Baddeck Bobcats undefeated at 8th Annual Dylan LeBlanc Memorial
Dylan LeBlanc’s grandparents were up in the warm room at the Cabot Trail Arena in Cheticamp on Saturday to take in the 8th Annual Dylan LeBlanc Memorial tournament. Gloria and Harry LeBlanc are joined by Cheticamp team manager Cindy MacQuarrie (left) and Dylan’s mom, Sheila.
-by Bill Dunphy
Dylan LeBlanc’s teammates have all graduated from school now.
Most of the young hockey players who took part in his memorial tournament in Cheticamp on Saturday were about to start school that fall when Dylan was struck and killed by a boom truck while riding his bicycle near a construction site on a sunny day in August, 2010.
Dylan was 12 years old at the time. He will be forever 12 years old to the family and friends who loved him.
The 8th Annual Dylan LeBlanc Memorial Peewee C tournament was held at the Cabot Trail Arena on the weekend, where the Baddeck Bobcats swept their way to victory in the four-team tournament.
Baddeck defeated the Mabou/Port Hood Islanders 6-2 in Sunday’s championship game.
More than just a hockey tournament, after Dylan’s death the family started a memorial fund to assist families financially so that their children can participate in sports.