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Six Lakers named all-stars

The SIJHL galaxy’s brightest lights were recognized yesterday, with several Fort Frances Lakers selected among the league’s elite.

Fort Frances placed four members of its squad on the CCM Hockey 1st All-Star Team, with two more making it onto the 2nd All-Star Team.

Leading the way for the Lakers on the 1st Team is forward Dylan Robertson.

Council pay outlined

A new report received by town council Monday night shows how much the mayor and councillors were paid in 2015, with Mayor Roy Avis again ranking as the highest-paid and having the most expenses.

Mayor Avis, who also sits on the Fort Frances Power Corp. board of directors and local Police Services Board, had remuneration totalling $32,427.32 last year.

Rink gets first win

Maybe there’s something to being an early riser and avoiding extra ends.

Northern Ontario rose with the Maritime dawn today, then rose to the occasion to secure its first win at the senior women’s curling championship in Digby, N.S.

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.