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11/30/2007: BROCK - 1 @ LAKEHEAD - 3


Mike Aylward
Friday, November 30, 2007

The SSM line of Dan Speer, Mark Soares, and Brock McPherson powered the No. 7 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team to a 4-1 win over the Brock Badgers Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay.

Soares had three goals and an assist; Speer had four assists, and McPherson had a goal and two assists as the line scored all of Lakehead’s goals and recorded all the points.  Speer was the playmaking genius for the Wolves on the night; Soares hustled and scored, and McPherson worked very hard at both ends of the ice.  JJ Martin scored for the Badgers; with assists going to Jonathan Labelle and and Eric Toonders. 

Lakehead netminder Chris Whitley again played a stellar game for the Wolves; turning aside 25 Brock shots, including a breakaway in the second period, to record his ninth win of the OUA season and raise his record to a perfect 9-0 in OUA play.

The win moves Lakehead to 12-3 in OUA play (13-6 overall); while Brock goes to 11-4-2 in OUA action. 

Final shots on goal were 42-36 Lakehead on the night.  Brock was 1-3 on the powerplay while Lakehead was 0-1 with the man advantage.  

The Molson’s Three Stars, as chosen by Jonas Gilbart of Thunder Bay Television, were:
1) Mark Soares: Lakehead
2) Dan Speer: Lakehead
3) Brock McPherson: Lakehead

The two teams hit the ice again Saturday night at 7:30 pm EST and the game will be videowebcast live with ordering information available at

Game Summary:
Brock 1 at Lakehead 4 - Nov 30, 2007 
1st Period
- 1. Lakehead, B. McPherson (10) (D. Speer, M. Soares) 1:14 
2. Lakehead, M. Soares (4) (D. Speer, B. McPherson) 9:45 
Penalties - S. Alphonso Lak (high sticking) 1:30, J. Martin Broc (slashing) 10:39

2nd Period
- 3. Lakehead, M. Soares (5) (D. Speer, M. Maunu) 12:56 
Penalties - M. Jacques Lak (tripping) 4:52

3rd Period
- 4. Brock, J. Martin (13) (E. Toonders, J. Labelle) 6:15 PP
5. Lakehead, M. Soares (6) (D. Speer, B. McPherson) 14:46 
Penalties - N. Breukelman Lak (cross checking) 5:24

Broc Shots: 9 9 8 TOTAL: 26
LAK Shots: 17 6 19 TOTAL: 42

Power Play Conversion
Brock 1-3. Lakehead 0-1.

Lee 3-1-0-1 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 32:56 SV: 36 GA: 3 [L]
Harpwood 8-3-1-0 Start: 2nd 12:56 Min: 7:04 SV: 2 GA: 1

9-0-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 25 GA: 1 [W]

1. 01:14 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (Dan Speer, Mark Soares) 2. 09:45 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Dan Speer, Brock McPherson)
Penalties: 01:30 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (HS)10:39 Brock, Martin (SL)
3. 12:56 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Dan Speer, Mitch Maunu)
Penalties: 04:52 Lakehead, Matt Jacques (TR)
4. 06:15 Brock, Martin (LaBelle , Toonders ) PP 5. 14:46 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Dan Speer, Brock McPherson)
Penalties: 06:15 Lakehead, Nathan Breukelman (CC)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 25 saves made, 1 goals against.Brock: Lee, 36 saves made, 4 goals against.Brock: Harpwood, 2 saves made, 0 goals against.Referees: T.Plummer (referee), T.Plummer, T.Plummer,