Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Lakers double Miners

The Ice For Kids Arena became the Vela-drome for a night.
Matt Vela had a hat trick, and Bowen Alcock netted the game-winner with 2:52 left in the third, as the Fort Frances Lakers doubled the English River Miners 4-2 in SIJHL action Saturday.

Playoff hopes dashed

With a playoff spot on the line, Brayden Coulis was “Mr. Everything” for the West Kildonan Wolverines here Friday as the Winnipeg squad romped to a 46-14 win over the Muskies.
Coulis set a new WHSFL record for points in a game by one player—scoring 40 of West Kildonan’s 46 in four different ways to put the Wolverines (4-3) into the post-season.

Lakers handed another defeat

Yesterday was one to forget for the Fort Frances Lakers.
The Lakers kept it closer than 48 hours earlier, but still dropped a 4-2 decision to the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL action last night in Hoyt Lakes.

Junior football game cancelled

It was hardly the proper way to end a season.
The Fort Frances Junior Wolverines football team has cancelled its final game of the year—and only home contest—scheduled for tomorrow against the Kenora Junior Broncos.
Wolverines’ co-coach Brett Wilson said Kenora refused to follow the same format for games here that they had when the Broncos played host earlier this season.

Tie atop women’s volleyball standings

Kiss My Pass figured a light night of action was the right time to stage a palace coup.
With only four teams seeing action in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League last Thursday because of the unavailability of Fort High, Kiss My Pass took over the St. Michael’s School venue to earn five of a possible six points.

Senior girls lone winners

One unbeaten team kept cruising along.
The other one had its plans for perfection derailed.
The Muskie senior girls’ basketball team boosted its NorWOSSA winning streak to 17 games with a 49-13 rout of the Dryden Eagles here yesterday.
Fort High (5-0) led 26-5 at the half, with their suffocating defence creating turnovers time and again that led to several easy lay-ups at the other end.

Muskie runners take second

It was the “Turkey Trot” but Jenny Hammond opted for a full gallop.
The Muskie senior runner placed third in a field of 22 with a clocking of 23:06 in the girls’ five-km division at the “Turkey Trot” and U14 cross-country championships yesterday in Dryden.
Hammond went toe-to-toe with Dryden’s Elizabeth Carter before Carter nipped her by three seconds for second place.

Muskies need win to make playoffs

A season that almost didn’t begin could yet end with a playoff berth for the Muskie football team.
In what was possibly the black-and-gold’s greatest scoring day in team history, Fort High routed the host St. John’s Tigers 60-28 in WHSFL action Tuesday.

Lakers routed

Every fibre in Wayne Strachan’s body was begging for him to resurrect the ghost of Herb Brooks for at least one practice yesterday after his team laid a gigantic egg here Tuesday night.
Seth Chumley scored twice, and Kyle Carignan made 32 saves for his second-straight shutout, as the Minnesota Iron Rangers blanked the Lakers 6-0 in the first game of a home-and-home series.

Tilbury lands berth at ‘worlds’

You win some, you lose some.
Fort Frances triathlete Jeff Tilbury had to accept both the roses and the thorns last week upon receiving news about his competitive passion on two fronts.
Tilbury netted a secondary selection to take part in the 2015 Age Group Triathlon World Championships in Chicago next September.

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