Jeff D'Andrea

Bears goaltender Ryan Fontaine dives to keep the puck out of her net, moments before losing her helmet in the skirmish.
Bears goaltender Ryan Fontaine dives to keep the puck out of her net, moments before losing her helmet in the skirmish. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Bears down 2-0 in final series, hope for a repeat of 2009

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 25, 2018 - 9:41pm

After the Prince Albert Northern Bears fell 4-2 to the Saskatoon Stars Sunday night at the Art Hauser Centre, they see themselves on the brink of elimination from the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League finals.

The Ackerman rink from Regina of lead Colleen Ackerman (left to right), second Mitch Criton, third Deanna Doig and skip Jason Ackerman won the CurlSask Provincial Mixed Championship Sunday at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.
The Ackerman rink from Regina of lead Colleen Ackerman (left to right), second Mitch Criton, third Deanna Doig and skip Jason Ackerman won the CurlSask Provincial Mixed Championship Sunday at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Fourth time’s the charm for the Ackerman’s, win provincial mixed

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 25, 2018 - 6:16pm

The fourth time was the charm for Regina’s Jason and Colleen Ackerman at the Mixed Provincial champions. After losing out in the last three mixed provincial titles dating back to 2015, they were able to lift the trophy at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club on Sunday.

Mintos forward Josh Pillar scored on the backhand to tie the game in the first period.
Mintos forward Josh Pillar scored on the backhand to tie the game in the first period. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Mintos' backs against the wall as Hounds take 2-0 finals lead

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 24, 2018 - 9:40pm

After their 3-2 defeat Saturday at the Art Hauser Centre, the Prince Albert Mintos have their backs against the wall against a team that’s lost just six times in 52 total games this season—the Notre Dame Hounds.

Mackenzie Emmerson of the Carlton Crusaders fights for a rebound on the offensive end in the 5A Hoopla bronze medal game against the Centennial Chargers from Saskatoon.
Mackenzie Emmerson of the Carlton Crusaders fights for a rebound on the offensive end in the 5A Hoopla bronze medal game against the Centennial Chargers from Saskatoon. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Crusaders win bronze at P.A. Hoopla

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 24, 2018 - 8:25pm

On Friday night after their 5A Girls semifinals defeat to the Aden Bowman Bears, Carlton Crusaders forward Mackenzie Emmerson said she wanted her final game in her high school basketball career to be a victory and a Hoopla medal.

Crusaders guard Payton Izsak drives the line in a fierce battle against the Aden Bowman Bears Friday at St. Mary.
Crusaders guard Payton Izsak drives the line in a fierce battle against the Aden Bowman Bears Friday at St. Mary. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Crusaders fall to Bears in 5A Hoopla semifinals, still going for a medal

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 23, 2018 - 10:33pm

Coming in as the top-ranked team from Saskatoon in the 5A Girls division, the Aden Bowman Bears can be intimidating for any opponent they will face at the 2018 Hoopla high school basketball provincials this weekend in Prince Albert.

Crusaders guard Gage Grassick scores a runner in the dying seconds of the second half, despite the attention of Riffel Royals' defender Payton Huber.
Crusaders guard Gage Grassick scores a runner in the dying seconds of the second half, despite the attention of Riffel Royals' defender Payton Huber. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Crusaders ride the sea of red fans to Hoopla victory

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 22, 2018 - 10:32pm

The Carlton Crusaders didn’t disappoint the red, rowdy and rambunctious CPAC crowd on Thursday night. The Crusaders tipped off their 2018 Hoopla journey with a 76-55 win over the Riffel Royals from Regina in the 5A Girls division.

Carlton Crusaders senior girls basketball players Mackenzie Emmerson and Payton Izsak addressed the crowd at the 2018 Hoopla press conference Wednesday at Carlton.
Carlton Crusaders senior girls basketball players Mackenzie Emmerson and Payton Izsak addressed the crowd at the 2018 Hoopla press conference Wednesday at Carlton. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Crusaders and other area teams jacked up for Hoopla

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

It’s the 39th Hoopla Provincial High School Basketball Championships tournament and the first in Prince Albert since 1996, but the Carlton Crusaders senior girls are ready to take on their role as host.

‘That was stupid': Habscheid frustrated with Blades' play in P.A. loss

By Jeff D'Andrea
March 16, 2018 - 10:07pm Updated: March 17, 2018 - 8:46am

When Prince Albert Raiders head coach Marc Habscheid gets frustrated, he can usually hide it pretty well behind a joke or a few hockey clichés. But Habscheid had no intentions of concealing his feelings after the Raiders fell 2-1 to the Saskatoon Blades on Friday at the Art Hauser Centre.

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