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11/28/2008: GUELPH - 4 @ LAKEHEAD - 6


Mike Aylward
Friday, November 28, 2008

The CIS No. 8 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team battled to a hard-fought 6-4 win over the visiting Guelph Gryphons Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 

Lakehead goes to 10-3-2 in OUA play (12-5-2 overall) while Guelph’s record goes to 7-10-1 in OUA play (8-12-1-1 overall).

The Wolves built a 3-0 lead halfway through the second period but the Gryphons fought back to tie the game.  Lakehead scored late in the period to head into the intermission with a 4-3 lead but Guelph scored quickly in the third to tie the game again.  However, Lakehead scored two more to put the game away.

Lakehead was led offensively by Brock McPherson with a goal and two assists and Kris Hogg with a goal and an assist.  Lakehead’s also got goals from Andy Zulyniak and Kalvin Sagert while captain Andrew Brown and freshman Adam Sergerie picked up their first goals of the regular season.  Dan Speer also had a good night with 3 assists. 

Zach Lillie led the Gryphons with a goal and 2 assists while single markers came from Thomas LaPlante, Derek Knowles, and David Volpe.

Lakehead sophomore goalie Kyle Moir (7-2-2) picked up his third consecutive win while Adam Arklie (2-6) took the loss for Guelph.  Lakehead outshot Guelph 37-27 in the game.   The Wolves were deadly on special teams Friday; going 4-8 on the powerplay and also notching one shorthanded goal.  The Wolves penalty kill was also very strong; only allowing one Guelph goal on 10 powerplay opportunities.   

The two teams face off again Saturday night at 7:30 pm EST at the Fort William Gardens and the game will be videowebcast live on a pay per view basis with ordering information available at   Rock 94 FM Sports Director Bryan Wyatt will be calling the play by play and Argus Sports Editor Mike St. Jean will be handling the colour, pre-game and intermission duties.  Fans will need hi speed internet and Windows Media Player to watch the broadcasts. 

Saturday’s game will also feature the annual Thunderwolves CIBC Teddy Bear Toss.  Fans are asked to bring stuffed bears and animals and all toys collected to various local Children's charities in Thunder Bay for the holiday season.  At a select point in the game; fans are invited to toss their bears and animals onto the ice where they will be scooped up the Lakehead and Guelph players.  

Lakehead 08-09 Results:
Fri Nov 28 Lakehead 6 Guelph 4
Sat. Nov 22 Lakehead 3 Brock 0
Fri Nov 21 Lakehead 3 Brock 0
Sat Nov 15 York 7 Lakehead 6 OL
Fri Nov 14 Lakehead 3 York 1
Sat Nov 8 Lakehead 6 UOIT 3
Fri Nov 7 Lakehead 5 UOIT 1
Sat Nov 1 Lakehead 5 Western 2
Fri Nov 31 Western 3 Lakehead 0
Sat Oct 25 Lakehead 6 Laurier 1
Fri Oct 24 Laurier 3 Lakehead 2 OL SO
Sat Oct 18 Lakehead 2 Waterloo 1
Fri Oct 17 Waterloo 7 Lakehead 5
Sat Oct 11 Lakehead 6 Windsor 1
Fri Oct 10 Windsor 3 Lakehead 1
Sun Oct 5 MN-Duluth 6 Lakehead 0 EX
Sat Oct 4 Saint Mary's 2 Lakehead 0 NC
Fri Oct 3 Lakehead 3 Saint Mary's 1 NC
Sat Sep 27 Carleton 3 Lakehead 2 NC
Fri Sep 26 Lakehead 3 Carleton 2 NC PPD Sat SO

Game Summary: Guelph 4 at Lakehead 6
Nov 28, 2008 - Fort William Gardens

1st Period
- 1. Lakehead, A. Zulyniak (1) (D. Speer, B. McPherson) 15:42 PP
Penalties - S. Dobben Lkhd (hooking) 2:18, R. Cotter Gue (hooking) 7:24, A. Sergerie Lkhd (hooking) 9:59, D. Kivell Lkhd (interference) 11:13, Z. Lillie Gue (elbowing) 14:43, M. Heck Gue (holding) 15:56, T. Laplante Gue (tripping) 17:42, A. Brown Lkhd (hooking) 19:38

2nd Period
Scoring –
2. Lakehead, K. Hogg (9)   0:46 SH
3. Lakehead, A. Sergerie (1) (S. Alphonso, A. Alphonso) 3:16 
4. Guelph, D. Volpe (6) (R. Cotter) 10:36 
5. Guelph, T. Laplante (3) (Z. Lillie, M. Pawlowski) 12:58 
6. Guelph, D. Knowles (4) (Z. Lillie, M. Nelson) 15:25 PP
7. Lakehead, K. Sagert (3) (K. Hogg, M. Soares) 18:54 PP
Penalties - S. Dobben Lkhd (holding opp. stick) 6:45, Z. Lillie Gue (roughing) 9:22, S. Dobben Lkhd (slashing) 10:23, R. Molenaar Lkhd (hooking) 14:36, K. Belan Gue (high sticking) 17:26

3rd Period
Scoring –
8. Guelph, Z. Lillie (6) (D. Knowles, M. Heck) 0:14 
9. Lakehead, A. Brown (1) (D. Speer, B. McPherson) 2:02 PP
10. Lakehead, B. McPherson (12) (D. Speer, B. Wilson) 6:57 PP
Penalties - Z. Lillie Gue (interference) 0:25, D. Kivell Lkhd (hooking) 2:16, R. Cotter Gue (hooking) 6:43, A. Zulyniak Lkhd (cross checking) 10:11, K. Sagert Lkhd (roughing) 18:20

GUE Shots: 5 14 8 TOTAL: 27
LKHD Shots: 15 12 10 TOTAL: 37

Power Play Conversion
Guelph 1-10. Lakehead 4-8.

Arklie 2-6-0-1 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 59:50 SV: 31 GA: 6 [L]
Moir 7-2-2 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 59:50 SV: 23 GA: 4 [W]

1. 15:42 Lakehead, Andy Zulyniak (Dan Speer, Brock McPherson) PP
Penalties: 02:18 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (HKG)07:24 Guelph, Cotter (HKG)09:59 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (HKG)11:13 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (INT)14:43 Guelph, Lillie (ELB)15:56 Guelph, Heck (HLD)17:42 Guelph, Laplante (TR)19:38 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (HKG)
2. 00:46 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (unassisted) SH 3. 03:16 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (Arron Alphonso, Shandor Alphonso) 4. 10:36 Guelph, Volpe (Cotter ) 5. 12:58 Guelph, Laplante (Lillie , Pawlowski ) 6. 15:25 Guelph, Knowles (Lillie , Nelson ) PP 7. 18:54 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (Mark Soares, Kris Hogg ) PP
Penalties: 06:45 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (HLD-ST)09:22 Guelph, Lillie (RO)10:23 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (SL)14:36 Lakehead, Richard Molenaar (HKG)
8. 00:14 Guelph, Lillie (Knowles , Heck ) 9. 02:02 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (Mitch Maunu, Brock McPherson) PP 10. 06:57 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (Dan Speer, Bryan Wilson) PP
Penalties: 00:25 Guelph, Lillie (INT)02:16 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (HLD)06:43 Guelph, Cotter (HKG)10:11 Lakehead, Andy Zulyniak (CC)18:20 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (RO)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 26 saves made, 4 goals against.Guelph: Jennings, 32 saves made, 6 goals against.Referees: G.Sherrad (referee), L.Bryson, T.Gordon,