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Fort Frances survives scare to win 6th straight

11/26/2014, 9:30pm CST



Release Date: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Fort Frances survives scare to win 6th straight

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Fort Frances Lakers squandered a three-goal third period lead before rebounding to defeat the Thunder Bay North Stars 5-3 Wednesday evening in Superior International Junior Hockey League play at the Fort William Gardens.

Wyatt Cota gave the visiting Lakers the lead with the only tally of the opening period as he beat Thunder Bay starter Eric Mann at 15:46.

Fort Frances extended their lead to 3-0 after 40 minutes tacking on markers by Cota early and Bowen Alcock, via the power play, at 8:30 p.m.

It was all North Stars however in the first half of the final frame as they stormed back with three goals to level the proceedings at 3-3.

Bradley Belisle picked up his 13th of the season at 2:27 to put the home side on the board before a Brandon Wolframe man advantage effort four minutes later made it a 3-2 game.

Cashen Tighe then tied it midway through the third to level the affair with half a period to play.

Undeterred the defending SIJHL champions from Fort Frances retook the lead with 5:51 remaining as Alcock connected on the power play for a second time on the night.

Dylan Kooner then added some insurance 40 seconds later to round out the scoring on the night.

Cota’s two goals helped him extend a consecutive game point streak to six.

Shots on goal were 43-36 in favour of the North Stars with Devin Tappenden securing the win and Mann the loss.

With the victory the league-leading Lakers won for a sixth consecutive outing to improve to 16-5-0-1 on the season.

Thunder Bay slipped to 14-8-0-1 in defeat.

Next up on the league slate has Thunder Bay visiting Ear Falls to take on the English River Miners while Fort Frances travels to Hoyt Lakes to meet the Minnesota Iron Rangers in a pair of 7:30 p.m. starts.


Lakers win 5th straight

11/25/2014, 10:30pm CST



Release Date: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Lakers win 5th straight

FORT FRANCES, Ont. – The Fort Frances Lakers used a well balanced attack, getting goals from seven different skaters, to defeat the Dryden GM Ice Dogs 7-4 Tuesday at Ice for Kids Arena to win their fifth Superior International Junior Hockey League game in a row.

Dryden notched the only marker in the opening 20 minutes courtesy of an Anthony Filoso effort at 16:45.

The Lakers stormed out in the second period scoring four times in the first 10 minutes of the stanza to go up 4-1 thanks to tallies by A.J. Kapcheck, Aaron Wesley-Chisel, Matt Vela and Donovan Cousineau.

The visiting GM Ice Dogs answered back with a pair of markers from the middle frame was complete to get back in it as Ryan Hron and Cole Golka both connected for Dryden on Fort Frances netminder Devin Tappenden.

In the third a Bowen Alcock power play goal increased the Lakers’ lead to 5-3 at 3:46.

After Golka’s second of the evening brought Dryden back to within one, Fort Frances put the game away with some insurance from Lucas Debenedet and Bryson Jasper to round out the scoring.

In all the Lakers saw 16 of their 18 skaters in the contest pick-up at least one point on the night.

Tappenden finished with 29 stops to register the victory for the home side.

Tate Sproxton started for Dryden, but gave way to Josh Martin after the second Fort Frances goal, who suffered the loss allowing five against on 28 shots. Sproxton saved 14 of 16 in just under 25 minutes of work.

The Lakers will look to extend their win streak in Wednesday as they travel to Thunder Bay to take on the North Stars in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Fort William Gardens.


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