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Local Sports for Monday, December 12

By Randy Thoms Dec 12, 2022 | 8:20 AM

The Fort Frances Lakers fell 8-4 on Sunday to the Wisconsin Lumberjacks in the SIJHL.

Kevin Bond scored twice for the Lakers, with Ryker Watt and Ethan Raduy adding the other markers.

The Lakers were winless in their three-game homestand.

They also lost 7-1 to the Kam River Fighting Walleye on Friday and 7-0 on Saturday.

Watt had the lone goal in Friday’s contest.

The Fort Frances Muskies girls’ hockey team finished third overall at the K-Town tournament in Kenora, blanking Beaver Brae 6-0 on Sunday.

Kiera Fairington and Hayden Allam each scored twice. Teagan Mosbeck and Courtney McCoy scored the other goals.

The team opened with a 2-0 win over Sioux North on Friday on goals from Piper and Blaire Cross.

They then fell 3-2 in overtime to Dryden in the next game.

McCoy and Marlee Bliss scored in that game.

A 1-0 loss to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints resulted in the Muskies playing in the B-side final against the Broncos.

The Fort Frances Canadians U11, U13 and U18 competed in Thunder Bay at the Elks Santa Claus Showdown.

The U13 Canadians return home with a silver medal after losing 6-1 to the Westfort Rangers in the final.

The Canadians opened the tournament with a loss of 3-2 to the Norwest Stars and 5-4 to the Elks 82s on Friday before defeating the Northern Selects 7-2 and KC Sabres 4-0 on Saturday.

The team would lose 4-0 to the Neebing Hawks, but a hat trick of wins over the Thunder Bay Queens, 4-3, the Stars, 5-4, and the Hawks, 6-5, would propel them into the final.

The Canadians U11 team was knocked out of their tournament late Saturday with a 3-1 loss to the Thunder Bay Urban Eyewear Elks.

The Canadians open play on Friday with a 2-0 loss to the Neebing Hawks and a 4-3 win over the West End Bruins.

On Saturday, they beat the Dryden Paperkings 5-0 but lost 2-1 to the KC Sabres before rebounding back for a 3-2 win over the Norwest Stars.

The Canadians U18 team dropped all four games played in the tournament.

On Friday, they lost by identical 6-1 scores to the West End Bruins and Fort William Canadians.

On Saturday, the Canadians fell 5-0 to the Canadians and by the same score in a second matchup with the Bruins.

At a Bantam B hockey tournament in International Falls, the host team won the 5th place game, beating Rock Ridge 3-1.

Jayden Ginter, Nicholas Poirier and Nicholas Schultz.

The Emo Express lost 10-2 to the Duluth Lakers in the 7th-place game.

Tatum Councillor and Malcolm Martin scored for Emo.

The Express had previously lost games to Warroad, the East Metro Stars and Rock Ridge.

International Falls opened the tournament with a 5-2 win over the Lakers before losing to Forest Lake and Red Lake Falls.

In other minor hockey scores from International Falls on Sunday, the International Falls Squirt Purple team rolled to an 11-1 over Rock Ridge on Sunday.

Banks Baldwin and Joshua Glashauckus Jr. each scored four times.

The Peewee A ateam lost 13-4 to Hibbing-Chisholm. Brodie Baldwin had two goals for the Falls.

The Squirt Gold squad defeated Rock Ridge 7-1. Jack Cronin scored four times, while Jens Bilben had a hat trick.

The Bantam A team lost 7-3 to Hibbing-Chisholm.

In Saturday action, it was the Squirt Purple team defeating Mesabi East 9-3.  Joshua Glashauckus Jr. scored five times.

Jack Cronin and Jens Bilben each had five-goal games in the Squirt Gold’s 13-5 win over Mesabi East.

On Friday, the Squirt Purple team lost 5-2 to Greenway.

The International Broncos varsity girls’ hockey team lost 11-0 to Crookston on Saturday.

The Broncos varsity girls’ basketball team fell 57-42 to Ely on Friday. Gracie Swenson led the team with 13 points.

The junior varsity team was beaten 33-30.

The Fort Frances Muskies senior girls’ volleyball team finished second at the Westgate Tigers Spike Off tournament in Thunder Bay.

The Muskies lost to the host team in the final.

The team finished round-robin action in first place with wins over Dryden, Nipigon and Thunder Bay’s St. Ignatius and a split in sets with Marathon.

The Muskies advanced to the final with a win over the St. Patrick’s Saints, also from Thunder Bay.

The Rainy River Voyageurs men’s basketball team scored a pair of wins in the MCAC on the weekend.

The team defeated Riverland on Friday, 87-59, before defeating Anoka-Ramsay on Saturday, 79-74, in overtime.

Christian Pujals led the Voyageurs in scoring on both nights, draining 20 on Friday and 19 on Saturday.

Rainy River is now 8-2, having won four straight against non-division opponents.

The Voyageurs women’s basketball team dropped both of their games.

They lost 98-49 to Riverland on Friday and 71-50 to Anoka-Ramsay on Saturday.

Kyss Benoit led Rainy River on Friday with ten points.

Cara Polk had a team-high 16 in Saturday’s contest.

The Tracey Laroque rink from Thunder Bay finished with a record of 4-5 at the Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship, good for second in the seeding pool.

Lisa Penner of Fort Frances played second with the team.

Al Hackner was also 4-5 in the senior men’s championship, leaving his Thunder Bay rink in a tie for second in the seeding pool.

Rob Sinclair, who has tied to Fort Frances, played second on the team.


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