Thunderwolves Win 4-2 Over Nipissing

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Solid win for the Lakehead Thunderwolves before 1880 of the Wolfpack at the Fort William Gardens
Solid win for the Lakehead Thunderwolves before 1880 of the Wolfpack at the Fort William Gardens

Solid win for the Lakehead Thunderwolves before 1880 of the Wolfpack at the Fort William Gardens
Solid win for the Lakehead Thunderwolves before 1880 of the Wolfpack at the Fort William Gardens

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Lakehead Thunderwolves jumped on the Nipissing Lakers early and skated away with a 4-2 victory in front of 1880 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Thursday night.

Justin Sefton fired the puck past Lakers’ goalie Dominec Graham 5:10 into the game to open the scoring, with Billy Jenkins and Grant Valiquette getting the assists.

Dylan Butler converted on wrist shot from close range to put the Wolves up 2-0 at 13:43 of the first period, with the helpers going to Patrick Murphy and Dillon Donnelly.

Brennen Dubchak got the only goal of the second period an unassisted effort at the 3:25 mark to give Lakehead a 3-0 lead heading into the third.

Nipissing’s Taylor Davis broke Lakehead goalie Devin Green’s shutout bid at 3:49 of the final frame, and then Erik Robichaud finished off a two-on-one play at 11:22, cutting the Wolves’ lead to 3-2.

Murphy buried a wrister from a sharp angle two minutes later on a Lakehead power play after a nice set-up by Kelin Ainsworth and Cody Alcock to restore the Wolves’ two-goal cushion.

For the night, Lakehead went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Nipissing was 0-for-5.

Total shots on goal were 35-27 in favor of the Thunderwolves.

The Molson three stars of the game were:

  1. Patrick Murphy, Lakehead
  2. Devin Green, Lakehead
  3. Justin Sefton, Lakehead

The Wolves and Lakers will face off again tonight at the Fort William Gardens beginning at 7:00 p.m.