If Claire Sandelovich had her way, the Muskie girls’ hockey team would be shorthanded all the time.
The Fort High forward netted four goals and added an assist to pace the Muskies to a 10-0 thrashing of the Kenora Broncos in the NorWOSSA-opener for both teams last night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Kathie Jackson and her rinkmates have to rely on the kindness of others if they are going to extend their stay in Thunder Bay.
The Fort Frances skip and her Northern Ontario team of third Teresa McFayden, second Lisa Penner, and lead Kris Sinclair lost their second-straight game with a 6-3 defeat to the Northwest Territories yesterday at The Dominion Club Curling Championships.
The captain steered the ship through pleasant waters, with no threat of being pushed off course.
That would be Muskie captain Shelby Tymkin, who notched a pair of goals in leading the black-and-gold to a 7-0 shutout of the host Detroit Lakes Lakers in an exhibition game Tuesday night.
Cole Tymkin may be the youngest player on the Muskie boys’ hockey team but he certainly hasn’t played like it so far.
The lone Grade 9 donning the black-and-gold this season looked like a seasoned veteran Tuesday night, scoring the game-winner as part of a natural hat trick in a 6-3 victory over the visiting Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action.
Tanner Fricke decided this was no time for a losing streak and figured ending someone else’s winning run suited him just fine.
Fricke scored twice in regulation time, then netted the winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout, to lift the Fort Frances Lakers to a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Iron Rangers last night in Hoyt Lakes.
A sharpened supply of Sabres used a third-period surge to slice the Muskie boys’ hockey team’s thoughts of a tournament title to shreds.
Fort High led 3-2 after two periods but gave up three unanswered goals in the third to fall 5-3 to the Steinbach Sabres in the final of the Morden Thunder tournament on Saturday.
“It wasn’t bad,” said Muskie head coach Jamie Davis.
Skai McLean unleashed the bullet, then celebrated Teemu Selanne-style by machine-gunning the air with his hockey stick.
He might as well have been shooting down the medal hopes of the Fort Frances Bantam ‘AA’ Canadians.
The Fort Frances Lakers are on such a roll, they didn’t even have to play last week to gain even more national prominence.
The squad’s 10-day break from SIJHL play didn’t prevent them from moving up one spot for the fourth-consecutive week to reach No. 2 in the Canadian Junior ‘A’ Hockey League top 20 rankings released Monday.
Instead of tears of frustration at not moving forward, there only were smiles on the faces of the vanquished hometown heroes as they savoured all they did achieve this season.
It was a fast start but forgettable finish for Kathie Jackson.
The Fort Frances skip and her Northern Ontario rink of third Teresa McFayden, second Lisa Penner, and lead Kris Sinclair fell 7-4 last night to Stacey Fordyce of Manitoba in their opening game in the Grey Pool at The Dominion Club Curling Championship in Thunder Bay.