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Faceoff battle

Jayden Mrakic of the Thunder Bay North Stars and Ben Hoefler of the Fort Frances Lakers were determined to get the better of each other in a faceoff battle during the hosts' 6-5 overtime win on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Lakers outlast league-leading North Stars

The Fort Frances Lakers are having a solid start to the SIJHL regular season but it remained to be seen how they would stack up against the defending champs.

Turns out just fine, thank you very much.

Fort Frances erased a 3-0 first-period deficit to pull out an exciting 6-5 overtime win over the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Ready to shoot

Tyler Malpass loaded up to fire a wrist shot on Thunder Bay North Stars' goalie Jordan Smith during the third period of the Fort Frances Lakers' comeback 6-5 overtime win over the defending SIJHL champs on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Malpass notched an assist in that one to help pace the Lakers (6-4-1) to their sixth win of the season.

Eyeing puck

Praveen Dhaliwal tried to fend off the attempted hook of Red Lake Miners' forward Morgan Venne and skate the puck out from behind the visitors' net during the third period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 4-3 win on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Laker faceoff

Fort Frances Lakers' centre Ben Hoefler looked on as Joel Matthews of the Wisconsin Lumberjacks won a faceoff early in the first period of the hosts' 6-5 overtime loss on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Hoefler scored twice and added an assist in a losing cause for the Lakers.