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Lumberjacks nip Lakers

Cameron Birkeland scored just 55 seconds into overtime to lift the expansion Wisconsin Lumberjacks to a 4-3 win over the Fort Frances Lakers in SIJHL action on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

It was the fourth straight loss the Lakers, who saw their record fall to 11-14-2.

Sturgeon Creek Bridge replaced

The Sturgeon Creek Bridge, that's located on Highway 11 about 8.5 km west of Highway 71, was recently improved by the Ministry of Transportation.

The former bridge was replaced with a new single span 48-metre-long bridge that has steel girders and a concrete deck.

Work started in May of 2019 and wrapped up last month.

Muskie girls claim 'Classic' crown

The Muskie girls' hockey team compiled a perfect 4-0 record en route to snaring the title at the annual K-Town Classic tournament hosted by the Kenora Broncos over the weekend.

Fort High opened play on Friday afternoon with a 6-0 romp over the host Broncos.

Issy Taylor and Piper cross both scored twice while Hailey Bombay and Tatum Glowasky also bulged the twine.

Impaired driving charges laid

The Ontario Provincial Police have been busy laying impaired driving charges in the Rainy River District.

During the night of Dec. 12, a provincial constable with the Rainy River District OPP conducted a traffic stop of a suspected impaired driver. The constable administered a roadside approved screening device, and the driver failed the test.

Lakers lose pair to North Stars

It was a tough road swing for the Fort Frances Lakers last week.

The Lakers lost back-to-back games against the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars to finish their three-game road trip with an 0-3 record.

Thunder Bay claimed Friday night's game by a 4-2 count before following that up with a 5-2 victory the following night to see their record improve to 19-7-2.