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1/6/2017: BROCK - 5 @ LAKEHEAD - 2


John Payetta
Friday, January 06, 2017

The Lakehead Thunderwolves dropped a 5-2 decision to the Brock Badgers before 1900 fans at the Fort William Gardens on a frigid Friday night in Thunder Bay, with most of the scoring coming in a wild first period.

Billy Jenkins gave Lakehead an early lead when he knocked home a rebound on a shot that took a funny bounce off the blocker of Brock goalie Clint Windsor 7:48 into the game, with the assists going to Sam Schutt and Grant Valiquette.

Braden Pears replied for Brock at the ten-minute mark by shoveling a rebound past Wolves’ netminder Devin Green, and then Adam Lloyd gave the Badgers the lead 32 seconds later.

Lakehead responded swiftly when Schutt walked in on Windsor and fired a hard wrister that beat him on the blocker side to tie the game at 2-2.

Lloyd got his second goal of the period when he flipped the puck over a sprawled Devin Green at 13:30, and Ryan Purvis pounced on a rebound after a nice initial save late in the period to put Brock up 4-2 after 20 minutes.

Lakehead controlled most of the play in a scoreless middle frame, outshooting the Badgers 16-8.

The third period was more of the same, but the Wolves were unable to get anything past Windsor and Brody Silk’s empty-netter with 1:45 remaining iced the game for Brock.

Total shots on goal were 44-25 in favor of the Thunderwolves.

Neither team was able to score on the power play, with both sides going 0-for-5.

The Molson three stars of the game were:

1. Adam Lloyd, Brock
2. Sam Schutt, Lakehead
3. Clint Windsor, Brock

The Wolves and Badgers will face off again tomorrow night at the Fort William Gardens beginning at 7:00 p.m.


1. 07:48 Lakehead, Billy Jenkins (Sam Schutt, Grant Valiquette) 2. 10:00 Brock, Pears (Maniccia , Pacheo ) 3. 10:23 Brock, Lloyd (Rossiter , Pears ) 4. 10:46 Lakehead, Sam Schutt (Justin Sefton, Jake Ringuette) 5. 13:30 Brock, Lloyd (Maniccia , Marden ) 6. 19:31 Brock, Purvis (Jambrosich , Lemmon )
Penalties: 15:08 Lakehead, Kelin Ainsworth (SPR(4min))
No Scoring

Penalties: 03:31 Lakehead, Evan Mignault (SL)10:47 Brock, Silk (SL)
7. 18:15 Brock, Silk (Radjenovic ) EN
Penalties: 03:16 Lakehead, Linden Springer (RO)04:53 Lakehead, Matt Alexander (TR)06:29 Brock, Bench (TMM)08:58 Brock, Pacheo (INT)13:05 Brock, Timpano (ELB)19:08 Brock, Pears (HLD)
Lakehead: Devin Green, 20 saves made, 4 goals against.Brock: Windsor, 42 saves made, 2 goals against.Referees: A.Massaro L.Dysievick (referee), C.Zlinski, J.Fitzgerald,