Talk about showing your support! Fort Frances Lakers' head coach and Wayne Strachan and some Lakers' players hopped on over from where their game against the Thunder Bay North Stars was taking place on the Ice For Kids rink, and looked on, as the Muskie boys' hockey team battled the St.
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Muskie girls' hockey team head coach Nicole Clarke, centre, let out a huge fist pump as she celebrated with her players after Abbie Kenny's shootout goal during the Muskies' 2-1 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA final last Monday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. It was the Muskies' first league title since 2018.
Tuesday was a great night for Fort Frances hockey.
While the Muskie boys' hockey team was busy trying to secure their trip to the all-Ontarios on the other side of the Memorial Sports Centre against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA final, the Lakers were creating some magic of their own at the Ice For Kids Arena.
It was a long road trip that was worth its weight in gold. NWOSSAA gold, that is.
The Fort Frances-based rink of skip Ashley Payne, third Jillian Cousineau, second Daffni Chabot, lead Lauren Penney and fifth Anna Peters had their nearly week-long journey finally end on Tuesday afternoon with them winning the gold medal for the Muskies at the NWOSSAA championship in Longlac.
Mathieu Harrold of the Fort Frances Lakers and Jacob Brown of the Thunder Bay North Stars tried to get the better of one another during a first-period faceoff in the Lakers' 6-5 overtime win on Tuesday night in SIJHL action at the Ice For Kids Arena. The win saw the Lakers' record improve to 21-27-4-2 with two games remaining in the regular season.
Back-to-back years of heartbreak was plenty enough for the Muskie boys' hockey team.
For the first time in two years, the Muskies are headed back to the all-Ontarios after doubling the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints 6-3 in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA final last night at the '52 Canadians Arena.
Left, Jacob Albright called the series as over as he motioned to the crowd after scoring an empty-netter to seal the Muskie boys' hockey team's 6-3 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA final last night at the '52 Canadians' Arena.
They knew nothing was going to come easy and only hard work and sheer determination was going to get them to their goal.
The Fort Frances Lakers' first shutout of the season couldn't have come at a better time.
Goalies Kamryn Sandelovich and Jersey Masson (35) joined the rest of their Muskie teammates as Fort High celebrated claiming the NorWOSSA championship on Monday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Sandelovich made an astounding 60 saves in a 2-1 shootout win in Game 3 over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints to help the Muskies earn a berth to the all-Ontarios later this month.