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Lakers' Loveday named SIJHL's MIP

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—The SIJHL announced today that Fort Frances Lakers' captain Noah Loveday has been named its Most Improved Player for the 2019-20 season.

The 20-year-old Fort Frances native earned the award over fellow nominees Xavier Halterman of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Nick Harder of the Thief River Falls Norskies, in voting completed by each of the SIJHL's member clubs.

OFSAA cancels March championships amid COVID-19 concerns

Given the Government of Ontario's decision Thursday to close all publicly-funded schools for two weeks following the upcoming March Break, and given the widespread health measures imposed due to COVID-19, OFSAA is cancelling the boys' and girls' hockey and curling championships.

The championships were scheduled for the first week after March Break.

Local curling club cancels remainder of season

The Board of Management of the Fort Frances Curling Club has decided that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our season will end effective March 15.

There will be no further curling after today.

Our manager (Rick Grenda) will be available at the club during the morning (9-10 a.m.) all week if members would like to access their lockers or turn in Cash Lottery tickets.

CJHL/SIJHL announces cancellation of 2020 season, until further notice, due to COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY, Alta.–The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that effective Friday, March 13, all games and hockey-related activity involving its member clubs have been cancelled, until further notice, due to the continued threat of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic as well as potential exposure and contamination of its players, team staff members, on and off-ice officials, volu

Perry lifts Lakers past North Stars in OT thriller

Tuesday was a great night for Fort Frances hockey.

While the Muskie boys' hockey team was busy trying to secure their trip to the all-Ontarios on the other side of the Memorial Sports Centre against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA final, the Lakers were creating some magic of their own at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Muskie girls' rink nabs third straight OFSAA berth

It was a long road trip that was worth its weight in gold. NWOSSAA gold, that is.

The Fort Frances-based rink of skip Ashley Payne, third Jillian Cousineau, second Daffni Chabot, lead Lauren Penney and fifth Anna Peters had their nearly week-long journey finally end on Tuesday afternoon with them winning the gold medal for the Muskies at the NWOSSAA championship in Longlac.