Thursday, December 18, 2014

Three more added to Lakers’ camp

The guest list for the Fort Frances Lakers’ main training camp continues to grow.
The squad announced this morning the addition of three new players, who will be at the Ice For Kids Arena looking to secure a spot with the defending SIJHL champions when camp opens Aug. 28.

Forward Carter Chorney from Rainy River played last season with the Lake of the Woods Bears boys’ team in Baudette, Mn.
“Carter was in summer camp and we feel he can add speed and skill to our team up front,” said Lakers’ general manager and head coach Wayne Strachan.
Another forward, Nic Proulx, also will head here from his home in Sturgeon Falls after recording nearly a point per game average for his hometown Lumberjacks of the Greater Metro Junior ‘A’ Hockey League (GMHL).
“Nic . . . brings good size, speed, and skill to our lineup and will be looked upon similar to Carter to help bring offence to the team this year,” noted Strachan.
Goalie Stirling Wright, Proulx’s teammate on the Lumberjacks last season, also will get a shot to show the Lakers he can provide competition for returning veteran Devin Tappenden.
Wright, an 18-year-old from Bay City, Mich., played sparingly for Sturgeon Falls last season, sporting a 1-2 record in five appearances with an 8.26 GAA and .787 save percentage.
He recently spent time in the training camp of the ECHL’s Florida Everblades.

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