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9TuesdayApril22013moreyearstocomeWhitenoted.DavidgeandBrodeurstillattendPtubeveryyear.Overthe30yearsskiersfromallovertheNorthhavecometoskiintheclassicfreestyleandsprintracesopentoparticipantsfromagessixto70.Patishighlyregardedasoneofthebestskitrailgroomersinthecountry-abigreasonforthegreatski-ingwehaveeveryspringatPtubheadded.ManyotherPtubersgoontocompeteatthena-tionallevel.Ptub2013willshowcaseanumberofoldphotographsnewspaperarticlesandmem-orabiliafromthe80sand90sWhitetoldTheJournal.Therewillalsobeaspecialskibandanarecognizingtheanniversary.Wellshowhowfarwevecomein30yearsandjusthavealotoffunWhitesaid.ItsAprilsoitswarmerandtherewillbemusicandgoodfood...Itsnotoneofthoseeventsthatisaboutwinningatallcostsitsallaboutspringski-ingandrecreationandgettingmorepeopleparticipatingjustajoyfulwaytowrapuptheskiseasonreally.WhiterecalledanincidentacoupleyearsagowheretwocompetitiveyoungwomenonefromHayRiverandonefromYellowknifeweregoingheadtoheadinaclassic-stylerace.Theseweretwotopskiersandoneofthegirlsbrokeherpolesoshejustthrewthetogether30yearslaternniversarywithalookbackotheroneawayandstartedskiingwithoutpoles.Wellthenhercompetitoralsothrewherpolesawayandskiedwithoutthemaswelljusttomakeitfair.ThatsPtubWhitesaid.Whilethebulkofthepar-ticipantsonaverageabout100ayeartendtoocktoPtubfromtheYellowknifeHayRiverandFortSmithareasthereisagroupfromFortProvidencescheduledtomakeanappearancethisyearaswellWhitesaid.ThiswillbethefirsttimewevehadkidsfromFortProvidenceinyearssowerereallylookingfor-wardtothat.Ptub2013isalsoplan-ningtohostaminibiath-loneventforthefirsttimeonSaturday.Itwassuchacoldwin-terandwerecognizethatanumberofothercommunityskibiathloneventswerecancelledforkidssowethoughtwedofferoneWhitesaid.ThedeadlinetoregisterforthisyearsPtubracesisApr.4atmidnight.RacesbeginatnoononSaturdayand1100a.m.Sunday.Formoreinformationvisitwww.hayriverskiclub.com.PhotoscourtesyofBobWhiteChristopherLiretteofHayRiverpreparesforthejuniorboysclassicatPtub2011.HewasnamedNWTJuniorMaleAthleteoftheyearin2011.BRIEFSSPORTSFortMcPhersongirlwinssilveratHaywoodSkiNationalsAnnahHanthornofFortMcPhersontookhomethesilvermedalinthejuniorgirlscategorylastTuesdayatthe2013HaywoodCrossCountrySkiNationalsatWhistlerOlympicParkinBC.Hanthornscoopedupthevictoryonthe10kmcourseof2.5kmlapswithatimeof3302beatingoutEdmontonNordicsEmberLargewhotookhomethebronzewithatimeof3358.Inthesprintqualiferforthejuniorgirls1.2kmclassiclastWednesdayHanthorncontinuedtotriumphovertheslushyconditionscominginfourthwithatimeof338.NWTteamsflopatseniorcurlingchampionshipsTheNWTmensteamledbyskipGlenHudylosttoNorthernOntariosBruceMunrowithascoreof4-14onMar.22destroyingtheirchancesofqualifyingfortheplayoffsatthe2013Canadianseniorcurlingcham-pionshipswhichtookplaceinSummersidePEIfromMar.16-24.NewBrunswickwalkedawaywiththemenschampionshiptitleafteran11-3winonMar.24leavingOntarioinsecond.InthewomensdivisionNovaScotiawongoldbeatingAlberta7-6.TeamNWTheadedbyskipAnnMcKellar-Gilliscamein11thoutof12teamswiththreewinsandeightlossesintotal.MeghanLoutitglidesoutontoPtubtrailsduringtheminimidgetracein2011.Skierslineupinanticipationinanundatedphotofromthe1980s.ThetraincarstheoriginalhometotheHayRiverSkiClubcanbeseeninthebackground.Competitorscutthroughthetrailsduringthesprintraceslastyear.tsthatisaboutwinningspringskiingandrecre-eopleparticipatingjusttheskiseasonreally.BobWhiteSomePtubgraduateshavegoneontocompeteintheOlympicsincludingBren-danGreenofHayRiverwhocompetedinVancouverin2010forskibiathlon.Green26hasbeencrosscountryskiingsincehewasthreeandbeganserioustrainingundertheguidanceofcoachPatBobinskitheformidableforcebehindget-tingourHayRiverSkiClubtrailsinperfectshapeoveralltheseyearsWhitesaid.ScanhereformoreinfoonLundfromKinglandwww.kinglandford.comFormoreinformationcallTollFreeat1-800-661-0716donnaleekinglandford.com2013LUND1800Alaskanw90HPHondaAboatnottobemessedwith.Thisboatissheertalent.Aroomyridethatcanwithstandthetoughestofwatersandstrongestofwinds.Itfeaturesportandstarboardrodstorageandan8gallonaeratedlivewell.EngineeredtogetyouthroughanythingtheAlaskanwillgetyouyourprizedcatchesbethewaterscalmorchoppy.SALEPRICE29900295monthBothHayRiverteamstakeDominionCurlingChampionshipsTenadultteamscompetedatthe2013NWTDominionChampionshipsinHayRiverontheweekend.TeamGagnierfromHayRivertookrstplaceinthewomensdivisionwithascoreof7-6againstTeamHobartfromFortSmith.OnthemenssideHayRiversTeamDe-loreywonthechampionshiptitleinatiebreakergameagainstFortSmithsTeamKaeser7-2.Thetwowin-ningteamswillrepresenttheNWTattheCanadianDominionCurlingChampionshipsinThunderBayOnt.inNovember.