“Glass Tiger" frontman Alan Frew charmed and entertained a packed house of cheering fans last night during the "Tour de Fort” series concert at the Townshend Theatre. Glass Tiger performed a thoroughly-enjoyable set comprised of many of their hits in an acoustic but no less engaging format. Their new album, made with acclaimed country singer Johnny Reid, is due to come out in February. The opening act was Jonathan Roy.
Former Toronto Maple Leafs' great Rick Vaive got fist bumps from the rest of the “Legends," which included ex-NHL'ers Mike Krushelnyski, Trevor Kidd, Jocelyn Lemieux, and Dave McLlwain, as well as Canadian country music star Aaron Pritchett and some local players, after being introduced prior to last night's charity game against a team comprised of local talent. L.A. Kings' superstar Marcel Dionne, the sixth-highest scorer in NHL history with 1,771 points, acted as coach for the "Legends,” who wound up prevailing 7-5. A portion of the proceeds went to the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association and the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association.
The Muskie senior girls' basketball team played solid defence in the opening quarter of their NorWOSSA showdown yesterday afternoon against the visiting Dryden Eagles. But the black-and-gold couldn't keep it up, eventually falling 46-33 to remain winless in league play (0-6) so far this season.
Work has begun at the future site of the consolidated St. Francis and St. Michael's School north of the current St. Francis location. Despite the heavy winds kicking up large amounts of dust at the site on Wednesday, some surveying work was being done as crews prepare for pre-loading before the winter freeze. The new school is planned to be ready for the 2019-20 school year.
At long last, the fences are down and the new Rainy Lake Square is open. The public is welcome to come on in, reports the town. A small number of deficiency items still need to be completed in the next few days but this work will not impede the use of the space. Asphalt repair will be done at the rear of the site next week.
The Muskie boys' volleyball teams both endured marathon matches here yesterday.
Unfortunately, opposite outcomes resulted.
Trailing two sets to one, the juniors rallied for a 3-2 win over the Dryden Eagles to improve to 5-1 in NorWOSSA play.
But the senior squad lost 3-2 to the Eagles to drop to 2-4 in league action.
Set scores were unavailable at press time.
It was the same story in girls' basketball yesterday.
Scared Hitless was the lone team to garner the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.
Both How I Set Your Mother and Gillons' captured five points on the night, with Kiss My Pass and Let's Talk About Sets each taking four.
Take a Hit and No Diggity wound up with three points apiece.
Bump It Up, Duck and Dive, and the Volley Llamas all came away with two points.
Safe Sets and Bumping Uglies both were skunked.