ICYMI: GLACE BAY AND GREENWICH CAPTURE FIRST-EVER NOVA SCOTIA MIDGET X WINTER LEAGUE TITLES
Apr. 13, 2017
GLACE BAY AND GREENWICH CAPTURE FIRST-EVER NSMXWHL TITLES
DARTMOUTH — A pair of Nova Scotia hockey teams have claimed the title as the first-ever champions of the Nova Scotia Midget X Winter Hockey League.
Earlier this month, the Glace Bay Miners defeated Halifax 3-2 to win the Nova Scotia Midget X Winter Hockey League Divison I crown. The provincial championship was held as part of the 40th Annual SEDMHA Tournament.
The Miners led 3-0 after two periods of play thanks to goals from Chad O'Neill, Dylan Pimentel and Nathan Livingston. Halifax rallied in the third, scoring twice but netminder Kane Drake weathered the attack to earn the win in goal.
(PHOTO: The Glace Bay Miners celebrate their NSMXWHL Division I victory.)
(PHOTO: The Greenwich Bombers celebrate their NSMXWHL Division Ii victory.)
“We would like to congratulate all of the teams that competed in the Nova Scotia Midget X Winter Hockey League this year on their seasons,” said Garth Isenor, president of Hockey Nova Scotia. “We would also like to acknowledge the organizers of SEDMHA who stepped up to offer a venue for these great teams to compete for a provincial title.”
This was the first-ever season for the Nova Scotia Midget X Winter Hockey League. In total, 33 teams hit the ice in four regional leagues that formed the NSMXWHL.
The new league, created by Hockey Nova Scotia in January, offered a playing alternative to high school hockey players who had been sidelined by the school labour dispute.
Cape Breton Midget X Winter Hockey League: Cape Breton, Sydney, Northside, Cape Breton County, Glace Bay
North Midget X Winter Hockey League: Cumberland, Antigonish, Pictou (Red), Pictou (White), Truro, East Hants
HRM Midget X Winter Hockey League: Sackville (Orange), Sackville (White), TASA Ducks, Cole Harbour (Surge), Cole Harbour (White), Dartmouth (Gold), Dartmouth (Navy), Bedford (Armada), Bedford (Thunder), Chebucto (Atlantics), Halifax Hawks (Black), Halifax Hawks (Red)
South Midget X Winter Hockey League: South Shore, West Hants, Acadia, Acadia Greenwich Bombers, Western Valley, Western Valley, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Acadia (Wildcats), Shelburne, Clare/Digby
Hockey Nova Scotia would like to wish all of these players the best of luck as they move forward in their hockey careers and encourage them to stay involved in the game.