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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 […]

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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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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