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Saturday , 26 September 2020

Sports

Bonnyville minor hockey plays on

Despite the setbacks, 2020 has presented Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association has kicked off its season, and while it’s looking like a lot of practicing, there may be hope for some games later on. “Things aren’t as normal as previous years for sure, but right now we’re getting through the process …

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Billet families needed for Jr. B Canadiens

As of this Friday, training camp will be underway for the St. Paul Jr. B Canadiens and the club is still looking for a few more families to billet players with for the 2020/2021 hockey season. “In my experience being a hockey player and going to a billet, there were …

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Portage Voyageurs athletics funding is suspended for the year

With no athletics programs, enrollment could be affected by much as 15 per cent. Lac La Biche County agreed to push back funding for Portage College’s athletics program for a full year. Portage College athletics program is suspended for the 2020-2021 school year because of COVID-19, so during last weeks …

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Neumann to take the voyage to U of A

John Neumann, a Bonnyville youth and Voyageur defensive linesman, has signed his letter of intent to attend the University of Alberta, where he will play for the university’s Golden Bears football team. “U of A’s like a second family to me,” Neumann said in an interview. “I’ve been going to …

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Pumped to be back on the ice in Vermilion

The Vermilion Skating Club kicked off a new season with the first night of power skating on Tuesday. With ice in the stadium, young hockey players were thrilled to get back on it, develop their skating skills, endurance and conditioning. “We are definitely excited to get back on the ice …

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Wing Commander hopeful solution is upcoming for CLGWC

Cold Lake’s Wing Commander is hopeful that a solution can be reached with the City to keep the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club running beyond the end of the month. Since the City voted to stop operating the CLGWC in March as of Sept. 30, conversations about what’s going …

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Cold Lake bike park enters next phase

The Cold Lake all-skills mountain bike park is moving forward with developments, and is ready to enter phase 4, provided things go according to plan. This will be the park’s largest period of development according to Don Harris, a member of the Speed Demons XC mountain biking club, who’s had …

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St. Paul Bengals kick off touch football

The St. Paul Bengals have found a way to play in spite of the current health restrictions, which forced the cancellation of their regular minor football season. Instead of playing tackle football against bantam teams from Bonnyville, Cold Lake, and Lloydminster, they’ll be playing touch football within their own cohort. …

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Bonnyville youth golfer gets pro certification

Clayton Borders, a young golfer in the Bonnyville area, is now a certified golf professional golfing, a first step in what he hopes to be in achieving his dreams out on the green. “Getting this license doesn’t mean I’m gonna be off playing on the PGA Tour anytime soon, just …

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Yaks keeping busy with out-of-town clinics

Bonnyville Pontiacs players are finding a way to keep busy as they wait to start the AJHL season.  The team is hosting hockey clinics for kids in U9, U11, and U13 aged hockey in surrounding communities this fall.  On September 20, the Pontiacs are hosting the first clinic in Cold …

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