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Muskies win three

It was almost a perfect day for the Muskie court teams Tuesday against the visiting Dryden Eagles.

Michael Vanderaa had 14 points as the junior boys' basketball team routed the Eagles 71-26 to improve to 1-1 in NorWOSSA play.

Meanwhile, the senior boys dropped to 1-1 on the season following a tough 99-73 loss to Dryden.

Muskie hockey squads down Saints

It was double trouble for the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints on Tuesday as both Muskie hockey teams went to Kenora and skated away with victories.

The girls' squad squared off in an afternoon affair, with the Muskies eking out a 3-2 win to improve to 6-0-1 on the NorWOSSA season.

Captain Annalise ('CC') Hayes opened the scoring at 4:54 of the first period.

RBC Lions win battle of unbeatens

Tuesday night featured a battle of old versus young, as well as a pair of undefeated juggernauts facing off in Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action.

The first game of the evening had the Revco Renegades taking on the Muskie senior boys' team.

In the end, it was the mature, crafty, and slick passing veterans of Revco who held on to beat the young-running Muskies 63-55.

Lakers nipped by 'Dogs

They say a two-goal lead in hockey is the hardest to protect, but the Fort Frances Lakers found that to be untrue last night.

The Lakers (6-17-1-1) couldn't hold a pair of one-goal leads as the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs (18-3-4-1) rallied for 3-2 victory.

It was the Lakers' eighth loss in a row.

Circling net

Muskie forward Reece McQuaker looked to circle the puck from behind her own net during the third period of Fort High's 5-2 win over the Dryden Eagles on Monday night at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre. McQuaker had an assist on the night to help the black-and-gold's cause.

Skating day

Local youths had a blast on the ice while participating in the Canada 150 “Skating Day" held Sunday afternoon at the '52 Canadians Arena. The event, which was free to the community and ran from 1-3 p.m., featured free skating instruction, on-ice games, and face-painting, as well as a "Canada 150”-themed cake and various refreshments.

In your face

Junior Muskie Michael Vanderaa looked to stuff Connor Lind of the Atikokan Voyageurs on Friday during an exhibition tournament held here. The black-and-gold went on to win the game 29-15 en route to a perfect 4-0 record for the weekend. Also competing in the tournament were the Kenora Broncos, St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora), and Churchill (Thunder Bay).

McGillis speaking

Former OHL goalie Brock McGillis was at the Townshend Theatre last Wednesay to share with Fort High students his struggles of being a closeted pro athlete, as well as to share his empowering message of self-love and inclusion while also aiming to change the perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals. McGillis is the first hockey player to come out publicly as being gay.