Updated HSL Registration is open for the 2022-23 season – Registration closes on 10 Sept

Hi Everyone,

HSL registration is open for the 2022-23 season. We are accepting up to 100 players for a maximum of 20 teams of 5. As in the past play is on Wednesday evenings and we are back to the 7-10pm timings. Play is planned to start on 14 Sept.

Please register with your home club if you are playing full time we will aim to have all FT players every week. Canada Games team members please register for the Canada Games team. If planning on being a spare, register as a spare you will have amplepportunity to play.

We are trying something new this year. We will build club agnostic balanced teams from all entrants (except the Canada Games Team. Teams will need to choose a name early to replace the initial team name assignment of T1, T2, T3 etc. For administrative purposes and to continue to have the assistance of club based convenors, we intend to assign each team a « home club ». We will try to keep the number of people from the peninsula assigned to Cole Harbour as a home club to a minimum.  We will still stick to the formula of every team playing each other twice if we can, depending on how many teams we have. Once away and once at « home ». We are going to scrap the division format and play a long format tournament with a round robin style draw leading to a final elimination tournament. We aim to finish at the end of May or beginning of June.


HSL Convenor

Squash isn’t done yet for 2021-22

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that we have three more tournaments and HSL is still going strong with another session starting on Wednesday.

Please support your host clubs on these dates

  • May 27-29 Cape Breton Squash for Ukraine and farewell to Jack Matthews https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13701/info
  • June 3-5 Kings County Squash Club for Education – Fundraiser for Damaine Wright https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13733/info
  • June 9-12 Cole Harbour Team Tourney – https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13733/info
  • May 25 – June 29 – HSL Session 4



Looking for a reason to visit Cape Breton this May?

Then please consider the  CB SQUASH FOR UKRAINE TOURNAMENT

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity that supports Ukraine.

Tournament runs Friday evening, all day Saturday and until early afternoon on Sunday.

This is also the farewell tournament for Jack Matthews. Sadly Jack is returning to Ontario in June, so this is our last chance to play against and say goodbye to the one and only Jack Matthews.

Social on May 28, 2022  at Dooly’s Billard Room, Pitt Street, Sydney

To register please go to https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13701/info

Oliver Sport Canada Atlantic Regional Championship Recap

Hi everyone,

First off, congratulations to our winners, runners up and consolation draw winners. It is nice to see all of the Provinces represented in the winning circle. Special congratulations to those who were prize winners in two divisions you played a lot of exceptional squash to get there!

Division       Winner          Runner up             Consolation
BU13      Owen Smith, NL Andrew Klein, NS Benjamin Woo, NS
BU15      Will Maclean, PEI Jack Foerster, NS Jack Comeau
GU15.     Alexa Fleming, NL Brielle MacLean Zoe Boody, NS
GU19      Sophia Tulk, NL Adele Workman, NS Emily Gallant, PEI
BU19      Garreth Beckles, NS Emmet Workman, NS Ajout Balasundaram, PEI
Women Leah Boody, NS Niamh Campbell, NS Alexa Fleming, NL
Mixed 45+ Greg Platt, NB BJ MacLean, PEI Brad Beckett, NL
Mixed 1 Matt Bishop, NS Liam Jinks, PEI JM LeBlanc, NB
Mixed 2 Sam Gallant, NS Leah Boody, NS Richard Khan, NS
Mixed 3 Niamh Campbell, NS Jim Kennedy, NS Emma MacGillivray, NS
Mixed 4 Michael Howard, NS Agit Balasundaram, PEI Steven Hart, NS

Secondly, many thanks to all the volunteers, referees, our sponsor Oliver Sports Canada, and the provincial squash leadership teams from the Atlantic Region who all contributed to making this a successful event.

Also many thanks to Thomas Hori and Barb Cooper who conducted evaluations of Referees and Coaches respectively to help advance referees and coaches in their journeys. Congratulations to all of the coaches and officials who completed assessments! Also thanks to Squash Canada, Squash NS, Squash NB, Squash PEI and Squash NL who worked together to support the coaches in their qualification upgrades!

It was especially nice to see the 43 juniors, particularly the 30 U15s who participated in the tournament. It bodes well for the future of our sport to see so many youngsters competing. Good luck to you all in the future. Hoping to see some of you play for your respective provinces in the Canada Games coming in early 2023 in Charlottetown.

And finally, thanks to everyone who entered and competed for supporting the event, with special thanks to those entrants who traveled long distances to participate. We hope that you had safe journeys home!

Check out some pics from the tourney here  https://m.facebook.com/SMUfitsquash/posts/4645478175564527

From your friendly neighbourhood Tournament Co-chairs Phil and Craig


HSL Update

After 10 weeks of Play HSL Session one is all wrapped up.

For the stats nerds here a few results

Undefeated Team Smash Bros (8-0)

Undefeated Players Mike Howard 7-0, Tim Manette 6-0, Jim Kennedy 6-0, Mike Cook 5-0 and Manny Drapeau 4-0

Most Active Player Rankings Lee Kirby 6-2, Mike Howard 7-0, Aran Brady 6-1, Abdo 5-2, Leanne Huck 5-2, Dave Thomson 5-2.


Both Div 1 and 2 went to tiebreaks for Second and Third places. In Div 1 CHP won over The Destroyers by winning more matches (17 vs 16) and in Div 2 Dal 3 edged out Dal 3 with the third tiebreak (Games won 62 vice 61).

Promotion and relegation.

SMU 4, the Div 2 winner is promoted to Div 1 and Dal 1 as the low team in Div 1 is relegated to Div 2.  As we are looking to recruit at least two more teams to run 3 divisions of 4. The Convenors will look at how to divide up the teams into three divisions in a way that makes sense and will work to keep the divisions balanced and respect the session one promotion/relegations.  Although the intent is to retain the same teams by and large, there will be a few adjustments made due to changes in ratings over the fall session.


New player intake for Session two is open (HSL Registration page on Club Locker) until Dec 30th.

If you registered as a full time player for session 1, you are already registered and do not need to do anything.  If you registered as a part time player (spare), you can switch to full time by paying the difference between the entry fees for FT players and PT players.

The new session starts on Jan 5th

We hope to run at least two more sessions before closing up shop for the season and may consider running a summer league if anyone is interested.

Many thanks to our unofficial sponsor the Foggy Goggle! And to my co-Convenors Chis Lien, Jason Barnes and Dave Malyk and to all of the players.

Happy Squashing and see you all at the Goggle next Wednesday!

Phil Jourdeuil, HSL Convenor