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Miners extend series

The Fort Frances Lakers got their wish.

Alex Maticic scored two second-period goals as the host English River Miners rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Minnesota Iron Rangers 6-4 in Game 4 of their first-round best-of-five series last night.

Pair to speak on change rooms

Town council will hear a presentation from two local residents regarding change rooms at the Memorial Sports Centre during its regular meeting tonight.

Cathie Sinninghe and Lindsay Strickland are scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m.

The committee of the whole will hold a budget meeting first starting at 5:30 p.m.

Minerva picked as top blueliner

It was one of the easier choices of the Junior ‘A’ hockey awards season.

Fort Frances Lakers’ blueliner Nick Minerva not surprisingly was selected as the SIJHL-Gongshow Gear best defenceman award winner earlier today.

The 20-year-old from New Brunswick, N.J. wound up with 73 points in 52 games to lead all defencemen not only in the SIJHL but in the entire CJHL.

Trio of Lakers honoured

The Fort Frances Lakers are 3-for-4 in the awards department, with more likely on the way.

Fort captain Dylan Robertson was named the SIJHL’s top defensive forward for this season this past Tuesday, while fellow forward Andrew Willner was saluted as the league’s most sportsmanlike player.

Rangers grab opener in OT

A former Fort Frances Laker helped move his new team one step closer to facing his old gang.

John Cuni fed Tyler Lindstrom for the game-winner at 4:26 of overtime as the Minnesota Iron Rangers nipped the English River Miners 3-2 in Game 1 of their SIJHL first-round series last night in Ear Falls.

Misfits dethrone Chiefs to win tourney

The Chiefs exploded out of the gate, as expected.

Then they imploded, which nobody expected.

The Emo Misfits scored five unanswered goals, including a hat trick from Claire Sandelovich, to pave their way to a 5-1 victory in the championship game of the second-annual Chiefs Women’s Hockey Invitational Tournament this past Sunday at the Couchiching First Nation Arena.

Body found, identified as missing teen

Police have confirmed that a body discovered in Kenora earlier today is that of 16-year-old Delaine Copenace.

The remains were found shortly after ‎8 a.m.

Officers from the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains being located at the end of Water Street in Lake of the Woods in the City of Kenora.

Snazzy socks

Staff of Community Living Fort Frances and District were rockin’ funky socks in support of World Down Syndrome Day yesterday. The community was encouraged to wear colourful socks, knee-highs, long socks, or printed socks as a way to bring awareness about Down syndrome and to promote inclusion and understanding.

Minerva honoured

There was nothing weak about Nick Minerva’s week.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ defenceman yesterday was chosen as the SIJHL’s final regular-season winner of the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions player-of-the-week honour.

Minerva, a 20-year-old from New Brunswick, N.J., is a repeat winner of the award after also being recognized back in Week 12.