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Fort bowlers earn 'Aggregate' banner

It was a “banner” weekend for a group of Fort Frances bowlers in Kenora.

The local contingent garnered 41 points overall to capture the annual “Aggregate” tournament that pits the four clubs making up Sunset Country competing against each other in various divisions.

Balmertown was next with 28 total points, followed by host Kenora (26) and then Dryden (25).

Keith up for award

Chicago Blackhawks' defenceman Duncan Keith was among the 31 NHL players nominated for the this year's King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The trophy is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice, and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

Shooting Stars nab tourney title

The local Shooting Stars Bantam girls' hockey team went undefeated at the inaugural Westy's 3-on-3 tournament over the weekend in Dryden.

Competing in the combined Bantam/Midget division, the squad compiled a 4-0 record to finish in top spot.

The first game saw the Shooting Stars cruise to a 9-2 romp over the Brett's girls' Midget team.

Sports news in brief

Star Muskie running back Sekina Scheibler still is reaping the benefits of an impressive season.

The WHSFL recently named him to the Team Steeves roster (Vincent Massey Brandon) for the league's Senior Bowl, which is slated for May 26 at 2 p.m. at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

Fans can get tickets to the game from the players or for $6 at the gate.

Gold, silver medals for Northern Storm

The Northern Storm 14U regional girls' hockey team went 2-1-1 en route to the championship at the “Battle by the Bay” tournament in Duluth, Mn. over the weekend.

Facing Machine Orange in Sunday's final, the Storm used a pair of second-period goals to eke out a 2-1 victory.

Autumn Cooper bulged the twine while the other Storm goal scorer was not identified.

Solemn salute

In solidarity with communities across Canada, the flags outside the Civic Centre have been at half-mast in honour of the 16 lives lost as a result of the horrific crash involving the Humboldt Broncos' hockey team bus on April 6 near Tisdale, Sask.

SIJHL names all-star teams

The SIJHL last week announced its first and second all-star teams for the 2017-18 season.

Hailey Clendenning was the lone Fort Frances Lakers' representative after she was selected to the second all-star team as a trainer/equipment manager.

Clendenning earned honours for her significant contributions in her first season with the Lakers.