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11/29/2008: GUELPH - 3 @ LAKEHEAD - 6


Mike Aylward
Sunday, November 30, 2008

The CIS No. 8 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team earned a home sweep over the visiting Guelph Gryphons with a 6-3 win Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 

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Lakehead goes to 11-3-2 in OUA play (13-5-2 overall) while Guelph’s record goes to 7-11-1 in OUA play (8-13-1-1 overall).

The score was 1-1 after the first with play being fairly even.  However the Wolves exploded for four tallies in the second to take the lead and never looked back.  The Gryphons played well in the third and Lakehead fifth year senior netminder Chris Whitley (5-1 OUA) had to be sharp in the final stanza; making a number of good stops.  Whitley also made a good save during a Guelph penalty shot by Thomas LaPlante. 

Guelph netminder Adam Jennings (5-4) also made some good saves to deny the Wolves; especially in the second period.  Guelph outshot Lakehead 49-39 in the game.  

Lakehead had three players with three-point nights; Dan Speer and Scott Dobben with a goal and two assists each and Brock McPherson with three assists.  McPherson had a six-point weekend as he also had a goal and two assists in Friday’s win over Guelph.  Lakehead’s other goals came from Mark Soares, Bryan Wilson, Andrew Brown, and Kris Hogg.  Wilson also added an assist.  

Thunder Bay native Justin Gvora, Chris Baker, and Patrick Campbell scored for the Gryphons. 

It was a very hard hitting game with a lot of tough bodychecks and a few times tempers flared on both teams.  Lakehead’s powerplay continued to be hot as the Wolves went 3-5 with the man advantage.  The Wolves penalty kill was strong for the fourth consecutive game as well as Lakehead only allowed one Guelph goal on six powerplay chances.

The Molson’s Three Stars were:
1) Lakehead: Brock McPherson
2) Lakehead: Scott Dobben
3) Lakehead: Chris Whitley

Lakehead now takes a break for exams and holidays and returns to the ice on Dec. 27th when it hosts its annual TBaytel Varsity Cup tournament; this year featuring the host Wolves; the defending champion Manitoba Bisons, the Saskatchewan Huskies, and the Laurier Golden Hawks. 

Lakehead 08-09 Results:
Sat Nov 29 Lakehead 6 Guelph 3
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 3 at Lakehead 6 
Nov 29, 2008 - Fort William Gardens

1st Period
Scoring –
1. Lakehead, S. Dobben (6) (M. Maisonneuve, B. Priestlay) 4:21 
2. Guelph, P. Campbell (4) (J. Gvora, D. Volpe) 17:30 PP
Penalties - E. Gale Gue (high sticking) 4:38, M. Pawlowski Gue (cross checking) 8:54, S. Dobben Lkhd (hooking) 13:25, A. Alphonso Lkhd (slashing) 16:21

2nd Period
Scoring –
3. Lakehead, M. Soares (5) (K. Hogg, S. Dobben) 1:08 
4. Lakehead, B. Wilson (1) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 7:43 PP
5. Lakehead, A. Brown (2) (B. McPherson, D. Speer) 8:59 
6. Lakehead, D. Speer (5) (B. McPherson, B. Wilson) 10:25 PP
7. Guelph, C. Baker (1) (J. Oginski, G. Guimond) 15:49 
Penalties - E. Gale Gue (10-minute misconduct) 4:44, Z. Lillie Gue (10-minute misconduct) 4:44, M. Pawlowski Gue (roughing) 4:44, K. Hogg Lkhd (spearing, spearing, 10-minute misconduct) 4:44, D. Kivell Lkhd (10-minute misconduct) 4:44, D. Volpe Gue (slashing) 7:20, M. Pawlowski Gue (check from behind, game misconduct) 10:02, A. Alphonso Lkhd (hooking) 10:54, C. Baker Gue (roughing) 16:20, D. Kivell Lkhd (roughing) 16:20

3rd Period
Scoring –
8. Lakehead, K. Hogg (10) (S. Dobben) 13:27 PP
9. Guelph, J. Gvora (6) (T. Laplante) 15:10 
Penalties - B. McPherson Lkhd (roughing) 0:10, Z. Lillie Gue (checking to the head, 10-minute misconduct) 12:53, M. Soares Lkhd (cross checking) 17:46

GUE Shots: 12 14 23 TOTAL: 49
LKHD Shots: 14 17 8 TOTAL: 39

Power Play Conversion
Guelph 1-6. Lakehead 3-5.

Jennings 5-4-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 33 GA: 6 [L]
Whitley 5-1-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 46 GA: 3 [W]

1. 04:21 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (Brad Priestlay, Matt Maisonneuve) 2. 17:30 Guelph, Campbell (Volpe , Gvora ) PP
Penalties: 04:38 Guelph, Gale (HS)08:54 Guelph, Pawlowski (CC)13:25 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (HKG)15:21 Lakehead, Arron Alphonso (SL)
3. 01:08 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Kris Hogg , Scott Dobben) 4. 07:43 Lakehead, Bryan Wilson (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) PP 5. 08:59 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (Brock McPherson, Dan Speer) 6. 10:25 Lakehead, Dan Speer (Brock McPherson, Bryan Wilson) PP 7. 15:49 Guelph, Baker (Oginski , Guimond )
Penalties: 04:44 Guelph, Pawlowski (RO)04:44 Guelph, Lillie (10 Min Misc)04:44 Guelph, Gale (10 Min Misc)04:44 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (SPR/10 Min Misc)04:44 Lakehead, Mark Soares (10 Min Misc)07:20 Guelph, Volpe (SL)10:02 Guelph, Pawlowski (CFB Major/GM)10:54 Lakehead, Arron Alphonso (HKG)16:20 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (RO)16:20 Guelph, Baker (RO)
8. 13:27 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Scott Dobben, Kalvin Sagert ) PP 9. 15:10 Guelph, Gvora (Laplante )
Penalties: 00:10 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (RO)12:53 Guelph, Lillie (CTH/10 Min Misc)17:46 Lakehead, Mark Soares (CC)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 45 saves made, 3 goals against.Guelph: Jennings, 33 saves made, 6 goals against.Referees: A.Brewer (referee), T.Gordon, S.Semak,