Trying to stop the Fort Frances Lakers these days with all hands on deck is tough enough.
Doing it with a short bench is next to impossible.
Such was the fate of the Dryden Ice Dogs last night, who only were able to ice 14 skaters due to a rash of injuries.
The result was a 6-0 victory for the visiting Lakers to give the SIJHL leaders their 11th-straight win.
Two Fort Frances natives from different schools are going prospecting for gold in “The Big Nickel” this weekend.
Hailey Beaudry of the Muskies and Molly Carlson, representing the St. Ignatius Falcons of Thunder Bay, found the extra gear they needed at the NWOSSAA cross-country championships last Wednesday at the Kamview Nordic Centre in Thunder Bay.
The Elmwood Giants proved their point—and even received an extra one on the scoreboard.
On the heels of a 31-0 win over the Muskies in the regular-season finale Oct. 17, the third-place Giants towered over their black-and-gold visitors for the second-straight week—cruising to a 35-0 victory in their WHSFL Currie Division quarter-final Friday.
The first three tasks were like picking cherries.
The tree got taller in a hurry with the last two, but the Muskie girls’ hockey team still climbed the ladder and tasted sweet victory.
The victories for the Fort Frances Lakers are piling up like autumn leaves in your backyard.
The local Junior ‘A’ team made it 10 wins in a row this past week to put more distance between themselves and the rest of the SIJHL.
Their success also moved the squad up one spot to its new best-ever ranking of No. 5 in the Canadian Junior ‘A’ Hockey League top 20 rankings.
The game wasn’t entirely beautiful but at the end of it, the Fort Frances Lakers were a perfect 10.
A four-goal first period provided the Lakers all the spark they needed in a 6-2 win over the visiting Wisconsin Wilderness on Saturday night.
It wasn’t the way he wanted to go out.
But for Chad Canfield, it’s time to go.
Canfield announced today he is stepping down after four seasons as head coach of the Muskie football team following Fort High’s 35-0 loss to the Elmwood Giants in quarter-final action Friday in Winnipeg.
Ontario Universities Athletics is aiming to foster the growth of grassroots football locally.
OUA reps will be here Tuesday (Oct. 29) with “Growing the Gridiron,” a free junior football clinic aimed at children aged seven-14.
The Big Nickel will feel like a million dollars to Hailey Beaudry in just over a week—even if she had to slog through a mud bog to make it there.
The Grade 11 Muskie cross-country runner finished fourth in the senior girls’ division Wednesday at the NWOSSAA championships at the Can-View Ski Trails in Thunder Bay.
The Muskie senior and junior girls’ basketball squads both earned byes to their respective NorWOSSA finals next month after improving their league records to 6-0 on Tuesday in Kenora.
The seniors downed the Broncos (2-4) by a 29-20 margin, which Muskie co-coach Dan Bird said wasn’t as close as the score indicated.