The Fort Frances Lakers have the first names on their roster for the 2010-11 season, including a familiar one.
The local Junior ‘A’ hockey squad signed forwards Byron Katapaytuk and Brett Wur yesterday.
Katapaytuk was the team’s rookie-of-the-year last season, netting 13 goals and 21 assists in 43 games while battling injury for much of the campaign.
He broke out in the post-season, however, notching two goals and seven assists as the Lakers edged the K&A Wolverines in seven games before bowing out to the Dryden Ice Dogs in six games.
Both goals stood up as game-winners.
Wur, meanwhile, knows a thing or two about beating Ice Dawgs after his Junior ‘B’ Selkirk Fishermen came all the way back from a 3-0 series deficit to knock off the Arborg Ice Dawgs for Manitoba’s KJHL crown
Wur recorded 20 goals and 23 assists in 33 regular-season games while coming up with another four tallies and 11 helpers in the post-season.