Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Lakers drop in national rankings

A break in their schedule didn’t mean the Fort Frances Lakers were catching any breaks from those who compile the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s weekly top 20 rankings.
With a rare 10-day break in their schedule, the Lakers’ inactivity cost them three spots as they fell from No. 10 to No. 13 in the rankings.

Dragon boat club to take training

The Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club is rowing forth with plans for next year, including sending some volunteers away for training to help grow the sport here.
The club will be sending a group to Pickering, Ont. in the spring for training with P3 Paddle Zone and Alkame Dragon Boat Services, and anybody is welcome to take part in it, said club member Annely Armstrong-Thorstad.

Muskies go winless at OFSAA

There’s nothing like the first time—whether it’s falling in love or becoming a head coach.
Kirsten Talsma always will cherish her initial season in charge of the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team, which made it all the way to the OFSAA ‘AA’ championships in Dryden last week before finishing with an 0-4 record.

Lakers shuffle up roster

The Fort Frances Lakers tried out a new dance on Friday—the Five-Man Shuffle.
In their continuing efforts to build a roster that’s ready for the Dudley Hewitt Cup here this spring, the local squad shipped out three players in two separate trades while bringing two others into the fold.

Muskie run ends with consolation quarter-final loss

The two-goal lead is reputed to be the toughest to maintain in hockey.
That apparently applies to the one-set lead in volleyball.

Muskie squads cruise to wins

It may have been the best 10-minute misconduct Graeme Kitt ever took.
The Muskies rallied to their teammate’s defence by scoring three times in the final five minutes of the second period en route to a 6-2 victory over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in NorWOSSA boys’ hockey action last night.

Spikers go winless

Two got away but the first one may be the toughest to swallow.
The Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team let a pair of one-set leads go to waste to finish fourth in Pool ‘B’ with an 0-3 record at the OFSAA ‘AA’ championships in Dryden.
No. 14-seeded Muskies led the eighth-ranked Dr. G.W. Williams Wildcats (Aurora) after a 27-25 first-set victory yesterday afternoon.

Laker wins award

The best team in the SIJHL had the league’s best player this past week.
Fort Frances Lakers’ forward Bryson Jasper was named the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions player-of-the-week after garnering four points in two games.
The 20-year-old from Rainy River had a goal in the Lakers’ 5-4 overtime win against the Minnesota Iron Rangers last Wednesday (Nov. 12).

Wonders widen league lead

With their closest pursuers unable to play, the One Hit Wonders are turning the race for first place in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League into a runaway.
Earning the maximum six points for the third time in the past four weeks, the squad now has 51 total points—giving them a massive 17-point bulge over second-place Kiss My Pass (34).

Muskies roll to win

The Muskie boys’ hockey team and the Kenora Broncos clashed in last season’s NorWOSSA final.
On Tuesday night, only one of them looked to be a serious finalist possibility for this season.
Graeme Kitt and Jarred Taylor each netted a pair of goals, and Dylan Ossachuk earned the shutout, as Fort High (2-0) rolled to an 8-0 shutout over the host Broncos (0-1).

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