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Braidyn Browne gives it his best shot at a play day held at the Prince Rupert Middle School gym to give students an idea of what it is like to play sports as a persons in a wheelchair. . (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert students spend a day in someone else’s chair

Northern Adapted Sports Association visited PRMS and the elementary schools

Braidyn Browne gives it his best shot at a play day held at the Prince Rupert Middle School gym to give students an idea of what it is like to play sports as a persons in a wheelchair. . (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Mason Dileta looks to inbound the ball against the defending Tyler Jones during an inter-squad scrimmage among the Charles Hays Senior Rainmakers boys basketball team on Dec. 14. The Rainmakers were supposed to play a pair of season opening games at Charles Hays during the weekend, but bus and highway difficulties encountered by their opponents Caledonia and Nisga’a led to both games being cancelled. The team didn’t allow this to slow their intensity levels at all though, giving their teammates no quarter as they played a mock game in place of the real thing. Head coach Mel Bishop liked what he saw out of the boys, saying that the competitive nature of the scrimmage is a good sign heading into the eventual start of the Rainmakers season. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Charles Hays Rainmakers reschedule, Jim Ciccone Memorial Rainmaker Alumni Tourney underway

Rainmakers senior boys wait for season to get underway following Kermodes cancellation

Mason Dileta looks to inbound the ball against the defending Tyler Jones during an inter-squad scrimmage among the Charles Hays Senior Rainmakers boys basketball team on Dec. 14. The Rainmakers were supposed to play a pair of season opening games at Charles Hays during the weekend, but bus and highway difficulties encountered by their opponents Caledonia and Nisga’a led to both games being cancelled. The team didn’t allow this to slow their intensity levels at all though, giving their teammates no quarter as they played a mock game in place of the real thing. Head coach Mel Bishop liked what he saw out of the boys, saying that the competitive nature of the scrimmage is a good sign heading into the eventual start of the Rainmakers season. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Ray Hallock photo                                Rampage goalie Kieran Sharpe dives to make a save on River Kings captain Steve Cullis as the rival teams met at the Terrace Sportsplex on Dec. 14. Despite Sharpe’s best efforts, the barrage of shots was too much to withstand as the home side came away with a 6-3 victory.

River Kings double up the Rampage to take back first place

Terrace peppers Prince Rupert net in rebound victory over rivals

Ray Hallock photo                                Rampage goalie Kieran Sharpe dives to make a save on River Kings captain Steve Cullis as the rival teams met at the Terrace Sportsplex on Dec. 14. Despite Sharpe’s best efforts, the barrage of shots was too much to withstand as the home side came away with a 6-3 victory.
(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Dance Academy of Prince Rupert tip toe their way toward Christmas

DAPR put on their annual Christmas showcase at the Lester Centre of the Arts

(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Ava Clarance will be heading home to Fort St. John in February to compete in the B.C. Games, following her impressive showing in coming first place at the zone trials in Terrace on Dec. 7. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Ava Clarance vaults into Rupert gymnastics history

Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association sending first ever athlete to B.C. Winter Games

Ava Clarance will be heading home to Fort St. John in February to compete in the B.C. Games, following her impressive showing in coming first place at the zone trials in Terrace on Dec. 7. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Sports Briefs: Skating, Seawolves and Rainmakers basketball
Sports Briefs: Skating, Seawolves and Rainmakers basketball
PRPA Community Investment Fund hits its target once again

PRPA Community Investment Fund hits its target once again

Prince Rupert Port Authority contributes $29,500 to revitalization of Rod and Gun Club

PRPA Community Investment Fund hits its target once again
Karlie Fudger has been dancing for 12 years, during which time she has won numerous awards and competitions. She is now taking part in the renowned IDO competition in Poland.

MVP of the Week | To Poland and beyond: Fudger hits the global stage

Karlie Fudger is living up to the family name, and taking her dancing talents to the global stage

Karlie Fudger has been dancing for 12 years, during which time she has won numerous awards and competitions. She is now taking part in the renowned IDO competition in Poland.
Terrace River Kings Mason Richey celebrates a third period goal during CIHL action on Saturday at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. The celebration was short-lived with the Prince Rupert Rampage adding two more goals to post an 8-5 victory during Rupert’s Hometown Hockey weekend. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Cook serves up the icing on the cake for Prince Rupert

Triumphant home return for Josh Cook as Rampage roll River Kings on Hometown Hockey weekend

Terrace River Kings Mason Richey celebrates a third period goal during CIHL action on Saturday at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. The celebration was short-lived with the Prince Rupert Rampage adding two more goals to post an 8-5 victory during Rupert’s Hometown Hockey weekend. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
The Northern View’s Alex Kurial gets to sit down in the Rogers Hometown Hockey mobile studio, a one of its kind mobile in the world, as he interviews host Ron MacLean. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

EXCLUSIVE | Ron MacLean on Prince Rupert: “A kaleidoscope for the eyes”

Rogers Hometown Hockey host on Canucks, B.C.’s First Nations story and hockey’s new reflection phase

The Northern View’s Alex Kurial gets to sit down in the Rogers Hometown Hockey mobile studio, a one of its kind mobile in the world, as he interviews host Ron MacLean. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
The Northern View reporter, Alex Kurial, caught up with Tara Slone, host of Hometown Hockey and discussed her time in Prince Rupert, women in sports and working with MacLean. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

EXCLUSIVE: Slone on Prince Rupert, working with MacLean and women in sports

Tara Slone, host of Rogers Hometown Hockey, sat down with reporter Alex Kurial for an interview

The Northern View reporter, Alex Kurial, caught up with Tara Slone, host of Hometown Hockey and discussed her time in Prince Rupert, women in sports and working with MacLean. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Alex Kurial caught up with legendary Vancouver Canucks goaltender at Rogers Hometown Hockey (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

EXCLUSIVE: Kirk McLean on first time in Prince Rupert, changing nature of goaltending and Canucks outlook

Alex Kurial caught up with legendary Vancouver Canucks goaltender at Rogers Hometown Hockey

Alex Kurial caught up with legendary Vancouver Canucks goaltender at Rogers Hometown Hockey (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Brett Stava works to make sure the Rampage players have the sharpest skates possible before they take the ice. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Rink ready, for the Rampage, minor hockey and more

Plenty of maintenance work ensures the Civic Centre’s ice surface is in pristine condition

Brett Stava works to make sure the Rampage players have the sharpest skates possible before they take the ice. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Rampage player Rylan Burns visits with an Acropolis Manor resident and family member during 2018 Halloween celebrations at the Manor. (Submitted by Rupert Rampage)

Prince Rupert Rampage in the community

A focus on giving back makes the team popular both on and off the ice

Prince Rupert Rampage player Rylan Burns visits with an Acropolis Manor resident and family member during 2018 Halloween celebrations at the Manor. (Submitted by Rupert Rampage)
PRMS principal Michele Cross plays an important assist in Steve Goodtime’s final act. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

School’s out for hockey

Hometown Hockey made a stop at Prince Rupert Middle School on Friday afternoon

PRMS principal Michele Cross plays an important assist in Steve Goodtime’s final act. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Rainmakers forward Kai Leighton goes up for the uncontested layup against Prince George during play last season. Leighton, along with fellow Rupert athletes Tyler Jones and Caden Pagens, are all vying for the final 10 spots on the U19 male team. (Nick Laws photo)

Prince Rupert athletes headed to North American Indigenous Games

Team B.C. basketball selections mean plenty of representation for Prince Rupert

Rainmakers forward Kai Leighton goes up for the uncontested layup against Prince George during play last season. Leighton, along with fellow Rupert athletes Tyler Jones and Caden Pagens, are all vying for the final 10 spots on the U19 male team. (Nick Laws photo)
(Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Hometown Hockey less than 24 hours away

Tara Slone touring Prince Rupert in advance of the weekend event

(Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Under the half moon… Hometown Hockey has arrived in Prince Rupert. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert wooed by Hometown Hockey, going over the top to answer the call

City is excited to showcase Prince Rupert’s livability — and hockey fandom — on the national stage

Under the half moon… Hometown Hockey has arrived in Prince Rupert. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Jim Lessard hit a low point when his hockey career ended and he turned to drugs and alcohol. He is now on a positive road to recovery though, and even playing hockey again. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week | Positive transitions: Jim Lessard recovering on and off the ice

Former hockey pro is once again fostering a positive relationship with life and the game he loves

Jim Lessard hit a low point when his hockey career ended and he turned to drugs and alcohol. He is now on a positive road to recovery though, and even playing hockey again. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)