Category: Sports

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Like most 11-year-olds, Justin MacLeod of Mistissini and Waswanipi’s Noah Neeposh love to play hockey and to play video games – but it’s safe to say that hockey takes precedence. After successful tryouts last December, MacLeod and Neeposh were invited […]

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Almost 29 years ago Abel and Sophie Bosum welcomed Nathaniel Bosum into their lives. From the start Nathaniel was a happy child loved by the entire family. He always had a smile on his face, one that was genuine and […]

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

Beautifully blending culture, tradition and design, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto succeeded in presenting something far beyond a conventional fashion show. From May 31 to June 2, models strutted the work of Indigenous designers from around the world up and down […]

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Young Cree hockey players took centre stage last month as the Chisasibi Beavers Atom A squad made the long trip to Laval to compete in the 2018 Quebec Inter-regional championship tournament. Comprised of many of the best 9- and 10-year-old […]

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Two brothers from Eeyou Istchee made history last month as the first Cree competitors to take part in Cain’s Quest, the world’s toughest and longest snowmobile endurance race. Starting and finishing biennially in Labrador City, Cain’s Quest takes participants on […]

Hometown heroes

Hometown heroes

The Eeyou Istchee snowmobile-racing season continued in earnest over the February 16-18 weekend, with 15 teams hitting the trails in pursuit of a $50,000 top prize in the 2018 Chisasibi Snowmobile Challenge. A competition that’s not for the faint of […]

Canada's national women's hockey team for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics is introduced at Winsport's Markin McPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta on December 22, 2017.

Canada’s roster includes three goaltenders, six defencemen, and 14 forwards:

Goaltenders: Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.)

Defencemen: Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man./Markham, CWHL), Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary, CWHL), Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL);

Forwards: Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Jillian Saulnier (Halifax/Calgary, CWHL), Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL), Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE).

Canadian First Nations well represented at 2018 Winter Olympics

Both casual and hardcore sports fans from across Canada will be glued to screens for 17 days in February as athletes from around the world come together in PyeongChang, South Korea, for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. From Catriona Le […]

Centre of the hockey universe

Centre of the hockey universe

Hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee descended on Val-d’Or as the 37th Annual CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament rolled into town for four days, November 30 to December 3. The city briefly became the Centre of the […]

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

A young Cree hockey player took a huge step in his budding hockey career this fall with the news that he had cracked the lineup for the Midget AAA Lac St-Louis Lions. After attending a grueling training camp with no […]

Jean Christophe Jobin, EDN, is unsuccessful with the tag against the sliding Bryce Joseph, ON,during 2017 North American Indigenous Games baseball action between EDN and ON at the UofT Scarborough campus' Dan Lang Field in Toronto, Ontario on July 17, 2017.(NAIG2017/Peter Power)

Chisasibi dominates at the 2017 CREE Senior Softball and Fastpitch Tournament

Some of the Cree Nation’s most talented ball players put their talents on display in early September at the 2017 edition of the CREE Annual Senior Softball and Fastpitch Tournament in Val-d’Or. Over 30 teams participated in five categories, including […]