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Sunday , 16 January 2022

Doug “the Sportshound” Bassett

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: Game On!

Tales From the Timebox: November 7, 2021 Not too much can top watching your young son or daughter, or for that matter, grandson or granddaughter play in their very first hockey game. The U7s played their very first home game this past Saturday against Glendon in front of their proud …

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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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Operators say the school bus industry is drowning in Alberta

The Alberta School Bus Contractors’ Association (ASBCA) says because of rising insurance rates hundreds of buses could soon be off the road. Insurance rates are renewing next month for bus contractors and they are expected to be expensive. Hugh and Julie Gamblin are Contractors for the St. Paul Education Division. …

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