Author Archives: NixonsCan

About NixonsCan

World-travelled ecologist interested in energy, food & water challenges, photography, poetry and music.

A photo for you, Adam Herold, Humboldt Broncos

As parents, as hockey parents, living in Calgary, we were deeply saddened by the tragic incident involving the Humboldt Broncos team last week. As a hockey photographer, the realization that Adam Herold, the youngest of the athletes to lose his … Continue reading

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Flash, bang, wallop: Calgary Fire White win the Alberta Provincial Championship (Bantam Female Elite) 2018

A season of hard work: all teams. A moment of celebration: one team. Calgary Fire White bussed it 716 km north to Grande Prairie and went back home with the Alberta Provincial Champions (Bantam Female Elite) banner on Sunday with … Continue reading

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Calgary Fire White Progress to Provincial Playoffs

Three from Mia The Calgary Fire White built on their winning performance in game one, the previous day to confirm their place in this year’s Alberta provincial playoffs. It wasn’t an easy ride as Olds Grizzly’s fought hard to stay … Continue reading

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Suto scores twice in Fire White’s win over Grizzlys

  Coming off a first-round win over Red Deer, the Grizzlys roared into action in the opening period of their first round two game against Girls Hockey Calgary (GHC) Fire White. The Olds team got just reward for their early … Continue reading

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Hockey by the Numbers

  The Number on the back How important is the number on the back of a hockey player? Not as much as the crest on the front, but still enough for players, if they are famous enough, to use that number … Continue reading

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Young Women Wrestling

    Madison Sartain was still in junior high school (grade 7) when she started wrestling with older girls at Bonnyville Centralized High School (BCHS). Within two years she was winning events at the University of Alberta and got the … Continue reading

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Calgary’s got Soul in the City @calgaryfolkfest

Soul Town Cow Town became Soul Town on Saturday night at the Calgary Festival Hall. The Inglewood venue, in partnership with Calgary Folk Music Festival, hosted Soul in the City: Volume 2-A Seat at the Table, one of a series … Continue reading

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