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Wolves split weekend series 
Defeating Western and Losing to Windsor

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 14, 2018  (LSN)  Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey team  defeated Western Mustangs Friday and lost to Windsor Lancers in front of 1939 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night

Led by the solid goaltending of Nic Renyard, the Lakehead Thunderwolves defeated the Western Mustangs 4-2 in front of 2,262 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

Lakehead dominated play in the opening 20 minutes and scored twice late in the first period to stake the Wolves to an early lead. 

Callum Fryer finished off an odd-man rush by beating Mustangs’ goalie Luke Perisinni on the glove side at 16:14, with Jordan Larson and Matt Alexander assisting.

Daniel Del Paggio struck again with just 29 ticks on the clock after being set up by Patrick Murphy, giving Lakehead a 2-0 lead heading into the second.

Shots on goal in the first were 18-7 for the Thunderwolves.

Western picked up the pace in the middle frame, firing 24 shots at Renyard, compared to 14 for Lakehead.

Anthony Stefano got the Mustangs on the board by slamming the puck home from the edge of the crease at the 11:10 mark.

Dexter Kuczek restored Lakehead’s two-goal lead at 15:11 with a quick shot from close range after receiving a pass from Daniel McKitrick who was set up behind the Mustangs net.  Murphy was credited with the second assist, and the Thunderwolves took a 3-1 lead heading into the third period.

Western kept applying the pressure in the final stanza and cut the Wolves’ lead to 3-2 when Kolton Olynek fired a rocket from the slot that eluded Renyard low on the glove side.

Perisinni was pulled for an extra Mustang attacker in the late going, but Brennen Dubchak broke free and slid the puck into the empty cage with 54 seconds remaining to ice the game for Lakehead. Murphy picked up his third assist of the game, with Dylan Butler getting the other helper.

The final shots on goal tally for the night was 47-38 for the Mustangs.

Neither team was able to score with the man advantage, with each side getting four power play opportunities.

The Molson Three Stars of the game were:

1      Nic Renyard, Lakehead

2      Daniel Del Paggio, Lakehead

3      Patrick Murphy, Lakehead


Lakehead blanked by Windsor Saturday Night
After five straight wins at home to start the season, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were blanked 4-0 by the Windsor Lancers in front of 1939 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

Jonathan Reinhart was outstanding in the Lancers’ goal, turning aside all 39 shots he faced. 

Kyle Hope scored two goals less than three minutes apart to stake the Lancers to an early lead.  He got his first just 4:59 into the game and his second came  two minutes later on a one-timer from the point the sailed past Wolves’ goalie Devin Green, who stopped 35 of the 39 shots he faced in the game.

Lakehead freshman Tomas Soustal had a golden opportunity in the first when he broke in all alone, but Reinhart thwarted him with a brilliant pad save.

Windsor added two more in the second period.  Brennan Feasey scored at 11:02 to put the Lancers up by three, and then after a Wolves’ giveaway in their own end of the rink, Ethan Skinner beat Green with a wrister from the high slot to put the Lancers up 4-0 after 40 minutes.

Lakehead dominated the play in the third period, but Reinhart stopped Daniel McKitrick cold on a great scoring chance and Daniel Del Paggio fired wide on a breakaway opportunity a few minutes later. 

The Wolves kept the pressure on throughout the final stanza, but were unable to break the shutout.

For the night, Lakehead went 0-for-4 on the power play while Windsor was 0-for-2.

The Molson Three Stars of the game were:

1      Jonathan Reinhart, Windsor

2      Kyle Hope, Windsor

3      Ethan Skinner, Windsor


The Wolves will head to Montreal next weekend for a pair of games against the McGill Redmen.


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



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