Sunday, December 18, 2005

Whalers over Toronto, 4-1, Sunday afternoon

The Plymouth Whalers go into first place all alone in the OHL's West Division with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto St. Michael's Majors in a game played Sunday afternoon at St. Michael's Arena.

The Plymouth victory - coupled with Saginaw's 5-0 loss Sunday in Guelph - gives the Whalers a two-point lead at the top of the West Division over Saginaw going into the Christmas Break.

Plymouth is 18-11-1-3, good for 40 points; Saginaw is 19-13-0-0, good for 38 points.

James Neal, Joe Gaynor (second of the season and second in two games), Ondrej Otcenas (second in two games) and Jared Boll all scored for Plymouth against former Whalers' goaltender Ryan Nie. Plymouth led 1-0 after twenty minutes and 2-0 after two periods.

Justin Peters (above) stopped 31 of 32 shots for Plymouth as the game's second star.

Evan Brophey contributed two assists as did Gino Pisellini.

In Guelph, Spirit goaltender Ryan Daniels stopped 25 of 30 shots in the loss.

Peters photo courtesy of Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers.

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