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10/22/2011: LAKEHEAD - 4 @ YORK - 3

POWERPLAY KEY TO LAKEHEAD VICTORY

John Payetta
Saturday, October 22, 2011

A quick start, a potent powerplay, and a big night from Matt Caria were the keys in the Thunderwolves’ 4-3 win over the York Lions in a game played tonight at Lakehead’s satellite campus in Orillia, Ontario.


York opened the scoring at 2:55 of the first period when Jordan Forfar beat Lakehead goalie Jeff Bosch on the powerplay. But Lakehead replied with a four-goal outburst beginning at the 6:02 mark when Trevor Gamache scored a powerplay goal assisted by Matt Caria and Adam Sergerie.  The Wolves moved ahead 2-1 when Jake Carrick beat Lions’ goaltender Mike Swick at 14:40 while Lakehead once again had the man-advantage.  Just like on the Wolves’ first goal, assists on Carrick’s scoring effort were credited to Caria and Sergerie. The Thunderwolves lead was increased to 3-1 less than two minutes later when Devin Welsh scored his third goal in two nights on a blast from the slot set up by Caria at 16:22.  Lakehead continued to pour it on when Caria scored another powerplay marker from Sergerie and Gamache at 19:26, giving the Wolves a seemingly comfortable 4-1 lead heading into the second period.  Shots on goal in the opening stanza were 10-6 in favor of Lakehead.


York’s Matt Thomson was able to get one past Bosch at 14:47 of the second period to cut the Wolves’ lead to 4-2.  That was the only goal scored in the middle frame, in which York outshot Lakehead 11-5.

The Lions applied more pressure in the third period, out-shooting the Wolves 13-8.  York tightened things up on a goal from Jordan Davies at 12:36, narrowing the Lakehead lead to 4-3.  But that is as close as York would get, as the Wolves held off the Lions for their fourth win in a row. 


The Thunderwolves head home next weekend for a two-game series against the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks.  Game times are set for 7:30 on Friday and Saturday nights at the Fort William Gardens.


 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 02:56 York, Forfar (McGee , Hohmann ) PP 2. 06:02 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (Matt Caria, Adam Sergerie) PP 3. 14:40 Lakehead, Jake Carrick (Matt Caria, Adam Sergerie) PP 4. 16:22 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (Matt Caria) 5. 19:26 Lakehead, Matt Caria (Adam Sergerie, Trevor Gamache) PP
Penalties: 00:31 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (RAW)01:07 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (INT)05:21 York, Wiggin (INT)06:21 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (CHG)09:45 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (INT)11:39 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (RO)11:39 York, Cross (GLTR INT)12:02 York, Messier (KN)12:18 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (BRD)14:14 York, Hohmann (KN)17:43 York, Micks (HLD)
PERIOD 2:
6. 14:47 York, Thomson (Messier , Gravenor )
Penalties: 01:26 York, Micks (HS)04:11 Lakehead, Luke Maw (KN)05:56 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (SL)12:43 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (SL)15:20 York, Labute (HKG)
PERIOD 3:
7. 12:36 York, Davies (Gravenor )
Penalties: 01:30 York, Micks (SL)04:34 Lakehead, Jake Carrick (INT)08:07 Lakehead, Danick Malouin (CFB/10 min Misc)09:17 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (SL)09:48 York, McGee (HKG)13:25 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (HKG)14:57 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (USC)14:57 York, Micks (USC)17:42 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (INT/10 min Misc)17:42 Lakehead, Devin Welsh (GM)17:53 York, Thomson (HS)19:58 York, Messier (RO)19:58 York, Thomson (RO/10 min Misc)19:58 Lakehead, Matt Caria (RO)19:58 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (RO)
Lakehead: Jeff Bosch, 27 saves made, 3 goals against.York: Swick, 19 saves made, 4 goals against.