The weekend of Dec. 5th & 6th is a two game home weekend for the Ice Hawks. The high flying Hawks lead the league with a 10-1 record going into the weekend

Friday, Dec. 5th  Forest Lake Lakers.  The Lakers (4th Place, 13-8) are the only team to defeat the Ice Hawks thus far this season.  Under new coach Dennis Canfield, the Lakers have had a strong showing thus far. This season’s series between the two teams is tied at 1-1 with the Ice Hawks beating the Lakers at home but losing to the Lakers in Forest Lake.  The two teams have three more match ups after Friday’s game.  Lakers players to watch: goalie, # 33 Matiss Kivlenieks;  Lakers leading scorer  # 7 Josh Fisher and Defenseman # 21 Jessee Game.

Saturday Dec. 6th  Minnesota Owls . The Owls (7th place, 2-20) have fallen upon hard times this season. Despite their record, they still are among the most physical of thel league’s teams because of the intense rivalry,  all Owls-Hawks games are hard fought exciting games.  Owls players to watch: goalie # 33 Tyler Jansen; Owls leading scorer # 25 Nick Tolen and # 15 Voldymyr Marchenko

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Jacob Kelly Returns to the Ice Hawks
The Ice Hawks welcome back Jacob Kelly.  Kelly played with the Hawks in the 2013-14 season but returned to Canada to play for his former team, Glanbrook Rangers.  He recently contacted Coach Fatis about returning to the Ice Hawks.  Kelly is a versatile skater who can play either Forward or Defense.  The Ice Hawks are pleased to have Kelly on their roster once again.  He will be wearing # 8.  He practiced with the team all week: Look for him to see some action this weekend.

Trevor Sabo is out for at least 6 weeks.  Jamie Blair who missed last week’s game vs the Fighting Yoopers should be ready for this weekend.
Forward Justin Dungey who last played in the Ice Hawks home opener on 9/27 is expected to rejoin the team for the New Year’s Eve game.