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1/23/2010: LAKEHEAD - 2 @ BROCK - 1


Mike Bennett
Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Brock Badgers played their style of game, but the Lakehead Thunderwolves ground out a 2-1 Saturday night win at St. Catharines, Ontario as ‘Wolves goalie Kyle Moir made 21 saves and came within 88 seconds of a shutout. The win was Lakehead’s third in a row and improved their record to 14-5-2, good for a share of third place in the OUA West with Wilfrid Laurier.

Freshman Matt Caria (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) scored the powerplay winner at 15:12 of the third period. His third of the season came off feeds from Dan Speer (Thunder Bay) and Brock McPherson (Brampton, Ontario) who returned to the Thunderwolves lineup after recovering from a lower body injury sustained two weeks earlier at Western.

Fifth-year senior Scott Dobben (Drayton, Ontario) scored Lakehead’s other goal, a clutch tally at 1:14 of the third period after two scoreless periods to open the game. Defensemen Kalvin Sagert (Abbotsford, Ontario) and Mitch Maunu (Thunder Bay) earned the assists.

Brock’s lone marker came courtesy of senior Ryan Stephenson (Belmont, Ontario) with Vince Scott (Mississauga, Ontario) getting the helper.

Lakehead won despite mustering only nine shots through two periods as the Badger’s tight-checking style stalled the Thunderwolves’ high-octane attack. The ‘Wolves turned it up a notch in the final frame, however, peppering 13 shots at Brock goalie Matt Yetman (Mount Pearl, Newfoundland) to eke out the win.

The Thunderwolves travel west to Waterloo, Ontario for a date with rivals the Laurier Golden Hawks at the Sun Life Arena. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

No Scoring
Penalties: 05:36 Brock, Allen (RAW)05:36 Brock, Smeltzer (TR)05:36 Lakehead, Victor Anilane (RAW)14:07 Lakehead, Matt Dias (HKG)14:54 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (HKG)
No Scoring
Penalties: 16:47 Brock, Friesen (HLD)
1. 01:14 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (Kalvin Sagert , Mitch Maunu) 2. 15:12 Lakehead, Matt Caria (Dan Speer, Brock McPherson) PP 3. 18:32 Brock, Stephenson (Scott )
Penalties: 02:10 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (RAW)05:42 Brock, Friesen (HS)06:27 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (G-INT)14:01 Brock, Brochu (HKG)16:22 Brock, Schram (INT)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 20 saves made, 1 goals against.Brock: Yetman, 20 saves made, 2 goals against.