Saturday, January 07, 2006

Whalers win, Spirit fall Saturday

The Plymouth Whalers increased their first-place lead in the OHL West with a 4-2 win in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday night.

Second-place Saginaw fell, 3-2, in Owen Sound.

Gino Pisellini (left) scored twice for the Whalers while Tom Sestito and John Armstrong added singles. Justin Peters made 35 saves for the victory.

In Owen Sound, Zack Torquato and Joe McCann scored for the Spirit, but two disallowed goals hampered Saginaw's momentum.

Francois Thuot stopped 22 shots in the loss.

Plymouth (21-14-1-3, 46 points) is home Wednesday to the Spirit for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop. The Spirit (21-16-0-0, 42 points) resume action Sunday on the road against the Guelph Storm for a 3:00 p.m. matinee.

Pisellini photo courtesy of Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers.

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