Lakers sign left-winger


The Fort Frances Lakers got a little “wild” in filling their third roster spot for the upcoming season.
The local SIJHL squad inked 17-year-old Ryan Wildman from the Timmins Majors ‘AAA’ program.
Wildman, a left-winger, netted 16 goals and 19 assists in 31 games last season, although an injury cost him some playing time.
Lakers’ head coach Wayne Strachan noted Wildman comes recommended by Majors’ coach Bob Savard as well as Lakers’ centre Byron Katapaytuk.
“He is described as a good skater, with speed, hard worker, and plays bigger than he looks,” noted Strachan.
Strachan also said the team is close to signing a defenceman and is waiting on an answer from a forward.