Add another Fort Frances Lakers’ product to the list of who will be playing hockey for the College of St. Scholastica Saints next season.
Defenceman Nate Drobnick recently announced that he has committed to play for the Saints next season.
Drobnick will be joining former Lakers’ teammate Jaedin Ness on the squad, who also announced his commitment to play for them earlier this month.
“We are very proud of Nate and his accomplishments,” Lakers’ head coach/general manager Wayne Strachan said of the 19-year-old Burnsville, Mn. native.
“He is a player that worked hard to develop and improve his game throughout the year. He will be a big hole to fill on our defensive core,” he conceded.
“The Saints’ program is getting a dedicated player with huge potential, but most importantly a good person who cares and has respect for everything he does. “The Lakers’ organization wishes Nate the best of luck,” Strachan added.
In 56 games with the Lakers this past season, Drobnick scored six goals and added seven assists to go along with 63 penalty minutes.
He also added two helpers in three playoff games as the Lakers were swept 3-0 in the best-of-five quarter-final playoff series by the Dryden GM Ice Dogs.
The 6’5, 200-pound blueliner also took home the best defenceman award and Bev Kotnik Memorial Award at the Lakers’ annual awards banquet back in March.
The Lakers had signed Drobnick fresh out of high school, where he played for the Burnsville Blaze, prior to the 2018-19 season.