Monday, March 13, 2006

Whalers beat Greyhounds in Sunday shootout

The Plymouth Whalers have won three games this season in a shootout and in each win, rookie Chris Terry has provided the winning goal. He scored the only goal in a shootout (pictured above) Sunday afternoon as the Whalers (33-27-1-4) moved back into sole possession of first place in the OHL West Division with a 4-3 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Plymouth goaltender Justin Peters stopped 26 of 29 Sault Ste. Marie shots through 65 minutes, then stopped Cody Thornton, Ryan Kitchen and Scott Restoule in the shootout. Before the shootout, Jared Boll scored twice for the Whalers and James Neal scored the other goal.

Sault Ste. Marie goaltender Kyle Gajewski stopped 39 of 42 Plymouth shots through 65 minutes and stopped Andrew Fournier during the shootout.

First-place Plymouth and second-place Saginaw will play twice now in the final week of the OHL’s regular season, meeting Wednesday night in Saginaw and then Saturday night at the Compuware Sports Arena. In between, Plymouth plays in Sarnia Friday night and Saginaw plays in Sault Ste. Marie Friday.

Photo by Walt Dmoch.

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