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Huskies rake up Leafs

To kick off the season, the Hay River Midget Huskies took the Yellowknife Maple Leafs in all three games played against each other this weekend. “It went good,” said team captain Joel Demarcke. “They’re a good team to play, the games were pretty competitive.” What was supposed to be the first hockey tournament of the […]

A simulated Canada Winter Games

The NWT boys’ hockey team is pulling out all the stops to prepare for the upcoming Canada Winter Games. That includes even participating in a men’s rec tournament at home beginning on Nov. 21 with the idea of getting the players used to travelling to attend a big event. “We’ll try to simulate the Canada […]

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Like a mouse in a maze

  The Zamboni holds a hallowed place in Canadian culture. There have even been songs praising the glories of the iconic ice cleaning and flooding machine, and many people – without the skills to make it to the NHL – can still dream of driving a Zamboni in a big-league rink. But what is it […]

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Polar Pond Hockey draws hundreds

Polar Pond Hockey has become an institution in the six years since it started, and the group organizing it is keen to see it grow even bigger. “We’re always trying to figure out ways to entice more out-of-town teams to come down,” said Mark Horton, the chair of the committee. “We’re proud of it and […]

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Novice tournament starts with fanfare

The novice level hockey tournament got underway with more excitement than usual Feb. 28, with players taking to the ice for an opening ceremony complete with a smoke machine and a ceremonial puck drop. “We just wanted to give them the feeling of a real tournament,” said organizer Michelle Staszuk. “We wanted to make it […]

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Northern Hockey Challenge back in Hay River this weekend

This town is no doubt a hockey town, but for the most part, tournaments and activities are organized for minor hockey players. The Northern Hockey Challenge (NHC), however, is the exception to the rule. Adult players get to test their skills against the top competitors from all over the North and the games draw crowds […]

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Hay River Huskies take bronze

  The Hay River Huskies had a fun time at this past weekend’s peewee tournament, despite losing 4-3 in the semi-finals to the Denton’ Cho Eagles, who went on to take top spot. “It was pretty good,” said Trey Beck. “Our team got together pretty good and we got more pumped for the last game.” […]

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Hay River Huskies beat Fort Providence Bulls in rec hockey rivalry

Hay River has won the latest skirmish in an ongoing rec hockey battle with Fort Providence. The Hay River Huskies won 5-3 over the Fort Providence Bulls to win a rec hockey tournament held in Hay River from Nov. 22 to 24. The teams had met the two previous years at the tournament, and Fort […]

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Recruiting referees

  There are not enough referees to run a smooth hockey season in Hay River, according to Larry Dragon, a long-time hockey official and referee instructor. “We only have three guys with experience here,” he told The Hub. “We’re really in trouble and the rec league is really in trouble if more people don’t start […]

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Hay River laces up for Movember

  While most minor hockey players can’t grow moustaches, it didn’t stop them from taking on a combined team made up of firefighters, corrections officers and police officers in Hay River’s first Movember fundraiser game on Oct. 30. “We raise what we raise, but other than that it’s for fun,” said organizer Const. Yannick Gagnon […]

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