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Stick on ice

Brandon Bodnar of the Thunder Bay North Stars put his paddle down on the ice to thwart a scoring chance by Fort Frances Lakers' forward Jaedin Ness during his team's 4-0 win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Bodnar, a former Laker, has been a thorn in his old team's side this season and once again was a star by earning a 32-save shutout.

Standing goal

Fort Frances Borderland Blazers' goalie Jersey Masson looked on at the play in the corner during her team's 5-1 loss to the L.O.W. K-Town Snipers (Kenora) in the Bantam division's championship game Sunday at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam “Showcase” at the Ice For Kids Arena. With the loss, the local squad finished with a 1-2 record.

Muskie greeters

Muskie boys' hockey players Kendyn Faragher and Eric Pitkanen greeted those who attended the team's annual tea and bake sale with a smile Saturday afternoon at the Fort High cafeteria. The event also included a penny table, as well as a Muskie “photo booth” and a table that featured scrapbook memories of past Muskie teams.

Pinned down

Hudson Mann had his opponent in a world of difficulty during one of his recent matches. The Fort native, who is in Grade 7, wrestled up in the Grade 8 division but snagged a third-place finish at the North Shore Classic on Feb. 3 in Proctor, Mn. He then followed that up by claiming first place at the Jaycee Open the following day in Fertile.

Ready to defend

Muskie co-captain Byron Stewart looked to keep Robert Green of the Red Lake Rams contained during Fort High's 17-2 romp Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Stewart scored a goal and set up four others to help the Muskies clinch first place in NorWOSSA regular-season play.

Puck in air

Muskie forward Jon Busch fired home Fort High's 11th goal of the game during the third period of Saturday night's 17-2 rout of the Red Lake Rams at the Ice For Kids Arena. The black-and-gold will conclude their regular season with back-to-back games in Red Lake this Friday and Saturday before capping play Sunday against the host Sioux Lookout Warriors.

'Shrove Tuesday' treat

Jaxon Cassidy, left, and Bella Hunter were among the students in Rae-Ann Wood's Grade 2 class who enjoyed pancakes this morning at St. Michael's School to mark “Shrove Tuesday”—the last day before Lent begins. Teachers were up early making pancakes to feed all of the students there. St. Michael's students also were celebrating Valentine's Day today due to the fact tomorrow (Feb.

Volunteer lunch

A free lunch for all community volunteers, hosted by the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau and Judy Kielczewski, was held Saturday at the old CN station. More than 80 volunteers dropped by from noon-2 p.m. to have a meal consisting of sloppy joes, coleslaw, potato chips, and dessert.