Photos: Northern Lights tour in Inuvik and onto the Yukon

 

Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north on Monday, November 20, 2012, with a second game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The team packs into a tiny charter en route to Inuvik.</div>
 

Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The team packs into a tiny charter en route to Inuvik.

Photograph by: Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen

 
<div id="page1">Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The team packs into a tiny charter en route to Inuvik.</div>
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The team packs into a tiny charter en route to Inuvik.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The team packs into a tiny charter en route to Inuvik.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Tour organizer and former NHLer, John Chabot, seems nervous about a photographer's chances as she climbs on top of chairs to take the guys' picture upon arriving in Inuvik.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. An igloo church on the main strip in Inuvik, which only sees about four hours of light at this time of year. By December it will be dark 24 hours a day.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Chris Neil enters the arena to cheers and outstretched hands before the game. Tickets for the exhibition match sold out fast with some fans travelling by plane and car for hours for a glimpse of the NHL players.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Chris Phillips enters the arena to cheers and outstretched hands before the game. Tickets for the exhibition match sold out fast with some fans travelling by plane and car for hours for a glimpse of the NHL players.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Fans packed into the arena in Inuvik for the game.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.  Jordan Tootoo, centre, and the other players were each escorted onto the ice by young local players -  who could barely contain their excitement before their debut.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Chris Neil got into the spirit of the north, donning a native hat and sealskin mitts on the ice.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Dartmouth College goalie Jody O'Neill bends down to chat with one of the young children who excitedly escorted the players onto the ice before the game.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Dartmouth College goalie Jody O'Neill (right) and Chris Neil bend down to talk with some of the young children who escorted the players onto the ice before the game.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Guillaume Latendresse takes the puck down the ice.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Crowd favourite and northern son, Jordan Tootoo, centre, skates with Marc Methot and Chris Neil, right, during the lighthearted matchup.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Buddies Marc Methot and Zack Smith share a laugh on the ice during the lighthearted matchup.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Chris Phillips, second from left, gets ready for the matchup, dividing the crew into black and white with some local players.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Young Matthew Skinner doesn't take his eyes off the ice for a second. The local 17-year-old midget player, who scored a goal in the matchup, was super pumped to be sharing a bench with the pros.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Chris Neil keeps the crowd laughing, playing air guitar with his stick at centre ice.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Chris Neil powers down the ice to the delight of the crowd.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Jordan Tootoo takes the puck down the ice. As a native son, he is a fan favourite wherever he goes up north.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Marc Methot, left, mixes it up with Brad Mueller - a former Tier II teammate of Chris Phillips brought in to play in the game.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Young fan Christopher White and his posse by the glass yells out instructions to their favourite players during the game.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Fans (from left) Chris Lake, Warren Pokiak,  Ryhan-Joy Wolki, 3, and her dad Churchill Wolki II were excited to see some big names in their arena. "This is great. We don't get to see big names like these guys here very often," said Churchill Wolki.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Beautiful and desolate mountain ranges in the north Yukon can be seen from the charter plane's windows as the guys make their way to Whitehorse Wednesday for their final game.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with another game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Beautiful and desolate mountain ranges in the north Yukon can be seen from the charter plane's windows as the guys make their way to Whitehorse Wednesday for their final game.
Northern Lights Dream Tour continues through the north, with a second game in Inuvik - a town of about 3,500 people located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Seated behind Chris Phillips, Guillaume Latendresse, left, grabs some shuteye on the way to the Yukon from Inuvik Wednesday for the final game.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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