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Jasper Freeride skiers decorate Alberta podiums

Jasper Freeride skiers Aida Laidlaw and Sienna Gulevich won medals at the Edmonton Club Competition Feb 1-2.  | @explorejasper photo Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Jasper Freeride skiers have decorated podiums across the province these past two weekends. At the Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie, Cameron Christian won gold in the mogul competition and bronze in the Big Air in the under 14 age category. ...

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44 goals in four for the Atom Bears

Jasper Atom Bears faced off against four teams last week, scoring an average of 11 goals per game. | F.Dragon photo David Miller - Special to the Fitzhugh Four games, four days, three rinks, 1,000 kilometres and about 50 ticktalk videos, that’s how the Jasper Atom hockey team enjoyed their past weekend. The first game on the slate was a provincial play down game against the CR Knights who are the top Tier 5 ...

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Karma’s a Bearcat

Bantam Bearcat Tanner Carlton ripped in a puck over the sprawling Spur goalie with minutes left in the game against the CNN Spurs.  | F.Dragon photos John Wilmshurst - Special to the Fitzhugh There’s been a lot of hockey in a short time for the Bearcats.  They had back-to-back midweek road games last week in Hinton - a 5 to 3 victory on Tuesday - and Edson - a 5 to 2 loss on Wednesday. Shout out to Dex ...

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Bears get drilled

PeeWee Bear #5 Georgia Bell was named Real Deal in their game against the Devon Drillers last weekend.  | F.Dragon photos Lesleigh Campbell - Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper PeeWee Bears welcomed the Devon Drillers into their den on Sunday.   Both teams started out strong in the first period but it was Devon who scored the first goal, about half way in.  The Bears with a valiant attempt to ...

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Jasper PeeWee Bears host home tourney

The Jasper PeeWee Bears made it to the A Final of their home tournament last weekend after beating Prince George, Dawson Creek and Sherwood Park.  | F.Dragon photos Lesleigh Campbell - Special to the Fitzhugh Once a year the PeeWees get to invite teams from all over Alberta and B.C. to play in a competitive, yet fun tournament.  This year, seven teams made the trip to Jasper, making for an exciting wee ...

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Unbeatable Bears take a hit

With three games this weekend, the Atom Bears extended their streak to ten but were beaten in their final match against Mayerthorpe. | F.Dragon photo David Miller |  Special to the Fitzhugh This past week Jasper played three games: Two league games and one provincial tournament play down game. The first of the three games was an away stint in Callihoo against a Tier 5 team from Stoney Plain.  ...

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Three’s wild for the Bearcats

The Bantam Bearcats’ home game against the Edson Sabres on Friday night was the first of three over the weekend. | F.Dragon photo John Wilmshurst  |  Special to the Fitzhugh Last weekend, the Jasper Bantam Bearcats played a trio of games with an illness-shortened bench, but no shortage of heart.  The trifecta started Friday night at home against Edson, picked up on the road in Devon on Saturday and fin ...

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Jasper holds the Fort

Jasper Atom Bears scored five goals in the first period of their Saturday game against Fort Saskatchewan.  | F.Dragon photos David Miller | Special to the Fitzhugh This past weekend Jasper had two home games against two teams from Fort Saskatchewan and as per usual Jasper dominated from start to finish. The first game was Saturday afternoon and the game was a back and forth battle for the first ten min ...

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Bearcats play posh ice hockey

This week’s instalment of the Bearcat update is straight out of Fleet Street. | F.Dragon photo John Wilmshurst  |  Special to the Fitzhugh Welcome to Jasper Fuchsia. Your editorial last week shamed me into realizing that hockey language is a real barrier to the love of hockey.  To draw you further into the other beautiful game, and, with apologies to the Old Sod, this week’s instalment of the Bear ...

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Bears trample Mustangs

Jackson Irwin, Jasper’s number four who was named The Real Deal this game, faces off against the Mayerthorpe Mustangs  | F.Dragon photo Lesleigh Campbell - Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper PeeWee Bears opened up their barn doors for the Mayerthorpe Mustangs this past Saturday.   The first period of this game was tightly contested.   Callum Campbell got the first goal early on, off a pa ...

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