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Going for puck

Ben Hoefler of the Fort Frances Lakers, centre, tried to gain possession of the puck while he was hounded by a pair of Thief River Falls Norskies during the first period of his squad's 3-0 loss here in SIJHL action on Friday night.

Excellent save

Fort Frances Chiefs' goalie Dana Cridland made an excellent pad stop on Dryden 3rd Liners' forward Martina Wintle as Nicole Clarke skated hard on the backcheck during the second period of the Chiefs' 3-2 win in the championship game of their annual home tournament on Sunday afternoon at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).

Lifting the stick

Right, Mackenzie Kakapetum of the Sioux Lookout Warriors tried to lift the stick of Hailey Bombay in attempt to keep her from getting a scoring chance during the first period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 of their best-of-three NorWOSSA semifinal series.

Firing away

Dylan Tessier fired a shot on Red Lake Rams' goalie Kyle Gelderland from a sharp angle at the left side during the Muskie boys' hockey team's 5-0 win in Game 2 of their best-of-three NorWOSSA semifinal series on Saturday afternoon here. The black-and-gold outscored the Rams 12-0 in a two-game sweep.

Opening tip

Wyatt Richards showed off some great hops as he tried to win the opening tip-off against Jordan Maki of the St. Ignatius Falcons during Game 1 of the best-of-three NWOSSAA championship at Fort High on Friday afternoon. The Falcons won that game 70-48 over the Muskies before taking Game 2 85-48 on Saturday morning to sweep the series and advance to OFSAA next week.

Girls' hockey final setting up to be a classic

Not much has separated the Muskie girls' hockey team and the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) this season.

What seemed to be the inevitable clash of the titans has come to pass as the first-place Muskies and second-place Saints will square off in the best-of-three NorWOSSA final this week to decide who advances to OFSAA 'A/AA' championship in Stratford from March 24-26.