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The Spokane Chiefs scored in the first period against the Red Deer Rebels on March 6, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Spokane Chiefs scored in the first period against the Red Deer Rebels on March 6, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Taite Opdendries celebrates his unassisted goal in Game 4 of the semi-final series versus the Red Deer Vipers. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers clinch Game 7, heading to division final

The Wrangler beat the Red Deer Viper in Game 7 of the semi-final series

Taite Opdendries celebrates his unassisted goal in Game 4 of the semi-final series versus the Red Deer Vipers. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
It was a rough ride for Jayden Grubbe and the Red Deer Rebels against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Feb. 29, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan /LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Oil Kings shutout Rebels 4-0

Rebels win streak ended after four games

It was a rough ride for Jayden Grubbe and the Red Deer Rebels against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Feb. 29, 2020. (Todd Colin Vaughan /LACOMBE EXPRESS)
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Colton Ferguson, Tosh Marshall, Justin St. Germain, Josh St. Germain and Travis St. Germain pose for a photo in matching North American Indigenous Games sweaters. The group will be attending the NAIG as part of Team Alberta’s boys U16 lacrosse roster. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lakers heading to North American Indigenous Games

A coach and four players will be taking the trip to Halifax, N.S. in July to compete in lacrosse

Colton Ferguson, Tosh Marshall, Justin St. Germain, Josh St. Germain and Travis St. Germain pose for a photo in matching North American Indigenous Games sweaters. The group will be attending the NAIG as part of Team Alberta’s boys U16 lacrosse roster. Photo Submitted.
Payton Wright winds up for a shot on the Vipers net mid way through the first period of Game Two. The Wranglers are in the divisional semi-finals of the HJHL.

Sylvan Lake Wranglers lead series with two overtime wins

The Wranglers are playing the Red Deer Vipers in the division semi-finals of the HJHL

Payton Wright winds up for a shot on the Vipers net mid way through the first period of Game Two. The Wranglers are in the divisional semi-finals of the HJHL.
Two goals by Ben King pushes Rebels over Tri-city

Two goals by Ben King pushes Rebels over Tri-city

7-5 game a high-scoring, runaway according to Rebels forward Chris Douglas

Two goals by Ben King pushes Rebels over Tri-city
West Central Tigers AA Bantams to host Provincials
West Central Tigers AA Bantams to host Provincials
Wade Lightburn stretches to make contact with the puck in Game 3 against the Rocky Rams on Feb. 16. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers advance to face rival Red Deer

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers defeated the Rocky Rams in first round playoff action three games to one

Wade Lightburn stretches to make contact with the puck in Game 3 against the Rocky Rams on Feb. 16. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Ice racing speeds through Sylvan Lake

The Alberta Oval Ice Racing Championship Series hosted its Nationals event on Sylvan Lake on Feb. 16

Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Parker Small speeds past a member of the Red Deer Chiefs on his way to the goal on Friday evening. Small is credited with two goals and an assist in the Feb. 14 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Peewee A Lakers wash over Red Deer

The Sylvan Lake Peewee A Lakers defeated Red Deer 7-0 at the NexSource Centre on Feb. 14

Parker Small speeds past a member of the Red Deer Chiefs on his way to the goal on Friday evening. Small is credited with two goals and an assist in the Feb. 14 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake swimmer nabs Olympic Trial time

Matthew Gauthier, 20, reached a qualifying time in the 50 metre breast stroke earlier this month

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Payton Wright swings around the back of the Colts’ net looking for an opportunity for the Wranglers’ first goal of the game. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers come from behind to win final home game of the regular season

The Wranglers will now move on to the first round of playoffs in the HJHL

Payton Wright swings around the back of the Colts’ net looking for an opportunity for the Wranglers’ first goal of the game. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
More than 120 dancers from across Alberta came to Sylvan Lake over the weekend for the Red Deer Region Highland Dancing Association’s Open Competition. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake hosts hundreds of Highland dancers for competition

The eighth annual Red Deer Region Highland Dancing Association Open Competition was Feb. 8

More than 120 dancers from across Alberta came to Sylvan Lake over the weekend for the Red Deer Region Highland Dancing Association’s Open Competition. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Red Deer Rebels goalie Byron Fancy turned away this open shot by Chase Wheatcroft during their Feb. 5 contest. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Red Deer Rebels goalie Byron Fancy turned away this open shot by Chase Wheatcroft during their Feb. 5 contest. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season

Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season

Silas Lehr and Solomon Wynnyk have a few competitions lined up for this season

Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season
(l-r) Charlie West, Sophie Moffet, Ruby Wynnyk and Halle Murray pose for a photo at Premier Academy in Red Deer on Feb. 3. The four Sylvan Lakers are a part of a cheer team set to compete at Worlds in Florida. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lakers cheer their way to Walt Disney World

The girls’ team, Ivy League, received a bid to the Cheerleading World Championship on Jan. 26

(l-r) Charlie West, Sophie Moffet, Ruby Wynnyk and Halle Murray pose for a photo at Premier Academy in Red Deer on Feb. 3. The four Sylvan Lakers are a part of a cheer team set to compete at Worlds in Florida. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Camden Lund hangs upside down as he tries to overcome an obstacle in the Western Canada Youth Boulder Regionals. Lund went into the competition in fourth place and fished with a spot on the podium. Photo by Paul Hildebrand

Sylvan Lake athlete earns bronze medal in rock climbing

Camden Lund competed in the Western Canada Youth Boulder Regionals where he finished third

Camden Lund hangs upside down as he tries to overcome an obstacle in the Western Canada Youth Boulder Regionals. Lund went into the competition in fourth place and fished with a spot on the podium. Photo by Paul Hildebrand
Owen Green battles shoulder to shoulder with a member of the visiting Royals on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Hockey Central Panthers claw to victory over St. Albert

The Hockey Central Panthers defeated the visiting Royals 11-4 at the NexSource Centre on Feb. 1

Owen Green battles shoulder to shoulder with a member of the visiting Royals on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
The Atom B Lakers swept their home tournament over the weekend with four straight wins, including a 4-2 win over the Calgary Inferno-Girls in the gold medal game. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake Atom B Lakers win gold at home tournament

The Lakers won four straight games to take the top spot in the tournament

The Atom B Lakers swept their home tournament over the weekend with four straight wins, including a 4-2 win over the Calgary Inferno-Girls in the gold medal game. Photo Submitted
Red Deer Rebels Chris Douglas celebrated a first period goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 29. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebel Ben King scores huge winner in 5-4 final against Brandon

Rebels bounce back after pair of 5-2 losses against Hitmen

Red Deer Rebels Chris Douglas celebrated a first period goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 29. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)