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3/12/2005: LAKEHEAD - 2 @ WESTERN ONTARIO - 6


Mike Aylward
Saturday, March 12, 2005

The No. 5 Lakehead Thunderwolves were defeated by the No. 5 Western Mustangs by a 6-2 score Saturday night in London.  The Mustangs win evens the best of three OUA West Finals at one game apiece with the deciding game Sunday night at 7:35 pm EST in London. 

Chris Rowan led the Mustangs with two goals while Mike Rice, Jamie Chamberlain, and Matt Mannias added a goal and an assist each.  Western's other goal came from Kevin Richardson while Brad Priestlay and Mike Wehrstedt replied for the Thunderwolves.    

Western outplayed Lakehead for much of the game with Lakehead picking up play in the third period.   The Mustangs outshot Lakehead 41-28 in the game.  Lakehead now has a combined OUA record of 20-9-1 and an overall record of 28-17-2-1 while Western has a combined OUA mark of 20-9 and are 25-14 overall.

Game Three of the series is Sunday night at 7:35 pm EST at the Thompson Arena in London and all the action can be heard live on 580 CKPR AM in Thunder Bay and online around the world at %20It%20can%20also%20be%20heard%20online%20on%20Western%20Campus%20radio%20at %20 

1. 04:40 Western Ontario, Chamberlain (Peralta , Bannan ) PP 2. 13:13 Western Ontario, Rowan (Chamberlain )
Penalties: 00:42 Lakehead, Austin Wycisk (Boarding)03:30 Lakehead, Brad Priestlay (Hold-ST)18:32 Western Ontario, Eade (Cross Check)
3. 11:53 Western Ontario, Manias (Rice ) PP 4. 13:18 Western Ontario, Rowan (Peralta , Thompson ) PP
Penalties: 07:57 Lakehead, Jason Lange (Slashing)13:01 Lakehead, Steve Rawski (Slashing)13:01 Lakehead, Sean Stefanski (Slashing)15:32 Western Ontario, Paddon (Holding)
5. 01:15 Western Ontario, Rice (Hare , Manias ) 6. 12:06 Western Ontario, Richardson (Manias , Boucher ) PP 7. 16:09 Lakehead, Brad Priestlay (unassisted) PP 8. 18:09 Lakehead, Michael Wehrstedt (Mark Robinson, Brad Priestlay)
Penalties: 05:20 Western Ontario, Bannan (High Stick/Rough)05:20 Lakehead, Joel Scherban (Roughing)06:17 Western Ontario, Thompson (Hooking)10:27 Western Ontario, Eade (Roughing)10:27 Lakehead, Sean Stefanski (Bench Minor/10 min Misconduct)10:27 Lakehead, Austin Wycisk (Charging)10:40 Lakehead, Michael Wehrstedt (Slashing)14:23 Western Ontario, Rowan (Slashing)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 27 saves made, 5 goals against.Lakehead: Grant McCune, 8 saves made, 1 goals against.Western Ontario: DAlessandro, 26 saves made, 2 goals against.