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.
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These are trying times for the Fort Frances Lakers.
Mired in a seven-game losing skid, the team continues to fight to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
A prisoner to the guilt of being gay he is no longer.
Former OHL goalie Brock McGillis was at the Townshend Theatre here last Wednesday to share his empowering message with Fort High students of self-love and inclusion while aiming to help change the negative perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals.
Arctic Cat's Joey Theriault tried a long three-point attempt during his team's 54-42 loss to the Revco Renegades in Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action last Tuesday night at Fort High. The league runs every Tuesday, with action beginning at 6:40 p.m.
Fort Frances Lakers' forward Ian Tookenay looked to dance his way around Thief River Falls Norskies' defenceman Jake Eischen for a scoring chance during Friday night's 5-1 loss at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers now have lost seven-straight games to remain in fifth place in the six-team SIJHL.
Despite some mild weather that put trail preparation back following an early snowfall, the local Borderland Snowmobile Club is right on track for the upcoming season.
Club secretary Chad Jack said some of the tougher areas on trails already have been packed, giving them an advantage heading into the winter months.
It was a perfect weekend for the Bantam Leafs of the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association.
The squad won all three of its games, then earned a 3-2 victory over East Grand Forks in the championship game to claim the Grand Forks 15U tourney title.
Issy Taylor scored the first and third goals of the game while Tatum Glowasky notched the second one.
Talk about a picture-perfect two days for Muskie curlers.
The boys', girls', and mixed rinks all competed in an exhibition tournament in Red Lake on Sunday and Monday, and came away victorious in every single match.
The girls earned three-straight victories on Sunday, dumping Red Lake 11-2 before pounding Atikokan 12-1 and then downing Sioux Lookout 7-3.
Muskie captain Annalise (“CC”) Hayes looked to keep Payton Boyko of the Dryden Eagles hemmed in her own zone during third-period action of Fort High's 5-2 win last night at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre. Hayes notched a goal to help lead the Muskies (5-0-1) to their fifth win of the NorWOSSA regular season.
Revenge is a dish best served in Emo.
A four-goal first period sparked the Muskie girls' hockey team (5-0-1) to a 5-2 win over the Dryden Eagles last night at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre.
Last Tuesday, it was the host Eagles who emerged with a 4-3 overtime win, but the Muskies made sure to flip the script in the teams' second meeting of the NorWOSSA regular season.