Despite winning both games yesterday to improve his record to 6-0 at the Canadian police curling showdown in St. John’s, Nfld., today will go a long way in determining if Clint Barton’s rink once again will be crowned national champions.
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The Causeway Cougars edged the MEC Bulldogs, also of Fort Frances, 4-3 on Sunday to claim the Silver division title in the annual International Falls Squirt hockey tournament last weekend at Bronco Arena.
Jarod Catholique-Bruyere scored the game-winner, assisted by Shane Belluz, with under a minute to play in regulation time.
When the Naotkamegwanning (Whitefish Bay) First Nation Women’s Group decided to promote unity and healing within their community, they went about it in no small way.
In fact, their Olympic-style celebration has taken on a life of its own this week in the community of 800, located east of Highway 71 between Nestor Falls and Sioux Narrows.
Emo minor hockey teams took five of their seven games played last week, including a 5-2 win by the Novice Wings over Food Town (Fort Frances).
Leading 3-2 after two periods, the Wings added two more in the third to seal the victory.
The Sunset Country Snowmobile Club and local OPP have a simple message for snowmobilers in the wake of last Monday’s fatality on Stanjiko-ming Bay.
Stay off the ice.
After losing the NorWOSSA gold-medal game to Dryden just a few weeks ago, and then dropping another decision to them to open the NWOSSAA playdowns in Thunder Bay, Fort Frances skip Bill Crewson was hoping to get another crack at his closest rival.
Jeff Savage scored four goals and added an assist to help pace the B•Macs Bantam “AA” rep team to a 7-1 exhibition win over the Northwestern “AAA” PeeWee all-star squad here Sunday.
Ross Anderson, Scott Witherspoon, and Steve Niskala also scored in the win. Mike Bylawski, assisted by A.J. Tucker, replied for the PeeWees.
The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association board will soon be looking at the possibility of fielding a “AA” Midget team that would play an exhibition schedule with teams from Minnesota by as early as next season.
As 125 athletes and countless other volunteers converged on Fort Frances on Saturday for the Ontario Region 8 Spring Games, it didn’t take long to notice these Games were special.
Athletes from Atikokan, Dryden, Kenora, Thunder Bay, and Nipigon competed in five-pin bowling and swimming against their counterparts from Fort Frances.
Despite taking the expansion Grand Rapids Griffins to the Eastern Conference quarter-finals of the International Hockey League in their inaugural season, and leading the team to an almost guaranteed playoff berth this year, Dave Allison is now out of a job.