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Local soccer league in need of more players, volunteers

The local Borderland Soccer League needs more players and volunteers in order to keep running.

That was the message delivered during the league's annual general meeting held Feb. 25 at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

To start 2018, the league had $8,992 in its bank account—a reduction of nearly $1,000 compared to 2017 due to a decrease in players.

Skips delivery

Muskie boys' skip Chris Silver watched his shot intently as Owen Riches and Jason Bazylewski started to sweep during the rink's 5-2 win over the Atikokan Voyageurs on Sunday afternoon in the opener of the NWOSSAA championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The squad went a perfect 4-0 to nab the gold medal.

Tight coverage

Muskie Avery Cates was all tied up by Dryden Eagles' forward Lauryn Loyer during the second period of Fort High's 4-1 victory in the NorWOSSA girls' hockey final opener last Wednesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Fort High then beat the Eagles 5-1 on Friday night in Dryden to sweep the series 2-0 and advance to the all-Ontarios set for March 21-23 in Timmins.

Knocked over

Dryden Eagles' defender Lindy Leclerc tripped up Muskie captain Annalise (CC) Hayes on her attempt to cut towards the Dryden goal during Fort High's 4-1 victory in the NorWOSSA girls' hockey final opener last Wednesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The black-and-gold then skated to a 5-1 win Friday night in Dryden to sweep the series 2-0 and claim their fifth-straight league crown.

Ready to sweep

Katrina Slomke and Ashley Payne were ready to sweep as Andrea Schram released a shot during the Muskies' 11-8 loss to Mackenzie Jolicouer and the Rainy River Owls on Sunday afternoon in the opener of the NWOSSAA finals at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

IP Jamboree

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association held its annual IP Jamboree on Saturday at the Ice For Kids Arena. A total of 11 teams took part in the event, which places all the emphasis on having fun and none on the scoreboard.