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Sunday , 16 January 2022

Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.

Yaks get weekend split with buzzer beater goal from Macaulay

AJ Macaulay scored with nine seconds left in regulation to lift the Bonnyville Pontiacs to a 3-2 win over the Whitecourt Wolverines on Saturday.  The last second regulation win allowed the Yaks a split of their weekend homestand, after a 3-2 loss on Friday against the Wolverines.  Bonnyville’s record improves …

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Pontiacs captain Kash Rasmussen commits to NCAA

The Bonnyville Pontiacs are thrilled to announce that captain Kash Rasmussen has officially committed to the Michigan Tech Huskies in the NCAA. “It’s a pretty surreal moment. You work your whole life for that and the fact that it’s happening now–I’m happy and excited,” said Kash Rasmussen. “It’s a great …

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Bonnyville Pontiacs hire Hemsley as new assistant coach

The Bonnyville Pontiacs are thrilled to announce the hiring of a new assistant coach. Derek Hemsley, a young coach from the Maple Leaf Athletic Club U18 AAA in northeast Edmonton, is officially a Bonnyville Pontiac and replaces the outgoing T.J. Millar, who was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in …

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Bonnyville Pontiacs sweep Bobcats in 30th season kickoff

The Bonnyville Pontiacs began their 30th season in style with a pair of victories over rivals in the Lloydminster Bobcats over the weekend. Bonnyville native Austin Saint scored two goals, and the Yaks only allowed one against in 3-1 and 3-0 wins on Friday and Saturday, respectively, extending their winning …

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Brinson Pasichnuk to make NHL debut tonight

Brinson Pasichnuk will be making his National Hockey League debut tonight with the San Jose Sharks, according to NHL insider Elliotte Friedman. The Bonnyville-native has been playing his first season of professional hockey with the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League after signing his NHL entry level contract. …

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Lakeland Lacrosse hopes to begin practices soon

Lakeland Heat Lacrosse is hoping to fire up this week. After the local lacrosse association couldn’t hold a season last year due to public health restrictions, there is optimism to have something for the players to do this time around. “We’re hoping maybe to start next week with practices of …

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Expansion of Cold Lake skatepark needs input from users

Cold Lake skateboarders and BMX riders can have their say on what improvements they want to see at the Imperial Park Skatepark. A survey has been released by city staff to determine the best options for expanding the skatepark. City council allocated $300,000 in the 2021 budget towards the project. …

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