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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.

Vball serve

Zak Kellar wound up to unleash a serve while teammate Joe Hardy looked on during a Muskie junior boys' volleyball team practice Monday afternoon at Fort High. Members of the black-and-gold worked diligently on getting their serves right for a portion of the practice.

Vball set

Peyton Avis looked to direct the ball over the net during a Muskie junior boys' volleyball practice Monday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold were working on a wide range of skills ahead of their NorWOSSA regular-season opener next Thursday (Sept. 20) against the visiting Dryden Eagles.

Driving to basket

Members of the Muskie senior girls' basketball team were working hard on running offensive plays during practice Monday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold will head to Thunder Bay this weekend for an exhibition tournament before hosting the Dryden Eagles in their NorWOSSA regular-season opener next Thursday (Sept. 20).

Trickling over

Nick Lucas of the Fort Frances Lakers tucked home his squad's final goal of the game on a breakaway during their 6-2 win over the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL pre-season action Sunday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here. Fort Frances swept the home-and-home series after also taking the opener 3-2 on Saturday night in Hoyt Lakes.