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Iona's Jessica MacLean thrives in first year of Female Midget AAA

Jessica MacLean, of the MacIntyre Chevy Panthers, was named to the rookie allstar team on defence in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League this season – her first season ever playing female hockey.


 -by Bill Dunphy

    It’s not often that a second-year player wins a rookie of the year award, but if the skate fits, then Jessica MacLean is wearing it.
    MacLean, who just turned 17, was recognized with the award for her outstanding first season in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, playing defence for the Chevy MacIntyre Panthers.
    Not only was it her first season in the league, it was her first season ever playing female hockey.
    The Iona native began skating at the age of three and started playing hockey at five. For the next 11 years, MacLean played on boys’ teams in the Cape Breton West Minor Hockey Association.

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In memory of Phillip

The first memorial hockey tournament in memory of fundraiser extraordinaire Phillip Poirier helped raise $13,000 for the North Inverness Recreation Centre Association in Cheticamp. The charity hockey tournament was held March 6-8 at the Cabot Trail Arena. Taking part in the presentation are, from left: committee members Stacey Bourgeois and Jeanne Bourgeois, tournament chairperson Marc Neary, NIRCA president Harvey Bourgeois, NIRCA, and Cabot Trail Arena employee Roland Larade. (Photo by Emmanuel Bourgeois)


 

 

 

 


   


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



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