Sunday, February 1, 2015


Stars snap Lakers’ streak

Nathaniel Dupuis decided to stick around until the end this time, which was a good thing for the Thunder Bay North Stars.
Dupuis made 32 saves to backstop the North Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Fort Frances Lakers yesterday on the final day of the annual SIJHL Showcase in Hoyt Lakes, Mn.

Muskies blanked

Dylan Ossachuk was outstanding but didn’t get any help.
The Muskie boys’ hockey team fell 1-0 to the Sturgeon Heights Huskies (Winnipeg) last night in their first game at the annual John Taylor Piper Classic in Winnipeg.
Fort High continued Pool ‘A’ action this morning against the host Pipers (score unavailable at press time).

Lakers win again

It was all about the “Mase”—no trouble—to reach a baker’s dozen of delight for the Fort Frances Lakers.
Mason Meyer netted a pair of goals and added an assist to help the Lakers to a 5-3 win over the English River Miners yesterday at the annual SIJHL “Showcase” in Hoyt Lakes, Mn.

M&M Meats notch four wins

Warmer-than-normal weather was accompanied by red-hot action in the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association.
In Bantam action, Fort Frances M&M Meats nipped the Fort Frances Lakewood Tire Eagles 2-1 on Jan. 22.
Hannah LeDrew and Emily Kaun scored for the victors while Bryanna Dustin replied for the Eagles.

‘Wonders’ widen lead for top spot

Three teams wanted to get everything they could out of the evening.
League-leading One Hit Wonders, along with No Diggity and Bump it Up, each nabbed the maximum six points during Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League action last Thursday.
One Hit Wonders (82 points) stretched its already-sizable lead over second-place Kiss My Pass (60), which was blanked last week.

Weather nixes indoor soccer

Better safe than sorry was the thinking of the Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League last night.
With a combination of rain and snow making for tricky driving conditions, the decision was made to postpone the two scheduled games at Fort High.
The games will be made up April 15.

Canadians denied home title

They needed one more dose of comeback magic but it wasn’t in the cards for the Fort Frances Atom ‘AA’ Canadians.
A late second-period goal by Joshua McKillop was enough to give the Westfort Maroons a 3-2 win in the final of the Canadians’ home tournament Sunday at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Coach downplays sweep by Kings

Making progress—even in defeat—helped Jamie Davis take heart.
The head coach of the Muskie boys’ hockey team got a clear image of how far his squad has come since the start of the season despite being swept in a three-game exhibition series against the host Thunder Bay Minor Midget ‘AAA’ Kings.

Muskie girls fall again to Warriors

The head coach was happy but at least one of his veterans wasn’t as ready to share in his good mood.
There was a slight difference of opinion in the air after the Muskie girls’ hockey team fell 6-2 to the Warroad Warriors in exhibition play here last Thursday night.
Scott Clendenning lauded his team’s effort when comparing it to an 8-1 loss to the Warriors in Warroad back on Nov. 14.

Lakers edge Iron Rangers twice

It was Devin Tappenden’s homecoming but the Fort Frances Lakers weren’t providing any gift-wrapped victories for their former goalie.
Dylan Robertson scored twice as the Lakers edged the Minnesota Iron Rangers 5-4 here Saturday night to swept the home-and-home series.
It also was the team’s 12th-straight victory.

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