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Jenkins and Schutt score twice as Wolves topple Lancers

Fri Feb 02, 2018
Written by John Payetta

Billy Jenkins and Sam Schutt each scored twice as the Lakehead Thunderwolves toppled the Windsor Lancers 4-1 with a solid performance from start to finish at the South Windsor Arena on Friday night.

Jenkins put Lakehead up 1-0 on the first shift of the game, burying the puck behind Windsor goalkeeper Jonathan Reinhart at the 31-second mark, with Daniel Del Paggio assisting.

Sam Schutt added to the Wolves’ lead at 4:20 of the second with a seeing-eye shot that beat Reinhart on the glove side, with the helpers going to Patrick Murphy and Jake Ringuette.

Jenkins got his second goal of the night by going five-hole from the high slot at 10:06, with Murphy and Ringuette assisting once again.

Blake Blondeel got Windsor on the board by taking advantage of a bouncing puck to put one past Wolves’ goalie Devin Green at 14:29 and narrow Lakehead’s lead to 3-1 after 40 minutes of play.

Green’s rebound control was rock solid during the first two periods, and he kept that going in the third. 

Still down a pair with just under three minutes to go, Windsor pulled Reinhart for an extra attacker.  Schutt killed any hopes of a Lancers’ comeback had when he raced down the ice and slapped the puck into the empty cage at 17:51, with the helpers going to Del Paggio and Dillon Donnelly.

In a game in which no penalties were called until the third period, Lakehead went 0-for-2 on the power play and Windsor was 0-for-1.

Total shots on goal for the night were 30-25 for Windsor.

The win snaps the Wolves’ seven-game losing skid and gives them some breathing room in their bid to secure a spot in the OUA playoffs.

Lakehead will finish up its road trip tomorrow night in London against the Western Mustangs.