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PR’s ‘Iceman’ completes 100th dip

“It feels incredible,” Earle says Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River’s Iceman has completed his goal of taking 100 consecutive ice water dips. John Mark Earle has been cutting holes in the ice of the Peace River and other…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Dawson Creek Canucks and Grande Prairie Athletics tied two NPHL playoff records and were on the verge of possibly breaking both when their final series was halted due to the COVID-19 virus. The Canucks…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace region has won the bid to host the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games in 2021. The Town of Peace River, County of Northern Lights, M.D. of Peace, Northern Sunrise County, and the Town…
Coolest show on ice!

Susan Thompson South Peace News Skaters of all ages sparkled on the ice at the Baytex Arena during the Peace River Skating Club’s annual ice show. “So You Think You Can Skate” drew a crowd on March 1 as skaters…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Brett Heckbert gave a new definition to “one-man wrecking crew” as he scored 44 points to lead the Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers to a 58-45 win over Slave Lake Roland Michener Feb. 25. Heckbert scored…
‘Snow’ perfect sculptures!

One of many events at the 38th annual Carnaval de St. Isidore Feb. 14-16 was snow sculpture. Many entrants adhered to the Carnival theme “Invasion des Emojis” despite the cold weather. Included are three samples.
Never too cool for a refreshing run!

Tom Henihan South Peace News Smoky River Runners held its third annual Family Day, Frosty Fun Run, Feb. 16. This year’s event was sponsored by McLennan Parks and Recreation Board, with the McLennan Royal Purple donating the Elks Hall for…
Huskies win, Pirates scuttled

Chris Clegg South Peace News In the end, the Falher Pirates must be left wondering what might have been. The Pirates were punted from the NPHL playoffs after losing a 6-3 home ice decision to the visiting Grimshaw Huskies Feb.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News This Family Day weekend on Feb. 16, the McLennan Parks and Recreation Board Frosty Family Fun Run & Walk will be held in conjunction with the Smoky River Runners. It marks the third year the…
PIC – He scores!

Falher Pirates’ forward Trevor Tokarz [in white] celebrates his team’s first goal of the playoffs Feb. 4 on home ice. Tokarz tipped in a shot from just outside the crease. Tending goal is Ryley Medvez. Unfortunately for Tokarz, his team…
Pirates rally to take series lead

Chris Clegg South Peace News “Eight is enough!” Sound familiar? The 1970s TV series may well have been the battle cry of the Falher Pirates after dropping the first game of their NPHL Preliminary Series 4-2 to the visiting Grimshaw…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Entering 2020, the Falher Pirates were challenging for top spot in the NPHL standings with a 6-5 record. They were six points clear of the fourth place Manning Comets and ready for a second half…
HIGH PRAIRIE LADIES BONSPIEL

Lisa Zabolotniuk’s High Prairie rink won the High Prairie Ladies Bonspiel Jan. 24-25 after defeating last year’s winner, Kay Savill, 10-6 in the final. Last year, Savill defeated Zabolotniuk 8-3 to win the event. Linda Labbe’s Peace River rink won…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Over the last two weeks, the Falher Pirates have seen their rather large lead evaporate as fast as a glass of water in the Sahara Desert. Another loss last week coupled with the Manning Comets…

Chris Clegg South Peace News You can’t make this stuff up! There are shootouts, then there are shootouts! The Grimshaw Huskies and Manning Comets set an NPHL record Jan. 24 in the shootout when the clubs had to complete 16…