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Lions suffer first loss

It was a very cold night last Tuesday for Fort Frances Men's Basketball League play, which resulted in not a lot of guys coming out and the RBC Lions suffering their first loss of the season.

The first game of the night saw the Muskies taking on Sunset Landscaping.

Lakers fall in pair of games

It was a tough weekend for the Fort Frances Lakers.

The squad let a two-goal second-period lead slip away Friday night en route to a 5-4 overtime loss to the host Thief River Falls Norskies before following that up with a 5-2 setback at the hands of the visiting Red Lake Miners the next night at the Ice For Kids Arena here.

Muskie boys sweep Falls

Austin Armstrong scored twice to pace the Muskie boys' hockey team to a 4-2 win over the International Falls Broncos in the finale of their annual two-game “Border Battle” exhibition series Thursday night in front of a full house at the Ice For Kids Arena.

The Muskies swept the series after taking the opener 4-1 back on Dec. 21 in the Falls.

Lakers split at 'Showcase'

The Fort Frances Lakers earned a split in their games at the SIJHL's annual “Showcase” held at the Hoyt Lakes Arena.

Fort Frances was blanked 3-0 by the red-hot Thunder Bay North Stars in its opener Tuesday afternoon, but then rebounded with a 7-3 win over the host Minnesota Iron Rangers last night.

Be sure to put safety first when ice-fishing

Many of Ontario's thousands of lakes across the province are host to excellent ice-fishing opportunities, and many of Ontario's angling enthusiasts are taking advantage of the great conditions after the recent cold weather.

As such, the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) would like to remind anglers—and anyone venturing on to frozen water bodies—to put safety first.