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No shortage of drama in North Stars vs. Ice Dogs series

Brendan Gillis capitalized on a two-on-one chance 9:38 into the second overtime to lift the top-ranked Thunder Bay North Stars to a dramatic 3-2 win over the fourth-ranked Dryden GM Ice Dogs on Monday night in Game 4 of their best-of-seven semi-final playoff series in Dryden.

The North Stars now lead the series 3-1 heading into Game 5 tonight at the Fort William Gardens.

NLSS presents inaugural awards

The Northern Lights School of Skating successfully completed its first year of operation and honoured its skaters at its inaugural achievements and awards gala on Friday night at the Little Beaver Cultural Centre.

The winners included:

CANPOWERSKATE Most Improved Speed Drill Time Awards Hanging Medals—Black Holder

Revco roars to first-ever hoops crown

How sweet the taste of redemption is.

Just over a year removed from a tough 86-52 loss to Sunset Landscaping in their first crack at a championship, the fifth-place Revco Renegades weren't going to be denied on their second attempt as they rolled to a 59-47 win over the third-place BDO Ballerz in the Fort Frances Men's Basketball League final last Tuesday night at Fort High.

EDBMHA hands out awards

The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association honoured the cream of this year's crop at its annual awards banquet on Saturday night at the Emo Arena.

Isabella Foster received the Tony Bliss Appreciation Award for most improved player on the Emo Express Novice girls while Bennett McQuaker took home the honour on the Emo Express White, as did Aksel Hanson for the Express Green.

Beaudry rink looking to build off lessons learned at nationals

Kim Beaudry's rink worked hard and represented Northern Ontario with class.

The squad, which also featured Barb Roy (third), Wendy Brunetta (second), and Kris Sinclair (lead), narrowly missed out on advancing to the semi-finals at the Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships held March 22-28 in Chilliwack, B.C. as they finished fifth in the Championship Pool with a 6-4 record.

Mann fares well at tourney

Hudson Mann put his talent on full display at the Tec Team Freestyle and Greco Open in West Fargo, N.D. on Sunday.

The Grade 8 wrestler, who originally is from Fort Frances, went undefeated in both Freestyle and Greco.

Mann's Greco looked great and he hit two big four-point throws on North Dakota's 2018 champion in the first 20 seconds of the match.

SIJHL names more award winners

The SIJHL announced Monday that Brock Aiken of the Thunder Bay North Stars earned the league's Top Goaltender Award for the 2018-19 season.

Aiken picked up the honour over fellow nominees Zach Willms (Red Lake Miners) and Bailey Schmitz (Thief River Falls Norskies).

The winner was determined in voting completed by each of the SIJHL's six clubs.