The Fort Frances Lakers have hired a hockey veteran as its latest addition. Long-time coach Bernie Lynch has joined the bench as head coach. He replaces Milt Strachan, who stepped down from the role earlier this summer.
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They have a new head coach at the helm, and are busy assembling a team, but ongoing COVID-19 regulations may derail the 2021 Lakers' season yet. Ice-in policies could put the start date – or the entire season – in jeopardy.
A report that will make its way to council next week is highlighting the two options the town is considering when it comes to reopening ice time at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The effort to honour local sports legends continues, but it will be a little while before the next banquet.
Sunset Water Sports officially used the adaptive water equipment donated by Child and Family Services last weekend.
Family and friends came to Point Park to watch and cheer for Nicole LePine, 22, the first person to use the adaptive sit ski after volunteers received extensive training on how to provide the assistance needed.
A local volleyball coach is hoping to elevate the sport to a new level in the district.
Terry McMahon has started 807 Selects Volleyball Club with the aim of increasing the skill levels of volleyball players in the district and giving more opportunities for those interested in pursuing the sport at higher levels.
The Fort Frances Lakers held their annual general meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020, with a change in leadership. After 10 years as President of the Lakers Association, Milt Strachan announced his departure from the club. “After many years in this game, it’s time for me to step aside.
Minor hockey is planning a return to the ice this winter.
The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is planning an open registration in expectation of an upcoming hockey season. Registration will be held September 7, 2020.
Dust off your brooms, Fort Frances – curling is coming back.
The Fort Frances Curling Club has tweaked its rules and processes to comply with COVID-19 regulations, enabling it to move ahead with a season, starting the week of Thanksgiving.
“We're really excited,” said Christine Denby, curling committee chair.
Child and Family Services in Fort Frances partners with Sunset Water Sports by donating $5,000 to buy adaptive water equipment.
Adaptive water equipment provides accessible water sports and recreational activities for individuals with physical limitations.