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Racing along

The Good Samaritans team from International Falls dug in hard during their first preliminary race Saturday afternoon 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 here.

Novice tourney

Josh Krasaukas of the Thunder Bay North End Flames fired a shot on the Fort Frances Armstrong Crushers' net during his team's 1-0 shutout win in Sunday's 'B' final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's Novice tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena. In the 'C' final, meanwhile, Fort Frances Taggs fell 4-1 to the Kenora Strone.

Pizza party

Nicole Avis and her children, Aspen and Kiplan, enjoyed making some homemade pizza yesterday at the “Valentine's Pizza Party" hosted by the Fort Frances "Best Start" Hub at the "Circle of Life” building on Mowat Avenue. Those on hand were able to build pizzas to their own liking while also enjoying some fruit dipped into a chocolate fondue.

Stick on ice

Brandon Bodnar of the Thunder Bay North Stars put his paddle down on the ice to thwart a scoring chance by Fort Frances Lakers' forward Jaedin Ness during his team's 4-0 win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Bodnar, a former Laker, has been a thorn in his old team's side this season and once again was a star by earning a 32-save shutout.

Standing goal

Fort Frances Borderland Blazers' goalie Jersey Masson looked on at the play in the corner during her team's 5-1 loss to the L.O.W. K-Town Snipers (Kenora) in the Bantam division's championship game Sunday at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam “Showcase” at the Ice For Kids Arena. With the loss, the local squad finished with a 1-2 record.

Muskie greeters

Muskie boys' hockey players Kendyn Faragher and Eric Pitkanen greeted those who attended the team's annual tea and bake sale with a smile Saturday afternoon at the Fort High cafeteria. The event also included a penny table, as well as a Muskie “photo booth” and a table that featured scrapbook memories of past Muskie teams.

Ready to defend

Muskie co-captain Byron Stewart looked to keep Robert Green of the Red Lake Rams contained during Fort High's 17-2 romp Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Stewart scored a goal and set up four others to help the Muskies clinch first place in NorWOSSA regular-season play.

Venom tops at 'showcase'

Talk about a close one.

The Fort Frances PeeWee Venom almost let the game slip through their fingers but stayed composed to claim the gold medal with a 3-2 win over the Dryden B&B Blazers on Sunday at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam “Showcase” at the Ice For Kids Arena.