Lakers announce July Camp dates along with 2 signings


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Release date: Monday, June 12, 2017

Lakers announce July Camp dates along with 2 signings

FORT FRANCES, Ont. – The Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League has announced the dates of the of their upcoming July Camp as well as a pair of player signings for the 2017-18 season.

The July Camp will be held July 14-16 at Broncos Arena in International Falls, Minn.

Click on the following four items below for information on the three-day event:

Pre-Camp Registration Form
2017 Lakers Questionnaire

Also the club has announced their first two player signings for the upcoming campaign in defenceman Cohen MacPherson and forward Jeff Venzon.

The six-foot-five-inch, 220-pound MacPherson from the Richmond Generals of the USPHL.

“Cohen will bring size to our defensive core,” offered Fort Frances head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan.

“He is physical and has a good hard shot from the back end. He is a player we targeted last year to come to the team and we are pleased that he has now chosen to join our hockey team.”

As for Venzon, the six-foot-two-inch, 175-pound forward last played for Pelham Panthers of the GOJHL.

“Jeff had a tough season last year being injured in a USHL camp and then choosing to take the full year to rehab to get back to 100%,” stated Strachan.

“Jeff has good size, skates well and will bring skill to our line-up. He is working hard to get back to playing next year and we are excited to see him in main camp and this season,” summarized the Lakers’ coach.

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