Sports & Recreation

AWHL Coaches select Aaron Kakepetum as Defenseman of the Year

The proud parents of Aaron Kakepetum (Geordi and Lynda) shared the following news story with me. I want to congratulate Aaron on all the work he does to achieve this level of excellence and thank him for being such a strong ambassador for all Nishnawbe Aski Nation youth. It is through individual efforts demonstrated by NAN youth like Aaron that the First Nations are being recognized and honoured. The following article can be found on-line at in the Bozeman Chronicle. Icedogs' Kakepetum named Defenseman of the Year 03/22/02 By Chronicle Staff Bozeman Icedogs' Aaron Kakepetum earned Defenseman of the Year and All-America West Hockey League first-team honors for the 2001-2002 season Thursday, as selected by league coaches. Kakepetum is a Balmertown, Ontario, native who has dual citizenship in Canada and America. He currently leads all AWHL defensemen in scoring with 10 goals an 26 assists. "All areas of his game are constantly improving, and now he's more of an offensive threat," Icedogs coach John LaFontaine said in a press release. Icedogs center Troy Brummett also earned co-Rookie of the Year honors, and Bozeman goalie Joe Tuset was named to the all-AWHL second-team. Brummett is a Oregon, Ohio, native and currently leads the Icedogs in scoring and is tied as the tenth top scorer in the AWHL with 32 goals and 25 assists. Tuset, a native of Eagan, Minn., has started most of the year for Bozeman and led the league as the top-ranked goaltender for most of the season. Tuset, who signed with Northern Michigan earlier this season, is currently ranked second with a 2.48 goals against average, 893 saves and a .910 save percentage. Fernie, British Columbia, Ghostriders forward Conner Hughes was named the league’s Most Valuable Player and to the All-AWHL first team. He is third in league scoring with 40 goals and 72 points in 44 games. Other multiple award winners, besides Kakepetum and Hughes, are Helena Bighorns goaltender Mike Dowers (Goaltender of the Year/All-AWHL First Team) and first-year Billings Bulls defenseman Brooks Turnquist (co-Rookie of the Year/All-AWHL Second Team). Here are the 2001-02 AWHL award winners: Individual awards Most Valuable Player: Conner Hughes, Fernie, B.C. Goaltender of the Year: Mike Dowers, Helena Defenseman of the Year: Aaron Kakepetum, Bozeman Organization of the Year: Fairbanks, Alaska, Ice Dogs co-Coach of the Year: Brian Meisner, Butte/Rob Proffitt, Fairbanks co-Rookie of the Year: Troy Brummett, Bozeman/Brooks Turnquist, Billings All-AWHL first team Goalie - Mike Dowers, Helena Defense - Robbie Bina, Bismarck Defense - Aaron Kakepetum, Bozeman Forward - Lou Garritan, Billings Forward - Conner Hughes, Fernie, B.C. Forward - John Sullivan, Billings All-AWHL Second Team Goalie - Joe Tuset, Bozeman Defense - Jake Postnikoff, Fernie, B.C. Defense - Brooks Turnquist, Billings Forward - Justin Hauge, Fairbanks, Alaska Forward - Brett Roat, Butte Forward - Jeremy Robinson, Fernie. B.C

Little NHL in Thunder Bay, March 10 to 15

From the 10th to the 15th of March, there is the Little NHL league happening in Thunder Bay, Ontario. This tournament is for all young native american hockey players. They will be coming from reserves all across Ontario, Toronto area to Kenora. This is the place to meet a lot of new friends? Inviting everyone ... from your friends and clans who will be there and are looking forward to meeting you.

Youth Hockey Tournament

Bimaychikamah Wolf Pack 1st Annual Invitational Youth Hockey Tournament is scheduled for February 8-10, 2001. The entry fee is $300.00/Team and it is open to both boys and girls, ages 9-13. There should be at least one player representing the respective age group. The tournament will be played in an outdoor rink setting. For more information or if interested please contact myself at Entries will be accepted until January 31, 2002 at 12:00 p.m..

Our First Game - Girls Volleyball at DCMHS in T.Bay

Well, yesterday was our first senior and junior volleyball games over at our neighbour's gym (Churchill). I'll start with the junior's because they did very well and I'm, as a senior, pretty much happy for their victories over their opponents. They won three games straight and it leaves them with their three points. Their Captain Vietta Morris, congrats for taking them to their wins. As for the us, the seniors, we did good although we had ONLY the two weeks practice and the getting use to positions. We won the first game with a few girls that we completely nervous. Their hands shaking, their faces going red from shyness and the butterflies in their stomach's, all because of wearing shorts. But girls, we're up for a long season of volleyball and we have to show what we got as legs. Just kidding! But we have to get use to the topic of wearing shorts everygame. My Captain, who is also the smallest girl on the team, Stacey Fiddler, congrats for the one win. But we'll get back on top and we'll take back the games we lost, right? But anyways that should be all for now. Our next game is tomorrow and please people that go to school here in Thunder Bay, come and cheer for us. We need fans. Haha! For the rest of you not here in the area to come and watch us play ball, wish us luck.

Timberwolves Schedule

Pelican Falls Timberwolves Head to All Ontario Championships Sioux Lookout- As a result of the Timberwolves win in Manitouwadge last weekend the boys will now go on to the All Ontario Championships (OFSAA) to be held in Dorchester on November 23 & 24. The team will be traveling to Thunder Bay Wednesday (Nov. 21) from where they will be flying to Hamilton on West Jet. The boys will be attending a practice Thursday afternoon and a banquet that evening. The schedule for Friday is as follows: Game 1 9:00 A.M. PFFNHS V.S. Brampton Christian Academy Game 2 12:45 P.M. PFFNHS V.S. Manitoulin Secondary School Game 3 2:00 P.M. PFFNHS V.S. Lord Dorchester Secondary School The schedule for Saturday’s games will be set according to placing. The team will be returning from Dorchester on Sunday. We wish the Timberwolves the best of luck in Dorchester. The Timberwolves would like to thank their parents, Pelican Falls staff, students, and elders for their support, as well as the OPP (for their pep rally escort), the Lac Seul Cultural Committee for drumming, NNEC for their support, and everyone who has helped out in any way to make their trip to the All Ontario Championships possible.

Pelican Falls Timberwolves Bring Home The Gold

Pelican Falls Timberwolves Head to All Ontario Championships Sioux Lookout- The Pelican Falls senior boys volleyball team won silver in the NorWOSSAA playoffs held in Kenora on November 8 & 9. On Thursday, Nov. 8 the boys played Atikokan, the 2nd-ranked team in NorWOSSAA, and defeated them in three straight sets. “The team played an energetic, high-spirited game against Atikokan.” said coach Leon Peddle. Friday, Nov. 9, the team advanced to play Thomas Aquinas. Unfortunately they lost three straight against the top ranked team. “They played well and never gave up.” remarked coach Peddle. The Timberwolves then went on to represent NorWOSSAA at the NWOSSAA finals in Manitouwadge on November 16 & 17. The boys played Manitouwadge, the winners of the NSSAA division, beginning with a 7:00 P.M. game on Friday and one game on Saturday. The boys defeated Manitouwadge in two straight sets and brought home the gold. Stanley Fiddler said that he was very proud to be representing Pelican Falls at the NWOSSAA finals “because representing Pelican Falls, which is an all Native high school, is like representing my Native peers.” Team mate and captain Leon Fox agreed, adding “[to me] representing Pelican Falls First Nations High School is like representing all Nishnawbe people, and I am proud to be Nishnawbe.” As a result of their win in Manitouwadge the boys will now go on to the All Ontario Championships (OFSAA) to be held in Dorchester on November 23 & 24. The students and staff of Pelican Falls First Nations High School are very proud of the Timberwolves’ accomplishments this season. Congratulations to the Timberwolves: Leon Fox, Captain (Mishkeegogamang), Howard Moose, Assistant Captain (Poplar Hill), Stanley Fiddler (Keewaywin), Durrell Gray (Mishkeegogamang), Adam Kakepetum (Keewaywin), Jack Rae (North Spirit Lake), Zack Suggashie (Poplar Hill), Dennis Turtle (Poplar Hill), Mr. Leon Peddle, Coach, and Mrs. Monique Mousseau, Athletic Director.

Pelican Falls got GOLD in NWOSSAA against Manitouwadge.

Pelican Falls defeated Manitouwadge in a 2-0 series, with both games going to five sets. Pelican Falls didn't give up when they were losing 2 sets in game 2 but they came back and won the next 2 sets. In the 5th set, with the sets tied at 2-2 they worked hard to win with a score of 15-9. They are now going to OFSAA which is taking place in London Ontario. They'll be leaving on Tuesday, November 20, 2001. Good luck T-wolves Team Members Leon Peddle - Coach Adam kakepetum - Sub Leon Fox - Captain Howard Moose - Assistant Captain Jack Rae - Sub Zachariah Suggashie - Setter Dennis Turtle - Power Stanley Fiddler - Power Durrell Grey - Middle

Pelican Falls timberwolves (volleyball) are going to NWOSSAA

Pelican falls volleyball team came in second in norwossaa and they are off to NWOSSAA.

Kingfisher Lake First Nation Summer Festival 2001

The Festival will be starting on Wednesday, Aug. 22/01. There will be bingo games every evening, other nightly events are Square Dancing and a Youth Dance. From August 23 - 25, there will be Square Dancing & Poker Dance Competitions. Kingfisher Lake First Nation, presents 2nd Annual Mens Invitational Softball Tournament.August 22 - 25/01. Entry Fee: $1000 Deadline August 17, 2001 Championship: $8000 Finalists: $4000 Consulation: $2000 Runner-up: $1000 Accomodations will be provided. Please bring your own sleeping gear. etc. Meals will not be provided. Although there will be traditional cookouts during the days of the festival. First 8 teams to confirm will be accepted. For more information, please contact Charlie Atlookan @ (807) 532 2256 (home) or leave a message at the Band Office (807) 532 2067 or 2075. WRN will have coverage on Softball Championship Game. Aerial Cash Drop - $1400 Total Thursday, Aug.23/01 @ 1:00 PM @ the Field Walleye Fishing Derby Friday August 24, 001 Time: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1st Prize $1000 2nd Prize $500 3rd Prize $250 Entry Fee $20 Per Angler (Entries must be paid the day before) Length will be used, measuring will take place @ Community Dock from 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM. Boundries will be provided one day before the derby. (Feel free to bring your own fishing gear) Canoe Races Friday, August 24/01 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Community Dock Requirements: 1 Male & 1 Female Entry Fee: $20 1st Prize: $400 2nd Prize: $300 3rd Prize: $200 Poker Derby Saturday, August 25, 2001 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Throughout the community Entry Fee: $10 per hand (3 hands max) WC 14 Aluminum Boat Race Saturday, August 25, 2001 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Community Dock Requirements: 2 Males & 2 Females Entry Fee: $40 Per Boat 1st Prize: $800 2nd Prize: $600 3rd Prize: $400 Raffle Draws Saturday, Aug.25/01 Grand Prize: Pick a prize 16' boat/20 hp motor or 4x4 Quad ATV or 380 Ski-doo or $5000 Cash Of course, there will be other games and activities throughout the four day event. For more information, call 807-532-2067 Schedule is subject to change.

Men's Softball Tournament

This baseball tournament is in memory of the late Allan(champion) Crowe whom many of you knew was a very active sportsperson and the late Andy (magic) Day who played with the Punch baseball team (Sandy Lake). They will never be forgotten through their game.

The championship prize is $10,000 and the championship runners up is $5,000. The consolation prize will be $3,000 and consolation runners up is $2,000. Thats why we dubbed it "THE BIG ONE".

If you would like more information on this please call (807) 774-5124 or 774-4583.
Please come and play with us this July 11,12,13,&14.