Whalers win over Kings narrows gap in standings

Jakob Reeves of the Niagara Whalers makes his move during first period GMHL hockey action Friday night in Port Colborne.

After a tough battle with the visiting second place Kingsville Kings Friday Feb. 2/2018 in Port Colborne, the Whalers have moved within one point of the Kings.

With the  6 – 2 win the Whalers are now in third place in the South Division with 59 points, the Kingsville Kings maintain second place with 60 points.

The Whalers ended the first period leading 2 – 0, Frolov Mikhail scoring both Whaler goals. Kellan Rosenbaum and John Swiatek assisted on both goals.

In the second period each team scored one each. John Swiatek connected for Niagara at 5:23 assisted by Daniel Pugliese and Kellan Rosenbaum. Petr Panacek put the Kings on the scoreboard at 6:59 assisted by Ivan Mikhailov and David Vostarek.

In the third period, the Whalers added three more goals to one goal for the Kings.

Kelland Rosenbaum netted Niagara’s fourth goal at 2:57 with assists going to Nick Pastorious and John Swiatek. Ethan Spaxman netted a power play goal at 9:24 assisted by Steven Farano and Nick Pastorious. Steven Farano netted the last Whaler goal on the power play at 13:54 assisted by Alex Remedios and Frolov Mikhail.

Kingsville’s second goal came at 15:41 from Elvar Olafsson assisted by Matyas Mach.

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

  • Star #1: Will Harvey, goaltender, with 40 saves for a 0.952 save percentage.
  • Star #2: Kellan Rosenbaum with one goal and three assists.
  • Star #3: John Swiatek with one goal and three assists.

For current standings see the GMHL website: https://gmhl.net/.

Saturday Feb. 3/2018 the Whalers will be meeting the London Lakers in London. On Saturday Feb. 10/2018 the battle between the Niagara Whalers and Kingsville Kings continues in Tilbury. The Whalers will be home again on Sunday Feb. 11/2018 facing the Tilsonburg Hurricanes.




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