Port Hawkes­bury, Antigonish team up for ma­jor ban­tam team

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY T.J. COLELLO

The only way re­gions can func­tion and work to­day be­cause of costs is to have part­ner­ships and Antigonish is a great town with a great love of hockey and stepped up to the plate and be­came a great part­ner.”

MacLean was joined on the com­mit­tee by Antigonish Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion vice pres­i­dent Mike Ste­wart, Parks, Recre­ation and Tourism Di­rec­tor for Port Hawkes­bury, Jim Pyke, St. Fran­cis Xavier XMen head coach Brad Ped­dle, along with Hugh MacDougall, Kevin MacAskill and John James Barter. John Chisholm of Nova Construction is on board as the ma­jor spon­sor of the team.

MacLean said the X-Men will be lend­ing their ex­per­tise to the club.

“They said we want to be in­volved, we want to put the blue and white sweaters on (the play­ers), we want to be in­volved in their train­ing, we want to be in­volved in their ed­u­ca­tion and the all-around team,” he said.

The steer­ing com­mit­tee will meet Mon­day night to be­gin the process of pick­ing the hockey staff. MacLean also noted the team has been asked by Hockey Nova Sco­tia to host a ma­jor tour­na­ment next sea­son.

There is also a re­gion for the east side of Cape Bre­ton, but there has been no an­nounce­ment for a club so far.

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