The University of Windsor men's hockey team earned a 4-0 win over Lakehead in game one of their best-of-three semi-final series. "We stayed with it. We bend but we don't break."
Grant Spence gave the Lancers a 1-0 lead early in the first period but it was Lakehead pushing the issue during the first two periods. "We kinda knew that they were going to have a push but we showed resilience and we just kinda beared down and stuck to what we needed to do and just got through it." said forward Olivier Pouliot.
With the game tied at one, former Windsor Spitfire Anthony Stefano sprung Keegan McMullen open with a bank shot off the boards through the neutral zone. McMullen picked up the puck, went across the crease and slid it into the net for an 2-0 lead.
"That second goal gives us a cushion where we don't have to feel as stressed out there and kinda get back to the basics." Pouliot said.
Windsor goaltender Nathan Torchia made 26 saves for the win as the Lancers now head to Lakehead for games two and three Friday and Saturday.