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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…
High school hoops begins

The first game of the 2017/18 school basketball season was between the junior boys teams from St. Francis and Roland Michener on Nov. 23 at St. Francis. The Michener Rams won 60 – 37 with a big surge in the…
Skating programs running with 72 kids registered

From three-year-olds up Submitted Every Skate Canada skating program complements the others and allows for unrestricted movement and development through the system. All programs are taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and they are…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader An almost jam-packed house showed up to watch the Slave Lake Midget Thunder play Edson on Friday night. The large turnout had a lot to do with the recent tragic passing of former Thunder captain Tyler…