MacMullen and Gillis shine in three-point Pirates weekend
Former Antigonish backup goaltender Mike MacMullen made a spectacular debut as the Strait Pirates’ starter on Friday, facing 40 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss – deserving of a much better fate against the first-place Bulldogs.
February 24, 2021
-by Bill Dunphy
The new-look Canadian Tire Strait Pirates are...well...looking good!
In the past couple of weeks, Pirates general manager Tim MacMillan and coach Taylor Lambke made a series of trades and acquisitions in an attempt to put 20 players on the bench who want to be there.
“We worked hard in the last 14 days to change the culture in the dressing room,” said Lambke on Monday.
Delving into the world of trades and waiver picks in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League is not for the faint of heart, but MacMillan and Lambke came out of it with a younger and more enthusiastic group.