Lakers ink first signing
Thursday, 7 June 2012 - 1:13pm
The Fort Frances Lakers made their first player signing of the off-season, announcing Tuesday that forward Jordan Christianson will return for the 2012-13 season.
Christianson, who is 19 and from International Falls, was acquired by the Lakers in late November from the OCN Blizzard of the MJHL.
He scored 21 goals and added 14 assists in 33 regular-season games.
The skilled forward also was a key cog during the Lakers’ playoff run, notching 13 points in 15 games during the red-and-black’s run to the SIJHL final.
“As soon as he came on our team, Jordan became a fan favourite in the border towns,” noted Lakers’ head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan.
“Any time you can keep local products home, it definitely benefits our team and organization,” he said.
“We are very happy that Jordan wants to return to help continue our process of bringing a championship to Fort Frances.”
In other news, graduating captain Blake Boaz officially agreed to play for Concordia University College in Edmonton, Alta. this fall, where he’ll be teaming up with former Lakers’ forward Tyler Stevenson.