Wolfpack senior girls outfit claims victory at Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival
Defending a title is always tough. Just ask anyone who’s ever done it.
The Yellowknife Wolfpack’s senior girls outfit had that chore at the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival this past weekend in Calgary and like a good champion does, they came out on top but were pushed to the limit to do it.Read More
Sir John Franklin and St. Pat’s renew the battle in Wade Hamer Challenge Cup
It’s inevitable and also a sucker’s bet that Sir John Franklin and St. Pat’s will meet somewhere down the line in a scholastic sports event of some kind when the banner is on the line.
When has it never happened since both schools have been around?Read More
First Nation seeks cash for arena
K’atlodeeche First Nation is still searching for more money to build a natural ice arena on the Hay River Reserve.Read More
Rankin welcomes new Zamboni machine
Rankin Inlet is the proud owner of a brand-new Zamboni machine to keep the ice at Nunavut’s busiest arena in tip-top shape during the 2017-18 hockey season.Read More
The best in Indigenous sport
2017 was a busy year for sport involving the NWT, which would make the job of singling out people for honours a tough job.Read More
Muskrats prep for territorials
Back from the first meet of the season in Whitehorse, Mackenzie Muskrat swimmers are preparing hard for territorials in February.Read More
Edmonton Eskimos on defensive over name
The Edmonton Eskimos football team is once again facing demands that it change its name.Read More
Player turns coach
Brittenie Jefferd-Moore, known better in town by the nickname Bitsie, was one of only two girls in her age group playing hockey growing up.Read More
Friday sports briefs
Let the battle commence
The biggest annual sporting event in the city will write its latest, greatest chapter this week at the Multiplex.
The Wade Hamer Challenge Cup, which pits Sir John Franklin against St. Pat’s in a battle for high school hockey supremacy, gets underway this Wednesday at 1 p.m.Read More
Team NWT starts playoff phase at Canadian Mixed Curling Championship
Two years ago, Jamie Koe came within an eyelash of skipping the NWT to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship title.
This year, he’s back and determined to lead his rink to victory.Read More
Yellowknife Wolfpack peewees roar to victory in Victoria
Seems the Yellowknife Wolfpack peewees have that AA thing down pretty good.
The team has itself some new neckware thanks to their win at the Juan de Fuca Tier 2 Tournament in Victoria on Sunday. They polished off an unbeaten weekend with a 4-0 win over the Whitehorse Mustangs in the final.Read More
Michael Gilday set to return to broadcast booth for 2018 Winter Olympics
Michael Gilday is going back to the Olympics.
That opening line would be enough to get tongues wagging here in town but no, he’s not making a comeback.Read More
Polar Bear Swim Club roars in Whitehorse at Ryan Downing Memorial Meet
This could be the season that the Polar Bear Swim Club gets a good look at who’s coming through the system.
Judging by the latest spate of results, it would appear the system is churning them out rather nicely.Read More
A change of scenery was nice … for a change
Whenever there’s a big sporting event involving gymnasiums in Yellowknife, there’s a good chance you’ll see the finals held at St. Pat’s and Weledeh Gymnasiums.
After all, it’s a large venue when you combine both gymnasiums and there’s plenty of room for everyone to move and sit to watch, which makes for a great atmosphere.Read More
Family volleyballers golden in Rankin
There’s a whole new glitter inside the Dias family home following the annual Laura Gauthier Memorial (LGM) volleyball tournament in Rankin Inlet this past month.Read More
Preparing for a historic anniversary
Like all Inuvik groups, the ski club has seen fluctuations in interest over the past few years, with last year being particularly down as most of the core group moved on.Read More
Two silvers at Spike It!
It always takes a lot of fundraising to get there, but the work paid off for Inuvik athletes at this year’s Spike It! volleyball tournament in Yellowknife.Read More
Speedskaters Hannah Clark and Wren Acorn play waiting game with national championship qualification
Speedskaters Wren Acorn and Hannah Clark had fine weekends on the ice at the Canadian Open National Qualifier in Calgary last weekend.
But was it good enough to get them into bigger and better things? The numbers indicate a yes, but nothing has been made official yet.Read More
Paradise Papers lost but not in Yellowknife
Before you shed a tear over the eye-watering 5.64 per cent municipal tax hike proposed by the city, my hockey experience may help you understand the dynamics at play.Read More
Sir John Franklin wins three banners, St. Pat’s two in Senior Spike It!
There’s always a chance Yellowknife will end up with the majority of the banners in a school championship and that was the case again in volleyball.Read More
Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT hands out annual awards
Another year, another group of outstanding people recognized for doing great things in the NWT.Read More
Yellowknife, Fort Smith ski clubs get boost from feds
Lovers of the white stuff in the Northwest Territories can expect something a little different this year at their local trails.
Both the Yellowknife Ski Club and the Fort Smith Ski Club will be getting a face-lift after receiving a $440,500 investment from the Government of Canada.Read More
Late Pat Bobinski inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame
The late Pat Bobinski of Hay River has been inducted into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame.Read More
Soccer program scores major award
The pride is all over Paul Stroeder’s face when he talks about how the kids themselves are responsible for the U12 boy’s Rankin Wolves soccer program winning the Recreation and Parks Association’s Community Organization of the Year award this past month in Iqaluit.Read More
Banner days for downtown
The first of 72 new banners was raised on a downtown utility pole on Nov. 3.Read More
Revving through the snow
It’s the time of the year when wide-open throttles are racing through the minds of many snowmobile riders.Read More
Five years worth of celebration
Hard to believe but the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) has been around for five years now.Read More
Cross-country results now official
It took a while to get the numbers together, but everything is official when it comes to the NWT Cross-Country Championships.Read More
Swimmer Madison Penney pulls off podium sweep at Cascade Speed Meet in Calgary
If the early success of Madison Penney is any mark of how the new swim season is going to go for her, it’s going to be one heck of a season.Read More
Soft-tip darts comes to Yellowknife
If you’ve ever been to Hot Shots Pub and Grub, you’ll notice people playing darts. It is, after all, the main venue for tournaments and leagues.Read More
Summit to focus on concept of physical literacy
A conference on physical literacy is being held in Hay River next week that will bring together representatives of communities in the Mackenzie Recreation Association.
The meeting – called the NWT Physical Literacy Champion Summit – will take place from Nov. 7 to 9.Read More
William McDonald and St. Joe’s the big winners in Junior Spike It!
Sweeping the board in terms of banners in a major territorial sporting event is a tough chore.
William McDonald School had the chance to do just that in Junior Spike It! over the weekend and very nearly pulled it off.Read More
Polar Bear Swim Club hosts inaugural Polar Pups mini-meet
So about that development thing when it comes to youth sports, it seems it’s catching on.Read More
The effort being put into Rankin Inlet’s youth soccer program received high recognition at the CG&S Sport and Recreation Division’s annual awards ceremony in Iqaluit on Oct. 14.Read More
Pilot recreation program off and running
By the end of May 2018, 25 people from around the North will have done something pretty amazing in recreation training.Read More
Newcomers take to squash
Corinne Cormier hit her first squash ball on Wednesday and was playing in the local tournament that weekend.Read More
Half-dozen new officials certified at NWT Soccer’s futsal refereeing clinic
Who’d want to be an official in any sport? They’re the ones that jilted spectators love to hate.Read More
Junior NBA makes debut in Yellowknife
If you haven’t heard, the NBA has come to Yellowknife.
Just in a smaller form.Read More
Something new in the way of exercising is being introduced to the area.
It’s called DANCEPL3Y, which is receiving glowing reviews after its first appearance in the area in September.Read More
Hockey camp attracts almost 200 kids
The fourth annual Season Opener hockey camp was another resounding success in Rankin Inlet this past week, with 180 local minor minor hokey players and 10 out-of-town players taking part.Read More
Tournament keeps memory alive
A heartfelt introduction from the family of Paulou Ittungna led off a weekend of volleyball in his name.Read More
Communities win big
While the Paulou Ittungna Memorial Volleyball Tournament was happening in Inuvik on Oct. 13-14, there was another big volleyball tournament happening in Fort Smith.Read More
Best of the best in sport honoured
There are plenty of people who do good work in the field of recreation, and some were recognized in Iqaluit earlier this month at the 2017 Recreation and Sport Awards Gala. A total of 10 awards were handed out along with some special mentions to volunteers in various sports.Read More
A successful failure – yes, they do exist
Once upon a time, a rather well-known member of the NWT sport community told me my columns were usually angry rants from an angry individual.
I know where she’s coming from because all I do is rant sometimes. Ask the newsroom.Read More
GO Ball hosts annual McLennan Ross GO Play 3-on-3 Tournament
GO Ball, the city’s girls-only basketball program, has seen its participation numbers rise over the years.Read More