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Saturday , 26 September 2020

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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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Gearing up for Tigers hockey season

The Vermilion Minor Hockey Association is prepping for the new season and will be hosting their AGM in a couple weeks. Masks will be mandatory at the meeting and participants will have a chance to learn about Hockey Alberta’s new return to play plan. “I always look forward to getting …

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Golf tournament to support Clippers Junior B hockey team

Lac La Biche Junior B Clippers will be hosting their third annual golf tournament to raise money for the upcoming season. The golf tournament will be held at Vilna Golf Course on September 6, and because of COVID-19 there are a limited number of teams able to compete this year. …

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New Voyageur Isaac Barr disappointed hockey season is cancelled

Portage College men’s hockey team will have to wait a year before suiting up officially again. Isaac Barr, one of the new recruits for the Lac La Biche based Portage College Voyageurs hockey team, was looking forward to playing with the Voyageurs, but understands everyone needs to be cautious during …

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Bonnyville Pontiacs ticket prices drop $3 thanks to Town

Bonnyville town council has approved a request from the Bonnyville Junior A Pontiacs for a new Community Ambassador Initiative, which will include a sponsorship increase to $15,000 and to drop ticket prices. The Pontiacs are hoping that more affordable prices will entice more people to attend games while also helping …

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Hockey season pushed back for the Portage Voyageurs

With the abrupt cancellation of the hockey season back in March due to COVID-19, and the unpredictability of the virus, it was uncertain when the Voyageurs will be able to get back on the ice.  The schedule has not been released, but it has been determined the Portage College team …

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Cherry Grove and Ardmore getting new outdoor rinks

The M.D. of Bonnyville has awarded tenders for new outdoor rinks for Cherry Grove and Ardmore. During its regular council meeting, the tenders were awarded to GenMec ACL at $2.4 million, which was funded through the 2020 Parks Capital Budget. The rinks will be built from steel–a cheaper option from …

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Cold Lake’s North Arena to keep standing

Cold Lake North Arena will continue operating for another season. City council voted to fund the arena as a hockey venue for the next 12 months after the response from Cold Lake Minor Hockey who said they’d have to cap registrations if the North Arena closed. The City is also …

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Dean Smyl named St. Paul Canadiens’ new GM

Image credit: Smyl Motors.  Dean Smyl has become the new general manager for the St. Paul Canadiens following a long history with the team. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. These things don’t come easy, and I’m very excited to be in this position,” said Smyl. Among Smyl’s responsibilities will …

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Save north arena, again

Cold Lake Minor Hockey is pleading with city council to save the North Arena, again. In 2018, the organization successfully convinced council to keep the arena operational following the opening of the second rink at the Energy Centre. CLMH may have a harder time saving the big blue beauty this …

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