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Quesnel impresses at Winnipeg meet

It was a preverbal mixed bag for seven members of the Sunset Country Squash Club during the Manitoba Junior Open over the weekend at the Winnipeg Winter Club.

“It was a mix of results, as usual, for us over there,” coach Bob Tkachuk explained.

“By far our toughest competition comes from Manitoba, except for maybe Toronto, but it was a good effort from everyone,” he added.

Eagles tops at Dryden tourney

It took a shootout but in the end, the Fort Frances Lakewood Tire Eagles PeeWee girls’ team skated away with the Kathy Sanders Memorial Tournament title in Dryden on Sunday.

Trailing the Thunder Bay McDonald Magic 1-0 late in the third period, Rachel Jean scored in the dying stages of regulation time to force overtime.

Mad scramble

Muskie Jeff Lauzon (#25 in white) battled a pair of Dryden Eagles for possession during NorWOSSA junior boys’ basketball action here yesterday afternoon. The Eagles went on to a 48-39 victory but the Muskie senior boys dumped the visitors by a 67-38 score.

Thunderhawks’ game postponed

Tonight’s scheduled game between the Fort Frances Thunderhawks and Kenora Thistles has been postponed after the Thistles were unable to field enough players to make the trip.

However, both teams are discussing ways to make up the game, which may include a five-game series between the two rivals for the Gary Cook Trophy, named after the longtime Thunder Bay hockey executive.

Ready to start

Kelsey Scribilo of Kenora prepared to start her Gold Interpretive ‘B’ program during the 2011 Sunset Country regional figure skating competition Friday evening at the Ice For Kids Arena here. Scribilo ended up finishing in third place, with the top spot on the podium going to Border Skating Club member Jillian Bobczynski.


Members of the Fort Frances Snipers mobbed Kendyn Faragher after he scored the game-tying goal during yesterday’s final of an Atom ‘AA’ tournament here. The host Snipers went on to lose 3-2 in overtime to the Baudette Bears to settle for the silver medal.

Muskie boys win in romp

The Muskie boys’ hockey team outclassed their opponents yesterday afternoon at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre, cruising to a 12-2 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in exhibition action.

“We kind of knew what we were getting into here,” Muskie head coach Shawn Jourdain after the game.