Sunday, September 03, 2006

Plymouth topples Windsor, 7-4, Saturday

The Plymouth Whalers scored five goals in the first period to build a 5-1 lead after 20 minutes and never looked back in a 7-4 victory over the Windsor Spitfires Saturday afternoon at the Compuware Sports Arena in the first OHL preseason game for both teams.

John Armstrong (left) led the Plymouth attack with three goals and an assist. Andrew Fournier, Tom Sestito, Leo Jenner and Evan Brophey added single goals for the Whalers. Defenseman Brett Bellemore added two assists and Ryan McGinnis was +3 on the Plymouth blue line.

Michal Neuvirth started in goal for Plymouth and stopped 10 of 11 shots he faced in 29 minutes of work. Kyle Jendra relieved Neuvirth in the second period and stopped 11 shots in 31 minutes.

Plymouth scratches in the game included Chad Beal, Justin Garay, James Neal, Zack Shepley, Jeremy Smith, Chris Terry and Steve Ward.

Plymouth and Windsor meet again Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm at Windsor Arena.

NOTEBOOK: Plymouth cut the following players after Friday afternoon’s practice – draft choices Steven McDonald, Tom Kane, Emyle Morgan, Jordon O’Neill and John Chayka and free agents Josh Nichol and Nick Hanforth.

Photo by Walt Dmoch

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