Thunderwolves open semifinals in Toronto


The Lakehead Thunderwolves will butt heads with the Ryerson Rams in the best-of-three OUA West division semifinals with game No. 1 set for tonight in Toronto.
The Wolves will return home for game No. 2 on Friday, and if necessary, game No. 3 will also be played at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday.
Tickets for game No. 2 are on sale at the Gardens box office.
Lakehead swept the York Lions two games to none in the OUA West Division quarter-finals last week.
The Wolves took game No. 1 at York 4-2 last Wednesday, and then returned home to finish off the Lions with a 5-2 victory at the Fort William Gardens on Friday.
Ryerson had more of a battle in its first-round series, but were still able to knock out the Brock Badgers two games to one.
Series history: Lakehead has an all-time record of 9-1 versus Ryerson, but this group of Rams is a very formidable team.
The two squads met at the Fort William Gardens for a pair of games in mid-January, with both sides taking one win each.
Lakehead took the first game 4-3, but Ryerson responded with a 7-1 victory the following night.