Thursday, March 5, 2015


Families urged to play ‘smart hockey’

Parachute, the national charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, is promoting a video to educate hockey enthusiasts about the importance of playing smart hockey to prevent concussions.
For Canadians aged five-19, hockey accounts for 44 percent of sports-related brain injuries.

BDO Stars come up short

Only one set of Stars could shine bright when the final curtain came down.
Kristy Dunning had three goals and an assist as the Thunder Bay Petrie Stars romped to a 6-0 shutout over the Fort Frances BDO Stars in the bronze-medal game of the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association’s PeeWee girls’ tournament Sunday at the Emo-La Vallee Arena.

Pair of Lakers snag awards

Nathan Park’s fantastic February not only benefitted his team but himself.
Park closed the year’s shortest month with a 31-save outing to backstop the Fort Frances Lakers to a 4-2 victory over the Thunder Bay North Stars here Saturday night.

Muskie boys storm back for crown

Jamie Davis went out of his way to add one more thought in the midst of the post-game glow filling the hallways of the Memorial Sports Centre on Sunday.
“Make sure to say we thank the community for coming out and supporting the boys,” the Muskie boys’ hockey head coach said.
“The crowd was incredible today.”
Graeme Kitt agreed wholeheartedly.

Lakers stay at ninth

It’s a top 10 list that won’t make it onto “Late Night with David Letterman,” but one on which the Fort Frances Lakers are proud to have landed.
The Lakers remained in the No. 9 spot for the second-straight week in this season’s final edition of the CJHL’s weekly top 20 rankings, which were announced yesterday.

Lakers rally for comeback win

Robbie Bonthron’s innocent-looking shot ignited a four-goal third period to lift the Lakers to a 4-2 victory over the Thunder Bay North Stars on Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Bonthron erased the Stars’ 1-0 lead with a 25-footer that beat Eric Mann early in the third after Nicholas Nigro had scored for Thunder Bay with 10 seconds left in the second.

Muskie boys defend crown

Jarred Taylor and Matt Cheetham scored seven seconds apart early in a four-goal first period here yesterday to spark the Muskie boys’ hockey team to a 7-3 victory over the Dryden Eagles and a 2-1 win in the best-of-three NorWOSSA final.
It was the team’s eighth-straight NorWOSSA crown.

Muskie spikers off to OFSAA

Methodical, masterful, magnificent.
The Muskie senior girls’ volleyball team was all of the above in capturing the NWOSSAA crown with a 2-0 sweep of the Westgate Tigers over the weekend at Fort High.
The squad didn’t drop a set in beating the Thunder Bay champs 3-0 on Friday afternoon (25-19, 28-26, and 25-15) and again Saturday morning even more convincingly (25-10, 25-13, and 25-10).

Lakers stave off Iron Rangers’ rally

The Minnesota Iron Rangers saved all their offence until the end last night.
They should have started a little sooner.
The Rangers scored all their goals in the third period but still fell 5-4 to the Fort Frances Lakers at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Muskie girls champs again

The Muskie girls’ hockey team let the Dryden Eagles worry about tweeting.
The black-and-gold were more interested in delivering a beating.
A three-goal outburst in the first six minutes of the game propelled the Muskies to a 5-2 victory and two-game sweep over the Eagles in the best-of-three NorWOSSA final last night at the ’52 Canadians Arena.

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