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Skating in

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.

Boxing out

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.

Muskie BBQ

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.

Muskie tryouts

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.

Caul campaigning

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.

Lakers pleased to be hosting annual SIJHL all-star game

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.