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10/2/2011: LAKEHEAD - 1 @ MINNESOTA-DULUTH - 5


John Payetta
Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Lakehead Thunderwolves closed out their NCAA weekend with a 5-1 loss to the UMD Bulldogs Sunday night at Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minnesota.

A pair of players from Northwestern Ontario played key roles in the Bulldogs win, as Travis Oleksuk from Thunder Bay scored 2 goals and Joe Basaraba of Fort Frances added another for UMD.

Minnesota-Duluth opened the scoring at 8:46 of the first period when Jack Connolly beat Lakehead goaltender Jeff Bosch on the power play.  Lakehead tied the game at 16:30 on a goal from freshman defenceman Mitch Fillman, but Basaraba replied with the game winner at the 19:08 mark.

Oleksuk put the Bulldogs up 3-1 at 17:30 of the second period on a 5-on-3 power play after Jake Carrick was given a major penalty and a game misconduct for a hit to the head.

UMD extended its lead to 4-1 at 4:12 of the third when Oleksuk notched his second power play goal of the game.  Adam Krause rounded out the scoring at 5:27 to close out the Bulldogs 5-1 win.

Shots on goal were 28-9 in favour of Minnesota-Duluth for the game.

Lakehead returns home next weekend to begin the OUA regular season against the two-time defending league champion McGill Redmen.


1. 08:46 Minnesota-Duluth, Connolly (Siedel , Lamb ) PP 2. 16:30 Lakehead, Mitch Fillman (Kalvin Sagert ) 3. 19:08 Minnesota-Duluth, Basaraba (Delsile , Oleksuk )
Penalties: 00:47 Lakehead, Mitch Fillman (TR)04:48 Lakehead, Andrew Wilkins (HKG)06:19 Minnesota-Duluth, Hendrickson (CHG)07:49 Lakehead, Keith Grondin (BRD)13:33 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (RO)13:33 Lakehead, Jake Carrick (CC)13:33 Minnesota-Duluth, Krause (CHG)14:26 Minnesota-Duluth, Connolly (HKG)
4. 17:30 Minnesota-Duluth, Oleksuk (Kishel , Connolly ) PP
Penalties: 01:39 Minnesota-Duluth, Casto (HS)06:49 Minnesota-Duluth, Olson (RO)14:14 Minnesota-Duluth, Smith (HS)17:03 Lakehead, Matt Caria (CC)17:03 Lakehead, Jake Carrick (Head Contact/GM)17:59 Minnesota-Duluth, Hendrickson (BRD)20:00 Minnesota-Duluth, Herbert (RO)20:00 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (RO)
5. 04:12 Minnesota-Duluth, Oleksuk (Connolly , Lamb ) PP 6. 05:27 Minnesota-Duluth, Krause (Herbert , Flaherty )
Penalties: 03:42 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (BRD)07:23 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (ELB)12:29 Minnesota-Duluth, Siedel (HKG)18:19 Minnesota-Duluth, Grun (double minor RO)18:19 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (double minor RO)
Lakehead: Jeff Bosch, 23 saves made, 5 goals against.Minnesota-Duluth: Reiter, 4 saves made, 1 goals against.Minnesota-Duluth: Crandall, 4 saves made, 0 goals against.