Crashing the net

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Dan Falloon

Lakers’ forwards Ty Brueggeman (#8) and Blake Boaz crash the net against Dryden’s Curtis Barker in the team’s preseason opener in Dryden on Wednesday night. The pair were dynamic in the game, as Boaz scored twice, while Brueggeman tickled the twine once in the Lakers’ 6-5 comeback win in overtime. Fort Frances also skunked the Sioux Lookout Flyers 5-2 at home on Friday night. The Lakers have three more exhibition games, including at home tonight against Dryden at 7:30 p.m. before kicking off the regular season on Sept. 17 at home against the defending champion Fort William North Stars.