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11/24/2012: WINDSOR - 7 @ LAKEHEAD - 4


Dan Pella
Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Lakehead Thunderwolves lost 7-4 to the Windsor Lancers in a wild one in front of 2723 fans on Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, ON.

Lakehead started off hot and held a 3-0 lead over the Lancers before they had even played ten minutes.

Brennan Menard got things rolling less than a minute into the contest on a breakaway, putting a nice move on Lancer starting goalie Parker Van Buskirk.

Shortly after, Matt Caria went around a couple of Windsor defenders and found Andrew Wilkins in front of the net, and he made no mistake and increased Lakehead’s lead to 2-0 at 5:53 of the first. The other assist went to Luke Judson.

Less than a minute later, Wilkins got on the board again after Thomas Frazee found him wide open in front, making it 3-0. The other assist was credited to Trevor Gamache.

Windsor came storming back in what was an offensive opening frame. Drew Palmer beat Wolves’ netminder Alex Dupuis with a clean wrist shot on the power-play at 9:05, making it 3-1.

Brett Vandehogen then pulled the Lancers to within one as he buried a cross-ice feed that Dupuis had no chance on.

At 2:11 of the second period, Drew Palmer buried his second goal of the game on a shot that Dupuis didn’t have much of a chance on, tying things up 3-3.

With Gamache and Kalvin Sagert in the box, Windsor capitalized on a 5-on-3 power-play to pull ahead 4-3 on a goal from Drew Palmer, his third of the game.

The scoring didn’t stop there as Spencer Pommels made it 5-3 for the Lancers, again on the power-play at 10:50 of the second.

With a steady parade to the Lakehead penalty box, Evan Stibbard hammered home a shot past Dupuis on yet another 5-on-3 power-play for the Lancers, increasing their lead to 6-3 at 18:57 of the second.

At 5:15 of the third period, Matt Caria made it 6-4 on the power play with a huge blast from the slot. The lone assist went to Adam Sergerie.

Windsor sealed the game with a late empty-net goal from Brett Vandehogen, giving the Lancers a 7-4 victory and the weekend split.

The Molson 3 Stars of the game were:
1. Drew Palmer, Windsor
2. Andrew Wilkins, Lakehead
3. Evan Stibbard, Windsor

Lakehead is off until after Christmas when they take on the McGill Redmen at home.


1. 00:38 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (unassisted) 2. 05:53 Lakehead, Andrew Wilkins (Matt Caria, Luke Judson) 3. 06:34 Lakehead, Andrew Wilkins (Thomas Frazee , Trevor Gamache) 4. 09:05 Windsor, D. Palmer (E. Stibbard ) 5. 09:47 Windsor, B. Vandehogen (B. Oliphant ) PP
Penalties: 07:01 Windsor, M. Beaudoin (HOLD)07:01 Lakehead, Brennan Menard (HS)07:01 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (RAW)07:41 Windsor, S. Pommells (HOLD)08:55 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (HOOK)12:06 Windsor, B. Vandehogen (INT)15:24 Windsor, D. Palmer (TRIP)
6. 02:11 Windsor, D. Palmer (S. Pommells , E. Stibbard ) 7. 09:11 Windsor, D. Palmer (E. Stibbard , S. Ferry ) PP 8. 10:50 Windsor, S. Pommells (C. Steingraber ) PP 9. 18:57 Windsor, S. Ferry (B. Oliphant ) PP
Penalties: 07:46 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (SLASH)08:28 Lakehead, Kalvin Sagert (HS)10:18 Lakehead, Carson Dubchak (RAW/ INT on Goal)11:06 Lakehead, Mike Hammond (HOOK)14:19 Lakehead, Luke Maw (10-MIN MISC)14:19 Windsor, I. Quakenbush (10-MIN MISC)18:24 Windsor, C. MacKenzie (FIGHT/GAME MISC)18:24 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (AGGRESOR)18:24 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (FIGHT/GAME MISC)18:29 Lakehead, Thomas Frazee (SLASH-MAJ/GM)18:42 Lakehead, Adam Sergerie (SLASH)
10. 05:15 Lakehead, Matt Caria (Andrew Wilkins) PP 11. 19:18 Windsor, B. Vandehogen (B. Oliphant ) EN
Penalties: 05:12 Windsor, S. Pommells (SLASH)05:40 Windsor, P. Bezzo (ROUGH)07:11 Lakehead, Mike Hammond (Bench Minor - TMM)14:32 Lakehead, Riley McIntosh (SLASH)19:56 Lakehead, Carson Dubchak (ROUGH/ 10-MIN MISC)19:56 Windsor, R. Crevatin (ROUGH/ 10-MIN MISC)
Lakehead: Alex Dupuis, 37 saves made, 6 goals against.Windsor: P. VanBuskirk, 5 saves made, 3 goals against.Windsor: M. Murphy, 33 saves made, 1 goals against.Referees: L.Bryson (referee), L.Bryson, L.Bryson,