Muskie forward Reece McQuaker looked to circle the puck from behind her own net during the third period of Fort High's 5-2 win over the Dryden Eagles on Monday night at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre. McQuaker had an assist on the night to help the black-and-gold's cause.
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This week sees both the Muskie girls' and boys' hockey teams with multiple games on their schedules.
The girls' kicked off action Monday night with an impressive 5-2 win over the Dryden Eagles at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre.
The victory avenged a 5-4 overtime loss the Muskies had suffered at the hands of those same Eagles last Wednesday in Dryden.
Local youths had a blast on the ice while participating in the Canada 150 “Skating Day" held Sunday afternoon at the '52 Canadians Arena. The event, which was free to the community and ran from 1-3 p.m., featured free skating instruction, on-ice games, and face-painting, as well as a "Canada 150”-themed cake and various refreshments.
Junior Muskie Michael Vanderaa looked to stuff Connor Lind of the Atikokan Voyageurs on Friday during an exhibition tournament held here. The black-and-gold went on to win the game 29-15 en route to a perfect 4-0 record for the weekend. Also competing in the tournament were the Kenora Broncos, St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora), and Churchill (Thunder Bay).
Former OHL goalie Brock McGillis was at the Townshend Theatre last Wednesay to share with Fort High students his struggles of being a closeted pro athlete, as well as to share his empowering message of self-love and inclusion while also aiming to change the perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals. McGillis is the first hockey player to come out publicly as being gay.
These are trying times for the Fort Frances Lakers.
Mired in a seven-game losing skid, the team continues to fight to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
A prisoner to the guilt of being gay he is no longer.
Former OHL goalie Brock McGillis was at the Townshend Theatre here last Wednesday to share his empowering message with Fort High students of self-love and inclusion while aiming to help change the negative perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals.
Arctic Cat's Joey Theriault tried a long three-point attempt during his team's 54-42 loss to the Revco Renegades in Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action last Tuesday night at Fort High. The league runs every Tuesday, with action beginning at 6:40 p.m.
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.
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.