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Local Sports for Monday, January 23

By Randy Thoms Jan 23, 2023 | 8:30 AM

The Rainy Lake Attack won the Fort Frances Minor Hockey League U11 tournament with a 4-1 win over the Emo Express in the gold medal game.

The Attack’s Laken Cumming was named the top forward in the championship game.

Max Moen was selected as the top netminder, while Emo’s Tarryn Libiak was selected as the best defenceman.

In the bronze medal game, the Gillions Sharks beat the Fort Frances Leafs U11 girls team 5-2.


International Falls won its home pee wee tournament, beating Duluth Denfeld 4-2 in the final.


The Fort Frances Lakers’ losing streak has reached 12 games after dropping a pair of games to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs.

The Lakers lost 4-2 at home on Friday, then 9-3 in Dryden on Saturday.

Brady Wicklund and Blake Ferris scored in Friday’s game.

Kevin Bond, Ian Snooks and Josh Green notched the Lakers’ goals on Saturday night.

The Sunset Country Squash Club wrapped up its annual tournament with Jon Thiessen of Winnipeg emerging as the Men’s A Open Division champ.

Other winners were;
Men’s A Open Division – Jon Thiessen, Winnipeg
Men’s A Division – Ivo Thiessen, Winnipeg
Men’s B Open Division – Josh Councillor, Fort Frances
Men’s B Division – Andrew Hanson, Fort Frances
Men’s C Open Division – Mike Brady, Fort Frances
Men’s C Division – Chris Bobczynski, Fort Frances
Men’s D Division – Dan Gavel, Fort Frances

Ladies B Division – Sarah Faragher, Fort Frances
Ladies C Division – Jenna Clendenning, Fort Frances

Jr. A Division – Isaiah Andrusco, Winnipeg
Jr. B Division – Grayson Wright, Fort Frances
Jr. C Division – Camron Oster, Fort Frances


In high school sports, the International Falls Broncos girls’ hockey team lost 5-2 to Long Prairie on Saturday.

Sidney Lindahl and Tirzah Carradice replied for the Broncos.

The Broncos varsity boys basketball team fell 96-48 to Carlton.

Landon Budris scored 25 for the Broncos.

The juniors won 54-33, with Zach Schmidt notching 16 for the International Falls.

The Rainy River Voyageurs men’s basketball team defeated Northland on Saturday 82-58 to improve to 4-2 in the MCAC’s north division.

Christian Pujals led the way with 17 points, while Steph Mereus added 16.

The women lost 95-38.

Cara Polk had a team-high 11 points.


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