WATERLOO MOVES INTO SECOND PLACE WITH TWO VICTORIES OVER LAKEHEAD

Waterloo 4, Lakehead 2 & Waterloo 4, Lakehead 1

The Waterloo Warriors skated to a 4-2 victory over the No. 6 ranked Lakehead Thunderwolves Friday night in Thunder Bay. Waterloo's, Matt Levicki, led the way for the Warriors with a goal and one assist while teammates, Jordan Brenner, Sean Roche, and Dave Philpott each scored a goal leading the team to their ninth victory of the season. Rookie Warrior, Shawn Germain, also played a strong game for Waterloo, assisting on three of the team's four goals. Lakehead's goals came from Austin Wycisk and Mike Self. Lakehead out shot Waterloo 40-26 in the game but they could not get past rookie net minder Curtis Darling who stopped all but two shots.

In their second match up, penalties proved to be very costly for the Thunderwolves as all of Waterloo's goals came on the power play in this game. Mike Della Mora led the Warriors with two goals while singles came from Alex MacDonnell and Matt Levicki. Waterloo's, Adam Metherel, added two assists while teammate, Dave Philpott, added three assists in the victory. Dene Poulin scored the lone goal for the Thunderwolves who out shot Waterloo for the second consecutive game 40-30 but it was not enough to overcome the strong defensive play of Curtis Darling who stopped 39 of the 40 shots he faced. With the two victories, Waterloo improves to 10-6-1 on the season and secures second place in the tight Far West Division. With the two losses, Lakehead drops to 10-6 on the season and sits in third place just behind Waterloo.

UQTR 3, McGill 2

The battle between these Far East Division rivals ended in a 3-2 victory for UQTR. Jean Morin scored the game-winning goal for the Patriotes at 2:48 of the third period while teammates, Simon Nadeau and Nicolas Pelletier, were the team's other goal scorers. Eric L'Italien played strong offensively for McGill scoring a goal and adding an assist while Sebastien Langlois added the team's second goal. With this victory, UQTR remains in first place ahead of McGill with a 10-5-1 record and look to continue their winning ways Friday night against another division rival, the Concordia Stingers.

Western 8, Windsor 1

Despite out shooting the Mustangs 38-30, the Lancers were crushed 8-1 during Friday night's hockey action. Western jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first period and continued their strong offensive play scoring four more goals over the next two periods. Sal Peralta led the way for the Mustangs scoring two goals and adding one assist while Chris Rowan scored his sixth goal of the season and added three assists. Western's other goal scorers were Kelly Paddon, Chris Berti, Sean Scully, Kyle Piwowarczyk, and Ryan Hare. Last weeks OUA and CIS athlete of the week, Ryan Trudell, scored Windsor's lone goal pushing his season total to eleven goals. Western's goal tender, Mike Boyce, played a strong game in net stopping 39 shots giving Western their twelfth win of the season.
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