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Thunderwolves begin playoffs at home
Thursday night Against York

Brennen Dubchak
#LSN_Sports  Thunderwolves forward Brennen Dubchak

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 12, 2018  (LSN)   For the second year in a row, the Lakehead Thunderwolves will take on the York Lions in the first round of the playoffs, with game #1 of the best-of-three OUA West Division quarter-finals set for 7:00 pm on Thursday night at the Fort William Gardens.  The series will then shift to York for game #2 on Saturday evening, and if necessary, game #3 will go Sunday night at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena.

The Records
Lakehead: 12-11-5 OUA (7th place West Division)

York: 17-10-1 OUA (2nd place West Division)

Recent Results
Lakehead wound up the regular season at home last weekend against two different opponents.  After winning a 5-4 overtime thriller over Waterloo on Friday night, the Wolves fell 4-1 to Laurier in the finale.

Series History
The Thunderwolves have the advantage in the all-time series with York, posting a record of 34-23 versus the Lions.

This season, York closed that gap by defeating the Wolves four times.  Lakehead played at York twice earlier this season and lost two close contests; a 4-2 decision on November 11 and a 5-4 overtime loss on January 12.  Then on January 26-27 in Thunder Bay, York edged Lakehead 5-4 in another overtime game before blanking the Wolves 4-0 the following evening.

About the Lions
The Lions are the defending OUA Queen’s Cup champions, quite a turnaround for a team that finished dead last in the ten-team OUA West Division just two seasons prior to that.

Forwards Trevor Petersen, Reid Jackman and Colton Vannucci are the Lions’ top point-getters, but defencemen Derek Sheppard and Shayne Rover are scoring threats from the back end as well.

Like Lakehead has with Devin Green and Nic Renyard, York has a solid goaltending tandem in Mack Shields and Alex Fotinos.

By: John Payetta
Manager of Operations and Communications
Lakehead University Thunderwolves Hockey


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