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1/19/2008: WINDSOR - 1 @ LAKEHEAD - 8

SOARES AND MCPHERSON BREAK RECORDS IN LAKEHEAD 8-1 WIN

Mike Aylward
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Lakehead’s Mark Soares and Brock McPherson had record breaking nights as they led their No. 6 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team to an 8-1 win over the Windsor Lancers Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay.  Soares scored five consecutive goals to set the Lakehead single game goal scoring record while McPherson notched six consecutive assists to set the Lakehead single game assists mark and tie the single game points mark.

Lakehead’s other goals came from Richard Molenaar, Andrew Brown, and Dan Speer.  Speer also added four assists to have a 5-point night of his own.  Lakehead’s SSM Line of Speer, Soares, and McPherson was dominant this weekend.  Soares scored a goal and added 3 assists in Friday’s 9-0 win for a weekend total of 6 goals and 3 assists; McPherson had a goal and three assists in Friday’s win for a weekend total of 1 goal and 9 assists; while Speer had two assists Friday for a weekend total of 1 goal and 6 assists.  Kris Hogg also kept his offense rolling adding 4 assists on the weekend and line-mate captain Andrew Brown added three goals on the weekend.

Windsor’s goal was scored by Scott Gillis with assists going to Evan Weber and Jon Ryan.   

The Wolves go to 16-3-1 in OUA play (20-7-1 overall) while Windsor is now 4-17-1 in conference action.  The win also puts Lakehead in first in the brutally tough OUA Far West Division for now; two points ahead of Laurier and three ahead of both Waterloo and Western.  

Lakehead freshman netminder Kyle Moir had a solid night in the Wolves goal, making a few excellent saves on the night and raised his record to 5-3-1 in OUA play.  Windsor’s Jim Watt (4-14-0) took the loss; but made a lot of great saves in the course of the game.

Lakehead outshot Windsor 40-21 on the night.  Lakehead was 2-5 on the powerplay while Windsor went 0-5.  The Lancers played a much better game than Friday but the Wolves began to pull away in the second and the Soares, Speer, McPherson connection put the game away. 

Lakehead’s fourth line of Brad Priestlay, Matt Maisonneuve, and Richard Molenaar also played well and the D-Corps as a whole were sharp.  Jordan C. Smith and Mitch Maunu played very well as did Dan Rogers and Andy Zulyniak. 

Lakehead hits the road next weekend for a grueling three-games-in-three-days road trip; playing Waterloo Friday and Saturday and Toronto on Sunday. 

The Molson’s Three Stars, as chosen by Bryan Wyatt of CKPR FM Radio, were:
1) Lakehead: Mark Soares
2) Lakehead: Brock McPherson
3) Lakehead: Dan Speer
 

Lakehead 8 Windsor 1 - Jan 19, 2008
1st Period
Scoring

1. Lakehead, R. Molenaar (4) (B. Priestlay, M. Maisonneuve) 4:14 
2. Windsor, S. Gillis (2) (E. Weber, J. Ryan) 10:35 
3. Lakehead, A. Brown (15) (D. Rogers, K. Hogg) 19:31 
Penalties - T. Whelan Lak (hooking) 12:04, J. Ryan Win (hooking) 17:57

2nd Period
Scoring
 
4. Lakehead, D. Speer (11) (B. McPherson) 1:49 
5. Lakehead, M. Soares (10) (B. McPherson, Jordan C. Smith) 13:52 PP
6. Lakehead, M. Soares (11) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 15:44 PP
Penalties - D. Kivell Lak (interference) 2:25, D. Stokes Win (charging) 4:51, J. Ryan Win (holding) 13:01, J. Taylor Win (hooking) 13:52

3rd Period
Scoring 
7. Lakehead, M. Soares (12) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 5:37 
8. Lakehead, M. Soares (13) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 10:26 
9. Lakehead, M. Soares (14) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 13:28 
Penalties - J. Smith Lak (boarding) 1:36, D. Parsons Win (roughing) 6:35, M. Maunu Lak (roughing, slashing) 6:35, J. Romic Win (cross checking) 9:20, S. Todd Win (hooking) 9:20, A. Brown Lak (roughing) 9:20, M. Soares Lak (cross checking) 18:14

WIN Shots: 4 8 9 TOTAL: 21
LAK Shots: 12 12 14 TOTAL: 38

Power Play Conversion

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 04:14 Lakehead, Richard Molenaar (Brad Priestlay, Mathieu Maissoneuve) 2. 10:35 Windsor, Gillis (Weber , Ryan ) 3. 19:31 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (Daniel Rogers, Kris Hogg ) PP
Penalties: 12:04 Lakehead, Tobias Whelan (HKG)17:57 Windsor, Ryan (HKG)
PERIOD 2:
4. 01:49 Lakehead, Dan Speer (Brock McPherson) 5. 13:52 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) PP 6. 15:44 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) PP
Penalties: 02:25 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (INT)04:51 Windsor, Stokes (CHG)13:01 Windsor, Ryan (HLD)13:52 Windsor, Taylor (HKG)
PERIOD 3:
7. 05:37 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) 8. 10:26 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) PP 9. 13:28 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) PP
Penalties: 01:36 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (BRD)06:35 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (RO/SL)06:35 Windsor, Solomon (RO)09:20 Windsor, Romic (HKG)09:20 Windsor, Todd (CC)09:20 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (RO)12:11 Windsor, Ewer (RO)13:53 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (HLD-ST)18:14 Windsor, Soares (CC)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 20 saves made, 1 goals against.Windsor: Watt, 32 saves made, 8 goals against.Referees: Grant Sherred (referee), Nigel Black, Trevor Gordon,