Month: July 2011

MacKinnon heading to the Herd?

Nathan MacKinnon a Moosehead?

As first reported by RDS reporter Stephane Leroux, the Halifax Mooseheads are on the brink of the blockbuster trade of the season; one that hasn’t even started yet.

The world of Twitter exploded after the rumours started and the prospect of landing ‘The Next Sidney Crosby’ has set Moose Country on fire.

Baie-Comeau Drakkar, the team that picked MacKinnon first overall in this years QMJHL entry draft, announced a press conference for Wednesday.

If the reports are true, it would appear that a package of picks and players will go to the Drakkar while the Mooseheads will have a Franchise player that will go a long way to massage the wounds fans have suffered over the last three years.

The trade would be the second big move that the Mooseheads have pulled off in the last year, successfully bringing young Czech forward Marty Frk to Moose Country last summer.

Henry is a contributor to Sportstream.ca and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU every Tuesday Morning at 11. You can follow him on twitter at HenryWhitfield, where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.

 

 

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Moosehead Pre-Season Schedule Released

 

Mooseheads look to get back to winning ways

(Photo Credit: Richard Lafortune)

By: Henry Whitfield

The Halifax Mooseheads will kick-off their pre-season with back-to-back games against provincial rival Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

They meet on August 20th at 4pm at the Halifax Forum and play the same time in Cape Breton the following afternoon.

The Moose will play all three of their home games at the Forum and will be trying to turn the page on what has been a dismal three seasons.

New bench boss Dominique Ducharme will have lots of new faces and plenty of talent to shape a team into a contender when training camp open

Highly touted prospect Jonathan Drouin will be in the spotlight, while a host of other freshly drafted players will be in the mix to crack the lineup.

The net-minding job is Anthony Terenzio’s for now, but over-ager Frederic Piche had a strong showing in the second half of the season and newly drafted Zachary Fucale will be hoping to force his way into the fold.

Here is the complete 2011/2012 Pre-Season schedule:

Saturday, August 20th, 4pm vs Cape Breton, Halifax Forum

Sunday, August 21st, 4pm vs Cape Breton

Friday, August 26th, 7pm vs Acadie-Bathurst, Halifax Forum

Saturday, August 27th, 7pm vs Acadie-Bathurst 

Friday, September 2nd, 7pm vs Moncton

Saturday, September 3rd, 7pm vs Moncton,Halifax Forum

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Henry is a contributor to Sportstream.ca and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU every Tuesday Morning at 11. You can follow him on twitter at HenryWhitfield, where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.