Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lakers make deal with MJHL club

Press Release

FORT FRANCES – The Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League have announced a five-player deal with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

The Lakers dealt the Hockey Canada playing rights of goaltender Talor Joseph, defenceman Jon Carlson and forward Colton Spicer to the Terriers in exchange for the rights to twin brothers Bryce and Lyndon Lipinski along with a player development fee.

Both Lipinski’s are entering their final season on Jr. A hockey with Bryce picking up 41 points on 24 tallies and 17 assists in 59 outings this past season while Lyndon registered 29 points, including 13 goals, in 53 games for the Terriers in 2012-13.

The duo hail from Grand Prairie, Alta.

“It's a situation where the three leaving wanted to be traded and wasn’t necessarily something we wanted to do,” stated Lakers head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan on making the move.

“In the end we feel we have acquired two players that will make an impact on our team next season and also put us in a situation to possibly make some more moves to strengthen our team,” added for Fort Frances bench boss.

In other news the Lakers 3rd Annual "Bob Mainville Memorial" Golf Tournament goes this Saturday at Heron Landing start time of 10 a.m.

Also, the club's prospect camp goes July 19-21 at the new Couchiching First Nation arena facilty.

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