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Men’s hoops league opens

The local men’s basketball circuit tipped off Monday at the Fort High gym with Domino’s bouncing the Muskie senior boys’ team 73-60 while La Place Rendez-Vous downed Taggs 68-60.

John Sivonen led the Domino’s attack with 22 points while Jeremy Strain netted 18 in a losing effort for the Muskies.

Wildcats show promise

The local Pharmasave Wildcats Midget girls’ hockey team earned three ties en route to the consolation title at the “November Chill” tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

The squad opened the tournament with a come-from-behind 4-4 tie against the Dryden Eliminators.

Bronze medal for local PeeWee girls’ team

The local Kitowski Trucking PeeWee girls’ hockey squad wrapped up the “November Chill” tournament in Thunder Bay with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Dryden Herricanes to secure the bronze medal with a 4-1 overall record.

Sarah Milling scored in the overtime to lead Fort Frances to victory. Angel McCormack and Claire Sandelovich had scored in the opening period.

Sabres acquire new goalie

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres went fishing for some goaltending depth and reeled in Kyle Ruhl from the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Orangeville Crushers.

Ruhl, 18, appeared in five games with Orangeville, going 0-1 with a 3.88 goals against average and a .875 save percentage in what is considered a high-scoring league across the board.

Council bullets

At Monday night’s meeting, town council:

•approved a request from the Police Services Board to amend By-Law 66/90-A (which prohibits the use of ATVs in town limits) to exempt police, fire and rescue, paramedic, and bylaw personnel while in the performance of their duties;