Practice makes perfect

lakers practice 7

Ken Kellar photo

Pre-season play has begun for the Superior International Hockey League, and the Fort Frances Lakers, under new head coach Bernie Lynch, above, are ready. They’ve been practicing daily, to build their skills and speed. Their first games since COVID shut down the league in spring will be against the Red Lake Miners, November 28 and 29. SIJHL Commissioner Darrin Nicholas calls the commencement of game action in the league a welcomed step in the right direction. “It’s great to be able to shift the focus for our league back where it belongs – on the ice. We certainly want to thank Hockey Northwestern Ontario for their advocacy and leadership to get us to this point, and we remain unified in our commitment to a safe return to hockey.”

Practice makes perfect


The famous VALA Follies were on stage in their colourful costumes at the Townshend Theatre on Saturday rehearsing for their annual performance, this year entitled “Las Vegas Legends.” The production goes Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Betty’s in Fort Frances.
—Heather Ogilvie photo