Local Sports

Car crash forces jiu jitsu athlete to take year off
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

Even though his life has been flipped upside down, jiu jitsu athlete Cody Bowman remains positive.

Bowman is still recovering from injuries he sustained on July 9, after being hit head-on by another vehicle. 

Bowman said he was driving in his car alone down a grid road to see his girlfriend when his car was hit.

"I was back on my reserve at Ahtahkakoop [First Nation] and I was nicely driving and some drunk drivers hit me head on and I broke both the bones in my left leg,” said Bowman.

Ringette gains popularity in P.A. area
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW Staff

Ringette’s popularity is growing in the Prince Albert area, and a local organization gave girls not already participating in it an opportunity to try it out pressure free.

A free ringette session was held at Northern Regional Recreation Centre on Saturday in the R.M. of Buckland.

PJHL (Exhibition)

Deslisle Chiefs 2 vs Saskatoon Westleys 5 West Central Rage 9 vs Cypress Cyclones 4


Saskatoon 1 vs Moose Jaw 7 Kootenay 1 vs Red Deer 7 Regina 4 vs Prince Albert 3 Brandon 5 vs Swift Current 2 Edmonton 2 vs Medicine Hat 1 Kelowna 8 vs Prince George 2 Everett 5 vs Portland 1 Kamloops 3 vs Victoria 4 Tri-City 2 vs Spokane 3

Midget Triple A

Mintos raise Telus Cup banner before 5-3 win over Blazers
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

PJHL (Exhibition)

Saskatoon Westleys 2 vs Saskatoon Quakers 9 Saskatoon Royals 10 vs Prince Albert Icehawks 4


Saskatoon 3 vs Brandon 6 Medicine Hat 4 vs Calgary 2 Regina 7 vs Moose Jaw 1 Edmonton 5 vs Swift Current 1 Seattle 1 vs Tri-City 3 Kamloops 8 vs Victoria 2 Kelowna 7 vs Prince George 2 Portland 3 vs Vancouver 5

Midget Triple A

Regina Pat Canadians 2 vs Battleford Stars 4 Saskatoon Contacts 3 vs Tisdale Trojans 4

Carlton golf team set to take swing at Provincials
By Tyson Stewart High School Reporter

The Carlton Comprehensive High School golf team is looking for another successful tournament at the Provincials.

Golfers from across Saskatchewan will attend the event this weekend in Nipawin.

The team of golfers playing for Carlton include Grade 10s Brooke Hobson and Kayla Sawchuck, Grade 12s Zach Hurd, Cory Sawchuck, Cory Selander, and Grade 10 Mikhail Tait who is subbing in for Cole Hobson who cannot make it.

Midget Girls (3 km) Name/School/Time Payton Izak/Carlton/14:06 Juliet Whitefish/Se Se Wa Hum/17:43 Dezaray Wapass/Se Se Wa Hum/17:46 Jayden Bissky/St. Mary/18:39 Nikala Morash/Carlton/18:52 Emma Whitefish/Se Se Wa Hum/20:13 Tanika Holinaty/Churchill/20:34 Julia Groves/Churchill/20:35 Shanaa Daniels/Sturgeon Lake/23:05 Sarah Brown/Churchill/26:04 Rebecca Netmaker/Se Se Wa Hum/DNF

Carlton loses heartbreaker 6-3 to Aden Bowman
paNOW Staff

The Carlton Crusaders senior football team were one yard short of winning Thursday’s game, but the Aden Bowman Bears were able to hang on by the skin of their teeth and beat the Crusaders 6-3 at Max Clunie Field.

The Crusaders had a third-and-goal situation on the Bears’ one yard line with 32 seconds remaining in the game. Instead of settling for a field goal to tie, the Crusaders decided to go for it and win the game right there.


A Q&A with Blue Jay legend Kelly Gruber
By Jeff D’Andrea paNOW Staff

I was able to sit down with Toronto Blue Jays great Kelly Gruber during an event at the Northern Lights Casino. Gruber was the everyday third baseman for the Jays team that won the 1992 World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves. Gruber was also the first Blue Jay ever to hit for the cycle, was also a two time All-Star, a Gold Glover and a Silver Slugger.

Bears prepare for Shark attack
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Bears will wrap up their Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League exhibition season Wednesday night against the Battleford Sharks. 

The Bears are 3-0 in exhibition games against teams in their league. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre.

The Bears will get their regular season underway at home on Saturday, versus the defending Esso Cup Champions, Weyburn Goldwings.

Five members of the Bears recently took part in Team Saskatchewan tournaments.

By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

The Senior Boys volleyball team at Carlton High School is off to a great start.

The boys finished first this past weekend, at a tournament in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan.

Cole Sanderson was named MVP. Dalton Sinoski and Matthew Meyer were named tournament all stars.

The boys also captured gold a week ago at St Mary's home tournament.


On Twitter: @nigelmaxwell



Saskatoon Westleys 3 vs Saskatoon Royals 5 Silver Foxes 0 vs Traveland RV Storm 10 Fort Knox 2 vs Extreme Hockey Regina Capitals 6


Prince George 0 vs Tri-City 7

Midget Triple A

Beardy’s Blackhawks 4 vs Prince Albert Mintos 3 Notre Dame Hounds 2 vs Swift Current Legionnaires 5 Notre Dame Hounds 3 vs Moose Jaw Generals 1 Tisdale Trojans 6 vs Saskatoon Contacts 5


Humboldt 1 vs Notre Dame 2  

Mintos fall 0-2 in exhibition weekend
paNOW Staff

A tough weekend for the Prince Albert Mintos finishing up their final pre-season exhibition weekend 0-2.

On Saturday the Mintos battled the Saskatoon Blazers but were taken down in the second half with a final score of 3-2. 

And the tought weekend continued when the Mintos faced Beardy’s Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon getting shot down 4-3. 

Despite the losses turnout seemed to go up starting out around 200 people on Saturday and jumping up an extra 100 people on Sunday.

PJHL (Exhibition) Onion Lake 3 vs Silver Foxes 8 Southen Rebels 1 vs Extreme Hockey Regina Capitals 8 Traveland RV Storm 12 vs Onion Lake 5 Silver Foxes 5 vs Southern Rebels 7 Prince Albert Icehawks 1 vs Saskatoon Royals 8 Saskatoon Quakers 9 vs Deslisle Chiefs 0 WHL Red Deer 4 vs Calgary 1 Kootenay 2 vs Edmonton 4 Swift Current 5 vs Moose Jaw 2 Brandon 6 vs Regina 1 Prince Albert 3 vs Saskatoon 1 Lethbridge 1 vs Medicine Hat 5 Prince George 6 vs Portland 3

Blazers overtake Mintos 3-2
By Kayla Bruch PaNOW Staff

An exciting afternoon Saturday for hockey fans as the Prince Albert Mintos faced off against the Saskatoon Blazers at the Art Hauser Center.

The ticket sales showed around two hundred people attended the mid-day game. This is down from previous preseason games which saw around four hundred spectators.

However, the less than average turnout did not stop die-hard fans from cheering on their team.

The Blazers dominated the first part of the second period. The Mintos just could not get the puck past the defence.

PJHL (Exhibition) Storm 5 vs Fort Knox 4 Westleys 2 Chiefs 4 WHL Regina 2 vs Brandon 4 Medicine Hat 3 vs Lethbridge 2 Saskatoon 3 vs Prince Albert 5 Kootenay 5 vs Red Deer 3 Moose Jaw 0 vs Swift Current 6 Victoria 3 vs Kamloops 6 Seattle 4 vs Portland 1 SJHL Estevan 1 vs Melville 3 Nipawin 2 vs Flin Flon 3 Melfort 2 vs La Ronge 4 Kindersley 5 vs Battlefords 2 Yorkton 4 vs Weyburn 2

P.A. pair patrol the U of S Huskies defence
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

Prince Albert Celtic graduates Meagan Manson and Erica Parenteau are mainstays on the University of Saskatchewan women’s soccer team. The determined defenders are one reason the Huskies are unbeaten through four games (3-0-1).

Manson, a third-year student in the Edwards School of Business, is also team captain and shows it on the field. She is constantly directing traffic from her spot in the middle of the three-player back line.

P.A. Sharks celebrate season’s successes at banquet
paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Sharks celebrated a successful 2013-14 season with an awards banquet on Saturday.

The banquet was held at the Prince Albert Travelodge and more than 80 people attended.

This past year, the Sharks were repeat winners of the Top Club distinction, “A” provincials and Junior Cup championships.

Other highlights this year included Tristan Anderson and Aidan Bates winning silver medals and Dominic Michaud winning a bronze medal at the Man Sask AA championships held in Winnipeg.

Midget Boys AAA Preseason Hockey

Mintos       6        Beardys       2 

Parchomchuk with 3 INT’s in Marauders' Classic three-peat over Carlton
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

No bold guarantees from Carlton this year heading into Canadian Tire Classic
By Jeff D’Andrea paNOW Staff

Before last year’s Canadian Tire Classic, then-Carlton Crusaders quarterback Jullian Bird guaranteed a victory for his side over their rivals—the St. Mary Marauders.

“We’re gonna take it, we’re going to win it for sure,” he said the day before the big high school football game under the lights, but that seemed to backfire as the Marauders won their second straight Classic 17-12. 

Mintos hope to strike more gold in the goalie mine; beat Trojans 5-1 EX
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

There were a lot of reasons why the Prince Albert Mintos won the 2014 Telus Cup national midget AAA tournament, but two of the biggest were their goaltenders Lane Michasiw and Connor Ingram.

By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

The Carlton High School Boys Golf Team is playing in the Antigua National High School Golf Invitational, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This is a team and individual event. Each competing school is allowed to enter five players. Each hole, four out of five scores are counted.

Carlton entered four boys so all four scores count.

There is one other high school team from Canada (Edge High School) in Calgary coached by Randy Robb. There are teams from Arizona, Texas, Florida, Illinois,

Holy Cross overtakes St. Mary’s 60-14
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

The St Mary Marauders had their lights knocked out Friday out.

The Marauders lost 60-14 to the Holy Cross Crusaders at Prince Albert’s Prime Ministers’ Park.

St. Mary’s head coach, Curt Hundeby, said they have never actually beaten Holy Cross.

"Holy cross is such a polished team every year and when you make mistakes they magnify those mistakes," Hundeby said. "We had moments where we looked really good against them and then we just weren’t consistent with that."