Local Sports Wrap for Thursday, February 16

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:27 AM

Fort Frances Lakers managed only a pair of third period goals in losing 5-2 to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Dryden last night.

Jared Virtanen notched his 20th goal of the season while Matt Tustin had the otherl.

The Lakers next face English River Saturday in Kenora.

Only a handful of tickets are still available for that game.


Hat tricks from Brett Kenny and Jon Busch paced the Fort Frances Muskies boys hockey team to a 14-0 drubbing of the visiting Beaver Brae Broncos from Kenora at the 52 Canadians rink last night.

James Gushulak and Brandon Kocubia each had a pair of goals with singles from Sheldon Kelly, Eric Pitkanen, Cole Allan and Kendyn Faragher.

Spencer Murphy got the shutout in net as the Muskies improve to 14-0 heading into their final NorWOSSA's regular season game tonight against Dryden.


Fort Frances Muskies girls hockey team ended their regular season with an 8-0 shutout of Kenora's Beaver Brae Broncos at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Jenna Clendenning notched a hat trick while Taylor Crosswell added a pair of goals.

Hanna Ledrew, Kelsey Langtry and Jillian Calder had the others.

Kamryn Sandelovich earned the shutout in net.

Playoffs for both the boys and girls teams are slated for next week.


Two Atikokan High School teams are into the finals at the NorWOSSA A championships in Kenora.

The Voyageurs senior girls volleyball team defeated Red Lake in five sets and will face Kenora's Thomas Aquinas Saints for the title later today.

The Voyageurs also advanced to the junior boys basketball final with a 61-36 win over Red Lake.

They play Rainy River for the championship this afternoon.


Paige Nelson scored all her team's goals as the Goal Diggers beat D-Feeters 3-1 in the Borderland Women's Indoor Soccer League.

Madison Morrison replied for D-Feeters.

In the other game, league leading Kicker Instinct couldn't field a full team and forfeited to Tough Enough for their first loss of the season.


In men's basketball from Tuesday, the front running Sunset Landscaping scored a pair of wins, beating Team Arctic Cat 86-57 and BDO 61-53.

The other game saw Rainy River First Nation defeat Revco 73-38.