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Plymouth Whalers Come from Behind, Beat Belleville, 4-3

February 1, 2014 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Plymouth Whalers News Release

PLYMOUTH - Matt Mistele's power play goal at 16:28 of the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and the Plymouth Whalers came from behind to defeat the Belleville Bulls, 4-3, in an Ontario Hockey League game played Saturday at Compuware Arena.

Besides Mistele's 12th goal of the year, Plymouth also received a pair of goals from first star Ryan Hartman (15-16) and another goal from Carter Sandlak (21). Second star Zach Lorentz contributed three assists for the Whalers and third star Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 42-of-45 shots for Plymouth.

Jake Marchment (8), Jake Bricknell (first OHL goal) and Remi Elie (20) scored second period goals for Belleville.

Belleville led, 3-2, after forty minutes. But when the Whalers received a five-on-three power play at 14:34 of the third period, Plymouth head coach Mike Vellucci called a time-out.

The time-out worked in Plymouth's favor as Hartman tied the game at 3-3 at 14:53, which lead to Mistele's game-winner

The Whalers snapped a four-game losing streak and improve to 18-27-0-5, good for 41 points and the eighth and final playoff spot on the OHL's Western Conference race. Plymouth is five points ahead of Kitchener (17-30-1-1, 36 points), who won Saturday in Niagara, 5-4, in a shootout. The Whalers are also five points ahead of Sarnia (15-30-1-5, 36 points), who lost Saturday, 7-3, to Mississauga.

Plymouth remains at home next weekend, hosting Sault Ste. Marie on Friday and North Bay on Saturday. Both games start at 7:05 pm at Compuware Arena.

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