Monday, December 12, 2005

Plymouth doubles-up Owen Sound, 6-3

Justin Peters made his Plymouth Whalers' debut and stopped 44 shots as the Whalers defeated the Owen Sound Attack, 6-3, Saturday night at the Compuware Sports Arena.

“The last 24 hours have been pretty emotional,” said Peters. “I was nervous and jittery at first, but got more comfortable as the game went on.”

Gino Pisellini (pictured) paced Plymouth (16-10-1-3) with two goals, one shorthanded, and two assists, while defenseman Steve Ward scored twice with an assist.

Dan Collins and Andrew Fournier scored the other Plymouth goals.

“To win 6-3, we played horrible,” Plymouth coach-GM Mike Vellucci said. “I gave it to them (players) after the second period. But it’s a win, I guess. It’s two points in the standings.”

Bobby Ryan, the second-overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by Anaheim, scored all three goals for Owen Sound.

The Whalers and Saginaw Spirit are now tied for first place in the OHL's West Division, but Saginaw has two more wins and a game in hand.

Plymouth is on the road all of next week, playing in Peterborough on Thursday, in Oshawa on Friday and in Toronto on Sunday before breaking for Christmas.

Plymouth’s next home game is Dec 28 at 2:00 p.m. against Windsor.

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