The Town of Fort Frances has received input from a consultant in Southern Ontario regarding ways to reduce costs at the Ice for Kids and ’52 Canadians arenas.
A report received late last week suggested lowering lighting by 60 percent on the ice surfaces of both rinks could be a major cost-saver for the community.
Fort Frances native and St. Cloud States Huskies sophomore goaltender Ryan Faragher helped his team make history in Toledo, Ohio yesterday afternoon, as the Huskies men’s hockey program qualified for the Frozen Four for the first time in school history.
Despite having just watched his team give up a tying goal in the final 15 seconds of regulation and then lose in overtime to the Dryden Ice Dogs by a score of 4-3 on Thursday night at the Ice for Kids Arena here, Fort Frances Lakers head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan was quick to point out the importance of putting Game 5 in the rearview mirror as the team now trails their best-of-seven
Any momentum that the Fort Frances Lakers may have built up at the start of their SIJHL semi-final series has been quickly washed away, as the they now find themselves tied with the Dryden Ice Dogs heading into Game 5 at the Ice for Kids Arena tonight.
With the regular season title already in their back pocket, the Fort Frances Canadians PeeWee ‘AA’ hockey team completed their season on a winning note at the Ice for Kids Arena here on Sunday afternoon, as they prevailed in NWO PeeWee ‘AA’ league playoff tournament finals by a score of 4-1 over the Kenora Thistles.
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.