Paul Wilson celebrates winning solution

By Alex Gallacher At the end of what would’ve been the 2020-21 season, the OJHL’s Whitby Fury weren’t drawing very well. The team was among the bottom in attendance and needed a change, enter owner…

Pandemic continues drawing people to Nordic trails

By Stephen Petrick For so many, the last two years of the pandemic has included our winters of discontent. The COVID crisis, which we now know is worsened in winter, leads to shuttered schools, boarded…

Ice racers ready to slide into new season

By Stephen Petrick The coolest type of car racing is (pandemic pending) set to return to Minden this winter. Ice racing was originally scheduled to resume at the Minden fairgrounds on the weekend of Jan.…

No shot at Canadian National Pond Hockey this…

The Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships is cancelled for 2022. The multi-day outdoor hockey tournament was hoping to return to action after a two-year pause caused by the pandemic. This year it was scheduled to…

Ice racing enthusiast starting one cool school

By Stephen Petrick Zack Wenzel has studied his favourite sport from the top of the snowbanks at Minden Fairgrounds for years. Now, he hopes to pass on his knowledge and keep the culture of ice…

Minden Skating Club unearths missing history

By Nick Bernard As far as Jane Symons understood, 2021 was very much the 50th anniversary of the Minden Skating Club. An email with Skate Canada even confirmed it – the Minden Figure Club was…

Get to know the Huskies: Ryan Hall

By Alex Gallacher Ryan Hall scored his first career OJHL earlier this season against the Toronto Patriots on Oct. 27, and since then Hall has been a substantial addition to the Huskies blue line. Adding…

Huskies and Cougars fight to a tie in…

By Alex Gallacher After the double-overtime period solved nothing, the Haliburton County Huskies and Cobourg Cougars had to settle for a 3-3 tie Friday night in Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) action at the S.G.…

Pond hockey plans for return

By Darren Lum “Pondimonium” is back and the hope is it serves as another step towards life before the pandemic, said John Teljeur, organizer of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships. After a two-year hiatus,…

Sowing the seeds of success

HHSS Co-Op Series By Darren Lum The following is the first in a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and…