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The Detroit Lakes first line is abusing opposing goalies this season. The line of (L to R) Alex Phelps (41 points), Tanner Lane (state-leading 46 points) and Nate Baker (43 points) are pacing the Lakers to a potential state berth. (Brian Basham//DL Newspapers)

Lakers boys' hockey brings potent first line to the table

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When Perham senior Alex Phelps decided to join the Detroit Lakes boys' hockey team as a seventh grader, he immediately found a friend and linemate in sixth-grader Tanner Lane.


Fortunately for the Laker duo -- and the DL boys' hockey team -- this relationship has blossomed into one of the most formidable scoring duos in the state.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.