The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association held its annual awards banquet on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. upstairs in the Emo Arena.
President Joe Bodnar welcomed and thanked everyone for coming to the year-end celebration.
Following grace, offered by Rev. Frances Flook, everyone quickly lined up for a fantastic pot-luck meal served up by the Taylors.
Although his team came up short in their bid for a WCHA playoff title on Friday, Fort Frances goalie Ryan Faragher and St. Cloud State Huskies hockey team will be battling it out for a spot in this year’s Frozen Four tournament.
Even though he was competing against players older than him, Taylor Whitehead wasn’t intimidated in the least at his home gym last Thursday.
The Grade 9 student at Fort High went a perfect 12-0 in senior boys’ badminton play during a NorWOSSA exhibition tournament here.
“It was a pretty good day, I guess,” Whitehead smiled.
With their competitions now complete, the members of the Border Skating Club have been hard at work over the last couple of weeks as they get ready for their annual ice show on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
With the fees to become a member staying the same, and a need for more directors on their board prevalent, Fort Frances Sportsman’s Club president Ben Wiersema is stressing the importance of having more people join the club here locally.
As a result of their second place finish in the SIJHL regular season standings, the Fort Frances Lakers were able to nab the always important home-ice advantage for their semi-final series with the Dryden Ice Dogs.
Although the overall numbers were down from what they have been in the past, another enjoyable and competitive weekend was had by all who took part in the Fort Frances Badminton Club’s annual invitational tournament in the Fort High gym this weekend.
The Fort Frances Lakers find themselves in a best-of-three affair with the Dryden Ice Dogs, after the Ice Dogs evened up their SIJHL semi-final series at two games apiece following a 7-4 win in Dryden last night.
A slow start proved to the be the Fort Frances Lakers undoing last night in Dryden, as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the host Ice Dogs in Game 3 of their SIJHL semi-final series and saw their series lead drop to two games to one.
The Fort Frances Lakers used their home-ice advantage to the fullest at the Ice for Kids Arena on Friday night, as they took a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven SIJHL semi-final series after a 3-2 win over the Dryden Ice Dogs.