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1/30/2009: WATERLOO - 3 @ LAKEHEAD - 1


Mike Aylward
Saturday, January 31, 2009

The CIS No. 5 Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team lost 3-1 to the visiting Waterloo Warriors Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  It was a very physical, even, and fast paced game that was in contention until the end.

Lakehead goes to 16-5-1-1 in OUA play (22-8-1-1 overall); while Waterloo now has a 14-5-0-2 OUA mark.  Lakehead remains in second place in the OUA Far West battleground; five points behind Laurier, one ahead of Western, and four ahead of Waterloo. 

The Wolves outshot Waterloo 36-24 on the night but new Warriors netminder Pier Pelletier was strong in goal; turning aside 35 shots as he notched his fourth win since joining Waterloo in the second half of the season.  Lakehead netminder Chris Whitley also played well in the loss; and now has an 8-2 OUA record.

Andy Hyvarinen scored Lakehead’s tally while Waterloo’s goals came from David Edgeworth, Chris Golem, and Doug Spooner; with Edgeworth and Spooner also picking up assists.  

Lakehead Head Coach Don McKee was happy with his team’s play.  “I think we played a very good game tonight but we couldn’t bury our chances and we will need to regroup for tomorrow’s game and work on finishing our opportunities.”

The injuries continued to pile up for the Wolves as both sophomore defenceman Pierre-Marc Guilbault and freshman forward Arron Alphonso suffered lower body injuries and were taken to hospital for diagnosis. 

The Molson's Three Stars were:
1) Waterloo: Pier Pelletier
2) Lakehead: Chris Whitley
3) Waterloo: Doug Spooner

The Wolves will look for a series split as Saturday night as the two teams face off again at 7:30 pm EST at the Fort William Gardens and will be videowebcast live with ordering info available at  Viewers will need hi speed internet and Windows Media Player to watch the broadcasts.  Rock94 FM Sports Director Bryan Wyatt will be calling the play live with Argus campus newspaper Sports Editor Mike St. Jean handling the intermission. 

Game Summary:
Waterloo 3 at Lakehead 1
Jan 30, 2009 - Fort William Gardens; Thunder Bay

1st Period
Scoring –

1. Waterloo, D. Edgeworth (11) (D. Spooner, D. Philpott) 17:57 PP
Penalties - S. Moir Wat (holding) 15:19, K. Hogg Lkhd (holding) 17:38

2nd Period
Scoring –

2. Lakehead, A. Hyvarinen (7) (B. Priestlay, A. Sergerie) 7:01 
Penalties - S. Moir Wat (hooking) 13:19, S. Whitely Wat (check from behind, game misconduct) 14:24, K. Hogg Lkhd (roughing) 14:24, A. Dileo Wat (roughing) 16:24, S. Roche Wat (roughing) 16:24, A. Sergerie Lkhd (roughing) 16:24, S. Dobben Lkhd (interference) 18:10, B. Mulholland Wat (slashing) 18:24, M. Maunu Lkhd (roughing) 18:24

3rd Period
Scoring –
3. Waterloo, D. Spooner (9) (M. Hartman, D. Philpott) 9:35 
4. Waterloo, C. Golem (3) (D. Edgeworth, K. Schwende) 17:55 
Penalties - A. Brown Lkhd (charging) 4:51

WAT Shots: 14 7 3 TOTAL: 24
LKHD Shots: 8 18 10 TOTAL: 36

Power Play Conversion
(M) Waterloo 1-5. (M) Lakehead 0-4.


Pelletier 4-1-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 35 GA: 1 [W]
Whitley 8-2-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 21 GA: 3 [L]


1. 17:57 Waterloo, Edgeworth (Spooner , Philpott ) PP
Penalties: 15:19 Waterloo, S.Moir (HLD)17:38 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (HLD)
2. 07:01 Lakehead, Andy Hyvarinen (Brad Priestlay, Adam Sergerie)
Penalties: 13:19 Waterloo, S.Moir (HKG)14:24 Waterloo, Whitely (CFB Major/GM)14:24 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (RO)16:24 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (RO)16:24 Waterloo, Roche (RO)16:24 Waterloo, Dileo (RO)18:10 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (INT)18:24 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (RO)18:24 Waterloo, Mulholland (SL)
3. 09:35 Waterloo, Spooner (Hartman , Philpott ) 4. 17:55 Waterloo, Golem (Edgeworth , Schwende )
Penalties: 04:51 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (CHG)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 24 saves made, 3 goals against.Waterloo: Pelltier, 35 saves made, 1 goals against.Referees: S.Wrigley (referee), S.Wrigley, S.Wrigley,