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Renegades, Outlaws still playing waiting game

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High school and minor football 2020 seasons remain on hold for the next six weeks as restrictions continue in the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the latest message from High Prairie Renegades’ high school and High Prairie Outlaws’…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Junior hockey teams in High Prairie and Slave Lake could get some more competition after a rival league apparently folded. The High Prairie Red Wings and the Slave Lake Icedogs could add players from four Alberta…
Red Wings draft local stars in GMHL draft

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings added more local flavour as the team prepares for the 2020-21 Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League season. Dayton Shantz, of High Prairie, was selected by his hometown team No. 10…
Outlaws, Renegades play waiting game

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie high school and minor football teams are in a holding pattern as they wait to find out if the fall seasons will start as restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic continue. The Renegades high school…
Peavine woman ‘apprentice pro’ at Gilwood

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Meet Ally Gauchier. She’s young, she’s enthusiastic and she loves golf. She’s the new ‘apprentice pro’ at Gilwood Golf Club near Slave Lake. “I’ve always wanted to do anything that revolves around golf,” says Gauchier,…
Cougars select Shantz in WHL Bantam Draft

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is the dream of most Canadian born boys to play in the NHL. High Prairie’s Zack Shantz, 15, has taken that first step. Shantz was drafted in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft on April…
Golden slashes entry fee 50%

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans are still underway for the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic fishing derby near High Prairie on the Labour Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. Organizers are still optimistic the popular event on Lesser Slave Lake will go…

Local organizers pleased after 2020 event cancelled Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie will have to wait two years to host the Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships. Scheduled for Aug. 19-22 in High Prairie, the 2020 championships were cancelled by Horseshoe…
Organizers keeping their fingers crossed

Horseshoe Canada will have final call on major tournaments Richard Froese South Peace News Two major horseshoe tournaments planned for High Prairie in August 2020 have not yet been cancelled over the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The High Prairie Horseshoe Club…
Joussard team wins annual JCA ice fishing tourney

Richard Froese South Peace News Cold weather and growing worldwide coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic drew a record low number of teams for the 27th annual Joussard Ice Fishing Tournament on March 14 on Lesser Slave Lake. “We had 40 teams, says…
High Prairie wins Tier 2 Peewee title

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Peewee Tier 2 team simply outgunned the Valleyview Ice Bears in their march toward the All Peace Minor Hockey League title March 8. High Prairie swept the best-of-five series by scores of…

Chris Clegg South Peace News One major hockey event was cancelled before the order came from Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta to cancel the season. Dwayne Thunder says the decision to cancel the Treaty 8 First Nations Cup occurred before…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie Minor Hockey’s president says the right decision was made when Hockey Alberta cancelled the rest of the season March 13. “It is disappointing but there is nothing a guy can do about it,”…
Playoffs shut down

Richard Froese South Peace News The playoff run for the High Prairie Red Wings is over just as it started. Officials of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League pulled the plug on the West Division playoffs March 13 over…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings will see more teams in their league next season. Fox Creek is the fourth team in the West Division of the Greater Metro Hockey League for the 2020-21 season, West…