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The title might seem a little strange, but it’s accurate. The Whalers have made a deal with the Saginaw Spirit to acquire the talents of Vincent Trocheck, but there is only speculation on what the Whalers gave up.

This morning Trocheck tweeted thanking the support from everyone involved with the Spirit, and that he was starting fresh with the Whalers.

There is speculation that the Whalers gave up Cody “Max” Payne and/or Zach Bratina. There is also speculation that there is a second deal with the Spirit.

The trade deadline arrives in close to two hours. We will keep you updated as this story develops.


Corbin got his second start as a Whaler and it did not go as smoothly as it did on last Saturday night. In 29 minutes of play he let in three goals. To blame the game loss on him however, is a total discredit to what happened in the game.

Owen Sound scored the lone goal in the first with a nice tip in by Daniel Catenacci on the power play.  The Whalers got their chances that period, outshooting the Attack 13-7.

In the second, Kurtis Gabriel lifted the puck past Corbin on a two-on-o breakaway, just seconds after Jordan Binnington made three outstanding stops in the Attack’s zone. Later in the period Rakell scores his forth goal of the season and first on the powerplay to bring the Whalers within one early in the second. Joseph Blandisi powered his way to the net to give the Attack a two goal lead again 9:09 into the second. Mahalak takes over for Corbin at this point. The Whalers continue to outshoot the Attack, this period by a total of 21-9.

In the third Cody “Max” Payne scores his 5th goal in 6 games (current streak of 4 goals in 4 games) with 6:27 left in the third bringing the Whalers within one again. Wilson got a game misconduct for instigating in the last five minutes of the game, which is a two game suspension in this league,, and causing the Whalers to be short handed in the final 53 seconds of the game. Mahalak was pulled for the extra man, but they were not able to convert as Owen Sound netted an empty net goal giving them the 4-2 win. Whalers were able to throw 44 shots on net and Binnington stopped all but two shots. Corbin went 10-13 and Mahalak went 16-16

The Whalers set their sights to London and hopes to get earn two points on their trip to Budweiser Gardens this friday before returning home to face the Soo Greyhounds.

Whalers defeat the Wolves 6-2.

The Whalers were looking to get their first win of the season on Saturday and they did so with an amazing show of skill. Where last week was a lot of sizzle and little finish, this week against the Wolves, the Whalers proved that they could get the puck to the back of the net in a convincing fashion. (more…)

It’s time.

Training camp is here and after the fitness testing earlier this week, the boys are ready to get out on the ice. The Plymouth Whalers are holding two scrimmages today and another two tomorrow.

Here are the match ups for today:

Team White Team Blue
Offense Offense
Hartman Rakell Meurs JT Miller Noesen Wilson
Mistele Vanderwiel Aleardi Bratina Heard Payne
Kudla Whaley Albertini Lee Smith Sills
Defense Defense
Curcurto Duda MacDonald Carrick
Crombeen Peters Jones Henderson
Malysa Christmas Lindner Miller
Goalie Goalie
Corbin Nedeljkovic Mahalak Nedeljkovic

Henderson scores with a slapshot after receiving a pass from Corbin in the first half, and Cody Payne scores on an empty-netter to give Team Blue a 2-0 win.

Miller and Noesen pop the puck in the net during the shootout for Team Blue during the first shootout. In the second shootout, Vanderwiel scores for Team White, Henderson for Team Blue. Mahalak stopped 9/10 shots in both shootouts.

More Training Camp coverage to come this afternoon.