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Lakeland College gets creative after winter 2021 season cancellation

The Lakeland Rustlers will not be playing during the winter 2021 season. In a release sent out to colleges by post-secondary institution presidents on Tuesday, Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) teams were informed they will not be returning to play. Lloydminster and Vermilion Lakeland College student-athletes are on standby while schools look at possible ways to kickstart their seasons. “While …

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Archery range hot target in Vermilion

Vermilion River Archers lined up for their first practice of the season last night. Approximately 40 people attended with both new and returning members learning or practicing basic and enhanced archery skills. President, Orest Popil, and director, Tim Pardely, assisted junior and adult participants in the proper way to draw their bows in order to improve their accuracy hitting balloon …

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Bobcats excited to get back to a regular season

The Lloydminster Bobcats will finally begin their regular season after many months of uncertainty. The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) regular season will be starting on November 13 after a release that was sent out on October 29. “It’s been a long time coming as far as the waiting game of what’s next and now getting the official word is …

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Mount Joy working on new trails for the season

Mount Joy Snow Resort is whippin up some new ski runs for those getting ready to hit the gnar pow. This week Top Gear Contracting has donated their time and equipment to clear a path for four new “glade” ski runs. President Chris Bogue said gate glading is when skiers cut down ski trails through thick forested areas. The trails …

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Bandits begin regular season on Friday

The Lloydminster Classic Oilfield Bandits and the rest of the North Eastern Junior Hockey league are gearing up for a quick turnaround to start the season. On Monday, the Bandits released their schedule for the 2020-21 season on social media with their first game of the season coming up this weekend. Earlier this year, the NEJHL came to an agreement …

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PWM Steelers fired up for regular season

The Lloydminster PWM Steelers are entering the regular season with momentum on their side after two pre-season wins against the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs. With the pre-season behind them, the Steelers are looking to polish up a few aspects of their game to keep their hot streak alive well into November. Head Coach Morgan Mann said while the team …

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Bobcats caged up by penalties, slow starts in exhibition games vs. Crusaders

The Lloydminster Bobcats are looking at their offence to set the pace moving forward after finishing their preseason series against the Sherwood Park Crusaders with a 1-5 record. The ‘Cats kept their games close in both contests but came up short losing 3-2 on Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. The team started slowly in both games, closing out the weekend …

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SaskAlta Hockey League returning for 2020-21 season

The SaskAlta Senior Hockey League is returning for a 2020-21 season that will feature a shortened and modified schedule. The league has separated teams into provincial divisions, and each team will only play against opponents in the same division. League President Rod Boutin said because of the different COVID-19 guidelines between the provinces, the two divisions will play separate seasons. …

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Local hockey games to see more fans this season: SHA

Lloydminster has received the go-ahead to allow more hockey fans at games this season. Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) granted municipalities an increase of spectators to minor hockey games on Friday. Each arena will have its own limit to the number of people allowed in the building based on square footage. In the guidelines provided, spectators must still be able to …

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Steelers start preseason with blowout victory against Chiefs

The Lloydminster PWM Steelers are taking it one game at a time after kicking off their preseason in style. On Saturday, the team defeated the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs 4-0 in their first exhibition game of the 2020-21 season. The Steelers dominated the game on both ends of the ice, tallying four goals on 32 shots and holding the …

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