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Fires dying down: MNR

Two fires—Nipigon District fire #20 and Thunder Bay District fire #36—were declared “out” in the West Fire Region by the end of Friday.

This leaves just seven fires still “active” in the region, including three in Kenora District, two in Thunder Bay District, one each in Nipigon District and Sioux Lookout District.

Sabres edge Ice Dogs

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres finished off pre-season action with a 4-3 win over the visiting Dryden Ice Dogs on Saturday night.

After falling behind 2-0 early in the opening period, the Sabres began their comeback midway through the first.

Then just seconds into the second period, Chris Sinclair netted his first of three goals to pull the Sabres even.

Pre-season finale

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres kept the pressure on here Saturday night as they edged the Dryden Ice Dogs 4-3 in their final game of the pre-season. The black-and-red open their second SIJHL season by hosting the Thunder Bay this Friday (Sept. 19) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

Good eats

Local air cadets Corbin Bannon, left, and Austin Morrison dug into a pancake breakfast at their own fundraiser Saturday during the annual ‘Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ’ at the Fort Frances Airport. About 230 people turned out for the event, which featured good food, airplanes, helicopters, old cars, motorcycles, and radio-controlled planes.

Canadians’ tryouts slated

The Fort Frances Canadian Midget ‘AA’ hockey team will begin tryouts for the 2008-09 season on Monday (Sept. 15) at 6:45 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

All interested players must be registered with the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association prior to tryouts, and a $30 tryout fee must be paid.

Players are asked to be at the arena by 5:45 p.m. on Monday.