Whalers sink Lakers with 12 – 4 win

Niagara Whalers forward Frolov Mikhail gets checked by London Lakers Isaiah Bellegarde during GMHL hockey action Friday night in Port Colborne. Photo by Joe Cseh

It was a winning night in Port Colborne Friday Jan 13/2018 as the Niagara Whalers added another win to their record this season beating the visiting London Lakers 12 – 4 in GMHL hockey action.

At the end of the first period, the score was 3 – 2 for the Whalers.

London led off the scoring at 2:20, a goal from Eric Charlebrois assisted by Parker Gee and Eisai Arai. Niagara’s Kellan Rosenbaum responded at 3:29 assisted by Jesse Masterson and Sam Martin. London went ahead with Eisai Arai’s goal at 5:41. Elias Berglund tied it up for Niagara at 12:32 assisted by David Christopher and Frolov Mikhail. Zach Main put the Whalers ahead with his goal at 14:29 assisted by Brandon Lindberg and Austin Dero.

In the second period, the Whalers added five more goals to London’s two to take a 8 – 4 lead.

David Christopher led off the Whaler’s scoring at 3:44 assisted by Sam Martin. London’s Eisai Arai scored his second of the night at 4:09 assisted by Eric Charlebois. Niagara’s Steven Farano connected at 6:40 assisted by Sam Martin and Zach Main. Kellan Rosenbaum added another at 13:13 assisted by Mason Shumate and Erik Peavey. Elias Berglund banged in another Whaler goal at 14:08 assisted by Zach Main and Steven Farano.

London’s fourth goal of the game came on the power play at 14:59 from Eric Charlebois assisted by Parker Gee and Eisai Arai.

John Swiatek ended the Whalers second period scoring at 18:09 assisted by Sam Martin and David Christopher giving them the 8 – 4 lead going into the third.

The third period was all Whalers, scoring four unanswered goals for the 12 – 4 win.

Elias Berglund connected for his hat trick on the power play at 2:40 assisted by Steven Farano and Charles Jensen. John Swiatek added his second of the night at 6:08 assisted by Frolov Mikhail and David Christopher. David Christopher added his second of the night at 9:09 assisted by Jordan Pitts and Erik Peavey. Zach Main added his second of the night at 13:04 assisted by Steven Farano and Charles Jensen.

The three stars of the game were from the Niagara Whalers:

  • Star #1: David Christopher with two goals and three assists.
  • Star #2: Zach Main with two goals and two assists.
  • Star #3: Elias Berglund with three goals.

The Niagara Whalers are next in action Saturday Jan. 12/2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Port Colborne facing the Northumberland Stars in Colborne. They’ll be at home Friday Jan. 19/2018 to face the St. George Ravens at 7:30 p.m.

The Niagara Whalers currently hold the third place position in the South Division, just two points behind the second place St. George Ravens and three points behind the first place Kingsville Kings. For up-to-date statistics see the GMHL website: https://gmhl.net/ .



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