Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Whalers win big in Mississauga, 7-2

Dan Collins (above) continued his torrid early season scoring spree with three goals and an assist to lead the Plymouth Whalers over the Mississauga IceDogs, 7-2, tonight on the road.

In winning their their straight game, Plymouth (4-2-1-0) moves into sole possession of first place in the OHL's West Division. Plymouth - with nine points - is now one point ahead of Saginaw (4-2-0-0), Sarnia (4-3-0-0) and Sault Ste. Marie (4-4-0-0) who all have eight points.

Jared Boll scored his first two goals this season and Vaclav Meidl and Chris Terry also tallied for Plymouth. Justin Garay made 31 saves in net for the victory. Rookies Ondrej Otcenas and Leo Jenner, also playing his first OHL game, recorded their first OHL points as Otcenas assisted on Terry's goal and Jenner drew an assist on Coillins' first goal.

Collins (seven goals, nine assists, 16 points) is now tied for fourth place in OHL scoring with Plymouth captain John Vigilante (5-11-16) and London Knights rookie Sergei Kostitsyn (4-12-16).

The Whalers are back in action Friday night when they host Oshawa and super rookie John Tavares, the OHL's only 1990-born player, at 7:30 p.m. at the Compuware Sports Arena.

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