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U15 Bearcats season ends with loss to Westlock

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U15 Jasper Bearcats’ season came to an abrupt halt on Saturday when they were outnumbered and outshot by the Westlock Warriors.  The precursor for this game was that two of Jasper’s top scorers were suspended, and watching from the stands. Nevertheless, 10 Bearcats proudly took the ice. Austin Shmidt, Jackson Irwin, Dustin Derksen, Carson Miller, Louis Ca ...

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U15 Bearcats start playoffs with two road games

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh Playoffs began this past weekend with two road games for the U15 Jasper Bearcats. The first game was on Saturday against the Thorsby Thunder, and the second game was on Sunday against the Drayton Valley Thunder Stars.   The last time Jasper played against Thorsby, it was on home ice, and the Bearcats defeated the Thunder. Hoping for the same outcome, Jas ...

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Bears finish off season with tournament

Lucas Habib | Special to the Fitzhugh The NHL will still be going strong into the heat of summer, but hockey in Jasper is winding down, just in time for the best skiing of the year. This week saw the end of the U9 season, with the Bears participating in the Jasper Grizzlies’ home tournament. The tournament presented a huge challenge for the co-ed Bears as they were up against older girls’ teams from the big ...

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U7 Bearcubs host annual home tournament

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U7 Jasper Bearcubs hosted their annual home tournament this past weekend, welcoming seven other teams from all over Alberta. Making the trek all the way to Jasper were: Spruce Grove, Grande Cache, Hinton and four teams from Whitecourt.  In a tournament for the youngest group in hockey, the name of the game is “fun.” With that in mind, Bearcubs’ team manager Le ...

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Climbing stories shared in new series at museum

Peter Amann, a certified mountain guide in Jasper for 40 years, kicked off the “Stories from the Mountains” series at the Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Museum & Archives in December. In the photo, he’s aid climbing at the Rock Gardens on a climb called Quarter Inch Overhang. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca A winter storytelling series at the ...

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U15 Bearcats tie with Hinton OK Tire in last regular season game

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U15 Jasper Bearcats played their last regular season game this past Sunday against neighbouring rivals, the Hinton OK Tire. The anticipation leading up to this game had been building up all week, after a tough loss to Hinton the previous weekend. But with goaltender Brady “Soupy” Campbell back on the roster after recovering from a knee injury, Bearcats and Bea ...

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U15 Bearcats seeking redemption against Hinton this weekend

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U15 Jasper Bearcats faced off against the Hinton OK Tire on home ice this past Saturday.  With goaltender Brady Campbell out with a knee injury, Bearcats' defenseman Casey Peel came to the rescue. Showing up at Campbell's house the day before the game to pick up all of his goalie gear, Peel headed up to Pyramid Lake with teammates Jackson Irwin and Drew K ...

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Athletes undertake five sports in family-friendly pentathlon

The Jasper Winter Pentathlon featured biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and running on Feb. 5. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Eleven teams and one soloist competed in five different sports during the Jasper Winter Pentathlon at Mildred Lake at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Feb. 5. Organized by the ACFA Régionale de Jasper, the pentathlon featured biking, cross-cou ...

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Jasper NordicFest looking for participants

The Jasper NordicFest is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 26 and 27. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca UPDATE: The Jasper NordicFest has been cancelled this year due to low attendance and poor conditions impacting the race. The Jasper NordicFest is just around the corner and is looking for more participants to ensure the multi-day sport festival can go forward. While the festival did not happen ...

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U11 Jasper Bears play two games against CR

The U11 Jasper Bears played two games against the Calahoo/Riviere Qui Barre at the Jasper Arena last weekend. | A.Davidson photo Lucas Habib | Special to the Fitzhugh It’s been a high-stakes sports week for Canada. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov faced down tennis legends at the Australian Open, the Oilers climbed out of their slump, the men’s national soccer team continued their quest to qualify ...

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