Battle for the SIJHL Lakers in Fort Frances for the 2017/18 Season

The Fort Frances Lakers Jr. ‘A’ hockey club will be hosting its open camp on Friday, July 14, to Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the International Falls Bronco Arena. The camp will be an opportunity to earn a roster spot on the 2017/18 Fort Frances Lakers.

The Fort Francs Lakers are a member of the Superior International Junior Hockey League, SIJHL, and have a long tradition of commitment to excellence and developing players for the next level. Many of our graduates have moved on to the CHL, CIS or NCAA Division 1 and 3 levels. Our staff is committed to ensure you are supported and encouraged while you aspire to develop your skills as a Fort Frances Lakers hockey player. Inherent in the development of a hockey player is the understanding that each individual also grows as a person! The Lakers organization fosters both!

The Lakers compete for an opportunity to attend the Dudley Hewitt Cup by winning the SIJHL championship (Bill
Salonen Cup) and a possible berth in the RBC Cup, the national championship of Junior ‘A’ hockey amongst all CJHL teams. The Fort Frances Lakers won three back-to-back SIJHL championships, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and in each of those three years advanced to the Dudley Hewitt Cup, and most notably were DHC finalists in 2015. The Fort Frances Lakers have been nationally ranked inside the top 20 in the CJHL for the past few seasons. As a Fort Frances Laker you will be expected to continue this winning tradition as expectations are always high each season.

Fort Frances Lakers hockey players are expected to be positive role models within the community and will often be asked to attend functions and represent the TEAM at local schools and fundraising events. As a Fort Frances Lakers hockey player you are expected to exemplify responsible demeanor at all times on and off the ice. Fort Frances Lakers hockey players are expected to commit to training during off-ice time to make yourselves better hockey players!

The TEAM is only as good as the collective and committed efforts of each individual on the TEAM.

Despite a difficult hockey schedule, TEAM personnel encourage Fort Frances Lakers hockey players to find part-time jobs or attend school and commit to performing well at all endeavors. The Lakers organization has excellent relationships with the local schools and will provide assistance to any player who requires help in school related matters or other.

Fort Frances Lakers 2017 Main Camp will be hosted  at the Memorial Sports Centre, Ice For Kids Arena in Fort Frances, Ontario from August 31st – September 3rd, 2017.

2017 Information

  • 2017 Open Camp July 14th -16th, 2017
  • Bronco Arena (International Falls, Minnesota)
  • 2017 Invitation Lakers Open Camp (Invitation)
  • 2017 Open Camp Schedule Lakers Open Camp (Schedule)
  • 2017 Pre-Camp Registration Form Lakers (Pre-Camp Registration Form)
  • 2017 Lakers Questionnaire lakers (Questionnaire)

Contact coach Wayne Strachan at (807)275-7798 or

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