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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Josh Schroeder

“Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement let's blow the roof off... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Klondike Visitor Association

Dawson City finds itself with a brand new lease on winter sports life this year – artificial ice has come to town. Considering how much ice there is in the north, the need for artificial ice sounds odd, but for those who partake in hockey and... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Minnie Clark

The Teslin Arena is going to be rocking on June 25. Canadian country acts Aaron Pritchett, Cory Marquardt and Roger Gabriel are coming to town to put on a country music show. It benefit the Teslin Minor Hockey Association and the Teslin Recreation... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Teslin

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Old Timers Hockey Association

You don’t have to be a real old timer to play Oldtimers Hockey in Dawson City. Anyone from 35 years and up can play on one of the three teams in the league. “In professional hockey, 35 is pretty old,” says Brent MacDonald, president of the... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

Wayne Gretzky once stated that Viacheslav Fetisov was the greatest defenseman he had ever played against. Fetisov (nicknamed Slava) was known to be the “Bobby Orr of Russia.” Winner of three Winter Olympics (2 Gold, 1 Silver), seven World... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Scott Allen

Thirteen-year-old Piper Allen, of Watson Lake, and Mike Smith, Olympic-gold-medalwinning goalie and bonafide NHLer with the Arizona Coyotes, have two things in common: they love the game of hockey and they can’t wait to meet each other. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Denise L. Norman

The Canada Games Centre, near the top of Two Mile Hill, opens every weekday morning at 5:30 a.m. I did not get there until 7:00 a.m. and that was an effort. As I walked in, I kept passing people on their way out. more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Beer hockey is not a sport for the faint of heart. Although it substitutes much of the grace, skill, and teamwork of our nation’s icy pastime for a grittier skill set, it lacks none of the glory. To the casual observer it may seem a frantic melee... more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Karee Vallevand

A friend of Jeanie Dendys’s 15-year-old son told Dendys he gets more excited for the native hockey tournament than he does for the Canada Games. Dendys figures it’s because of the exposure and the level of competition — and the community. more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Resolute - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The last time the Calgary Flames made the Stanley Cup Playoffs was in the 2008-2009 season when they lost in the opening round to the Chicago Blackhawks. Between 2009 and the end of the 2013-2014 season the Flames followed an uninspiring downward... more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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July 10 Issue

Here are the facts: 1. Theoren Fleury gave a keynote speech at the Adäka Cultural Festival on July 2. 2. Theoren Fleury was my favourite hockey player growing up; my hero. more

Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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June 2014

When it’s Stanley cup season It’s almost like treason. Dougie never misses a playoff more

Jun 26, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

On March 8, 2004, in a game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks, Todd Bertuzzi punched Steve Moore from behind and then drove his head into the ice. I was watching TSN on the 10th anniversary of this incident, and they kept... more

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2014-01-16: Photo: iStoxk

Nothing upends Canada's conciliatory nature like hockey. Though we regard ourselves — as a people — as humble and polite, hockey dredges up jingoistic fervor and personal passion from somewhere deep within our national belly. more

Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM Humour

Growing up on the mean streets of Whitehorse's Hillcrest subdivision, one of my favourite post-dinner, pre-bedtime activities was "taking shots." more

Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

I come from a family of cross-country skiers. My father was a coach and my sister was on the Yukon Ski Team. Throughout my youth, our boot-room was cluttered with an assortment of multi-coloured waxes, skis and poles jutting off at dangerous angles. more

Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

"I started playing hockey when I was four years old, because I wanted to keep up with my older brother," says Vanessa Bogaert. Twenty three years later, Bogaert is the president of the Whitehorse Women's Hockey Association and a passionate... more

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

Terry Mosdale wants to see the sport of lacrosse take root and grow in the Yukon. The learning facilitator and officiating clinician with the Canadian Lacrosse Association was in Whitehorse a couple of weekends ago to train a group of new Yukon... more

Jun 21, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

His name is Don Cherry an' he's named after a berry. His nickname is Grapes he has suits of all colours an' shapes. Don even has a suit that's pink when he's at the hockey rink. more

Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM Old Crow