Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Former Bruin Olivier Pouliot win in overtime with the Thunderwolves

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.


Photo Credit:(Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Badgers)

Article written by Leith Dunick