THUNDER BAY, Ont.—The SIJHL announced on Friday that the Dryden GM Ice Dogs have been named the recipient its second-annual Team Community Service Award.
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When you think of racquet sports in Rainy River District, Bob and Mary-Beth Tkachuk are likely the names that first come to mind.
Down but not out.
So was the mentality of the West division as it rallied late to snatch a 4-2 win over the East division in the Rainy River District Fastball League's annual all-star game on Thursday night at Manitou Rapids.
They were remembering drivers who paved the way before them, but it also was a memorable weekend for local drivers at the Emo Speedway.
Former Fort Frances Lakers' standout forward Lucas Debenedet is making the leap to professional hockey.
After a successful NCAA collegiate career at Northland College (NCHA), the International Falls, Mn. native has signed a pro contract in Europe with the Meudon Hockey Club in the France 2 League.
Local kindergarten teacher (RRDSB) Priscilla Miller finished second overall in the Running Room-sponsored Canada Day 5.16K in Winnipeg.
The race cap allows a maximum of 450 runners thus providing a deep field.
The slightly “long” 5K includes significant trail running.
Miller ran 21:56 which averages to 6:50 minute per mile pace.
Although it was a less than ideal situation for CJ Contracting, it still fought hard to the very end.
Fielding just the minimum seven players needed in order not to forfeit, CJ (1-2-2) ultimately ran out of gas as they suffered a 7-0 setback to Centra Pipelines in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.
It's one of the rarest feats in fastball.
Murray Armstrong pitched a perfect game to pace the Sight & Sound Wolves (6-4) to a 14-0 win over the Sabaskong Goldeneyes in Rainy River District Fastball League action on Tuesday night.
Cole Beacham suffered the loss for the Goldeneyes (2-7).
RED LAKE, Ont.—The Red Lake Miners Hockey Club of the SIJHL and the RLM Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Geoff Walker as the organization's new head coach and general manager.
Walker, who is from Charlottetown, P.E.I., brings an abundance of hockey experience to the organization.
With the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship coming up July 18-20, 80-year-old Phil Bangert once again will be fishing in it.
Having competed in the bass tournament since its second year, Bangert said the FFCBC is a week of his summer he never wants to give up.