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Standing tall

Brandon Bodnar came up with this gigantic save on a short-handed breakway for Thief River Falls Norskies' forward Mitchell Soderbergh to keep the Lakers ahead 3-0 in the second period of Saturday night's 3-2 win in Game 4 of their first-round, best-of-five “Survivor Series” at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Mens bonspiel

Skip John Gibson urged second Shane Beckett to lean heavy on the broom to move this stone along during a game against Gary Windego's rink Saturday at the annual Fort Frances men's bonspiel. Steve Gushulak of here led his team of third Mike Badiuk, second Todd Moxham, and lead Bill Gushulak to the 'A'-event championship of the 18-team event with a 7-6 extra-end win over Mark Broman.

Blocking shot

Belle River Nobles' assistant captain Andrew Thoms was willing to sacrifice his body to help goalie Patrick Timpany in trying to block this shot by St. Mary's Crusaders' captain Anthony Piccolo during the second period of the Nobles' 3-2 win in a shootout last night in the gold-medal game of the OFSAA 'A/AA' boys' hockey championship at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Big check

Muskie Landon Woods tried to make Holy Cross defenceman Connor Watson part of the boards with this massive hit in the early stages of the Raiders' 2-0 win over Fort High in the final Pool 'A' game for both teams yesterday morning at the OFSAA 'A/AA' boys' hockey championship here. The loss eliminated the black-and-gold from further contention.

Official opening

This pre-game face-off last night at the Ice For Kids Arena signalled the ceremonial start of the OFSAA 'A/AA' boys' hockey championship. Taking part in the proceedings were Immaculata Saints' captain Jacob Bays, left, Lucille Morrisseau (representing Couchiching First Nation), Coun.

Club able to land ice 'dragons' visit

With a new name, two recently-forged partnerships, a more concentrated cross-border initiative, and an opportunity to host a unique event on the horizon, the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club is breathing some serious fire these days.

For instance, the club finalized negotiations over the weekend to bring the FMG Ice Dragon Challenge here next January or February.

Go Muskies!

The Muskie cheerleading squad was out in full force to support the black-and-gold during their opening 6-1 victory over the O'Gorman Knights (Timmins) yesterday at the Ice For Kids Arena.