TWolves Drop Lions 5-2 in Hockey Action

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TORONTO – SPORTS – The Lakehead Thunderwolves picked up the first two points of the weekend, defeating the York Lions 5-2 Friday night in Toronto, ON.

Thunderwolves sophomore Jordan King opened up scoring during Friday nights game, knocking in a rebound assisted by Tomas Soustal and Daniel Del Paggio. Freshman forward Geoff Dempster extend the Thunderwolves led to 2-0 after capitalizing on a 3 on 1 rush with Josh Laframboise and Troy Williams, who assisted on his goal.

Freshman defenseman Kyle Auger scored the Thunderwolves’ third goal of the night just over a minute into the second period, assisted by Brendan Martin and Soustal.

The Lions started to make a comeback in the third period as forwards Nik Coric and Brendan Browne each picked up a goal and an assist, making it a one-point game just halfway through the period.

The Thunderwolves held on, eventually scoring two empty-net goals. Del Paggio’s empty-net goal placed him first in Thunderwolves scoring with 27 points, while senior Patrick Murphy’s goal secured the Thunderwolves 5-2 win.

The Thunderwolves and Lions will face off again Saturday night in Toronto with the puck drop scheduled for 7:15 pm.