Jeff D'Andrea

The Bears on the opening faceoff in their first Esso Cup berth, against the hosting Pembina Valley Hawks.
The Bears on the opening faceoff in their first Esso Cup berth, against the hosting Pembina Valley Hawks. Submitted photo/Twitter

Bears’ incredible winning streak broken to start Esso Cup

By Jeff D'Andrea
April 23, 2017 - 8:26pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 11:25am

The Prince Albert Northern Bears suffered an unfortunate case of déjà vu Sunday in their 2017 Esso Cup national female Midget AAA hockey tournament at the Access Event Centre in Morden, Man.

The Bears hope to add another title to their trophy case this year, after winning the provincials (picture here) and the regionals.
The Bears hope to add another title to their trophy case this year, after winning the provincials (picture here) and the regionals. Jeff D’Andrea/paNOW Staff

Esso Cup venue nothing new for Bears; Soyko the Swiss Army Knife

By Jeff D'Andrea
April 22, 2017 - 8:30am

Back in the offseason when Prince Albert Northern Bears head coach Jeff Willoughby chose to enter his team for an October exhibition tournament in Morden, Man., he did so with a lot of thought.

Lucas Johnston breaks in behind the Brewers’ defence in the Outlaws’ first ever PGLL game.
Lucas Johnston breaks in behind the Brewers’ defence in the Outlaws’ first ever PGLL game. Jeff D'Andrea

Humble beginnings for the Outlaws in long awaited debut

By Jeff D'Andrea
April 21, 2017 - 10:48pm

“I’ve been waiting 17 years for this.”

Those were the words Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association president and Shawn Williams said leaning against the Steuart Arena glass on Friday, moments before the first ever senior lacrosse league game commenced in Prince Albert.

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