Jill Calder scored the winner with 17.7 seconds left in overtime to lift a determined Muskie girls' hockey team to a 4-3 win over the host Saint Thomas Aquinas Saints in Kenora on Tuesday afternoon in the opener of the best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final.
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The league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars used a six-goal barrage in second period to roll to a 8-1 romp over the Fort Frances Lakers on Tuesday night at the Fort William Gardens.
Sheldon Kelly scored the eventual winner with 3:40 left in the third period to send the Muskie boys' hockey team to a 6-3 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the opener of the best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series last night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Mikel Ward also netted a hat trick as the black-and-gold gained the upper hand in the series.
The entry deadline for the 2019 Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts is this Friday (Feb. 22).
Entry forms can be found on the “Forms, Fees and Resources” page of their website (ff-festival.com) and at the back of the syllabus.
The updated syllabus also has been posted on the site.
Festival competition will begin in April, with the dates as follows:
It was a banner day for three of the four Muskie court teams on Friday at the NorWOSSA playoffs hosted by the Kenora Broncos.
The junior and senior girls' volleyball teams, as well as the senior boys' hoops squads, all won their respective finals to finish as league champs.
Town council is scheduled to vote on a resolution regarding the idled Resolute Forest Products mill during a special meeting tonight.
The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
Several stakeholders also are expected to speak in support of maintaining a stable, equitable wood supply for the community.
The Fort Frances Lakers were able to earn a split in their home games over the weekend.
The undermanned Lakers weren't able to keep up with the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars in a 5-0 loss Friday night but then rebounded with a big 6-2 win over the visiting Minnesota Iron Rangers yesterday afternoon in a Family Day matinee.
A local man was killed in a snowmobile collision in northeastern Minnesota on Saturday.
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that Melvyn MacDonald, 35, of Fort Frances, crashed into a tree and died.
He was riding with a group on the Cook Area Snowmobile Trail near Buyck, roughly 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Ely.
In a statement to the Fort Frances Times earlier today, local MPP Greg Rickford indicated all parties involved in the potential sale and re-start of the Resolute mill here have to have access to all levels of government and provincial ministries.
The Muskie Nordic ski team put on a show at the NWOSSAA championships held Tuesday in Dryden.
The black-and-gold now will have four of its members representing Northwestern Ontario at the OFSAA championships set for Feb. 28-March 1 in Duntroon.
Emma Toriseva (17:55) and Kayli Machura (18:33) finished 1-2 in the junior girls' division to book their ticket to the all-Ontarios.