against average (2.14) and fourth in save...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 4:35 AM

Anderson comfortable with his game

Phil Anderson doesn’t expect to feel any pressure at the Canadian 18-and-under indoor tennis championships this week.The Halifax native already has an NCAA athletic scholarship for Albuquerque’s University of New Mexico in his back pocket, meaning there isn’t much at stake in Markham, Ont., at an...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 5:25 AM

Mooseheads soar to lead

It’s been the battle everyone expected it would be, but the Halifax Mooseheads are comfortably in control.The Mooseheads won a pair of entertaining, hard-fought contests at the Metro Centre on the weekend to grab a 2-0 lead over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 5:22 AM

Talent will see Herd through: GM

One QMJHL general manager is picking the Halifax Mooseheads in seven games over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the quarter-finals. Here is his anonymous take:• “Halifax is the most talented team in the league. Their weakness is on defence and in net.”• “We all knew Cape Breton had one good...

Friday, April 4, 2008, 1:53 PM

Moose need to be disciplined to win

Cam Russell sent a message to his team in the first round against the Victoriaville Tigres, benching star scorers and role-playing grinders alike for taking dumb penalties. The Halifax Mooseheads head coach had better hope the message stuck.The Mooseheads are up against the Cape Breton Screaming...

Friday, April 4, 2008, 1:44 PM

Halifax foiled in Cup bid

The Halifax Mooseheads had the best arena, a strong organizing committee, a first-class owner and a well-prepared bid to host the 2009 Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup.But in the end, the bid fell short partially because, on paper, they aren’t expected to be a contender in 2008-09 after loading...

Friday, April 4, 2008, 5:33 AM