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Wolves win second straight on road

Lakehead takes two of three on season-opening road trip, tied with Toronto for first place in the OUA West.
Josh Laframboise Jesse Saban
Lakehead's Josh Laframboise tries to work the puck past Guelph defenceman Jesse Saban on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (Leith Dunick,

WATERLOO, Ont. – The Lakehead Thunderwolves are returning home from their season-opening road trip in a tie for top spot in the OUA West.

Josh Laframboise and Daniel Del Paggio scored 44 seconds apart in the opening 68 seconds of the second period on Saturday night, earning the Wolves a second straight win away from home, a 3-1 triumph over the host Laurier Golden Hawks.

Geoff Dempster, with his first in a Lakehead uniform, had the other Thunderwolves goal, opening the scoring at 13:29 of the first.

Anthony Conti was the lone Golden Hawk to solve LU goalie Nic Renyard, who made 30 stops on the night.

Matt Williams took the loss for Laurier, good on 32 of 35 shots directed his way.

The Wolves (2-1-0) are tied with Toronto atop the division, but the Varsity Blues do have a game in hand.

Lakehead travels to Sudbury next weekend for a pair against the Laurentian Voyageurs and host Windsor the following Friday and Saturday in their first OUA action of the season at Fort William Gardens.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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