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Women’s hockey scores higher numbers

While women’s hockey continues to make great strides on a national level, those involved with the program here have started to benefit from that popularity.

A “significant” number of new players signed up for the coming season during registration Saturday, coach Stuart McIvor noted, adding that helped offset the handful who left to attend university.

National lifeguard course making splash here

For the first time ever, a National Lifeguard Service course is being offered here that will allow those who pass it the chance to be a certified lifeguard anywhere in Canada.

The 10-week course, which originally attracted a dozen people aged 16 and over (it’s now down to 11), includes 20 hours in the classroom and 20 more in the pool.

The cost for the course was $200.

Local pair make Kenora squad

Ryan Hampton and Dallas Mosbeck, who both played for the local Bantam B•Macs “AA” rep team last season, have cracked the Kenora Midget “AAA” Stars.

The pair survived the final cut at the Stars’ training camp Sunday and were placed on the 22-man roster (56 players originally tried out for the team).

Aquanauts benefit from high registration numbers

While the Aquanauts are hoping for even better results in the pool this season, what is already known is that the local swim club definitely will be bigger.

Some 120 swimmers have registered for the various programs, a sharp increase from 80 a year ago. And that has many people involved with the Aquanauts ecstatic with the possibilities for this season—and the future.

Former Muskie star pivot making transition as head coach

Friday was Homecoming but it wasn’t the most pleasant one for former Muskie star Brett Watt.

Watt, who quarterbacked the black-and-gold to an NWOSSAA title during his high school career here, returned to Westfort field last week as the first-year head coach of the Sturgeon Creek Schooners of Winnipeg.

He left town with his team on the short end of a 62-0 shellacking.