Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lakers earn split

The Fort Frances Lakers came home with a win and a loss after taking part in the inaugural “Superior-Northern Showdown” between two teams from the SIJHL and NOJHL over the weekend in Spooner, Wis.
In their opening game Friday afternoon, the Lakers fell 7-1 to the defending NOJHL and Dudley Hewitt Cup champion Soo Thunderbirds.

Yan Kalashnikov and Brandon Warmington led the Thunderbirds with a pair of goals each while Kevin Kurm netted the Lakers’ lone marker.
But the Lakers bounced back Saturday with a dominating 6-0 shutout over the Elliot Lake Bobcats.
Colton Spicer and Jordan Christianson led the Lakers’ attack with three-point.
Spicer scored a pair of goals while picking up an assist, with Christianson adding three helpers.
Jon Carlson, Patrick Sofer, Hunter Leishman, and Cody Wickstrom also scored while goalie Tanner Hamilton turned aside all 21 shots he faced.
The Lakers return to SIJHL action tomorrow when they host the Dryden Ice Dogs in a make-up game at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

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