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BIG BUCKS FOR MAURICE

It certainly does pay to coach in the National Hockey League. Just ask Sault Ste. Marie's Paul Maurice. SooToday.com has learned that Maurice's new contract with the Carolina Hurricanes is for five years and worth $3.5 million U.S.

MAURICE GETS NEW DEAL

Sault Ste. Marie native Paul Maurice has signed a multi-year contract to continue as head coach of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, it was announced Tuesday.

ACT FEMALE AWARDS

Angela Mei is this year's winner of the Percy Bedford Award as the Sault's top female high school athlete. Mei, a graduating OAC student at Korah, was honoured Tuesday night at the annual ACT awards banquet.

GIRLS MEET BOYS

What happens when girls meet boys on the field? We'll find out beginning tonight at 9 p.m. at Strathclair Field. That's when the Pino's under-19 girls Civic soccer squad plays its first of eight games this summer against boys house league teams.

PLENTY OF TD'S

The cool of Queen Elizabeth Field didn't stop the scoring in Sault Minor Football Association play on Sunday afternoon. In tyke division play, Taylor Zalewski and Jared Theriault scored two touchdowns apiece as Rome's edged the Tin Grins 28-21.

ROTARY SPORTS AWARDS

The 46th annual Rotary Sports Award banquet was held last week and a pair of three-sport male high school athletes stood tall. Adam Ross of St.

WHITE PINES AWARDS

White Pines held its annual athletic awards banquet at the Trunk Rd. school last week and a number of boys and girls were recognized.

A WIN AND A LOSS

It was a good news/bad news day for the Sault's two amateur football games on Saturday as the Sabercats won and the Storm lost.

ANOTHER FOOTBALL DOUBLEHEADER

Football fans take note. There's another doubleheader on tap for Rocky DiPietro Field on Saturday. At 1 p.m., the Ontario Varsity Football Conference takes to the field as the Sault Sabercats play host to Hamilton.

SUPER RACE NIGHT FOR WILSON

It has only been two weeks of racing but the action is starting to heat up as the drivers jockey for position in the points standings at the Laird International Raceway.