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1/21/2007: LAKEHEAD - 2 @ WESTERN ONTARIO - 6

WOLVES SWEPT BY STANGS

Mike Aylward
Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team lost 6-2 to the Western Mustangs Sunday afternoon at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario.  Lakehead now has a 12-7-2-1 OUA record (15-14-2-while Western goes to 13-5-2-2 in OUA play and 15-7-2-2 overall.  Western now moves three points up in second place ahead of Lakehead in the OUA Far West standings. 

Lakehead’s goals came from Jeff Richards and Dan Speer.  Western’s scoring came from Jesse Boucher with a pair and singles from Jeff Martens, Ryan Hare, Kyle Piwowarczyk, and Steve Benedetti. 

Western outshot Lakehead 45-29 in the game.  Brad Topping (10-5-1) got his second consecutive win in goal for the Stangs against Lakehead.  Although he wasn’t as busy as his Lakehead counterpart; Topping made a number of good saves including a couple off Lakehead’s Mark Soares.

Chris Whitley (10-6-2) took his second loss of the weekend in the Lakehead nets.  Matti Korhonen came in after the fifth goal and made some great stops and was unlucky to be beat for the final goal as it redirected off the leg of one of his own defenseman.   

Lakehead was 1-6 on the powerplay while Western went 1-5.

Lakehead hosts the Laurier Golden Hawks next weekend at the Fort William Gardens for a two-game series.   

Official Box Score:
MUSTANGS 6, THUNDERWOLVES 2
(At John Labatt Centre)

First Period
Scoring

1. LAK Speer 7 (Soares, McPherson) 7:19
2. WES Boucher 10 (Richardson, Peralta) 12:04 pp
3. WES Martens 5 (Piwowarczyk, Peralta) 15:14
Penalties – WES Eade (tripping) 2:46; LAK Smith (interference) 10:36; LAK Self (tripping) 13:00; LAK Brown (roughing after the whistle) 17:18; WES Ouellet (interference) 18:05; WES McKeown (roughing) 19:17, LAK Richards (roughing) 19:17.

Second Period
Scoring

4. WES Hare 9 (Manias) 1:08
5. LAK Richards 10 (Zulyniak) 2:16 pp
6. WES Boucher (2) 11 (Ouellet, Peralta) 17:45
Penalties – WES Ouellet (interference) 1:39; WES Boucher (interference) 5:47; WES Hare (holding) 14:27; LAK Brown (interference) 15:43.

Third Period
Scoring

7. WES Piwowarczyk 4 (Ouellet, Ertl) 2:31
8. WES Benedetti 7 (Hare, Kennedy) 15:28
Penalties – Walnder (crosschecking) 3:35; LAK Alphonso (holding) 10:34.

Scoring By
LAK                              1          1          0          2
WES                             2          2          2          6
Shots on Goal
LAK                              10         8          11        29
WES                             17         17         11        45

Goalies: LAK Whitley (L 10-6-2: 31 saves, 36 shots), Korhonen (2:31 Third - 8 saves, 9 shots);, WES Topping (W 10-5-1: 27 saves, 29 shots).
Powerplays: Lakehead 1/6; Western 1/5.
Referee: Steve Baker. Linesmen: Chris Thornton, Dave Thompson.
Attendance: 1,138.

 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
No Scoring
Penalties: none
PERIOD 2:
No Scoring
Penalties: none
PERIOD 3:
No Scoring
Penalties: none