Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Lakers repeat as SIJHL champs

Nathan Park and Pierce Dushenko were doing mid-air body bumps in full goalie gear.
Roshen Jaswal had a replica championship belt slung over his shoulder.
Sticks, gloves, and helmets strewn all over one half of the ice in a pattern dictated by chaotic merriment.

North Stars, coach split

The Thunder Bay North Stars announced yesterday they were parting ways after two seasons with head coach Jeremy Adduono, who just was named the league’s coach of the year.
The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal reported today that Adduono sent a text to the newspaper, stating, “At this time it’s in both of our best interest to part ways.”

Ice Dogs lose key forward

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs’ first loss on home ice this post-season just got more painful.
The SIJHL announced yesterday that forward Zachary Kercz has been suspended for three games after receiving a major penalty and game misconduct for checking from behind at the final buzzer of the Ice Dogs’ 3-2 loss to the Fort Frances Lakers in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

Skate club lands legend

Hot on the heels of the appearance of one Canadian Olympic medal-winning figure skater in Fort Frances comes word another will be here this fall.
The Border Skating Club agreed Wednesday to bring 1988 Olympic silver-medalist Elizabeth Manley to the Ice For Kids Arena to lead an instructional seminar.

Muskie makes OFSAA

Springtime in Markham will suit Aaron Bujold just fine, thank you.
The Grade 9 Muskie badminton player booked his ticket to OFSAA there from April 30-May 2 after finishing second in senior boys’ singles at the NWOSSAA finals yesterday in Thunder Bay.
Bujold, needing a top-two finish to advance, went 4-1 to grab the silver medal behind Yaman Malhi (5-0) of the Churchill Bulldogs.

Muskies bring home 13 medals

Maybe it was good karma coming home to roost for the Muskie track-and-field team.
Fort High bettered its season-opening medal count by four with a total of 13 top-three finishes at the Border State Bank Invitational meet in Baudette on Tuesday.
The Muskies not only excelled in competition but also in the way they supported other teams—even their archrivals, the Dryden Eagles.

Lakers rally to tie series

Down by one game in the series, one goal in the third period, and one man on the ice, it would have been really easy for the Fort Frances Lakers to pack it in.
Instead, they decided to make it a night to remember.

Tymkin chosen in fifth round by the Knights

One skate up and one skate down, that is the way to London Town.
The classic nursery rhyme, with some hockey-themed paraphrasing, applies to former Muskie Cole Tymkin after he was selected in the fifth round (91st overall) by the London Knights in Saturday’s OHL draft.

Bujold headed for NWOSSAA

Brian Church has seen this movie before and anticipates another feel-good ending.
The coach of the Muskie badminton team watched Grade 9 rookie Aaron Bujold mow down his older, more experienced opponents to finish in first place with a 5-0 record in senior boys’ singles play at the NorWOSSA finals Thursday in Sioux Lookout.

Hammond leads medal haul

Ottawa Senators’ goalie Andrew Hammond is the talk of the netminding world right now.
But Jenny Hammond is doing a great job creating some buzz herself.

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