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11/17/2007: ONTARIO TECH - 1 @ LAKEHEAD - 6

WOLVES SWEEP BACKS WITH 6-1 WIN

Mike Aylward
Saturday, November 17, 2007

The No. 6 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team skated to a weekend sweep over the visiting UOIT Ridgebacks with a 6-1 win Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay.  Lakehead raises its OUA mark to 10-2 (11-5 overall); while UOIT goes to 1-7-2 in OUA play (3-11-2 overall).

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Lakehead’s goals came from three defensemen; Andy Zulyniak, Jordan B. Smith, and Jordan C. Smith, and three forwards; Brock Mcpherson, Mike Wehrstedt, and Tobias Whelan.  Zulyniak, McPerson, and Whelan also each added an assist on the night.  UOIT’s goal came from Brent Varty.

Five of the six Lakehead goals came on their improving powerplay and UOIT’s goal also came with the man advantage.  Lakehead was 5-9 on the powerplay while UOIT was 1-7.  Lakehead outshot UOIT 47-19 in the game.    

Lakehead freshmen netminder Kyle Moir earned the win (3-2 in OUA play) turning aside 18 UOIT shots while Ridgebacks netminder Matt Mateja made some strong saves on the night; kicking out 41 shots from the Wolves. 

The Molson’s Three Stars, as chosen by Reuben Villgracia of the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, were:
1) Tobias Whelan - Lakehead
2) Mike Wehrstedt - Lakehead
3) Brock McPherson - Lakehead

The Wolves head on the road next weekend to take on the Guelph Gryphons for a two-game series. 

GAME SUMMARY:
UOIT 1 at Lakehead 6 – Nov. 17, 2007 -
1st Period
Scoring
- 1. Lakehead, A. Zulyniak (2) (K. Hogg, T. Whelan) 11:17 PP
2. Lakehead, M. Wehrstedt (2) (D. Kivell, S. Alphonso) 19:27 
Penalties - B. McPherson Lak (roughing) 7:23, D. Turner Uoit (hooking) 8:19, T. Gubler Uoit (interference) 10:48, D. Turner Uoit (high sticking) 15:41

2nd Period
Scoring
- 3. Lakehead, B. McPherson (9) (M. Soares) 4:01 PP
Penalties - M. Wehrstedt Lak (roughing) 0:18, R. Power Uoit (boarding) 3:11, J. Smith Lak (high sticking) 6:29, D. Speer Lak (interference) 8:54, R. Power Uoit (tripping) 11:57, I. Brunt Uoit (roughing) 14:04, C. Chimienti Uoit (roughing) 19:45, K. Hogg Lak (elbowing) 19:45

3rd Period
Scoring
- 4. Lakehead, T. Whelan (3) (D. Speer, A. Zulyniak) 3:51 PP
5. Lakehead, J. Smith (2) (P. Guilbault, B. McPherson) 8:15 PP
6. Lakehead, J. Smith (1) (M. Maisonneuve) 15:25 PP
7. UOIT, B. Varty (1) (J. Koch-Butterworth, K. Taylor) 18:48 PP
Penalties - R. Spencer Uoit (boarding) 2:24, D. Welsh Lak (interference) 5:44, T. Gubler Uoit (hooking) 8:09, B. Varty Uoit (holding) 13:39, N. Breukelman Lak (elbowing) 15:55, J. Smith Lak (roughing) 18:10

UOIT Shots: 5 5 9 TOTAL: 19
LAK Shots: 19 15 13 TOTAL: 47

Power Play Conversion
UOIT 1-7. Lakehead 5-9.

Goaltenders
UOIT

Mateja 1-5-0-1 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:48 SV: 41 GA: 6

Lakehead
Moir 3-2-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:48 SV: 18 GA: 1

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 11:17 Lakehead, Andy Zulyniak (Kris Hogg , Tobias Whelan) PP 2. 19:27 Lakehead, Michael Wehrstedt (Drew Kivell, Shandor Alphonso)
Penalties: 07:23 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (RO)08:19 Ontario Tech, Turner (HKG)10:48 Ontario Tech, Gubler (INT)15:41 Ontario Tech, Turner (HS)
PERIOD 2:
3. 04:01 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (Mark Soares) PP
Penalties: 00:18 Lakehead, Michael Wehrstedt (RO)03:11 Ontario Tech, Power (BRD)06:29 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (HS)08:54 Lakehead, Dan Speer (INT)11:57 Ontario Tech, Power (TR)14:04 Ontario Tech, Brunt (RO)16:55 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (RO)
PERIOD 3:
4. 03:51 Lakehead, Tobias Whelan (Dan Speer, Andy Zulyniak ) PP 5. 08:15 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Pierre Marc Guilbault, Brock McPherson) PP 6. 18:48 Ontario Tech, Varty (Koch , Taylor ) PP
Penalties: 02:24 Ontario Tech, Spencer (BRD)05:44 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (INT)08:09 Ontario Tech, Gubler (HKG)13:39 Ontario Tech, Varty (HLD)15:55 Lakehead, Nathan Breukelman (ELB)18:10 Lakehead, Jordan B. Smith (RO)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 18 saves made, 1 goals against.Ontario Tech: Majeta, 41 saves made, 6 goals against.Referees: T.Gordon (referee), T.Gordon, T.Gordon,