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10/9/2009: YORK - 1 @ LAKEHEAD - 4


Mike Bennett
Friday, October 09, 2009

A dominant third period pushed the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team past the visiting York Lions, 4-1, Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay. The Wolves and Lions entered the final 20 minutes in a 1-1 stalemate but three goals, including two on the powerplay, pushed the hosts to a convincing final score.

With the win, Lakehead improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in OUA regular season play, while York drops to 1-4-1 overall and 0-1 in the regular season.

For the first time this season, the Thunderwolves opened the scoring as Kris Hogg potted his third goal of the season at 7:11 of the first period. Assisted by Mitch Maunu, Hogg was sprung on a breakaway during a four-on-four situation and deked right past York goaltender David Davenport for the beautiful finish.

Things got scrappy later in the opening frame as Dan Speer was given five minutes and a game misconduct for hitting from behind.

Penalties continued to plague the Thunderwolves in the second period as Scott Dobben was assessed a four minute penalty for spearing. York’s Nathan Brooks scored at 9:56 on the ensuing powerplay with Lions’ captain Tyler Harrison earning the assist. 

Dobben redeemed himself 6:33 into the final period when he scored the game winner off assists from Mark Soares and Victor Anilane.

Three minutes later, the Thunderwolves got a powerplay goal of their own when freshman Andrew Wilkins scored his second goal in a Lakehead uniform, banging it in from the doorstep. Hogg and Soares got their second points of the night with the assists.

Kalvin Sagert closed the scoring at 15:28 on another powerplay as he ripped a point shot through traffic to beat Davenport. Anilane and McPherson earned the helpers.

Lakehead closes their two-game series with York on Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens. Action get underway at 7:30pm.

1. 07:11 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (Mitch Maunu)
Penalties: 05:38 York, Bahen (CC)06:33 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (TR)11:48 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (RO)11:48 Lakehead, Dan Speer (CFB/GM)11:48 York, Korte (RO)15:06 York, Pain (HLD)
2. 09:56 York, Brooks (Harrison ) PP
Penalties: 03:57 York, Searle (TR)07:54 Lakehead, Bryan Wilson (TR)09:41 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (Spear)14:32 York, Korte (RO)15:58 York, Searle (CC)19:29 York, Behan (RO)19:29 York, Messier (10 min Misc)19:29 Lakehead, Andy Hyvarinen (10 min misc)
3. 06:33 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (Mark Soares, Victor Anilane) 4. 09:18 Lakehead, Andrew Wilkins (Mark Soares, Kris Hogg ) PP 5. 15:28 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (Victor Anilane, Brock McPherson) PP
Penalties: 02:26 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (RO)08:15 York, Brand (HLD)13:47 York, Messier (TR)18:46 York, Ross (TR)19:55 Lakehead, Mark Soares (INT)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 20 saves made, 1 goals against.York: Davenport, 41 saves made, 4 goals against.Referees: Andrew Brewer (referee), Nigel Black, Steve Semak,