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Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The Smoky River Minor Hockey Associations’ midgets team hosted the Manning Comets in the evening of Feb. 2. It was a tough battle for both teams, but the local team came out on top…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The Falher Pirates and the Manning Comets met on Jan. 30 for the first game in their playoff series, and it was the visiting team that came out ahead. The Pirates were ahead by…

      Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The SRMHA bantam team hosted the Spirit River Rangers in the evening of Jan. 31. The local team was within striking distance of winning the game at the start of the…
PIC – Moving in for the goal

Taylor Cote of the Falher Pirates moves in to score the team’s fifth and final goal against the High Prairie Regals, at home on Jan. 25. Cote scored the goal at 18:49 of the third period, with Joel Pelletier receiving…
PIC – Meet the Viterra Peewees

Pictured above is the Smoky River Viterra Peewee Pirates’ team. In front, from left, are Cole Fournier, Seamus Born, Jude Sylvain, Austin Willier, Alix Maisonneuve, Brandon Guenette and Parker St. Laurent. In back, from left, Coach Chris Maisonneuve, Henco Smit,…
Junior GPV Vipers teams win against Gift Lake Hurricanes

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Georges P. Vanier Vipers junior basketball teams were victorious on Jan. 24. They hosted the Gift Lake Hurricanes in the afternoon. The girls played first and the game was very close. The lead passed…
Lots of minor hockey action during Jan. 20-21

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Smoky River Minor Hockey Association had a very busy weekend during Jan. 20-21, with the peewees, atoms and midgets in action. The Smoky River Viterra Peewee Pirates faced the Ridgevalley Rustlers at the Falher…
PIC – Meet the Atoms team

Pictured above is the Vision Credit Union Smoky River Atoms. In front, from left, are Nikolai Born, Kayson Bartram-Soto, Kale Lambert, Chase Henley, Alex Dubrule and Justice Noskey-Chalifoux. In the back row, from left, are Head Coach Shawn Dubrule, Evan…
PIC – The Pirates win against Comets by 7-2 score

The Falher Pirates hosted the Manning Comets in the evening of Jan. 18. The Pirates won the game 7-2. Above, Nathan Smith scored the team’s final goal near the end of the third period, with Pat Rowan’s assistance.  
Smoky Lanes Bowling holds cancer fundraiser tournament

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Smoky Lanes Bowling in Girouxville was a busy place during Jan. 12-13, as the Bowling for a Cure cancer fundraiser tournament was held. Ten teams of four players participated in this tournament and the proceeds…

Express Staff Smoky Lanes Bowling hosted numerous fundraisers in the past year and fundraising is very important for the success of the alley. Kim Girard, the outgoing president of the Girouxville Sports Club, highlighted these items as part of her…
Not a good week for Vipers’ basketball action

Mac Olsen Express Staff The senior high Vipers basketball teams and the junior boys’ team at Georges P. Vanier faced some competition last week, and lost their games to their respective competitors. The senior high teams faced the Hillside Cougars…