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Judo meet

It was a great day for all the judoka who competed at the Borderland Judo Club's fourth-annual shiai held Saturday at the Couchiching multi-use facility. Judo clubs from across Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and the U.S. competed at the event and put their skills to the test. Divisions included U10, U12, U14, U21, and 21-and-over.

Curling sendoff

Barb Roy (third), Kim Beaudry (skip), Kris Sinclair (lead), and Wendy Brunetta (second) posed with Seth Ettestad, who was impersonating the man from Curling Canada's “So you think you are a Canadian” commercial, during the rink's send-off party held last night upstairs at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The rink will be heading to Chilliwack, B.C.

Tough going for Thunderhawks' rink at nationals

It was a tough outing for the Confederation College Thunderhawks' men's curling rink at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national curling championships that were held Friday through yesterday in Fredericton, N.B.

The rink, which includes former Muskies Kurtwood McGuire (skip) and Jason Bazylewski (second), went 0-7 to finish last in the eight-team field.

Lakers' MVP

Goalie Jacob Gnidziejko was presented with the most valuable player award by head coach/general manager Wayne Strachan on Saturday afternoon. He also took home the team's leadership award.

Body lunge

Cordell Boyko of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs lunged to check Jaedin Ness of the Fort Frances Lakers off the puck during the third period of the hosts' 6-5 shootout win here Friday night. Ness forced overtime in that one after notching the equalizer in the third period.

Puck scramble

Fort Frances Lakers' goalie Jacob Gnidziejko looked to get his body fully in front of the puck while teammate Nate Drobnick tried to prevent Dryden GM Ice Dogs' forward Jacob Siebenga from getting to the rebound during the second period of the hosts' 6-5 shootout win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Playoff preview

Brett Hahkala blasted a shot over Dryden GM Ice Dogs' defenceman Ryan Brandt and a diving Jordan Wilde to notch the Fort Frances Lakers' first goal of the game on a man advantage during the first period of his squad's 6-5 shootout win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.