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I can remember it was a bright sunny spring day in 1999 when I drove into the parking lot at the Heather Motel in the north end of Stellarton.

I was having lunch recently with a group of old hockey fanatics when one of them asked a question that got me laughing to myself. I didn’t want to laugh in his face.

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The Maritime Hockey League game scheduled for Monday between the Amherst Ramblers and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers at the Pictou County Wellness Centre has been moved to Tuesday at 7 p.m.

There’s an annual custom in the sports writing fraternity that, in the final days of any given calendar, you place your reputation on the line by casting a vote for the year’s best sports team.

I recently came across an old hand-written letter sent to me by snail mail almost 50 years ago by a sports fan in Pictou County.

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Pictou County Weeks Crushers general manager Willie MacDonald says he’s disappointed with the decision by the Maritime Hockey League (MHL) to halt its regular season schedule.

When we were school kids in the early 1950s, I knew him simply as “Lugs,” a really good defensive defenceman in every level of minor hockey, playing on championship teams every season.

As I do at least a couple of times a week, I was peering into my mailbox in the lobby of our building in Dartmouth. It was a Friday morning and the little cubical was stuffed.

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Decades ago, when I was getting my feet wet in my chosen career and attending Stanley Cup games in Toronto, a veteran columnist sitting beside me in the Maple Leaf Gardens press box told me there are many “up times” but also many “down times” in the sports writing profession.

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When I was stickhandling through my files in preparation for last week’s column on the late Tic Williams, I was reminded over and over how much I enjoyed the final few seasons of the long-standing APC Senior Hockey League.

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I was asked recently if I would provide a letter of support for a sports volunteer who is being nominated for induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.

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Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and her co-owned mount All In combined recently to set a new Canadian record while helping the Canadian dressage team to seventh place overall in Nations’ Cup team competition at CHIO Aachen, Germany.