New signs salute latest Muskie OFSAA crown

New signs saluting the Muskies’ latest all-Ontario hockey gold medal have been posed at both the east and west entrances of town.
“They look pretty good,” Barney Maher, president of the Fort Frances Blueline Club, enthused yesterday, noting the club purchased the signs after the Muskies’ won gold in the inaugural ‘A/AA’ division in March in Burlington.
“The old ones were getting kind of worn and they were in Dryden’s colours,” Maher chuckled, referring to the signs the club had erected after the Muskies’ captured their second all-Ontario crown back in 1989 right here in Fort Frances.
The team’s first gold medal came in 1986.
The new signs, which were affixed under the green-and-white truck regulation signs along the highway, read, “Muskies All-Ontario High School Hockey Champions–1986, 1989, 2001.”
Maher noted the club also has arranged to erect a similar but much-larger sign in the new “Ice for Kids” Millennium Arena sometime next week.
“It will have all the Muskie records on there–how many times they’ve been to the All-Ontarios, and whether they got bronze, silver, or gold,” said Maher. “It’s real nice.”