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9/29/2006: MANITOBA (AHL) - 8 @ LAKEHEAD - 1

MOOSE DOWN WOLVES 8-1

Mike Aylward
Friday, September 29, 2006

The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team fell to the visiting AHL Manitoba Moose 8-1 Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay before 3070 fans.  

Lakehead’s sole tally came from Dan Speer in the third period assisted by Andrew Brown.  Manitoba was led by Tyler Beechey and Marc-Andre Bernier with 2 goals and an assist each while Matt Craig, Andrew Contois, Milan Gajic, and Nick Naumenko notched singles.

The Moose outshot the Thunderwolves 60-29 in the match.  Lakehead goaltender Chris Whitley made a lot of good saves; making 52 saves on the night.  Moose netminders Julien Ellis and Mike Ayers were both solid in the Manitoba net. 

The Molson’s Three Stars, as chosen by Reuben Villagracia of the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, were:
1) Manitoba Moose: Tyler Beechey
2) Manitoba Moose: Marc-Andre Bernier
3) Lakehead Thunderwolves: Chris Whitley

The two teams take to the ice again Saturday night at the Gardens with the faceoff at 7:30 pm EST. 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 02:11 Manitoba (AHL), Craig (Contois , Wood )
Penalties: 16:15 Manitoba (AHL), Smith (INT)18:04 Lakehead, Dan Speer (HKG)
PERIOD 2:
2. 02:41 Manitoba (AHL), Bernier (Masse , Beechey ) PP 3. 03:27 Manitoba (AHL), Gajic (Contois , Fortunus ) 4. 14:37 Manitoba (AHL), Beechey (Fortunus ) 5. 18:27 Manitoba (AHL), Beechey (Bernier )
Penalties: 00:43 Lakehead, Steve Rawski (HKG)08:00 Lakehead, Dan Speer (HKG)11:41 Manitoba (AHL), Craig (HS)14:51 Manitoba (AHL), Contios (HKG)15:50 Lakehead, Steve Rawski (HLD)19:24 Manitoba (AHL), Naymenko (HKG)
PERIOD 3:
6. 04:26 Manitoba (AHL), Naymenko (Keane , Bolduc ) 7. 09:18 Manitoba (AHL), Bernier (Masse , Naymenko ) 8. 12:57 Lakehead, Dan Speer (Andrew Brown) 9. 13:34 Manitoba (AHL), Contois (Cole , Craig ) PP
Penalties: 06:30 Lakehead, Mathieu Maissoneuve (INT)12:20 Manitoba (AHL), Kuiper (HLD-ST)13:11 Lakehead, Drew Kivell (INT)16:17 Lakehead, Mark Robinson (HKG)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 52 saves made, 8 goals against.Manitoba (AHL): Ellis, 14 saves made, 0 goals against.Manitoba (AHL): Ayers, 14 saves made, 1 goals against.Referees: K.Sitars (referee), K.Sitars, K.Sitars,