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Lakers' make-up date set

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The SIJHL yesterday announced a make-up date for the game between the Fort Frances Lakers and English River Miners that was postponed back on Dec. 19.

This contest now will be held Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

The cause for the original postponement was a breakdown of the Miners' bus that prevented them from travelling here in time for the game.

The fifth-place Lakers (10-21-1-3) are back in action tonight when they host the first-place Thief River Falls Norskies (29-4-0-1) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Then they'll host the third-place North Stars (21-11-3-0) this Friday at 7:30 p.m. before capping the week with a game Saturday night in Thief River Falls.

The Lakers then will host the SIJHL's annual “Showcase” next Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 30-31).

In related news, the SIJHL yesterday named Thunder Bay North Stars' rookie forward Keighan Gerrie as its Play It Again Sports player-of-the-week for the period ending Jan. 21.

In a pair of outings last week, the 16-year-old Thunder Bay product and youngest player in the SIJHL picked up two points in each of them in helping the North Stars skate to a couple of victories.

Jack Bernie was the Lakers' nominee for player-of-the-week honours.

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