Mounties-Astros exhibition hockey game
An exhibition hockey game between a team comprised mainly of RCMP officers in the Trinity Conception District and the Ascension Collegiate Astros of Bay Roberts took place at the Bay Arena Feb. 25. The Astros, much younger and speedier, outplayed their weary, doddering opponents, to the delight of the 400-500 people in attendance. The event was one of the highlights of the Bay Roberts Winter Carnival, with the Astros claiming the first RCMP Auxiliary Cup. Among the groups benefitting from the event were The Helping Hand, the Bay Roberts Crime Prevention Committee, and the Salvation Army. The town's special event's committee also made a $500 donation to Ascension Collegiate in support of the school's upcoming safe grad celebrations.
Published on February 28, 2012Port de Grave MHA Glenn Littlejohn displays the Ascension Astros hockey jersey that he wore in the late 1970s, prior to the start of an exhibition game at the Bay Arena on Feb. 25. Littlejohn was a member of the school’s first 4A championship hockey team. He likely could have worn the jersey, but it appears to have shrunk over the years.