Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lakers add d-man

The void in the Fort Frances Lakers’ blueline corps is a little smaller today.
The Lakers announced today the signing of defenceman George Roblin, a 17-year-old Winnipeg product who played for the St. Vital Victorias of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League last year.

A 6-foot-3, 200-pounder, Roblin had 10 points in 42 games with the Victorias.
He participated in the Lakers’ open camp at Bronco Arena in International Falls this past weekend and caught the eye of Fort general manager and head coach Wayne Strachan.
“(Roblin) showed poise in his play, hard work and moved the puck well,” noted Strachan.
“He has a physical side to his game and understands when to jump into the play to join offensively. We believe he will be a strong defensive defenceman.
“We are excited to have George aboard and look forward to having him join the team in August to get our year underway,” added Strachan.

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