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Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender

Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender

West Central Bantam AA Tigers’ Spencer Michnik received the coach-voted award for the 2019-20 season

Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender
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Sylvan Laker joins U18 AAA Optimist Chiefs as head coach

Cody Reynolds is excited for the new challenge in the Red Deer Midget Hockey League this season

Photo by SIX HEARTS CREATIVE STUDIO (file photo)
Central Alberta Buccaneers runningback Isiah Lawrence avoids a tackle and scrambles for a first down last season against the Fort McMurray Monarchs. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Start of Central Alberta Bucs Alberta Football League season delayed

The regular season will now wrap on on Aug. 15

  • Mar 26, 2020
Central Alberta Buccaneers runningback Isiah Lawrence avoids a tackle and scrambles for a first down last season against the Fort McMurray Monarchs. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Sylvan Lake football worried concussion fears will hurt enrolment

A PSA released in the fall compared youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

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Two Sylvan Lake football products in Top 140 players in the province

Two Sylvan Lake football products in Top 140 players in the province

Cody Peever and Rueben Braitenback are working for a spot with Team Alberta’s U18 team

Two Sylvan Lake football products in Top 140 players in the province
Scott McDermott uses a bag full of grocery items to do bicep curls in Best Body Fitness’s first digital workout video, posted on March 16.

Sylvan Lake fitness centres offering digital workouts

Scott McDermott says it is important to continue to stay active and healthy during COVID-19 outbreak

Scott McDermott uses a bag full of grocery items to do bicep curls in Best Body Fitness’s first digital workout video, posted on March 16.
The H.J. Cody Senior Girls Lakers earned a spot in Provincials on March 12, only to find out the next day that the tournament was cancelled. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake basketball team proud of provincial spot, despite cancelled tournament

ASAA cancelled all basketball provincial tournaments late in the day on March 12

The H.J. Cody Senior Girls Lakers earned a spot in Provincials on March 12, only to find out the next day that the tournament was cancelled. Photo Submitted
Aqil Samuel (left), Jen Schetzsle (centre) and Graham Schetzsle pose for a photo in front of the Sylvan Lake Gulls logo after the reveal at Hockey Central on March 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

The Gulls land in Sylvan Lake

The name and logo for Sylvan Lake’s new WCBL team was revealed at Hockey Central on March 15

Aqil Samuel (left), Jen Schetzsle (centre) and Graham Schetzsle pose for a photo in front of the Sylvan Lake Gulls logo after the reveal at Hockey Central on March 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
The award winners from the Lakers Football Awards Night, March 12. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake football team celebrates a winning year at awards banquet

The HJ Cody Lakers went undefeated, and won the league championship

The award winners from the Lakers Football Awards Night, March 12. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake Wranglers’ season ends with series lead

Abrupt end to the season due to Hockey Canada’s cancellations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Jackson Rider attempts a shot on net during the first period of the March 6 game versus the Mountainview Colts.

Sylvan Lake Wranglers tied in division final series

The Wranglers won Game 1 of the series and lost Game 2 the following night

Jackson Rider attempts a shot on net during the first period of the March 6 game versus the Mountainview Colts.
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)
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