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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. The annual cross-country Thrills in the Hills was held Sept. 24 at the Yellowknife Ski Club and brought out plenty of runners, like it does every year....

Ecole Boreale has winning ways at soccer tournament

Soccer players from Ecole Boreale had a great showing at a recent tournament in Fort Simpson. The Under-14 team captured gold at the Connie Loutit Memorial Soccer Tournament, held on the first weekend of April. That gold was in the male category, but the Ecole Boreale team contained both girls and boys. “We didn’t have...

Canada Winter Games excitement building

Every time you turn around, there seems to be another major Games that the territory will be competing in. That’s the beauty of living in the North – never a dull moment. We’re now less than 100 days away from the big show in Red Deer, Alta., and Nunavut will have several athletes competing against...

SPORTS TALK: Diego Maradona once again uses his hands for ill

Stop the presses! We finally have it! June 21 was a red-letter day in the world of political meetings. Sarah McCammon of National Public Radio got the scoop of a lifetime. In her position as the pool radio reporter for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and various state governors from around the U.S....

Inuvik Minor Softball League to start up after hiatus

A group of Inuvik parents are re-starting the minor softball league after being on hiatus for a few years. “We thought we would stop complaining and start organizing,” said Janelle Glemser, president of the new Inuvik Minor Softball League. “It just takes a couple people to take the initiative and start something like this.” Glemser...

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. Four members of the family brought home gold from the event, with Tony Dias, 44, and his two sons, Tristen, 21, and Tyrese, 18, playing together on the men’s champion...

Strong finish for volleyball girls

The Potential Volleyball Club’s 17U girls squad took to the court in Calgary for the Alberta Volleyball 17U Championships last weekend with heavy hearts. Paula Harker, the team’s assistant coach, died last month after suffering a stroke but they battled through and finished on a strong note. Just the way Harker would have wanted. The...

Cambridge Bay duo top divisions at Golden Bear Takedown Wrestling Tournament

It’s worth the trip to Edmonton … if you’re a wrestler from Cambridge Bay. Five of the community’s young athletes hit the mats at the University of Alberta in Edmonton for the Golden Bear Takedown Tournament on Nov. 17. When all was said and done, two gold medals came home as Eekeeluak Avalak and Kristen...

SPORTS CHECK: Futsal coach returns

The head coach of Canada’s men’s national futsal team is coming back to town for a second straight year to work with NWT Soccer. Kyt Selaidopoulos will begin a full weekend of work on coaching and development and it begins tomorrow evening at Weledeh Catholic School with futsal coaching sessions beginning at 6 p.m. He’ll...

Athletes get opportunity of a lifetime

Six Beaufort Delta athletes are competing in the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, and mission staff member Colin Pybus calls that the opportunity of a lifetime. “This is the ultimate expression of activity and sport,” said Pybus from Winnipeg, where he and the first contingent of Team NWT athletes are participating in the summer games....

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

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...

Culture part of games showcase

The Arctic Winter Games is more than sports. It is also an opportunity to promote and share the cultures of the circumpolar world. And the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games is no different. There are many cultural aspects to this year’s games. For example, a South Slave Arctic Winter Games Marketplace will be held...

More hardware for gymnastics

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. That was a silver medal on the balance beam. Fast forward to 2018 and Emma Leathem has joined the exclusive club. Leathem is the latest Yellowknife gymnast to...

Arviat hosts roller hockey camp

Roller hockey is coming to Arviat and Michael Hunt knows the community will love it. Hunt, who is one of Canada Inline’s top players, flew into the community from his home in Winnipeg to deliver an inline hockey camp, which began on Aug. 10 with the installation of the Sport Court surface the hamlet purchased...

Coral player one series away from back-to-back championships

Daniel McKitrick, 20, formerly of Coral Harbour, added another championship to his hockey resume as the Steinbach Pistons captured the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) title with a 2-1 victory over the Virden Oil Capitals in Virden, Man., on April 21. All the scoring happened in the first 10 minutes of the game, and the...

Plenty of life left in Canucks

Kivalliq Canucks head coach Donald Clark is already beginning his plans for the 2019 Challenge Cup after losing a heartbreaking series to the Baffin Blizzard on home ice in Rankin Inlet on Feb. 22. The Canucks captured game-one of the best-of-three Challenge Cup junior ‘C’ championship by a score of 5-2, before dropping the next...

Yellowknife looks to host Hockey Day in Canada 2020

The national broadcasting event Hockey Day in Canada may be on its way to Yellowknife in February 2020, if city council approves it. Councillors were given a presentation on Monday with a memo from Johanna Elliot, the city’s facilities manager, on the benefits of endorsing Hockey Day in Canada. The event, which entails music, cultural...
Carter McLeod reaches for the puck in front of goaltender Liam Tereposky during action at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., this past February. McLeod returned to Red Deer to play in the Alberta Cup bantam hockey tournament last week. Brandon White/Canada Winter Games photo

Logan Cunningham and Carter McLeod shine at Alberta Cup hockey tournament

Logan Cunningham and Carter McLeod have been getting plenty of attention from major junior hockey scouts in western Canada in recent months. They got plenty more attention this past week in Red Deer, Alta. The Yellowknife pair were part of the Alberta Cup bantam tournament, which wrapped up in Red Deer on Sunday and while...
Sir John Franklin's AA girls Gold squad defeated Paul W. Kaeser for the gold medal at the Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament in Hay River on Sunday. They are, front row from left, Mira Mercer, Mali Straker, Valadee Lockhart, Danica Taylor, Mia McInnis and Brianna Brenton; back row from left, Olga Duru, Wren Acorn, Jenaya Hanninen, Taylor Sorenson, Rae Panayi, Emma duPlessis, Ally Hillier, Marie Carpenter and Ruby Pigott. Photo courtesy of Wendy Malkin.

Yellowknife wins big on the pitch

When you’re starting out a brand new school year, you want to get out on the right foot. It’s no different in the sporting world and a few Yellowknife schools got off on the right boot, if you will, on the soccer field. Four schools brought back banners from the Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament in...
Dylan Cummings of Hak's Autobody bends the shaft on a wrist shot during action in the Chris Bergman Memorial Tournament at the Multiplex on Feb. 2. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Hak’s Autobody wins bantam division in Chris Bergman Memorial Tournament; Fort Smith wins atom...

The minor hockey tournament season is done in Yellowknife for another year but not without some exciting finishes. The Chris Bergman Memorial Tournament wrapped up this past Sunday with the Timbits, initiation, atom and bantam divisions all in action. Only two of the divisions ended up having championship games – the Timbits and initiation divisions...

Best of the brooms crowned in Yellowknife

Ask anyone who plays broomball in Yellowknife and they will tell you it’s a tough sport. Especially when you’re playing both a women’s and a mixed tournament on the same weekend. Double duty was what some of those players did at the Yk Community Arena as the NWT Broomball Championships wrapped up on March 3....

NWT Soccer hosts Western Canada Summer Games selection camp

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask. seem far away, but for NWT Soccer the time is now. Close to 70 young players from around the territory converged on the Fieldhouse for the selection camp that will determine the training squad that will compete for spots on the boys and girls teams...

Registration to open for Summer Heat

Registration opens on May 24 for Summer Heat, a popular program for children offered by the recreation department of the Town of Hay River. Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the town, noted there are a limited number of spaces available for Summer Heat and she advises parents to sign up their children as soon...
Four members of the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club came home from the University of Calgary International Cup competition last weekend with some new neckware. They are, from left, Emma Leathem, Jade Ko, Ty Leathem and Noel Barrichello. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Yk gymnasts win big at University of Calgary International Cup

If you were to ask the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club, it was worth the trip to Calgary last weekend. A total of 12 gymnasts from the club competed at the University of Calgary International Cup and for four of them, it was a very successful trip as between them, they won eight medals. Emma Leathem was...

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. The darts you see are of the steel-tip sort, the kind you see on TV, but there are two more boards, by the front door of the pub that...

SPORTS TALK: So who’s next to get the phone call?

Two young men recently got to experience the excitement of getting drafted by a Western Hockey League outfit. Logan Cunningham and Carter McLeod are now hopefully on the road to bigger success in the hockey world. Not bad for a couple of kids who grew up on the same street playing backyard rink hockey on...

Canadrill takes Rankin senior crown

Canadrill went through the Rankin Inlet Senior Men’s Hockey League (RISMHL) playoffs undefeated, capping off their run with a 12 -7 win over team KIA to claim the championship title on March 4. It was a year of transition for the senior league, as many players missing a significant number of games due to being...

Darrell Koch wins Mediocre Golf Association event with record score

When you think of the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association, you don’t really think of scores that would rival a regular tournament score. The lead word in the association’s name tells you so. Darrell Koch, however, shot the best round in the history of the MGA in Yellowknife and it very nearly cost...

SPORTS TALK: People just never learn sometimes, isn’t that right Tom Wilson?

So we have a new NAFTA. We’re calling it the USMCA now. I think USCAM sounds better but what do I know? Anyway, Ezra Klein of Vox was a little fuzzy on why the U.S. and Canada got two letters and Mexico just one. Less than 10 minutes later – and after probably either being...
Ella Skauge, left, and Ethan Bran, both from N.J. Macpherson School, won the Grade 5 girls and boys divisions respectively in the Yellowknife School Squash Tournament at the Racquet Club on Oct. 4. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.

N.J. Macpherson School wins second Yellowknife School Squash Tournament in three years

The Yellowknife School Squash Tournament has traditionally been a two way race between N.J. Macpherson and J.H. Sissons. This year, the pendulum swung back in favour of the former. N.J. Macpherson is back on top of the school squash mountain after winning the overall title at the Racquet Club on Oct. 4. J.H. Sissons, last...