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Sunday , 16 January 2022

Doug Bassett

As Elk Point's resident sportshound, Doug Bassett has been actively involved in the local sports scene for over 30 years. He's been writing sports reports on local amateur sports starts for 20 years. Down-to-earth honest sports reporting, Doug will bring you updates on the sports that matter the most; your kids! Known for giving every kid on the team a unique nickname and highlighting their attributes, Doug will make sure you're up-to-date with scores, games, and locker room antics!

SPORTSHOUND: First things first

Tales from the Timebox: January 11th, 2022 Happy New Year everyone. Hope Santa was good to you! The first weekend of the new year and other than the cold and snowy weather, the start of the year has been really good for our Elk Point Avalanche teams. U7 Avalanche The …

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SPORTSHOUND: Oh, what fun it is.

Tales from the Timebox: December 21st, 2021   U9 Avalanche ‘Twas the week before Christmas and the U9 team was up early and off to St Paul. Still a bit too soon to see what Santa left under the tree. But not too soon to play in a mini round …

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SPORTSHOUND: Unsung Heroes

Tales From the Timebox: December 14th, 2021 U11 Avalanche There is unsung heroes on every hockey team, you know the kid… Hardworker, great attitude and they never seem to get enough credit. These are the guys who work in the trenches digging the puck out of the corners or along …

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SPORTSHOUND: Steal my Sunshine

Tales from the Timebox: December 7th, 2021   U13 Avalanche A very wise person, Grantland Rice once said, “For when the One Great Scorer comes, to write against your name. He marks, not that you won or lost. But how you played the game.” Our U 13 were out of …

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SPORTSHOUND: Slip and Slide

Tales from the Timebox: November 30th, 2021 U15 Avalanche It was about time these boys pulled off a win. Not that they had played badly or anything like that. They just didn’t seem to have that killer instinct. Not until this past Friday night anyway. The U 15 played Friday …

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SPORTSHOUND: Friend or Foe

Tales from the Timebox: November 22nd, 2021 Friends or foe? I want to know. Two former Avalanche female players, Ella ‘Stellar’ Ballas and Spencer ‘Goldie Locks’ Malachowski have played together on the Avalanche teams since they were little squirts. The girls would be in U15 and playing body contact hockey …

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SPORTSHOUND: Friday Night Lights!

Tales From the Timebox Today’s story is dedicated to the memory of Victor Ringuette who passed away last Monday. Victor was a dear friend and my boss for the past 35 years. He was without a doubt the most brilliant man I knew. From the first time I met him, …

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SPORTSHOUND: Halloween Hockey Tricks

Tales from the Timebox: November 1st, 2021   U7 Avalanche If they had a choice, what would be more exciting for these youngsters? Playing in your very first hockey game ever or going out trick or treating? How about both. For the parents and grandparents I’m sure it would be …

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SPORTSHOUND: Weekend Warriors

Tales from the Timebox: October 26th, 2021 This past weekend was the second week of North East League tiering before the regular season begins in the beginning of November. Our teams were busy once again with two games each on the slate.   U15 Avalanche The U15 travelled up in …

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SPORTSHOUND: Back to My Happy Place

Today’s story is dedicated to the memory of Don Woytkiw who passed away this past Thursday night. Don was our caretaker, icemaker at the A. G. Ross Arena for many years. He also was the only one I trusted to sharpen my skates. Always perfect. He made the best ice …

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