Saturday, September 10, 2005

Whalers split with Sting this weekend

Gino Pisellini scored a goal in both games this weekend

The Plymouth Whalers and Sarnia Sting played two tight games Friday night in Sarnia and Saturday afternoon in Plymouth and the Whalers came away with a win last night and a shootout loss this afternoon.

Friday night across the Blue Water Bridge, James Neal's second goal of the game at 8:54 of the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and the Whalers came from behind with three unanswered goals in the third period for a 4-3 win. John Vigilante and Gino Pisellini also scored for Plymouth while defensemen Steve Ward added three assists and Mike Letizia added two helpers of his own.

Then this afternoon at the Compuware Sports Arena, Harrison Reed's shootout goal gave the Sting a 4-3 victory. The game was tied 3-3 after regulation and Sarnia won 2-1 in the shootout. Vigilante scored the lone Whaler goal in the five-man shootout.

The Whalers are now 1-1-0-1 in preseason play.

Tom Sestito, Pisellini and Andrew Fournier scored in regulation for Plymouth.

Plymouth is off until next Friday when they play in a four-team OHL pre-season tournament in Erie against the Toronto St. Michael's Majors at 5:00 pm. The host Otters host the Saginaw Spirit in the other game on Friday. The losers of Friday's games will play next Saturday at 5:00 pm, with the winners going at 7:45 pm.

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