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Lakers sign former Thistle

By Randy Thoms Sep 14, 2023 | 3:13 PM

Emerson Evans. Supplied photo

The Fort Frances Lakers have signed a former member of the Kenora Thistles AAA U18 team.

Emerson Evans returns home after spending the last two years with the Thistles.

The 6’0″, 180-pound forward served as the team captain last season and scored 17 goals and 29 assists in 44 games.

“We are ecstatic to have Emerson back in Fort Frances,” states Lakers General Manager, Luke Judson. “He skated with us this fall and fit in well on and off the ice. Most of the coaching staff have worked with Emerson in the past and know him as a great player and leader. We know he will be a fantastic ambassador for the Lakers.”

On Wednesday, the team acquired 20-year-old Cobe Delaney in a trade with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Niverville Nighthawks.

The 6’0″, 194-pound forward from La Ronge, Saskatchewan, spent last season with the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, notching 10 points in 29 games.