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Trocheck with four points as the Whalers down the Otters

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 8:24 PM The Canadian Press

ERIE, Pa. - Vincent Trocheck scored twice and added two assists as the Plymouth Whalers defeated the host Erie Otters 7-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.

The four-point performance extended the 19-year-old's point streak to 15 games and he's produced 18 goals and 16 assists during that stretch. Since being acquired from the Saginaw Spirit on Jan. 10th, Trocheck has recorded at least one point in 21-of-22 appearances with Plymouth and has 45 goals and 97 points in 57 total games, which is good for third in OHL scoring.

Rickard Rakell and Mitchell Heard each had a goal and an assist for the Whalers (36-17-9), who have won 10 of their last 11 outings, while Matthew Mistele and Connor Carrick chipped in with two assists apiece.

Garret Meurs, Tom Wilson and Austin Levi also scored for Plymouth.

Stephen Harper had a goal and an assist for the Otters (17-37-8), who are winless in six games, and rookie Connor McDavid scored the other.

Heading into Friday's match, McDavid was tied with Sarnia Sting forward Nikolay Goldobin for the OHL rookie scoring lead with 58 points in 56 games.

Plymouth's Alex Nedeljkovic only had to make 15 saves for the victory as Erie's Oscar Dansk stopped 30-of-37 shots in defeat.

The Whalers went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Otters failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

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