Sunday, January 22, 2006

Plymouth shut down by Windsor

Gino Pisellini can't solve Windsor goalie Anthony Guadagnolo

The Windsor Spitfires are a much improved team over the last month of the Ontario Hockey League season. The Plymouth Whalers saw just how much Saturday night.

Windsor goaltender Anthony Guadagnolo’s 39-save, first-star performance led Windsor to a 2-1 victory over the Whalers before 3,405 at the Compuware Sports Arena.

Plymouth goaltender Justin Peters was nearly as good, stopping 38 of 40 Windsor shots as the game’s second star.

After a scoreless first period, Windsor got second period goals from Bryan Bickell and the game-winner from Brad Snetsinger on a power play. Plymouth’s lone goal came from Joe McCann at 5:50 of the third period.

Other than those goals, Guadagnolo and Peters matched each other save-for-save as the Spitfires improved to 20-22-2-2, good for 44 points. In spite of the loss, Plymouth (now 23-18-1-3) remains in first place in the OHL West two points ahead of Saginaw, who lost, 6-1, Saturday night in Kitchener. Saginaw (24-19-0-0) plays in Toronto Sunday afternoon.

Plymouth’s next game is a potential game for first place in the OHL’s West Division next Thursday night when they play in Saginaw against the Spirit. Plymouth’s next home games are next Friday at 7:30 pm against Sault Ste. Marie and next Saturday at 7:30 pm against Saginaw.

Photo by Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers.

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