The Forest Lake Lakers travel to Hudson Wisconsin to face the St Croix Valley Magicians in this early weekend Thursday night game. The Lakers lead this series 2-1 , outscoring the Magicians 15-9 through their first three games. In their 4th of 10 scheduled match ups, the Lakers enter the game on a four game win streak while scoring 62 goals on 213 shots (29% shooting). In their first season as an organization, the Magicians are out to a 5-2-1 start and carry a winning record in spite of the fact that they've allowed more goals than they've scored, due largely in part to a 2-8 loss to the Lakers on September 19th. Winning 3 of 4 overtime games, the Magicians needed extra time to decide a winner in half of the games they've played. Affiliated with the Minnesota Magicians of the NAHL, the SCV Magicians roster forward Peter Karavos who finished his 2014-15 campaign as the #2 ranked points leader in the former Minnesota Junior Hockey League.
Scores through the first 3 match ups Lakers 8 SCV 2 Lakers 3 SCV 5 Lakers 4 SCV 2
Players to watch - Lakers
Zachary Remers - Forward, Currently leads all Tier 3 players in points and goals scored Brian Miller - Forward, Currently 2nd among all Tier 3 players in points, top ten in goals and 3rd in assists. Aleks Zakirov - Goaltender, ranks top ten in wins among all Tier 3 goalies.
Players to watch - Magicians
Peter Karavos - Top 10 points leader in the USPHL Midwest Division Yannick Zehnder - Top 10 assists leader in the USPHL Midwest Division Jason Footlick - Goaltender, Top 10 in wins in the USPHL Midwest Division