Monday, September 04, 2006

Whalers go to 2-0 in preseason

Joe Gaynor’s goal at 4:57 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and the Plymouth Whalers went on to defeat the Windsor Spitfires, 4-2, in an OHL preseason game at Windsor Arena on Monday afternoon.

Plymouth is now 2-0 in the preseason; Windsor is 0-2.

Jared Boll, Tom Sestito and Andrew Fournier (empty net) also scored for the Whalers.

Windsor outshot Plymouth, 29-23. Whalers' goaltender Jeremy Smith started and stopped 14 shots in 30 minutes of work. Justin Garay stopped all 13 Windsor shots he faced in relief.

The Whalers are off until Friday night when they play in Sarnia against the Sting. Plymouth’s next preseason home game is Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Compuware Sports Arena against Sarnia.

WHALERS IN NHL CAMPS: John Armstrong (Calgary), James Neal (Dallas), Dan Collins (Florida), Evan Brophey (Chicago), Steve Ward (Toronto), Michal Neuvirth (Washington) and Boll and Sestito (Columbus) will be leaving Plymouth for their NHL training camps by Wednesday. Ryan McGinnis is already with Los Angeles.

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