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10/5/2006: LAKEHEAD - 1 @ MINNESOTA-DULUTH - 8


Mike Aylward
Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team had a tough start to their NCAA circle tour around Lake Superior as they fell 8-1 to the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Thursday night in Duluth, Minnesota.

Lakehead’s lone tally came from Matt Maissoneuve while UMD was led by Michael Gergen and Jordan Fulton with a pair of goals while singles came from Mason Raymond, Logan Gersalitz, Drew Aiken, and Jason Garrison.  The Wolves were outshot 37-24 in the match.

Play in the first period was fairly even with UMD ending the period with a 1-0 lead and an 11-8 shot margin.  However, the Bulldogs scored three in the second and added four in the third before Maissoneuve scored at 18:15 to break UMD’s shutout. 

The Wolves went 0-6 on the powerplay while UMD converted two of their six opportunities with the man advantage.  Lakehead Head Coach Pete Belliveau said his team didn’t have its best game.  “It was an very embarrassing loss and we have to regroup fast or it’s going to be three embarrassing losses here.” 

The Thunderwolves continue their Lake Superior NCAA Circle Tour Friday night when they play the Michigan Tech Huskies in Houghton, Michigan. 

Game time is 7:00 pm at Michigan Tech and the game can be heard on the web by going to the Huskies site at and clicking on (Hockey Hosts Lakehead Live Radio 93.5 FM) to catch WKMJ FM’s call of the game. 

1. 10:15 Minnesota-Duluth, Raymond (Sharp , Kemp ) PP
Penalties: 03:43 Minnesota-Duluth, Ryan (G-INT)09:28 Lakehead, Ryan Maunu (ELB)10:51 Minnesota-Duluth, Gorsaltz (INT)12:55 Minnesota-Duluth, Fulton (HKG)16:56 Lakehead, Daniel Rogers (SL)
2. 02:04 Minnesota-Duluth, Gergen (Carroll , Gorsaltz ) 3. 12:31 Minnesota-Duluth, Gergen (McKnight , Meyers ) 4. 17:25 Minnesota-Duluth, Gorsaltz (Curry , McFarland )
Penalties: 03:09 Minnesota-Duluth, Garrison (HLD)09:40 Minnesota-Duluth, Cascalenda (HKG)18:58 Lakehead, Richard Molenaar (HKG)
5. 04:08 Minnesota-Duluth, Fulton (Carroll ) 6. 12:33 Minnesota-Duluth, Akins (McGregor , Gawryitz ) PP 7. 14:27 Minnesota-Duluth, Fulton (Gergen , Geris ) PP 8. 14:57 Minnesota-Duluth, Garrison (Niskanen , MacFarland ) 9. 18:15 Lakehead, Mathieu Maissoneuve (Steve Rawski)
Penalties: 09:46 Lakehead, Mark Robinson (CHG)11:12 Lakehead, Richard Molenaar (SL)12:33 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (INT)14:00 Minnesota-Duluth, Ryan (INT)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 25 saves made, 5 goals against.Lakehead: Matt Iorianni, 4 saves made, 3 goals against.Minnesota-Duluth: Johnson, 8 saves made, 0 goals against.Minnesota-Duluth: Ziegelman, 8 saves made, 0 goals against.Minnesota-Duluth: Stalock, 6 saves made, 1 goals against.