All Stories

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,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget boys’ hockey team got back into regular league action on Saturday, playing in Athabasca. They eked out a 4 – 3 win. Maybe the most notable thing about the game is how close…
Rams’ wrestlers qualify for Alberta, Arctic Winter Games

Leader staff Several members of the Roland Michener Rams’ wrestling team have qualified for two major tournaments this winter. They accomplished the feat at a Dec. 8 qualifying event in Grande Prairie. Head coach Ian Doetzel says to qualify for…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Advantage St. Francis Falcons in the first meeting between the senior boy’s high school basketball teams in Slave Lake. Neither coach reported the score, but St. Francis won by a fair-sized margin over the Roland Michener…
Mustache men

The Fourth Liners of the Slave Lake Rec Hockey League were back at it in the month of November, growing mustaches and raising money for the Movember Foundation of Canada. According to organizer Dustin ‘Stache-ow’ Stasow, the team and its…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Matthew LaFrance of Slave Lake has a new trophy in his case – the 1917 Baseball Alberta Bantam ‘AA’ Player of the Year. He received his award at the annual Baseball Alberta awards banquet at the…