Fifth- straight win for Lakers
A pair of third-period goals by Patrick Sofer propelled the Fort Frances Lakers to a 6-4 win over the host Dryden Ice Dogs last night—the squad’s fifth-straight victory.
After trading goals over the first two periods, the Lakers dominated the third by outshooting the Ice Dogs 7-0, with Sofer giving his team the lead at the 2:22 mark.
“And we had to fight back to get into the game during the second period.
“After the second intermission, we talked about getting control in the third and not looking back, and I think we did a pretty good job of that in securing the victory,” he added.
Mason Meyer and Jacob Nolan each had a goal and an assist for the Lakers, with Alex Bruess and Kevin Kurm also scoring.
Goalie Jameson Shortreed, meanwhile, turned aside 27 shots to earn his third-straight win between the pipes since rejoining his local team Oct. 17.
After finishing October with a 9-1-0-1 record, and vaulting all the way up to second place in the SIJHL standings, the Lakers will look to continue their winning ways this Friday when they host the Ice Dogs at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The two squads then will clash again Saturday night in Dryden.
“To see them two more times this week, I am sure the rivalry will only get more intense,” Strachan said.
“There were many missed calls tonight [Monday] that outraged both sides of the ice, and that led to some intense play by both teams,” he added.