Ken Alexander

A event winners included from left: lead Rob Tarcor; second Carly Backer; third Lori Freeman; and skip Roger Kaleta.

Curlers keen to toss rocks at Saint Paddy’s Day Spiel

One out-of-town team joins 25 local teams for Irish competition

A event winners included from left: lead Rob Tarcor; second Carly Backer; third Lori Freeman; and skip Roger Kaleta.
Kamloops RCMP pick up Sheldon Nipshank who was on the lam.

Sheldon William Nipshank back in Quesnel provincial court after bench warrant arrest

Former local resident fled and disappeared when released from custody in January

Kamloops RCMP pick up Sheldon Nipshank who was on the lam.
Sheldon William Nipshank back in custody

Sheldon William Nipshank back in Quesnel provincial court

Former local resident fled and disappeared when released from custody in January

Sheldon William Nipshank back in custody
Quesnel Midget Thunder seniors moving on as Provincial champs

Quesnel Midget Thunder seniors moving on as Provincial champs

Winning Midget Tier 2 Provincials legacy: Cinderella stories they’ll be able to tell their children

Quesnel Midget Thunder seniors moving on as Provincial champs
Members of Quesnel’s Valois Kung-fu Club competed in Smithers on March 10and came home with mitt full of gold. Team members included head instructor Marc Valois, left, Canyon Neufeld, Kao Fish, Ben Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham, Jacob Higgins, Sean Cunningham and Corey Neufeld.                                SUBMITTED PHOTO

Quesnel’s Valois Kung-fu Club scoops gold in Smithers

Six of seven Kung-fu Club competitors bring home medals, bragging rights

Members of Quesnel’s Valois Kung-fu Club competed in Smithers on March 10and came home with mitt full of gold. Team members included head instructor Marc Valois, left, Canyon Neufeld, Kao Fish, Ben Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham, Jacob Higgins, Sean Cunningham and Corey Neufeld.                                SUBMITTED PHOTO
Quesnel Junior School students skied well at championships

Quesnel Junior School students skied well at championships

BCSS Alpine Championships attracted 30 schools and 280 skiers

Quesnel Junior School students skied well at championships
Quesnel resident Emma Lee had a good run in the Jackpot Junior 2 event as she rode Smoke to a first-place finish in the Second Division in a time of 16.349 seconds and picked up $28 at the pay window. The event was held at Alex Fraser Park Arena on March 18.

Barrel racers competitive and gallop for some good times

BCBRA Fall/Spring Series barrel racing event held at Alex Fraser Park Arena in Quesnel

Quesnel resident Emma Lee had a good run in the Jackpot Junior 2 event as she rode Smoke to a first-place finish in the Second Division in a time of 16.349 seconds and picked up $28 at the pay window. The event was held at Alex Fraser Park Arena on March 18.
Younger figure skaters are crowd pleasers at local club’s Gala presentations

Younger figure skaters are crowd pleasers at local club’s Gala presentations

Quesnel Figure Skating Club hosted 2018 Gala and skaters performed in front of large crowd

Younger figure skaters are crowd pleasers at local club’s Gala presentations
Quesnel Thunder skate away with Midget Tier 2 Provincial championship

Quesnel Thunder skate away with Midget Tier 2 Provincial championship

Quesnel Midget team showed winning races to puck, winning battles equates to winning games

Quesnel Thunder skate away with Midget Tier 2 Provincial championship
Quesnel Atom Selects were ‘sky-hi’ after winning Fiesta Cup

Quesnel Atom Selects were ‘sky-hi’ after winning Fiesta Cup

Thunder players showed their grit as they came from behind in semifinal and final games

Quesnel Atom Selects were ‘sky-hi’ after winning Fiesta Cup

Quesnel advances to championship finals with a 5-3 win over Fort St. John

Midget Tier 2 Provincial championship game should be a barn burner

Quesnel Thunder team captain Mike Wright made a great rush around the Coquitlam defence, cut for the net but failed to get it by the visiting goalie during the March 21 action in the Midget Tier 2 Provincials. Wright tried to jump over the goalie but clipped him on the way by and ended up with a two-minute interference penalty.                                KEN ALEXANDER PHOTO

Quesnel starts slow but gears up to dominating performance

Thunder have another outstanding third period in Midget Tier 2 Provincials

Quesnel Thunder team captain Mike Wright made a great rush around the Coquitlam defence, cut for the net but failed to get it by the visiting goalie during the March 21 action in the Midget Tier 2 Provincials. Wright tried to jump over the goalie but clipped him on the way by and ended up with a two-minute interference penalty.                                KEN ALEXANDER PHOTO
Local gymnasts performed well at Burnaby event

Local gymnasts performed well at Burnaby event

Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club had great showing at Provincial Championships

Local gymnasts performed well at Burnaby event
Quesnel Thunder scored first goal on a seeing-eye shot from high slot after putting in front of Kamloops goalie and making it tough for him to see the puck.                                KEN ALEXANDER PHOTO

Thunder come back against Kamloops but late power-play goal deflated tires

Quesnel got some lessons – good and bad – last night they need to learn to win Provincial title

Quesnel Thunder scored first goal on a seeing-eye shot from high slot after putting in front of Kamloops goalie and making it tough for him to see the puck.                                KEN ALEXANDER PHOTO
Kaden Ekstrom was in the zone between the pipes for the Quesnel Thunder and he was happy to have Zachery Spencer beside him to clear the Cowichan players from in front of his goal crease. The Thunder lowered the boom on Chowichan 6-2.

Cowichan skated hard but fell 6-2 to Quesnel on March 20

Visitors ran into penalty problems and Quesnel Thunder whipped in two power-play goals

Kaden Ekstrom was in the zone between the pipes for the Quesnel Thunder and he was happy to have Zachery Spencer beside him to clear the Cowichan players from in front of his goal crease. The Thunder lowered the boom on Chowichan 6-2.
Local skier Markus Kadenbach, 6, performed well during the dual slalom event at Troll Ski Resort on Mar. 10-11. He was one of 106 skiers who enjoyed the fun and friendly races at the Nancy Greene North Zone Festival.
Local skier Markus Kadenbach, 6, performed well during the dual slalom event at Troll Ski Resort on Mar. 10-11. He was one of 106 skiers who enjoyed the fun and friendly races at the Nancy Greene North Zone Festival.
Midget team captain Mike Wright, right, sent a message one minute into Quesnel’s opening game of the Midget Tier 2 Provincial championship - the home-town team is going to be laying on the body during this tournament.                                KEN ALEXANDER PHOTO

Quesnel Midgets skate to a come-from-behind victory in first game of Provincials

Local goalie Jakob Drapeau stopped 48 shots for win in Tier 2 Midget championship

Midget team captain Mike Wright, right, sent a message one minute into Quesnel’s opening game of the Midget Tier 2 Provincial championship - the home-town team is going to be laying on the body during this tournament.                                KEN ALEXANDER PHOTO
Quesnel sledge hockey player James Gemmell is heading to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Melanie Law photo

Canada earns second Paralympic Games silver in 20 years

Held 1-0 lead in para hockey game from 12:06 of first to dying seconds of third and lost in overtime

Quesnel sledge hockey player James Gemmell is heading to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Melanie Law photo
Charlottetown, PE - December 4 2016 - Game 2 - Canada vs. Norway during the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge at the MacLauchlan Arena in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)

James Gemmell enjoying 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games

But it’s all business – stay in Village, practice, play games and get a lot of rest

Charlottetown, PE - December 4 2016 - Game 2 - Canada vs. Norway during the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge at the MacLauchlan Arena in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)
Claire Elden (Sr. Girls): competed in three Biathlon BC Cup 4 races and had eighth-, 10th- and 11th-place finishes                                Reese Hamelin (Jr. Boys) competed in six Biathlon BC Cup 4 races and had two eighth-, two ninth-, an 11th- and 12th-place finishes.

Quesnel Biathlon Club members had a good year

Youth combined skiing speed and endurance with shooting accuracy

Claire Elden (Sr. Girls): competed in three Biathlon BC Cup 4 races and had eighth-, 10th- and 11th-place finishes                                Reese Hamelin (Jr. Boys) competed in six Biathlon BC Cup 4 races and had two eighth-, two ninth-, an 11th- and 12th-place finishes.