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2/4/2011: YORK - 4 @ LAKEHEAD - 2

WOLVES CLAWED BY LIONS

Dan Pella & John Payetta
Friday, February 04, 2011

The Lakehead Thunderwolves lost 4-2 to the York Lions Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, ON.
 
Lakehead got off to a rough start when York’s Adam Stuart beat the Wolves’ starting goalie Alex Dupuis just 29 seconds into the game to put York in from 1-0.
 
Lakehead had their chances in the opening period, but York goalie David Blair came up with some big saves, as he continued to do throughout the game.
 
The second period started off the same as the first for York as Ben Alavie fired a shot past Dupuis to put the Lions in front 2-0 at 1:36. It was a chippy period with both teams trading trips to the penalty box. Lakehead had trouble gaining any type of momentum and fell behind 3-0 when York forward Mackenzie Micks scored on Dupuis at 13:14 of the second.
 
Lions’ defenseman Jeff Matheson increased the York lead to 4-0 at 4:45 of the third when he beat Lakehead goaltender Kyle Moir, who replaced Dupuis after the third York goal.  That was the only puck that would get by Moir, as he was solid in net for the remainder of the game, coming up with several big saves for the Wolves in the third period.

Lakehead finally solved Blair and got on the board at 9:01 of the third, when Jadran Beljo scored his first goal as a Thunderwolf on a penalty shot after being hauled down by a York defender on a breakaway. That sparked the Wolves comeback attempt, and later Mitch Maunu narrowed the gap to 4-2 on a short-handed goal assisted by Adam Sergerie at the 15:00 mark.  But that was as close at the Wolves would get.  Late penalties to Kalvin Sagert and Mike Quesnele didn’t help the Wolves’ cause.
 
Both teams meet again on Saturday night at 7:30 PM at the Fort William Gardens.

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 00:29 York, Stuart (Micks , Matheson )
Penalties: 05:46 York, Stuart (USC)05:46 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (USC)09:49 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (RO)09:49 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (HLD)09:49 York, Brand (HLD/RO)09:49 York, Hohmann (RO)12:17 York, Hohmann (INT)17:23 Lakehead, Ryan McDonald (SL)
PERIOD 2:
2. 01:36 York, Alavie (Grespan ) 3. 13:14 York, Micks (Thomson )
Penalties: 09:02 York, Thompson (SL)11:09 Lakehead, Kris Hogg (HKG)18:57 York, Messier (CC)
PERIOD 3:
4. 04:45 York, Matheson (Stuart , Short ) 5. 09:01 Lakehead, Jadran Beljo (unassisted) Penalty Shot 6. 15:00 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (Adam Sergerie) SH
Penalties: 02:08 York, Matheson (USC)02:08 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (RO)05:42 Lakehead, Jadran Beljo (CC)06:39 York, Gill (HS)08:23 Lakehead, Andy Zulyniak (HS)09:01 York, Jones (USC)09:31 York, Gill (HS)10:51 York, Micks (CC)13:28 Lakehead, Andy Hyvarinen (INT)16:11 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (CC)16:11 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (SL)
Lakehead: Alex Dupuis, 11 saves made, 3 goals against.Lakehead: Kyle Moir, 19 saves made, 1 goals against.York: Blair, 27 saves made, 2 goals against.