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Emo pucksters split games

Emo teams played .500 hockey against opponents at the Emo Arena this past week.

In Novice action, the Emo Rockets scored in the first period and then netted to more tallies in the third for a 3-0 shutout against visiting Rainy River.

Brady Baker, Ryan Witherspoon, and Charlie DeBungie scored for the Rockets.

Mine Centre wins second gold medal

The Mine Centre girls’ grade eight volleyball team won its second-straight tournament Saturday, downing Atikokan 15-8, 10-15, and 15-6 to capture the first-annual Gilson Classic at St. Francis School here.

Mine Centre finished first in the round-robin to earn a bye into the final. Meanwhile, Atikokan swept St. Francis in the semi-final 15-13 and 15-12 to secure the other berth.

Jackson ousted at Lakehead bonspiel

Competing at the elite Sun Life/Husky Oil Grand Prix of Curling bonspiel in Thunder Bay last week, Derek Jackson quickly realized the importance of missed shots.

While rinks sometimes can get away with the odd missed shot at local bonspiels, Jackson said even a half-missed shot could very well spell the difference in a game at the higher level.

St. Francis boys earn silver

With many of the players at last weekend’s elementary school volleyball tournament in Atikokan playing the game competitively for the first time, it’s safe to say their first taste of action would be a learning experience.

The St. Francis grade seven boys’ team turned out to be the quickest learners.