Lakers re-sign Shortreed

Dan Falloon

There will be a slew of familiar faces when the Fort Frances Lakers open their main training camp Aug. 25—headlined by SIJHL goalie-of-the-year Jameson Shortreed.
Shortreed officially agreed to return to the Lakers on Sunday.
The 17-year-old posted a 10-26-4 record during the regular season, with a 4.55 goals against average and a .895 save percentage.
Shortreed also recorded three shutouts while making a league high 1,468 saves, nearly 600 more than any other goalie.
Shortreed ratcheted up his game in the playoffs with a 6-7 record as the Lakers advanced to the second round.
He notched one shutout to go along with a 2.66 GAA and .923 save percentage.
“We can breathe a little lighter having him signed,” said Lakers’ head coach Wayne Strachan.
“We’ll probably lean a lot on him to begin the year and try to mould another goalie into a role with him,” he noted.
“It’s definitely nice to have him back,” Strachan added.
The Lakers also have signed forwards Mike Jourdain, Jaret Leclair, Jon Sinclair, Tyler Stevenson, Jace Baldwin, and Blake Boaz in recent days, along with defencemen Cody McCool and Morgan McNeill.
All but Baldwin and Sinclair were with the team last season.