Whalers Host Guelph Tonight at 7:05 pmJan 05, 2013 - 10:55 GMT
WHALERS TONIGHT - Guelph (21-12-0-4) at Plymouth (18-12-5-3), 7:05 pm, Compuware Arena.
BROADCAST - 7 pm, Comcast 900 (Live) and www.plymouthwhalers.com.
QUICK TURNAROUND: Plymouth defeated Guelph, 6-2, on Wednesday. Check out the video highlights.
LAST TIME GUELPH PLAYED IN PLYMOUTH: Plymouth won, 9-3, in Game Five of the first round of the 2012 OHL playoffs on March 31, 2012. The Whalers set an unofficial OHL record with four shorthanded goals in the game. Check out the video highlights.
UUNITED STATES and RYAN HARTMAN TAKE GOLD IN 2013 WJC: The United States defeated Sweden, 3-1, today to take the gold medal in the 2013 World Junior Championships. Plymouth's Ryan Hartman - playing in his first WJC - contributed to Team USA's success.
Plymouth's Rickard Rakell played for Sweden and wins the silver medal.
PRODIGY ON ICE: Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News profiles Compuware Minor Midget defenseman Sean Day:
Plymouth — Having played in the NHL, Jason Woolley isn't one to get overly impressed.
He played 15 years in the NHL, had Hall-of-Fame teammates, and played in the Stanley Cup Finals. He has credentials.
But even Woolley was awestruck the first time he saw Sean Day, all of age 14, play hockey.
"I was blown away," Woolley said. "That's all I can say. I mean, I'm an NHLer, played in the league 15 years, but I saw stuff I haven't seen before."
You never know how young athletes will develop over time. In hockey, especially, draft rankings fluctuate from year to year as players get older, faster, bigger, motivated.
Then there's the prodigy.
It's impossible to talk to a hockey person who has watched Day, a defenseman playing for Compuware's under-16 minor midget team, and not come away having heard he's a phenom.