Thunderwolves Mauled by Brock Badgers

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Lakehead Thunderwolves fell to the Brock Badgers in hockey action at the Fort William Gardens
Lakehead Thunderwolves fell to the Brock Badgers in hockey action at the Fort William Gardens
Lakehead Thunderwolves fell to the Brock Badgers in hockey action at the Fort William Gardens
Lakehead Thunderwolves fell to the Brock Badgers in hockey action at the Fort William Gardens

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Lakehead Thunderwolves dropped a 5-2 decision to the Brock Badgers before 1900 fans at the Fort William Gardens on a frigid Friday night in Thunder Bay, with most of the scoring coming in a wild first period.

Billy Jenkins gave Lakehead an early lead when he knocked home a rebound on a shot that took a funny bounce off the blocker of Brock goalie Clint Windsor 7:48 into the game, with the assists going to Sam Schutt and Grant Valiquette.

Braden Pears replied for Brock at the ten-minute mark by shoveling a rebound past Wolves’ netminder Devin Green, and then Adam Lloyd gave the Badgers the lead 32 seconds later.

Lakehead responded swiftly when Schutt walked in on Windsor and fired a hard wrister that beat him on the blocker side to tie the game at 2-2.

Lloyd got his second goal of the period when he flipped the puck over a sprawled Devin Green at 13:30, and Ryan Purvis pounced on a rebound after a nice initial save late in the period to put Brock up 4-2 after 20 minutes.

Lakehead controlled most of the play in a scoreless middle frame, outshooting the Badgers 16-8.

The third period was more of the same, but the Wolves were unable to get anything past Windsor and Brody Silk’s empty-netter with 1:45 remaining iced the game for Brock.

Total shots on goal were 44-25 in favor of the Thunderwolves.

Neither team was able to score on the power play, with both sides going 0-for-5.

The Molson three stars of the game were:

  1. Adam Lloyd, Brock
  2. Sam Schutt, Lakehead
  3. Clint Windsor, Brock

The Wolves and Badgers will face off again tomorrow night at the Fort William Gardens beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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