Saturday, February 04, 2006

Whalers snap losing streak, beat Fronts

Jared Boll’s second goal of the game at 7:51 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and the Plymouth Whalers defeated the Kingston Frontenacs, 3-2, Friday night before 2,213 at the Kingston Memorial Centre.

In winning, the Whalers snapped a five-game losing streak. Plymouth is now 24-21-1-3, in second place in OHL’s West Division. The Whalers kept pace with the first-place Saginaw Spirit (27-21-1-0), who defeated Windsor, 7-6 in overtime, on Friday night. Saginaw is in first place in the OHL West with 55 points, Plymouth is second with 52 and Windsor (22-23-3-2) is third with 50.

Besides Boll (pictured), rookie Chris Terry scored the other Plymouth goal. Blake Pronk and Todd Griffith scored for Kingston.

Ironically enough, the Whalers acquired Boll's rights from the Frontenacs last summer.

Kingston goaltender Danny Taylor stopped 38 shots as the game’s first star. Plymouth goaltender Justin Peters stopped 29 Kingston shots.

Boll’s game-winner came on an excellent effort by Plymouth center John Armstrong, who stayed with the puck in the Kingston zone and shot the puck from the left dot. Boll, stationed in front of the Kingston net, deflected the puck by Taylor.

Kingston pulled Taylor with 45 seconds left, but couldn’t find the equalizer.

Plymouth remains on the road Saturday in Belleville and Sunday in Ottawa.

Boll photo by Matt Mackinder.

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