Saturday, February 25, 2006

Whalers double Otters, 4-2, Friday night

Evan Brophey’s 15th goal of the season at 5:10 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and the Plymouth Whalers went on to defeat the Erie Otters, 4-2, Friday night at the Compuware Sports Arena.

The victory moves Plymouth (29-24-1-3) into a tie at the top of the OHL West Division with the Windsor Spitfires (28-25-3-3), who lost Friday, 5-3, in Sault Ste. Marie. The Whalers and Spitfires both have 62 points, but Plymouth has one more victory than Windsor. Saginaw was idle Friday and stands at 30-26-1-0.

Erie is now five points behind Sault Ste. Marie for the final playoff spot in the OHL’s Western Conference.

Joe Gaynor, James Neal and Gino Pisellini also scored for Plymouth.

Justin Peters stopped 35 of 37 Erie shots as the game’s second star.

Plymouth is back in action Saturday night against the London Knights at 7:30 p.m. at the Compuware Sports Arena.

Action photo by Walt Dmoch.

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