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Juniors 'steal show' at squash tourney

The Sunset Country Squash Club kicked off its season at the Northwestern Open tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

Club president Bob Tkachuk said the local juniors “stole the show” as 11 members participated in a variety of divisions.

Owen Riches downed his younger brother, Corbin, 3-1 to keep his perfect record intact as he claimed the junior 'A' final.

Touring curler

Harvey Station, N.B. native Rob Swan prepared to throw a rock during a pick-up game against local curlers at the Fort Frances Curling Club on Friday night. Swan was in town as part of his “Curling Across the Nation” tour, which is raising awareness for the sport and much-needed funds for his home rink, the Harvey Curling Club.

Goal celebration

Taylor Croswell, right, celebrated after scoring the go-ahead goal during the third period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 6-5 win over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in their NorWOSSA season-opener last Tuesday night at the '52 Canadians Arena.

Lakers handed pair of home losses

It was a tough weekend at home for the Fort Frances Lakers as they lost back-to-back games at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Former Lakers' goalie Brandon Bodnar earned his second-straight shutout against his old team as the Thunder Bay North Stars skated to a 2-0 victory Friday night.

Ryan Mignault opened the scoring with a short-handed marker at 16:04 of the first period.

Bantam tourney

Fort Frances Canadians' forward Andrew Kehl looked to jam the puck past the Norwest Stars' goalie during Sunday's final at the Bantam 'AA' tournament held here. The Canadians won the game 7-1 to earn the tourney title with a perfect 5-0 record.

Visiting curler

Rob Swan posed for a photo at the Fort Frances Curling Club before playing a six-end pick-up game against some local curlers as part of his “Curling Across the Nation” tour. The Harvey Station, N.B. native is visiting rinks across the country trying to raise awareness for the sport, as well as raising funds for much-needed renovations at his home club.

Muskie boys win romp

The goals came fast and plenty for the Muskie boys' hockey team in its NorWOSSA season-opener here Tuesday night.

Eric Pitkanen led the way with a hat trick as the Muskies cruised to an 11-1 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) at the Ice For Kids Arena.