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Visiting curler

Rob Swan posed for a photo at the Fort Frances Curling Club before playing a six-end pick-up game against some local curlers as part of his “Curling Across the Nation” tour. The Harvey Station, N.B. native is visiting rinks across the country trying to raise awareness for the sport, as well as raising funds for much-needed renovations at his home club.

Muskie boys win romp

The goals came fast and plenty for the Muskie boys' hockey team in its NorWOSSA season-opener here Tuesday night.

Eric Pitkanen led the way with a hat trick as the Muskies cruised to an 11-1 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Sharp angle

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Mark Richter tried to put a sharp-angled shot past Minnesota Iron Rangers' goalie Tyler Thompson during the host team's 5-3 win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Covering up

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Izzy Smith (#5) helped goalie Brett Akins prevent a goal by Bryce Litke of the Minnesota Iron Rangers during the second period of the host team's 5-3 win here Friday night that snapped a five-game losing skid.

Lakers snap skid

It's been some tough sledding lately for the Fort Frances Lakers but things got a little brighter on Friday night.

Forward Jack Bernie had a big night as the Lakers downed the Minnesota Iron Rangers 5-3 at the Ice For Kids Arena to snap a five-game losing streak.