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Muskie boys win opener

Connor Nelson netted the eventual game-winner early in the second period last night as the Muskie boys' hockey team earned a 3-1 win over the Sioux Lookout Warriors in the opener of their best-of-three NorWOSSA final at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Local bowlers compete at provincials

There were no medals in the cards for the Sunset Country contingent that competed at the P.O.A. (pins over average) provincial championships held over the weekend in Thunder Bay.

Competing in the Hi-Lo Doubles portion of the tournament, Fort Frances Bowling Club members Mike Behan and Rob Kinsman teamed up to finish in sixth place out of the 12 teams with a combined +191 total.

Sr. spikers make OFSAA

The Muskie senior girls' volleyball team had the “Fish Tank” rocking over the weekend.

The black-and-gold swept the best-of-three NWOSSAA championship against the St. Ignatius Falcons (Thunder Bay) held at Fort High and now advance to the all-Ontarios slated for March 4-6 in Amherstburg.

Muskie girls able to oust Saints

Alex Gartzke netted a hat trick to pace the Muskie girls' hockey team to a 6-4 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints in Kenora yesterday afternoon in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA semi-final series.

The third-ranked Muskies now advance to the best-of-three NorWOSSA final against the top-ranked Dryden Eagles.

Council to hear presentations

Town council will hear presentations from the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre and NCDS at its regular meeting tonight.

Library CEO Caroline Goulding will present council with a report entitled, “The Value of Your Library—Social and Economic Return on Your Investment.”

NCDS executive director Nicke Paddock then will speak about NCDS' community involvement.

Muskie boys sweep Saints

Matt Spence scored twice to pace the Muskie boys' hockey team to a narrow 5-4 win over the Saint Thomas Aquinas Saints in Kenora in Game 2 of the best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series Thursday afternoon.

With with win, the top-ranked Muskies swept the series and now advance to face the second-place Sioux Lookout Warriors in a rematch of a last year's best-of-three NorWOSSA final.

Lakers thumped by host Ice Dogs

Defenceman Ryan Brandt had a season-high four assists, while forward Cameron Coutre tallied twice and set up two others, to pace the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs to an 8-2 romp over the Fort Frances Lakers last night.

The fourth-place Ice Dogs (24-17-4-2) stormed out to a 4-0 lead on goals by Trygve Many Guns (two), Braden Shea, and Evan Pakkala.