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Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp hits 45 year milestone

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp hits 45 year milestone

The long-running hockey camp sees kids come from all over the world every year

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp hits 45 year milestone
The Lacombe Generals are ceasing operations as of June 1st, just months after the team captured their fourth Allan Cup on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Generals withdraw from ACHW and cease operations

Lack of teams, difficult regulations and ACHW ‘internal animosity’ leads to decision

The Lacombe Generals are ceasing operations as of June 1st, just months after the team captured their fourth Allan Cup on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Defenceman Ian Barteaux hoisted the Allan Cup after his Lacombe Generals defeated the Innisfail Eagles 5-2 on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Generals hoist Allan Cup after storybook 2019 tournament

5-2 win over the Innisfail Eagles gives Lacombe fourth Allan Cup

Defenceman Ian Barteaux hoisted the Allan Cup after his Lacombe Generals defeated the Innisfail Eagles 5-2 on home ice. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
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Lacombe General Nolan Huysmans scored the second goal of the game in the 2019 Allan Cup semifinal against the Rosetown Red Wings. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Generals march to third straight Allan Cup Final

3-1 win over Rosetown sets up finals match with the Innisfail Eagles

Lacombe General Nolan Huysmans scored the second goal of the game in the 2019 Allan Cup semifinal against the Rosetown Red Wings. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Colton Hayes celebrated with his fellow Innsifail Eagles after scoring a first period powerplay goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in the 2019 Allan Cup Semifinals. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Colton Hayes celebrated with his fellow Innsifail Eagles after scoring a first period powerplay goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in the 2019 Allan Cup Semifinals. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Innisfail Eagle Shawn Bates dropped in a first period goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in Game 3 of the 2019 Allan Cup in Lacombe. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Stoney Creek score two late to put away Innisfail in Allan Cup action

4-1 loss means Eagles need to win three straight to potentially win Allan Cup

Innisfail Eagle Shawn Bates dropped in a first period goal against the Stoney Creek Generals in Game 3 of the 2019 Allan Cup in Lacombe. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Levi Nelson crashed into the Prairie Thunder net in the first period of Game 2 of the 2019 Allan Cup. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Prairie Thunder netminder stones Lacombe Generals with 52 saves

4-2 loss leaves Generals looking to recover against Haut-Madawaska on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Levi Nelson crashed into the Prairie Thunder net in the first period of Game 2 of the 2019 Allan Cup. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
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Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstrom captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s Nick Power looks to inbound the ball against some pressure from Manitoba in the first quarter of their consolation round wheelchair basketball game Feb. 20th. Manitoba went on to win 47-22 at the G.W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Alberta to play for gold in wheelchair basketball

Action-packed first week of Canada Winter Games nearly a wrap

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Nick Power looks to inbound the ball against some pressure from Manitoba in the first quarter of their consolation round wheelchair basketball game Feb. 20th. Manitoba went on to win 47-22 at the G.W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Albertans took part in short-track speed skating qualifiers at the Gary W. Harris Centre on Feb. 17th, 2019 during the 2019 Canada Games. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

PHOTOS: Canada Games action from the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Wheelchair basketball, short-track speedskating draw large crowds

Albertans took part in short-track speed skating qualifiers at the Gary W. Harris Centre on Feb. 17th, 2019 during the 2019 Canada Games. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Scott McDermott crosses the finish line on day three of the 2018 Ultraman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Finishing the race meant closure and healing for McDermott and his loved ones after a near life-ending crash during his last visit to the World Championships in 2015. This year’s race was held Nov. 23-25.

Sylvan Lake’s Scott McDermott gets closure at World Championships

McDermott was the 25th contestant of 40 to cross the finish line after three days of competition

Scott McDermott crosses the finish line on day three of the 2018 Ultraman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Finishing the race meant closure and healing for McDermott and his loved ones after a near life-ending crash during his last visit to the World Championships in 2015. This year’s race was held Nov. 23-25.
Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services

WATCH: Close races see changes in winners at CFR Red Deer

Alberta cowboys well represented at Canada’s biggest pro rodeo finals

Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services
Red Deer’s Carter Sahli competes in the junior steer riding competition on Day 3 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Robin Grant/ Red Deer Express

Ponoka’s Wacey Finkbeiner wins second bull riding buckle in a row

Prize money is rising on Day 3 of CFR 45 in Red Deer

Red Deer’s Carter Sahli competes in the junior steer riding competition on Day 3 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Robin Grant/ Red Deer Express
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Rodeo stays strong on day two of the CFR

Jake Vold won again the go round while setting a CFR record for highest score in Bareback

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Ponoka’s Jake Vold takes a win at first night of CFR

The Canadian Finals Rodeo had a big start with Jake Vold winning the first round in bareback riding

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The U17 Lacombe Crush Club Volleyball team is having tryouts on Nov. 30th in Lacombe. Photo Courtesy: Facebook
The U17 Lacombe Crush Club Volleyball team is having tryouts on Nov. 30th in Lacombe. Photo Courtesy: Facebook
Ponoka and area athletes pose Oct. 24 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame during a Ponoka Stampede send off before the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer. In the picture are (back row l-r) Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson; Zane Lambert, bull rider; Jacob Stemo, bareback; Wacey Finkbeiner, bull rider; Brett Buss, team roping header; Levi Simpson, team roping header; Tyrel Flewelling, team roping heeler and Bruce Harbin, Ponoka Stampede vice-president. Front row (l-r) are Craig Weisgerber, steer wrestling; Justine Elliot, barrel racing; Jordan Hansen, bull riding; Shayna Weir, barrel racing and Jake Vold, bareback.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka cowboys ready themselves for the Canadian Finals Rodeo

A total of 11 area athletes will compete at the CFR in Red Deer

Ponoka and area athletes pose Oct. 24 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame during a Ponoka Stampede send off before the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer. In the picture are (back row l-r) Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson; Zane Lambert, bull rider; Jacob Stemo, bareback; Wacey Finkbeiner, bull rider; Brett Buss, team roping header; Levi Simpson, team roping header; Tyrel Flewelling, team roping heeler and Bruce Harbin, Ponoka Stampede vice-president. Front row (l-r) are Craig Weisgerber, steer wrestling; Justine Elliot, barrel racing; Jordan Hansen, bull riding; Shayna Weir, barrel racing and Jake Vold, bareback.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Justine Elliot from Lacombe will be making her Canadian Finals Rodeo debut this week in Red Deer. Photo Submitted
Justine Elliot from Lacombe will be making her Canadian Finals Rodeo debut this week in Red Deer. Photo Submitted
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Rebels Move Two Players Out

Red Deer reassigns young Rebsl

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