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Lakers fall to Stars

The Fort Frances Lakers went up in the rankings, then went down in flames.

Jesse Talakoski had a hat trick, and Riley Corbin turned aside 47 shots, as the host Thunder Bay North Stars beat the Lakers 6-4 last night in the first of a two-game set.

It was the Lakers’ first loss in regulation time in 15 games.

Falcons sweep away Muskies

The St. Ignatius Falcons used a combination of inside power and outside marksmanship to sweep the Muskie senior boys’ basketball team in the best-of-three NWOSSAA final here over the weekend.

St. Ignatius grabbed a 66-35 win in Game 1 on Friday afternoon, then won 64-30 in Game 2 on Saturday morning to advance to the OFSAA ‘AA’ championship March 7-9 in Timmins.

Silver bounces back

They get knocked down but they get up again.

The Fort Frances rink of skip Chris Silver, third Daniel Vandenbrand, second Jason Bazylewski, and lead Davis Jackson bounced back from their first loss by dumping Aaron Soulliere (Thessalon) 9-1 in six ends earlier today to improve to 2-1 at the Bantam boys’ and girls’ provincial championships in Sault Ste. Marie.

Perrault elected chief

Couchiching First Nation has elected a new chief.

Brian Perrault defeated incumbent Sara Mainville, Louis “Smokey” Bruyere, and Scott McPherson in yesterday’s band election.

Meanwhile, incumbent councillors David Bruyere, Lucille “Bugsy” Morrisseau, Patrick Morrisseau, and William “Bill” Perrault will be joined on council by newcomer Dean Bruyere.

Laker tops again

Dylan Robertson now has the SIJHL’s attention.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ forward yesterday was named the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions player-of-the-week after chalking up nine points in three games.

Robertson has topped the SIJHL in scoring for most of the season and currently leads with 63 points—10 ahead of teammate Nick Minerva.

Lakers’ streak hits 11

With this kind of offensive production, the Fort Frances Lakers might consider holding more games at “The Duke” next season.

Nolan Ross had four points as the No. 6-rated Lakers made it 11-straight league wins with an 8-4 victory over the Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday at the Couchiching Arena.

Fast start for curlers

The Muskie girls’ and boys’ curling rinks both have started undefeated at the NWOSSAA playoffs in Thunder Bay.

The girls’ team of skip Erin Tomalty, third Tory Beaudry, second Anika Beaudry, and lead Andrea Schram opened play yesterday afternoon by nipping the defending OFSAA champion Sioux Lookout Warriors 6-5 in an extra end.

Muskie squads advance

The Muskie girls’ and boys’ hockey teams advanced to their respective NorWOSSA finals after sweeping their best-of-three semi-final series over the weekend in Sioux Lookout.

Annalise Hayes notched a hat trick as the girls cruised to a 13-0 rout Friday night.

“The kids were ready to play and came to life on the road,” said Muskie head coach Todd Hamilton.

We Could Carry Less scores more

We Could Carry Less decided it was time to have their best night of the season.

The team did just that, reaching the maximum six points to move into a tie for ninth with Wild Sets at 34 points apiece in Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League action last night.

Wild Sets was no slouch, either, recording five points for the second straight week.