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.

Kidsport Bonnyville caps off 2021 year hoping kids can stay playing

While minor sports was able to roar back in many ways in 2021, Kidsport Bonnyville too was able to help get athletes participate in their favourite sports. Board chair for Kidsport Bonnyville, Brad Ollen, told Lakeland Connect that despite fewer in-person fundraisers, like their annual Dodgeball tournament or Steak Night, …

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Cold Lake and Marwayne/Dewberry named Hockey Provincials hosts

Hockey Alberta’s announcement of Provincials locations included a couple of Lakeland area communities on Friday. Cold Lake was drawn as the host for U18 Female B Provincials from March 31-April 3. That same weekend, U13 Tier 3 Provincials will be hosted in Marwayne and Dewberry. The decision means Hockey Alberta …

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Yaks forward Alex Power named AJHL Rookie of the Week

It’s been a big week for Bonnyville Pontiacs forward Alex Power. Just after announcing his athletic scholarship to Quinnipiac University, the St. John’s, Newfoundland native was named the AJHL Inter-Pipeline Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. Still considered a league rookie after playing only 15 games in the abbreviated 2020-21 …

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WHL Prospects Draft sees local talent selected

Three Lakeland-area hockey players were selected in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft last Thursday. The Lethbridge Hurricanes selected Tristen Doyle from Bonnyville in the first round. Playing on the Northern Alberta U18 Prep, a team where he is the youngest player, the former Lakeland Panther defenceman has 23 points in …

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Standings grouping together in the NEAJBHL

With just a couple games left before the two-week Christmas break, teams have grouped together in the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League standings. The St. Paul Canadiens (44 points) are tied with the Wainwright Bisons for second in the NEAJBHL standings, just one behind the Killam Wheat Kings …

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