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Strait Pirates looking for strong season

The Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates had one of their best seasons ever in Nova Scotia Junior Hockey Play in 2018-2019 when they won 29 of 32 regular season games before losing to the Sackville Blazers in the provincial championship.  They rebounded in 19-20 to go 17-9-4 but then COVID Struck shutting the league playoffs down and paying misery with the season schedule in 20-21.

Now that 2021-22 is set to roll Friday Oct 1, the Strait Pirates will play ten games in the opening 6 weeks of the season, 6 at hime anbd 4 on the road.  Highlights include home and home series with the Pictou County Scotians, Eskasoni Jr. Eagles and the  Liverpool Privateers.  The Pirates will open at home against the Sackville Blazers Fri Oct 8.

The Pirates return with much of their team from the abbreviated 20-21 season. They are looking for improvement from within as each player has gained a year of experience. The Pirates have also moved three players from the backend to forward where they played their midget hockey. A shortage of Defencemen meant they had to get creative and feel these guys will be in a better position to be successful. They have 14 forwards all capable of playing in this league and contributing. 
The Pirates have three new faces on defense and have recently traded for Jason Johnson. He was dealt from the Pirates to the Miners near the deadline and has returned to us where he will be a key 20 year old defenceman. 
In nets, both goaltenders are 20 year olds with a year of experience under their belts in the league. 
The Pirates in working through training camp and the exhibition season haven't selected their leadership team yet but will have that in place before they start their regular season on October 8th at home vs the Sackville Blazers. 
Sep 30, 2021