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.
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The local Northern Lights School of Skating will hold its first-ever skating exhibition, entitled “True North," this Saturday at 2 p.m. at "The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).
Tickets cost $10 in advance/$12 at the door for adults, and $5 in advance/$8 at the door for kids 12 and under (those three and under are free).
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.
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.
It's probably starting to feel a little like déjà vu for the Fort Frances Lakers when it comes to the SIJHL playoffs.
Each year, the squad's road seemingly leads them to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs—and that's the case once again as the Lakers will square off against their rivals in the best-of-five quarter-final playoff series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sixth-grader from Devlin made some history Saturday when she became the first-ever female to place for the Mighty Mustangs youth wrestling program at the MNUSA state wrestling tournament in Rochester, Mn.
McKenna McTavish, competing in the all-girls' division, took third place in her weight class.