Sunday, February 26, 2006

London tops Plymouth in a shootout

Plymouth defenseman Ryan McGinnis defends London forward A.J. Perry in front of Whalers' goalie Justin Peters Saturday night

London captain Dylan Hunter scored the only goal of the shootout to lead the Knights to a 3-2 win over the Plymouth Whalers in front of 3,028 Saturday night in Plymouth.

"I've been going low blocker lately and (Plymouth goalie Justin Peters) took that away," said Hunter to the Canadian Press. "I faked a shot from my backhand and went back to my forehand, he bit on it and I had a wide open net."

Rob Schremp and Jordan Foreman scored in regulation time for the Knights.

Adam Dennis stopped 41 shots in regulation and all three shooters - Evan Brophey, Chris Terry and Mike Letizia - in the shootout.

"You just have to be patient and wait them out," Dennis said in the same CP story. "I was lucky to do that and get all three.

Tom Sestito and Andrew Fournier replied for the Whalers (29-24-1-4), who got 45 saves from Peters.

"We obviously wanted to get the two points," Plymouth coach-GM Mike Vellucci said. "But we'll settle for one."

Peters stopped David Bolland and Schremp in the shootout.

The Whalers play in Saginaw this afternoon.

Photo by Walt Dmoch.

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