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Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Hans Gatt wins inaugural 2021 Yukon Journey

The Yukon Journey, a 255-mile race from Pelly Crossing to Whitehorse, kicked off on Feb. 24

Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Susie Rogan is a veteran musher with 14 years of racing experience and Yukon Journey organizer. (Yukon Journey Facebook)

Yukon Journey mushers begin 255-mile race

Eleven mushers are participating in the race from Pelly Crossing to Whitehorse

Susie Rogan is a veteran musher with 14 years of racing experience and Yukon Journey organizer. (Yukon Journey Facebook)
Dahria Beatty and her Canadian teammates are set to begin the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships this week. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Beatty, Team Canada set for FIS World Nordic Ski Championships

Yukon’s Dahria Beatty was one of 10 skiers named by Nordiq Canada…

Dahria Beatty and her Canadian teammates are set to begin the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships this week. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Hans Gatt and his team during a race in January 2020 at the Ibex Valley tracks. Gatt won the 15-mile 10-dog category of the 2021 Babe Southwick Memorial Race on Feb. 14. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Cold weather for Babe Southwick Memorial Race

The Yukon Dog Mushers Association hosted the annual Babe Southwick Memorial Race…

Hans Gatt and his team during a race in January 2020 at the Ibex Valley tracks. Gatt won the 15-mile 10-dog category of the 2021 Babe Southwick Memorial Race on Feb. 14. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Paddlers start the 2019 Yukon River Quest from Rotary Park in Whitehorse on June 26, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon River Quest registration set to open

Registration for the 2021 Yukon River Quest will open on Feb. 14,…

Paddlers start the 2019 Yukon River Quest from Rotary Park in Whitehorse on June 26, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Olivier Pellegrin soaks in the icy waters of Chadburn Lake near Whitehorse on Jan. 30. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon ice swimmers laud mental, physical benefits of weekly plunges

James Paterson, self-described “crazy guy with a chainsaw,” leads polar plunges at Chadburn Lake

Olivier Pellegrin soaks in the icy waters of Chadburn Lake near Whitehorse on Jan. 30. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Melissa Schenke competes in the six-dog race at the Yukon Brewing Copper Haul League dog sled race on Jan. 30. The races was 10 miles long and Schenke finished in sixth place. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Sleds, skis and fatbikes race at the Copper Haul dog mushing league

The Yukon Brewing Copper Haul League dog sled races resumed on Jan.…

Melissa Schenke competes in the six-dog race at the Yukon Brewing Copper Haul League dog sled race on Jan. 30. The races was 10 miles long and Schenke finished in sixth place. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Emily Nishikawa, left, and Dahria Beatty, right, compete in during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in March 2019. (Bob Nishikawa/Yukon News file)

Beatty, Canada compete at FIS cross-country World Cup in Sweden

Whitehorse’s Dahria Beatty and her Canadian teammates were in Falun, Sweden, for…

Emily Nishikawa, left, and Dahria Beatty, right, compete in during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in March 2019. (Bob Nishikawa/Yukon News file)
Buffalo Sabres forward Dylan Cozens carries the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers on Jan. 28, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Sabres 1-2 over last three games, Cozens held pointless

A Feb. 2 game against the Islanders was postponed

Buffalo Sabres forward Dylan Cozens carries the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers on Jan. 28, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)
Tycho Roy-Gelinas, 12, passes a gate during the Toyota Canada Grom Series boardercross event hosted by Snowboard Yukon hosted by on Jan. 24 at Mount Sima. (Jon Gelinas/Submitted)

Snowboarders take centre stage at Mount Sima

Snowboard Yukon hosted its first event of the season, a Toyota Canada…

Tycho Roy-Gelinas, 12, passes a gate during the Toyota Canada Grom Series boardercross event hosted by Snowboard Yukon hosted by on Jan. 24 at Mount Sima. (Jon Gelinas/Submitted)
Judges and spectators watch as a Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon flies off the jump during Simapalooza’s Big Air competition in Whitehorse on April 7, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukoner competes at slopestyle, big air World Cup events

With four out of eight possible events cancelled, Geoffroy-Gagnon faces tricky season

Judges and spectators watch as a Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon flies off the jump during Simapalooza’s Big Air competition in Whitehorse on April 7, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Whitehorse’s Nadia Moser, seen here at the 2016 national team trials, and her Canadian teammates have already competed in a handful of events this winter. (Submitted)

Yukoner, Team Canada competing at IBU World Cup

Nadia Moser has already had a handful of World Cup events this winter

Whitehorse’s Nadia Moser, seen here at the 2016 national team trials, and her Canadian teammates have already competed in a handful of events this winter. (Submitted)
Dahria Beatty competes in the 2018 Arctic Circle Race in Sisimiut, Greenland. Beatty is back in Europe for the cross-country World Cup, having made her season debut on Jan. 24 in Lahti, Finland. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)

Beatty begins World Cup season

Whitehorse’s Dahria Beatty is back in Europe for the cross-country World Cup,…

Dahria Beatty competes in the 2018 Arctic Circle Race in Sisimiut, Greenland. Beatty is back in Europe for the cross-country World Cup, having made her season debut on Jan. 24 in Lahti, Finland. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)
Louve Tweddell’s team starts the first stage of the Silver Sled on Jan. 23 outside Haines Junction. Tweddell finished seventh overall in the two-stage race. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

New-look Silver Sled adapts to COVID-19

The start/finish was moved outside of Haines Junction, among other COVID-focused changes

Louve Tweddell’s team starts the first stage of the Silver Sled on Jan. 23 outside Haines Junction. Tweddell finished seventh overall in the two-stage race. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)
Abigail Jirousek, left, is tailed by Brian Horton while climbing a hill during the Cross Country Yukon January Classic in Whitehorse on Jan. 23. Jirousek finished second in the U16 girls category. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Cross Country Yukon hosts classic race

Cross Country Yukon hosted a classic technique cross-country ski race on Jan.…

Abigail Jirousek, left, is tailed by Brian Horton while climbing a hill during the Cross Country Yukon January Classic in Whitehorse on Jan. 23. Jirousek finished second in the U16 girls category. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Buffalo Sabres centre Dylan Cozens, left, celebrates his first NHL goal with defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen during the second period of a game against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 22 in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

Cozens notches first NHL goal in loss to Capitals, scores in win against Rangers

The Yukoner potted his first tally at 10:43 of the second period on Jan. 22

Buffalo Sabres centre Dylan Cozens, left, celebrates his first NHL goal with defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen during the second period of a game against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 22 in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)
Maria Metzen off the start line of the Yukon Dog Mushers Association’s sled dog race on Jan. 9. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Maria Metzen off the start line of the Yukon Dog Mushers Association’s sled dog race on Jan. 9. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Ed Hopkins starts the 36-mile race at the Carbon Hill Race Day on Jan. 10. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Dogs take over Mount Lorne for Carbon Hill Race Day

The Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon (DPSAY) hosted its annual…

Ed Hopkins starts the 36-mile race at the Carbon Hill Race Day on Jan. 10. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)
Photo left: Delia Therriault, 12, is one of two Yukon archers that set Canadian records in their categories Dec. 16. Therriault scored 438 in the Pre-Cub girl barebow division. Photo right: Emmett Kapaniuk, 14, tied a Canadian archery record in his category on Dec. 16. Kapaniuk scored 573 in the Cub boy compound. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Two Yukon archers hit Canadian records

Delia Therriault, 12, and Emmett Kapaniuk, 14, are record holders in their age group

Photo left: Delia Therriault, 12, is one of two Yukon archers that set Canadian records in their categories Dec. 16. Therriault scored 438 in the Pre-Cub girl barebow division. Photo right: Emmett Kapaniuk, 14, tied a Canadian archery record in his category on Dec. 16. Kapaniuk scored 573 in the Cub boy compound. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Nola Renner gets some assistance in crossing the road from Mathieu Renner at the start of the poker run on Dec. 19 before striking out alone. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

DPSAY hosts poker run

The Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon hosted a poker run…

Nola Renner gets some assistance in crossing the road from Mathieu Renner at the start of the poker run on Dec. 19 before striking out alone. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)