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Whalers Elite Sweeps Potomac, Premier Splits

By Whaler Nation, 11/06/17, 10:45PM EST


Saturday Elite 4-2 WIN

On Saturday the Whalers Elite team came out firing after seeing their winning streak snapped in Carolina last Saturday.  After a 7 goal outburst on Sunday in Carolina, the Whalers peppered the Patriots net in the opening frame, taking the 1-0 lead at 4:53.  In the 2nd, the Whalers extended the lead at 7:46 to take a 2-0 lead into the intermission.  In the 3rd, Potomac struck a minute in on the power play to close the gap to 2-1.  Just 2 minutes later the Whalers re-took the lead 3-1 before captain Ryan Lorenz made it 4-1 at 12:36.  Potomac would get one more power play goal 2 minutes later, but couldn’t muster anything else, as the Whalers took the 4-2 win.

Ryan Lorenz score twice, while Tyler Dienna and the newest Whaler Jacob Kaplan each scored once.  Gary Eastlack had 3 assists, Kaplan had 2, while Ryan Lorenz had 1.  Everett Yasinski made 20 saves in the net for his 7th win.

The Whalers held a 49-22 shot on goal advantage.  Potomac went 2 for 4 on the power play while the Whalers were 0 for 2.

Saturday Premier 5-3 Loss

On Saturday the Whalers took a 1-0 lead 3 minutes into the game before the wheels fell off, as they surrendered 4 goals in the opening frame and trailed 4-2 after 20.  In the 2nd the Whalers fired off 14 shots but were unable to find the net.  In the 3rd, Potomac extended the lead just 1:21 in to go up 5-2.  At late Whalers goal wasn’t enough as the Whalers suffered a disappointing 5-3 loss.

Brandon Osmundson, John Moncovich, and Matthew Hanchon scored for the Whalers. Trent Wydrowski tallied 2 helpers, while Brendon Borg, Adam Toor, and Brandon Osmundson each had 1.  Zach Alvarado allowed 3 goals on 13 shots before Sean Dickson replaced him, allowing 2 goals on 18 shots, suffering the loss.

The Whalers held a 42-31 shot on goal advantage.  Potomac went 1 for 5 on the power play while Hampton Roads was 0 for 2.  

Sunday Elite 11-1 WIN

On Sunday, the Whalers came out flat and Potomac made them pay at the 10 minute mark, taking a 1-0 lead.  Late in the period, the Whalers scored 2 of 11 straight goals 27 seconds apart to take a 2-1 lead after 1.  In the 2nd, the Whalers tallied 3 more times to take a 5-1 lead, then scored 6 more times in the 3rd to cruise to a 11-1 win.

Gary Eastlack scored twice, while Jacob Kaplan, Ty Brandt, Nolan Cavanagh, Tanner Davis, Shane Ziegler, Noah Kramer, Ryan Lorenz, and Caelan Bolanowski each had 1.  Jacob Kaplan, Justin Jiang, Gary Eastlack, Caelan Bolanowski, Cody Wilson, Ryan Lorenz, and Bryce Leger each had 2 assists, while Tyler Dienna, James Rowe, Noah Kramer, Ty Brandt, Cooper Gravel, Charles DuBose, and Shane Ziegler each had 1.  Everett Yasinski made 19 saves in goal for his 8th win, tying him for the league lead.

The Whalers held a 40-20 shot on goal advantage. Hampton Roads went 2 for 7 on the power play while Potomac was 0 for 7.

Sunday Premier 5-0 WIN

On Sunday, the Whalers put forth a much better effort to bounce back from 2 straight losses.  Once again they scored early, just 3:30 in to lead 1-0 after 20.  Late in the 2nd the Whalers would strike again to take a 2-0 lead into the 3rd.  In the final frame, the Whalers locked things down, tallying 3 more times and splitting the weekend with a 5-0 shutout win.

John Moncovich, Brandon Osmundson, Trent Wydrowski, John Horn, and Zach Zalar scored for the Whalers.  Osmundson tallied 3 assists, Max Loga, Adam Toor, and Riley Wagner each had 1.  Sean Dickson made 32 saves in net for the win and shutout.

The Whalers held a 39-32 shot on goal advantage.  Hampton Roads finished 3 for 6 on the power play while Potomac was 0 for 6.

What's on Tap?

The Whalers will head back on the road this coming weekend with a trip to Massachusetts for their 2nd USPHL Showcase of the season as they compete in the USPHL Islanders Showcase at Skate 3 in Tynsboro, MA and at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.

Premier Schedule

Saturday November 11th vs. Jersey Shore Whalers- 8am

Saturday November 11th vs. Boston Bandits- 8:30pm

Sunday November 12th vs. Jersey Hitmen- 6:20pm

Monday November 13th vs. Skipjacks Hockey Club- 8:30am

Elite Schedule

Saturday November 11th vs. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack- 1:30pm

Sunday November 12th vs. Eugene Generals- 9:50am

Sunday November 12th vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs- 4:40pm

Monday November 13th vs. Springfield Pics- 10:35am

Catch all the action live online on HockeyTV.

Elite Standings

Charlotte Rush 18 15 3 0 30 87 34
Hampton Roads Whalers 16 13 2 1 27 67 32
Richmond Generals 16 10 6 0 20 66 41
Carolina Eagles 18 9 9 0 18 53 56
Atlanta Junior Knights 18 7 11 0 14 52 66
Potomac Patriots 18 1 16 1 3 25 81

Premier Standings

Charlotte Rush 18 15 1 2 32 109 32
Hampton Roads Whalers 16 13 3 0 26 65 27
Carolina Eagles 18 13 5 0 26 53 49
Richmond Generals 16 8 6 2 18 49 48
Atlanta Knights 18 6 11 1 13 60 70
Potomac Patriots 18 5 12 1 11 43 81