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Leaders drop first point

They’re not perfect anymore but still virtually unstoppable—at least so far.

How I Set Your Mother had its six-week run of six-point nights snapped last night, but still managed earned five out of six to remain comfortably in first place in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League standings with 41 points.

Girls’ hockey season opens

The on-ice action is in full gear for another season for the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association.

A cross-divisional clash kicked things off as the PeeWee BDO Stars topped the Atom ‘AA’ Calder Legal Eagles 5-1 back on Oct. 18.

Marti Woods scored twice to lead the Stars while Makenna Hill, Abby McClam, and Shaylynn Marchuk added singles.

Zamboni ad allowed

Town council permitted the five-year pre-payment by New Gold to advertise on the arena zamboni for a total amount of $5,722.25, plus applicable taxes, at its regular meeting Monday night.

Also at Monday’s meeting, council:

Lakers rally to pull out OT win

Dylan Kooner decided he had had enough drama for one night.

Kooner took only 37 seconds to net the game-winner in overtime as the Fort Frances Lakers edged the Minnesota Iron Rangers 3-2 here Tuesday night.

The Lakers (10-2) won their third-straight game in comeback style, with Dylan Robertson deflecting Robbie Bonthron’s shot with 5:24 left in the third to knot the score.

Get protected

Pharmacist Morgan Albisser gave the Times’ own Duane Hicks a ’flu shot yesterday during a free clinic at Pharmasave. Pharmasave will continue to take walk-ins throughout the fall and winter, as will other local pharmacies. You also can contact the Northwestern Health Unit (1-866-468-2240) and make an appointment or find out about upcoming walk-in clinics.

Fire closes school

Sturgeon Creek School is closed temporarily today after a small fire in the electrical room there yesterday afternoon.

“As a precaution, resulting from a fire alarm that wasn’t a scheduled drill, the school was safely evacuated,” noted Darlene Madill, communications officer for the Rainy River District School Board.

Dushenko nabs award

The fortunes of both Pierce Dushenko and his team definitely are trending upward.

Thanks to backstopping the Fort Frances Lakers to a pair of wins last week, Dushenko yesterday was named the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions player-of-the-week in the SIJHL.

Muskies defend tourney crown

Changing some of their roster didn’t change the outcome for the Muskie girls’ hockey team

Third-period goals by Emma Noga and Taylor Croswell were the difference as the Muskies successfully defended their title at the Sturgeon Heights Huskies tournament with a 4-2 win over the Kelvin Clippers yesterday in Winnipeg.

Junior spikers shake adversity

Losing their first two matches of the year was like a slap in the face to the Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team.

Then they went and saved face—and a whole lot more.

Fort High captured its second tournament title of the year with a 2-1 triumph over the Hammarskjold Vikings (Thunder Bay) in the final of the Dryden Eagles Invitational on Saturday.