Advertisement
Frontpage Sports

Sports

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...

Nunavut Recreation and Sport Awards preview: who will the winners be?

It's been a great past 12 months in the world of Nunavut sport and the best of the best will get their just due in October in Iqaluit when the Recreation and Sport Awards...

Nunavut shows grit at Western Canada Summer Games

EDITOR'S NOTE -- See this week's edition of Nunavut News for additional photos and coverage from the Western Canada Summer Games.  The Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask. has wrapped up and the...

Dog days of summer for Kivalliq softball

Rankin Inlet travelled to Churchill, Man., in 2017 and grabbed the championship banner in the inaugural Calm Air Hudson Bay Classic softball championship. Rankin was not able to return to Churchill in 2018 to defend...

Nunavut’s wrestling team set for Western Canada Summer Games

Wrestling is a sport which always finds Nunavut in good stead when it comes to roster size. It's no different this time around and the territory will be the largest contingent among the North when the...
Aiden Anawak of Iqaluit heads for the pylons during a drill as part of the Volleyball Nunavut beach volleyball training camp in Apex, just outside of Iqaluit, late last month. photo courtesy of Volleyball Nunavut

Nunavut readies for beach volleyball debut at Western Canada Summer Games

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach, along comes Volleyball Nunavut with its big ideas. There had been talk of Volleyball Nunavut entering beach volleyball teams into the 2019 Western...

The new great age of British hockey … yes, it’s a thing

It's incredible what the offer of free beer will do to people. A brewery in North Carolina had one of its delivery vans stolen in the early hours of May 20, leading to quite the...
Andre Ihumatak of Kugluktuk waits for the ball to come to him for a shot during the boys final of the Grade 4-5 Yellowknife Soccer Tournament in the NWT capital on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Two-for-two for Kugluktuk on the soccer pitch

Seems the Kitikmeot region made Yellowknife its own stomping round sports-wise earlier this month. On the backs of Cambridge Bay's win at the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament, the boys soccer team from Kugluktuk was on...
Nathaniel Cziranka-Crooks of Cambridge Bay looks to get past the guard of Yellowknife's Simon Markowski during the men's final of the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament in Yellowknife on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Twice is nice for The Bay at Arctic Shoot-Out

The Bay from Cambridge Bay returned the scene of arguably one of their biggest triumphs ever in basketball: the Arctic Shoot-Out in Yellowknife earlier this month. They came in as the defending champions on the...

SPORTS TALK: Brad Karp – a Canadian we can all be proud of

Right, so exactly how much time do we have left on this planet? I've heard 12 years from everyone but Beto (Robert) O'Rourke, who's running for the presidency of the U.S., tells us it's...