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Liam Dickson of the Roland Michener Rams goes up for a rebound against the Prairie River Raiders of High Prairie in a Smoky River Junior High Basketball League game last Wednesday. The Rams prevailed by a score of 45 –…
on Team Alberta North

Kennedy Hartman, right, joins her brother Jacob on Team Alberta North and will compete in girls’ hockey at the Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith in March. Kennedy made the girls’ team at a tryout camp in…
OT loss

Raphael Bautista of the St. Francis Falcons is under pressure from St. Andrew’s Saints Colby Cox and Jacob Kosak in a junior high game last week in High Prairie. The Saints won 30 – 29 in overtime. Photo courtesy Chris…
Win for Pee Wee 3

Slave Lake’s Pee Wee 3 team nipped Athabasca by a 3 – 2 score on Saturday, in one of many minor hockey games played on the weekend.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget boys’ hockey team stepped out of their league for a game Friday night against Onoway and did just fine. They won the game 8 – 3, overcoming a shaky start and running away…

Girls from around northern Alberta spent the weekend in Slave Lake, trying out for the Team Alberta North squad that will compete at the Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith NT in March. It wasn’t known by…
Ready for action

The Northern Lakes College gym has been out of commission for a while and here’s why: it’s been getting an entirely new floor. “The College is looking forward to hosting 2018 events,” says Jessica Van Hoek of NLC, such as…
Hockey back in full swing: Midgets win big at home

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It seemed like ages since the Slave Lake Midget Thunder had played a game, but they showed little rust in a 9 – 1 victory over Whitecourt on Saturday night. The last time they played Slave…
Senior hockey

The Slave Lake Kodiaks win the draw cleanly against Sturgeon Lake Saturday evening in a Peace Country Female Hockey League game in Slave Lake. Sturgeon won the game 9 – 7.
Junior prospects

The Junior ‘B’ prospects game held on Dec. 28 in Slave Lake was a lively though not that well attended scrimmage between teams wearing the jerseys of the former local Jr. ‘B’ team, the Wolves. About half the players are…

Leader staff The St. Andrew’s Saints came to town last week to play a couple of Smoky River Junior High Basketball League games against the Rams of Roland Michener. According to a report by RMS Athletic Director Scott Allan, the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Junior hockey disappeared a couple of years ago in Slave Lake, but if a local group of hockey enthusiasts gets its way, it’ll be back for the 2018/19 season. The wheels are already in motion. “We’re…
Little guys having fun

The arenas in Slave Lake were full of little kids playing hockey with small nets on smaller rinks on Saturday. The ‘pre-novice’ age group had the whole place to themselves, with local teams competing against visiting squads from Wabasca, Barrhead,…