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Decent numbers for 2018/2019 minor hockey season so far

Should be enough for two Midget teams this year Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As the evaluation skates started last week, the numbers were looking pretty good in the upper age groups. According to Slave Lake Minor Hockey Association (SLMHA) President…

Submitted Kimberly Poitras certainly kept busy this summer, she qualified to represent Alberta on the Junior ‘A’ provincial team for synchronized swimming. Poitras trained in Calgary for three weeks then she competed at the Synchro Youth Nation Competition (SYNC) in…
Quality time on the ice

About 60 kids in various age groups were busy on the ice in Slave Lake for several hours a day all last week when Peak Performance Hockey Schools returned to town. Tyler Warman, who is a partner in the venture…

Thanks to our Men’s Night correspondent Kelly Pearson, we have the following results from Gilwood Golf Club. The Aug. 21 Men’s Night competition had a combined four-person individual play low net play-down, playing from a combination of black and blue…

Leader staff Slave Lake can boast a silver medalist at the provincial level in swimming, after Dawson Taylor of the Slave Lake Sharks placed second in a race at the provincial championships in Edmonton earlier this month. Taylor did the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader We mentioned in another sports page story last week that Austin Kuhn of Slave Lake played college hockey last year at Adrian College in Michigan. Since then we’ve talked to him and confirmed he’s heading back…

August 7 at Gilwood Golf Club saw an individual play competition with a variety of winners, as usual. Posting the low gross scoring of the evening was Chad Caron, with a 38 over nine holes. John Ostapczuk led the low…
Local golfer Thomas Spencer to test his skill on tour

Gilwood manager hopes to rally community support Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Thomas Spencer is the popular instructor of the junior golf program at Gilwood Golf Club in Slave Lake. He’s also a pretty good golfer, and his boss Tom Tippin…
Ten Sharks qualify for provincials

The Slave Lake Sharks did very well in Regionals, August 10 to 13 in Grande Prairie. There were 240 registered swimmers. Sixteen Sharks competed in 63 swims and four relays. The medal count was 24 gold, 14 silver and four…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The last thing Blake Carpenter of Slave Lake expected was to be living and playing hockey – not to mention going to school – in Bottineau, North Dakota. “I’d never heard of the place,” he says.…
They’re off!

Kelly Pearson tees off on Hole #6 at Gilwood in the Slave Lake Petroleum Association’s annual Oilmen’s Golf Tournament Friday morning. Around 120 took part this year, raising of cash for the SLPA’s community support initiatives and as far as…

Leader staff Leaving aside the question of why anybody would willingly run for 125 kilometres over three mountains, we’ll just report that Todd Bailey of Slave Lake competed in another Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache earlier this month. According…
Gilwood winner

Much-needed repairs to the Gilwood Golf Club clubhouse are a bit closer after a 50/50 fundraiser. Winning half the proceeds was Maxine McRee (right). Presenting the cheque is Gilwood board member Joyce Robinson, on Aug. 6. Robinson says the club…

Leader staff As reported earlier, the Barrhead team in the Alberta ‘AAA’ Junior Baseball League has half a dozen members of last year’s provincial champion Slave Lake Heat on its roster. One is head coach Cody Stasow, who provided The…