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1/25/2014: LAKEHEAD - 0 @ WINDSOR - 3

WOLVES BLANKED AT WINDSOR

John Payetta
Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Lakehead Thunderwolves were shut out 3-0 by the Windsor Lancers at the South Windsor Arena on Saturday night.

Looking to avenge a 2-1 loss to the Wolves the previous evening, the Lancers came out of the gate quickly, taking a 1-0 lead on a goal by Drew Palmer just 47 seconds into the game.  Spencer Pommels and Mac McDonnell were credited with the assists.

Midway through the first period, Pommels made it 2-0 for Windsor when he beat Wolves’ goalie Jeff Bosch on an unassisted effort while the Lancers were short-handed.

Both Bosch and Windsor netminder Parker Van Buskirk were solid in their respective goals for the second night in a row.

The game was chippy at times with 16 penalties handed out in total, but neither team was able to score with the man-advantage.  Lakehead’s Paul Thompson and Ryan Magill both received misconduct penalties; Thompson’s was a two and ten for a checking to the head call in the second period, while Magill got five and a game for checking from behind late in the third.

Lakehead applied plenty of pressure on Van Buskirk - especially in the third period, but Pommels iced the game with his third point of the night on an empty-netter in the final minute of the game the seal the 3-0 win for the Lancers.

Shots on goal for the game were even at 32 per side.

The loss drops Lakehead’s OUA record to 15-6-1, and leaves the Wolves just one point behind Western Ontario in the race for first place in the West Division.

The Thunderwolves return home next weekend for a pair of games versus the Ottawa Gee Gees.

 

 

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 00:47 Windsor, Palmer (McDonnell , Pommells ) 2. 10:01 Windsor, Pommells (unassisted) SH
Penalties: 06:26 Lakehead, James DeLory (INT)08:25 Windsor, Bradford (INT)15:50 Windsor, Stibbard (RAW)15:50 Lakehead, Ryan Magill (RAW)
PERIOD 2:
No Scoring

Penalties: 00:28 Lakehead, David Quesnele (HKG)11:42 Lakehead, Matt Kaarela (HKG)11:49 Windsor, Stibbard (HLD ST)15:35 Lakehead, Paul Thompson (CTH/10 Min Misc)17:31 Windsor, Bradford (HS)
PERIOD 3:
3. 19:08 Windsor, Pommells (Palmer ) EN
Penalties: 05:03 Windsor, Noel (SL)09:34 Windsor, Christou (HKG)13:37 Windsor, Graves (SL)15:55 Lakehead, James DeLory (TR)16:20 Lakehead, Ryan Magill (CTH Major/GM)
Lakehead: Jeff Bosch, 29 saves made, 2 goals against.Windsor: Van Buskirk, 32 saves made, 0 goals against.