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Local Sports for Monday, December 5

By Randy Thoms Dec 5, 2022 | 8:24 AM

Tracey Larocque’s Northern Ontario scored a convincing 10-2 win over Nunavut to open the Everest Canadian Senior Women’s

Curling Championship in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on Sunday.

Lisa Penner of Fort Frances is playing second on the team.

The team takes on Alberta in their second game this afternoon.

Meantime, Al Hackner and his Northern Ontario rink will open play on the men’s side this morning in a game with Ontario.


Fort Frances Muskies boys hockey team finished second in their division after a 3-1 loss to Steinbach at a tournament in Brandon, Manitoba on Sunday.

The Muskies opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over the Morris Mustangs on Thursday, going 2 and 1 over their next three games.


The Fort Frances Muskies girl’s hockey team was in tournament action in Portage La Praire.

Results were not immediately available at the time of this story being posted.


International Falls Broncos girl’s hockey team lost 8-3 to Detroit Lakes on Saturday.

Taylor Burns, Bailey Herberg and Lola Wade provided the scoring

The boy’s team lost 5-3 to Lake of the Woods on Friday after leading 3-0.

Cooper Crandall, Nate Dremmel and Braden Skifstad scored for the Broncos.


Fort Frances Lakers dropped a pair of road games in Wisconsin.

The Lakers fell 9-0 Friday and 5-2 on Saturday.

Eli Neilsen with his third of the season and Dylan Wedward with his sixth scored in Saturday’s contest.


It was a tough weekend for local minor hockey teams.

The Fort Frances Canadians Under 11 hockey team went winless during a tournament in Duluth.

A pair of teams reach the playoff rounds of a U11 tournament in Thunder Bay.

Both the Rainy Lake Attack and Gillons would lose out in quarter-final games.

The Boston Pizza Royals were successful in Emo, taking the championship game of a U13 tournament.

They defeated Kenora’s Fix Auto Fury 5-2 in the final.


Rainy River Voyageurs men’s basketball team split games on the weekend while the women dropped both their games.

The men lost to Ridgewater on Friday 87-70 before rallying for a 91-82 victory over Minnesota West on Saturday.

Christian Puhals led the Voyageurs in scoring in Friday’s game with 19.

Malik Siggars had 28 on Saturday, along with six assists and a team-high four rebounds.

In women’s action, the Voyageurs lost 69-51 to Ridgewater and 98-50 to Minnesota West.

Maddie Lowe led the team in scoring on Friday with 19 points.

Kiarra Edley and Azahriah Ellis each scored 12 in Saturday’s game.

Edley also recorded eleven assists.



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