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Solemn salute

In solidarity with communities across Canada, the flags outside the Civic Centre have been at half-mast in honour of the 16 lives lost as a result of the horrific crash involving the Humboldt Broncos' hockey team bus on April 6 near Tisdale, Sask.

SIJHL names all-star teams

The SIJHL last week announced its first and second all-star teams for the 2017-18 season.

Hailey Clendenning was the lone Fort Frances Lakers' representative after she was selected to the second all-star team as a trainer/equipment manager.

Clendenning earned honours for her significant contributions in her first season with the Lakers.

Mixed title for Bonot

Trevor Bonot capped an excellent season by going undefeated en route to the title at the BrokerLink mixed provincial playdowns over the weekend in Nipigon.

The Stratton native, who joined forces with his sister, Jackie McCormick, as well as Mike McCarville and Angela Lee-Wiwcharyk for the tournament, opened play Thursday night with a 6-2 win over Nathan Lohnes (Fort William).

EDBMHA awards

Hockey players of all ages took home awards at the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association's annual banquet held March 24.

Reed Booth received the Tony Bliss Appreciation Award for most improved player in the Novice division while Mya LePage was the recipient in Novice girls.

Emo Feeds sign

A sign was positioned Monday afternoon over the front entrance to the new Emo Feeds location on Canning Lane opposite the old store. After being closed for a week to transfer everything to the new location, the store re-opened for business yesterday morning.

Leafs nab title in feisty final

The Couchiching Leafs cruised to a 9-1 win over the Red Lake Crimson Storm in the Bantam division final at the fifth-annual Chuck McPherson Youth Tournament held Sunday afternoon at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).

The game was marred by poor sportsmanship and violence, with fights breaking out late in the second period and escalating throughout the rest of the game.