Friday, March 6, 2015

Sports

FFYS registration set

Fort Frances Youth Soccer wants young people to come out and have a ball this spring.
Registration for the 2015 season will run this Tuesday and Wednesday (March 10-11) from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The organization drew about 350 players last year and is setting its goals modestly for this season.
“We’re hoping for 400, at least,” said FFYS vice-president Ben Hands.

Forfeit wins prevail

Both games scheduled in the Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League ended up as forfeits last night at Fort High, making it three games in the past two weeks that have gone by the boards.
The defending champion Main Street Mayhem won by forfeit over the Boston Pizza Ball Blasters, who saw their four-game winning streak end.

Tight race for second place

First place already is decided but it’s a dandy duel for second.
The One Hit Wonders earned the maximum six points last Thursday to boost its season total to 105 points atop the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League.
But it’s an all-out street fight behind them.

Lakers roll over Miners

Wayne Strachan turned line juggling—and blueline and goalie juggling, for that matter—into an art form on Tuesday night.
With injuries, illness, and suspensions leaving him with only 11 forwards, five defencemen, and one semi-healthy netminder, the Fort Frances Lakers’ head coach and general manager played mix-and-match on offence, defence, and in goal.

Muskie spikers get No. 12 seed

As expected, the Fort Frances Muskies senior girls volleyball team didn't get the most favourable ranking for the OFSAA 'AA' championship.
The black-and-gold have the No. 12 seed and are the third-highest rated team out of four in Pool 'C' of the 16-team tournament, which gets underway on Monday in Dryden.

Families urged to play ‘smart hockey’

Parachute, the national charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, is promoting a video to educate hockey enthusiasts about the importance of playing smart hockey to prevent concussions.
For Canadians aged five-19, hockey accounts for 44 percent of sports-related brain injuries.

BDO Stars come up short

Only one set of Stars could shine bright when the final curtain came down.
Kristy Dunning had three goals and an assist as the Thunder Bay Petrie Stars romped to a 6-0 shutout over the Fort Frances BDO Stars in the bronze-medal game of the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association’s PeeWee girls’ tournament Sunday at the Emo-La Vallee Arena.

Pair of Lakers snag awards

Nathan Park’s fantastic February not only benefitted his team but himself.
Park closed the year’s shortest month with a 31-save outing to backstop the Fort Frances Lakers to a 4-2 victory over the Thunder Bay North Stars here Saturday night.

Muskie boys storm back for crown

Jamie Davis went out of his way to add one more thought in the midst of the post-game glow filling the hallways of the Memorial Sports Centre on Sunday.
“Make sure to say we thank the community for coming out and supporting the boys,” the Muskie boys’ hockey head coach said.
“The crowd was incredible today.”
Graeme Kitt agreed wholeheartedly.

Lakers stay at ninth

It’s a top 10 list that won’t make it onto “Late Night with David Letterman,” but one on which the Fort Frances Lakers are proud to have landed.
The Lakers remained in the No. 9 spot for the second-straight week in this season’s final edition of the CJHL’s weekly top 20 rankings, which were announced yesterday.

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