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Timbits claim gold in Dryden

The Fort Frances Timbits girls’ Novice hockey team took the top prize at the Kathy Sanders Memorial hockey tournament in Dryden with a 6-1 win over the Thunder Bay Canadians in Sunday’s final.

Annalise Hayes led the attack with five goals while Maighyn DeGagne added the other one.

Garage fire

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service responded to a garage fire on the 900 block of Christie Avenue North yesterday evening.

Sixteen firefighters responded to the blaze, which was reported at 6 p.m., Fort Frances Fire Chief Gerry Armstrong said this morning.

He noted firefighters were on the scene for about two-and-a-half hours.

Sabres trounce Ice Dogs

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres scored four times in the third period yesterday afternoon en route to a 6-2 win over the host Dryden Ice Dogs.

Brendan Baumgartner scored twice while Mitch Cain, Kyle Turgeon, Mike Boese, and Ryan Witherspoon added singles.

Kevin Burton and Tristan Allain replied for the Ice Dogs.

Local rinks fall short

There will be no local representation at the men’s provincial playdowns being held here Feb. 10-14.

Lorne Jackson and his team of Don DeBenedet, Raymond Roy, and Todd Moxham lost twice to Chris Briand (Thunder Bay), including a 8-1 defeat on Saturday that sent them packing from the inter-regional qualifying event in Atikokan.

Sabres blank Diesels

There’s no place like home.

Backed by a 24-save effort by Ryan Faragher and four points from a red-hot Kyle Turgeon, the Fort Frances Jr. Sabres continued their home-ice dominance with a 5-0 shutout over the Schreiber Diesels last night.

Catholic board reports surplus

FORT FRANCES—The Northwestern Catholic District School Board reported to being in a good financial position at Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting.

The 2007-08 audited financial statements and manager letter were presented for approval to the board, with one highlight being a surplus of $691,238.