Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Sports

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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Bobcats drop two against Crusaders, return to Civic Centre

The Bobcats finished off their second pair of exhibition games against the Sherwood Park Crusaders which included a Civic centre return. The first game on Friday began with a rough start for the ‘Cats as the Crusaders scored three goals within the first seven minutes. The Lloyd team scratched and clawed back in the second period, ultimately losing 3-2. Tyler …

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Snowmobile riders looking at expanding trails in Vermilion-area

Local snowmobile enthusiasts have set out with a goal of creating a trail from Mannville to Vermilion along the north side of the Vermilion River. This trail would help complete a loop from Mannville to Myrnam, Derwent, and Vermilion. In the long run, riders from Mannville are looking at creating their own club within the next five years. They would …

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Bobcats experience ups and downs against Crusaders

The Bobcats shipped out to Sherwood Park over the long weekend to face off against the Crusaders in a exhibition doubleheader. In their first contest of the weekend, the Bobcats were defeated 3-2 by a last-second goal scored by Crusaders Centre Nicholas Magis. Head Coach and General Manager Nigel Dube, said while the loss comes as a disappointment, he is …

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Jr. B Bandits new, improved, and ready to grind

The Lloydminster Junior B Classic Oilfield Bandits are looking to start their season off with a fresh name and a strong lineup. Classic Oilfield Services Ltd. is the Bandits’ major sponsor so they decided to add their name to the team’s title. Their team bus and jerseys will have decals added on, however, they will not be doing any rebranding …

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LPSD Hockey Academy students are back on the ice

Students are lacing up their skates and putting their stick back on the ice for this year’s Lloydminster Public School Division Hockey Academy. Yesterday, all 34 students were geared up and ready to go at the Servus Sports Centre for the 2020-2021 intake. Director Lance Ward said this is the academy’s second time on the ice after having a “trial” …

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Special Olympics Alberta fundraising for local affiliates

Special Olympics Alberta is finding a different way to fundraise for their Zone 7 athletes and community programs. Through a virtual 50/50 event, the organization is hoping to provide funds for their Lloydminster, Lakeland, Vegreville, St. Paul, Lac La Biche, and Wood Buffalo affiliates. Previously, Special Olympics Alberta had done an online 50/50 event but they decided it was too …

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Bobcats to begin exhibition games against Sherwood Park Crusaders

The Lloydminster Bobcats will be starting up exhibition games next week to kick off their 2020-2021 season. The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) released the teams’ cohorts on Thursday stating the Bobcats will be playing against the Sherwood Park Crusaders. Players and coaches were concerned that there may not be a season this year due to the pandemic. Receiving the …

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AFHL unveils Lloydminster PWM Steelers 2020-21 season schedule

The Lloydminster PWM Steelers will face off against the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs in their return to the ice on October 17. The Alberta Female Hockey League has released the preseason and regular season game schedules for the 2020-21 season. In the new modified season, all three division (U18 AAA, U18 AA, U15 AA) will face off against their …

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Marauders football kicks off in Vermilion

Enthusiastic players stepped out on the field as the Vermilion Marauders Football Team resumed practice last week. Although they do not currently have the ability to play games, there was a lot of interest to join the sport. Nearly 20 players registered this year approximately half of which have never even played before. “I thought with no games there would …

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