They knew nothing was going to come easy and only hard work and sheer determination was going to get them to their goal.
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The Fort Frances Lakers' first shutout of the season couldn't have come at a better time.
Goalies Kamryn Sandelovich and Jersey Masson (35) joined the rest of their Muskie teammates as Fort High celebrated claiming the NorWOSSA championship on Monday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Sandelovich made an astounding 60 saves in a 2-1 shootout win in Game 3 over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints to help the Muskies earn a berth to the all-Ontarios later this month.
Above, Hailey Bombay and St. Thomas Aquinas Saints' forward Abbie Favreau both tried to knock down a puck from out of midair during first-period action. Left, Muskie captain Jill Calder lifted a backhand over St. Thomas Aquinas Saints' goalie Faith Reid's glove during the second round of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 2-1 shootout win in Game 3 on Monday night.
Above, Fort Frances Lakers' captain Noah Loveday tried to locate a puck that was between his feet and kick it up to his stick for a scoring chance while he was being checked by Thunder Bay North Stars' defenceman Kyler Belluz during the first period of his squad's 2-0 win.
Local forward Brett Hahkala tried to skate his way around Thunder Bay North Stars' defenceman Maxime Fortin and into their zone during the first period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 2-0 win in SIJHL action here on Saturday night. The Lakers took three of a possible four points against the defending champs over the weekend and will end the regular season this week with a three-game homestand.
NorWOSSA gold. Sweet, sweet NorWOSSA gold.
Jill Calder and Abbie Kenny both scored in the shootout to lift the Muskie girls' hockey team to a thrilling 2-1 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA final last night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The Muskie girls' hockey team celebrated Tatum Glowasky's first-period goal that opened the scoring during Fort High's 2-1 shootout win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in their third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA final last night at the Ice For Kids Arena. It was the first league title for the Muskies since 2018.
Abbie Kenny fired a shot past St. Thomas Aquinas Saints' captain Montana Neil and towards goalie Faith Reid during the first period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 5-2 loss in Game 1 of their best-of-three NorWOSSA final last Wednesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The Fort Frances Lakers followed up some of their worst games of the season with one of their best performances of the year in a 5-3 win over the rival Dryden GM Ice Dogs on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.