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Local girls' hockey players were in for a treat this week. Katie Weatherston, an Olympic gold-medallist and former world champion hockey player from Thunder Bay, helped lead the sessions Monday and Tuesday night during the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's development camp at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).

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Ethan Knutsen finished off a feed from teammate Isaac Baron (16) as he tied the game at 2-2 during the third period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 3-2 overtime win against the Red Lake Miners on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Skating in

Getting up the ice quickly, and showing what you could do offensively, were just some of the things the new wave of Muskie boys' hockey hopefuls were doing Monday afternoon during the first tryout session at the Ice For Kids Arena. The tryouts continue today before wrapping up with a final session tomorrow from 3:45-5:15 p.m.

Boxing out

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Presten Bobyk tried his best to box out Red Lake Miners' forward Aiden Gleisner from in front of goalie Matt Booth during the second period of his squad's 3-2 overtime win in SIJHL pre-season action Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers will kick off the regular season this Friday against the back-to-back champion GM Ice Dogs at 7:30 p.m.

Muskie BBQ

Merrick Cheetham and William Richards served up hotdogs to hungry patrons during the Muskie football team's fundraising barbecue held Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in front of Safeway. Members of the black-and-gold also were selling discount cards to those interested, with the cost for those again being $20 each.

Girls hockey camp

Katie Weatherston, an Olympic gold-medallist and former world champion hockey player from Thunder Bay, led some skating drills during the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's development camp yesterday evening at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena). The camp runs through Thursday, with Novice taking to the ice at 5 p.m., Atom at 6 p.m., PeeWee at 7 p.m., and Bantam/Midget at 8 p.m.