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Iqaluit claims Polar Bear Plate

Austin Caza dented the twine with a beautiful overtime marker to give the Baffin Blizzard (Iqaluit) a thrilling 3-2 win over Rankin Inlet to claim the 2020 Polar Bear Plate (PBP) juvenile/junior hockey championship...

Huge ticket sales for Polar Bear Plate in Rankin Inlet

Ticket sales were off the charts and the buying process ran a lot more smoothly during the popular Polar Bear Plate (PBP) junior/juvenile hockey tournament in Rankin Inlet from Feb. 20 to 23. PBP committee...

Back south the wrestlers go

Never let it be said that the wrestlers won't be in good shape when it comes to future events. So long as they keep getting the competition, of course. Nunavut Wrestling's latest venture south of 60...

Lorne Kusugak likes the name Edmonton Eskimos, and he’s glad it’s staying

“I am proud to rise today as an Eskimo. I am proud today to be able to stand up as a true Eskimo,” Rankin Inlet South MLA Lorne Kusugak said in the legislative assembly...
Sadie Pinksen of Iqaluit, left, joins in a celebratory hug with her teammates following Nunavut's upset win over Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., on Tuesday morning. Kyle Jahns/Curling Canada photo

Nunavut stuns Northern Ontario at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Updated at 3:40 p.m. MST with comments from Sadie Pinksen. Last year, Nunavut created a splash by winning their first main draw game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts over Quebec. They've won again this year...

Rankin coach featured on Hockey Day in Canada

The first reaction from Rankin Inlet rec director David Clark, when approached by the CBC to do a piece on him during the Hockey Day in Canada telecast, was to tell the reporter he...

Sports Talk: How important was Kobe Bryant?

So much has been said about Kobe Bryant over the past week and a half and it's all been right. Here's my attempt at eulogizing one of the best basketball players of my generation: First off,...

Sports talk: Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 World Series champions: the Houston Asterisks

Stealing signs in baseball has been going on since the sport was invented. It's a crappy thing to do but it happens. It's an unwritten rule in the game: you don't do it or you'll...

Sports Talk: What if you held a World pro Darts Championship and no one...

The second of darts' world championships is over – yes, there are two – and that means Wayne Warren of Wales is atop the darts world when it comes to the British Darts Organization's...

Curlers set for Whitehorse

So the teams have been picked and Team Nunavut's boys and girls rinks are all ready to go for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse this coming March. What's not known is who will...

Sports Talk: The best of the worst of 2019

So we've had the best of 2019 but you know how I roll. It wouldn't be a real year-in-review without a look at the worst of 2019 from around the sports world. They tell me...

A wish list for Nunavut sport in 2020

2020 is going to be another busy year in Nunavut for sport and recreation so it's time to take a look at what should dominate the headlines as athletes and communities start to ramp...

Youth wrestlers ‘dominate’ in Ontario

When wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak stepped onto the mat in Ontario this month, there were no great expectations. Put simply, he didn't take any victory for granted – tournaments in the south draw on a wider...

Recognizing Nunavut’s finest

The 2019 Sport and Recreation awards celebration and dinner was held at Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit on Oct. 26. Athletes and coaches from all over Nunavut attended the event. Over a dozen awards were given...

The Kivalliq reigns supreme at futsal

So we all know that the Kivalliq region is hockey-mad and generally turns in a good performance whenever there are tournaments to be had. But the region is also rather good at futsal and last...

Nunavut speedskaters set for Arctic Winter Games

Another team is set to go for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games and it's one which could make a lot of noise like it did in 2018. Team Nunavut's speedskating team has been confirmed following...

Territorial champions crowned on the mat

Judging by the wrestlers that made the Arctic Winter Games team for Whitehorse this coming March, one thing is certain: They won't be short on experience. And they should cause some headaches for the opposition. That...

Arctic Winter Games costs jump to $2.2 million, largely due to higher airline charges

The Government of Nunavut will spend $2.2 million to send 300 athletes and delegates to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse instead of the $1.7 million originally budgeted because airline costs are greater...

Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association joins World Girls Hockey Weekend

Every year, there's a weekend set aside for girls hockey players to get out on the ice and play with other girls and just enjoy playing. That weekend was Oct. 4 to 6 as World...

A look back at 20 years of Team Nunavut

Nunavut as a territory celebrated its 20th birthday on July 9. A wonderful anniversary, to be sure, but there's another part of the territory that's also celebrating two decades of existence. Team Nunavut is also 20...