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Iron Rangers announce camp dates/signings

06/26/2015, 3:00pm CDT
By Minnesota Iron Rangers


Media Update

Release date: Friday, June 26, 2015

Iron Rangers announce camp dates/signings

HOYT LAKES – The Minnesota Iron Rangers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League have announced they will be holding a prospects camp Aug. 7-9 at Richfield Ice Arena in suburban Minneapolis, Minn.

Cost of the three-day event is $250.

To register or receive more information on the Iron Rangers summer camp contact head coach/general manager Chris Walby at or visit the team website at

In other team news the club has announced it has re-signed defenceman Jake Ellingson along with forwards Hunter Routheau, Eric Madison and Alex Arnold for the 2015-16 season.

In 32 games last season the 19-year-old Ellingson, who hails from Fargo, N.D., scored 10 times and added eight assists.

Routheau, 20, is from Green Bay, Wis., and picked up 35 points in 54 outings for Minnesota in 2014-15 on 11 tallies and 24 helpers.

As for Madison, the 20-year-old from St. Paul, Minn., he too was an 11-goal man for the Iron Rangers while also chipping in with eight assists in 52 games.

The 20-year-old Arnold played in 45 regular season games for the club last season with the Omaha, Neb., native scoring nine times and setting up 13 others for 22 points.

Minnesota also shipped the playing rights of defenceman Evan Bennett to the Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL) for a player development fee.

Lakers acquire forward Lemelin

06/24/2015, 10:00am CDT
By Fort Frances Lakers


Media Update

Release date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lakers acquire forward Lemelin

FORT FRANCES -- The Superior International Junior Hockey League champion Fort Frances Lakers announced Wednesday that they have acquired forward Francois Lemelin from the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for a player development fee (PDF).

"Francois is a big body player that can play in the middle or left side," said Fort Frances head coach/general manager Wayne Strachan.

"His skill set is good and he brings in experience having played Jr. A the last three years with stops in the CCHL, NAHL and SJHL," adeed Strachan.

"He is a 19-year-old and we are hoping he can break through in his junior career with us."

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