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1/27/2012: LAKEHEAD - 2 @ BROCK - 3

THUNDERWOLVES BADGERED AT BROCK

John Payetta
Friday, January 27, 2012

The Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey team lost 3-2 to the Brock Badgers at the Seymour-Hannah Centre in St. Catharines on Friday night.


Lakehead broke its two-game scoring drought early when Andrew Wilkins beat Badgers’ goalie Kurt Jory just 25 seconds into the game on a goal assisted by Mitch Maunu and Mitch Fillman.  Brock’s Anthony Geldart snuck one past Lakehead goalie Alex Dupuis on the powerplay at 16:52 to knot the score at 1-1.  Shots on goal in the opening frame were 13-7 in favor of the Badgers.


Brock scored the only goal of a tightly-contested second period when CJ Dixon was awarded a penalty shot at 3:22, a chance in which he capitalized on putting the Badgers ahead by a 2-1 margin.  Lakehead outshot Brock 9-8 in the middle stanza.


The Badgers widened their lead to 3-1 when Sean Jones put one past Dupuis at 9:23 of the third period.  Lakehead attempted a rally, and when Ryan McDonald scored from Trevor Gamache at 17:03, the Wolves cut the Badgers lead to 3-2.  Lakehead applied more pressure late in the game, but was unable to tie things up and force overtime.  Shots on goal were 8-7 for Brock in the third period and 29-23 for the Badgers on the night.


The loss is the fourth in a row for Lakehead, which remains in second place in the OUA West Division despite the defeat.  The Thunderwolves will head to London next to take on the division-leading Western Ontario Mustangs on Saturday night.  The opening face-off is set for 7:30, and will be broadcast live on Rock 94 FM.

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 00:25 Lakehead, Andrew Wilkins (Brennan Menard, Mitch Maunu) 2. 16:52 Brock, Gerhart (Jones , Stajan ) PP
Penalties: 15:35 Lakehead, Ryan McDonald (SL)18:24 Brock, Schram (USC)19:28 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (HKG)
PERIOD 2:
3. 03:31 Brock, Dickson (unassisted) Penalty Shot
Penalties: 06:29 Lakehead, Mitch Maunu (TR)10:48 Brock, Christmas (TR)13:33 Lakehead, Ryan Magill (HS)
PERIOD 3:
4. 09:23 Brock, Jones (Smeltzer , Tanel ) 5. 17:03 Lakehead, Ryan McDonald (Trevor Gamache)
Penalties: 06:30 Brock, Josh Schram (TR)15:41 Brock, Bonawitz (SL)15:41 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (USC)
Lakehead: Alex Dupuis, 26 saves made, 3 goals against.Brock: Jory, 21 saves made, 2 goals against.