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1/11/2008: RMC - 2 @ LAKEHEAD - 8


Mike Aylward
Friday, January 11, 2008

The No. 8 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team skated to a convincing 8-2 win over the Royal Military College Paladins Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay.  The Wolves go to 13-3-1 in conference play (17-7-1 overall while RMC is now 7-11 in OUA play.

Lakehead was led by freshman Kris Hogg with 3 goals, Dan Speer and Brock McPherson with a goal and two assists each, and Andrew Brown, Mark Soares, and Pierre-March Guilbault with a goal and an assist each.  Mike Wehrstedt added two assists.

Paul Bradley and Richard Lim scored for the Paladins; both on fine individual efforts.  Lakehead netminder Chris Whitley turned aside 24 RMC shots to get this 10th win of the OUA season against no losses.  Lakehead outshot RMC 34-26 on the night.

The Wolves went 1-4 on the powerplay while RMC was 1-5.

The Wolves controlled the play for much of the game and fired a lot of shots over and by the net.  RMC had a few good scoring opportunities in the second during a powerplay but Lakehead’s Whitley denied them.  Whitley made a great save off RMC’s talented Bradley early in the third as well.  The game began to get rough in the third and ended on a few small melees between the Wolves and the Cadets.   

The Molson’s Three Stars, as chosen by Leith Dunick of Thunder Bay’s Source, were:
1) Lakehead: Kris Hogg
2) Lakehead: Dan Speer
3) Lakehead: Brock McPherson

The two teams face off again Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens with game time at 7:30 pm EST.  will be videowebcast live with Alan Wickware calling the play by play and Lakehead Sports Info Director Mike Aylward handling the colour.  Go to for ordering information.  Viewers will need hi speed internet and Windows Media Player to watch the broadcast. 

Game Summary:  RMC 2 at Lakehead 8 - Jan 11, 2008 
1st Period
Scoring - 1. Lakehead, D. Speer (9) (B. McPherson) 1:42 
2. Lakehead, K. Hogg (7) (T. Whelan, A. Brown) 7:05 
Penalties - L. Pierce Rmc (inter. on goaltender) 9:43, K. Matthewson Rmc (tripping) 13:25, M. Maunu Lak (boarding) 16:06, J. Smith Lak (high sticking) 16:14

2nd Period
Scoring - 3. Lakehead, B. McPherson (13) (D. Speer, P. Guilbault) 2:07 
4. RMC, P. Bradley (12) (I. Miller) 4:07 
5. Lakehead, P. Guilbault (1) (D. Speer, M. Soares) 7:13 
6. Lakehead, A. Brown (12)   12:36 
7. RMC, R. Lim (2) (R. Srutek, J. Oke) 17:03 PP
Penalties - K. Breutsch Lak (slashing) 11:33, M. Soros Rmc (slashing) 11:55, L. Pierce Rmc (roughing) 13:08, J. Smith Lak (unsportsmanlike cnd., cross checking, game misconduct) 13:08

3rd Period
Scoring - 8. Lakehead, K. Hogg (8) (M. Wehrstedt) 3:17 
9. Lakehead, K. Hogg (9) (M. Wehrstedt, M. Jacques) 9:02 PP
10. Lakehead, M. Soares (7) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 14:28 
Penalties - I. Miller Rmc (interference) 7:17, K. Matthewson Rmc (interference, fighting, game misconduct) 11:20, A. McCuish Rmc (10-minute misconduct) 11:20, S. Alphonso Lak (unsportsmanlike cnd., instigator, fighting, game misconduct) 11:20, P. Guilbault Lak (10-minute misconduct) 11:20

RMC Shots: 6 12 8 TOTAL: 26
LAK Shots: 11 11 12 TOTAL: 34

Power Play Conversion
RMC 1-5. Lakehead 1-4.

Briggs 4-7-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 32:36 SV: 16 GA: 5 [L]
Hartney 3-4-0-2 Start: 1st 12:36 Min: 47:24 SV: 10 GA: 3

Whitley 10-0-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 24 GA: 2 [W]

1. 01:42 Lakehead, Dan Speer (Brock McPherson) 2. 07:05 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Tobias Whelan, Andrew Brown)
Penalties: 09:43 RMC, Pierce (Goalie Interference)13:25 RMC, Mathewson (Tripping)16:06 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (Boarding)16:14 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (High Sticking)
3. 02:07 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (Dan Speer, Pierre Marc Guilbault) 4. 04:07 RMC, Bradley (Miller ) 5. 07:13 Lakehead, Pierre Marc Guilbault (Dan Speer, Mark Soares) 6. 12:36 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (unassisted) 7. 17:03 RMC, Lim (Seulek , Oke ) PP
Penalties: 11:33 Lakehead, Konrad Breutsch (Slashing)11:35 RMC, Soros (Slashing)13:08 RMC, Pierce (Roughing)13:08 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Cross Checking)13:08 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Game Misconduct)13:08 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Unsportsmanlike Conduct)
8. 03:17 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Michael Wehrstedt) 9. 09:02 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Michael Wehrstedt, Matt Jacques) PP 10. 14:28 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer)
Penalties: 03:17 RMC, Miller (Interference)11:20 RMC, McCuish (Misconduct)11:20 RMC, Mathewson (Fighting)11:20 RMC, Mathewson (Interference)11:20 RMC, Mathewson (Game Misconduct)11:20 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (Unsportsman like Conduct)11:20 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (Agressor)11:20 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (Fighting)11:20 Lakehead, Pierre Marc Guilbault (Misconduct)11:20 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (Game Misconduct)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 24 saves made, 2 goals against.RMC: Briggs, 16 saves made, 5 goals against.RMC: Hartney, 10 saves made, 3 goals against.Referees: Kevin Kluski (referee), Kevin Kluski, Kevin Kluski,