Lakers win!

-Allan Bradbury photo

It was a hard-fought, penalty-rich game, but the Fort Frances Lakers emerged with a 5-3 victory on home ice Sunday, over the visiting Red Lake Miners. The Lakers pulled out of the gate with an early lead, finishing the first period 1-0, and the second 2-0, forcing the Miners into a frenzied game of catch-up. Although the Miners did get three goals from 18 attempts on net in the third period, it wasn’t enough to overtake the Lakers, who scored an additional two in the third, for a total of five points. Goals for the Lakers came from forwards Dylan Wedword, Clark Scadden, Kevin Bond, Ethan Elgie, and Dominique Cyr. Bond, Elgie and Cyr also posted assists, along with Brandon Hill, Jack Wood, Ian Snooks, Connor O’Brien, and two assists for Ryker Watt. The Miners got in 47 shots on goal, compared to 41 for the Lakers, but Lakers Goalie Ryan Tanner‘s 44 saves made the difference. The Lakers are back on home ice this weekend, when they take on the Thunder Bay Northstars, in a two-game double-header. Puck drop on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 will be 7:30 p.m. The Miners will be returning to Fort Frances for a rematch on Friday November 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and on Tuesday, November 22, the Dryden Ice Dogs will be sniffing for a win in Fort Frances, but the Lakers will be working hard to drown out their hopes. To cheer on our boys, buy tickets at visit fortfranceslakers.com or purchase at the door.