Winnipeg, Manitoba native Cody Merritt is returning to Fort Frances for the fall of 2017 to join the Superior International Junior Hockey League Lakers for his season.
The 19 year old forward appeared in 37 regular season games with the Lakers in 2016 – 2017 where the Winnipeg native sank five goals and had two assists for Fort Frances while tallying 34 minutes in penalties. The 6’1” and 180 lbs forward saw action in eight post – season games in the spring of 2017 for the Lakers.
“Cody is a player who works extremely hard to make himself better both on and off the ice. We will look to expand Cody’s role this season on our team and hope he comes back hungry to build off his first season of Junior hockey. Good to see Cody back in a Lakers uniform” said coach Wayne Strachan.