Friday, March 10, 2006

Whalers upended in Windsor Thursday

Bryan Bickell scored two goals and two assists, while Cal O’Reilly contributed a goal and three assists and Paul McFarland two goals and an assist as the Windsor Spitfires overcame an early 2-0 first period deficit to defeat the Plymouth Whalers, 8-5, Thursday night at Windsor Arena.

Peter Aston, Brian Soso and Ryan Garlock, all scored single goals for Windsor.

Andrew Fournier lead the Whalers attack with his first-ever hat trick and now has 20 goals on the season. Wes Cunningham (pictured) scored his third goal of the year and John Armstrong his 13th of the season for Plymouth.

The race for first place in the OHL West Division tightens up even more. In spite of the loss, Plymouth remains in first place with a record of 31-27-1-4, Saginaw is second at 32-29-1-0, Windsor is now 29-28-3-3 and Sault Ste. Marie, who won Thursday night in Sarnia, is now 28-29-3-4.

Justin Peters and Justin Garay combined for 31 saves for the Whalers.

Plymouth remains on the road Friday night in Erie before returning home Sunday at 2:00 p.m. to face Sault Ste. Marie.

Photo by Walt Dmoch.

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