OHL Game Day Preview for Monday January 21, 2013
Pictured is Erie's Connor Brown who leads the Otters into Plymouth to take on the Plymouth Whalers this afternoon, in a rare mid-week game.
Erie at Plymouth
The Erie Otters (15-23-3-4) are 10 points out of a playoff spot. They have already won 5 more games than they did all of last season. They scored 3 straight goals in the 3rd period to beat the Spirit in Saginaw, 4-2, in their last game, on Saturday night. Erie goalie, Devon Williams was named the game’s first star, with 28 saves on 30 shots. Connor Brown, and rookie, Connor McDavid have had tremendous seasons, and lead the point parade for the Otters, with 58, and 49 points, respectively. Last year, Dane Fox led the team, with just 54 points in 62 games, followed by Brown with 53, in 68 games.
The Plymouth Whalers (22-14-5-3) are in 6th place in the Western Conference. They are 7-3 in their last 10, but lost their last game 7-3, on home ice, to the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds, on Saturday night. That game was really never in doubt, as the Greyhounds had a 4-0 lead half way through the game. In fact, starter Matt Mahalak was pulled at the 8:45 mark of the second, after giving up the 4th goal on the 20th shot that he had faced. Ryan Hartman had a goal and an assist for Plymouth, and team leading point getter, Vincent Trochek also scored.
My prediction Erie 2 at Plymouth 4