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10/31/2008: LAKEHEAD - 0 @ WESTERN ONTARIO - 3

TOPPING SHUTS OUT WOLVES

Mike Aylward
Friday, October 31, 2008

The Lakehead Thunderwolves lost 3-0 to the Western Mustangs Friday night in a thrilling game in London, Ontario. 

Lakehead now has a 3-3-1 OUA mark (5-8-1 overall) while Western goes to 4-2-1 in OUA action (4-7-1 overall).

Western goalie Brad Topping (2-1) was the star of the night as he made a number of big saves to earn the shutout victory as Lakehead outshot Western 43-37 on the night.  Although he allowed three goals, Lakehead netminder Kyle Moir (1-1-1) also played a strong game between the pipes for the Wolves and made his share of big stops. 

Western’s three goals came from three of their many freshmen; Aaron Snow, Kevin Baker, and Jason Furlong.  Snow also added an assist while fifth year senior Sal Peralta had a pair of helpers.

The Thunderwolves continue their 08-09 season trend of losing the Friday game of each series and having trouble scoring on Friday games; although a lot of that credit would go to the stellar netminding of Western’s Topping.  Hopefully they will continue the other side of that coin as they have won every Saturday game of each series so far. 

Lakehead was 0-4 on the powerplay while the Mustangs were 0-3. 

The two teams play again Saturday night at 7:30 pm EST and that game will be videowebcast live and free by Western Athletics and can be watched by going to www.westernmustangs.ca and clicking on Live Video at the right of the main page.

The game can also be heard live in Thunder Bay on Rock94 FM and online at www.rock94.com with Bryan Wyatt calling the action live.  Western campus radio CHRW is also broadcasting the game live in the London area on 94.9 FM and online at http://chrwradio.com/listen/.

Game Summary:
Lakehead 0 at Western 3
Oct 31, 2008 - Thompson Arena
1st Period
Scoring - 1. Western, A. Snow (3) (S. Peralta, J. Swit) 3:10 
Penalties - J. Furlong Uwo (tripping) 15:07, K. Moir Lkhd (interference) 15:17, K. Baker Uwo (slashing) 15:41

2nd Period
Scoring
- 2. Western, K. Baker (3)   7:14 
Penalties - D. Kivell Lkhd (tripping) 0:44, S. De Muynck Uwo (roughing) 8:23, G. Killing Uwo (interference) 19:34

3rd Period
Scoring
- 3. Western, J. Furlong (4) (S. Peralta, A. Snow) 2:06 
Penalties - A. Alphonso Lkhd (interference) 7:20, A. Alphonso Lkhd (roughing) 9:36, S. Peralta Uwo (roughing) 9:36

LKHD Shots: 17 17 9 TOTAL: 43
UWO Shots: 17 9 11 TOTAL: 37

Power Play Conversion
Lakehead 0-4. Western 0-3.

Goaltenders
Lakehead
Moir
1-1-0-1 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 34 GA: 3
Western
Topping
2-1-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 43 GA: 0

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 03:10 Western Ontario, Snow (Peralta , Swit )
Penalties: 15:07 Western Ontario, Furlong (TR)15:17 Lakehead, Kyle Moir (INT)15:41 Western Ontario, Baker (SL)
PERIOD 2:
2. 07:14 Western Ontario, Baker (unassisted)
Penalties: 00:44 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (TR)08:23 Western Ontario, De Muynck (RO)19:34 Western Ontario, Killing (INT)
PERIOD 3:
3. 02:06 Western Ontario, Furlong (Peralta , Snow )
Penalties: 07:20 Lakehead, Arron Alphonso (INT)09:36 Lakehead, Arron Alphonso (RO)09:36 Western Ontario, Peralta (RO)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 34 saves made, 3 goals against.Western Ontario: Topping, 43 saves made, 0 goals against.