Lakers beaten


Thunder Bay has been a trouble spot for the Fort Frances Lakers so far this season.
Riley Corbin kicked out 48 shots, and Kristopher Hamlin had two goals and an assist, to lead the Thunder Bay North Stars to a 3-2 win over the visiting Lakers on Saturday night.
The North Stars (5-6-0-1) ended a four-game winning streak for the Lakers (7-2)—with both losses coming in Thunder Bay.
Saturday’s loss also allowed the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, who beat the English River Miners 3-1 on Friday and then the Minnesota Iron Rangers 6-2 the following night, to take over first place in the SIJHL by one point over the Lakers.
The Lakers do hold a game in hand.
Andrew Willner opened the scoring on the power play at 5:46 of the first period Saturday.
But the North Stars responded with two power-play markers by Hamlin and Brendan Gillis to take the lead for good.
Hamlin netted his second of the game early in the second to make it 3-1.
Dylan Robertson pulled the Lakers to within one at 8:09.
But Corbin was outstanding the rest of the way—even though the Lakers wound up with a 50-29 in shots on goal.
Pierce Dushenko made 26 stops in a losing cause.
The Lakers will wrap up their four-game road swing tomorrow night in Cochenour against the Miners.
Their next home game is set for this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. versus the North Stars.