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Ten-year-old Jacob Aylward receives the award as YBC Bowler of the Year in Hay River from coach Lillian Crook during a year-end event at Lizard's Lounge & Lanes on April 29. - Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Bowling leagues wrap up season

The 2016-2017 year of bowling leagues in Hay River wrapped up on April 29. In the afternoon, youth bowlers gathered at Lizard's Lounge & Lanes to receive certificates for their participation in the Youth Bowling...
Mitchell Elliott of Range Lake North cradles the ball after making a stop during the Grade 7 boys final of Diavik Junior Super Soccer at St. Pat's Gymnasium on Sunday. - James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Winner, winner, Wildcat dinner

The Super Soccer format has been happening since 1993, even though the NWT School Soccer Championships had been happening before its current format. In all those years, no school had ever swept the board to...
Arviat fishers will start looking for the big ones on May 12, trying to match the skills of 2016 Pike and Trout Fishing Derby winners, from left, Lakeisha Flynn (1st place trout), Janet Ishalook (2nd pike), Joy Suluk (2nd trout), Pierre Ikakhik (3rd pike), Daniel Kablutsiak (3rd trout) and Norma-Jean Kablutsiak (1st pike). - NNSL file photo

Fishing derby set to go

If Rankin Inlet has hockey as its big community deal, Arviat's big community deal is right around the corner. The excitement is building for what many regard as the most popular community event of the...
NHL Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald, left, and Natalie Spooner of the Canadian Women's Hockey League's Toronto Furies inspect the Stanley Cup during the trophy's stop in Iqaluit on April 26. It was the first of eight stops over four days for hockey's biggest prize through the territory. - photo courtesy of Project North

Hockey’s holy grail heads to Nunavut

The Stanley Cup playoffs are happening right now and one lucky team will get to lift the biggest prize the sport has to offer in June. In the meantime, hockey's holy grail is on a...
Mike Harlow, left, presents a Can’t Skate Excellence Award to Gene Jenks for “most likely to hit the boards to stop.” The Inuvik Can’t Skate League held a year-end awards night Friday, April 21. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

Celebrating the best of the worst

In Yellowknife, there's a hockey league known as Weekly Improvement for Mediocre PlayerS, better known as WIMPS. It's a league where those who love the game hit the ice for truly recreational hockey. Inuvik has...
Team North's boys squad will be looking to defend or better their silver-medal performance from one years ago at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which begin on May 1 in Cowichan, B.C. Last year's team consisted of, front row from left, Seth Ningeongan, Tyler Akeeagok, River Ross, Austin Caza, Qarqitaq Kusugak-Clark, Kaine Comin and Josh Tetlichi; back row, Alex Skinner (injured), assistant coach Neco Towtongie, head coach Les Skinner, Drake Giroux, Liam Wong, Jaden Sigurdson, Ben McClelland, Johnny Elias, Jonas Leas, Stephane Nukapiak, Kaidan McDonald, Tyler Sabourin, Tanner Mandeville (injured), Ryan Skinner, team manager Derek Squirrel and assistant coach Tim Gordon. - photo courtesy of Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT

Team North off and running

Last year was a historic result for Team North at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships as they won a silver medal, the first medal of any colour for the North at the annual tournament. The...
Jack Works will be plying his trade with the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League next season after signing with the team earlier this week. - photo courtesy of Greg Works

Jack Works takes the next step up

The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) has seen its share of Yellowknife players go through its ranks in recent years. Jacob Schofield, Andy Williams and Tye Hand are just a few who have played in...
Huw Morris, seen during the Soccer For Life camp at the Fieldhouse this past weekend, took his Canada Summer Games boys soccer team to Ventura, California for a training camp in preparation for the Games in Winnipeg this July. - photo courtesy of NWT Soccer

NWT Soccer heads south for camp

The weather lately in Yellowknife hasn't exactly lent itself to outdoor training. So if you can't train outdoors, something which you have to do when you're getting ready for the Canada Summer Games in July...
Team North's boys squad will be looking to defend or better their silver-medal performance from one years ago at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which begin on May 1 in Cowichan, B.C. Last year's team consisted of, front row from left, Seth Ningeongan, Tyler Akeeagok, River Ross, Austin Caza, Qarqitaq Kusugak-Clark, Kaine Comin and Josh Tetlichi; back row, Alex Skinner (injured), assistant coach Neco Towtongie, head coach Les Skinner, Drake Giroux, Liam Wong, Jaden Sigurdson, Ben McClelland, Johnny Elias, Jonas Leas, Stephane Nukapiak, Kaidan McDonald, Tyler Sabourin, Tanner Mandeville (injured), Ryan Skinner, team manager Derek Squirrel and assistant coach Tim Gordon. - photo courtesy of Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT

Team North prepares for battle

For Team North's girls, it's a year where the future will get a chance to show what they can do. For Team North's boys, it's a year where they have a new-found reputation to uphold. The...