ST. CATHERINES – Sports – The Lakehead University Mens Hockey Thunderwolves lost by a 6-3 score to the Brock Badgers in OAU Hockey Action on Saturday night. However the match was far closer than the final tally on the scoreboard showed. The Brock Badgers got off to a fast start with a twine toucher only five minutes in.
The T-Wolves banged one back less than a minute later to tie up the match. Adam Restoule got the goal. The Wolves then too to the offence and a snapshot by Mike Quesnele got through Badger goalie Real Cormier to send the Wolves to the dressing room with a 2-1 lead after the first period.
The rest got the Badgers rolling and Matt Abercrombie scored for Brock to tie the game in the early moments of the second period.
Showing great pluck, Luke Maw scored to take the lead again for the T-Wolves.
However Jeff MacPherson took the puck behind Restoule as the Badgers ramped up their game outshooting the Thunderwolves in the second period.
The third period belonged to Brock
Three unanswered goals sunk the Wolves.
Total Shots on Goal in the Game were 38-35 in favor of the Badgers.
The loss by the Thunderwolves along with a win by the Western Ontario Mustangs solidified first place for the ‘Stangs in the OUA West.
The Thunderwolves are now standing in second place.
The Thunderwolves will return to the home turf at Fort William Gardens for the final two games of the regular season against the Waterloo Warriors.