SHARE

Trocheck continues to impress new club as the Whalers down the Petes

Saturday, 02.02.2013 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Trocheck continues to impress new club as the Whalers down the Petes

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Vincent Trocheck continued to impress his new club on Saturday as the Plymouth Whalers downed the visiting Peterborough Petes 4-1 in Ontario Hockey League play.

The 19-year-old forward set up three goals for Plymouth and has recorded four goals and nine points in his last three games. In 10 appearances with Plymouth, since being acquired in a trade from the Saginaw Spirit on Jan. 10th, Trocheck has seven goals and 22 points. His 72 combined points in 45 contests is good for fourth in OHL scoring.

Mathew Mistele and Gianluca Curcuruto each scored twice for the Whalers (26-15-9), who stay one point ahead of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for first in the West Division.

Curcuruto, who earned the game's first star, has scored in back-to-back outings and produced 10 points in his last six games.

Nelson Armstrong scored the lone goal for the Petes (16-28-7) and it was the first of his OHL career.

Both goaltenders were solid, and tested often, as Alex Nedeljkovic made 38 saves for the win and Michael Giugovaz stopped 54-of-58 shots in a losing cause.

Plymouth went 1 for 3 on the power play while Peterborough failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

Quote of the Day

You've got to focus on playing good hockey. When we do that we give ourselves a chance to win games. Win games and then maybe we''ll have a chance at the end. You can't worry about something like (the division title) when we're not playing our best hockey down the stretch. We'll figure things out together the way we always do and get back on the right page.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews after loss to Flyers on Wednesday left them five points out of first place in Central Division
AMP No Bull Moment of the Week