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Hockey wraps up

Team NWT’s bantam boys hockey team may not be happy with the final score but there is no doubt that they came out of the Canada Winter Games better players than they went in. “It’s been really good so far,” said coach Curtis Rowe last week after the boys had played three games. “The scores […]

Skaters gonna skate

Playing by the light of a few streetlamps and many truck headlights, they barely let the ice-resurfacer finish before jumping on. “It’s nice to see,” said Jamie Smith, a parent of two of the players on the ice. “This is the kind of hockey I grew up with. These are the guys who really want […]

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Loss doesn’t dampen spirits

Team NWT packed their bags and took off for Prince George, BC, taking with them seven youth from Hay River to compete against the best in Canada. “Coming from the territories, this is such a great opportunity,” said Cassidy Ring. “Just being here is such a great learning experience and hopefully we’ll be able to […]

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Novice turn out for show

They may not be the top prospects in the North yet but novice players got the same star-treatment for their tournament at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre last weekend. “It was really wonderful this year,” said organizer Michelle Staszuk of the opening ceremony where teams skated out onto the ice with their banners to pump […]

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High Level tops Rusty Blades

Willie McSwain was surprised his team made the finals this year. “We’ve been coming to this tournament for 10 years at least,” the Summit Air player from Yellowknife told The Hub last Sunday. “And for some reason, we’re doing really good this year.” Unfortunately for McSwain and his team, they weren’t quite good enough to […]

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Team NWT gears up for Games

The biathletes headed to Prince George, B.C. for the Canada Winter Games next month to represent the NWT will also all be competing for the bragging right of their home town. For now, however, Clell Crook, Kjel Crook and Andrew Lirette are training hard to get ready, joined by the entire team out at the […]

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Curler heads to major match

Just because she’s heading to Alberta’s provincial championships doesn’t mean Amanda Moizis has forgotten her small-town roots. “I’m just excited to be going to provincials and representing Hay River,” she told The Hub last week. “I’m pretty proud to be from Hay River.” Having moved to Edmonton to study, Moizis will be competing in the […]

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Judo heads to Prov

Mason Bruneau spent last Friday evening training and preparing for competition, but this time, he won’t be the one stepping onto the mats. Bruneau and trainer Phil Beaupre will be taking a contingent of young judoka to Fort Providence this week for a territorial competition. The day’s events will bridge the gap between practice at […]

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Santa’s helpers hit pavement

While most holiday traditions involve indoor feats of gastronomic endurance, some are looking to kick off a new and healthier Christmas custom this year. “Sometimes we need an event to motivate us to get up and out of the house,” said organizer Sherry Ringuette. “I asked the Hay River running club what they thought of […]

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Shuttles at the ready

More than 100 athletes came out to this year’s badminton tournament at Diamond Jenness Secondary School, making it the biggest year yet. “It draws a lot of players,” said Anna Cunningham, who works at the school and enjoyed supporting local athletes over the two-day tournament last Friday and Saturday. “I know something like three-quarters of […]

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