August 15, 2023

FORT FRANCES, ON – The Fort Frances Lakers have acquired goaltender Jack Orchard from the NOJHL’s Soo Eagles in exchange for a player development fee.

The 6’0, 20-year-old Orchard appeared in 19 games for the SIJHL’s Kam River Fighting Walleye last season, posting a record of 11-5-0 with a 2.34 goals-against average, and a .909 save percentage. Prior to his time in Kam River, Orchard backstopped the NA3HL’s Gillette Wild to a 19-1-1 record, finishing the 2021-22 season with a 1.89 goals- gainst average and a .932 save percentage.

“We are excited to have another local player who adds great experience join the team,” said Lakers Assistant Coach, Cody Mosbeck. “It’s a great opportunity for Jack and our team.”