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1/20/2007: LAKEHEAD - 3 @ WESTERN ONTARIO - 6

STANGS DOWN WOLVES 6-3

Mike Aylward
Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team lost 6-3 to the Western Mustangs Saturday night in London, Ontario.  Lakehead now has a 12-6-2-1 OUA record (15-13-2 overall) while Western goes to 12-5-2-2 in OUA play and 14-7-2-2 overall.  Western now moves one point up on Lakehead in the OUA Far West standings. 

Lakehead’s goals came from Jeff Richards, Tobias Whelan, and Andrew Brown.  Ryan Hare led the Stangs with two goals while singles came from Steve Benedetti, Sal Peralta, Jesse Boucher, and Chris Eade. 

Western outshot Lakehead 28-27 on the night.  Brad Topping (9-5-1) got the win in goal for the Stangs while Chris Whitley (10-5-2) took the loss in the Lakehead nets.  All of Lakehead’s goals came on the powerplay while three of Western’s were scored with the man advantage.     

The two teams face off again Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm EST at the John Labatt Centre in London.  The game can be heard live on 580 CKPR AM Radio in Thunder Bay and online at www.ckpr.com.  The games will also be free videowebcast live off Western’s website at  http://www.westernmustangs.ca/ and clicking on the Mustangs Vision logo. 

Official Box Score:
MUSTANGS 6, THUNDERWOLVES 3  (At John Labatt Centre)
First Period
Scoring
1. WES Benedetti 7 (Hare, Kennedy) 2:56
2. WES Peralta 17 (Kennedy, Manias) 4:40 pp
3. LAK Richards 10 (Zulyniak, Brown) 10:18 pp
4. LAK Whelan 13 (Richards) 11:14 pp
5. WES Boucher 10 (Ouellet, Peralta) 13:37 pp
6. LAK Brown 4 (Richards, Jacques) 17:42 pp

Penalties – LAK Soares (elbowing) 3:13; WES McKeown (interference) 5:12; WES Waldner (hooking) 8:44; WES Manias (high sticking) 10:02; LAK Robinson (hooking) 11:42; WES Ouellet (tripping) 14:22; WES Richardson (tripping) 17:00; WES Manais (slashing) 17:31; LAK Brown (high sticking) 18:19; WES Waldner (holding the stick) 18:33.

Second Period
Scoring
7. WES Hare 9 (Kennedy, Petrow) 5:43 pp
8. WES Eade 6 (Piwowarczyk) 13:23
Penalties – LAK Rawski (tripping) 5:05; WES Piwowarczyk (hooking) 10:38; WES Benedetti (interference) 15:31.

Third Period
Scoring

9. WES Hare (2) 10 (Eade) 0:29
Penalties – WES Petrow (hooking) 4:20; LAK Wehrstedt (interference) 7:44; WES Boucher (holding) 14:36; WES Harrison (roughing) 19:35.

Scoring By
LAK                             3          0          0          3
WES                            3          2          1          6
Shots on Goal
LAK                             15        4          8          27
WES                            14        7          7          28
Goalies: LAK Whitley (L 10-5-2: 22 saves, 28 shots), WES Topping (W 9-5-1: 24 saves, 27 shots).
Powerplays: Lakehead 3/12; Western 2/4.
Referee: Bill Waye. Linesmen: James Sinfield, Mike Michalski.
Attendance: 1,033.

Three Stars:
1. Ryan Hare
2. Jeff Richards
3. Craig Kennedy

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 02:56 Western Ontario, Benedetti (Hare , Kennedy ) 2. 04:40 Western Ontario, Peralta (Kennedy , Manias ) PP 3. 10:18 Lakehead, Jeff Richards (Andy Zulyniak , Andrew Brown) PP 4. 11:14 Lakehead, Tobias Whelan (Jeff Richards) PP 5. 13:37 Western Ontario, Boucher (Oullet , Peralta ) 6. 17:42 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (Jeff Richards, Matt Jacques) PP
Penalties: 03:13 Lakehead, Mark Soares (Elb)05:12 Western Ontario, McKeown (Int)08:44 Western Ontario, Waldner (Hkg)10:02 Western Ontario, Manias (Hs)11:43 Lakehead, Mark Robinson (Hkg)14:22 Western Ontario, Ouellet (Tr)17:00 Western Ontario, Richardson (Tr)17:31 Western Ontario, Manais (Sl)18:19 Lakehead, Andrew Brown (Hs)18:33 Western Ontario, Waldner (Hld-St)
PERIOD 2:
7. 05:43 Western Ontario, Hare (Kennedy , Petrow ) PP 8. 13:23 Western Ontario, Eade (Piwowarczyk )
Penalties: 05:05 Lakehead, Steve Rawski (Tr)10:38 Western Ontario, Piwowarczyk (Hkg)15:31 Western Ontario, Benedetti (Int)
PERIOD 3:
9. 00:29 Western Ontario, Hare (Eade )
Penalties: 04:20 Western Ontario, Petrow (Hkg)07:44 Lakehead, Michael Wehrstedt (Int)14:36 Western Ontario, Boucher (Hld)19:35 Western Ontario, Harrison (Ro)
Lakehead: Chris Whitley, 22 saves made, 6 goals against.Western Ontario: Topping, 24 saves made, 3 goals against.