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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, February 10, 2020 (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves will open the OUA playoffs at home against the Ryerson Rams in game #1 of the best-of-three West Division quarter finals Wednesday night at the Fort William Gardens, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m.
Lakehead: 13-12-3 OUA, 29 points (7th place West Division)
Ryerson: 20-5-3 OUA, 42 points (2nd place West Division)
The Thunderwolves hold the edge in the all-time series versus Ryerson with a record of 14-10-0 against the Rams.
Lakehead split a two-game set with Ryerson in Toronto last November with each side getting a 3-2 win.
The Wolves collected three out of a possible four points to close out the regular season last weekend. After being edged 4-3 in overtime by Waterloo at the Gardens on Friday night, Lakehead replied with a 3-1 victory over the Warriors the following evening.
Ryerson won its last two games of the season, a 5-3 home win over York on Wednesday and a 4-3 overtime win at Windsor last Friday.
The Big Three
Three Thunderwolves finished the regular season among the top 20 OUA scoring leaders, with Daniel Del Paggio, Tomas Soustal and Josh Laframboise finishing 11th, 13th and 18th respectively.
About the Rams
Ryerson has a pair of high-end forwards in Matthew Santos and Matt Mistele, both of whom finished in the top ten in the OUA scoring race. Defenceman Gregory Di Tomaso adds a lot of offense from the back end as well.
Netminder Garrett Forrest wound up the regular season with a 2.44 goals-against average, one of the lowest in the league.
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Game 1 of the oua playoffs start Wednesday night game 1 at the fwg Lakehead Thunderwolves playing Ryerson Rams.
Lakehead Thunderwolves look to end the longest drought in franchise history of winning the queen’s cup last time was 2006 so come out and support your team a hard fought battle all year for them in the postseason and it is very good hockey go Lakehead Thunderwolves
PLAYOFF DATES First Round (best of three): Wed, Feb. 12 – Sun, Feb. 16
Second Round (best of three): Wed, Feb. 19 – Sun, Feb. 23
Division Championships (best of three): Wed, Feb. 26 – Sun, Mar. 1
Bronze Medal: TBC - Friday, March 6 or Saturday, March 7 Queen’s Cup: Saturday, March 7 PLAYOFF FORMAT FIRST ROUND (best of three) Highest Seed receives home ice: 8th East vs. 1st East 7th East vs. 2nd East 6th East vs. 3rd East 5th East vs. 4th East 8th West vs. 1st West 7th West vs. 2nd West 6th West vs. 3rd West 5th West vs. 4th West SECOND ROUND (best of three)
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