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11/2/2013: ALBERTA - 7 @ LAKEHEAD - 2

WOLVES DOWNED BY GOLDEN BEARS

Dan Pella and John Payetta
Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Lakehead Thunderwolves lost 7-2 to the Alberta Golden Bears on Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay in front of a crowd of 2,724.

In a high-scoring opening period, Alberta's Sean Ringrose got on the board first at 4:22 on a shot that deflected off of Lakehead defenceman Mike Quesnele’s foot and past netminder Justin McDonald.

Jordan Hickmott increased the Golden Bears lead to 2-0 less than a minute later when he walked in and ripped a nice shot past McDonald.

Shortly after, Lakehead cut the Alberta lead in half on a delayed penalty call when Jake Carrick pounced on a rebound off a Kelin Ainsworth shot. The other assist was credited to Quesnele.

Ryan Magill evened things up at 2-2 at 9:46 on a hard slap-shot that beat Alberta goaltender Luke Siemens.

Alberta quickly responded and pulled out to a 4-2 lead on goals by Zack Dailey and Johnny Lazo before heading into the first intermission.

There were several big hits in the second period, highlighted by a huge open ice hit by Lakehead freshman defenseman Nathan Bruyere.

Alberta increased its lead to 5-2 when a streaking Thomas Carr fired a hard wrist shot past McDonald for the only goal of the middle stanza.

In the third period, Alberta padded its lead to 6-2 on a shot from Levko Koper.

The Golden Bears continued the onslaught, and with Carrick in the box serving a five-minute major for crosschecking, Hickmott’s shot from the point found the back of the net.

The Molson Three Stars of the game were:

1. Sean Ringrose, Alberta
2. Jordan Rowley, Alberta
3. Ryan Magill, Lakehead

Lakehead hits the road next week to take on the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury this Thursday and Friday night.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 04:22 Alberta, Ringrose (Rowley , Dyck ) 2. 05:14 Alberta, Hickmott (Joe , Barteaux ) 3. 07:19 Lakehead, Jake Carrick (Kelin Ainsworth, Mike Quesnele) 4. 09:46 Lakehead, Ryan Magill (unassisted) 5. 11:03 Alberta, Dailey (Barteaux ) 6. 13:45 Alberta, Lazo (Ringrose , Barteaux ) PP
Penalties: 13:14 Lakehead, Jake Carrick (HS(4 min))16:07 Alberta, Ringrose (HS)16:22 Alberta, Rachinski (CC)
PERIOD 2:
7. 08:43 Alberta, Carr (Lazo , Dyck ) PP
Penalties: 08:29 Lakehead, Jay Gilbert (HS)10:33 Alberta, Craige (TR)
PERIOD 3:
8. 03:35 Alberta, Ringrose (Koper , Lazo ) 9. 09:31 Alberta, Hickmott (Foster , Rowley ) PP
Penalties: 04:49 Alberta, Yadlowski (KN)08:33 Alberta, Nichol (RAW)08:33 Lakehead, Jake Carrick (CC(5Min)/GM)08:33 Lakehead, Paul Thompson (RAW)09:05 Lakehead, Nathan Bruyere (HS)18:16 Lakehead, Jay Gilbert (CC)19:16 Lakehead, Trevor Gamache (SL)19:16 Alberta, Dyck (SL)
Lakehead: Justin McDonald, 29 saves made, 7 goals against.Alberta: Siemens, 13 saves made, 2 goals against.Referees: K.Kuluski L.Bryson (referee), J.Fitzgerald, B.irwin,