Seeing game action for the first time this season, it was a slow and sluggish start for the boys in blue and green. Early on in the 2nd period the Whalers found themselves down 2-0 before mounting a comeback, tying the game 2-2 by the early part of the 3rd period. The game would remain that way until just 5 minutes remained when the Flyers capitalized to take a 3-2 lead then adding an empty net goal for the 4-2 win.
Ty Brandt and Bryce Leger each tallied their 1st goal for the Whalers. Cody Wilson, Caelan Bolanowski, and Ryan Lorenz each notched one assist. Everett Yasinski played 2 period, yielding 2 goals on 27 shots while Michael Chmiel took the loss, playing the 3rd period, yielding 1 goal on 8 shots.
Philadelphia finished 1 for 3 on the power play while the Whalers were 0 for 3.
For the Whalers Premier team, the story started much the same, as the Whalers fell behind 2-0 just 15 minutes into the contest, but this story had a different ending. The Whalers tallied 4 straight goals to take the lead and held off a furious late charge from the Flyers to hold on for a 4-3 win.
Max Loga, Gary Eastlack, Tianyou Zuo, and Connor Hunt each notched goals for the Whalers. Adam Toor had 2 helpers, while John Horn and Tianyou Zuo each had 1. Veteran Zach Alvarado made 25 saves for the win in net.
The Whalers finished 0 for 1 on the power play while the Flyers were 0 for 3.
Game 2 for the Whalers Elite team started much better. The boys jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the opening frame, then led 6-1 after 40 minutes, holding off a strong Flyers 3rd period for a 6-4 win.
Ty Brandt tallied two goals, while Shane Ziegler, Tyler Dienna, James Rowe, and Justin Jiang each added one. Ryan Lorenz notched 2 assists, Justin Jiang, Cody Wilson, Ty Brandt, Cooper Gravel, and Charles DuBose each added one. Jason Horn took the win in net, playing 2 periods, yielding one goal on 37 shots while Michael Chmiel allowed 3 goals on 15 shots in the 3rd period.
The Whalers finished 1 for 4 on the power play while the Flyers went 1 for 6.
For the Whalers Premier squad, game 2 of the weekend was a dominating performance. The Whalers led 2-0 after the 1st period of play and added 1 in each of the next two periods to cruise to a 4-1 win and weekend sweep.
Dakota Gottlieb, Gary Eastlack, John Horn, and Regen Cavanagh each tallied goals. Adam Toor tallied his 3rd assist of the weekend, Gary Eastlack, Brandon Leitz, and John Horn each notched 1 helper. Zach Alvarado pitched a shutout until the final second of the game, stopping 25 of 26 shots for the win in net.
The Whalers went 1 for 1 on the power play while the Flyers went 0 for 4.
The Whalers will travel to Atlanta, GA to open the 2017-18 USPHL season at the Marietta Ice Center against the Atlanta Knights September 16th and 17th.
Saturday September 16th
Sunday September 17th
All games can be seen live online on HockeyTV.