Whalers Host Guelph Tonight in Game 1 of the Playoffs
Photo - Plymouth's Cody Payne (white, 8) is persued by Guelph leading scorer Zack Mitchell in a game earlier this season. Photo by Rena Laverty.
TONIGHT - Guelph at Plymouth, 7:05 pm, Compuware Arena - Game 1, best four-of-seven OHL Western Conference Quarterfinals.
BROADCAST - 6:45 pm, 88.1FM WSDP and www.plymouthwhalers.com. Video streaming provided by The Schoolcraft College Sports Network.
MEDIA PACKAGE: Click here for tonight's media package.
THE REST OF THE SERIES:
Game 2 - Sunday, March 25 - Plymouth at Guelph, 6:30 pm, Sleeman Centre.
Game 3 - Tuesday, March 27 - Guelph at Plymouth, 7:05 pm, Compuware Arena.
Game 4 - Thursday, March 29 - Plymouth at Guelph, 7:00 pm, Sleeman Centre.
(*) Game 5 - Saturday, March 31 - Guelph at Plymouth, 7:05 pm, Compuware Arena.
(*) Game 6 - Sunday, April 1 - Plymouth at Guelph, 6:30 pm, Sleeman Centre.
(*) Game 7 - Tuesday, April 3 - Guelph at Plymouth, 7:05 pm, Compuware Arena.
(*) if necessary
All games broadcast on www.plymouthwhalers.com. 881.FM will carry Games 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7.
FROM THE OTHER SIDE: Tony Saxon of the Guelph Mercury profiles Storm goaltender Garret Sparks.
OVERTIME IN THE PLAYOFFS: The Whalers have played in 34 overtimes in the playoffs since 1991, including five in the post-season against Guelph. Check out the results.
FREQUENT PLAYOFF PARTNERS: The Whalers and Storm are meeting in the playoffs for the eighth time since the Storm moved from Hamilton in 1991:
2007 Western Conference Quarter-Finals – Plymouth eliminated Guelph, 4-games-to 0.
2006 Western Conference Semi-Finals – Guelph eliminated Plymouth, 4-games-to-2.
2004 Western Conference Semi-Finals – Guelph eliminated Plymouth, 4-games-to 0.
2000 Western Conference Quarter-Finals – Plymouth eliminated Guelph, 4-games-2.
1998 Ontario Hockey League Semi-Finals – Guelph eliminated Plymouth, 4-games-to-0.
1995 Ontario Hockey League Championship Series – Plymouth (then known Detroit Jr. Red Wings) eliminated Guelph, 4-games-to-2, to win the OHL Championship.
1993 Emms Division Quarter-Finals – Detroit eliminated Guelph, 4-games-to-2.