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9/26/2004: LAKEHEAD - 6 @ OTTAWA - 2

LAKEHEAD DOWNS OTTAWA 6-2

Mike Aylward
Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Lakehead Thunderwolves wrapped up their tour of the OUA Far East with a 6-2 win over the Ottawa Gee Gees in Ottawa Sunday afternoon.  Lakehead was led by rookie Tobias Whelan, who notched two goals and an assist while Jounni Kuokkanen contributed three assists. 

Robert Hillier had a goal and an assist and Murray Magill added two assists.  The other Lakehead goals came from Erik Lodge, Sean Stefanski, and Dene Poulin.  Ottawa's Adam Bond scored both of the Gee Gees' markers.  Grant McCune and Chris Whitley split the goaltending duties for Lakehead; with each allowing one goal in his half of the game.

Lakehead outshot Ottawa 31-17 and the win raises Lakehead's non-conference record to 2-1 and Ottawa's record goes to 0-1.  Lakehead Head Coach Pete Belliveau said it was a very successful tour for his team.  "It was a great weekend!  We got to try a lot of combinations and see how our veterans and rookies meshed together in game situations.  I wasn't disappointed with our loss to UQTR because the guys played hard and took the play to UQTR.  I really liked our intensity throughout the three games and I think it really showed last night against McGill and this afternoon against Ottawa."

Lakehead will play its first games at home next Friday and Saturday nights when it welcomes McGill  to Thunder Bay for the Redmen's first ever visit to the Fort William Gardens.    

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 07:48 Lakehead, Dene Poulin (Jouni Kuokkanen, Francis Walker) PP 2. 08:06 Ottawa, Vaughan (Robert , Pont )
Penalties: 00:25 Lakehead, Joel Scherban (Hook)06:05 Ottawa, Leblanc (Interference)12:31 Lakehead, Bench (Delay of Game)19:05 Ottawa, Robert (Cross Check)
PERIOD 2:
3. 07:53 Lakehead, Leon Cooper (Murray Magill) SH 4. 14:30 Lakehead, Sean Stefanski (Brad Priestlay, Tobias Whelan) 5. 19:46 Ottawa, Vaughan (Pont , Dillon )
Penalties: 06:20 Ottawa, Pont (Rough/Rough after Whistle)06:20 Lakehead, Francis Walker (Goaltender Interference)06:20 Lakehead, Mark Robinson (Rough/Rough After Whistle)10:58 Lakehead, Erik Lodge (Hold)15:50 Ottawa, Robert (Check From Behind/ Game Misconduct)
PERIOD 3:
6. 12:50 Lakehead, Tobias Whelan (Jouni Kuokkanen) 7. 16:32 Lakehead, Joel Scherban (Jouni Kuokkanen, Murray Magill) PP 8. 17:16 Lakehead, Erik Lodge (Michael Wehrstedt, Jason Lange)
Penalties: 06:08 Lakehead, Sean Stefanski (Slash)10:50 Ottawa, Herard (Hook)14:33 Ottawa, Pont (Cross Check)17:26 Lakehead, Bench (Unsportsmanlike)
Lakehead: Grant McCune, 7 saves made, 1 goals against.Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 8 saves made, 1 goals against.Ottawa: Blanchard, 25 saves made, 6 goals against.Referees: x (referee), x, x,