James McCarthy | Monday, March 10, 2014
Toeing the oche
INUVIK - The NWT Darts Championships took place in Inuvik this past weekend and it decided the men's and women's teams that will represent the NWT at the Canadian National Darts Championships in Bedford, N.S., in June.
The top eight men and eight women booked their spots after six rounds of play along with one alternate for each team.
See the next edition of NWT News/North for the recap.
Off to the games
INUVIK - The Inuvik Curling Club will be providing the boys and girls teams for the NWT at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in curling.
The boys rink will be Deklen Crocker, Braeden Picek, Ethan Allen and Hay River's Logan Gagnier after they beat the Yellowknife rink skipped by Reid Tait in a best-of-five series, 3-0, at the Inuvik club on March 1.
The girls rink was already decided at Inuvik's Carina McKay Saturnino and her rink of Karly King Simpson, Rayna Vittrekwa and Vanessa Lennie were unchallenged and automatically qualified.
Speeding on the ice
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Round and round they go.
Speedskaters from six communities hit the ice in Yellowknife this past weekend for the annual NWT Speed Skating Championships.
Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Norman Wells and Inuvik all had representation in various categories and everything got underway Saturday morning, followed by the second day of competition on Sunday.
See the next edition of NWT News/North for the results.
Playing down for nationals
IQALUIT - The Iqaluit Curling Club is getting their teams set now for the Dominion Curling Club Championships this November in Halifax.
This past weekend club playdowns took place with just two teams entered on the men's side as Wade Kingdon and Ed MacDonald played a best-of-five series to determine the winner. Game one was Friday night, while the next two draws were on Saturday. Sunday's draws were if necessary.
Only one women's team entered, that being skipped by Geneva Chislett, last year's Nunavut representative, meaning they will be on their way to Halifax already.
See the next edition of Nunavut News/North for the recap of the men's event.
Iqaluit peewees victorious
KANGIQLINIQ/RANKIN INLET - The Iqaluit Blizzard peewees are the 2014 Powerful Peewees champions after defeating the Rankin Rock by a score of 7-0 in the final on Feb. 23.
The tournament was held later than usual after being put off twice before due to bad weather in the community, which meant teams weren't able to fly in for the event.
That same weekend also saw the Challenge Cup Junior C Tournament and it was the Kivalliq Canucks who won out again by beating the Qikiqtani Sharks by a score of 6-4 in the championship game on Feb. 23.
The Canucks will now represent the territory at the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship in Liverpool, N.S., beginning on March 26.
IQALUIT - The Iqaluit Curling Club is giving curlers of all ages and skill levels a chance to get better through a development clinic happening on March 14 and 15.
The weekend will be facilitated by Anna Keller, a coach from Ottawa, and the plan is to spend at least two to three hours on the ice.
All equipment will be provided and participants are asked to bring appropriate clothing and indoor shoes.
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