Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Whalers very active in local community

Courtesy Plymouth Whalers

If you are a fan of the Plymouth Whalers, you’ve heard of the term "Whaler Hockey."

Whaler Hockey is aggressive, blue-collar, in-your-face, emotional hockey. It’s successful hockey that doesn’t work for the faint of heart.

Sweat equity equals success on the ice.

The attitude of Whaler Hockey permeates into other areas of the organization away from the rink.

On Saturday, Tyler G. Brown scored a goal in overtime that was sure to make the highlight reel.

On Sunday, the team came together and made more highlights that nobody even knew about.

Following a weekend in which the Whalers won two games, the team could have taken the day off to rest, follow the pennant race with the Detroit Tigers, cheer for the Detroit Lions, or maybe hit the golf course.

Maybe the Whalers did get to do those things on a beautiful afternoon, but first they had a job to do. Whalers head coach and GM Mike Vellucci led his team to Northville High School, where the Whalers worked cleaning up and beautifying the Mustangs’ softball field.

Three hours later, the sweat equity of pulling weeds, edging the infield, defining the warning track, picking up debris and generally cleaning up the area left the field in excellent playing shape.


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