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11/27/2010: LAKEHEAD - 7 @ CONCORDIA - 4

WOLVES BITE STINGERS FOR WEEKEND SWEEP

John Payetta
Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Lakehead Thunderwolves bolted out to an early lead and held on for a 7-4 win over the Concordia Stingers at the Ed Meagher Arena in Montreal on Saturday.

Like the night before, the Thunderwolves had a 5-0 lead before the Stingers even got on the scoreboard.

Mike Quesnele opened the scoring for the Wolves with a powerplay goal at 2:07 of the first period.  Matt Caria and Victor Anilane added to the total, giving Lakehead a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

Caria notched his second of the game on another Lakehead powerplay at 1:28 of the second stanza, and then Adam Sergerie beat Concordia goaltender Maxime Joyal to make it 5-0 Wolves just under 3 minutes into the period.

Concordia then came to life and Charles Messier and Kyle Kelly scored a couple of quick ones just 18 seconds apart to narrow the Wolves lead to 5-2 by the 5:10 mark.  Trevor Gamache found the twine late in the period to give Lakehead a seemingly comfortable 6-2 lead going into the third.

The Stingers scored another pair of goals just over a minute apart when Alexandre Monahan put one past Wolves goalie Kyle Moir at 7:33 of the third on the powerplay, followed by an even-strength goal by George Lovatsis at 8:34.  Suddenly, the Thunderwolves lead was not quite so comfortable.  But Lakehead held onto the 6-4 lead until late in the period when the Thunderwolves Devin Welsh notched his third goal of the season to ice the win and round out the scoring at the 16:36 mark.

Matt Caria continuted his torrid scoring pace, leading the Wolves with 2 goals and 2 assists, giving him 4 points in the game.  Combined with his 3 points on Friday night, Caria tallied 7 points on the weekend.

The victory was Lakehead’s seventh in a row, and gives the Wolves an 11-4-1 record in OUA play, good for sole possession of second place in the West Division.

The Thunderwolves return home to the Fort William Gardens next weekend, for a pair of games with the Regina Cougars.


 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 02:07 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (Victor Anilane, Matt Caria) PP 2. 07:40 Lakehead, Matt Caria (Kris Hogg , Ryan McDonald) 3. 11:32 Lakehead, Victor Anilane (Matt Caria, Ryan McDonald)
Penalties: 00:42 Concordia, Lovatsis (HS)01:45 Concordia, Goodsell (SL)05:15 Concordia, Bouchard (KN)16:30 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (HLD)19:01 Concordia, Orsini (DOG/10min Misc)19:03 Lakehead, Victor Anilane (HS)19:12 Concordia, Messier (HKG)
PERIOD 2:
4. 01:28 Lakehead, Matt Caria (Andy Zulyniak , Jordan Smith ) PP 5. 02:45 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (Ryan Magill) 6. 04:52 Concordia, Messier (Monahan ) 7. 05:10 Concordia, Kelly (Monahan , Goodsell ) 8. 15:55 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (Devin Welsh, Andy Hyvarinen)
Penalties: none
PERIOD 3:
9. 07:33 Concordia, Monahan (Messier ) PP 10. 08:34 Concordia, Lovatsis (Goodsell , Joyal ) 11. 16:36 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (Andy Hyvarinen, Trevor Gamache)
Penalties: 04:24 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (SL)07:15 Lakehead, Ryan Magill (INT)09:20 Concordia, Bouchard (HKG)17:23 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (TR)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 34 saves made, 4 goals against.Concordia: Joyal, 30 saves made, 7 goals against.