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1/9/2009: LAKEHEAD - 1 @ QUEEN'S - 0

WOLVES FIGHT PAST GAELS FOR 1-0 WIN

Mike Aylward
Friday, January 09, 2009

The CIS No. 5 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team opened the second half of the OUA regular season with a hard-earned 1-0 win over the Queen’s Gaels Friday night at the Memorial Arena in Kingston, Ontario.

Lakehead’s lone goal came from a long shot by Andrew Brown at 8:42 of the second; assisted by Dan Speer and Brock McPherson. 

Queen’s outshot Lakehead 38-35 in the game and Lakehead netminder Chris Whitley earned the shutout.  Whitley had to be sharp in the final period as the Gaels pushed hard to tie the game and Whitley turned aside 16 Queen’s shots in the third.  Queen’s freshmen netminder Brady Morrison also played another good game for the Gaels; turning aside 34 Lakehead shots.

Lakehead goes to 12-3-2 in OUA play (18-6-2 overall); while Queen’s goes to 6-10-2 in OUA play (8-13-2 overall).

It was a hard-hitting but clean game as Lakehead was 0-2 on the powerplay while Queen’s was 0-4 with the man advantage.     

The two games face off again Saturday afternoon and the rematch goes at 2:00 pm EST and can be heard live on Queen’s Campus Radio CFRC in the Kingston area on 101.9 FM and via their website at http://www.cfrc.ca/ with Tyler King calling the action and Bryan Wyatt helping out his Queen’s colleagues with the colour commentary. 

Game Summary:
Lakehead 1 at Queen's 0 - Status:
Jan 9, 2009 - Kingston Memorial Centre

1st Period
Scoring
- No Scoring
Penalties - M. Maisonneuve Lkhd (holding) 6:30, C. McCullough Que (hooking) 19:56

2nd Period
Scoring - 1. Lakehead, A. Brown (3) (D. Speer, B. McPherson) 8:42 
Penalties - J. Smith Lkhd (roughing) 13:34

3rd Period
Scoring
- No Scoring
Penalties - M. Bushby Que (roughing) 3:47, D. Speer Lkhd (holding) 8:21, K. Sagert Lkhd (slashing) 14:19

LKHD Shots: 12 14 9 TOTAL: 35
QUE Shots: 12 10 16 TOTAL: 38

Power Play Conversion
(M) Lakehead 0-2. (M) Queen's 0-4.

Goaltenders
(M) Lakehead
Whitley 5-1-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 38 GA: 0
(M) Queen's
Morrison 5-8-0-1 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:51 SV: 34 GA: 1

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
No Scoring
Penalties: 06:30 Lakehead, Matt Maisonneuve (HLD)19:56 Queen's, McCullough (HKG)
PERIOD 2:
1. 08:42 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (Dan Speer, Brock McPherson)
Penalties: 13:34 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (RO)
PERIOD 3:
No Scoring
Penalties: 03:47 Queen's, Bushby (RO)08:21 Lakehead, Dan Speer (HLD)14:19 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (SL)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 38 saves made, 0 goals against.Queen's: Morrison, 34 saves made, 1 goals against.