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Chris Cochrane

Chris Cochrane is a longtime columnist focusing on the Nova Scotia sports scene.

CHRIS COCHRANE: Blue Jays smart about their latest retooling

CHRIS COCHRANE: Blue Jays smart about their latest retooling

The bottom line is that despite predictions about the Jays being unable to keep up with the AL East elite in the upcoming season, this team still has a strong core. The areas that haven’t yet been adequately addressed are ones that can be easily fixed. Just as the baseball media overplayed the Blue Jays' potential so often when they really weren’t contenders, this time I believe the team is not being given credit for the minor rebuilding job that’s been done on the fly.
CHRIS COCHRANE: Dalhousie athletic director Tim Maloney can’t hide Final 8 passion

CHRIS COCHRANE: Dalhousie athletic director Tim Maloney can’t hide Final 8 passion

Tigers hosting this year's Final 8 in March. Acadia will host event in 2018
CHRIS COCHRANE: Kicking around the idea of a Halifax pro soccer franchise

CHRIS COCHRANE: Kicking around the idea of a Halifax pro soccer franchise

Sports & Entertainment Atlantic president Derek Martin answers questions on how the proposal for a team, stadium site is going.
CHRIS COCHRANE: Next time, use common sense to fix weak attendance at world juniors

CHRIS COCHRANE: Next time, use common sense to fix weak attendance at world juniors

Plenty of study and examination has already been promised to uncover the reasons why so many fans in two of Canada’s largest populated areas didn’t turn out as expected for Canadian-hosted world junior tournaments in 2015 and 2017. But, really, is any such study needed? Perhaps Hockey Canada should stop acting like a pro sports machine.
CHRIS COCHRANE: Potential positives for N.S. sports in 2017

CHRIS COCHRANE: Potential positives for N.S. sports in 2017

Here are a few of the possible positive developments I’d like to see for Nova Scotia sports in the new year.
CHRIS COCHRANE: Sidney Crosby takes top spot in excellent year for N.S. athletes

CHRIS COCHRANE: Sidney Crosby takes top spot in excellent year for N.S. athletes

In the eyes of many, Crosby was already the best player in the NHL, but in 2016 he shoved his game to an even higher level. His achievements topped the list of excellent performances by Nova Scotia athletes this year.
CHRIS COCHRANE: 2016 was the year of the N.S. champions

CHRIS COCHRANE: 2016 was the year of the N.S. champions

The Mary Fay rink and the Saint F.X. X-Women rugby squad were just a couple of the teams winning notable honours in a banner year for Nova Scotia athletes and teams.
CHRIS COCHRANE: Swim Nova Scotia wants help with facility ‘crisis’

CHRIS COCHRANE: Swim Nova Scotia wants help with facility ‘crisis’

Swim teams are continually told there are waiting lists and no lane space, the organization says.
CHRIS COCHRANE: How Bishop’s and AUS football can help each other

CHRIS COCHRANE: How Bishop’s and AUS football can help each other

All parties involved emerge as winners following Thursday’s official announcement that the Bishop’s Gaiters football team has jumped from the ultra-competitive Quebec conference to a soft landing in the Atlantic conference.
CHRIS COCHRANE: Halifax has good case for hosting 2019 Memorial Cup

CHRIS COCHRANE: Halifax has good case for hosting 2019 Memorial Cup

The Halifax Mooseheads have not been rebuilding the team with the 2019 Memorial Cup hosting option in mind, but it does appear to be ideal timing. From a league perspective, no one wants to be embarrassed at a Memorial Cup because of the quality of the host team. That won’t be a concern with Halifax.