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Inexperience hurts Gushulak rink

Matt Gushulak’s rink knew they would be in tough against the top teams in Northwestern Ontario at the junior men’s playdowns here last week.

While Gushulak and third Tyler Bell were back for another crack at a Northwestern title, this time they were teamed up with new second Trevor Bonot and new lead Gary Pattison.

Winkler flies past B•Macs

After finishing in second place in their pool, the local Bantam “AA” B•Macs ran into a buzz saw from Winkler in the semi-finals of their own tournament here Sunday morning.

Leading 2-1 midway in the second period, Winkler (which had been 3-0 in pool play) erupted for five goals to ice a 7-2 victory and bounce the B•Macs from further contention.

Muskies down Falls Broncos

The Muskies hung on for a hard-fought 4-2 victory over the visiting International Falls Broncos last night, snapping a four-game losing streak against their arch-rivals from across the river. c

Steve Keesic was the offensive star in round one of the “Battle of Borderland,” pacing the black-and-gold with three goals before a sold-out, boisterous crowd at Memorial Arena.

Esso Leafs score lopsided win

A five-goal second period helped propel the Emo Esso Leafs to an 11-1 blow-out over Fort Frances in Atom hockey action.

Nathan DeBungee led the way with a hat trick while Tyler Kinnear added a pair of goals. Maverick Judson, Ryan Witherspoon, Brock Benjamin, Tyler Cottan, Riley Caul, and Matt Reck rounded out the scoring.

Figure skaters pass test day

Facing the pressure of their first regional test day of the season, members of the Border Figure Skating Club passed in more ways than one here last weekend.

“It was an absolutely excellent weekend,” enthused BFSC co-coach Penny McComb. “We hope for 100 percent passes and we got close to 90 percent.”

KCs finish fourth in Burnsville

After going undefeated in their first three games, the local KC PeeWee ‘AA’ rep team was shut out in their last two to finish in fourth place at a hockey tournament in Burnsville, Mn. over the weekend.

They had started the tournament on fire, pummelling Northern Colorado 9-1 in their first game Friday afternoon.

Spikers bounced at all-Ontarios

When the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team headed to the all-Ontarios in St. Thomas last week, they knew their opponents would be bigger, stronger, and faster than the ones here in the northwest.

And to be able to compete, they knew they’d have to bring their ‘A’ game to the court.

But that didn’t happen—and the result was an 0-4 record and a quick exit from OFSAA.

Total domination

The Muskies continued their domination of NorWOSSA so far this hockey season with a pair of lopsided wins over the Sioux Lookout Warriors here over the weekend.

Winning 11-1 Friday night and then 13-0 on Saturday afternoon, the victories left the black-and-gold firmly atop the standings with a 6-0 record.