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Lakers handed pair of home losses

It was a tough weekend at home for the Fort Frances Lakers as they lost back-to-back games at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Former Lakers' goalie Brandon Bodnar earned his second-straight shutout against his old team as the Thunder Bay North Stars skated to a 2-0 victory Friday night.

Ryan Mignault opened the scoring with a short-handed marker at 16:04 of the first period.

Muskie boys win romp

The goals came fast and plenty for the Muskie boys' hockey team in its NorWOSSA season-opener here Tuesday night.

Eric Pitkanen led the way with a hat trick as the Muskies cruised to an 11-1 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Seniors put up a fight

The Muskie senior girls' basketball team didn't go down without a fight last Tuesday in Kenora.

After going winless during the eight-game regular season, the black-and-gold battled the Dryden Eagles in their NorWOSSA semi-final match before bowing out 28-20.

“It was a good game and team effort,” head coach Dan Bird said in an e-mailed response to the Times late last week.

Curling tour to make stop here

“Curling Across the Nation” is touring through Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Northwestern Ontario from Nov. 14-27 as a way of supporting and promoting the sport of curling.

Rob Swan, who has curled in more than 270 different curling facilities in 10 countries in three years through “Curling Across the Nation,” has embarked on his fourth season.

Lakers among all-stars

Several Fort Frances Lakers were named to the teams that will compete in the SIJHL all-star game set for Nov. 29 at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Mn.

The contest, which features a “Border Battle” format, will see the Canadian all-stars taking on the American all-stars.