Thursday, July 31, 2014


Manitou earns shutout win

Manitou Forest Products slammed the door shut and James Pavier slid the deadbolt.
Pavier earned the shutout as first-place Manitou won 2-0 over the fourth-place La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs U18 in Borderland Soccer League men’s division play last night.
Nick Ashworth and Anniss Seid scored for Manitou (8-2-2), which now is unbeaten in its last three games.

Wolves, Warriors earn playoff wins

It’s onwards and upwards for two local teams in the Rainy River District Fastball League playoffs.
Cole Tymkin drilled a grand slam, and Cole Kaemingh added a homer, as the third-seeded Sight & Sound Wolves dumped the sixth-ranked Couchiching Raiders 16-3 in second-round action Tuesday at VanJura.
Marcel Pagee earned the win over Mike Jourdain.

Lakers re-sign Meyer

The Fort Frances Lakers’ offensive outlook for the coming season just became a whole lot brighter.
The team announced today it will have high-scoring forward Mason Meyer back in the fold.
“Mason, at this point, is the highest-scoring player we have returning from last year’s roster,” noted Lakers’ general manager and head coach Wayne Strachan.

So close—yet so far

Bryan Gustafson can’t say he wasn’t warned.
Fellow angler Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson of Kenora (no relation) told the Fort Frances native he would be seeking revenge after Bryan beat Jeff by the narrowest of margins at a bass fishing tournament on Lake of the Woods back in 2012.

Lakers sign three more

Slowly but surely, the faces that possibly could make up this year’s Fort Frances Lakers are coming into focus.
This past week, the local Junior ‘A’ squad announced the signing of one newcomer and two returnees from last year’s squad.
Defenceman Robbie Bonthron of Thunder Bay came on board with the defending Bill Salonen Cup champs yesterday.

Laker player helps with brave rescue

Kevin Kurm became well-known by Fort Frances Lakers’ opponents the past two seasons for having a knack at getting under their skin.
Now the Thunder Bay product unintentionally has made a name for himself in helping with a dangerous rescue that easily could have gone horribly wrong.

Medal haul brought home from Games

Sarah Rittau didn’t even know until the last minute that she would be part of Team Ontario’s under-14 female swimming relay team at last week’s North American Indigenous Games in Regina.
It’s safe to say having advance warning sometimes can be extremely overrated.
The Devlin resident and member of the Fort Frances Cyclone helped the relay team to three gold medals.

Cup meeting slated

It’s time to get the ball—or, in this case, the puck—rolling.
The first meeting of the Dudley Hewitt Cup 2015 organizing committee will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel here.
All those who interested in serving on the committee are asked to attend.

More local medals at Games

Treaty #3 residents performed their share of the workload admirably for Team Ontario at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina, which came to a close yesterday.
Fort Frances Cyclone swimmer Sarah Rittau of Devlin came away with the most medals of any local athlete, finishing with five podium appearances.

Two more Laker veterans returning

Two veterans who will be key to helping keep the puck out of the Fort Frances Lakers’ net this coming season officially are back in the fold.
The team announced today that goalie Devin Tappenden and defenceman Aaron Wesley-Chisel will be back with the Lakers this fall.
Tappenden, 19, joined the team at the January trade deadline last year from the Burlington Cougars of the OJHL.

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