CCMHA coaches sought for provincial level teams

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Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association is still seeking applications for a couple of its provincial teams for the 2007-08 hockey season.

AMHERST - Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association is still seeking applications for a couple of its provincial teams for the 2007-08 hockey season.

Minor hockey has yet to receive applications for the atom A and bantam A teams and may not offer the programs if there is no coach.

Anyone interested in coaching either of these two clubs is asked to complete an application form from the CCMHA website. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 5.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Bordertown Pontiac for Wayne MacKenzie or at Brad Skinners residence at 148 Fox Ranch Rd.

Bantam Ramblers edge Yarmouth 4-3

LANTZ  Luke Warner had a goal and an assist and Ryan Cooke had two helpers as the Cumberland County Bordertown Pontiac Ramblers edged the Yarmouth Mariners 4-3 in action at the East Hants Bantam AAA Early Bird Tournament Sunday.

Brad Murray, Jaret Collins and Tyler Skinner each scored single goals for the Ramblers, who led 4-1 early in the third period and held off a Mariner rally.

Corey Zollner made a number of big saves for the Ramblers to preserve the victory and was named player of the game. Thomas McCrossin and Cooke each scored in 6-2 loss to the West Hants Warriors with . Tyler Skinner had two assists with Warner and Marcel Amirault adding assists.

The Ramblers trailed 3-2 after two periods.

In their final game, the Ramblers lost 6-2 to the East Hants Penguins with Andrew Skinner scoring both goals and Warner and McCrossin adding assists.

In that game, the Ramblers trailed 4-2 early in the third period and carried the play before surrendering two late goals.

Cumberland County returns to action on Saturday when they open Irving Mainland Bantam AAA League action at the Amherst Stadium at 2:15 p.m. against South Shore. They play South Shore again Sunday at 9 a.m., also in Amherst.

CBC to feature local teams on new Hockey Kids Tonight feature

AMHERST  CBC is now accepting entries from minor hockey teams to introduce its Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts.

CBC will select and feature 19 teams during the new pre-game show Scotiabank Hockey Tonight with Ron MacLean, which begins tonight. Teams can sign up online at

All house league teams ages 8 to 16 are eligible.

Teams must submit a team photo and a short story telling CBC why the team should be the next Scotiabank Hockey Tonight Kids.

Entries sought for golf event

for Bates/Merrill Foundation

AMHERST Openings still remain for teams interested in participating in a fun golf tournament slated for Saturday Oct, 13, with proceeds going to the Nick Merrill, Cory Bates memorial fund.

Former friends and teammate are encouraged to attend and the cost to enter a team is $100.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams in the mens and co-ed divisions.

There will be a closest to the hole competition, chipping contest and a 50-50 draw.

Anyone interested in playing in this tournament is asked to contact Vince Arbing at 667-8320, Terry Mouser McManaman at 667-1251, Dwight Jones at 667-3352 or at Alan Mattinson- 667-3894.

Tee off times will be 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Organizations: Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association, CBC, Cumberland County Bordertown Pontiac Ramblers Scotiabank Hockey Tonight Kids Irving Mainland Bantam AAA League Merrill Foundation

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, South Shore, Hants Cumberland County Canada

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