Hosts the Hay River Huskies won the weekend’s Northern Hockey Challenge mini series.
The Huskies won Sunday’s deciding game 6-2 having taken the first of the three-game series on Friday, with Yellowknife Flyers winning Saturday’s second game.
Organizers have still to decide when the series will move to Yellowknife for its conclusion.
A pep rally for Hay River’s 2018 Arctic Winter Games bid follows later this week at the town’s Don Stewart arena.
The rally takes place from 5:30pm this coming Thursday, with a view to convincing the visiting Arctic Winter Games committee that the town is ready to host the Games.
Hay River and Fort Smith are going up against Inuvik with their bid to bring the Games to the South Slave.