Sports

A helping hand for Humboldt Broncos

May 16, 2018

A Hay River couple with close ties to the Humboldt Broncos has launched a fundraising campaign to help the team in the wake of the tragic bus accident in April.

People across Canada were shocked and saddened by the April 6 accident that killed 16 people and injured 13, but the tragedy in Saskatchewan hit close to home for Brian and Cheryl Stewart. Read More

More hardware for gymnastics

May 15, 2018

Two years ago, Celena Hoeve did what hadn’t been done since John Tram did it in 2006 – win a medal at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships. Read More

A run for the moms

May 15, 2018

The usual script for Mother’s Day usually involves breakfast in bed, doing the chores or anything else to make sure moms do as little as possible. Read More

Mushers make it to Pond Inlet

May 13, 2018

Driving winds and lots of snow made it hard to travel, but the eight mushers and their dog teams made it to Pond Inlet from Iglulik at the end of the Nunavut Quest on April 29. Read More

Soccer volunteers honoured

May 8, 2018

If you’ve been around soccer long enough, you will no doubt have run into Mike Doyle and Vivian Hansen along the way. The two long-time volunteers from Yellowknife have been involved in just about everything there is to do when it comes to the sport in the NWT. Read More

Volleyball champs crowned

May 6, 2018

Rankin Inlet’s 18U girls outfit captured the territorial title in Iqaluit late last month and it could be the start of a long reign at the top. Read More

Future stars get chance to shine

May 5, 2018

If this was an audition for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, it would appear there are some bright lights in store when it comes time to pick the bantam boys hockey team. Read More

Coral hockey star battles through heartache

May 4, 2018

Like so many others across the country, Daniel McKitrick, formerly of Coral Harbour, was shocked and saddened to tears when he heard the devastating news of the crash involving the team bus of the Humboldt Broncos that claimed the lives of 16 people on April 6. Read More

William McDonald roars again in Junior Super Soccer

May 1, 2018

Last year, William McDonald School very nearly swept the board in Junior Super Soccer, winning five of the six banners up for grabs.

They didn’t win five this time around but they were still the dominant school at this year’s tournament.

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SPORTS TALK: The ice man leaveth – sadly

April 27, 2018

We’ve all made ice, haven’t we?

Grab a tray, pour some water in it, let it freeze and you have frozen dihydrogen oxide. H2O as we call it because we’ve all forgotten Grade 9 chemistry and I’m not about to pull out my periodic table. Helium is still the second-lightest in terms of atomic weight, right? Read More

Teaming up for outdoor rink in Naujaat

April 25, 2018

Naujaat youth are having a great old time finishing out hockey-and-skating season in style, thanks to an outdoor rink that was built next to Tusarvik Elementary School this past week. Read More

PUCK DROPPINGS: Wade Hamer Hockey League closed for the season

April 24, 2018

Editor’s note: Jon Howe bids farewell to the Wade Hamer Hockey League season, better known as WIMPS. As he does every season, he gave us some laughs about the goings-on within the mediocre section of the hockey-playing universe in Yellowknife and is in need of a well-deserved summer off.

Pay special attention to the final two paragraphs – you may find something you like. Read More