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

Saturday, 02.02.2013 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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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.

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We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

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