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Lakers show progression on road trip

Head coach Wayne Strachan saw progression as he assessed the Fort Frances Lakers' recent three-game road trip in which the team went 1-1-1.

After opening with a 6-2 loss to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs back on Oct. 7, the Lakers suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the Thunder Bay North Stars last Wednesday before doubling the Minnesota Iron Rangers 6-3 this past Saturday night.

Jr. spikers closing in on goal

During a team supper at the beginning of the season, the Muskie junior boys' volleyball squad set a goal of finishing atop the NorWOSSA standings.

The black-and-gold is well on its way to accomplishing that feat with three matches left in the regular season.

The juniors improved to 4-1 with a 3-1 win over the host Kenora Broncos last Wednesday afternoon.

Illegal deer hunt costly

A Thunder Bay man has been fined $2,000 for deer-hunting offences.

Aiden L. Svane pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting.

He also received a one-year hunting suspension.

Court heard that a landowner complained someone shot a deer on his rural property in Conmee Township near Kakabeka Falls.

Flat start bites football squad

The Muskie football team still has one game remaining in its regular-season schedule.

But the black-and-gold will have a playoff mentality when they face the St. John's Tigers this Friday in Winnipeg.

“Our mindset going into this finale is that [the] playoffs start now,” head coach Mike Cuzzolino said in an e-mailed response to the Times.

Lakers end road trip with win

The Fort Frances Lakers ended their three-game road trip on a winning note.

Nick Lucas, Julian Uhryniuk, and Carter Chorney each had three points apiece to help the Lakers double the Minnesota Iron Rangers 6-3 on Saturday night in Hoyt Lakes.

Skylar Lentz and Uhryniuk connected on early power plays to put the visitors up 2-0.

Bonot rink strikes silver

Stratton native Trevor Bonot skipped Canada to the silver medal at the world mixed curling championships in Champéry, Switzerland.

Trailing 5-2 through six ends of Saturday's gold-medal match, the rink rallied with a deuce in the seventh and a steal of one in the eighth before falling 8-5 to Scotland in an extra end.