Jeff D'Andrea

Prairie Central speed skater Daniel Pauli won the 3000-metre race on Wednesday, one of his three gold medals and five total medals of his Saskatchewan Winter Games.
Prairie Central speed skater Daniel Pauli won the 3000-metre race on Wednesday, one of his three gold medals and five total medals of his Saskatchewan Winter Games. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Prairie Central shines in speed skating

By Jeff D'Andrea
February 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Prairie Central district was downright dominant at the speed skating events for the Saskatchewan Winter Games. Of the 10 speed skating events held at the Battleford Arena Monday to Wednesday, Prairie Central teamed up for six golds and 12 total medals.

Tansi, the white-tailed deer mascot for the Saskatchewan Games, is fitted with a Team Lakeland jacket during Lakeland's pep rally Saturday at the Ches Leach Lounge.
Tansi, the white-tailed deer mascot for the Saskatchewan Games, is fitted with a Team Lakeland jacket during Lakeland's pep rally Saturday at the Ches Leach Lounge. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Lakeland fired up for Sask Winter Games

By Jeff D'Andrea
February 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Team Lakeland will be sending 200 athletes, coaches, manager and mission staff to the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford Feb. 18-24.

Many of them gathered at the Ches Leach Lounge for a pep rally on Saturday leading into the event.

Linden Vey is the lone Saskatchewan-born player to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Linden Vey is the lone Saskatchewan-born player to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Hockey Canada

Wakaw mayor declares ‘Vey Day’ to honour its hockey Olympian

By Jeff D'Andrea
February 7, 2018 - 10:00am

When the Canadian Olympic Men’s Hockey Team was announced on Jan. 11, only one player hailing from the province of Saskatchewan was included.

That of course is Wakaw’s own Linden Vey, and his small town of 1,000 people are making sure he knows how proud they are.

Tristen Elder was traded from the Humboldt Broncos to the Melfort Mustangs on Wednesday, his childhood favourite team.
Tristen Elder was traded from the Humboldt Broncos to the Melfort Mustangs on Wednesday, his childhood favourite team. Submitted photo/Marla Possberg

Respect your Elder, traded to his childhood Mustangs

By Jeff D'Andrea
November 1, 2017 - 5:55pm Updated: November 1, 2017 - 10:47pm

Tristen Elder grew up in Kinistino, about a 15-minute drive to watch his Melfort Mustangs play. Now, he’ll make that same drive to the rink every day to actually play for that team.