Investors Group Season Opener kicks off tournament squash campaign at Racquet Club
In Yellowknife sport, there are certain athletes and teams you can always count on to be at or near the top.
Devin Madsen is becoming that person in squash.Read More
Tourney dates announced
Listed below are the 2018 hockey tournaments hosted or attended by Kivalliq teams that have been confirmed for the upcoming 2017-18 hockey season. The listings show the date, name of the tournament, age bracket and location.Read More
No ice, no problem
Even the lack of ice could not stop a group of young hockey enthusiasts in Hay River from celebrating World Girls’ Hockey Weekend.Read More
Rankin hearts Toronto
Kids get excited about the smallest things, but a group of young hockey players from Rankin Inlet have something pretty big to raise their excitement levels.Read More
142 hit the ice
A swelling cohort of new hockey players has the Inuvik Minor Hockey Association buzzing this season.Read More
Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams capture Sandman Hotel Icebreaker in Richmond, B.C.
The Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams are in full swing and just to prove it, they went out and showed why they will likely have a very successful season.Read More
J.H. Sissons wins Yellowknife Schools Squash Tournament
J.H. Sissons School won the Yellowknife Schools Squash Tournament, held at the Racquet Club on Oct. 6. But they didn’t know that until contacted by Yellowknifer to talk about it on Wednesday. Surprise.Read More
William McDonald wins grand aggregate and total points banners at NWT Cross-Country Championships
In cross-country running, it’s survival of the fittest. And William McDonald School is the fittest.Read More
Rankin hearts Toronto
The excitement was unmistakeable as more than 30 players from the Rankin Rock atom and peewee hockey teams, their coaches and chaperones left Rankin Inlet on Oct. 6 to begin the first leg of the Experiences Canada Hockey Exchange program with the Mimico Canadiens in Toronto.Read More
Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club beaten but not bruised at U-15 Cup in Calgary
There’s an old saying that offence sells tickets but defence wins championships.
Competing at the U-15 Cup in Calgary, part of Canada Soccer’s Toyota Club Nationals, the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club’s U15 girls outfit, the Sundogs, found they had plenty of defence but no offence. Turns out there’s an exception to the rule after all.Read More
Learning the ins and outs of WIMPS
Ron Hiscock is leaving town and I would like to thank him for his contributions to our league and wish him well for the future.Read More
Yk Minor Hockey Association joins in on World Girls Hockey Weekend with Girls Long Game
Girls hockey is seeing a resurgence in Yellowknife.
Need proof? See what happened this past Saturday at the Multiplex.Read More
The Season Opener hockey camp will get underway in Rankin Inlet this coming week, running from Oct. 17 to 21.
The camp is open to all registered minor hockey players and offers both on-ice and off-ice instruction, as well as an excellent literacy component.Read More
Zoe Elverum takes gold at Dwarf World Games
If you’ve never heard of the Dwarf World Games, you aren’t alone.
Zoe Elverum hadn’t heard of them either, until a chance encounter a few years ago made her aware of the Games, and she definitely made the most of her appearance.Read More
Futsal camps come to a close
If the territory’s young futsal players were looking to make an impact ahead of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, late September was the time to do it.Read More
Developing the next Canadian squash champ
Canada has been quiet on the world squash rankings for a number of years, and local player Grant Convey dreams of a new champion rising from the NWT.Read More
National futsal coach says the North can be leader for the sport in Canada
The coach of the national men’s futsal team is impressed with the North’s interest in the sport – an indoor derivation of soccer.Read More
Have coach, will travel
To be a good coach, sometimes you have to travel.
Gjoa Haven coaches Stanley Porter, Scott Porter and Craig Aglukkaq tacked on some miles too join coaches from the NWT for Hockey North’s second annual Coaches Forum in Yellowknife, which wrapped up on Sept. 24.Read More
Canada’s national men’s futsal team head coach brings high intensity and fun to NWT
If people thought Kyt Selaidopoulos was going to be someone who would take his practices seriously and make sure they got a good workout, they weren’t disappointed.Read More
Yk Multisport Club wraps up 2017 season with Thrills in the Hills cross-country event
You could say it’s all over but the crying for the Yk Multisport Club but there were no tears to be found at its final event for 2017.Read More
Busy camp for volleyball tryouts
Competition is high this year for spots on the plane trip to Yellowknife for the Spike It! volleyball tournament later this fall, and it might not just be performance on the court that separates hopefuls.Read More
All systems go
A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week.Read More
J.H. Sissons, William McDonald and St. Pat’s win titles for Yellowknife at Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for student athletes, that is.Read More
Yk Minor Hockey Association hosts Hockey North Coaches Forum
There was no Yk Minor Hockey Association action at the Multiplex this weekend for good reason.Read More
The Whale Cove U18 female soccer team went through the territorial championship undefeated on the way to defeating Coral Harbour 12-2 in the final to claim the Nunavut U18 female soccer championship on Sept. 17.Read More
Canadian national futsal coach to visit
Canada’s national futsal coach is on a visit to the NWT, which will include a stop in Hay River.Read More
Terry Fox Run speeds through 37th year
Approximately 50 people – including parents pushing strollers, residents with dogs and members of the RCMP – laced up for this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 17.Read More
Dirt Digger Duathlon takes over Yellowknife Ski Club
When you think of an event with two different disciplines happening at the Yellowknife Ski Club, you would most likely think biathlon was going on.Read More
Yellowknife Tennis Club wraps up busy junior season
Ask anyone involved in organized sport about the best practices in keeping people involved and they will probably have a similar answer: grow the grassroots.
The Yellowknife Tennis Club did its best to plant the seeds this past outdoor season with one of the busier junior seasons in recent memory.Read More
Down to the wire
The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont.Read More
Viktor Gutierrez cracks University of Prince Edward Island men’s soccer team roster
When Viktor Gutierrez played with Team NWT’s boys soccer team at the Canada Summer Games last month, he didn’t know where he would be going for post-secondary matriculation.
After the Canada Summer Games ended, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) made that decision for him.Read More
Last Gasp Tournament wraps up 2017 Mediocre Golf Association season
It’s only fitting that the Mediocre Golf Association’s (MGA) final tournament at the Yellowknife Golf Club would come down to a playoff.
And it was only fitting that a bogey would win it on the first playoff hole.Read More
The organizers of the regional Kivalliq Junior Canucks hockey program are trying to double the number of teams representing the region at the 2018 Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Tournament in Winnipeg.Read More
Student athletes set for new season
The new school year is off and running in the NWT.
More than one parent may have played “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” on full blast when dropping their child off on day one, but if you were to talk to some students, it’s a wonderful time of year for a different reason.Read More
Samuel Schofield named to Swift Current Broncos protected list
It’s likely the only reason Samuel Schofield isn’t playing in the Western Hockey League this season is because he’s just 15 years old.
In any case, Schofield must have made quite the impression on the Swift Current Broncos, because the team named him to its 50-player protected list in the final days of August. His listing means no other WHL team can make contact with him this season.Read More
If all goes according to plan, the future could be one year from now
The 2017-2018 Western Hockey League season will kick off with no one from Yellowknife on a starting roster. Not a huge surprise.
It would have been nice if Connor Fleming had cracked the Prince Albert Raiders roster but making a WHL team as a 16-year-old is a tough feat. Very few players that young get to put on a uniform and if they do, it’s because they’re Connor McDavid good.Read More
East Three athletes gear up
East Three Secondary is on the defensive this year as it looks to protect its position as junior girls’ and senior boys’ volleyball champions.Read More
Yellowknife Floor Hockey Association youth tournament rounds out inaugural season
There’s a sight you don’t see every day, or at least in the past 50 years: the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.
Maybe not the real thing but at least it kind of looks like it.Read More
Yellowknife Slopitch Association playoffs finish up softball season
The Yellowknife Slopitch Association’s 2017 season is officially over with the league’s champions crowned on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.Read More
Taltson McQueen heads to Grande Prairie Regional College to begin post-secondary volleyball career
When it comes to student athletes, they say studies come first, sports second.
Eighteen-year-old Sir John Franklin High School graduate Talston McQueen is about to find out if that’s true after making the men’s volleyball team at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC). So far, he likes what he sees.Read More
Yk hockey star hopes to make WHL team roster
Connor Fleming was drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League’s 2016 bantam draft.
He was too young to join the team last season but this time around, he will get his first genuine shot to make the big club.
The 16-year-old started on his way to playing in the WHL this season on Wednesday with the rookie camp, which features the draft classes from last year and this year battling it out to impress the coaching staff and moving ahead to the main camp.Read More
Austin Daniels comes close at Lethbridge Hurricanes main camp
While Connor Fleming is busy trying to make the roster of the Prince Albert Raiders, there was another young Yellowknife hockey stud who very nearly got his chance to play in the Western Hockey League.Read More
Fire Prevention Blue Jays capture Yk Fastball League championship
Mother Nature sure has a way of screwing things up.
Such as ensuring the 2017 Yk Fastball League season went one more day than expected.Read More
Yellowknife Golf Club Championships crown five new winners for 2017
Five of the city’s golfers can officially call themselves better than anyone else at the Yellowknife Golf Club.Read More
Girls get their turn as Hockey NWT hosts annual Female Jamboree
The boys had their chance to impress on the ice earlier this month, so it was only fair that the girls would get their own shot.Read More