Fort Frances Lakers' forward Ian Tookenay looked to dance his way around Thief River Falls Norskies' defenceman Jake Eischen for a scoring chance during Friday night's 5-1 loss at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers now have lost seven-straight games to remain in fifth place in the six-team SIJHL.
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Despite some mild weather that put trail preparation back following an early snowfall, the local Borderland Snowmobile Club is right on track for the upcoming season.
Club secretary Chad Jack said some of the tougher areas on trails already have been packed, giving them an advantage heading into the winter months.
It was a perfect weekend for the Bantam Leafs of the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association.
The squad won all three of its games, then earned a 3-2 victory over East Grand Forks in the championship game to claim the Grand Forks 15U tourney title.
Issy Taylor scored the first and third goals of the game while Tatum Glowasky notched the second one.
Talk about a picture-perfect two days for Muskie curlers.
The boys', girls', and mixed rinks all competed in an exhibition tournament in Red Lake on Sunday and Monday, and came away victorious in every single match.
The girls earned three-straight victories on Sunday, dumping Red Lake 11-2 before pounding Atikokan 12-1 and then downing Sioux Lookout 7-3.
Muskie captain Annalise (“CC”) Hayes looked to keep Payton Boyko of the Dryden Eagles hemmed in her own zone during third-period action of Fort High's 5-2 win last night at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre. Hayes notched a goal to help lead the Muskies (5-0-1) to their fifth win of the NorWOSSA regular season.
Revenge is a dish best served in Emo.
A four-goal first period sparked the Muskie girls' hockey team (5-0-1) to a 5-2 win over the Dryden Eagles last night at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre.
Last Tuesday, it was the host Eagles who emerged with a 4-3 overtime win, but the Muskies made sure to flip the script in the teams' second meeting of the NorWOSSA regular season.
Graham Cumming and his daughter, Tayah, had some fun on the ice taking part in the Canada 150 “Skating Day” that was held Sunday at the Ice For Kids Arena. The event, held from 1-3 p.m. and free to the community, featured free skating instruction, face-painting, coffee, hot chocolate, and a Canada 150-themed cake, among other activities and refreshments.
There's something about the Thief River Falls Norskies that the Fort Frances Lakers just can't seem to figure out.
That was the story again over the weekend as the Lakers (6-16-1-1) dropped both games of a home-and-home series against the SIJHL leaders.
All four Muskie court sports teams kicked off their NorWOSSA seasons yesterday against the host Kenora Broncos.
The senior boys' basketball team came away with a 71-58 triumph.
Aaron Bujold led the way with 20 points while Cole Kowalski, Kobi Ward, and Garrett Hyatt each had 13.
It was a different story for the junior boys, however, as they fell 61-51 to the Broncos.
Despite the colder weather Tuesday night, the action was hot inside the Fort High gym for the Fort Frances Men's Basketball League.
The first game of the night saw Sunset Landscaping taking on the Muskie senior boys' team.