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Off to the Winter Games

Slave Lake town council handed out some swag and got their photo taken with several local members of Team Alberta North on March 13. The athletes, coaches and mission staff members left for Hay River and Fort Smith NT this…
Brooms & Brew Bonspiel

Congratulations to the 2018 Brooms & Brew Bonspiel Champions! The “River Rats” (seen here: Pat Brunner, Doug Kubel, Todd Whitby, Bill Bittorf) defeated the “Sweeping Beauties” in the final.
Winners in Whitecourt

Followers of last year’s successful Slave Lake Bantam team probably know four of its members played ‘AA’ hockey in Whitecourt this year in the Northern Alberta Hockey League. Here they are in a photo supplied by Joey Mouallem, following the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Pee Wee 1 Thunder are heading to the Pee Wee ‘B’ Provincial Championships this weekend in LaCrete. They enter the tournament as the Zone 1 champions, having defeated the host LaCrete Lumberjacks in a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader You’ve heard talk about a local group reviving Junior ‘B’ hockey in Slave Lake. It turns out at the same time as that is happening, a U.S. Jr. ‘A’ league is expanding into western Canada and…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So much for the regular season. Slave Lake’s Midget and Pee Wee teams both finished ahead of their Edson counterparts in the standings, but Edson looked way better in weekend playoff games. First, the Pee Wees…
They’re off!

Two sleds jump off the line with a spray of snow in the Outlaw Sled Drags event, held on Saturday off Big Fish Bay on Lesser Slave Lake. Put on by the Slave Lake Snow and Mud Association, the drags…
‘Disney Tropical Cruise’

‘Disney Tropical Cruise’ was the theme of Saturday’s year-end figure skating carnival, put on at the Tervita Arena in Slave Lake by the Lakeside Figure Skating Club. The CanSkate 1 group went all out in dressing up for the theme.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Nobody was going to upset powerhouse E.W. Pratt from High Prairie in the high school division tournament for senior teams earlier this month. But given that, there was a real scrap for second place, and nobody…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Gilwood Golf Club made a presentation to tri-council last week, asking for a tax break and/or a grant to get it out of the red and back into the black. “We need your support,” said Gilwood…
Midgets, Bantams move on in league playoffs over Wabasca

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget and Bantam boys’ hockey teams advanced in league playoffs on the weekend, winning two straight against their opponents from Wabasca. The Midgets go on to the league final against Edson, who upset Jasper…
Going for it

Centre for the St. Francis Falcons Nick Laboucan gets up high on the tip-off against Blaze Sawan of the Kinuso Knights in their playoff game on March 6. The Falcons got ahead early “and kind of held it there,” says…

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader Thursday night Men’s League this week featured the top four seeds of the regular season in their first post-season game and facing the winners from last week. Number one seed Sheet Disturbers defeated the…

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader With just two games left in the Monday Night Mixed League, only three points separate first place RIBS, second place FOURTH END FREESTYLE, and third place MOR-PORT. At stake is a one game, winner-take-all…
Running the table at the Oilmen’s

The Spartan Controls team from Edmonton won the 2018 edition of the Slave Lake Oilmen’s Bonspiel. Skipped by Brian Blaylock, the team roared through the draw undefeated, beating the Danny Gorham’s Seguin Construction rink in the ‘A’ final by a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget Thunder hockey team had their hands full for a short while in their March 3 league playoff opener with Athabasca. Expected to dominate, they eventually figured out what was what and won the…
North to Alaska

Ten sledders from Michigan and Ontario passed through Slave Lake last week on their way to Alaska. They are members of the MichCanSka expedition and they are raising funds for diabetes research. Member Don Lipinski told The Leader the group…