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Prince William tries hand at street hockey

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Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, participate in a first nations smudging ceremony after they competed against each other in a dragon boat race across Dalvay Lake near Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, July 4, 2011. UPI/Heinz Ruckemann | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e745e0f9ed7579ac484f38fbd5a8f706/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, participate in a first nations smudging ceremony after they competed against each other in a dragon boat race across Dalvay Lake near Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, July 4, 2011. UPI/Heinz Ruckemann | License Photo

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories, July 5 (UPI) -- Prince William failed to score Tuesday while playing a little street hockey with local youth in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

The prince took three shots, with two stopped by the goalie and the third missing the mark. The goalie, a 20-year-old from Fort Liard, rated William's hockey skills as "moderate," the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

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William and his duchess bride Kate, who facilitated a faceoff by dropping a ball during the street hockey match, were a big hit with the 1,000 or so people who showed up to get a glimpse of them during their outing at Somba K'e Civic Park, the CBC said.

"It's great to be north of 60," William told the cheering crowd. "This place is what Canada is all about."

The royal couple also watched tribal drummers, dancers and athletes, as well as a youth parliament session at the Northwest Territories Legislature.

Their full day of activities also was to include a float plane ride, reviewing military troops, visiting a research center, meeting tribal elders, and observing moose hide tanning and fish drying, officials said.

It was announced William and Kate would visit the fire-ravaged town of Slave Lake, Alberta, Wednesday. They also were scheduled to attend the opening day of the annual Calgary Stampede as they wrap up their nine-day Canadian visit before traveling to California.

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The newlywed duke and duchess of Cambridge arrived in Yellowknife Monday night from Prince Edward Island aboard Prime Minister Stephen Harper's private Airbus jet.

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