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10/11/2008: WINDSOR - 1 @ LAKEHEAD - 6


Mike Aylward
Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team finally found their offense as they skated to a 6-1 win over the visiting Windsor Lancers Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The Wolves had been having trouble finding their scoring touch so far this season but Saturday they had a balanced attack with six different players hitting the scoresheet.  Scoring for the Wolves were Kalvin Sagert, Arron Alphonso, Dan Speer, Brad Priestlay, Kris Hogg, and Shandor Alphonso.  Sagert and Arron Alphonso also notched an assist each.   

Priestlay's goal came on a penlty shot after he was hooked down on a breakaway and then collided with Windsor netminder Jim Watt; resulting in a skirmish and then Priestlay's penalty shot tally.  Windsor’s tally came from Shayne Taylor; who had a big weekend scoring three of the Lancers four weekend goals.

The score was 1-1 after the first period but Lakehead exploded for four goals in the second to take control of the game.     

The win puts Lakehead’s record at 1-1 in OUA play and 3-4 overall.  Windsor’s OUA mark also is 1-1 and also 3-4 overall.

Lakehead outshot Windsor 30-16 on the night.  Lakehead netminder and last year’s OUA MVP Chris Whitley earned the win (1-0) and looked sharp again when called upon.  Whitley hasn’t lost an OUA regular season game since the 2006-07 season; and his winning streak now stands at 16 straight.  His last regular season loss came against the Western Mustangs on Feb. 9, 2007. 

Windsor’s Jim Watt took the loss to put his record at 1-1 in OUA play.  Watt played a good game for the Lancers despite taking some hard knocks on the night.    

There weren’t many penalties in the game but Lakehead’s powerplay also finally came to life as the Wolves were 2-4 on the powerplay compared to the Lancers 0-3. 

The Molson's Three Stars were:
1) Lakehead: Arron Alphonso
2) Lakehead: Kalvin Sagert
3) Lakehead: Dan Speer

Don't forget you can catch Lakehead Head Coach Don McKee on Sunday at 5:00 pm EST on HockeyTalk with Mike St. Jean and Andrew Edwards on Lakehead Radio 102.7 FM in Thunder Bay and online around the world at

Lakehead continues OUA play next weekend on the road when they travel to Waterloo, Ontario to challenge the always tough Waterloo Warriors. 

Lakehead 6 Windsor 1
Oct 11, 2008 - Fort William Gardens

1st Period
Scoring - 1. Windsor, S. Taylor (3) (J. Ryan, D. Anger) 10:05 
2. Lakehead, K. Sagert (1) (P. Guilbault, M. Maisonneuve) 18:22 
Penalties - A. Brown Lkhd (roughing) 8:01

2nd Period
- 3. Lakehead, A. Alphonso (1) (K. Sagert, S. Dobben) 8:14 PP
4. Lakehead, D. Speer (1) (A. Zulyniak, M. Soares) 13:27 PP
5. Lakehead, B. Priestlay (1)   17:38 PS
6. Lakehead, K. Hogg (1) (A. Alphonso) 18:08 
Penalties - S. Gillis Wsr (illegal equipment) 2:18, J. Gaynor Wsr (tripping) 4:29, B. Oliphany Wsr (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 7:43, S. Todd Wsr (roughing) 7:43, R. Molenaar Lkhd (roughing) 7:43, B. Zinken Wsr (tripping) 11:53, E. Weber Wsr (roughing, 10-minute misconduct) 17:38, B. Wilson Lkhd (roughing, 10-minute misconduct) 17:38, P. Guilbault Lkhd (roughing) 19:06

3rd Period
- 7. Lakehead, S. Alphonso (1) (T. Whelan, A. Brown) 5:33 
Penalties - S. Todd Wsr (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 5:05, B. McPherson Lkhd (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 5:05, K. Hogg Lkhd (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 18:47

WSR Shots: 8 8 0 TOTAL: 16
LKHD Shots: 15 14 1 TOTAL: 30

Power Play Conversion
Windsor 0-3. Lakehead 2-4.

Watt 1-0-0-0 Start: 1st 20:00 Min: 40:00 SV: 24 GA: 5
Whitley 0-0-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:47 SV: 15 GA: 1

1. 10:05 Windsor, Taylor (Ryan , Anger ) 2. 18:22 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (Pierre Marc Guilbault, Matt Maisonneuve)
Penalties: 08:01 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (RO)
3. 08:14 Lakehead, Arron Alphonso (Kalvin Sagert , Scott Dobben) PP 4. 13:27 Lakehead, Dan Speer (Brad Priestlay, Brock McPherson) PP 5. 17:38 Lakehead, Brad Priestlay (unassisted) Penalty Shot 6. 18:08 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Arron Alphonso, Scott Dobben)
Penalties: 02:18 Windsor, Gillis (Illegal Player)04:29 Windsor, Gaynor (TR)07:43 Windsor, Todd (RAW)07:43 Windsor, Oilphant (USC)07:43 Lakehead, Richard Molenaar (RAW)11:53 Windsor, Zinken (TR)17:38 Windsor, Weber (RAW/10 Min Misc)17:38 Lakehead, Bryan Wilson (RAW/10 Min Misc)19:06 Lakehead, Pierre Marc Guilbault (RO)
7. 05:33 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (Tobias Whelan, Andrew Brown)
Penalties: 05:05 Windsor, Todd (USC)05:05 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (USC)18:47 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (USC)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 20 saves made, 1 goals against.Windsor: Watt, 24 saves made, 5 goals against.Windsor: Hunter, 11 saves made, 1 goals against.Referees: E.Vastamaki (referee), P.Penna, N.Black,