Lakers drop pair of games
The Fort Frances Lakers suddenly find themselves in a tie for fourth place with the Minnesota Iron Rangers after dropping a pair of games to the Iron Rangers and the Minnesota Wilderness over the weekend.
Both the Lakers and Iron Rangers have 21 points to sit three back of the second-place Dryden Ice Dogs and Thunder Bay North Stars, although the Lakers do hold three games in hand on the Hoyt Lakes, Mn. squad.
Forward Luke Karakas led the visitors with a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and an assist.
Teammate Kyle Fink also scored twice.
Jon Carlson led the Lakers’ attack with two goals and an assist, with Merritt Rysavy, Miles Nolan, and Patrick Sofer also scoring.
Then on Saturday night, the Lakers ran into a red-hot Wilderness team, which is now ranked fourth in the CJHL top 20 rankings, and fell 7-1 in Cloquet, Mn.
Jordan Shockley paced the hosts with three goals and an assist while Sofer notched the Lakers’ lone goal.
The Lakers will look to get back on track this Friday when they’ll kick off a three-game homestand with a 7:30 p.m. match-up against Thunder Bay.