Lakers beat Wolverines


The Fort Frances Lakers got back into the win column with a 6-3 victory over the K&A Wolverines last night in Thunder Bay.
Colton Kennedy had two goals and an assist as the Lakers (3-7-2) snapped a three-game losing skid.
Injured forwards Byron Katapaytuk, Tyler Stevenson, and Brendan Muise all returned to the lineup and made an immediate impact, combining for three goals and four assists.
Muise led the way with a pair of goals, Katapaytuk had a goal and an assist, and Stevenson registered three assists.
Mike Jourdain netted the other goal for the Lakers while Alex Porrier, Drew Childs, and Rory McKie replied for the Wolverines (1-12-2).
Zac McMichael, in his first start in goal since Oct. 9, stopped 31 shots to earn his second win in a Lakers’ uniform.
After the teams exchange goals in the first period, the visitors exploded for three goals in just over a minute early in the second on markers from Jourdain, Kennedy, and Katapaytuk.
Kennedy made it 5-1 with just over three minutes to play in the middle frame, but Childs got that one back two minutes later, cutting the deficit to 5-2 after 40 minutes.
The teams then exchanged goals in the third to round out the scoring.
The Lakers now sport a respectable 3-2-1 road record but will be looking to secure their first home-ice victory of the season in their next game on Tuesday (Oct. 27) when the Dryden Ice Dogs invade the Ice For Kids Arena.