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Figure skaters plan ice show

Plans are in the advanced stage for the Emo Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show slated Sunday, March 15 from 1-4 p.m.

Dress rehearsal will be Wednesday, March 11 from 4-7 p.m.

All parents have their instructions indicating what number(s) their child(ren) will be participating in, and what is required for their colourful costumes.

Local armwrestlers place high at Northwestern competition

The Fort Frances Armwrestling Club went over the top here Saturday, winning several trophies at the Northwestern Ontario showdown at Memorial Arena in conjunction with the Little Amik Winter Carnival.

About 50 armwrestlers took part in the tournament, which attracted several of the top competitors from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario.

OPP score big win

T.J. Roen scored three goals to spark the Emo Novice OPP to a 7-2 win over the West End Eagles (Fort Frances).

Eric Soucy helped the cause with two goals while Matt Beck and Jordan Davis added singles. Brian Gustafson and Chad Dustak replied for the Eagles.

Junior hoopsters win Kenora tourney

The Muskie junior boys’ basketball team continued its winning streak, dumping Mennonite Brethren High School (Winnipeg) by a 61-43 count Saturday in the final of a tournament in Kenora.

John Sivonen paced the Muskies with a game-high 30 points and was named the tournament MVP. Evan Woodland added 15 points.

Both players also were named to the tournament all-star team.

Kenora squad tops tourney

Bar-B-Q Bobs (Kenora) downed tagg’s (Fort Frances) 3-1 to win the ‘A’ crown at the annual Novice hockey tournament last weekend at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.

Bryan Wolfe pace the Bobs with two goals while Joelle Charlebois added the other. The tagg’s goal scorer was not available.

Minor Hockey Week deemed big success

While hockey always takes centre stage in Fort Frances each winter, its importance was heightened even more during Minor Hockey Week held Feb. 2-7.

And for all those who have groggily awaken, scraped the ice off the windshield, and trudged off to the local rink for that 6 a.m. game or practice, Minor Hockey Week symbolizes why we do it all.

For the kids.