Event date: 1/18/2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Export event
Event Location: Fort William Gardens
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, January 17, (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves had a strong start on Friday night but found themselves struggling late in the game as they fell 4-3 to the visiting Western Mustangs.
The Thunderwolves were the first on the board after freshman forward Greg Smith deflected a bouncing rebound into the back of the net. They finished the first period up by two after sophomore forward Tomas Soustal buried a pass from Daniel Del Paggio and Jordan King.
Soustal picked up his second goal of the game early in the second period, giving the Thunderwolves a 3-0 lead over the Mustangs.
“Tough game management mistakes after being up 3-0,” said head coach Andrew Wilkins.
“Got to give western credit, they’re a skilled team that executed and made us pay.”
The Mustang took advantage of a too many men call against the Thunderwolves and started their comeback with a power-play goal from freshman defenceman, Sean Montgomery. Mustangs forward Kolten Olynek picked up a short-handed goal that put the Western squad back in the game.
The Mustangs scored two more goals in the third period to seal the Thunderwolves' fate.
“Tough loss tonight, obviously, but we have a great opportunity to turn around tomorrow and play the way we can,” said Wilkins.
The Thunderwolves will be back for more hockey against the Mustangs Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Fort William Gardens. Puck drop will be at 7:00 pm.
A Heartbreak night for Lakehead Thunder wolves
Colour By Forneri
Welcome back Our Lakehead Thunder wolves vs the western mustangs Friday night rivalry night at the Fort William Gardens 1st game back since the regular season Christmas break
They played very well on the road Collecting multiple points to stay alive for the postseason playoffs. In the 1st period Lakehead Thunder wolves welcome back the home side with some fast-paced action few nice big hits
Lakehead got on the score sheet with two beautiful goals on western mustangs they looked dejected. the fans of the Lakehead Thunder wolves hockey team very well Entertain in the 1st period leaving a nice 2 goal lead.
Lakehead Thunderwolves came out in the 2nd with one goal to make it 3 0 but Lakehead let western mustangs back on the scoreboard to make it 3 1 than Lakehead goaltender try to help out being defensive style but failed
Western got a short-handed goal to keep it 3 2 a very intense 2nd with both clubs eyes on the playoff spot western will not back away from anything they need to win badly the 3rd will bring intense the for the fans of Lakehead . Western mustangs took over the 3rd kept going at the Lakehead goaltender western was all over the Homeside in the 3rd u can say this was a meltdown collapse in the third Lakehead fans went home in shock after western beat Lakehead 4 3 in Regulation.
Lakehead Thunderwolves will try to bounce back Saturday night at fwg vs western mustangs
Golden Hawks gave everything they had in the 3rd before Lakehead taking a 3 1 early lead than golden hawks cut it in half to 3 2 fans at the Fort William gardens had plenty to cheer about for the Lakehead Thunder wolves they played very well all night a strong 60 mins of Excellent hockey a big 3 2 victorious over the Laurier golden hawks both clubs will be back at it 7pm. Saturday
Colour and photos by Don JR Forneri
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