Hay River


After a week of tough competition, Team NWT finished third overall in the medal standings with 115 uluit, behind Team Yukon with 121 and Team Alaska with 190.

There were only two NWT teams in action on the last day of competition, the midget and bantam boys’ hockey teams.


Medals rained for Team NWT’s biathletes and speed skaters again in Whitehorse.

Speed skater Isaac Wideman earned another gold medal, this time in the 666-metre speed skating race. Rachel Latour won a silver and Kirianne Ashley and James Thomas both won broze, bringing the team’s total to 24.

The snowshoe and ski biathletes are nipping at the skaters’ heels with 22.


The Northwest Territories' junior girls curling skip Janis O'Keefe leans over the pool table, eyeing angles and contemplating her next move. After a moment involving much giggling and clever digs from her teammates, her brow unfurrows itself and she gamely strikes the cue ball, grinning broadly.

She misses, spectacularly.


Team NWT earned 13 more medals on Tuesday to keep a solid hold on third place – with 11 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze uluit – and stayed within two of second-place Yukon, and first-place Alaska. Yamal came up in fourth place with 29 medals.


They’re beginning to make a habit of it.

The NWT speed skating and biathlon teams pulled in more medals at the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse on Tuesday, bringing their total tally to 24 ulus.


It was a banner day for Hay River’s Crook family at the Grey Mountain biathlon venue for the Arctic Winter Games.

Brothers Clell and Kjel and sister Michaela each took home silver ulu medals in the morning’s snowshoe biathlon individual event, along with Fort McPherson racer Destiny Robert.

The biathletes kicked off what became a fast-growing litany of medals for Team NWT.


Biathlon and speed skating athletes led Team NWT to third place in the medals after the first full day of competition on Monday.

Although tied with Yukon for second with 21 ulus – six gold, seven silver and eight bronze – Yukon's six-gold, nine-silver and six-bronze-medal day put them into second spot behind Alaska which finished first with 26 ulus.

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