Former Lakers on their way to France


Two former Nipissing Lakers hockey players will travel abroad this fall to play professionally in France.Eric Robichaud, who previously played in the ECHL in Greenville and Brampton after leaving Nipissing, will be joined by Colin Campbell on the Mulhouse Scorpions for the coming season.

“I’m super excited to make the jump to the Magnus League. Being French Canadian, playing in the best French league had been on my mind for a long time, ”said Robichaud, 27, from Timmins, in a statement from the Scorpions.

“I can’t wait to be there, I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and start the season. ”

“Erik is a talented player capable of playing center and left wing, which makes him a versatile player,” said Alexandre Gagnon, head coach of the Scorpions.

“He’s a good power and penalty player. He’s electrifying in the attacking zone, creating plenty of scoring chances for his partners. A fact not to be overlooked is that Erik played with Louick Marcotte, they lived together and remained good friends. In addition, he was a trio partner with Colin Campbell for five seasons in Nipissing where they had several good seasons. The chemistry will probably set in quickly. ”

Campbell, a 2019 Lakers program graduate, played last season in the Erste Liga which operates in Romania and Hungary.

The Nova Scotia product had 23 goals and 19 assists for 42 points in 42 games for Fehevari Titanok last season.


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