Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sports

Bonot wins opener

It was deuces wild for Trevor Bonot yesterday.
The Stratton native, who now curls out of the Port Arthur Curling Club in Thunder Bay, used four two-enders to down fellow Port Arthur skip Matthew Johnson 8-5 in the first draw of the men’s West qualifier in Geraldton.
The top three finishers in the round-robin competition will advance to the men’s provincial championship Feb. 5-8 in Kenora.

Girls’ hockey results

A whirlwind of excitement was apparent during recent action in the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association.
Savannah McGinnis had a hat trick to lead the Fort Frances Atom Calder Legal Eagles to a 5-2 win over the Emo Express on Jan. 13.
Kianna Antonick and Kayleigh Walton added singles while Paige Yerxa and Taryn McQuaker scored for Emo.

Muskies, Leafs lose to visitors

All things considered, Scott Clendenning was in pretty good spirits.
That was despite his Muskie girls’ hockey team falling 6-2 to the visiting Warroad Warriors last night at the ’52 Canadians Arena in the second half of a home-and-home exhibition series.
Warroad took the opener 8-1 at home back on Nov. 14.

Local runners hit stride in ‘Gizzard’

The weather didn’t quite live up to the event name.
But several district runners at least felt a slight chill in their bones as they braved the elements Saturday to compete in the 35th-annual “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run” in conjunction with “Icebox Days” festivities in International Falls.

Mayhem now tops

Jaymee Fiset’s slow start to the season lasted all of one game.
Last year’s goal-scoring leader in the Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League bounced back from getting blanked in her season debut by netting a hat trick to spark the Main Street Mayhem past the Boston Pizza Ball Blasters 5-3 last night.

Lakers extend win streak

It took seven to reach 11th heaven, with the captain leading the charge.
Miles Nolan’s goal in the seventh round of the shootout gave the Fort Frances Lakers a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Iron Rangers last night in Hoyt Lakes in the opener of a home-and-home series.

Defending champs moving up

The defending champs are getting that familiar look to them again—the one that made them impossible to stop last season.
Scared Hitless earned the maximum six points in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League action last Thursday to solidify its hold on third place with 56 points.

Voyageurs, Bison split again

An instant classic one night; instant trouble the following morning.
The Rainy River Community College Voyageurs had Bronco Arena rocking Saturday with a spine-tingling 2-1 comeback victory in overtime against the North Dakota State University Bison in ACHA Division II women’s action.
But the adrenaline rush seemingly was replaced by tired legs Sunday at Kerry Park Arena.

SIJHL eyeing Kenora team

The SIJHL is close to becoming a six-team circuit once again.
League commissioner Bryan Graham confirmed Friday that the process is well underway to establish an expansion team in Kenora that will begin play this fall.

Streaking Lakers now ranked 11th

With nary a white flag to raise nor a towel to throw in close at hand, Nathaniel Dupuis created his own signature of surrender.
The Thunder Bay North Stars’ goalie pulled himself out of the game in frustration at having just given up what would be the last salvo in a 9-0 romp by the Fort Frances Lakers here Friday night.

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