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Local Sports for Monday, January 16

By Randy Thoms Jan 16, 2023 | 8:00 AM

A pair of goals from Alexander Dunbar paced International Falls to a 6-0 win over Thunder Bay’s Neebing Hawks to win the Fort Frances Canadians U11 tournament held at the Memorial Sports Centre,

Netminder Huxley Hurges was named games MVP.

Brooks Burns, Caden Phillips, Brodie Baldwin and Willem Kirk Bertens scored the Falls’ other goals.

The Canadians finished third, beating the Thunder Bay Elks 3-0 in the bronze medal game.

Logan Neurinski, Mark Fitzgerald and Andrew Booth scored for Fort Frances.

The International Falls Bantam A team edged Roseau 4-3 in a shootout to win their home tournament.

Anthony Yerxa with a pair, and Grae Shikowsky scored in regulation time.

The Falls team did not lose a single game.

International Falls Bantam B team took third place at a tournament in Greenway, blanking Little Falls 11-nothing in their final game.


The Boston Pizza Royals edged the Winnipeg Winterhawks in the final of U13 hockey tournament in Dryden.

The Royals also won the tournament last year.

Klyde Laplante scored 2:26 into overtime to give the Fort Frances Muskies a 3-2 win over the John Taylor Pipers to take the B-side final of the Piper Classic High School Hockey tournament in Winnipeg.

The Muskies girls’ hockey team lost to Rock Ridge of Virginia 3-2.

Avery Sinclair and Ella Evans scored for the Muskies.

The Broncos boys hockey team defeated St. Paul Johnson on Friday 12-1.

Royce Allan and Colin Kostiuk lead the way with three goals and two assists each.

Julius Maish, Max Dremme, Cooper Crandall, Nate Dremmel, Cody Joslyn, and Aidan McFarland scored the other goals.

The Broncos girls’ team lost 11-0 to Duluth-Marshall on Friday.

In girl’s basketball, the Broncos varsity teams edged Two Harbors 51-50 on Saturday.

The juniors won 62-23.

In college hoops, the Rainy River Voyageurs men’s team beat Vermilion Community College 70-66 on Saturday.

Tyrecke Francois with 22 to lead Rainy River to its second straight win

Rainy River improves to 3-1 in the MCAC’s north division.

The women lost 51-47 to Gogebic on Saturday.

Fort Frances Lakers dropped a pair of games to the Red Lake Miners, losing 8-5 on Friday and 5-4 on Saturday.

The Lakers have now lost ten straight.

Kevin Bond has three goals in Saturday’s game. Ryker Watt had the other.

Dylan Wedward, Jack Wood, Clark Scaddan, Clark, Brady Krentz, and Reid Zurkan had goals on Friday.

Fort Frances rinks, skipped by Sadie Tolton and Ailie Chabot, finished tied for sixth at the Northern Ontario under-18 girls curling championship with records of 2 and 6.


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