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Lakehead stuns Wisconsin in OT

Rookie Olivier Pouliot was the overtime hero for the Thunderwolves in Madison.
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Lakehead's Max Wright is scored on by the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Badgers)

MADISON, Wisc. -- The Lakehead Thunderwolves notched an impressive win south of the border on Sunday.

Rookie Olivier Pouliot scored the overtime winner, leading the visiting Thunderwolves to an upset 3-2 triumph over the Wisconsin Badgers.

Geoff Dempster and Josh Van Unen had Lakehead's other goals, each giving the T-Wolves a one goal lead.

Cruz Lucius, a fourth-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2022, and Carson Bantle, with two minutes to go in regulation, had the Badgers goals.

Max Wright made 40 stops in net for the Canadian squad. Jared Moe and Kyle McClellan split duties in net for Wisconsin, facing 21 Lakehead shots.

Wisconsin, coached by former NHL star Tony Granato, has six NCAA championships in its storied past.

Lakehead is now 3-0-0 in pre-season play and will take on Michigan Tech on Monday in Houghton, Mich.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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