Tyler Abma (centre) held tightly to the ball while being taken to the ground by a gaggle of Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans during the visitors’ 57-0 thumping of the host Muskies on Friday afternoon to close out their WHSFL season.
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The Muskie junior girls’ basketball team out-hustled and out-manned the Superior Gryphons on Saturday en route to a 45-5 win in tournament play at the “Fish Tank.” The black-and-gold (2-1) ended up finishing second to Hammarskjold (3-0).
In a season marked by unprecedented turnover, it just may be a familiar face who decides how far the Fort Frances Lakers are going to go.
Emo native Jameson Shortreed has started the last four games between the pipes for the Lakers in his inaugural season of Junior ‘A’ hockey—and appears to be establishing himself as the team’s go-to guy in goal.
Coming on the heels of a disappointing two-game sweep at the hands of the Fort William North Stars here this past Friday and Saturday, changes soon may be on the horizon for the struggling Fort Frances Lakers.
The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship will be celebrating its 16th birthday after all.
“We’re still in a ‘go’ pattern,” committee chairman Tom Fry said this morning.
“We actually did quite well in terms of filling out director positions, but now we’re just looking to fill positions with sponsor relations, daytime events, and the co-chair position.”
The Muskie senior and junior girls’ basketball teams had their hands full when they returned home from tournaments in Thunder Bay on Sunday.
Both teams nabbed silver medals.
The seniors had opened with a 30-25 win over the host Churchill Trojans.
The Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team is on some kind of roll.
Perfect so far in NorWOSSA action, the black-and-gold carried that momentum into the annual “Pumpkin Smash” tournament in Dryden over the weekend en route to a gold-medal performance.
It is time.
Time to put away the kid gloves and attempt to end a trying season on a high note.
Time to forget about the 0-6 record and lengthy injury list, and simply lay it all on the line.
Fort Frances Lakers’ defenceman Ben Hilborn stopped Fort William North Stars’ Ryan Magill in his tracks with a solid open-ice hit during SIJHL action at the Ice For Kids Arena on Saturday night. The Lakers dropped a 4-2 decision after losing 11-6 the night before to fall to 2-7-2 on the season.
The Fort Frances Lakers have separated themselves from most of the other teams in the SIJHL—but not in the right direction.
Devlin’s Jordan Davis had a goal and an assist Saturday night as the red-hot Fort William North Stars (10-1) won 4-2 over the Lakers (2-7-2).
Lakers’ goalie Jameson Shortreed kept the game close, stopping an unprecedented 68 shots.