Windsor - November 9, 2012 - The Windsor Spitfires continue their 2012-13 Ontario Hockey League season with a road game against the Plymouth Whalers. Tonight’s game will mark the first time that these West Division opponents will meet this season. Game time is 7:05 pm.
The Whalers have a record at 9-5-2-1 so far this season. The Whalers are coming off of a 4-1 win on Tuesday night against the Saginaw Spirit. Rickard Rakell leads Plymouth in scoring with16 points in 17 games. Stefan Noesen is second with 14 in as many games. The Whalers are currently in first place in the West Division, one point ahead of Windsor with two games in hand.
Tonight is the only game this weekend for the Windsor Spitfires. Last weekend, the Spits picked up three of a possible six points with a win over the London Knights and a shootout loss to the Belleville Bulls. Montreal Draftee Brady Vail leads the team in scoring with 22 points in 17 games. NHL first round prospect Kerby Rychel has 16 points in 19 games to sit second. Expect Jaroslav Pavelka to get the nod in nets tonight for the visitors. The Spits now sit third in the west division and seventh in the conference. The standings are very tight as they are also only one point out of first in their division.
Players to Watch
PLY - Thomas Wilson (Washington Capitals draftee)
PLY - Cody Payne (Boston Bruins draftee)
PLY - Stefan Noesen (Ottawa Senators draftee)
PLY - Rickard Rakell (Anaheim Ducks draftee)
PLY - Garrett Meurs (Colorado Avalanche draftee)
PLY - Matt Mahalak (Carolina Hurricanes draftee)
PLY - Ryan Hartman (NHL Central Scouting B List)
PLY - Daniel Vanderwiel (NHL Central Scouting C List)
WSR - Ben Johnson (New Jersey Devils draftee)
WSR - Michael Clark (Colorado Avalanche draftee)
WSR - Nick Ebert (Los Angeles Kings draftee)
WSR - Brady Vail (Montreal Canadiens draftee)
WSR - Patrick Sieloff (Calgary Flames draftee)
WSR - Kerby Rychel (NHL Central Scouting “A” List)
WSR - Jordan Maletta (NHL Central Scouting “C” List)
WSR - Josh Ho Sang (#5 Overall OHL Pick)
The Plymouth Whalers have played the Windsor Spitfires more than any other opponent in the team's 23-year history. The Whalers have 15 points in their last 10 games. The Whalers boast nine players with at least 10 points.
Tonight is the Spits only game in a span of 11 days.