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English River Miners' forward Cody Milgate looked to capitalize on this scoring chance on Fort Frances Lakers' goalie Ismael Ralsten during his team's 5-1 loss Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Ralsten turned this shot aside, along with 34 others, to earn the win and help the fifth-place Lakers improve their regular-season record to 15-28-2-4.

Lakers grind out win

The English River Miners are a hard-working, in-your-face style of team.

But the Fort Frances Lakers were up to the challenge as evidenced by their hard-fought 5-1 victory Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Captain Julian Uhryniuk and affiliate player James Gushulak both notched a goal and an assist to pace the Lakers' offence.

Watching play

Muskie forward Jake Barker looked to set a screen in front of St. Thomas Aquinas Saints' goalie Mason Vogrig during the second period of Fort High's 4-1 win in Game 1 of the NorWOSSA semi-final last Wednesday night at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).

St. Mike's change

Students at St. Michael's School had some fun this morning participating in a relay race, meant to simulate retrieving water from a well, as part of their “Change Challenge” initiative. Students are helping to raise funds for the Tom Newell Home For Children orphanage in Whowgbhay, Liberia by sacrificing their loose change this Lent.

Senior night

Muskie girls' hockey team captain Annalise (C.C.) Hayes, along with her parents Darwin Hayes and Lisa George, posed for pictures during the squad's annual “Senior Night” prior to their 14-0 rout of the Kenora Broncos in Game 1 of the NorWOSSA semi-final at the Ice For Kids Arena Tuesday night. Hayes notched a hat trick and added a helper in a winning cause.

Muskies rout Broncos in Game 1

The Muskie girls' hockey team cruised to a 14-0 romp over the Kenora Broncos in Game 1 of their best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Siobhan Mackintosh lit the lamp four times and added two assists while captain Annalise (C.C.) Hayes netted a hat trick along with a helper to pace the Muskie onslaught.

Nestor Falls set to hold annual winter carnival

The 36th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival is expected to be a great time for all again this year.

Running March 2-4, the three days will be chock full of events at the community hall and various other locations around Nestor Falls.

The Friday will feature the Nestor Falls Fish Cook-Off & Dessert competition from 4-9 p.m. at the community hall.

Digging hard

Members of the Paddlers Without Borders' women's team from Oak Ridge, Tenn. dug in hard during their first preliminary race Saturday at the inaugural FMG Ice Dragons Challenge hosted by the local International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club on the ice behind La Place Rendez-Vous.