THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Thunderwolves ended their regular season on a high note, defeating the Waterloo Warriors 3-1 Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens.
Thunderwolves freshman defenseman Troy Williams got his team on the board early in the first, hammering the puck from the point to pick up his first goal of the season.
Lakehead went up 2-0 after graduating senior Patrick Murphy batted the puck into the back of the Waterloo net.
The Warriors took advantage of a power play late in the first as Alex Pawelczyk cut Lakehead’s in half assisted by Connor Lovie.
Goaltenders Brock Aiken and Julian Sime shut the doors on their respective nets in the second period.
Halfway through the third freshman forward Geoff Dempster carried the puck down the ice, creating a two-on-one opportunity with sophomore Jordan King. King accepted the pass and went top shelf to secure the Thunderwolves win.
The Thunderwolves will play their first playoff game on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at home in the Fort William Gardens. Tickets are available to purchase from the Gardens box office.