Bruce McLeod thanked his hometown of Fort Frances for honouring him and reminisced on some of his favourite memories growing up during the induction ceremonies on Saturday evening.
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Organizing committee member Terry Ogden spoke of Ken “Keno” Christiansen's hockey coaching accomplishments and humbleness before he brought Ken's son, Rick, up to speak on behalf of him during the third induction ceremonies for the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Steve Maki, who was the lead for Team Northern Ontario during their 1996 Police Curling championship run here, spoke of also being part of the board responsible for hosting the event and lauded Fort Frances for coming together and making the tournament a memorable experience after his squad had been inducted Saturday night.
Renegades' right-fielder Tamara Paul got some good extension as she attempted to make a nice grab on a fly ball during her team's lopsided loss to the third-seeded Fort Frances Her-icanes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League Winner's Side final playoff action last night at Oltsher Field in Barwick. The Her-icanes now advance to the league final, slated for Aug.
Skip Clint Barton spoke highly of his Fort Frances-based rink's 1996 Police Curling championship run and gave a lot of credit to his teammates during the third induction ceremonies for the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous.
CJ Contracting keeper Jacob Albright was able to leap higher than Connor Nelson of Manitou Forest Products to make a difficult save during the second half of his squad's 1-0 win in the first leg of the Borderland Soccer League's men's division semi-final last night at the St. Francis Sports Field. The second-and-deciding game is set to go tonight at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting).
Willoe Sabko of Dryden guided her horse, ShesCertainlyChromed, around the ring on Sunday afternoon during the Borderland Quarter Horse Association's annual show at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's fairgrounds in Emo. The show ran from Friday through Monday this year.
Sophie Koshel of Oxdrift had full control of her horse, Rythmn N Rock, while it was inspected on Sunday afternoon during the Borderland Quarter Horse Association's annual show in Emo over the weekend. Koshel topped the Youth 13-and-under division and was second in the Novice Youth for the High Point Circuit Awards.
They were a Cinderlla story in the making and made their dreams a reality.
Made up of a group of mostly “ragtag” boys, the 1953-54 Fort Frances Jaycees Juvenile hockey team became the champions of the Thunder Bay Amateur Hockey Association by defeating the Fort William East End Athletic Association, Kenora Broncos, and the local Greens team.
The impact he had on helping to build collegiate hockey in the United States will be felt for generations to come.
Fort Frances native Bruce McLeod had a long and distinguished career as a builder while serving his Alma mater, the University of Minnesota∕Duluth, in varying administrative capacities and as the commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.