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A Boxing Day all-star classic

Boxing Day classic
Israel Maktar suits up for the winning Team Makpah. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

Some of the best hockey players in town over the holidays gathered for a Boxing Day all-star match at the Agnico Eagle Arena in Rankin Inlet Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Both wearing Kivalliq Canucks colours, Team Makpah took an early lead and never looked back, defeating Team Ningeongan 5-1 in three 15-minute periods.

A short handshake line and a few wishes of Merry Christmas sent everyone back home to continue the family time following the game.

Kobe Tanuyak chases the puck in the offensive zone. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Pujjuut Kusugak battles near the boards for Team Ningeongan. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Darren Jr. Ikakhik is on the ice for Team Ningeongan. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Liam Tattuinee wears the ‘C’ as Team Makpah defeats Team Ningeongan. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Ray Jr. Pudlat pushes the puck up the boards. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Darren Sr. Ikakhik converses with a teammate while waiting for the puck drop. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Paulusie Nakoolak skates through the defensive zone for Team Ningeongan. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Sandy Tattuinee, middle, lines up for the offensive zone draw. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Team Makpah players celebrate after a goal en route to their 5-1 win. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Justin Issakiark sends some ice flying while defending along the glass. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Qaritaq Kusugak-Clark chases the puck following the faceoff. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Xzavier Kubluitok, right, shakes hands with goaltender Preston Kaludjak following the match. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo