Game 5: Whalers Neuter Ice Dogs

Posted: October 7, 2012 in 2012-13, Game Blog, Whalers

Corbin got his first OHL start/win against the Ice Dogs.

The Whalers were back in action on Saturday having to shake off the Storm’s come from behind victory at the Sleemans Centre in Guelph the night before. For this night’s game, they gave the start to backup tender Riley Corbin, his first in the OHL.

Getting started in the first Strome slid the puck through the five hole of Corbin to give Niagara a 1-0 lead. Aleardi steps up just 13 seconds later  and bats in a puck to tie the game.

The Whalers then explode offensively in the second period as Payne, Mistele, Noesen and Meurs hit the back of the net to give the Whalers a 5-2 lead. Hamilton got the lone goal for the Ice Dogs in the period. Cody “Max” Payne notched his forth goal in five games, and is off to a strong start to the season.

In the third the Verhaeghe scores for the Ice Dogs within the first three minutes of the period to make it a two goal game. Corbin, gaining confidence in the first two periods, holds his ground and stops the remaining shots as Noesen scores his second of the night on the empty net, sealing the victory for the Whalers.

Corbin got his first OHL start and first OHL win the same night as Whalers Head Coach/ GM got his 400th win as an OHL coach. Congratulations are in order to both of them.

Looking forward to next week, which is always an exciting week in Plymouth, because it’s Pink Out Week! The boys are getting their flows dyed pink to raise Breast Cancer Awareness. They dye their hair on Tuesday then they head out to Owen Sound to face the Attack on Wednesday. The Whalers will the head to the John Labatt Centre Budweiser Gardens on Friday to face the OHL defending champion Knights. To end their week, they are back home to face off against the Soo Greyhounds in their annual pink out game.

The pink out game is really a sight to see, and I encourage everyone to come out and see it. not just to see some great hockey, but to also support a good cause as well.


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