Fraser fuels Northern Hawks to 8th win
The reigning Thunder Bay junior B hockey champions are off to another perfect start to the regular season.
Cody Fraser racked up four goals and dished out three assists as the Northern Hawks trounced the Northern Renegades 13-6 in Eagle Lake, Ont., on Sunday.
Justin Veltri and Ryan Delvecchio, with two goals each, Justin Affleck, Sheldon Elvish, Robert MacLean, Spencer Hogan and Joe Sgambelluri also scored for the Hawks, who are 8-0-0 on the season.
Markus Leikkari made 10 saves for the win.
Brock Clark replied with a hat trick for the Renegades (0-4-0). Josh Reid scored once and handed out two assists while Alex Calvert potted a pair.
The Thunder Bay Jr. B Stars (0-2-0) will be in search of their first win when the host the Nipigon Elks (3-2-0) on Tuesday at the Tournament Centre.
McCarville misses out on money round
Krista McCarville is on the outside looking in at the Manitoba Lotteries Curling Classic.
The Thunder Bay curler dropped a 7-1 decision in six ends to Alberta skip Renee Sonnenberg Sunday night in one of four C-side finals in Winnipeg.
Jennifer Jones, Laura Crocker, Rachel Homan and Shannon Kleibrink are among the skips who qualified for todays’ quarter-finals in the triple-knockout spiel with a $60,000 total purse.
Earlier Sunday, McCarville lost a B-side final to Kleibrink, who scored two with hammer in the eighth end for the 5-3 win. McCarville had won four in a row after being upset by Crocker 4-2 in Friday’s opening match.
McCarville notched impressive wins over Colleen Kilgallen of Manitoba (9-4), Alberta’s Crystal Webster (6-4), Ontario rival Sherry Middaugh (6-5) and former Olympian Cheryl Bernard (9-2) before running into Kleibrink.
LU women winless on the season
Another close match resulted in another loss for the Lakehead Thundewolves women’s volleyball team.
The Royal Military College Paladins scored a 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21 win over the Thunderwolves in Ontario university action Sunday in Kingston.
Lakehead (0-3) fell behind early before rallying to force a fourth set. They also dropped the first two sets Saturday against Queen’s before going the full five sets in a loss.
Jorie Daymond led the way with 22 total points and Stephanie Chartrand added a pair of aces and four kills. Vanessa Chorkawy was responsible for 16 points.
“We excused ourselves at crucial times showing fatigue. No excuses,” LU coach Chris Green said in a release. “A win is worth it and until we deal with that reality then this feeling will be the one we deal with. At some point we will get sick of this feeling.”
The Thunderwolves are off this week and will play their home opener Nov. 2 against McMaster.