Bryden Strachan was all smiles as she did her best to keep up with Michael Chapman of the Fort Frances Lakers as they engaged in a friendly race during a post-game skate with the team after the Lakers' and Muskie boys' hockey team's combined scrimmage on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
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Ashton Cousineau did his best to get his approach shot on the green while Darian Klem and Jaden Cooper looked on during the Muskie boys' hockey team's fundraising golf scramble hosted by Heron Landing on Saturday. All proceeds from the event went to supporting the Muskie program.
Praveen Dhaliwal of the Fort Frances Lakers had this scoring chance in front of Red Lake Miners' goalie Kolter Pawlick just escape his grasp during the first period of his squad's 2-1 win in the SIJHL pre-season finale for both teams on Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The Fort Frances Lakers were able to salvage a win in the pre-season finale and will be looking to keep that momentum rolling as they get set to open the SIJHL regular season this week.
The Muskie junior boys' volleyball team had a successful season last year and they're hoping for much of the same this time around.
The defending NorWOSSA champions, who defeated the rival Dryden Eagles in four sets in last year's final here to take home gold, have an excellent core of returning players and an intriguing group of rookies this season.
Ashton Cousineau, left, Declan Webb, Mike Vanderaa, and Peyton Avis all listened intently as Muskie coach John Gibson, centre, gave out some instruction for a drill during the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team's first practice of the season last Monday afternoon (Sept. 9) at Fort High.
They just weren't ready. That's the best way Muskie football team co-coach Vic Davis could put it.
The host Springfield Collegiate Sabres stormed out to commanding first-quarter lead and never looked back as they dumped the Muskies 29-7 on Friday evening in the Winnipeg High School Football League season-opener for both teams.
It was also the WHSFL's “Game of the Week.”
With a disappointing loss in the NorWOSSA final last year firmly behind them now, the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team has been hard at work preparing for a new season that brings with it some new hopes.
The roster for this year's edition of the Muskies is looking solid, as it has seen some talented players moving up from the junior ranks as well as some veterans back in the fold.
It was a weekend full of learning and improvement and the Muskie senior girls' basketball team will be better off for having experienced it.
The Muskies compiled a 1-3 record at a pre-season senior girls' basketball tournament hosted by Lakehead University on Friday and Saturday, where they faced some of the best teams Thunder Bay has to offer.
Paiten Kinnear (25) looked to strip Ellayna Kabel of the puck behind the net during a scrimmage at the Muskie girls' hockey team's third tryout session last Wednesday evening at the Ice For Kids Arena. All the Muskie hopefuls were trying to impress head coach Nicole Clarke and the rest of the coaching staff in order to be selected to this year's roster.