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Lakers' MVP

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.

Body lunge

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.

Puck scramble

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.

Playoff preview

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.

'Loppet' fun for all again

It was a day of nice weather and good competition for those who attended the second-annual Rainy Lake “Loppet” on Saturday afternoon.

Hosted by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club at its Rocky Inlet trails, nine skiers made the most of a mild winter day and put their skiing skills to the test against some friendly competition.

Senior spikers to build off OFSAA lessons

Each match is a learning experience and sometimes the lessons you need to learn most come from tough losses.

The Muskie senior girls' volleyball team experienced its share of disappointment last week as the black-and-gold compiled a 1-3 record in Pool 'A' play to finish fourth and wind up on the consolation side of the bracket at the OFSAA championships in Amherstburg.

Lakers in preparation mode for playoffs

It's been a gruelling season and things aren't going to get any easier for the Fort Frances Lakers as they conclude the SIJHL's regular season this week.

The squad managed to split its weekends games at the Ice For Kids Arena, which included a 7-3 romp over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Sunday afternoon following a 5-1 loss to the Thief River Falls Norskies on Friday night.