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3/6/2010: LAKEHEAD - 5 @ WESTERN ONTARIO - 2

WOLVES WIN WEST DIVISION BY SWEEPING MUSTANGS

Mike Bennett
Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Thunderwolves scored five unanswered goals to close the game and beat the Western Mustangs 5-2, Saturday night at London, Ontario to sweep their best-out-of-three OUA West Division final series.

With the win, Lakehead moves on to host the East champion McGill Redmen in the Queen’s Cup for the OUA Championship next Saturday, March 13 at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay. The Thunderwolves’ last Queen’s Cup game was a 4-0 win over McGill in 2006. 

Freshman goalie Alex Dupuis (Thunder Bay) stopped 28 of 30 shots to improve to 6-0 in the postseason while five ‘Wolves scored including Ryan McDonald (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan), Dan Speer (Thunder Bay), Scott Dobben (Drayton, Ontario), Shandor Alphonso (Orangeville, Ontario) and Mark Soares (Burnaby, British Columbia) – all coming from the second period on. 

The Mustangs’ offence came in the first period courtesy of Mike Sharp (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) and Keaton Turkiewicz (Brantford, Ontario). Netminder Keyvan Hunt (Coquitlam, British Columbia) stopped 28 of LU’s 33 shots on goal.

Lakehead won the special teams battles, going 1-3 with the man advantage while killing off all six of Western’s powerplay opportunities.

The series win was Lakehead’s fourth in six postseason matchups all-time against Western. Their playoff record against the rival ‘Stangs is now 10-6.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 09:59 Western Ontario, Mike Sharp (Luc Martin ) SH 2. 16:28 Western Ontario, Keaton Turkiewicz (Aaron Snow , Kevin Baker )
Penalties: 01:20 Western Ontario, Adam Nemeth (Interference)04:08 Lakehead, Ryan McDonald (Interference)07:19 Lakehead, Matt Caria (Cross Checking)09:38 Western Ontario, Jason Swit (Roughing)10:53 Lakehead, Alex Dupuis (Interference)20:00 Lakehead, Matt Caria (High Sticking)20:00 Western Ontario, Scott Aarssen (Hich Stciking)
PERIOD 2:
3. 11:13 Lakehead, Ryan McDonald (Andrew Wilkins) 4. 18:44 Lakehead, Dan Speer (Ryan Baird) PP 5. 19:52 Lakehead, Scott Dobben (unassisted) Penalty Shot
Penalties: 07:14 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (Roughing)07:14 Western Ontario, Aaron Snow (Roughing)10:00 Western Ontario, Ryan Martinelli (10 Minute Misconduct)14:48 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (High Sticking)16:44 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Roughing)16:44 Western Ontario, Ryan Martinelli (Slashing)17:27 Western Ontario, Adam Nemeth (Hich Sticking)19:28 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (Roughing)
PERIOD 3:
6. 16:15 Lakehead, Shandor Alphonso (Matt Dias) 7. 16:31 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Dan Speer)
Penalties: 12:29 Lakehead, Jordan Smith (Boarding)
Lakehead: Alex Dupuis, 28 saves made, 2 goals against.Western Ontario: Keyvan Hunt, 28 saves made, 5 goals against.