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Can-Am In The News


3/6/2023First woman wins Can-Am Crown 250 in Fort KentNews Center Maine
3/5/2021Mushers get little sleep in preparation for Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog RacesNews Center Maine
3/5/2021Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races are about more than just winningNews Center Maine
3/4/2023The 30th Annual Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races kick off in Fort KentNews Center Maine


2/23/2021Fun Run is alternative to Can-Am CrownThe County
2/21/2021Musher embarks on more than 200-mile expedition to honor heroic sled dog Togoby Jessica Potila (Piscataquis Observer)
2/21/2021Aroostook musher embarks on more than 200-mile expeditionby Jessica Potila (Bangor Daily News)


11/26/2020Can Am Crown sled dog race cancelledWAGM
11/25/2020Can-Am organizers to consider virtual version of sled dog race eventby Jessica Potila (Fiddlehead Focus)
11/22/20202021 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog races cancelledby Jessica Potila (Bangor Daily News)
7/21/2020Can-Am Dog Walk Fundraiser set for Augustby Jessica Potila, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/9/2020Mushers and their dogs are a special breed of houseguestby Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
3/2/2020Quebec musher wins Can-Am 250 with just 35 seconds to spareby Jessica Potila (Bangor Daily News)
3/2/2020Quebecer wins 250-mile dog sled race by a mere 35 secondsAssociated Press (CTV News Montreal)


12/26/2019St. John Valley Sports in Review 2019by Jessica Potila, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/4/2019Martin Massicotte wins record 10th Can-Am 250 crownby Jessica Potila, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/28/2019County Faces: Rita Cannan of Fort Kentby Jessica Potila, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/25/2019Plenty of snow will welcome new and veteran mushers to Can-Amby Jessica Potila, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
1/12/2019Real mushers never say 'mush' and other insider tips on dog sleddingBangor Daily News


12/31/2018St. John Valley Times/Fiddlehead Focus Year in Review for 2018Fiddlehead Focus Staff
4/14/2018Teen with Fort Kent ties a contender for Maine film awardby Jessica Potila, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/8/2018Massicotte said he will return to seek 10th Can-Am Crown 250 titleby Jessica Potila, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/5/2018Massicotte and his dogs race to record ninth Can-Am Crown 250 victoryby Don Eno, Staff Writer (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/3/2018Happening now: First images of the 2018 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog RaceFiddlehead Focus Staff


3/23/2017MDI musher completes Can-AmBy Taylor Bigler Mace (Mount Desert Islander)
2/25/2017West Brookfield woman leads pack with dogsledding businessBy Paula J. Owen (Worcester Telegram)


3/17/16Victim in Can-Am snowmobile accident talks about crash, vows to return By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff
3/10/16Dog care is job one for Can-Am Crown veterinary team By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff
3/7/16Quebec Musher Wins Seventh Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Race By Irwin Gratz for MPBN
3/5/16Juvenile snowmobiler charged in crash that sent Can-Am musher to the hospital By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff
3/5/16Can-Am Crown dog sled races getting underway By Associated Press in The Washington Times
3/4/16Can-Am mushers concerned about dogs, not gender or age of competitors By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times
2/26/16Can-Am gets 'green light' despite recent rains By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times
2/24/16Can-Am trails are ready, despite unusual winter By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times


3/3/15After race, litter of seven new sled puppies greets Can-Am musher Julia Bayly, (Bangor Daily News)
3/3/152015 Can Am Crown Was Another Huge Success Rene Cloukey, (WAGM News)
3/2/15Massicotte Wins Sixth Can-Am Jessica Potilla, (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/1/15Skijoring adds another day of dog-powered sports to Can-Am weekend Julia Bayly, (Bangor Daily News)
3/1/15Mushers rest for final leg of Can-Am Crown 250 Julia Bayly & Ashley Conti, (Bangor Daily News)
2/28/15Spectators Enjoy a Taste of Skijoring Melanie Daigle, Editor, (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/28/15CAN-AM 30- AND 60-MILE SLED DOGS SAIL ON THE Jessica Potilla, (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/28/15What you need to know about the Can-Am Crown Julia Bayly, (Bangor Daily News)
2/28/15Races launch with Can-Am 60 Andrew Birden, (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/27/15Can-Am is for everyone Andrew Birden, (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/27/15Vets check out dogs while mushers check in at Lonesome Pine Trails Jessica Potilla, (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/26/15Fort Kent community excited about 2015 Can-Am Crown Katie Zarrilli, (WAGM News)
2/24/15Main Street organizers on target for Can-Am Crown Jessica Potilla, (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/16/15New skijoring race to coincide with Can-Am International Sled Dog Races Don Eno, (St. John Valley Times)
2/16/15Musher Ashley Patterson lives for training and being on the trails with her dogs Julia Bayly & Ashley Conti, (Bangor Daily News)
2/16/15Can Am organizers add skijoring to sled dog race weekend Julia Bayly, (Bangor Daily News)
1/28/15Sled Dog Racing at its Finest Beurmond Banville, (Bangor Metro Magazine)
1/28/15Nearly 40 mushers registered for 2015 Can-Am Crown Don Eno, (St. John Valley Times)
1/1/15Hike! Virginia M. Wright, (Down East Magazine)
12/21/14Women changing the face of dog sledding in Maine Deirdre Fleming, (Bangor Daily News)


3/3/14Massicotte wins his fifth Can Am sled dog race early Monday Julia Bayly, (Bangor Daily News)
3/2/14Mushing makes for strong bonds on and off the trails Julia Bayly, (Bangor Daily News)
3/2/14Can Am Crown Sled Dog Race weekend Julia Bayly, (Bangor Daily News)
2/23/1416-year-old musher preparing for next weekend's Can Am 250 sled dog race Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
3/1/14Aroostook County's Can-Am sled dog races test mushers and their dogs By Gabe Souza - Staff Photographer (Portland Press Herald)
3/3/14Massicotte again takes Can-Am 250 Monique Labbe (St. John Valley Times)
2/24/14Cyr preps for Can-Am with 7,000 trail markers and oil tank Monique Labbe (St. John Valley Times)


3/4/13Ryan Anderson wins Can-Am 250 Jen Lynds, (Bangor Daily News)
3/4/13Minnesota man wins 250-mile Can-Am Crown sled dog race in northern Maine (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
3/4/13Minnesota musher defends Can-Am Crown 250 title Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
3/2/13Ryan Anderson wins Can-Am 250 Carter McCall, (special for Bangor Daily News)
3/2/13And they're off at the annual Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races Carter McCall, (special for Bangor Daily News)
3/2/13First Can-Am Crown 2013 images Jenna Beaulier (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/2/13Anderson wins second straight Can-Am Crown 250 race Monique Labbe (St. John Valley Times)
3/2/13Female mushers making strides in Can-Am races Jen Lynds (Bangor Daily News)
3/2/13Last year's CAN-AM winner talks about 2013 raceCarter McCall (Bangor Daily News)
2/25/13It's Can-Am sled dog time for young and old in Fort Kent this weekendJulia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
2/5/13Can-Am fever 2013 just around the cornerBeurmond Banville (Fiddlehead Focus)


3/24/12USA East Race Results ListStan Flagg (Sled Dog Central)
3/14/12Ryan Anderson - CanAm 2012 DavidAcou (You Tube)
3/14/12Mario Racine - CanAm 2012 DavidAcou (You Tube)
3/14/12Student athletes experience Can-Am up close and personalJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/18/12Wrapping up the Can-AmJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/16/12MDI musher takes on Can Am Emerson Whitney - (Fence Viewer)
3/7/12Another Can Am wrapped upJulia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
3/7/12Perfect season for local musherEMILY GEDDE (International Falls Daily Journal)
3/6/12Murphy's last rideJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/5/12Anderson takes the Crown in a close finishJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/4/12Can-Am Crown 250: Day 2, evening reportAndrew Birden (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/4/12Julie Daigle's Can-Am 2012 image galleryJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/4/12Can-Am Crown 250: Day 2Andrew Birden (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/3/12Husband and wife take top spots in Can-Am 30 and 60 Julie Daigle & Andrew Birden (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/3/12Can-Am characters - Monica Pettengill Jerkins' Can-Am 2012 image galleryMonica Pettengill Jerkins (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/3/12Jessica Daigle's Can-Am 2012 image galleryJessica Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/3/12Molly Jerkins' Can-Am 2012 image galleryMolly Jerkins (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/3/12Making the starting track for the Can-Am Crown (video)Julie Daigle & Andrew Birden (Fiddlehead Focus)
3/3/12And they're off: Can-Am Crown 2012 (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/5/12Minnesota musher wins 250-mile Can Am Crown Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
2/4/12Plenty of Snow at 2012 Can Am Crown Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
2/2/12Jumping into action at the Can Am Crown Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
2/28/12Organizers gear up for 20th Can-Am start Andrew Birden (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/28/12Girls rule, local female musher profiles (with video) Meet Julia Bayly and Kim ParadisJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/28/12Girls rule, local female musher profiles, cont. Meet Sara LevesqueMonica Pettingill Jerkins (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/23/12Recalling 20 years of Can AmJulia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
2/21/12Twentieth Can-Am to be last for first musherJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/21/12Can-Am, yesterday and todayBeurmond Banville (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/14/12Making Can-Am possible: Volunteers - ready, set, goJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
2/7/12Banville to lead Can-Am into futureJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
1/31/12CanAm Crown celebrates 20Andrew Birden (Fiddlehead Focus)
1/26/12Mushing retirement home not such a bad ideaJulia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
1/18/12Sled dog races drew international mushersMonique Labbe (St. John Valley Times)
1/15/12Tremblay sets new record for Eagle Lake 100Julie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
1/14/12Eagle Lake 100- and 30-miler dogsled race galleryJulie Daigle (Fiddlehead Focus)
1/7/12Eagle Lake gets enough snow to hold sled dog racesJulia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
12/1/11Local craft fairs safer, saner places to shop on Black FridayJulia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
-Aroostook Sled Dog CentralDiscover Maine Magazine


3/16/11Local musher hopes for better luck next yearInternational Falls Journal
3/10/11This year's Can Am Crown 250 sled dog race in northern Maine a challenge to coverBangor Daily News
3/9/11Last nine miles the toughest for top Can Am finishersBangor Daily News
3/9/11Sullivan musher takes sixth in Can Am eventThe Keene Sentinel
3/7/11Marchildon wins one of closest, toughest Can Am Crown sled dog racesBangor Daily News
3/6/11Mushers off in 250-mile Can-Am raceNews Telegram
3/6/11Massachusetts musher youngest to finish Can Am 60Bangor Daily News
3/5/11Can Am Crown dog sled race kicks off in Fort KentBangor Daily News
3/4/11Young and old racing their dog teams at the Can AmBangor Daily News
3/2/11Can Am Crown set for this weekendBangor Daily News
2/28/11Can-Am Crown arrives SaturdayFiddlehead Focus
2/2/11Anderson wins Beargrease by 20 secondsDuluth News Tribune
1/26/11Can Am mushers to get gift of sled dog rations from N.B. companyBangor Daily News
1/13/11Can-Am on the heels of World CupFiddlehead Focus
1/10/1184 sled dog racers registered for Can-Am Crown March 5Bangor Daily News
1/7/11Can-AM Crown International Sled Dog RacesTravel New England Travel Blog
12/29/10Can-Am musher's first novel a fast-paced tale of a rough life in the bushBangor Daily News
12/15/10St. John Valley hosting races, activities this winterBangor Daily News
11/17/10Mushers to run for fun in EllsworthBangor Daily News
10/26/1083 mushers signed up for the 19th Can-Am CrownBangor Daily News


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3/10/10Can-Am races successful in spite of challengesBangor Daily News
3/9/10Carstens wins Can-Am Crown 250Bangor Daily News
3/8/10New Hampshire musher wins 3rd Can-Am CrownBangor Daily News
3/8/10Can-Am features great conditionsBangor Daily News
3/6/10Can-Am teams eager for startBangor Daily News
3/3/10Can-Am Races Volunteer - Gale FlaggSt. John Valley Times
3/2/10Locals to compete in Can-Am sled dog raceBar Harbor Times
3/2/10Trio of Can-Am sled dog races setBangor Daily News
1/18/10Minnesota musher slides into win at Lincoln/Seeley Lake 200 Sled Dog RaceMissoulian
1/18/10Quebec musher captures Eagle Lake 100-mile RaceBangor Daily News


3/4/09Carstens wins his second Can-Am CrownSt. John Valley Times
3/4/09Rocky Brook volunteers remember a friendSt. John Valley Times
3/4/09Portage: Cold, clear, and, did I mention? COLD.St. John Valley Times
3/4/09Can-Am Experience - Rocky Brook logging campsSt. John Valley Times
3/4/09Can-Am Experience: No strangers in MaibecSt. John Valley Times
3/4/09Connecting the Can-Am - Adventure on Deboullie MountainSt. John Valley Times
3/4/09Maine's extremes test mush teams' mettleBoston Globe
3/3/09Last team finishes Can-Am Crown sled dog raceBangor Daily News
3/3/09No. 13 wins his second Can-AmBangor Daily News
3/4/09Mushers and dogs race across northern MaineBoston Globe
3/1/09Can-Am sled dog race creates new fans among volunteersBangor Daily News
2/28/09Can Am sled dog races under wayBangor Daily News
2/27/09Hams set up for Can-Am raceBangor Daily News
2/26/09Iditarod veteran in first Can-AmBangor Daily News


3/5/08Martin Massicotte wins fourth Can-Am CrownSt. John Valley Times
3/5/08Beehive of activity at the Portage checkpointSt. John Valley Times
3/5/08And miles to go before I sleep in Rocky BrookSt. John Valley Times
3/5/08Meeting the - challenge of 'Hotel' MaibecSt. John Valley Times
3/5/08Endgame plans mark Allagash checkpointSt. John Valley Times


5/1/07CAN-AM CROWN 250 - 2007 RACE REPORTMushing Magazine
3/7/07A quick peek behind the scenes at Can-Am CentralSt. John Valley Times
3/7/07Larson wins, Wehseler is second, Hibbs is thirdSt. John Valley Times


3/9/06'05 bib finishes its journey around the worldBangor Daily News
3/8/06Final mushers cross Can-Am finish lineBangor Daily News
3/7/06Can-Am musher weds chef at Allagash checkpointBangor Daily News
3/7/06Carstens wins Can-Am title in third raceBangor Daily News
3/6/06Dog days of winter in Fort KentBangor Daily News
3/6/06Field tightens in Can-Am sled raceBangor Daily News
3/6/06Musher connects pen pals in county schoolsBangor Daily News
3/4/06Massicotte seeking fourth winBangor Daily News
3/3/06In Fort Kent, it's time to groom the trailsBangor Daily News


2/25/04Langmaid captures Can-Am Crown for a second timeSt. John Valley Times
2/25/04Allagash: Tied hands and heartSt. John Valley Times
2/25/04Life at the busy Hotel MaibecSt. John Valley Times
2/25/04Big Machias: A mutual love storySt. John Valley Times
2/25/04Portage: Anxiously waitingSt. John Valley Times
2/18/04From pet dog owner to sled dog runnerSt. John Valley Times
2/18/04A Wolf in the runningSt. John Valley Times


3/13/02Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 0205St. John Valley Times
3/4/02Tenth Annual Can-Crown thrills thousandsSt. John Valley Times
1/7/02Sled dog race to celebrate its tenth yearBangor Daily News


9/21/01Shirley couple aid rescue dogs at attack sitesBangor Daily News
3/12/01Highlights of the 2001 Can-Am Crown Sled Dog RacesStan Flagg
3/7/01Aili breaks record in MBNA Can-Am CrownSt. John Valley Times


3/6/00Don Hibbs Wins Northland Telephone Can-Am Crown 250Dave Hartt
2/23/00Can-Am sled dog race countdown underwaySt. John Valley Times


10/22/99Preparations for the millennium Can-Am Crown sled dog races Stan Flagg
3/17/99Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9906St. John Valley Times
3/6/99Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Races March 6,1999Stan Flagg
2/17/99Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9904St. John Valley Times


3/18/98Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9806St. John Valley Times
3/11/98Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9805St. John Valley Times
2/11/98Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9803St. John Valley Times


3/12/97Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9706St. John Valley Times
2/12/97Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9704St. John Valley Times


3/6/96Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9606St. John Valley Times
2/28/96Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9605St. John Valley Times
2/14/96Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9604St. John Valley Times


3/1/95Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9506St. John Valley Times
2/15/95Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9505St. John Valley Times
2/8/95Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9504St. John Valley Times


3/2/94Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9405St. John Valley Times
3/3/93Gale Flagg's Can-Am Nature Column 9305St. John Valley Times