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Catching Mustangs: Atom Bears in two-game showdown

The Atom Bears fought hard last weekend in their quarter final games against the Mayerthorpe Mustangs.  | F.Dragon photo David Miller - Special to the Fitzhugh This past weekend the Jasper Atom Bears played in their league quarter final in a two game total score showdown against the Mayerthorpe Mustangs. The first game was played on Saturday in Jasper and you could feel the energy in the building as soon as ...

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Peewee Bears sharpen their claws

Jasper PeeWee Bears won both of their round robin games last weekend, with one still to play this Saturday.  | F.Dragon photos Lesleigh Campbell - Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper PeeWee Bears played two of their three round robin games this past weekend. On Saturday they got up well before the break of dawn to catch a bus to Killam, AB. For those who don't know, Killam is 530km east of Jasper. The Killam ...

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Girls B winning: Jasper Grizzlies host home tourney

“Rendezvous in the Rockies” – Peewee Girls’ Hockey in Jasper  | F.Dragon photos Liz Olsen - Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper Grizzlies Peewee girls gave it their all this weekend, winning the B Final at the second annual Rendezvous in the Rockies Mini Tournament.  The Cochrane Rockies, Kitscoty Knights and West Central Wildcats journeyed from across Alberta to participate in the event, hosted once ag ...

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Bearcats and little things

Jasper Bantam Bearcats travelled to Leduc last weekend for the first of two games against the Roughnecks.   | File photo John Wilmshurst  |  Special to the Fitzhugh It’s the small things.  At this time in the season, all the players on the Jasper Bantam Bearcats are veterans. They’ve played 24 league games, survived 40 or so practices and their home tournament.  The big things in the game - the br ...

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Atom Bears press past Barrhead

David Miller | Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper Atom Bears had their final series of their provincial playdown this past weekend, with a lot on the line.  Jasper faced off against Barrhead, and if Jasper won by ten or more goals, they would punch their ticket to the provincial championship tournament, where they could be one of the only teams in Jasper history to win a provincial championship. If they did ...

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Bearcats empty the tank

John Wilmshurst | Special to the Fitzhugh It is a truism to say that hockey is a team sport. The Jasper Bearcats have a wealth of talent on their team, with some of the league’s top scorers, the most incorruptible defense anywhere and goaltending that can win games. But they are no less a team. Every part of this Bearcats machine is essential, and as we have seen several times during the regular season, eve ...

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PeeWee Bears heading to consolation

Drew Kovacs was The Real Deal of the PeeWee Bears' second game against the Devon Drillers last weekend | Supplied photo Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The PeeWee Bears played their first two playoff games against Devon this past weekend.  Leaving their den on Saturday, the Bears wandered off to the home of the Drillers.   The first period was a battle.  Fans could sense just how much each team ...

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Close score for PeeWees

Jasper PeeWee Bear #13, Joshua Doyle, was named The Real Deal in their home game against Ponoka last weekend. | Supplied photos Lesleigh Campbell - Special to the Fitzhugh The Ponoka Stampeders charged into town this past Sunday looking for retribution against the PeeWee Bears. ​ Earlier this season, the Bears made the long trip to Ponoka, only to beat them in their own barn. ​ Now Jasper was being challeng ...

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Atom Bears finish on top

Two wins in Leduc last weekend put the Jasper Atom Bears in first place of their division. The playoffs start this weekend. | Supplied photo David Miller - Special to the Fitzhugh This past weekend the Jasper Atom Bears hit the road again for their final two games of the season against the Leduc Roughnecks. The first game was Saturday morning and as per usual the Bears started off painfully slow. No passing ...

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Adventure-lovers unite for movie night

Reel Rock Film Tour will be in Jasper on February 19 at 4 Peaks with a pre-show climbers' social at Sunhouse Cafe at 5 p.m. | Bligh Giles photo Do your hands tingle when you watch someone climb to severe heights? The Reel Rock Film Tour at 4 Peaks, hosted by the Jasper/Hinton Section of the Alpine Club of Canada, is back for an evening of films that offers all the excitement of rock climbing without needing ...

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