Fort Frances moves up another spot


The Fort Frances Lakers continue to slowly creep up the national standings.
Fort Frances went 2-1 last week in Superior International Junior Hockey League play to improve to a league-leading 35-6-3 record.
The Lakers were ranked sixth in the country in Canadian junior A rankings released Monday.
The Thunder Bay North Stars, who lost to Fort Frances last week, are second in the SIJHL at 28-8-5. They dropped to 16th from 13th in the rankings.
At the top nationally are the Soo Thunderbirds, who have won 22 games in a row in the Northern Ontario league under former North Stars head coach and Lakehead Thunderwolves captain Jordan Smith.
Thunder Bay visits Hoyt Lake, Minn., to play the Minnesota Iron Rangers tonight before hosting games against the Lakers and Wisconsin Wilderness this weekend at Fort William Gardens.
Spruce Grove, Alta., and Fort McMurray, Alta., were second and third, respectively.