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1/8/2011: WINDSOR - 2 @ LAKEHEAD - 4

WOLVES DOUBLE UP ON WINDSOR FOR SERIES SWEEP

Dan Pella
Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Lakehead Thunderwolves downed the Windsor Lancers 4-2 on Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, ON.

Lakehead came out hard, looking to continue the momentum gained from a big win on Friday night. Matt Caria was flying again in the first period, as was the line of Brock McPherson, Adam Sergerie and Ryan Magill.

The Thunderwolves peppered Windsor goaltender Jim Watt early with plenty of great chances, including a 2-on-1 with Caria and Victor Anilane, in which Anilane couldn't quite get a handle on the puck.

Brock McPherson put Lakehead in front at 14:00 of the first period with a nice forehand-to-backhand move. The assists were credited to Sergerie and Magill.

Windsor was kept off the board thanks to solid goaltending from Kyle Moir, and from Kalvin Sagert who had some key blocked shots.

It was much of the same in the second period for Lakehead, as it spent the majority of the second period in Windsor’s end. Brock McPherson got things going at 2:08 of the second, with an unassisted marker that he put over Jim Watt's shoulder.

Caria, Anilane and Ryan McDonald were buzzing all period long and had plenty of chances. The physical play picked up in the second period, highlighted by Mitch Maunu absolutely flattening Lancer defenseman Scott Todd into the boards.

Windsor got on the board early in the third period to make things interesting when Mike Lombardi put one past Kyle Moir to cut Lakehead's lead in half. Ryan McDonald replied for Lakehead with his fifteenth goal of the season to restore Lakehead's two-goal lead. At 9:39 of the third, Brennan Menard broke in alone and fired a shot past Watt to put the Wolves up 4-1, with assists credited to Mitch Maunu and Andrew Wilkins.

Windsor got a late goal from Mark Thorburn to make it 4-2, but it wasn't enough, as Lakehead held on for the win.

The Thunderwolves are in London next weekend to take on the Western Ontario Mustangs.

 

 

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 14:00 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (Adam Sergerie, Ryan Magill)
Penalties: 05:27 Windsor, Lombardi M (HKG)
PERIOD 2:
2. 02:08 Lakehead, Brock McPherson (unassisted)
Penalties: 09:01 Windsor, McCready (RAW)09:01 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (HS)09:01 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (RAW)19:35 Windsor, Lombardi M (HS)
PERIOD 3:
3. 06:51 Windsor, M.Lombardi (Stiengraber ) 4. 08:37 Lakehead, Ryan McDonald (Matt Caria, Mike Quesnele) 5. 09:39 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (Andrew Wilkins, Mitch Maunu) 6. 18:04 Windsor, Thorburn (Ferry , McCready ) PP
Penalties: 05:40 Lakehead, Ryan Magill (TR)06:25 Windsor, Lang (INT)13:09 Windsor, Makaric (Elb)17:48 Windsor, Vandehogen (RO/10 min Misc)17:48 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (RO/RO)19:45 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (RO)19:45 Windsor, Gillis (RO)
Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 24 saves made, 2 goals against.Windsor: Watt, 33 saves made, 4 goals against.Referees: K.Kuluski (referee), K.Ritchie, A.Blando,