Lakers’ make-up date set


The SIJHL yesterday announced a make-up date for the game between the Fort Frances Lakers and English River Miners that was postponed back on Dec. 19.
This contest now will be held Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
The cause for the original postponement was a breakdown of the Miners’ bus that prevented them from travelling here in time for the game.
The fifth-place Lakers (10-21-1-3) are back in action tonight when they host the first-place Thief River Falls Norskies (29-4-0-1) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Then they’ll host the third-place North Stars (21-11-3-0) this Friday at 7:30 p.m. before capping the week with a game Saturday night in Thief River Falls.
The Lakers then will host the SIJHL’s annual “Showcase” next Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 30-31).
In related news, the SIJHL yesterday named Thunder Bay North Stars’ rookie forward Keighan Gerrie as its Play It Again Sports player-of-the-week for the period ending Jan. 21.
In a pair of outings last week, the 16-year-old Thunder Bay product and youngest player in the SIJHL picked up two points in each of them in helping the North Stars skate to a couple of victories.
Jack Bernie was the Lakers’ nominee for player-of-the-week honours.