Jayden Mrakic of the Thunder Bay North Stars and Ben Hoefler of the Fort Frances Lakers were determined to get the better of each other in a faceoff battle during the hosts' 6-5 overtime win on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
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The Fort Frances Lakers are having a solid start to the SIJHL regular season but it remained to be seen how they would stack up against the defending champs.
Turns out just fine, thank you very much.
Fort Frances erased a 3-0 first-period deficit to pull out an exciting 6-5 overtime win over the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Tyler Malpass loaded up to fire a wrist shot on Thunder Bay North Stars' goalie Jordan Smith during the third period of the Fort Frances Lakers' comeback 6-5 overtime win over the defending SIJHL champs on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Malpass notched an assist in that one to help pace the Lakers (6-4-1) to their sixth win of the season.
The Fort Frances Lakers were behind the eight-ball early once again on Tuesday night.
But instead of feeling sorry for themselves, they battled and clawed their way to a 4-3 comeback win over the Red Lake Miners at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Praveen Dhaliwal tried to fend off the attempted hook of Red Lake Miners' forward Morgan Venne and skate the puck out from behind the visitors' net during the third period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 4-3 win on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Fort Frances Lakers' centre Ben Hoefler looked on as Joel Matthews of the Wisconsin Lumberjacks won a faceoff early in the first period of the hosts' 6-5 overtime loss on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Hoefler scored twice and added an assist in a losing cause for the Lakers.
The Owl senior boys' volleyball team got off to decent start to the NorWOSSA 'A' season by splitting its road matches.
After sweeping the Ignace Falcons 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, and 25-17) back on Oct. 1, the Owls (1-1) were dispatched 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 19-25, and 22-25) by the Pelican Falls Timberwolves the following day.
The streak had to end sometime—even if it came against a league rival.
The Muskie junior girls' basketball team saw their five-game winning streak to start the NorWOSSA season come to a halt with a 26-18 loss to the visiting Dryden Eagles last Tuesday afternoon here.
Wayne Strachan has liked how his team plays in the final 40 minutes of games.
It's the first 20 that could use some improvement.
Continued slow starts were the theme last week as the Fort Frances Lakers dropped a trio of games in which they had to play catchup in all of them.
It's been some tough sledding of late for the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team.
After picking up their lone win of the NorWOSSA season back on Sept. 24 against the visiting Sioux Lookout Warriors, the Muskies have now dropped four straight matches to sit with a disappointing 1-5 record in league play.