Marion Corrine Buckman, 91, of Schroeder died Tuesday March 1, 2011, in the North Shore Care Center in Grand Marais.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband Sylvester "Buck"; daughter Carole; brother Robert; sister Grace; and granddaughter Brenda.
She is survived by her sons Robert (Rhonda), Larry (Cheryl), and Mark (Kathy), all of Schroeder; Son-in-law Andrew Byholm of Grand Marais, 9 grandchildren, 9 great- grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Zoar Luthern Church in Tofte on March 12th at 11:00am.
Charles J. Futterer, 88, Grand Marais, died peacefully Friday, February 25, 2011 at his winter residence in Russellville, Arkansas, He is survived by his wife Geraldine (Gerri) of Grand Marais, sister Charlotte Costello of Winimac, Indiana, daughter Karen (Mike Swindlehurst) Futterer of Grand Marais, sons Charles (Susan) of Grand Marais & Virginia, Bruce (Sherrye) of Russellville, Arkansas and Craig (Terri Simard) of Minneapolis. Chuck and Gerri have ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with one more due any day. A celebration of Chuck's life will be held in Grand Marais at St. John's Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
The Silver Bay/Cook County Squirts placed third this past weekend in their sixth and final tournament of the regular season. After a 3-1 victory over West Duluth and a 1-3 loss from the likes of a tough Bemidji team, the Squirts were 1-1 going into Sunday's game against Hermantown Blue.
After three periods of regulation play the game went into first a 5 on 5 five minute overtime, then a 4 on 4 five minute overtime and then a 3 on 3 three five minute overtime at which point the game was still tied 1-1! With all players exhausted after a very hard fought game, the play went into a shootout with each team choosing three players to skate down and take a shot at the goaltender. Hermantown was first to shoot on goalie Cameron Roy and was stopped dead in his tracks with a shot going wide of the net. It was then Cook County's turn to take a shot at the Hermantown goaltender. Center Ethan Sporn did not disappoint putting a beautiful shot into the upper corner, making the score now 2-1 in favor of CC/SB. But the game doesn't end there as Cameron Roy still had face two more shots from Hermantown. He did again stop the Hermantown shooters and the game ended in a 2-1 victory for the Cook County/Silver Bay Squirts! It was truly a heart stopping game to watch and what a way to finish the regular season. Playing on this team are Cameron Roy, Andrew Miller, Riley Somnis, Connor Somnis, Ethan Sporn, Josh Prom, Jake Bilben, Gavin LeBlanc, Tyler Mallory Austin Johansen, Giovanni Marolt, Jared LaBerge, Nic Reineccius, Thomas Rowlee and Peyton Westerlund.
The boys continue on into postseason play with a game vs. Superior at the Heritage Center in Duluth tonight, Good Luck Squirts!
The Silver Bay/Cook County/Two Harbors Bantam team went into this weekends districts at the Heritage Center in Duluth in the #1 position by earning 52 league points and being the only undefeated team in District 11.
They started their weekend off Saturday morning with a shut-out 6 - 0 victory over Proctor. Six hours later they took on the always agressive team from Hermantown. This game was really fun to watch! These boys skated hard and worked well together but didn't manage to bend the net until midway through the 2nd period. Well once they put one through the pipes they kept on firing and that game ended with yet again another shut-out victory and a final score of 6 - 0. This win then advanced them to the championship game and a spot on the upcoming regional bracket. They took a tough loss on Sunday to Duluth East but are looking forward to redeeming themselves in regional play.
This Bantam team is awesome to watch, they are conditioned well, are agressive and have excellent vision on the ice. You can catch them in action next weekend, March 4th, 5th and 6th as Silver Bay Arena will be host to this years regional playoff games. If you are a hockey fan, stop by and catch a game as this weekend of regional bantam hockey action will not disappoint. Good Luck Bantams!!
The Silver Bay/Cook County Peewees headed to Moose Lake this past weekend for district play. The league of eleven teams was very tight this year. Our team was seeded #5 and were taking on Duluth East Red, the #4 team, in the first round of play at 8:00 am on Saturday morning.
Even though these teams were more evenly matched during league play, this was playoffs and anything can happen. Carter LeBlanc scored the first goal midway through the 1st period and these boys never looked back. The final score was 7 - 3 and our kids were excited to be advancing to the next round.
The 2nd game of the day was going to be a tough one but our boys were up to the challenge of taking on the #1 team from Hermantown. Saying this game was AWESOME is a huge understatement! Our kids out shot, out passed, out skated and out played this Hermantown team who expected to walk all over us. The score remained tied at 0 after the 1st, then Hermantown forced one in on a slow whistle and covered puck to be on top 1 - 0 after the 2nd. Early in the 3rd a breakaway goal by Caleb Dilley tied it up again and it wasn't long before Justin Kelota followed suit and the Mariners were on top! Our boys were fired up and digging deep as the Hermantown team had a much deeper bench than we did, our team had to work that much harder to keep our lead. Unfortunately, late in the 3rd Hermantown again tied it up with a power play goal and it was anybody's game! As the final minutes were winding down and the fans were winding up Hermantown slid one in and claimed the victory. Sometimes the better team does not win the game......and this was one of those times!
What a great season this peewee team had! This is not only a really good group of talented young hockey players but a fantastic bunch of super great kids!!