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SIJHL names all-star teams

The SIJHL last week announced its first and second all-star teams for the 2017-18 season.

Hailey Clendenning was the lone Fort Frances Lakers' representative after she was selected to the second all-star team as a trainer/equipment manager.

Clendenning earned honours for her significant contributions in her first season with the Lakers.

Mixed title for Bonot

Trevor Bonot capped an excellent season by going undefeated en route to the title at the BrokerLink mixed provincial playdowns over the weekend in Nipigon.

The Stratton native, who joined forces with his sister, Jackie McCormick, as well as Mike McCarville and Angela Lee-Wiwcharyk for the tournament, opened play Thursday night with a 6-2 win over Nathan Lohnes (Fort William).

Lakers looking for more character next season

It was a tough season for the Fort Frances Lakers—and made even harder with a tough series loss to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in the SIJHL semi-finals.

The Lakers finished in fifth place during the regular season with a 15-32-3-6 record but put in a solid effort by taking down the fourth-place English River Miners 3-1 in the best-of-five quarter-finals.

EDBMHA awards

Hockey players of all ages took home awards at the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association's annual banquet held March 24.

Reed Booth received the Tony Bliss Appreciation Award for most improved player in the Novice division while Mya LePage was the recipient in Novice girls.