Basketball and hockey popular among local youth

Jamie Heap
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Cumberland Peewee Archway Insurance Ramblers Breanna Cormier of River Hebert scored three goals and added four assists her team's 7-0 victory over the Cumberland Peewee Scotiabank Ramblers on Jan. 18 at Amherst Stadium. Also that day, she played basketball with the RHDH junior high Raiders at EB Chandler junior high school during the EB Chandler Cheetahs grade 8 girls Winter Classic Invitational that was won by the Pugwash Junior Panthers

Condolences are sent out to the family and friends of four local area natives who passed away recently: Barronsfield native Sandra Alice LaPierre, 66 of Amherst; River Hebert native Brian Joseph Smith, 56, also of Amherst; Maccan’s Joseph Bray, 69, of Maccan, the husband of retired River Hebert District Elementary school teacher Lillian Bray, and Lower Cove native Agnes “Aggie” Mary Eagles of Amherst who passed away on January 22 at the QE II in Halifax. She was 72.

Cumberland Peewee Archway Insurance Peewee Ramblers captain Breanna Cormier scored three goals and four assists for seven points in her team’s 7-0 win over the Cumberland Peewee Scotiabank Ramblers on Jan. 18 at Amherst Stadium.

Local youth John-Simon Beaton also plays peewee hockey for Archway Insurance.

In addition, Cormier played basketball with the RHDH junior high Raiders at EB Chandler junior high school during the EB Chandler Cheetahs grade 8 girls Winter Classic Invitational. The Raiders, who went 1-2 over the course of the tournament, made the playoffs. On Thursday, Jan. 16, they edged the Parrsboro Warriors 28-26.

The EBC grade 8 girls were nipped 40-38 by the Pugwash Panthers in the finals.

In mini basketball action, the RHDH Mini Raiders were one of four “B” mini basketball teams who travelled to Port Elgin recently to compete in a tournament. One game saw the Moncton Mini Selects defeat the RHDH Minis 55-51.  Mathieu Dube was the MVP for Moncton while Declan Leblanc was the MVP for RHDH.

RHDH finished the tournament in third place, posting a respectable 2 and 2 record.

Other teams included host Port Elgin and Sackville. The RHDH Mini Raiders, a team coached by Jessica White, is comprised of Lucas Vance, Brandon Hicks, Bayden Taylor, Cameron Vance, Dylan St. Peter, Landen White, Braxton McAloney, Declan LeBlanc and hockey players Kyle Hurley and Damon Burbine.

In senior boys action, Zach Creese of Joggins netted 21 points and added 7 rebounds in a losing cause to the Oxford Golden Bears on Jan. 20. On Jan. 18, Oxford lost 56-54 in overtime to Truro in the finals of a tournament in Oxford.

New Horizons card party results for January 27. Ladies’ first place: Joyce Hoeg; second place (tie): Laura Brown and Irene Hebert. Men’s first place: Ray Fagan; second: Bill McAloney. Consolation: Donnie Melanson; Door prize: Henry Burke.

What’s on in River Hebert and Joggins?

January 29: Wednesday night bingo at the Joggins fire hall at 7:00 pm;

January 31: River Hebert seniors’ card party at 7:00 pm at the community hall;

January 31:  Friday night darts at the Joggins legion at 7:30 pm;

February 1: Saturday night washer-toss at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

February 2: Sunday Bingo at the River Hebert legion starting at 7:00 pm;

February 3: New Horizons card party at Joggins log building at 1:00 pm;

February 4: Tuesday night men’s darts at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;

February 4: Tuesday night bingo at the Joggins legion at 7:00 pm.

Have a good week!

Organizations: River Hebert District Elementary school, Cumberland Pewee Archway Insurance Peewee Ramblers, Pugwash Panthers MVP for RHDH Oxford Golden Bears

Geographic location: River Hebert, Amherst Stadium, Maccan Joggins Lower Cove Port Elgin Halifax Oxford New Horizons Moncton

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