‘Louie the Laker’ greeted fans before the home opener on Wednesday night in Wallaceburg (Wallaceburg Lakers, Facebook)

The Lakers fell to the Blenheim Blades on Wednesday in Wallaceburg’s home opener for the 2018/2019 season.

The final score was 4-1.

Blenheim built a 4-0 lead throughout the game, before Myles Fraser got the Lakers on the board at the 18:55 mark of the third period.

Stone Jacobs picked up an assist on the goal.

Travis Moore made 37 saves in a losing effort.

Wallaceburg will hit the road on Saturday in their next game, when they visit the Mooretown Flags.

Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.