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1/25/2013: LAKEHEAD - 3 @ WINDSOR - 2 OT


John Payetta
Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Lakehead Thunderwolves beat the Windsor Lancers 3-2 in an overtime shootout Friday night at the Windsor Arena, led by a strong performance by Wolves’ netminder Alex Dupuis.

Lakehead’s Mike Quesnele opened the scoring just 4:16 into the game on a power play marker that eluded Lancers' goalie Parker Van Buskirk after being set up by Trevor Gamache and Mike MacDonald.

Both teams traded chances for the rest of the first period as well as the middle stanza, but neither the Wolves nor the Lancers were able to find the back of the net.

Windsor finally broke its scoring drought at 8:31 of the third period on a goal by Matt Beaudoin, but less than four minutes later Ryan Magill fed Matt Caria who restored Lakehead’s one-goal lead.  The lead was short-lived, however, as Windsor’s Brent Oliphant broke through 30 seconds later while short-handed and beat Dupuis to knot the score at 2-2. 

Neither side was able to generate much offense for the remainder of the period, and the game was headed to overtime.

Windsor controlled most of the play in the extra time, outshooting Lakehead 8-1 in that five-minute span.  But Dupuis stood tall in the Wolves’ net, forcing a shootout.

Trevor Gamache and Luke Judson both scored on Lakehead’s first two attempts in the shootout, and Dupuis stopped Windsor’s Evan Stibbard and Spencer Pommels to seal the victory.

Shots on goal favored Windsor 32-22 for the game.

The win improves Lakehead’s record to 14-7-2 and leaves the Wolves in fourth place, but just one point behind the Lancers and two points behind Guelph in the OUA West Division.

Lakehead and Windsor will face off again Saturday night beginning at 7:30.



1. 04:16 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (Trevor Gamache, Mike MacDonald) PP
Penalties: 03:18 Windsor, Bezzo (INT)17:49 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (SPR (4min))
No Scoring
Penalties: 02:55 Windsor, Beaudoin (BRD)05:27 Lakehead, Riley McIntosh (INT)11:45 Lakehead, Victor Anilane (RAW)11:45 Windsor, Turner (RAW)14:44 Windsor, Ferry (INT)
2. 08:31 Windsor, Beaudion (Oliphant , Vandehogen ) 3. 12:02 Lakehead, Matt Caria (Ryan Magill) 4. 12:36 Windsor, Oliphant (Stiengraber ) SH
Penalties: 12:09 Windsor, Vandehogen (HS)19:22 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (INT)
5. 00:00 Lakehead, Luke Judson (unassisted)
Penalties: 00:22 Windsor, Pommells (INT)02:33 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (TR)
Lakehead: Alex Dupuis, 30 saves made, 2 goals against.Windsor: Vanbuskirk, 19 saves made, 2 goals against.