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Ladies Fastball Season Opens Today
By CKDR Sports - May 22nd, 2013 - 8:40am
The wait is over and it's finally time to play ball in Dryden.
The Ladies Fastball season opens today with a pair of games.
The early game at 6:45 is in Sioux Lookout featuring the Subway-Sioux Garitas and the Dryden Mudhens.
The late game in Dryden has the A&W Devils battling the Sunset Country Paralegal Sluggers.
Game time is 8:45.
A Dryden Flavour To The Ten Mile Road Race
By CKDR News - May 21st, 2013 - 4:43pm
Two Dryden runners placed in the Top 10 for male firefighters at the Fire Fighters Ten Mile Road Race in Thunder Bay.
Jaime Seeley placed 4th with a time of 1:12:47.70 and Reagan Breeze placed 5th with a time 1:13:28.70.
Over 1,000 people took place in the event on Sunday.
For a full list of results, visit http://www.10mileroadrace.org/upload/templates/race-results-2013/10mile2013results_male.htm.
Eagles Score Well In Minnesota
By CKDR Sports - May 21st, 2013 - 7:39am
Another solid showing for the Dryden Eagle Boys High School Golf team at a recent tournament in Virginia, Minnesota.
Coach Al Markowski says they had consistent play from all team members.
Kirk Markowski was named to the All-Tournament team finishing 7th out of 96-competitors after firing a 77.
Josh Kitt was next in 14th place.
Other results: Josh Brunton and Cam Zappitelli tied for 16th, Adam Getson was 21st and Geoff Kitt finished 26th.
(Picture: Kirk Markowski)
Dryden Trainer Helps Brooks Win National Championship
By CKDR Sports - May 21st, 2013 - 7:33am
Dryden's Neal Bruetsch is a national champion.
The Brooks Bandits won the Royal Bank Cup Junior Hockey championship on the weekend, with a 3-1 victory over the host Summerside Western Capitals.
Bruetsch is the head trainer of the Bandits.
Brooks knocked out the SIJHL representative Minnesota Wilderness with a stunning 5-4 overtime win in the Semi-Final.
The Bandits forced overtime with a goal 18-seconds left in the game.
Wilderness Draw Top Team In Canada
By CKDR Sports - May 17th, 2013 - 9:16am
A tough task for the SIJHL champion Minnesota Wilderness at the Royal Bank Cup.
The Wilderness will face the #1 ranked Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in the Semi-Final.
Brooks defeated Surrey 5-2 yesterday to claim the top seed in the tournament.
Minnesota finished the round-robin with a 1-3 record, including a 6-3 loss to Brooks.
The Semi-Final goes Saturday afternoon at 2:00 Atlantic time.
(Photo Credit: Phil MacCallum with Hockey Canada Images)
Annual Track Meet A Major Success
By CKDR Sports - May 17th, 2013 - 8:28am
A beautiful day of competition at Harry McMaster Field at Dryden High School for the annual Track and Field Championship.
Over 300-competitors from across the region took part in the event.
Among the highlights, Dryden High School teammates Emily Plett edged out Andi Wood in the 800-meter final.
Grade 8 Dryden athletes Leah Balla and Devon Schmidt won the 100-meter race in the elementary division.
Good Showing For Girls South Of The Border
By CKDR Sports - May 17th, 2013 - 8:26am
The Dryden Eagle Girls High School Golf team continues to improve.
The Girls finished 8th out of 15 teams at the Virginia, Minnesota Invitational.
Hayley Whitney led the way with a 15th place finish.
Other results: Tianna Markowski 29th, Lauren Nickle 50th, Rachel Getson 54th and Christina Medwid 56th.
HNO Looking At Body Contact Rules
By CKDR Sports - May 17th, 2013 - 8:21am
It seems like Hockey Northwestern Ontario is interested in taking body checking out of Peewee Hockey.
Last week, Hockey Alberta became the latest league to ban body checking from the 11 and 12 year old age group.
HNO General Manager Trevor Hosanna says they have discussed taking the same action.
Hosanna says they are in favour of removing checking to the Bantam level but stresses they aren't at the point to make a formal decision.
Hosanna says data does show there is a greater risk of long term injuries for kids who get injured in Peewee Hockey.
He stresses there are some checking skills that need to be taught to younger kids.
Hosanna says Hockey Canada is having their annual meeting later this month where they might vote on a national change against body checking in Peewee hockey.
High School Soccer Results In Dryden
By CKDR Sports - May 16th, 2013 - 10:00am
A successful day on the pitch for the Dryden Eagles Girls High School Soccer team.
The Girls won both of their games on home turf yesterday.
The Eagles defeated Fort Frances 2-0, with both goals coming from Ashley Kropelin.
Dryden won their second game 1-0 over Beaver Brae.
Kyla Lindquist had the lone goal.
The Boys earned a split in their games.
Dryden fell 3-0 to Fort Frances in their opener, however rebounded nicely with a convincing 4-0 win over Beaver Brae.
Brendan Bartlett, Ryan Hron, Richie Callewaert and Nick Skillen all found the back of the net.
Wilderness Drop Final Round-Robin Game
By CKDR Sports - May 16th, 2013 - 9:52am
The Minnesota Wilderness couldn't end the Royal Bank Cup with a win in their final round-robin game.
The Wilderness dropped a 5-0 decision to the Surrey Eagles yesterday.
Minnesota still has advanced to the Semi-Final of the Canadian Junior Hockey championship.
(Photo Credit: Phil MacCallum with Hockey Canada Images)
Dryden Hosting Track And Field Event
By CKDR Sports - May 16th, 2013 - 9:49am
Dryden High School is the host site of the annual Track and Field event today.
Over 300 High School and Elementary students are taking part in the competition.
The events starts at noon with a cheque presentation for the resurfacing of the track at Harry McMaster Field.
A Win For The NWO Sting
By CKDR Sports - May 15th, 2013 - 5:11pm
The Northwestern Ontario Sting defeated the Minnesota Northern Wings 8-1 in their first game at a tournament down south.
The girls under 12 team also faced off against the Wisconsin Blaze last night.
Results from that game are not known at this time.
Ski Club AGM Tonight At Dryden High School
By CKDR Sports - May 15th, 2013 - 8:07am
The Dryden Ski Club is getting a quick jump on next season as the organization is hosting its Annual General Meeting tonight.
This is your opportunity to learn more about the club and voice your opinion on the future development of the organization.
Officials are also looking for volunteers to step up.
The meeting will include the election of a new executive.
The AGM starts at 7 o'clock at the Dryden High School Library.
Dryden Hosting High School Soccer League Play
By CKDR Sports - May 15th, 2013 - 8:05am
High School Soccer is on the docket today in Dryden.
The Eagles host the Beaver Brae Broncos and Fort Frances Muskies at the Raposo Fields.
The Boys and Girls hit the pitch first at 9:30 against Fort Frances.
The second set of games is at 2:30 against Kenora.
Wilderness Off To Royal Bank Cup Semi-Final
By CKDR Sports - May 15th, 2013 - 8:03am
The Minnesota Wilderness have picked up their first win at the Royal Bank Cup in Summerside, PEI.
The Wilderness topped the Truro Bearcats 5-3 yesterday.
Mike Dietrich led the way with a goal and 3-assists.
The SIJHL champs are now 1-2 and guaranteed a spot in the National Junior Hockey League Semi-Final.
They end the round-robin this afternoon against the Surrey Eagles.
(Photo Credit: Phil MacCallum with Hockey Canada Images)
Eagle Girls Take 'B' Side Championship
By CKDR Sports - May 13th, 2013 - 9:03am
The Dryden Eagle Girls High School Soccer team walked away with a big victory at a weekend soccer tournament in Kenora.
The Eagles defeated the host Beaver Brae Broncos 1-0 in the 'B' Side final.
HNO Team Finish 7th At Gold Cup
By CKDR Sports - May 13th, 2013 - 8:09am
Team northwestern Ontario recorded one win at the Ontario Hockey League Gold Cup tournament in Kitchener.
The regional club won the 7th place game with a 3-2 score in overtime.
The team, made up of players under the age of 16, finished the tournament with a 1-4 record.
Dryden's Randy Allen was an assistant coach on the team.
Regional Girls Team Finish Second At Tournament
By CKDR Sports - May 13th, 2013 - 8:08am
A great result for the Northwestern Ontario Sting at a girls hockey tournament held in Duluth over the weekend.
The Sting, represented by girls under the age of 12 from across the region, leveled the competition en route to the championship final.
The girls fell in the gold medal game 6-1.
Dryden's McKenna Corvello scored the Sting's lone goal.
Track And Field Season Underway For Eagles
By CKDR Sports - May 13th, 2013 - 8:06am
A good start to the season for the Dryden Eagle Track and Field team.
The Eagles braved horrific weather on the weekend to compete in the Athletics Manitoba Open in Winnipeg.
The team recorded several victories and set school records in 12 events.
Meantime, the Eagles host the 3rd annual DHS Invitiational at Harry McMaster Field on Thursday.
More than 275 elementary and high school athletes are set to compete.
Volunteers are still needed for the event.
To help out or for more information call Mike at 221-8868 or e-mail email@example.com
Ear Falls-Red Lake Approved For SIJHL Team
By CKDR Sports - May 10th, 2013 - 7:28am
The Superior International Junior Hockey League has approved a franchise for Ear Falls-Red Lake.
The team will be known as the Eagles and will begin play at the Ear Falls Arena this upcoming season.
The team colours will be black, white, gold and orange.
Kevin Kahoot has been named head coach and general manager and says it's an exciting time for the area.
Kahoot notes they will incorporate the team as a regional team.
Kahoot, who is also the Mayor of Ear Falls, had a brief stint of coaching with the Thunder Bay North Stars last year.
However, he has extensive experience as the former coach of the Red Lake Rams High School hockey team and other junior 'A' levels.
He stresses the first order of business is getting hockey operations going and notes the business side is starting to get going.
The organization's executive is expected to be finalized in the coming days.
A season ticket drive is set to commence in June.
SIJHL President Ron Whitehead says he's pleased with the new addition and notes it creates an instant rivalry with the Dryden Ice Dogs.
Meantime, the SIJHL champion Minnesota Wilderness begin their quest for a Canadian Junior Hockey championship tomorrow.
The Wilderness face the host Summerside Western Capitals.
Eagle Golfers Tee-Off Season South Of The Border
By CKDR Sports - May 9th, 2013 - 7:11am
A great start to the High School golf season for the Dryden Eagles.
The Boys team finished first in International Falls yesterday.
Josh Kitt led the way with a gold medal winning score of 76.
Teammates Josh Brunton and Kirk Markowski were second, one shot back.
In the girl's division, Haylee Whitney finished 12th with Tianna Markowski placing 18th.
Ice Dogs AGM Tonight
By CKDR Sports - May 9th, 2013 - 7:09am
The Dryden Ice Dogs will start preparing for next season tonight.
The SIJHL team is hosting its Annual General Meeting at 7 o'clock at the Best Western.
An update on the organization and the election of new board members will take place.
The Ice Dogs are also looking for volunteer support.
Dryden Eagles Kick-Off Soccer Season
By CKDR Sports - May 8th, 2013 - 8:10am
The short NorWOSSA 'AA' High School soccer season gets underway today in Fort Frances.
Both the Dryden Eagles boys and girls teams will be on the road for games against the Beaver Brae Broncos and Fort Frances Muskies.
The games will act as a warm-up for a weekend soccer tournament in Kenora.
Winnipeg Police Half Marathon Results
By CKDR News - May 7th, 2013 - 2:44pm
Some local residents took part in this past weekends Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon. Well over 1,500 people competed in the event on Sunday in Winnipeg.
Dryden's Mike Wood finished in 1 hour 20 minutes.
Jaime Seeley, also from Dryden, finished in 1 hour 36 minutes.
Reagan Breeze from the Dryden Fire Service finished in 1 hour 40 minutes.
For a complete list of the results, visit http://www.resultscanada.com/results and search under the May 2013 section.
Kirk Markowski Finishes Third At Golf Tournament
By CKDR Sports - May 7th, 2013 - 8:18am
An impressive showing for Dryden's Kirk Markowski at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour in East St. Paul, Manitoba.
Markowski finished the tournament in third place.
He fired an opening round 69 and followed that up with a 74.
Markowski will now join his Eagles teammates in the first high school tournament tomorrow in International Falls.
Dryden Dynasty Finish Third At Manitoba Provincials
By CKDR Sports - May 7th, 2013 - 8:13am
A top three finish for the Dryden Boys Minor Volleyball team at the Manitoba Provincials.
The Dynasty took home a bronze medal on the weekend.
Deven Trist and Brook Trout were named to the All-Star team.
Borderland Rage Finish In Top 5
By CKDR Sports - May 6th, 2013 - 10:29am
Another strong effort from a regional girls hockey team.
The Borderland Rage finished in 5th place at a weekend tournament in White Bear, Minnesota on the weekend.
The squad is made up of players from across the region including Dryden.
The Rage routed a team from Wisconsin 9-2 in the 'C' side final.
Their next action will take place in June in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Wilderness Win Dudley Hewitt Cup
By CKDR Sports - May 5th, 2013 - 12:18pm
For the second time in the history of the league, a representative of the Superior International Junior Hockey League will be going for a national championship.
The Minnesota Wilderness earned a spot in the Royal Bank Cup with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over St. Michaels on the weekend.
Goaltender Gordy Defiel was named the MVP of the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
The national championship starts May 11th in Summerside, PEI.
Eric Staal Named Captain Of Team Canada
By CKDR Sports - May 3rd, 2013 - 8:18am
Thunder Bay's Eric Staal will lead Canada into the world hockey championship.
The Carolina Hurricanes forward has been named captain.
Staal skated on the last Canadian team to win a world title in 2007.
He's also the lone player on the roster with an Olympic gold and a Stanley Cup.
Canada opens the World Championship tomorrow morning in Sweden against Denmark.
Wilderness Advance To Dudley Hewitt Cup Final
By CKDR Sports - May 3rd, 2013 - 8:17am
The Minnestoa Wilderness have earned a spot in the Dudley Hewitt Cup Final.
The Wilderness cruised to a 3-0 victory over the St. Michael's Buzzards yesterday in the final day of the round-robin.
The Buzzards will face the Soo Thunderbirds in the Semi-Final.
The Thunderbirds knocked off the host North Bay Trappers 4-3 in overtime thanks to a goal from former Thunder Bay North Star Brandon Warmington.
(Picture: Overtime winner between Soo and North Bay)
Wilderness 1-1 At Dudley Hewitt Cup
By CKDR Sports - May 2nd, 2013 - 7:18am
The Minnesota Wilderness are alive and well at the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
The SIJHL champions rebounded with a convincing 7-0 win over the Soo Thunderbirds yesterday.
Minnesota is now 1-1 and faces St. Michaels this afternoon at 1:30 central.
The Buzzards are 2-0 after recording a 5-2 victory over North Bay last night.
Wilderness Drop Dudley Hewitt Cup Opener
By CKDR Sports - May 1st, 2013 - 7:31am
Not the start the Minnesota Wilderness were looking for at the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
The SIJHL champions dropped their opener, 4-1 yesterday against the host North Bay Trappers.
Rookie Jake Larson was the only one who could beat Greg Dodds, who made 49-saves, including 24 in the final period.
In the other game, the Soo Thunderbirds fell 4-2 against St. Michaels.
Minnesota faces the Soo Thunderbirds at 1:30 this afternoon.