Thursday, March 26, 2015


N. Ont. rink on roll

Lisa Penner and her Northern Ontario teammates are doing their best curling at the right time.
The Fort Frances resident is playing third for the Peggy Taylor rink of Kenora, who defeated Manitoba’s Kim Link 6-3 yesterday in their first game in the championship pool at the senior women’s curling championship in Edmonton.

Mayhem, Blasters net wins

Jaymee Fiset kept pounding rockets at the Rockettes.
Fiset tallied four times to lead the Main Street Mayhem to a 6-3 win over Wright Physiotherapy Rockettes in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action last night.

Youth soccer camp returning

There will be a “Chill” in the air next month—and it’s going to happen indoors.
Fort Frances Youth Soccer will host the Thunder Bay Chill Youth Development Kickstart Satellite Camp in its return for its second year on April 11 at Fort High.

Muskie ‘birders’ turn page after losing their ace

Brian Church’s most potent weapon the past two years now is sowing new oats in the land of wheat and “Rider Pride.”
But that doesn’t mean the coach of this year’s Muskie badminton team isn’t armed with some high-quality players who plan to make their own noise.

Fort ties for aggregate banner

A strike, a spare, eight strikes in a row, and then a corner pin (which he picked with his last ball) all added up to a 403 for local bowler Jeff Watts on Saturday afternoon at the annual aggregate tournament hosted by Kenora.
Watts’ monster game sparked the Fort Frances mixed scratch team to first place in its division.

Lakers’ coach worried about Stars

Wayne Strachan isn’t letting a season’s worth of dominance over his team’s semi-final opponent cloud his vision.
The head coach and general manager of the Fort Frances Lakers has genuine concerns as his first-place team heads into its best-of-seven semi-final clash against the fourth-place Thunder Bay North Stars, which kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Clendenning tributes pour in

Countless miles travelled on the road and skated on the ice together formulated a friendship to last a lifetime between Scott Clendenning and Todd Hamilton.

Lakers’ series set

The Fort Frances Lakers will begin their post-season march to a second-straight Bill Salonen Cup here Friday night.
As expected, the SIJHL announced the best-of-seven semi-final series between the first-place Lakers and fourth-place Thunder Bay North Stars will get underway Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Game 2 then goes here Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

N. Ont. off to 1-2 start

Peggy Taylor’s Kenora-based rink, representing Northern Ontario, got off to a 1-2 start at the Canadian senior women’s curling championship in Edmonton.
The rink, which features Fort Frances resident Lisa Penner playing third, was routed 13-1 in six ends by two-time women’s world champion Colleen Jones of Nova Scotia in their first game Saturday.

Lakers to face Stars in semi-final

The Fort Frances Lakers’ semi-final opponent is set.
The Thunder Bay North Stars beat the host English River Miners 5-3 on Friday night to sweep the best-of-five showdown between the fourth- and fifth-place teams.
The North Stars now will face the first-place Lakers in a best-of-seven showdown that will begin later this week at the Ice For Kids Arena.

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