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The Fort Frances Laikers are assembling a winning team for the 2020-2021 season. Meet its nine returning favourites.

Flynn Perry #21

Age: 20  Hometown: Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Position: RW  Shoots: R
Favourite NHL Player: Taylor Hall
Best Hockey Memory: First Junior goal
Future Hockey Plans: Play college hockey
Future School/Career Goals: Attend UVIC

“In my spare time I play video games and work out.  My message to Lakers fans is...come out and watch a few games!!’”

Colton Bodnar #5

Age: 20  Hometown: Fort Frances, Ontario
Position: D Shoots: R
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Matthew Dyck #24

Age: 20  Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Position:Shoots: L
Favourite NHL Player: Patrick Kane
Best Hockey Memory: Playing in the Macs Midget Tournament
Future Hockey Plans: NCAA Div 1
Future School/Career Goals: Own my own business

“In my spare time I play XBOX.  My message to Lakers fans is see you guys at a couple of games!”

Nick Hakala # 11

Age: 19  Hometown: Fort Frances, Ontario
Position:Shoots: L
Favourite NHL Player: Mitch Marner
Best Hockey Memory: winning OFSAA with the Muskies
Future Hockey Plans: Finish Juniors
Future School/Career Goals: Trades

“In my spare time I spend time outside and play video games with friends.  My message to Lakers fans is… it is a fresh start this season and we are ready for whatever comes between the team and the Dudley Hewitt Cup.”

Benjamin Hoefler #27/25

Age: 19  Hometown: Penticton, British Columbia
Position:Shoots: L
Favourite NHL Player: Duncan Keith
Best Hockey Memory: All of the tournaments in minor hockey.
Future Hockey Plans: Just focusing on the present; what’s in store for me will come.
Future School/Career Goals: If hockey isn’t my career, I’d like to open a vehicle detailing shop.

“In my spare time I go fishing with my father.  My message to Lakers fans is thank for supporting the team through the years and during these difficult times.  We hope to have you in the stands soon!”

Ethan Jourdain #44

Age: 19  Hometown: Fort Frances, Ontario
Position: RW  Shoots: R
Favourite NHL Player: Auston Matthews
Best Hockey Memory: Playing hockey in Italy when I was 12
Future Hockey Plans: Hopes to get a D3 scholarship
Future School/Career Goals: Police Foundations in Southern Ontario

“In my spare time I go seadooing, work out, game and hang with the boys.  My message to Lakers fans is...we’re gonna win a championship this year!’”

Reece Hopfner #14/19

Age: 20  Hometown: Ste. Rose, Manitoba
Position: RW  Shoots: R
Favourite NHL Player: Mark Scheifele
Best Hockey Memory: Winning the Provincial Championship with the Parkland AAA Jr. Rangers
Future Hockey Plans: To play for a college or university.
Future School/Career Goals: Still undecided; possibly heavy duty mechanics

“In my spare time I play video games, take walks with the dogs and go to the gym.  My message to Lakers fans is to please continue to support us as you have during my past two seasons playing here.”

Preston Bobyk #8

Age: 20  Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Position:Shoots: L
Favourite NHL Player: Auston Matthews
Best Hockey Memory: Cherishing every moment because it goes in a blink of an eye.
Future Hockey Plans: To play college or university hockey.
Future School/Career Goals: To study psychology and pursue a career in the field.

“In my spare time I like to read, work out and play a little bit of video games. My message to Lakers fans is that I am very happy to be playing for this team considering this is my last year [of junior hockey.]  I look forward to action packed games with a lot of wins.”

Nakoda Thunderchief #20

Age: 19  Hometown: Kainai, Alberta
Position:Shoots: L
Favourite NHL Player: Matthew Tkachuk, Jordin Tootoo, *Cade Mozell & *James Pedersen (*teammates)
Best Hockey Memory: My first fight and first goal and playing Juniors
Future Hockey Plans: Play NCAA after my Junior career
Future School/Career Goals: Arizona State or Boston College

“In my spare time I play XBOX, work out and spend time with the boys.  My message to Lakers fans is…this year you can expect my best on and off ice.  If you see me in the community, don’t be afraid to say ‘Hi.’”

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