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Super Soccer prep underway

The snow hasn’t melted quite enough to play on the outdoor pitches, but that’s not stopping the soccer season from getting underway in the coming weeks. Teams from Hay River Schools will be travelling to Yellowknife and Grande Prairie, Alta., for Super Soccer tournaments this month, hopefully to return with banners and enthusiasm for taking […]

Judoka to head to nationals

This won’t be judoka Mason Bruneau’s first trip to nationals but it may be the most important for his career. “This is my last year as a youth plus-100kg and it’s my chance to shine,” he told The Hub last week after coming back from a win at the 2015 Atlantic Championships in New Brunswick. […]

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No pool may ground swimmers

While most residents of Hay River have been affected by the ongoing municipal strike in one way or another, for some young athletes, being out of the pool could cost them a shot at the biggest games of their lives. “I’d say I’m frustrated, I guess,” said Graham St. John. “I’ve trained, I’ve paid for […]

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Curlers almost make national tournament

  A curling team from Hay River has narrowly missed earning a berth in a national tournament. The team – consisting of lead Glenn Smith, skip Jared Monkman throwing second stones, third Jesse Duford and Dan Richards throwing final stones – came in second place at the territorial playdowns for the Travelers Curling Club Championship […]

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Polar Pond Hockey returns

  Polar Pond Hockey – an event that has fast become an annual tradition – was back for its seventh year this past weekend. And a lot of the players were also back. In fact, Curtis Rowe, one of the organizers of the March 20 to 22 event, said there were returning players from many […]

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Home crowd away

The ice rink at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre may be closed and the ice removed but that didn’t stop the women’s hockey team from hosting its annual home tournament last weekend. Hazard hockey just took the show on the road to Fort Resolution, where the Hay River team finished second in the finals after […]

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Skaters wrap up season

Four Hay River speedskaters took to the ice in Yellowknife earlier this month for the NWT Territorial Championships bringing home great experiences and some hardware for their trouble. “There were skaters there from all the clubs, even Cambridge Bay,” said coach Kirstin Mahler. “The competition was as wide as it gets in the territory, and […]

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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 […]

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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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