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Saturday , 8 May 2021

Doug “the Sportshound” Bassett

SPORTSHOUND: March Madness… or not.

Tales from the Timebox: March 29th, 2021 The month of March is normally crazy busy at the A. G. Ross Arena. Especially the past three years; excluding last March of course, when things shut down. We hosted the Hockey Alberta Provincial finals three years in a row. First, we did …

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SPORTSHOUND: Two more weeks too many

Two more weeks? Seems more like a lifetime. The recent announcement of at least another two weeks of shut down certainly was not what we wanted to hear at the A. G. Ross Arena. But at least the kids can go to school and give their parents a break. We …

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SPORTSHOUND: He made his Mark

Goodbye 2020 and don’t come back. This past year has been a challenge for everyone.  I could be wrong but I do believe Mark ‘the Marksman’ Letestu,  who recently announced his retirement from the NHL, might have been playing for another year if not for COVID-19. From the first time …

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SPORTSHOUND: Take it outside

Tales from the ODC (Outdoor Courts): December 8th, 2020 These desperate times bring out desperate measures!  They say Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America. After playing it now for a few years I can see why. It’s a ton of fun, great exercise and almost any age …

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Santa Claus visits the AG Ross

Tales from the Timebox: December 1st, 2020 The dreaded Scrooge, Covid 19 is at it again! This time it is really getting annoying. Trying to steal the Christmas spirt. Baaaahumbug!!  I for one do not plan on letting that happen. The minor hockey in St. Paul and Bonnyville County’s, along …

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SPORTSHOUND: Friday Night Lights

Tales from the Timebox: November 24th, 2020   I never remember ever getting out for a weeklong break from school for Remembrance Day. Mind you, we never went through anything quite like what is happening in the world today when we went to school. But we did have to walk …

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SPORTSHOUND: Avalanche Warning

Tales from the Timebox: November 17th, 2020   Every spring at the annual Elk Point Minor Hockey wind up banquet and awards night we present the annual Alex Kurash Memorial Award. The award goes to a U13 peewee aged player who shows improvement in all the skills such a skating, …

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SPORTSHOUND: Everybody clap now

Tales from the Timebox: November 10th, 2020 As much as all of us will be happy to see this year end there is some positives to look forward to. Every year we get a new batch of hockey players. Some of them can just barely skate and look like spring …

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SPORTSHOUND: A howling good time

Tales from the Timebox: November 3rd, 2020 Some people work an eight days on and six off schedule. Some work seven and seven. Some work five days and have the weekend off. Minor hockey right now is two game days and fourteen days off in between. I know it’s a …

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