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11/13/2015: LAKEHEAD - 5 @ WESTERN ONTARIO - 7

WOLVES LOSE TO MUSTANGS IN HIGH-SCORING AFFAIR

John Payetta
Friday, November 13, 2015

The Lakehead Thunderwolves lost 7-5 to the Western Ontario Mustangs at Thompson Arena in London, Ontario on Saturday night in a game which saw plenty of offence from both teams.

Western got on the board first when Shaun Furlong redirected a point shot past Lakehead netminder Devin Green five minutes into the opening period.

The Thunderwolves evened the score at 14:52 when Sam Schutt knocked a loose puck by Mustangs’ goalie Peter Delmas, but Western regained the lead less than a minute later when Ray Huether scored from the edge of the crease.

Western converted just 13 seconds into the second period on a blast from Cole Benson from the high slot, and David Corrente’s short-handed marker at the seven-minute mark extended Western’s lead to 4-1.

The ‘Stangs continued to pour it on and went ahead 5-1 on Spenser Cobbold’s tip-in from the edge of the crease at 15:04, but Lakehead responded 30 seconds later when David Quesnele converted on a two-on-one feed from Schutt.

With Lakehead on the power play, Garick Gray knocked one in from a sharp angle at 17:53 to close to gap to 5-3 and the Wolves seemed to be gaining momentum, but Western’s Trevor Warnaar tempered Lakehead’s mojo when he pounced on a rebound with 29 seconds left in the period to give Western a three-goal cushion heading into the third.

The Wolves came out strong in the final frame and cut the margin to 6-4 when Dylan Butler collected the puck behind Western’s net, walked in front and fired a wrist shot by Delmas at 5:05.

Andrew Goldberg blasted a slap shot past Green from the top of the face-off circle at 13:44 while the Mustangs held the man-advantage, but Austin McDonald replied with a nice backhander 21 seconds later to bring Lakehead back to within striking distance at 7-5.

Lakehead pulled Green for an extra attacker as time wound down, but two slashing penalties by McDonald and Cody Alcock in the final minute-and-a-half killed any hopes of a comeback by the Thunderwolves.

Total shots on goal for the night were 41-37 for Lakehead.

The Wolves will be on the road again next weekend for a pair of games with the Windsor Lancers.

 

 

 

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 05:00 Western Ontario, Furlong (Micallef , Goldberg ) 2. 14:52 Lakehead, Sam Schutt (David Quesnele, Jake Ringuette) 3. 15:30 Western Ontario, Heuther (Micallef , Herskovitz )
Penalties: 00:13 Lakehead, David Quesnele (INT)08:59 Lakehead, E.J. Faust (RO)12:41 Western Ontario, Karaim (HLD-ST)
PERIOD 2:
4. 00:13 Western Ontario, Benson (Chartier , Cobbold ) 5. 07:00 Western Ontario, Corrente (Marantz , Oullette ) SH 6. 15:04 Western Ontario, Cobbold (Benson , Laser ) 7. 15:36 Lakehead, David Quesnele (Sam Schutt) 8. 17:53 Lakehead, Garick Gray (Cody Alcock, Linden Springer) PP 9. 19:31 Western Ontario, Wamaar (Corson )
Penalties: 03:29 Western Ontario, Wamaar (RO)03:29 Lakehead, Linden Springer (CC)05:00 Lakehead, Jake Ringuette (CC)05:38 Western Ontario, Goldberg (INT)12:15 Western Ontario, Corson (SL)12:15 Lakehead, Linden Springer (CC)16:42 Western Ontario, Corrente (TR)
PERIOD 3:
10. 05:04 Lakehead, Dylan Butler (Austin McDonald) 11. 13:34 Western Ontario, Goldberg (Oullette , Karaim ) PP 12. 13:55 Lakehead, Austin McDonald (Dylan Butler, Jake Ringuette)
Penalties: 03:00 Western Ontario, Laser (INT)12:38 Lakehead, Linden Springer (SL)15:34 Lakehead, Matt Alexander (SPR(4 min))15:34 Western Ontario, Micallef (CC (4min))18:36 Lakehead, Austin McDonald (SL)19:27 Lakehead, Cody Alcock (SL)
Lakehead: Devin Green, 30 saves made, 7 goals against.Western Ontario: Delmas, 36 saves made, 5 goals against.Referees: A.Ross (referee), A.Ross, A.Ross,