Lakers fall in Dryden


After winning their first three meetings of the regular season, the Fort Frances Lakers have run into trouble against the Dryden Ice Dogs as of late.
The Lakers fell 6-4 last night in Dryden—the third-straight setback the red-and-white have suffered at the hands of the Ice Dogs.
Tied 4-4 heading into the third frame, Diego Breckenridge netted a pair of markers past Lakers’ goalie Tyler Ampe in a four-minute span to secure the win.
Byron Katapaytuk scored a goal and had an assist to lead the Lakers, which also moved him into a tie with teammate Jordan Larson for the SIJHL scoring lead with 58 points.
Bryan Broders, Jordan Christianson, and Davis Smith also scored for the Lakers.
With the loss, the Lakers’ record dropped to 27-10-4, leaving them 11 points back of the SIJHL-leading Wisconsin Wilderness, who are in action tonight against the expansion Iron Range Ironheads in Hoyt Lakes, Mn.
Next up for the Lakers, meanwhile, are a pair of games of this weekend in Duluth as part of the league’s annual “showcase” weekend.
The squad will face the Thunder Bay North Stars on Saturday morning before clashing with the host Clydesdales on Sunday night.