Along with our new name and new league logo, we are thrilled to launch our brand new website, powered by grayjaysolutions.com! The new website brings a fresh, modern, and clean new look to our online presence, as well as new functionality, such as real-time scoring and electronic gamesheets. We hope you will love the new website as much as we do!
The opening cermonies for the 2019-20 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincials being held in Antigonish this weekend, March 12th - 15th began with a generous donation presentation on behalf of all 12 teams in the league presenting a cheque to the Children's Wish in the amount of.......
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!
Jake is in his second season for the Rangers. Short bodies missing 4 key players Jake led the team on and off the ice logging a lot of minutes. He contributed 5 goals and 1 assist on the 8 totals goals the rangers scored over the weekend.
Hunter is playing for Dartmouth for his 2nd season, this past weekend we played missing 5 of our regular players. Hunter logged a lot of important minutes PP, PK and 5 on 5 getting assists on the only two goals Dartmouth scored. He lead our team on and off the ice! Congratulations Hunter
The Novas are happy to announce that Cavendish Farms will be the main sponsor of this year's Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Provincial Championship Tournament! The tournament is being held on March 12th-15th at The Charles V. Keating Millennium Center on the campus of Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish.
For any and all information regarding the 2019-2020 Cavendish Farms NSMBHL Provincial Championship Tournament, make sure to visit our Facebook Page!
Nathan back stopped our team with a 35 save effort on 36 shots as well shutting down the goals on five power-play opportunities.
Holding our team in the game and stoping 3 shots in overtime, until we scored in overtime to win.
It’s was a privilege for the Dartmouth Whalers Major Bantam Hockey players to spend the evening at the Dr. Susan K. Roberts Lodge and to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society from our annual #PinkInTheRink game.
In our two victories this weekend, William scored a total of 4 goals and added 5 assists for 9 points.
On Saturday, William had 2 goals and 2 assists in a 8-1 win over Dartmouth.
On Sunday, William scored 2 goals and added 3 assists in a 10-5 win over South Shore.
On the season William now sits at 26 goals and 32 assists for 58 points in 23 games played, which places him 3rd in league scoring at the moment.
Not only has William had a great offensive season to date, but he is also an outstanding teammate who contributes all over the ice.
HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR HALIFAX MAJOR BANTAM FRANCHISE
Hockey Nova Scotia (HNS) in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League (NSMBHL) is seeking applicants to operate the Halifax Region team.
Applications (please submit two copies) are due no later than 4:00pm, Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 and must be submitted to the Hockey Nova Scotia office.
Please find attached the following information:
1) Bid Requirements
2) League Format
3) NSMBHL Team Financial Statement Template
#24 Riley Crane was instrumental in the Joneljim Cougars two victories this past weekend vs Pro Life Harbour Storm at Emera Northside.
Crane scored 3 goals and a helper in the Saturday night contest as his team pulled off a 5 to 3 victory and 1 goal and an assist in the Sunday 5 to 3 victory over the same Pro Life Harbour Storm.
Crane is a product of Sydney Minor Hockey and is playing as a 14 year old first year Major Bantam with this season's Cougars team.
Crane's coaches are impressed with his ability to learn and understand the game and they feel he is making great strides this year in his effort to further his success in hockey.
On Saturday, in a 7-3 win in Pictou over the Wear Well Bombers, Cole led the way with 2 goals and 3 assists. In Sunday’s 8-0 win over the Harbour Storm, Cole once again led the offensive charge with 4 goals and 2 assists including scoring the games first three goals.
On the season Cole sits 2nd in league scoring with 52 points in 21 games.
Quinn contributed 4 goals 3 assists for a 7pt weekend in his teams two games. Quinn's high energy, relentless work ethic and positive attitude all played a huge factor in helping his team to a big 4pt weekend.
The game is being played at the East Hants arena on Dec. 28th. The day is laid out as
11 am check-in
12 pm Team Picture Both Teams Ice Pad B
12 pm practice Team South - run by Souths coaching staff
12 pm practice Team North - run by Norths coaching staff
1:10-1:50 Lunch (will be provided for players and staff)
2:00-3:00 pm Guest Speakers
4:00-6:00 pm Game
Click on the link below to view
This past weekend the Rangers hosted a Breakfast with Santa / Food Drive at the Sackville Arena with all proceeds going towards sponsoring 2 local families through the Salvation Army for Christmas. On Sunday after the Halifax Game they went shopping for the kids of these two families. I'm very proud of our boys for do this as this was an initiative taken on by them and their families not something which we asked of them to do!
Rory is a 2nd Nova that is being counted on very heavily this year for leadership. He is very strong on both sides of the puck; his speed makes him one of the toughest penalty killers in the League and his shot makes him a lethal scorer as well. Both were on display Saturday as Rory tallied a goal and four helpers in the Novas' win over The Cougars.
Ben is in his second full season with the Wear Well Bombers. He serves as team captain, and plays a solid 200-foot game, competing hard in each zone. He is currently 2nd in team scoring with 19 points in 16 games.
This past weekend Ben led the Bombers to two big wins. On Saturday he scored twice, including the eventual winning goal in the second period, to help lift his Bombers to a 3-2 win over ACCEL Physio. Ben opened the scoring with just 4:10 left in the first frame, and was a force on the ice for the entire game. The following day Ben led his team to an 4-3 shootout victory over the Dartmouth Whalers, notching a goal and an assist in the game, as well as scoring in the shootout. Ben helped assist on the game-tying goal with 7:41 left in the third period.
In both games Ben was a physical presence, finishing his checks, and forechecking aggressively. He was a key piece on the power play, and strong defensively both at even strength and on the penalty kill. His work ethic is second to none, and he sets a great example for his teammates.
Over the weekend Ben recorded 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist), and led his team to capture 4 out of a possible 4 points for the second time this season. A born leader, Ben is vocal on and off the ice, and helps uphold the high standards set out by the coaching staff. He is one of the best two-way forwards in the league, and has a bright future ahead of him.
The Gulls hosted The Novas on December 1st at their Wear It For Wishes game. Here are some photos of the event and the link to the Gulls homepage. Great job by all
The Gulls presented a check for $19,000 in conjunction with Enterprise car rental.
Here are some highlights from the Bedford Barons Wish Game.
We had a fantastic day with Matthias and his family! We were able to go to the Zamboni room and Matthias & his brother both got to sit on one. We also met with both teams and the Barons presented Matthias with 19 Under the Sea themed gifts – one from each player.
Jackson Hurley’s mom made a cake that we raffled and his father won the draw. He then donated the cake to Matthias and his family. We had a bake sale, candy counter, 50/50, toonie toss, Gummy Guessing, Crosby jersey square board, and donations. Added in that was the revenue from the door. We were able to raise $2396.00 and the Barons will top that to $2500.00.
We had a great day and want to thank you all for allowing us to participate in this annual tradition. We loved having Matthias, little brother Max, Mom and Dad. The players, parents, grandparents, siblings, coaches and staff had a great time. It is a day when you realize what is truly important.
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Cole put up 3 goals and 2 assists in our two games this weekend.
On Saturday Cole had 2 goals, including the game tying goal with 3 seconds remaining in a 5-4 overtime loss against ACCEL Physio.
On Sunday Cole had a goal and 2 assists in a 5-2 win over the Gulls.
In addition to his offensive contributions, Cole played a great 2 way game all weekend. For the season Cole has 8 goals and a league leading 20 assists in 13 games.
Nolan had a phenomenal weekend scoring 9 goals and adding 2 assists in two victories. On Saturday Nolan scored twice, including the game winning goal, in a 6-3 victory over South Shore. On Sunday Nolan had 7 goals and 2 assists in a 9-5 win over the ACCEL Physio Hawks. For the season Nolan now has 16 goals and 9 assists in 10 games played. He has also provided excellent leadership to our group as our team Captain.
Connor Wilkin is the Bedford Barons nomination for this week’s POW. Wilkin had 2 goals and an assist to help the team in a 4 point weekend. He contributed offensively while playing solid defence. Connor also represented the league and Barons very well last weekend at the Rogers Hometown Hockey event. We were very proud of him off & on the ice.
Logan is in his first full season with the Wear Well Bombers. Just like the other Crosby from Nova Scotia, the 5’11” winger is a natural goal scorer blessed with offensive flair and creativity, helping to manufacture offense for his team.
This past weekend Logan’s talents were on full display. On Saturday he helped his teammates overcome a 3-1 deficit, contributing 2 assists to help tie the ACA Rangers in the 3rd period before eventually falling 4-3 in OT. Logan made several rushes and had several shots on goal, but the ACA goaltender turned aside some prime scoring chances. The following day Logan led his team to an 8-1 victory over the South Shore Lumberjacks, notching a hat trick and adding another assist in the process. He scored his first goal with 2:44 left in the first frame, and then scored his second and third goals in the last minute of the second and third periods! His smooth skating style and goal scorer’s instincts made him a force throughout the game.
Over the weekend Logan recorded 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists), vaulting him into the team lead for scoring with 7 points for the season. A quiet young man by nature, Logan chooses to make noise by scoring goals and igniting the home crowd in Pictou County.
Tyler Peddle, the recently appointed Captain of the Novas, carried the load this past weekend by scoring a total of six goals and three assists. The second year forward, scored five goals and two assists for a total of seven points in Sunday’s win over the Whalers. The Nova’s will be counting on Tyler this season, as one of their veteran leaders, on and off the ice.
2019 Fall Tryout Release Dates
Start date August 20th, 25 players.
Monday August 26th, down to 22 players
Monday Septmeber 2nd, down to 20 players
Possible League tryout tournament September 6, 7 & 8th
Monday September 9th, 13 +1 confirmed
Thursday, September 12th all rosters final. No one can be released however we have 48 hours to add players.
No team shall release other than the specified dates above.
Colten Ellis Drafted By Stanley Cup Champions
Colten Ellis is the first Nova to be drafted into the National Hockey League in the history of our team! Colten was selected today in the 3rd Round, 93rd Overall by the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues!
Awards based on round robin play at the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincials
Forwards First Team All Stars
Reece Allen CB Cougars
Luke Woodworth South Shore
Joesph Henneberry ACCEL
First Team Defence
Cole Sellers Wearwell Bombers
Ryan Hopkins South Shore
First Team Goalie
Lucas Fraser CB Cougars
Jacob Newcombe Gulls
Jake Furlong Gulls
Thomas Garipey Wearwell Bombers
Lucas Canning Wearwell Bombers