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Mtis display

The Sunset Country Métis Council and the Métis Nation of Ontario Healing and Wellness Branch held a “Paddle into the New Year” event Saturday at the Sunset Country Métis Hall, where they had posters set up with MNO program information. The event also included a free meal for the community, along with bannock- and bead-making sessions, among other activities for adults and children.

Ready to shoot

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Christian Ward broke his way in on Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Jackson Nelson for a scoring chance during his team's 5-4 loss to the visitors Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers, who now have dropped two-straight games following a season-high four-game winning streak, next host the Thunder Bay North Stars tomorrow night. See story on P2.

Quick start by Norskies sinks Lakers

The Fort Frances Lakers knew it wasn't going to be their night early on in the first period.

That was made quite evident to them by the front-running Thief River Falls Norskies, who stormed out to an early four-goal lead en route to a 7-1 romp Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

It was the Lakers' second-straight loss following a season-high four-game winning streak.

Lifting shot

Evan Wright of the Causeway Cougars fired a shot on Fort Frances Rainy Lake Attack goalie Ashytn Thomson during his team's 3-1 win in Sunday's final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Atom 'A' tournament. Wright scored twice to lead the Cougars to the gold medal, who won all six of their games over the weekend.