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Pickler sparks Lakers to wins

Brett Pickler's getting a penchant for scoring big goals—and the Fort Frances Lakers are loving it.

Pickler doubled his season goal output by scoring a natural hat trick in the third period, including the tying and winning goals, as the Lakers battled back for a 5-3 victory over the English River Miners on Saturday as part of “Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada” festivities in Kenora.

Light night for spikers

A last-minute change in plans made for a quiet night in the Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League.

Eight of the 12 teams were left without a place to play when the league got late word that the Fort High gym would not be available last night due to early preparations for today's NorWOSSA playoffs.

Lakers' skid hits six

Maybe being in the national spotlight will reverse the fortunes of the Fort Frances Lakers.

The three-time defending SIJHL champs are bound for Kenora on Saturday to play the English River Miners in a game that will be part of Sportsnet's “Hockey Day in Canada” broadcast.