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Northern Axperts bring axe-citing new sport to Sudbury.

Northern Axperts bring axe-citing new sport to Sudbury.

Calling all Lumberjacks and Lumberjills, Sudbury finally has the perfect place for axe-wielding, plaid-adorning fun. Northern Axperts officially opened last Thursday, March 2nd in the back of Peddler’s Pub on Cedar St. downtown. The new game brings an exciting edge to entertainment in Sudbury. The sport is kind of like darts but more “bad-axe”. Essentially, you grab onto an axe, throw it straight ahead and hopefully end with a successful thud into the boards lined with targets. When playing the game in competition each hit will allow you points. Games consist of five throws in a game and three...

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Sudbury Wolves Recap: Tough stretch at Home.

Sudbury Wolves Recap: Tough stretch at Home.

The Wolfpack had a frustrating home game doubleheader on Friday the 17th and Sunday the 19th. The Wolves faced off with both the North Bay Battalion (3-2), and Niagara Icedogs (5-4).  North Bay sits at 8th in the Eastern conference two spots behind the Wolves, and Niagara sits one position behind them at 7th.  A playoff berth is still in sight for Sudbury at 6th. Both games were very hotly contested and had the crowds on the edge of their seats in excitement. But this pair of matchups would not go their way, despite valiant efforts.  Strong performances were...

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Sudbury Wolves Recap: Wolves turn in winning week!

Sudbury Wolves Recap: Wolves turn in winning week!

The Sudbury Wolves have had an incredible week of hockey. In a rare spot in the season, three home games took place in the Sudbury Community Arena starting on the 11th, wrapping up on the 15th.  The Wolves faced off with three very tough teams to start 2017 at home, starting with the Soo Greyhounds, followed by the North Bay Battalion and closing with a matchup with the Mississauga Steelheads. Following these three games, they sit at sixth in the Eastern Conference and 14th overall, with a record of 19-19 and 43 points keeping the dream of a post-season...

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Laurentian Voyageurs Girls Hockey Team

Varsity Profile: Triple Threat, Lady Vees Hockey

Stats: Name:  Samantha Morell, Taylor Weber, Taylor Philip Jersey #: 25, 88, 17 Position: Right Wing, Center, Forward Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: Ripe, Tap house, DiGusto Favourite Store in Sudbury:  Treasure Hunt, Bulk Barn Sitting at 4th place in the OUA, the Laurentian Voyageurs Women’s Hockey team is poised to make another strong run this season, after making history last year in what was their first post-season appearance. Currently rebounding from a tough two game streak with a huge 4-1 victory over Brock, who find themselves just behind Laurentian in the standings.  The big win brings the Lady Vees...

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Local Muay Thai Gym Owner Represented Canada in the WAKO Pan-Am Games

Local Muay Thai Gym Owner Represented Canada in the WAKO Pan-Am Games

Scott Bartlett a local Mauy Thai gym owner represented Canada and Sudbury Martial Arts at the 9th annual WAKO Pan-Am games in Cancun Mexico. After a successful night at Northern Fights 2 at the Caruso Club, Scott himself and his two fighters took home the sweeping victory for Melbrook Martial Arts Academy. This was an amazing display of Scott’s high level skill, but this was a warm up.October 26th to 29th Scott represented Canada in the World Organization of Kickboxing Associations 9th annual Pan-am games! He and several Canadian fighters met in Cancun Mexico to show case what Canada...

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Varsity Athlete Profile: Charlie Millen LU Men’s Hockey

Varsity Athlete Profile: Charlie Millen LU Men’s Hockey

Stats: Height:  6 ft Weight:   185 lbs Number: #29 Position:  Goalie Favourite Store in Sudbury: Reg Wilkinson Mens Fine Clothing Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: Bella Vita Cucina Social Media: @charlie.millen Charlie Millen, a fourth year Human Kinetics student, and Laurentian Voyageur’s resident net minder sat down with us to discuss the season thus far and helped us get to know the man behind the mask, (goalie mask that is). Laurentian is currently early in the regular season sitting at 4-6, having recently experienced a bit of a winning streak prior to recent upsets to Concordia and McGill, and the Voyageurs currently sit at...

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Varsity Athlete Profile: Liam Ezzard

Varsity Athlete Profile: Liam Ezzard

Stats:  Height: 6ft Weight: 165 lbs Number: #11 Position: Right attacking mid-fielder Favourite Store in Sudbury: Walmart Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: Buzzy Browns Social Media: @Ezzard14 He is one of the team leaders on the score board, Liam Ezzard represents the Laurentian Voyageurs on the pitch with 5 goals and an assist in the first 12 games of the season. Liam is currently in his third year of five at Laurentian taking Con-Ed, with a double major of FSL (French as a second language) and Geography. He came to Laurentian University for the opportunity to become a teacher and...

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Laurentian Varsity Schedule

Laurentian Varsity Schedule

LAURENTIAN MENS SOCER SEPTEMBER 2016 Saturday, September 3: RMC  vs. LU @ Navy Bay 2:15 PM Sunday, September 4:  Queen’s vs. LU @ Miklas-McCarney Field 2:15 PM Sunday, Septemner 11: LU vs. Nipissing @ LU Soccer Fields 2:15 PM Saturday, September 17: LU vs. Trent @ LU Soccer Fields 2:15 PM Sunday, September 18: LU vs. UOIT  @ LU Soccer Fields 2:15 PM Friday, September 23: Carleton vs. LU  @ Keith Harris Stadium 7:15 PM OCTOBER 2016 Saturday, October 1: Nipissing vs. LU @ Nipissing Field 12:00 PM Sunday, October 2: Ryerson vs. LU @ Downsview Park 1:00 PM...

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Christina Best- Sudbury’s Own National Champ

Christina Best- Sudbury’s Own National Champ

Christina Best is a modern martial artist, a mother and a mentor. Don’t let these photos fool you; she is a badass, but she’s also one of the friendliest people around. Christina trains out of Melbrook Martial Arts Academy, where she can be found almost every day, either smashing Thai pads, the heavy bag, or as acting instructor during Women’s only classes. Recently, Christina has been very busy, with fighting in the featured bout of Northern Fights (a local amateur promotion), followed by winning the National Championship for WAKO in her weight division. We sat down with Christina to...

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Strength Training for Golf: What you Need to Know

Strength Training for Golf: What you Need to Know

If you’ve seen the latest Nike or Adidas golf commercials you may be wondering, is this a golf ad or a CrossFit commercial? Golf companies are now marketing some of the best and brightest stars in the game as athletes – just like in any other sport. While you’ll still spot the occasional John Daly-esque physique on the course, more and more golfers are hitting the gym and look like well-conditioned athletes. If you want to improve your game this summer, work on getting stronger and more mobile, says Certified Personal Trainer, Oscar Cano.  “In golf, you need to...

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