Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lakers jump to third

Fort Frances Lakers’ forward Davis Smith had his most successful night of his three-year SIJHL career here Saturday night.
The 20-year-old from Atikokan earned his first career hat trick as the Lakers edged the visiting Duluth Clydesdales 6-5.

Smith hadn’t found the back of the net since a 6-3 triumph over the Minnesota Iron Rangers here back on Oct. 27.
But he snapped his scoring drought in a big way Saturday night in helping the Lakers jump into third place in the standings.
Jordan Christianson added a pair of goals while captain Merritt Rysavy notched the other one.
Colton Dow led Duluth with two goals and an assist as the lowly Clydesdales fell to 1-22-0-1 on the campaign.
The Lakers now are preparing for a home-and-home series with the second-place Dryden Ice Dogs this Wednesday and Thursday.
The two squads will square off at the Ice For Kids Arena on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. before squaring off again the following night in Dryden.

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