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Local team wins 2021 Anglers Cup with strong Day 2

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The local Slave Lake team of Ken Porisky and Dave Taylor earned their entry fee back and then some in the 2021 version of the Canadian Tire Anglers Cup. The team not only owns bragging rights for…
Minor soccer going ahead in August

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Contrary to reports (including one in this newspaper), the minor soccer season in Slave Lake has not been canceled for 2021. TinaMarie Ritter with Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association straightened us out on that score in an…
Minor baseball going ahead

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The word on the minor sports scene this week is baseball is going ahead, but soccer is not. On the baseball side of things, we heard from 13U coach Kevin Campbell that league play is expected to…
Icedogs swept out of the playoffs by powerful RedWings

We’ll be back next year, owner vows Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader High Prairie proved to be too much for the Slave Lake Icedogs in the GMHL West Division final. The powerful Red Wings swept to the championship on the May long…
Icedogs down in series against High Prairie

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Slave Lake drew first blood in the opener of the final series between the Icedogs and the High Prairie Red Wings on May 19. But that was as good as it got, as the home team rolled…
Blue Jays’ kids’ softball coming to Smith

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Jays Care, a charity connected with the Toronto Blue Jays Major League baseball team, has come up with a socially-distanced plan for softball camps. Pat Joliffe has been approved to bring the free program to the hamlet…
Icedogs dispatch Tomahawks, face High Prairie in the final

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Junior hockey team made short work of the Northern Alberta Tomahawks (Enoch) in the first round of the GMHL West Division playoffs. The best-of-three series started on Friday and was over on Saturday. The High…
Icedogs take two of three to end regular season

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Slave Lake’s junior hockey team closed out its 2020/21 regular season last week with three games – one against the Northern Alberta Tomahawks (Enoch) and a pair against the Fox Creek Ice Kings. They won two of…
August Slave Lake volleyball camp hopeful

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader As of April 27 in Slave Lake, indoor youth physical activity is limited to 10 people, including teachers, physically distanced by three metres at all times. In Edmonton, Calgary, and Fort McMurray, only private lessons were allowed.…
Icedogs bounce back, take two of three games last week

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Don’t write the Slave Lake Icedogs off just yet. As reported earlier the junior team was playing with a skeleton crew after losing several players last month. And lately they’ve been getting walloped all over the ice…
Hard times for Icedogs

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader There’s no doubt now which is the top team in the GMHL West spring hockey season, and it isn’t the Slave Lake Icedogs. A depleted squad from Slave Lake took on the High Prairie Red Wings twice…
SL Minor Baseball holding NHL playoff pool

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Who do you like in the NHL playoffs? Who’s going all the way? Whether you have an answer or not, consider taking part in the NHL playoff pool, being held this year in support of Slave Lake…