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10/11/2014: YORK - 1 @ LAKEHEAD - 4

WOLVES CAGE LIONS

John Payetta
Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Lakehead Thunderwolves played a strong game from start to finish and the result was a 4-1 victory over the visiting York Lions before a crowd of 2152 at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

Lakehead took advantage of an early power play opportunity when defenceman Jay Gilbert ripped a blast from the point past York netminder Chris Perugini at the 8:45 mark of the opening period.  Mike Quesnele and Kelin Ainsworth collected the assists.

Then at 14:30, Wolves’ forward Ryan Magill scored what turned out to be the winner when he jumped on a loose puck and fired it up and over Perugini to give Lakehead a 2-0 lead, with Mike Hammond and Nathan Bruyere getting the helpers.

Although Lakehead controlled the play for most of the first period and the rest of the game for that matter, Wolves’ goalie Justin McDonald came up with some big saves when called upon.

The second period was scoreless, but some big hits were dished out by Lakehead’s Mike Quesnele, Nathan Cull and the Dubchak brothers, Carson and Brennan, in a very physical middle stanza.

Trevor Peterson beat McDonald with a high wrist shot 5:40 into the third period to spoil his shutout bid, but Lakehead restored its two-goal lead at 13:40 when David Quesnele walked right in a rifled the puck past Perugini while the Wolves had the man-advantage.  Carson Dubchak and E.J. Faust were credited with the assists.

Hammond put the icing on the cake for the Thunderwolves when he scored an empty-netter in the final minute.

The Molson Three Stars of the game were:
1. Ryan Magill, Lakehead
2. Mike Hammond, Lakehead
3. Justin McDonald, Lakehead

The Wolves will be on the road next weekend to take on the Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday night, followed by a Saturday matinee at Ryerson.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 08:45 Lakehead, Jay Gilbert (Mike Quesnele, Kelin Ainsworth) PP 2. 14:30 Lakehead, Ryan Magill (Mike Hammond, Nathan Bruyere)
Penalties: 06:19 York, Milner (RO)06:19 Lakehead, Cody Alcock (RO)08:04 York, Poldma (HKG)11:47 Lakehead, David Quesnele (SL)19:32 York, Campbell (HLD)
PERIOD 2:
No Scoring

Penalties: 02:01 Lakehead, Mike Quesnele (HLD)06:38 Lakehead, Carson Dubchak (SPR(4min))06:38 York, Sheppard (RO)10:49 York, Meloff (RO)10:49 York, Rover (RO)10:49 Lakehead, Brennen Dubchak (RO)13:00 York, Sheppard (SL)
PERIOD 3:
3. 05:40 York, Petersen (Sheppard , Campbell ) 4. 13:13 Lakehead, David Quesnele (E.J. Faust, Carson Dubchak) 5. 19:07 Lakehead, Mike Hammond (Carson Dubchak) EN
Penalties: 07:04 Lakehead, Jay Gilbert (CC)14:17 York, Perugini (TR)15:52 York, Rover (BRD)
Lakehead: Justin McDonald, 24 saves made, 1 goals against.York: Perugini, 33 saves made, 3 goals against.Referees: L.Dysievick N.Black (referee), S.Wrigley, J.Fitzgerald,