The 2020 Dudley Hewitt Cup host Fort Frances Lakers added some firepower to the roster at the CJHL roster deadline on Friday making two trades in addition to welcoming back a veteran.
20-year old Brett Hahkala is a three-year CJHL veteran who last played for the Lakers in 2018-19. The Fort Frances native posted 22 goals and 50 points in 46 games played last season. Hahkala was previously a member of the 2017 Dudley Hewitt Cup champion Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL).
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The Lakers went south of the border to acquire California-born forward Peyton Hughes from the Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques (NA3HL) a 19-year old with 50 CJHL games under his belt in 2018-19. This season Hughes played 29 games with the Nordiques scoring 20 goals and 30 assists.
In a separate deal Fort Frances sent goaltender Dylan Kosik to the Thunder Bay North Stars in exchange for a PDF.
See all SIJHL deadline transactions here https://sijhlhockey.com/2019-20-transactions/.