AWG organizers not worried about tight timeline for rec centre rebuild

January 23, 2018 - Hay River

The host society for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games (AWG) is not worried that Hay River’s new Rec Centre won’t be opening until mid-February – just a month before the start of the international sporting event in the South Slave.

“That still gives us enough time,” said Todd Shafer, the general manager of the games.

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Hay River’s Brendan Green named to Canadian Winter Olympic team

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s official – Brendan Green is a three-time Olympian.

Hay River’s favourite biathlon son will be returning for a third Winter Olympics after being named to Canada’s biathlon team that will be going to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 edition. Biathlon Canada announced its roster on Tuesday morning.

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Sports Talk: All hail the worst of 2017 in sports

January 14, 2018 - North

I bumped into someone at the local co-operative supermarket here in Yellowknife during the Christmas season and they wondered if I was going to do a Top 10 list, as I always do to ring in the new year of Sports Talk. This person suggested I do the best 10 plays as something different. Since you all know how I roll, there isn’t a snowflake’s chance in Alabama I’m going to do that.

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Yk Minor Hockey Association teams set to play in Hockey on the Hill in Ottawa

December 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

The Bell Capital Cup in Ottawa is one of the biggest holiday minor hockey tournaments in the country.

A couple of teams from the Yk Minor Hockey Association are heading down for the big show this year, which begins on Dec. 28, and it’s going to be something much bigger than just a tournament.

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NWT Table Tennis Championships crowns its best for 2017

December 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

It’s the last territorial championship of the calendar year and it’s one which provided perhaps one of the most unlikeliest of results.

The NWT Table Tennis Championships were held at Weledeh and St. Pat’s Gymnasiums on Dec. 15 and 16 and Zachary Mathison of Weledeh Catholic School made sure people remembered that it doesn’t matter how old you are but rather only that you can play the game.

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Polar Bear Swim Club takes largest team ever to Edmonton for JP Fiset Invitational Swim Meet

December 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

If you’re going to go into the Christmas break, do it riding high.

That’s what the Polar Bear Swim Club did as the club returned from the JP Fiset Invitational Swim Meet in Edmonton on Sunday with a pocket full of personal bests and, in the case of one swimmer, a couple of medals from one of the biggest meets in western Canada.

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Nine repping Beaufort Delta

December 15, 2017 - Inuvik

Forty players competed to make the bantam boys’ hockey team at the Arctic Winter Games trial last weekend in Inuvik, with about half making the cut.

“All the kids are working hard and battling hard,” said Shawn Talbot, who will be coaching the team, midway through the three-day evaluation camp, which brought in players from around the territory to compete for a spot on the team.

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Kevin Koe Olympic-bound in curling

December 10, 2017 - Ottawa

Fourth time’s the charm, as they say.

Maybe that’s not the correct saying but for Kevin Koe, who cares? He finally gets to go to the Winter Olympics.

It’s the only major event left out of his current resume but it’s one that can be filled thanks to a 7-6 win over Manitoba’s Mike McEwen in the Roar of the Rings Olympic qualifying final in Ottawa on Sunday night.

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Kevin Koe one win away from PyeongChang

December 8, 2017 - Yellowknife

by Martin Gavin, special to Northern News Services

Kevin Koe has now positioned himself one win from for a front row seat at the lighting of the Olympic flame in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.

“We actually haven’t been playing as well as we can play, we can play better but we are finding a way to win,” said Koe upon clinching the finals berth on Dec. 7. “There is still a lot of work to do (and) we haven’t won anything yet.”

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