Brett Hahkala blasted a shot over Dryden GM Ice Dogs' defenceman Ryan Brandt and a diving Jordan Wilde to notch the Fort Frances Lakers' first goal of the game on a man advantage during the first period of his squad's 6-5 shootout win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
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A sixth-grader from Devlin made some history Saturday when she became the first-ever female to place for the Mighty Mustangs youth wrestling program at the MNUSA state wrestling tournament in Rochester, Mn.
McKenna McTavish, competing in the all-girls' division, took third place in her weight class.
It was a day of nice weather and good competition for those who attended the second-annual Rainy Lake “Loppet” on Saturday afternoon.
Hosted by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club at its Rocky Inlet trails, nine skiers made the most of a mild winter day and put their skiing skills to the test against some friendly competition.
Each match is a learning experience and sometimes the lessons you need to learn most come from tough losses.
The Muskie senior girls' volleyball team experienced its share of disappointment last week as the black-and-gold compiled a 1-3 record in Pool 'A' play to finish fourth and wind up on the consolation side of the bracket at the OFSAA championships in Amherstburg.
It's been a gruelling season and things aren't going to get any easier for the Fort Frances Lakers as they conclude the SIJHL's regular season this week.
The squad managed to split its weekends games at the Ice For Kids Arena, which included a 7-3 romp over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Sunday afternoon following a 5-1 loss to the Thief River Falls Norskies on Friday night.
A title just wasn't to be in the end but it still was a respectable showing by the Mackenzie Jolicouer and Ashley Payne rinks at the U18 curling provincials held Thursday through Sunday at the Fort Frances Curling Club.
Neither Jolicouer's Stratton-based rink nor Payne's Fort Frances squad were able to advance to the semi-final.
Preparation already is underway for the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, which will run July 18-20 at the Sorting Gap Marina.
Jeannette Cawston, one of the tournament directors, said this will be her last year as a director and hopes someone will come forward and work with her this year to learn the ropes.
Alexis Norris maneuvered her way down a hill during the classic ski five-km race Saturday afternoon. She wound up second in the three-skier field with a time of 31:57.
Noah Loveday narrowly missed out on a glorious scoring chance as he couldn't bury a feed from linemate Brett Hahkala during the first period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 7-3 triumph over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers snapped an eight-game losing skid with the win.
Matt Booth was able to steer away a dangerous scoring chance from his crease during the second period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. Booth made 25 saves to help the Lakers earn their 17th win of the season.