Lakers Make More On Ice Changes
The Wallaceburg Lakers welcomed back former head coach Derek Ellis during a 5-1 loss at home to Mooretown on Wednesday night. Several Lakers new and former are also experiencing a change of scenery.
A couple weeks removed from dealing their captain Colton Coates to Lakeshore (where he has 6 points in his first 5 games), the Lakers have announced several additional transactions.
Lakers general manager Ritch Kanally addressed one of those moves, a trade sending Brett Farr to the Mooretown Flags in exchange for centre Alec Segers.
“The trade makes the Lakers solid in the centre position,” said Kanally. “Segers has good skill and size. He is a welcome addition. Brett was an excellent player for the Lakers and will be missed. We thank him for the time he spent in Wallaceburg and wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Farr, from Mooretown, had 3 goals and 2 assists through 12 games in Wallaceburg. Segers is thought to be a solid addition for the Lakers. A six-foot, 185 pound left-handed shooting forward, Alex has had a slow start with 1 goal and 3 assists in 13 games this year. Last season he tallied 35 points for the Flags, with 15 goals and 20 assists. Segers debuted for Wallaceburg on Wednesday night.
In addition, Wallaceburg has brought back goaltender George Hill, who manned the pipes for the majority of last year’s second half. The 21-year-old tender from Brooklyn, Michigan was initially released during training camp this summer. Hill is 0-3 since returning to the Lakers with a 5.52 goals-against-average and a .874 save percentage, while seeing approximately 40 shots per game.
Forward Jake Cummings was dealt to Amherstburg on Wednesday evening. Justin Melo and Drew Vandehogen are also noted as recent releases.