Team Alberta North (Arctic Winter Games)
Indoor volleyball is one of the sports in the Arctic Winter Games, which is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. The Games include the participation of teams from Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta North, Nunavut, Greenland, Yamal, Nunavik, and Sapmi.
2016 Team Alberta North
Athletes born in 1997 or later and live north of the 55th parallel are able to tryout. Players on a college (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) or university (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) varsity volleyball roster are not eligible. Members of the Canadian National Junior Volleyball Team, or athletes ever holding a senior card (defined by Sport Canada) are also ineligible. For more information please contact Jim Plakas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 Arctic Winter Games are being held in Nuuk, Greenland from March 6-11.
Team Alberta North volleyball had a fantastic week in Nuuk, Greenland. Both teams went undefeated through the round robin, and advanced to the gold medal finals. The women's team had a great battle against Alaska, but came up a little short in the fifth set 25-18, 14-25, 23-25, 25-17, 9-15, bringing home silver. The men's team went up against a scrappy Yukon squad, but managed to come out on top in straight sets 25-23, 25-18, 25-13, winning the gold medal.
A big thank you to all the volunteers and organizers who put on an amazing sporting and cultural experience for all the participants.
Congratulations to Team Alberta North:
#1 Stephanie Miller
#3 Shania Stone
#4 Leah Holtz
#5 Quinn Pelland
#7 Gabriella Podolski
#8 Katrina Dawe
#9 Lauren Lauze
#10 Janai Martens
#11 Teneille Jarvis
#12 Jada Lea
Coaches: Hugh Bartlett & Stacey Head
#1 Brant Cartwright
#2 Owen Frederiksen
#4 Xander Forgie
#6 Marshall Koch
#7 Carter Nadkrynechkny
#8 Evan Bonnamour
#10 Dane Vandeligt
#11 Tristan Moon
#12 Eric Turner
#15 Sidney Schellenberg
Coaches: Stacey Head & Hugh Bartlett
2014 Arctic Winter Games
Team Alberta men and women won gold at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. Congratulations to both of these teams! Click on the following link to view the tournament results.
Women's Team Men's Team
Leah Friesen Justin Benoit
Kennedy Hall Jeremy Cardinal
Megan Koch Sean Douglas
Davis Lojczyc Talon Durrant
Taylor Pelland Dylan L'Hirondelle
Gabriela Podolski Devin Lambert
Kailie Rogan Tristan Simmonds
Amie Slawson Jason Smith
Makayla Teichroeb Kale Smith
Jessica Winterford Elliot Ulland
Coach: Jenice Warkentin Coach: Jeff Smith
Brynelle Barrs Ryan Fogle
Kirsten Rodacker Mitchell Luck
2012 Arctic Winter Games
The 19U Men’s Team Alberta North returned from Whitehorse, Yukon with a silver medal from the 2012 Arctic Winter Games.
The Arctic Winter Games is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. The Games include the participation of teams from Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta North, Nunavut, Greenland, Yamal, Nunavik Quebec and Sapmi.
After finishing their round robin play with a 7-2 record, the team quickly disposed of Alaska in straight sets in the semi-final. That semi-final victory put Team Alberta North up against the Yukon in the championship match. After previously losing both round robin games to the Yukon, Alberta was looking for a different result but was defeated once again in straight sets.
Volleyball Alberta is proud of the accomplishments of team and how they represented their province at this competition. The 2012 Team Alberta North members were:
Head Coach: Keegan Kuhr
2012 Arctic Winter Games Team Alberta Results:
Alberta North 2 vs Greenland 0 (25-13, 25-12)
Alberta North 2 vs Nunavut 0 (25-10, 25-18)
Alberta North 0 vs Yukon 2 (16-25, 13-25)
Alberta North 2 vs NWT 0 (25-22, 25-13)
Alberta North 2 vs Alaska 1 (23-25,25-12,15-3)
Alberta North 2 vs Greenland 0 (25-17,25-19)
Alberta North 2 vs Nunavut 0 (25-14,25-18)
Alberta North 0 vs Yukon 2 (19-25,15-25)
Alberta North 2 vs NWT 1(24-26,25-18,15-10)
Alberta North 0 vs Alaska 2 (23-25,18-25)
Alberta North 3 vs Alaska 0 (25-12,25-10,25-16) - SEMI FINAL
Alberta North 0 vs Yukon 3 (22-25,19-25, 20-25) - GOLD MEDAL MATCH
For more information contact Jim Plakas at email@example.com.