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A high school student wearing a checkered jacket and black ball cap demonstrates his automotive servicing skills at a competition.

Students compete in regional skills competition

On March 18, students from Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek, Livingstone School in Lundbreck and Crowsnest Consolidated High School in Coleman participated in the regional competition.

The competition showcases trades and technology occupations, while rewarding students for their performances and commitment to these career paths. It is intended to help students develop a career awareness strategy to motivate them to pursue trades and technology occupations as a first-choice career plan. 

Matthew Halton High School results

Matthew Halton High School had five students at the event, with three finishing in the top three in their respective categories. 

Austin Willms competed in the automotive service category, where he picked up an impressive first-place finish. Competitors displayed their understanding of specific areas of an automobile, while demonstrating their ability to maintain and repair components of those areas.

Grady Mackintosh finished second in the cabinet-making competition. Students constructed a four-corner mitred box. This required them to interpret a provided drawing and perform various joinery techniques to construct the box.

Nathan Mitchell placed third in the carpentry competition, which evaluated students based on their ability to organize and execute a given work assignment both accurately and safely. 

“We’re thrilled that the students get to explore areas of passion that could lead to careers, and that they get to not only put this practice into everyday learning, but actually be recognized for their efforts,” says Bryan Burns, assistant principal at MHHS.


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Livingstone School results

Two students represented the Lundbreck school at the skills competition.

Neveah MacKinnon competed in the baking category, finishing in second place. She and her fellow competitors were tasked with producing a wide range of intricate baked goods. They were tested on ingredient selection, portioning, baking, presentation and more.

Sarah Yagos also competed for Livingstone, finishing second in the culinary arts competition. For this category, students were evaluated based on their culinary competencies and creativity. Competitors were tasked with preparing two specific menu items.

“These fantastic young ladies showed remarkable skill and talent in their respective disciplines and we’re thrilled to have them representing our school,” says Eliza Grose, the school’s assistant principal.

Crowsnest Consolidated High School results

CCHS had two students team up in the video production competition. Sophia Groves and Makayla Gustavson took home first place in this category, demonstrating a proficiency in the video communications field. 

The event gave participating students the opportunity to explore digital video production while creating a short video based on a topic and theme provided to them.

Since 2001, Career Transitions has teamed up with Lethbridge College and Skills Canada Alberta to host this skills event, one of nine regional competitions held throughout the province.

Congratulations to all of the local students who participated in this year’s competition and best of luck to those continuing on to provincials.

Hockey players in white and blue uniforms

Full steam ahead for Pincher Creek hockey

It was a very busy weekend for Pincher Creek’s minor hockey teams, with pre-season action continuing for the U18, U15, U13 and U11 divisions.

The U18 Huskies started their weekend with a game against the Vulcan Hawks, which ended tied 4-4.

The Hawks led 2-0 after the first period, but the Huskies answered with three goals of their own in the second, taking a 3-2 lead before heading into the final frame.

Brayden Anctil, Grayden Willms and Jaydon Draper were the goal scorers, with assists coming from Lane Conley and Adam Farraj.

Jaydon Draper found the back of the net early in the third period to extend the Huskies lead, but the Hawks battled back and tied the game with just over four minutes left.

Goaltending duties for the Huskies were split between Darcy Wemp and Axel Safranka. Shot statistics and save percentages are not available for this game.

On Sunday, the Huskies steamrolled the Taber Oil Kings by a score of 15-2.

Pincher Creek scored seven unanswered goals in the first period, including a hat trick from Drew Stuckey. Landon Sokoloski and Jaydon Draper each scored twice. Assisting the goals were Landon Sokoloski, Eric Radvak, Christian Potts, Damian Beswick, Adam Farraj and Quinn Douglas.

Taber opened the second period scoring, but Adam Farraj and Maddix Dyck each scored unassisted goals to ensure Pincher Creek headed to the locker room with a 9-1 lead.

The Huskies continued their dominance in the third period, adding another six goals while the Oil Kings gained only one.

Damian Beswick and Eric Radvak each found the back of the net twice, with the rest of the goals coming from Walker Anderson and Landon Sokoloski, the latter of which completed their hat trick.

Picking up helpers were Drew Stuckey, Landon Sokoloski, Maddix Dyck, Garrett Larson, Avery Stewart-Krooshoop, Walker Anderson, Nathan Mitchell and Jaydon Draper.

Pincher Creek outshot Taber 50-31.

Axel Safranka was in net for the Huskies, making 29 saves and posting an impressive .935 save percentage.

The next U18 game has not yet been scheduled.