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Jasper’s hockey hotshot Elvis Gorontzy-Slack to play for Weyburn Red Wings

Elvis Gorontzy-Slack is swapping his Grand Forks Border Bruins jersey for that of the Red Wings. The former Bantam Bearcat, who grew up in Jasper, has signed with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings. It’s a move Gorontzy-Slack feels good about as he is excited to move onto a higher level. Gorontzy-Slack, the Neil Murdoch Division’s Rookie of the Year, said he chose t ...

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Green light for $2.7 million Jasper Activity Centre improvements

This summer, the curling slab and arena slab and boards will be demolished and replaced ready for the fall.  | File photo Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Major improvements to Jasper Activity Centre are still to go ahead this year. The arena and curling rink are set to get new slabs, the ice will have new boards, and a new ice plant will be installed away from the entrance to the building. This week, ...

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‘Magic’ Bears take the championship

Even though the league was cancelled, Jasper Atom Bears were named the Tier 4 champions. The boys have been separated from each other for weeks, but are keeping their hockey skills sharp and enjoying other activities at home.  | Supplied photos David Miller  |  Special to the Fitzhugh Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, grab yourself a seat and get your popcorn ready, ...

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First responders let off steam at Fire on Ice in Jasper

It was the 22nd annual Fire on Ice last weekend. | F.Dragon photos First responders from across the province hit the ice in Jasper last weekend for the last tournament of the season. It was the 22nd annual Fire on Ice and 33 firefighters, police officers, sheriffs, paramedics, and a handful of locals took part. All skill levels were encouraged to play with the goal being fun for all.   And this wa ...

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Playoffs cancelled and arena to close over COVID-19 concerns

The remainder of the 2019/20 season has been cancelled for Jasper minor hockey teams and Jasper Hockey League. | File photo Jasper Arena's last day of ice for the season will be Sunday, March 15. The ice season has been cut short due to concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent announcements from Hockey Canada and CARA. Hockey Canada announced March 12 that all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activ ...

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Atom Bears make the ’ship

The Jasper Atom Bears won their semi-final series last weekend. | F.Dragon photos David Miller  |  Special to the Fitzhugh This past weekend the Jasper Atom Bears played a two-game total score semi final series against the Viking Gas Kings. The first game was played in Jasper and for the first time in a long time the Bears were short handed.  The Bears only had nine players for the first ...

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PeeWee Bears: Two out of three ain’t bad

The Jasper PeeWee Bears went into sudden death overtime in their game against the Ponoka Stampeders last Saturday.  | F.Dragon photos Lesleigh Campbell   |  Special to the Fitzhugh With two of their three round robin playoff games already won, the Jasper PeeWee Bears stepped onto the ice for their third and (possible) deciding game, this past Saturday.   This game was intense. ...

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Bantam Bearcat boys bag bronze banner

The Jasper Bantam Bearcats were pegged for Tier 5 in October but battled to Tier 3 and took the Tier 1 bronze banner for 2019-20 last weekend. | Supplied photo John Wilmshurst  |  Special to the Fitzhugh I prefer my heroes to have flaws.  One of my heroes, very flawed, sang that we should forget our perfect offerings. The cracks let the light in.  Last weekend, in the second of a two-gam ...

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Ladies hit the ice for Jasper bonspiel

Women from across the province joined Jasper Curling Club last weekend for the annual Ladies Bonspiel. Twenty-four teams, nine of which were from Jasper, took part in this year’s bonspiel and Team Borys from Sherwood Park won the A event. Team Durand from Hinton won the B event and Seba Beach’s Team Chateauvert won the C event. And this year the ladies were joined by Team Jamieson, from Fort Saskatchewan, w ...

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Little Olympians: Marmot Basin hosts 41st Jasper Junior Olympics

It was the 41st Jasper Junior Olympics last weekend and hundreds of young athletes raced down the slopes at Marmot Basin.  | F.Dragon photos Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Hundreds of speedsters descended on Marmot Basin last weekend for the 41st Jasper Junior Olympics. The epic weekend of races saw young athletes from across the province compete to win coveted Olympic bells. And Jasper athletes too ...

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