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Young Wilbee breaks Duchene shootout record

By Warren Riley Sports writer Matt Duchene is one of the NHL’s best young players. So when a 14-year-old local boy beat his time on a shootout challenge, recognition was well-deserved. Mat Wilbee of Haliburton got the chance to challenge Duchene’s accuracy and speed by taking shots against an electronic board. “It was at the […]

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Storm beat the odds to victory

By Warren Riley On Oct 13 and 14, the Boys Highland Storm Hockey Club turned a minor breeze into a devastating ‘Storm’ at the 7th Annual Matt Duchene Fall Classic Hockey Tournament hosted by the Highland Storm Minor Hockey Association. In the first round robin game, the Storm defeated Hastings 3-1. Coach Barry Boice was pleased […]

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PARDON THE ERUPTION By Terrance Gavan We wonder if Matt Duchene’s skyward glance in his rookie season – just before scoring the shootout goal that propelled the Colorado Avalanche into the 2010 playoffs – was noticed by anyone in that packed arena. Probably not. It was, after all, almost imperceptible; a short peek to the […]

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By Stephen Patrick  This past weekend saw the 60th annual Glen Dart Memorial hockey tournament, named after Haliburton’s 1940s and 50s recreation director. The Dart family, who owned and operated the village bakery in the 1930s and 40s, had always been a hockey family. Reg Dart coached at many levels, and his sons, Jack and […]

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Pardon the Eruption By Terrance Gavan There’s a Seinfeld episode where George and Jerry become embroiled in a farcical dance centered around a university newspaper feature that linked the two romantically. For 22 and a half minutes, George and Jerry felt compelled to tell friends repeatedly that the story was a ruse. The explanation started […]

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