Lakers rally to nip ’Dogs
The Fort Frances Lakers won their 11th-straight game in dramatic fashion last night in Dryden, rallying to edge the Ice Dogs 4-3 in overtime.
Trailing 3-1 early in the third, the Lakers tied things up midway through the period on goals by Merritt Rysavy and Jon Carlson.
Carlson led the way on offence with his two goals, with Rysavy and Jacob Nolan each notching a goal and an assist.
In goal, Talor Joseph was stellar once again, making 34 saves to improve his record to 10-0 since being traded to the Lakers.
Derek McPhail scored once and also chipped in with an assist to lead the Ice Dogs.
The second-place Lakers (34-15-1-2) now return home for a pair of games versus the Thunder Bay North Stars this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Then they’ll wrap up their regular-season slate with games next Monday and Wednesday at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay.