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Chiefs back on top at tourney

A new year led to a better result for the Fort Frances Chiefs at their annual home tournament over the weekend.

Hanna Ledrew scored the winner with 6:14 to in the third period to lift the Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Dryden 3rd Liners in the exciting championship game on Sunday afternoon at “The Duke” Arena in Couchiching.

Girls' hockey final setting up to be a classic

Not much has separated the Muskie girls' hockey team and the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) this season.

What seemed to be the inevitable clash of the titans has come to pass as the first-place Muskies and second-place Saints will square off in the best-of-three NorWOSSA final this week to decide who advances to OFSAA 'A/AA' championship in Stratford from March 24-26.

Lakers' skid hits four games

The Red Lake Miners got three points apiece from Spencer Milne and Jordan Baranesky as they rolled to a 7-2 romp over the Fort Frances Lakers last night in SIJHL action at the Cochenour Arena.

The Lakers saw their record fall to 18-27-3-2 with the loss and have now dropped four straight.

Muskies spikers advance to OFSAA while ball team knocked out

For a second straight year the Muskie senior girls' volleyball team has booked their ticket to the OFSAA 'AA' championship after completing a sweep of the Westgate Tigers in the best-of-three NWOSSAA championship on Friday in Thunder Bay.

The Muskies won both games 2-0 to earn their berth to the all-Ontarios slated for March 9-11 in Kingsville.

Rough weekend for Fort Frances Lakers

The Fort Frances Lakers will be looking to erase a miserable weekend from their memories as quick as possible.

The Lakers followed up a 3-0 shutout loss on home ice to the Thief River Falls Norskies on Friday night with their worst outing of the season in a 10-1 shellacking at the hands of the expansion Wisconsin Lumberjacks the following night at the Spooner Civic Center.