Kenora Islanders 5 at Fort Frances Lakers 6 (SO)

The Fort Frances Lakers picked up their first win of the season by scoring a 6-5 decision in an eleven-round over the Kenora Islanders at the Ice for Kids Arena in Fort France Friday.

The Lakers rallied from a two-goal deficit late in the third period to force overtime where nothing would be decided.

Ian Snooks would get the eventual winner in the shootout.

The win ended the Lakers' eight-game winless streak from the start of the season.

Cobe Delaney scored twice for the Lakers in regulation time.

Noah McPherson, Jack Wood and Ryker Watt added the others.

Aaron Bertschinger and Brayden Mackay each had a pair of goals for Kenora, with John Paul Scaringi scoring the other.

The Lakers fired 61 shots at Islanders' netminder Stephen Matthews

1st Period - 1, Fort Frances, Delaney 3 (Gouin, Watt), 6:23 (PP). 2, Kenora, Bertschinger 7 (Scaringi), 12:38. Penalties - Rawn Ken (interference), 5:12; Delaney FF (interference), 17:37.

2nd Period - 3, Fort Frances, Delaney 4 (Watt), 3:08. 4, Fort Frances, McPherson 1 (Richardson), 6:03. 5, Kenora, Mackay 3 (Rawn, Jacques), 9:47. 6, Kenora, Scaringi 2 (Favreau), 15:08. Penalties-Delaney FF (slashing), 16:06; Zurkan Ken (holding), 16:38.

3rd Period - 7, Kenora, Bertschinger 8 (Zurkan, Bear), 0:56 (PP). 8, Kenora, Mackay 4 12:51. 9, Fort Frances, Wood 2 (Gouin), 13:23. 10, Fort Frances, Watt 2 (Richardson), 17:18. Penalties - Nelson FF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 0:35; McLean Ken (boarding), 2:57; Snooks FF (10-minute misconduct), 6:46; McPherson-Nepinak Ken (grabbing the facemask, unsportsmanlike conduct, roughing), 8:47; Gouin FF (unsportsmanlike conduct, roughing), 8:47.

Overtime - No Scoring. Penalties- No Penalties

Shootout - Kenora 2 (Bertschinger NG, Bear NG, Mackay G, Jacques NG, Zurkan NG, Scaringi NG, McLean NG, Traverse NG, Favreau G, McPherson-Nepinak NG, Bunting NG), Fort Frances 3 (Scaddan G, Watt NG, Krentz NG, Wood NG, McPherson NG, Richardson NG, Sanderson NG, Delaney NG, Starr G, Lowes NG, Snooks G).

Shots on Goal - Kenora 33; Fort Frances 61.

Power Play - Kenora 1/3; Fort Frances 1/4.

Goalies - Kenora, Stephens (61 shots-56 saves). Fort Frances, Toth (33 shots-28 saves).


Sioux Lookout Bombers 2 at Thunder Bay North Stars 3

In Thunder Bay, Beau Helmeczi scored two third period goals to give the North Stars a 3-2 win over the Sioux Lookout Bombers.

It is the Bombers' first regulation loss.

Edison Weeks scored the other goal for Thunder Bay.

Connor Burke scored both goals for Sioux Lookout.

The two teams face each other tonight.

1st Period - 1, Thunder Bay, Weeks 3 (Mikus, Paddington), 7:37. Penalties - Sheriff TB (delay of game), 9:27; Kirk SL (kneeing), 16:22; Tangedal TB (interference), 17:04.

2nd Period - 2, Sioux Lookout, Burke 7 (Lone, Palmer), 7:01. Penalties-Burke SL (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:04; Marks TB (tripping), 5:04; Lone SL (cross checking), 10:06; Sheriff TB (high sticking), 14:00.

3rd Period - 3, Sioux Lookout, Burke 8 (Burke), 1:14. 4, Thunder Bay, Helmeczi 1 (Doherty), 4:29 (PP). 5, Thunder Bay, Helmeczi 2 (Anton, Buffone), 15:47. Penalties - Love SL (head contact - major, game misconduct), 2:29.

Shots on Goal - Sioux Lookout - 26; Thunder Bay - 58.

Power Play - Sioux Lookout 0/2; Thunder Bay 1/3.

Goalies - Sioux Lookout, Osmond (58 shots-55 saves). Thunder Bay, Marks (26 shots-24 saves)

In other games tonight, the Islanders travel to Red Lake to face the Miners.

Fort Frances hosts the Kam River Fighting Walleye, and the Dryden GM Ice Dogs entertain the Wisconsin Wilderness.