Skyscraper - Grodon's

Sign/Anishnawbe Mushkiki

Signature Ad

Signature Ad

Web Ad

Wayne Toyota

Sports
Click here to see more
Subscribe

Sports Teams

Poll
The city has taken money from the Crime Prevention Council budget to buy police cruisers. Do you support this decision?



Total Votes: 20
View Results Past Polls

User Submitted Photo Gallery
Submit Your Own Photos
2014-03-22 at MIDNIGHT

Lakers rebound to capture 1-2 playoff showdown with North Stars

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com
Rock 94Win one of 10 Amazing Concert packages to be given away – Tune in Now! On Your Undisputed Concert Station ROCK 94 Click Here!

The Fort Frances Lakers will have their choice of semifinal opponents.

The Lakers earned that right Friday night on home ice, blanking the Thunder Bay North Stars 3-0 to capture their two-game, total-goal series 6-4.

Both teams had already earned semifinal berths as the top two teams in the Superior International Junior Hockey League during the regular season.

Kyle Lipinski netted what proved to be the winner on the power play at 9:59 of the second. Lucas Debenedet, the league’s leading scorer, made it 2-0 with 2:01 to play in the middle frame. Bryce Lipinski iced it with  20 seconds left in regulation.

Devin Tappenden stopped 25 saves for the shutout in the Lakers net, while Eric Mann, the SIJHL’s top goalie, faced 38 shots for the Stars.

The two teams await the final quarterfinal winner before the match-ups for the next round can be set. Expansion English River and the Dryden Ice Dogs are tied 2-2 in their best-of-seven series, with Game 5 scheduled for Saturday night in Ear Falls.

The Minnesota Iron Rangers clinched the third semifinal berth on Friday night, capping a four-game sweep over the Wisconsin Wilderness with a 6-4 road triumph. T.J. Samec scored the winner with 3:17 to go in the third.

Click here to report a typo or error

Tbnewswatch.com(0)

Banner/Vector Construction

Comments

We've improved our comment system.
Comments for this story are semi-moderated. Read our comment guideline.

Add a new comment.
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Forgot password?
Log In