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U15 Bearcats undertake three-game road trip

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U15 Jasper Bearcats rode the SunDog bus for their three-game road trip this past weekend.  Saturday was double-down day in Drayton Valley for the Bearcats, against the Thunder Stars. The first game was at 12:30 p.m., and Jasper came ready to skate after their long bus ride.  Morgan Thomas got the Bearcats on the board early in the first, but Drayton ...

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Hockey on the pond

The Wavy Lake Walleyes (blue) won 15-11 against the Idiot Brothers (yellow) during the final game in the Jasper Pond Hockey Challenge on Mildred Lake at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Jan. 30. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Teams competed on a frozen at Mildred Lake for Canadian Hockey Enterprises’ pond hockey tournament at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Jan. 29-30. The Ontario-based ...

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U15 Bearcats host Whitecourt Wolverines

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U15 Jasper Bearcats hosted the Whitecourt Wolverines this past weekend for not one, but two riveting games of “edge of your seat hockey”.  The first game was dinner theatre style at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening. And while the guests dined on delicious food from Glenda’s, the entertainment did not disappoint. The Bearcats faced off against the Wolverines, an ...

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U15 Jasper Grizzlies compete against five other teams for Grizzly Cup

The U15 Jasper Grizzlies hosted their home tournament last weekend against five other teams. | Supplied photo John Wilmshurst | Special to the Fitzhugh Last weekend, the U15 Jasper Grizzlies hosted their home tournament for a rare chance to play a selection of Central Alberta’s finest skaters. Five teams—the Grande Prairie Knights, Leduc Roughnecks, Sherwood Park Fuzion, Kitscoty Knights and the Wetaskiwin ...

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Jasper Winter Pentathlon returning next week

Two cyclists participate in the Jasper Winter Pentathlon back in 2016. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Athletes will undertake five different sports in a row during the Jasper Winter Pentathlon at Mildred Lake at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge starting 11 a.m. on Feb. 5. Organized by the ACFA Régionale de Jasper, the pentathlon is a multisport event featuring biking, cross-country skiing, sn ...

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U15 Bearcats move into New Year

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh Hello Jasper Bearcat fans, and Happy New Year! I'd like to catch you up on a few games that the U15 team has played in the last month, as I've been unable to write about them until now. Back in December, the Bearcats played three home games and they won two of the three. Then most recently, they travelled to Hinton for their first game of 2022.  Firstly, Jasp ...

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Marmot Basin makes changes amid pandemic

Sam Fitzgerald skis at Marmot Basin. | B.Payette/Marmot Basin photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Marmot Basin has seen good traffic while making changes to operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, although the recent extreme cold dampened attendance. Brian Rode, vice president of Marmot Basin, said the ski resort had been running “very smoothly” overall during this second ski season amid the pandemic. “ ...

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Sledding at Snape’s Hill may be reconsidered

Municipal administration will create a report identifying any opportunities for closure, or partial closure, of roads to accommodate sledding at Snape’s Hill. | File photo Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca The Municipality of Jasper will explore whether sledding at Snape’s Hill could be allowed if a street closure were implemented. Coun. Wendy Hall brought the i ...

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Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon returning in 2022

The Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon is taking place on April 23, 2022. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Looking to be active in 2022 while raising money for the Jasper Healthcare Foundation? If so, Multisportscanada has an event for you. The Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon is taking place on April 23, 2022. In addition to the 21-kil ...

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Jasper in January returning to light up winter season

Patricia Street shuts down for the annual Street Party during the 2020 Jasper in January festival. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasper in January will help attendees enjoy the lighter side of winter with activities and events such as skiing, dog sledding, pond hockey and a street party. Hosted by Tourism Jasper, the festival runs from Jan. 14 to 30 and features seasonal favourites along w ...

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