A couple of important games in the SIJHL Friday night.
The English River Miners are in Thunder Bay to face the North Stars.
The Miners are eight points behind third place Thunder Bay, but do have two games in hand.
Both teams are looking to bounce back from disappointing losses.
Game time is 6:30 central.
Meantime, the Minnesota Iron Rangers look to gain some ground on Fort Frances and get out of the league basement.
The two teams meet in Fort Frances, with the Lakers nine points up.
Minnesota defeated the Lakers in their last meeting in Fort Frances.
Puck-drop is 7:30.