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Squash action

Former Fort resident Anniss Seid, who now lives in Thunder Bay, lunged to return a shot during the men's 'A' Open final Sunday at the 31st-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament here. Despite his best efforts, the former junior standout lost the match 3-0 to Peter Russel of Winnipeg to settle for second place in the division.

Lakers nipped by 'Dogs

For the second-straight game, a shootout was needed to decide the outcome.

And once again it didn't go the Fort Frances Lakers' way.

Two points from Hunter Buzzi weren't enough as the Lakers fell 4-3 to the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs on Saturday night to extend the squad's losing streak to 12 games.

Direct line

Baudette Bears' forward Jackson Lebrasseur had a free path towards the Fort Frances Wu Warriors' net yesterday during the 'A' final of the annual Bantam 'A' tournament held here. The Bears went on to win the game 7-1 en route to the gold medal.

Ready to smash

Peter Russell, a top-10 player from Winnipeg, looked to smash a serve yesterday afternoon during the men's 'A' Open final of the 31st-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament. Russell used some blistering shots to defeat Fort Frances native Anniss Seid 3-0 to claim the tourney title.

Muskie girls go winless

Wins were hard to come by for the Muskie girls' hockey team over the weekend in Thunder Bay.

The squad was there to play a trio of exhibition games Friday and Saturday—coming away from with a tie and two losses.

The Muskies kicked off action Friday night with a hard-fought 1-1 tie against the Midget 'A' Queens.

Outdoor rink

A positive of the recent cold snap is that the two outdoor rinks in town are in prime condition. Local youths, seen here taking part in a game of shinny, were out enjoying the one located in the east end late yesterday afternoon despite the frigid temperature. Sorry, kids, but your Christmas break is coming to an end, with classes set to resume on Monday across the district.