Pelican Falls Timberwolves Bring Home The Gold

Pelican Falls Timberwolves Head to All Ontario Championships Sioux Lookout- The Pelican Falls senior boys volleyball team won silver in the NorWOSSAA playoffs held in Kenora on November 8 & 9. On Thursday, Nov. 8 the boys played Atikokan, the 2nd-ranked team in NorWOSSAA, and defeated them in three straight sets. “The team played an energetic, high-spirited game against Atikokan.” said coach Leon Peddle. Friday, Nov. 9, the team advanced to play Thomas Aquinas. Unfortunately they lost three straight against the top ranked team. “They played well and never gave up.” remarked coach Peddle. The Timberwolves then went on to represent NorWOSSAA at the NWOSSAA finals in Manitouwadge on November 16 & 17. The boys played Manitouwadge, the winners of the NSSAA division, beginning with a 7:00 P.M. game on Friday and one game on Saturday. The boys defeated Manitouwadge in two straight sets and brought home the gold. Stanley Fiddler said that he was very proud to be representing Pelican Falls at the NWOSSAA finals “because representing Pelican Falls, which is an all Native high school, is like representing my Native peers.” Team mate and captain Leon Fox agreed, adding “[to me] representing Pelican Falls First Nations High School is like representing all Nishnawbe people, and I am proud to be Nishnawbe.” As a result of their win in Manitouwadge the boys will now go on to the All Ontario Championships (OFSAA) to be held in Dorchester on November 23 & 24. The students and staff of Pelican Falls First Nations High School are very proud of the Timberwolves’ accomplishments this season. Congratulations to the Timberwolves: Leon Fox, Captain (Mishkeegogamang), Howard Moose, Assistant Captain (Poplar Hill), Stanley Fiddler (Keewaywin), Durrell Gray (Mishkeegogamang), Adam Kakepetum (Keewaywin), Jack Rae (North Spirit Lake), Zack Suggashie (Poplar Hill), Dennis Turtle (Poplar Hill), Mr. Leon Peddle, Coach, and Mrs. Monique Mousseau, Athletic Director.