SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Ryan Hartman scored twice and added an assist, and Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 40 shots as the Plymouth Whalers disposed of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5-1 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday.
Francesco Vilardi, Zach Lorentz, and Yannick Rathgeb also scored for the Whalers (22-29-6), who won despite being outshot 41-27.
Jared McCann had the lone goal for the West division-leading Greyhounds (37-16-5).
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness