THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Coming off a season opening win, the Thunderwolves came out firing hard at the University of Windsor Lancers. But it was not to be. Solid play and a hat trick by Brennan Feasy led the Windsor Lancers to a 6-3 win over the Wolves.
At 5:45, Todd Ratchford fired off a solid wrist shot that caught Devin Green on the short side and made it into the net. Assisting on the goal was Steve Anthony and Justice Dundas.
The Thunderwolves got an opportunity late in the first. On the power play after a hard battle and scramble for the puck, Kelin Ainsworth got off a solid shot that put the puck behind Joyce.
The Lancers coughed up the puck after a number of solid shots before the puck made it into the twine.
Assisting on the goal were #16 Dylan Butler and Tyler Anton.
Shots on Goal After One: Twolves 11 – Lancers 6
The second period was a lot chippier than the first. The teams came out hitting and several penalties were the result.
Twenty-eight seconds in the Thunderwolves are on the power play after Justice Dundas got a two-minute trip to the sin bin after crashing into Devin Green. The interference penalty gave the Wolves the chance to open up a lead.
However solid penalty killing coupled with some sloppy puck handling almost let the Lancers take charge. There were two very solid scoring opportunities including a two on one break. Devin Green stood his ground as the penalty ended.
The Lancers hit more penalty trouble at 3:55 with #44Chadd Bauman and Todd Ratchford in the box. However the TWolves got tagged for cross-checking 47 seconds into the powerplay ending the full opportunity.
At the end of the penalty the Lancers got a great chance, on the break-away as the player coming out of the box got a leading pass and moved in on Green. However he decided to pass the puck and that eliminated the scoring opportunity.
The Lancers went on a scoring spree. Potting a pair of goals behind Green. The Lancer’s third goal came at 10:26 with Tyson Ness getting the goal assisted by Justice Dundas and Steve Anthony.
The fourth goal at 11:24 was a power play goal with Thunderwolve Ringuette in the box for a two minute slashing penalty. Brennn Feasy got the marker with assists from Todd Ratchford and Dylan Denomme.
The Wolves didn’t fold. Holding control of the puck in the Lancer’s end on a delayed penalty, for almost twenty seconds, Sam Schutt put the puck in the net to bring the game to a 4-2 score.
Assisting on the marker was Brennen Dubchak.
Shots on Net TWolves 22 – Lancers 15
Early going saw Brennan Feasey get his third goal of the night to give a 5-2 lead to the visitors, as the Wolves coughed up the puck and gave an out of position Devin Green little chance of blocking the puck. Assisting was #18 Sebastian Beauregard and Todd Ratchford.
The Wolves continued strong play, and at 7:32 were rewarded as #27 Linden Springer got his first goal of the season. Assisted on the third Thunderwolves goal by Evan Mignault and Sam Schutt.
The Lancers shut down the Wolves with an empty net goal to finish the game with a 6-3 lead.
Shots on Goal TWolves 30 – Lancers 18.
Attendance for tonight’s game 2099.
Molson Three Stars:
- Brennan Feasey
- Cody Alcock
- Todd Ratchford
The next Thunderwolves home game is in November 4th and 5th, when Ontario Tech will be in the Wolves’ Lair at Fort William Gardens.