Getting up the ice quickly, and showing what you could do offensively, were just some of the things the new wave of Muskie boys' hockey hopefuls were doing Monday afternoon during the first tryout session at the Ice For Kids Arena. The tryouts continue today before wrapping up with a final session tomorrow from 3:45-5:15 p.m.
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Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Presten Bobyk tried his best to box out Red Lake Miners' forward Aiden Gleisner from in front of goalie Matt Booth during the second period of his squad's 3-2 overtime win in SIJHL pre-season action Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers will kick off the regular season this Friday against the back-to-back champion GM Ice Dogs at 7:30 p.m.
Merrick Cheetham and William Richards served up hotdogs to hungry patrons during the Muskie football team's fundraising barbecue held Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in front of Safeway. Members of the black-and-gold also were selling discount cards to those interested, with the cost for those again being $20 each.
The next wave of Muskie boys' hockey hopefuls took to the ice yesterday afternoon for the first tryout session at the Ice For Kids Arena. Each player participated in various drills in hopes of impressing head coach Jordan Sinclair and the rest of the staff. The tryouts continue today through Thursday from 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Fort Frances mayoral candidates Couns. June Caul (above) and Ken Perry chatted with voters who stopped by for a candidates' meet-and-greet event held Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Rainy Lake Square. The eight candidates for council also were on hand, as were two running for Fort Frances seats on the local public school board.
With the NorWOSSA regular-season opener rapidly approaching, the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team knows it has little time to get ready.
The Muskies will host the Dryden Eagles next Thursday (Sept. 20) and with that in mind, head coach John Gibson noted his squad will be looking to come together as quickly as possible.
Having experience on a team always is a good thing—and it's something the Muskie junior boys' volleyball squad is stocked up on this season.
After forfeiting their WHSFL season-opener last week against the host Churchill Bulldogs due to inadequate practice time and not having enough players attending those practises, the Muskie football team is hopeful it will be able to play its next game this Friday when they face the host Tec Voc Hornets.
The SIJHL announced last Wednesday that Fort Frances will serve as the host community for the league's annual all-star game.
The game is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Lakers' head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan believes hosting the all-star festivities will bode well for the community and his players.
The wins may not count just yet but don't think for one second that getting off on a winning foot wasn't a top priority for the Fort Frances Lakers.
The squad kicked off its SIJHL pre-season schedule in style over the weekend by claiming both games of a home-and-home series against the Minnesota Iron Rangers.