Sunday, February 10, 2013
Colts explode for 2 power play, 2 empty net goals in third.
The Barrie Colts exploded for two power play goals and two empty net goals in the third period to defeat the Plymouth Whalers, 6-3, in an Ontario Hockey League game played Friday night before 3,013 at Compuware Arena. The loss leaves Plymouth in second place in the OHL West Division with a record of 26-16-5-4, good for 61 points and tied with Sarnia (29-21-0-3, 61 points). The Sting lost, 5-2, on Friday, to Saginaw. Sault Ste. Marie (idle on Friday) remains in first place in the West Division with a record of 29-19-2-2, good for 62 points. Barrie improves to 34-15-0-2 and is the top team in the Eastern Conference with 70 points. Trailing, 3-2, after for forty minutes, Zach Hall (18th) tied the game at 3-3 at 10:54 of the third period and …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Whalers rout Petes, 4-1, in Plymouth.
Gianluca Curcuruto and Matt Mistele scored two goals each and Vince Trocheck added three assists as the Plymouth Whalers led from start to finish in a 4-1 victory over the Peterborough Petes in an Ontario Hockey League game played Saturday night before 2,669 at Compuware Arena. Plymouth (now 26-15-5-4, 61 points) remains in first place in the Ontario Hockey League’s West Division. The Whalers are one point ahead of Sault Ste. Marie (28-19-2-2, 60 points). The Greyhounds beat Saginaw, 5-4 in a shootout, on Saturday. Peterborough (now 16-28-3-4, 39 points) remains in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, trailing Kingston by six points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Whalers unleashed a devastating forecheck over…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Three points separate three teams in OHL West.
With three points now separating three teams at the top of the Ontario Hockey League's West Division, time is tight. Sault Ste. Marie's 6-5 win over Plymouth on Friday - coupled with Sarnia's 4-3 loss in Ottawa - separates Plymouth, Sault Ste. Marie and Sarnia by three points. Detroit Red Wing draft Ryan Sproul scored twice and added three assists to lead the Greyhounds to the victory over Plymouth before 2,322 at Compuware Arena. Plymouth (now 25-15-5-4, 59 points) is in first place, followed by Sault Ste. Marie (27-19-2-2, 58 points) and Sarnia (27-19-0-3, 57 points). Besides Sproul’s pair (15-16) for Sault Ste. Marie, Andrew Fritsch scored twice (16-17) and Brandon Alderson (21) and Michael Schumacher (14) one each. Plymouth got two …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Blood donors will receive free tickets, valued at $12, for tonight's game.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Blood drive donors will receive a Whalers ticket.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- John McKay
Wednesday, January 30
On Friday, the Plymouth Whalers will be out for blood. The Whalers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. Friday at Compuware Arena. According to a news release from the team, anyone who tries to donate will receive a free ticket to see the Whalers take on the Soo Greyhounds, valued at $12, that night. The Whalers (25-14-5-4) and Greyhounds (26-19-2-2) face off at 7:05 p.m. at Compuware Arena The game will be broadcast on WSDP-FM, 88.1, beginning at 6:45 p.m., and on Comcast 900/Xfinity television starting at 7. The Whalers are back in action Saturday, facing the Peterborough Petes (14-27-3-4) at Compuware Arena with faceoff at 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WSDP-FM, 88.1, starting at 6:…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Trocheck, 19, had nine points in four games last week.
Release from the Ontario Hockey League: Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Vince Trocheck of the Plymouth Whalers is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 27 after leading the league with nine points in four games including four goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-5. Trocheck helped the Whalers earn three wins last week collecting three points in each victory as one of eight players on the club to record at least five points in the four-game stretch. Last Monday he recorded three assists as part of a 7-1 win over the Erie Otters, then on Thursday night scored twice and picked up an assist as first star of an 8-2 win over the Windsor Spitfires. He was held off the …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Whalers host Sault Ste. Marie next Friday, Peterborough next Saturday
The Plymouth Whalers had every reason to be tired on Saturday night against Sarnia. They were playing their third game in three nights and coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Sting on Friday night at RBC Centre in Sarnia. But a funny thing happened Saturday night at Compuware Arena. The Sting scored the first goal in the game, but the Whalers rebounded to tie the game, pull ahead and eventually dominate in a 6-2 victory over Sarnia before 2,907 at Compuware Arena. The victory moves Plymouth into sole possession of first place in the OHL West with a record of 25-14-5-4, good for 59 points and two points ahead of Sarnia (27-18-0-3, 57 points). Sault Ste. Marie (26-19-2-2, 56 points) is third in the OHL West. Mitchell Heard and Vincent …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Plymouth, Sarnia tied atop OHL's West Division standings.
SARNIA - Charles Sarault scored the only goal of the shootout and the Sarnia Sting defeated the Plymouth Whalers, 5-4, in an Ontario Hockey League game played Friddy before 3,184 at RBC Centre. Plymouth (24-14-5-4) and Sarnia (27-17-0-3) are each tied at the top of the OHL's West Division with 57 points. The Whalers and Sting have an identical .606 winning percentage over 47 games. The Sting have more victories. The Whalers and Sting meet 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Compuware Arena (6:45 p.m., 88.1 FM WSDP; 7 p.m., Comcast 900). Garrett Meurs scored twice (21-22) and added an assist as the game's second star. Cody Payne (15) and Sebastian Uvira (4th of the season and first as a Whaler) scored the other Plymouth goals. Stefan Noesen recorded …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Whalers now a point out of first place in the OHL West.
There are good reasons for the Plymouth Whalers to continue to play matinee games in mid-January. Twenty-five National Hockey League teams came to Compuware Arena on Monday. As the Plymouth-Erie tilt was only game going on in the Ontario Hockey League, scouts had no other place to go. So it was standing room only in the Scouts/Media room an hour before game time in a scene reminiscent of the Tyler Seguin vs. Taylor Hall days. The scouts saw the Whalers dominate in a 7-1 win over Erie to improve to 23-14-5-3, good for 54 points and second place in the OHL’s West Division, one point behind the Sarnia Sting (26-16-0-5, 55 points). The scouts saw three players Plymouth GM Mike Vellucci acquired at the OHL Trade Deadline make major …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Whalers improve to 22-13-5-3.
Garrett Meurs’ power play goal at 15:07 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and the Plymouth Whalers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Mississauga Steelheads, 3-2, in an Ontario Hockey League game played Friday night before 2,777 at Compuware Arena. The Whalers improve to 22-13-5-3, good for 52 points and second place in the OHL West Division, three points behind first place Sarnia (26-15-0-3, 55 points). The Sting defeated Erie, 7-6 on Friday. Mississauga is 20-19-0-4. Besides Meurs’ 19th goal of the season, Plymouth also received goals from Gianluca Curcuruto (4) and first star Ryan Hartman (17). The Steelheads built a 2-0 lead midway through regulation time on a first period goal Dylan Smoskowitz (28) and a power play goal in…