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Lakers handed pair of home losses

It was a tough weekend at home for the Fort Frances Lakers as they lost back-to-back games at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Former Lakers' goalie Brandon Bodnar earned his second-straight shutout against his old team as the Thunder Bay North Stars skated to a 2-0 victory Friday night.

Ryan Mignault opened the scoring with a short-handed marker at 16:04 of the first period.

Bantam tourney

Fort Frances Canadians' forward Andrew Kehl looked to jam the puck past the Norwest Stars' goalie during Sunday's final at the Bantam 'AA' tournament held here. The Canadians won the game 7-1 to earn the tourney title with a perfect 5-0 record.

Visiting curler

Rob Swan posed for a photo at the Fort Frances Curling Club before playing a six-end pick-up game against some local curlers as part of his “Curling Across the Nation” tour. The Harvey Station, N.B. native is visiting rinks across the country trying to raise awareness for the sport, as well as raising funds for much-needed renovations at his home club.

Muskie boys win romp

The goals came fast and plenty for the Muskie boys' hockey team in its NorWOSSA season-opener here Tuesday night.

Eric Pitkanen led the way with a hat trick as the Muskies cruised to an 11-1 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Sharp angle

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Mark Richter tried to put a sharp-angled shot past Minnesota Iron Rangers' goalie Tyler Thompson during the host team's 5-3 win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.