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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.

2018 Team Alberta North

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to Team Alberta NorthSelected athletes will receive a confirmation/information email on Wednesday, December 13.

Athletes born in 1999 or later and live north of the 55th parallel are eligible to tryout. Players on a college (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) or university (U Sports) 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

North of 55th Map
North of 55th Communities

Athletes can attend tryouts at one of the locations (Grande Prairie or Fort McMurray).  Tryouts are scheduled for:
North West Tryouts - Grande Prairie
Friday, December 8
Derek Taylor School (7321-104a Street)
Boys: 6:15pm-8:00pm
Girls: 8:00pm-9:45pm

Saturday, December 9
Maude Clifford School (9206 Lakeland Drive)
Boys: 8:30am-10:15am
Girls: 10:30am-12:15pm

North East Tryouts - Fort McMurray
Saturday, December 9
Fort McMurray Composite High School (9803 King Street)
Boys & Girls: 7:45pm-9:15pm

Sunday, December 10
Fort McMurray Composite High School (9803 King Street)
Boys & Girls: 9:45am-11:15am

Athletes Must Register for tryouts Online. Requires a recreational player membership ($8.25). DEADLINE: Monday, November 27

Team Alberta North will complete at the Arctic Winter Games in Hay River & Fort Smith, North West Territories (South Slave Region) March 18-24. The teams will participate in two weekend training camps, to be announced, prior to competing in the Arctic Winter Games.

2016 Arctic Winter Games

The 2016 Arctic Winter Games were held in Nuuk, Greenland from March 6-11, 2016.

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
Alternates:                                        Alternates:
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:

Kirk Testawitch
Michael Cepuch
Kyle Erikson
Kyle Monagle
Dalyn Lauze
Hans Grottrowski
Cole Penson
Ryan Chaffey
Matthew Hammond
Brendan Harnett

Head Coach: Keegan Kuhr

2012 Arctic Winter Games Team Alberta Results:

March 5
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)

March 6
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)

March 7
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)

March 8
Alberta North 0 vs Alaska 2 (23-25,18-25)
Alberta North 3 vs Alaska 0 (25-12,25-10,25-16) - SEMI FINAL

March 9
Alberta North 0 vs Yukon 3 (22-25,19-25, 20-25) - GOLD MEDAL MATCH

For more information contact Jim Plakas at