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Emo Rockets tie Times Tigers

The Emo Rockets salvaged a 3-3 tie with the Times Tigers (Fort Frances) in recent minor hockey action at the Emo arena.

The Rockets had held a 3-2 lead heading into the final minute of the third period but Eric Duffy, assisted by Ben Bruyere, netted the tying goal.

Jackson rink struggled at Kingston

Kathie Jackson’s rink had gone to Kingston with high hopes but finished well out of the running, posting a 2-7 mark in the round-robin of the Ontario Scott Tournament of Hearts last week.

It marked the fourth year in a row the Fort Frances foursome had failed to qualify for the playoffs at the provincial showdown.

Roseau pucksters thump Emo Leafs

A smooth-skating team with pinpoint passing, the Roseau American Legion Atom ‘AA’ squad rolled over the host Emo Leafs 13-2 in recent minor hockey action.

Roseau jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, then outscored the Leafs 5-1 in the second to grab a commanding lead heading into the final period.

Junior spikers win tourney

The junior girls’ volleyball team struck gold at an eight-team tournament in Dryden this weekend.

“They played extremely well,” remarked head coach Struchan Gilson. “The more games they played, the more they improved.”

Gilson said he split his squad into two teams, with the majority of veterans playing on one team and rookies on the other.

Skates and Blades bring home gold

Skates and Blades (Fort Frances) captured the Novice title at the 10th-annual Robin’s Donuts Minor Hockey Classic in Thunder Bay last weekend, blanking the Nipigon Elks 2-0 in the final.

After a scoreless first period, Cole Calder netted an unassisted at 8:38 in the first period. Blake Wepruk (also unassisted) then tallied an insurance marker with 46 seconds left in the second.

Senior hoopsters bring home bronze

The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team earned bronze at the John Piper Classic tournament in Winnipeg this past weekend.

“We didn’t stay for the final game because we weren’t in it,” head coach Paul Noonan joked Monday morning. “The team that beat us in the semi-finals went on to win the tournament.”