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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Huskies earn hard-fought first 'W'

It was a tough start for the Huskies, as right off the bat Fort St. John found themselves killing a 5-on-3 penalty. Despite killing off that 5-on-3 and gaining some positive momentum, another Huskies penalty resulted in a Slave Lake power-play goal, as a point shot was tipped in front of the net, past goaltender Travis McLean. As the physical...

JDA Kings come back to beat Huskies

It was as perfect of a start as a visiting team could ask for, as the Huskies scored three unanswered goals in the opening frame. Rookie Jackson Carmichael got the ball rolling, scoring the game’s first goal, followed by a power-play marker off the stick of fellow rookie Cayle Bell and finally, Robbie Sidhu adding the team’s third goal...

Trackers taking on three-game weekend

Friday, October 12, the team will depart for Strathcona to take on the 0-2-1 Warriors for a Friday evening showdown. Strathcona enters Friday’s game sitting fifth in the six-team division, having scored nine goals in their three games so far, while allowing 17 to be scored on them. Saturday, the Trackers will hit the road to take on the Northeast...

Busy weekend for Junior B Huskies

It won’t be an easy start to the weekend, as the Huskies kick off their weekend with a Friday evening game against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings, a team that is currently dominating the North West Junior Hockey League. The pups will need to make sure their defence is sharp as they travel to the home arena of the team...

Taylor skating club debuts new CanSkate program

The skating club is only the second club within the Province to welcome the new program, that teaches kids the fundamentals of skating for all ice sports, such as hockey, figure skating and speed skating. Dolly Reid, president of the Peace Passage Skating Club, says the new program offers a more enjoyable educational and experience for the students. "It’s basically learning...

Resident looking to "give back" to Fort St. John with new rodeo grounds

McLeod recently purchased the Wiles Farm just outside of Fort St. John, with the intention of building a facility on it that he argues many other communities already have. "We need a new facility, there is no doubt in my mind. It seems everybody has a private arena at home, so we need one for the community. An indoor arena,...

Senior Flyers change up schedule

The Flyers recently announced they will be holding nine separate tryout sessions for this year’s team, which Tuesday, was reduced to seven, eliminating ice times on both October 27 and 29. Another change in the schedule will be the date the Flyers first take to the ice this season. Originally scheduled for November 1, the new schedule reads the Flyers...

Cranston and Rams send Cowgirls packing

The games began with an intense back-and-forth pace, featuring 14 ties and 10 different lead changes. However, it was when the scoreboard read 11-11 when the Rams began to make their presence felt, thanks to a 4-0 run, including back-to-back service aces from CSU. The first set’s see-saw theme continued, eventually leading to a 21-20 Wyoming lead. However, the Rams continued...

Huskies lose on the road in Peace River

The Navigators went on to score one more goal before the Huskies scored their first coming from Cody Hildebrand. The second period was quiet with one goal from the Navigators half way through the period, leaving the Navigators with a 3-1 lead. In the third period the Huskies tried to battle back by scoring three goals, with two from Robbie Sidhu...

Blizzards hold Thanksgiving Cyclo Cross

Adam Currie did 5 laps in 28:36 and Dawit Feyissa 31:36. Emily Shaw did two laps in 17:13 in the novice event.  Thanks to Jolea Bilodeau for timing! Coming up: Next Sunday is a North Peace Cyclo cross at two pm.

Bo Hedges tours local schools

Hedges first visited Dr. Kerney Elementary School, and then made his way to Ecole Central, holding an assembly at each school to discuss his life. In a gymnasium packed full of young students, Hedges talked about his childhood growing up in the region, his accident at age 13, his introduction into wheelchair basketball, and his journies through various Paralympic Games,...

Green Gym opens with fitness demonstration

Also present at the event were personal trainers Krista Cowie and Clayton Foster of Fort St. John’s World Gym, to demonstrate proper and safe workout techniques for those in attendance. The two trainers explained how people using the gym can do so to either get a cardiovascular workout, or to specifically focus on muscle development, using one's own body weight...

Junior Canucks beat Huskies at Fort St. John home opener

Before Thursday’s game began, the Huskies organization presented a cheque for over $1,000 to the local SPCA, which was raised during the team’s annual pre-season fundraiser. Following the reception of the donation, the game got underway, and the Huskies quickly found themselves trailing in their first game. Only 1:13 into the opening frame, former Huskies forward Connor Rose received the puck...

Huskies' Sidhu positive entering final year

It’s a fitting home and season opener for the Huskies, who will be welcoming their neighbouring rivals, the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks, back to the North Peace Arena. They played the Canucks twice in the pre-season, once at home and once on the road, and beat them both times by a combined score of 13-6. Huskies forward, and recently nominated assistant...

Bo Hedges inspires at hometown celebration

After a brief meet-and-greet with the Paralympic champion, a few speeches filled the room, with Jay Hill of Apache opening up the floor, followed by Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Jennifer Gibson of PacificSport Canada, then finally, the man of the hour, Bo Hedges. In his speech, Hedges thanked those who helped him in his journey to becoming...

Cranston leading by example in senior season

"We’ve had a super hard pre-season schedule this year by design. Our coach wanted us to play a lot of tough teams at the start of the year and our record kind of shows we had some losses at the end of pre-season and came out with a lower record than we’ve had my other three seasons here." The Rams...

Trackers weather the storm against Thunder

It didn’t take very much time for the Trackers to get the offensive ball rolling, as Ricky Bateman scored the team’s first goal of the regular season only 3:44 into the opening frame. Just under 4 minutes later, Kody McManus doubled the Trackers’ lead, scoring on the power-play for a 2-0 lead. The second period opened with the Trackers leading 2-1,...

A night to honour Bo Hedges

The celebration will be in honour of Hedges’ recent Paralympic gold medal victory at this year’s London Games Wheelchair Basketball event, where he and his fellow Team Canada went undefeated (8-0), and eventually beat rivals Australia to claim an impressive victory. The meet and greet event will include a variety of speeches, with Hedges himself set to speak to the...

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