Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Plymouth alumni game goes Aug. 30

The Plymouth Whalers start their 20th season in the Ontario Hockey League with their annual training camp, held Aug. 26-29 at Compuware Arena in Plymouth.

After reporting to camp and participating in off-ice testing on Wed. Aug. 26, players will scrimmage on Thurs. Aug. 27 and Fri. Aug. 28 from 9-11am and 2-4pm on both days.

The scrimmages are open to the public and media. Rosters will be provided the days of the scrimmage.

The Whalers open the preseason on Sat. Aug. 29 at Brighton against Saginaw at 7pm at the Kensington Valley Ice House. Proceeds of the game will support the Kensington Valley Hockey Association. Tickets for the game are currently being sold at Brighton Ford, located at 8240 Grand River Ave., just north of I-96 in Brighton. For more information, call Brighton Ford at (800) 836-8206.

Training camp concludes on Sun. Aug. 30 with the Whalers first-ever alumni game at Compuware Arena at 2:30pm. Tickets for the event are free. After the game, fans are invited to re-connect with Whalers alumni in a reception at CJ’s Brewery at 5pm.

Whalers alumni currently committed to playing in the game include Pat Peake (1990-93), Chris Terry (2005-09), John Vigilante (2002-06), Steve Ward (2004-07), Andrew Fournier (2003-08), Tom Sestito (2004-07, pictured above), Damian Surma (1998-02), Dan Pawlaczyk (1993-97), Shaun Fisher (1997-00), Bill McCauley (1992-95), David Liffiton (2001-04), Zack Shepley (2003-08), Kris Purdy (1997-00), Scott Holsinger (1997-99), Jamie Lalonde (1997-00), Duane Harmer (1993-95), Jeff Mitchell (1992-95) and James Ramsay (1998-01).

More alumni are expected to be added to the game.

Photo courtesy Walt Dmoch


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