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11/10/2007: LAKEHEAD - 6 @ YORK - 4

WOLVES SWEEP LIONS WITH 6-4 WIN

Mike Aylward
Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team earned a weekend road sweep with another hard fought 6-4 win over the York Lions Saturday afternoon in Toronto.  The win lifts Lakehead’s record to 8-2 in OUA play (9-5 overall) while York’s record goes to 3-3-3 in OUA action (4-8 overall).  Lakehead outshot York 33-25. 

Lakehead again featured a balanced attack; led by Brock McPherson with a goal and three assists and Mark Soares with a goal and two assists.   Drew Kivell and Dan Speer had a goal and an assist each.  Brad Priestlay, and Jordan C. Smith notched singles for Lakehead.   

Chris Whitley kept up his perfect OUA record in the Lakehead goal; the win lifting his record to 6-0.

York’s scoring came from Tyler Harrison, Matt Restoule, Matt Passfield, and Chris Jones. 

The Lions were 2-9 on the powerplay while Lakehead was 1-3 with the man advantage.  

The Wolves had a comfortable 4-1 lead after the first but the Lions played a strong second period and cut the lead to two.  Both teams traded a pair of goals in the third to get the final result; with the Lions never getting within two goals of the Wolves after early in the first period.     

Lakehead heads back home to Thunder Bay where they will host the UOIT Ridgebacks in their first-ever meeting next weekend at the Fort William Gardens. 

Game Summary:
Lakehead 4 at York 2 - Status: Final  Nov 10, 2007 -
1st Period
Scoring
- 1. Lakehead, M. Soares (3) (B. McPherson, M. Maunu) 9:50 
2. York, T. Harrison (2) (J. Van Allen) 15:09 
3. Lakehead, B. McPherson (5) (M. Soares, D. Speer) 15:51 
4. Lakehead, D. Speer (6) (B. McPherson, M. Soares) 17:20 PP
5. Lakehead, B. Priestlay (1) (M. Maisonneuve, D. Kivell) 17:40 
Penalties - B. Priestlay Lak (high sticking) 7:35, J. Smith Lak (cross checking) 11:41, M. Maunu Lak (hooking) 13:01, K. Ruppe York (interference) 16:12, K. Hogg Lak (roughing) 18:53

2nd Period
Scoring
- 6. York, M. Restoule (3) (J. Grespan, N. Brooks) 16:01 
Penalties - B. McPherson Lak (roughing) 5:49, J. Van Allen York (roughing) 5:49, M. Soares Lak (tripping) 10:21

3rd Period
Scoring
- 7. Lakehead, J. Smith (1) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 3:07 
8. York, M. Passfield (2) (J. Shrum, C. Jones) 16:21 PP
9. Lakehead, A. Brown (6) (P. Guilbault, J. Smith) 18:53 EN
10. York, C. Jones (6) (M. Passfield, K. Searle) 19:46 PP
Penalties - M. Soares Lak (tripping) 0:12, K. Hogg Lak (holding) 7:43, R. Hyland York (slashing) 10:42, M. Jacques Lak (slashing) 15:25, D. Henderson York (slashing) 18:04, D. Kivell Lak (hooking) 18:14, A. Zulyniak Lak (holding) 19:30

Shots:
LAK Shots: 19 12 2 TOTAL: 33
York Shots: 11 12 2 TOTAL: 25

Power Play Conversion
Lakehead 1-3. York 2-9.

Goaltenders
Lakehead

Whitley 5-0-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:36 SV: 21 GA: 4
York
Di Rienzo 3-2-2-1 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 27 GA: 5

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 09:50 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Brock McPherson, Mitch Maunu) 2. 15:09 York, Harrison (Van Allen ) 3. 15:51 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (Mark Soares, Dan Speer) 4. 17:20 Lakehead, Dan Speer (Brock McPherson, Mark Soares) PP 5. 17:40 Lakehead, Brad Priestlay (Mathieu Maissoneuve, Drew Kivell)
Penalties: 07:35 Lakehead, Brad Priestlay (HIgh Sticking)11:41 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Cross Checking)13:01 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (Hooking)16:12 York, Ruppe (Interference)18:53 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Roughing)
PERIOD 2:
6. 16:01 York, Restoule (Grespan , Brooks )
Penalties: 05:49 York, Van Allen (Roughing)05:49 Lakehead, Brock McPherson ( Roughing)10:21 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Tripping)
PERIOD 3:
7. 03:07 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) 8. 16:21 York, Passfield (Shrum , Jones ) PP 9. 18:53 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (Pierre Marc Guilbault, Jordan Smith ) EN 10. 19:46 York, Jones (Passfield , Searle ) PP
Penalties: 00:12 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Tripping)07:43 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Holding)10:42 York, Hyland (Slashing)15:25 Lakehead, Matt Jacques (Slashing)18:04 York, Henderson (Slashing)18:14 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (Hooking)19:30 Lakehead, Andy Zulyniak (Holding)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 17 saves made, 4 goals against.York: Di Rienzo, 22 saves made, 5 goals against.