Whitehorse Daily Star

March 29, 2017

 HUSKIES STORM BACK

Photo by Marissa Tiel

HUSKIES STORM BACK – Whitehorse Huskies Brett Roulston and Rob Stuckey celebrate a goal during second-period Coy Cup action at Takhini Arena last night. Down by one after the first period, the Huskies staged a comeback to win their first game of the tournament against the North Island Capitals 6-3. The Huskies continue their quest for the BC Hockey Senior AA championship tonight when they take on the Terrace River Kings at 7 p.m.

SENDING WINTER INTO HISTORY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SENDING WINTER INTO HISTORY – The 19th annual Burning Away the Winter Blues event took place last Saturday evening. Hundreds of people celebrated the solstice.

SUCCESS WAS THE WORD

Photo by Marissa Tiel

SUCCESS WAS THE WORD – John Kempis and Nathan Cross, members of Tiger Taekwondo Yukon, a new taekwondo club in Whitehorse, pose for photographs at Peak Fitness after returning from their first competition with gold and silver medals.

INVENTION TAKES TO THE TRAILS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

INVENTION TAKES TO THE TRAILS – Whitehorse resident Doug Hitch is seen with the ‘Ski Claws’ he has invented and patented for cross-country skiing. The Cold Climate Innovation program at Yukon College helped him. The claws will be available for members of the public to try out at the Chadburn Lake ski trails from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Hitch has two types of bindings on 10 skis so people can use their own boots.

PRE-FESTIVAL JAMMING

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

PRE-FESTIVAL JAMMING – Ragn Royal, Manus Hopkins and Brendan Butler, left-right, jam a tune Wednesday afternoon in the Splintered Craft recording studio. The three are part of the five-piece band WaRRmAuth, which will perform Friday evening at Break Fest at Splintered Craft. The festival will begin at 7:00 this evening with the bands The Egg Yukes, Raw Youth Movement and William Symanski. There will also be a Friday noon show.

ACTION ON THE SLOPES

Photo by Marissa Tiel

ACTION ON THE SLOPES – Sammy Mather takes part in the 2017 Yukon Slopestyle Championships at Mt. Sima on Saturday. Mather was first in the 15-16 category with a best run score of 297.50. Snowboard Yukon held their territorial championships at Mt. Sima last weekend with slopestyle taking over the park on Saturday and boardercross running on Sunday.