The Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Fort Frances Lakers have added experienced forward Mitch Kocsis to their roster for the 2017 – 2018 SIJHL season.
The 20 year old Martensville, Saskatechwan native comes to Fort Frances after playing 2015 – 2017 in the Western States Hockey League with the Cheyenne Stampede Cheyenne, Wyoming. The 6’0” and 180 lbs forward sank three goals and added 19 assists in 86 regular season games along with tallying 112 penalty minutes for the Stampede from 2015 – 2017. Kocsis also played four post – season games in Cheyenne where he added 14 penalty minutes to his total in the WSHL.
Fort Frances coach Wayne Strachan told the Junior Hockey Network that “Mitch is a mature player who has strong character. He understands what it takes to play at this level and has an endless work ethic. Mitch will bring a veteran presence to our team and we are glad to have him join the program.”
I’m looking forward to playing with the Lakers this season. I’ve spent my first two years of junior down in the WSHL, so I want to play my last season of year in Canada. I will bring a physical presence to the Lakers roster this year and look to be an all around player” said Kocsis.