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1/17/2009: RYERSON - 2 @ LAKEHEAD - 3


Mike Aylward
Sunday, January 18, 2009

The CIS No. 5 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team had to battle very hard to earn a tough 3-2 home win over the Ryerson Rams Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The game was nothing like Friday’s game that saw the Wolves handle the Rams 8-0.

The game featured a lot of hard hitting from both sides and Ryerson really stepped up their game offensively and defensively from Friday while freshman goaltender Louis George (1-3 OUA) played an incredible game between the pipes for the Rams; making a number of circus saves and turning aside 48 Lakehead shots. 

Lakehead had a number of great scoring opportunities on the night but were denied again and again by the acrobatic George.  Lakehead goalie Kyle Moir (8-2-1-1) picked up the win for the Wolves but he too had to be sharp; making a number of good saves throughout the game.

Lakehead’s goals came from Drew Kivell, Brock McPherson, and Andy Hyvarinen.  Hyvarinen also picked up an assist while freshman Arron Alphonso played perhaps his best game of the season; setting up two of the Lakehead goals.  Donivan Munro and Stewart D’Eall scored for the Rams while Kevin Krasnowski played a great game for the Rams notching two helpers.    

Lakehead’s regular season mark goes to 15-3-1-1 in OUA record (21-6-1-1 overall); while Ryerson’s record goes to 4-15 in OUA play (6-19 overall).

The Molson’s Three Stars were:
1) Lakehead Arron Alphonso
2) Ryerson: Louis George
3) Lakehead: Andy Hyvarinen

The Wolves are now 3-0 in their new bright Maize uniforms.  Lakehead returns to battle in the OUA Far West trenches for four straight weekends to close out the regular season when they hit the road next weekend to tackle the Windsor Lancers in Windsor. 

Lakehead 3 Ryerson 2: Game Summary
Jan 17, 2009 - Fort William Gardens; Thunder Bay, Ont.

1st Period
Scoring –

1. Ryerson, D. Munro (6) (K. Krasnowski) 9:27 PP
Penalties - P. Drikos Rye (illegal equipment) 2:13, D. Kivell Lkhd (high sticking) 5:15, D. Speer Lkhd (slashing) 7:34, M. Maunu Lkhd (tripping) 9:27, K. Krasnowski Rye (high sticking) 15:26, C. Konecny Rye (butt end hooking) 19:16, L. Noble Rye (elbowing) 19:16

2nd Period
Scoring –

2. Lakehead, D. Kivell (2) (A. Alphonso, A. Hyvarinen) 9:24 
Penalties - D. Munro Rye (cross checking) 5:06, A. Brown Lkhd (roughing) 5:06, D. Speer Lkhd (hooking) 16:35, R. TEAM Rye (too many men) 18:16

3rd Period
Scoring –
3. Lakehead, B. McPherson (14) (D. Speer, A. Brown) 3:08 
4. Ryerson, S. D'Eall (2) (M. Paolo, K. Krasnowski) 14:55 PP
5. Lakehead, A. Hyvarinen (6) (A. Alphonso, A. Sergerie) 15:48 
Penalties - R. Toomey Rye (interference) 5:01, G. Payne Rye (roughing) 8:31, M. Soares Lkhd (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 8:31, S. Dobben Lkhd (hooking) 8:53, K. Krasnowski Rye (tripping) 10:20, D. Welsh Lkhd (roughing) 14:31, A. Brown Lkhd (roughing) 18:57

RYE    Shots: 12   9 13 TOTAL: 34
LKHD Shots: 14 18 20 TOTAL: 52

Power Play Conversion
Ryerson 2-7.
Lakehead 0-7.

1-3-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:57 SV: 49 GA: 3 [L]
Moir 8-2-1-1 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:57 SV: 32 GA: 2 [W] 0:00 Min: 59:10 SV: 23 GA: 0 [W]


1. 09:27 Ryerson, Munro (Krasnowski ) PP
Penalties: 02:13 Ryerson, Drikos (Illegal Player)05:15 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (HS)07:54 Lakehead, Dan Speer (SL)09:27 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (TR)15:26 Ryerson, Krasnowski (HS)19:16 Ryerson, Noble (ELB)19:16 Ryerson, Konecny (BE (Double minor))
2. 09:24 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (Arron Alphonso, Andy Hyvarinen)
Penalties: 05:06 Ryerson, Munro (CC)05:06 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (RO)16:35 Lakehead, Dan Speer (HK)18:16 Ryerson, Bench Minor (TMM)
3. 03:08 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (Dan Speer, Andrew Brown) 4. 14:55 Ryerson, DEall (Paolo , Krasnowski ) PP 5. 15:48 Lakehead, Andy Hyvarinen (Arron Alphonso, Adam Sergerie)
Penalties: 05:01 Ryerson, Toomey (INT)08:31 Ryerson, Payne (RAW)08:31 Lakehead, Mark Soares (USC)08:53 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (HKG)10:20 Ryerson, Krasnowski (TR)14:31 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (RO)18:57 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (RO)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 32 saves made, 2 goals against.Ryerson: George, 49 saves made, 3 goals against.Referees: A.Brewer (referee), N.Black, L.Bryson,