Back row (L to R) Coach Gary Hobbs, Dylan Landry, Brandon LeBlanc, Connor Colqhoun, Isaac Cull, Nolan LeBlanc, Joel Cull, Tyler Greene, Isaac LeBlanc, Stacey Belliveau, Hosten Goodwin, Logan Belliveau, Nigel Partington, Luke Bourque, coach Brent Dickie. Front: SngBin Kim, Dan Smith, Damina d'Entremont, Morgan Rogerson, Sebastian Sheppard.
YARMOUTH COUNTY – The Eagles of Drumlin Heights Consolidated School will play host to the Division 4 high school boys provincial soccer championships, a four-team event to be played over two days – Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1.
All games are being played at the Drumlin Heights Consolidated School field.
The tournament opener is set for noon Friday between Drumlin and Hants North. with the second game scheduled for 2 p.m. between Pugwash and Ecole NDA (Cheticamp). The bronze-medal match will be played Saturday (Nov. 1) at 10 a.m., with the title game scheduled to start at noon.
Drumlin Heights is hosting this tournament thanks to a victory over Lockeport in a recent game that went to overtime. Joel Cull scored the winning goal to give his team the western regional title.
It was an “incredibly exciting” contest, said Drumlin Heights vice-principal Sean Kenney, referring to the game against Lockeport, the Eagles winning it on their home field and, in the process, getting to host provincials.
As for the provincial tournament, there will be some formalities after the opening game and before the second, as the tournament is officially opened.
“There’ll be different dignitaries involved in the opening ceremonies,” Kenney said. The school plans to keep people informed about the tournament as it progresses, he said.
“On our website, we’ll have updates … so that will help,” he said. “We’ll update it throughout the weekend.”
The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s Division 4 boys soccer provincials were held at the other end of the province a year ago, when the tournament was held in Neil’s Harbour, Cape Breton.