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Fort Frances Lakers' forward Ian Jarvis blasted the team's lone goal top-shelf past Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Jackson Nelson during last Tuesday's 7-1 loss at the Ice For Kids Arena. But the Lakers exacted some revenge with a 2-1 shootout win Saturday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena to snap a three-game losing streak.

Eluding check

Joe Glowack of the International Falls Broncos looked to avoid the oncoming freight train in Muskie forward Jon Busch during his team's 2-1 exhibition win Monday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Broncos swept the two-game “Border Battle” series after having won the opener 5-4 in overtime back on Dec. 22 over in the Falls.

Watts bowling

Jeff Watts prepared to throw a ball during the annual Open zone roll-offs Saturday afternoon at Plaza Lanes. The Fort Frances bowler wound up averaging 257 over the 20 games to top the men's division and earn a berth at the provincial championships in Azilda (Sudbury) in March.

Hysterical history

“Cardinal Richelieu" prepared to send "Milady de Winter" (played by Fort Frances native R.J. Comeau) on a secret mission to further her plot against the king during the "Nearly World-Famous" DuffleBag Theatre's performance of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre.

Atom AA action

Dakota Cooper of the Fort Frances Canadians looked to jam one past International Falls Broncos' goalie Caleb Joslyn during the host team's 5-2 win in yesterday's final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Atom 'AA' tournament. Cooper later notched a goal while Hunter McLean and Landon Hanson each scored twice, with Gage Mitchell earning the win between the pipes.

Military training

Warrant Officer Robin Everett spoke with civilian Dwayne Hunking about winter camping at the 116th Independent Field Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery's training exercise, “Frosty Gunner,” on Saturday afternoon by the Fort Frances Curling Club. The public was welcome to drop by, learn more about enlisting in the army reserves, and watch soldiers practice winter survival skills.

Mtis display

The Sunset Country Métis Council and the Métis Nation of Ontario Healing and Wellness Branch held a “Paddle into the New Year” event Saturday at the Sunset Country Métis Hall, where they had posters set up with MNO program information. The event also included a free meal for the community, along with bannock- and bead-making sessions, among other activities for adults and children.

New OPP inspector

New Rainy River District OPP detachment commander Insp. Nathan Schmidt gave an activity update to the local Police Services Board during its regular meeting this morning at the Civic Centre. Insp. Schmidt has filled the shoes of Insp. Steve Shouldice, who served 19 years with the Rainy River District OPP before relocating to Smiths Falls, Ont. last month.

Ready to shoot

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Christian Ward broke his way in on Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Jackson Nelson for a scoring chance during his team's 5-4 loss to the visitors Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers, who now have dropped two-straight games following a season-high four-game winning streak, next host the Thunder Bay North Stars tomorrow night. See story on P2.

Jack and Shannon

Shannon Carlson, seen here with “Jack," has been invited to take part in the Winnipeg Humane Society's telethon on March 24 after she donated copies of her book, "Jack the Husky Gets Rescued," to the society's "See Spot Read” program.