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Hoopsters facing Tigers

It’s time to take the next step.

The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team will look to make their first OFSAA appearance since 2001 when they take on the Westgate Tigers in the best-of-three NWOSSAA final today and tomorrow in Thunder Bay.

The series opens at 4 p.m. today (EST), with Game 2 going tomorrow at 11 a.m.

‘Community Chest’ dinner almost sold out

Those wanting to attend the 11th-annual “Community Chest” benefit dinner this Sunday at La Place Rendez-Vous had better get tickets quick as it’s almost sold out.

The Rendez-Vous reported this morning it only had six tickets left out of the 275 that were available.

Costing $30 each, they are available at the Rendez-Vous or can be reserved by calling 274-9811.

Canadians beat Renegades again

The Fort Frances Canadians Midget ‘AA’ hockey team has yet to lose to the Dryden Renegades so far this season, although Saturday’s 4-2 result was the closest the Renegades have come.

The Canadians got two goals from Jeff Cridland, and one each from Jeff Gustafson and Tyson McLean, to maintain the upper hand on their rivals to the north.

Silver finish for Taggs

The local Taggs Source for Sports Bantam ‘AA’ hockey team competed in its eighth and final tournament of the season last weekend in Brandon, Man., coming home with silver after compiling a 4-1 record.

Taggs opened play against a very talented Interlake Lightning team, and surprised the Lightning in handing them only their second loss of the season.

Sabres nip Bearcats

A pair of local players helped propel the Fort Frances Jr. Sabres to a narrow 4-3 victory over the host Thunder Bay Bearcats last night.

Kyle Turgeon notched a goal and two assists while linemate Mitch Cain added three assists to give the Sabres their first victory over the second-place Bearcats in four tries since the Christmas break.

Local mill faces more downtime

Citing poor market conditions for its pulp and paper products, AbitibiBowater temporarily will curtail operations at its Fort Frances mill through March on a scheduled basis.

Paper machine #6 will be shut down from March 1-April 4 (five weeks) while paper machines #5 and #7 will be idled from March 22-April 4 (two weeks).