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Tom Wilson scores twice, adds assist as Whalers defeat Erie Otters 5-1

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ERIE, Pa. - Tom Wilson scored twice and Matt Mahalak made 21 saves as the Plymouth Whalers defeated the Erie Otters 5-1 on Friday in the Ontario Hockey League.

Wilson started a three-goal barrage in the opening period.He scored his first goal of the season at 3:45 on the power play, then assisted on Mitchell Heard?s team-leading seventh goal at the 12:30 mark. Heard scored off a rebound, with touted rookie J.T. Miller also earning an assist on the play.

Plymouth capped the decisive scoring barrage with a goal at 17:47, as Meurs redirected Dario Trutmann?s centring pass.

The Whalers (5-4-2) stole momentum midway through the period. Jamie Devane turned Michael Whaley?s pas into a 4-0 lead 8:01 into the second period.

Three minutes later, Wilson scored his second goal for a 5-0 lead.

The Otters finally got on the scoreboard, as Brett Thompson scored on assists from Brett Cook and Greg McKegg with 6:08 left in the period.

Rickard Rakell finished with three assists for the Whalers.

Tyson Teichmann made 33 saves for the Otters (1-9-0), which have lost five straight, has allowed at least four goals in all 10 games. They rank last in the OHL with 58 goals-against (5.8 per game).

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