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Encyclopedia > Plymouth Whalers
Plymouth Whalers
City: Plymouth, Michigan
League: Ontario Hockey League
Conference: Western
Division: West
Founded: 1997-1998
Home Arena: Compuware Sports Arena
Colours: Navy blue, White, Green & Silver
Head Coach: Mike Vellucci
General Manager: Mike Vellucci
Affiliate(s): Compuware Ambassadors
Franchise history
1990-92: Detroit Compuware Ambassadors
1992-95: Detroit Junior Red Wings
1995-97: Detroit Whalers
1997-Present: Plymouth Whalers
The Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit line up for a faceoff at the Compuware Sports Arena.
The Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit line up for a faceoff at the Compuware Sports Arena.
Whalers 10th Anniversary Logo

The Plymouth Whalers are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They play out of the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, USA. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Plymouth is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The Compuware Sports Arena is a 3,807-seat multi-purpose arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. ... Navy blue is an especially dark shade of the color blue. ... This article is about the color. ... Mossy, green fountain in Wattens, Austria. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Standard atomic weight 107. ... Mike Vellucci (born August 11, 1966 in Farmington, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey player and the current head coach and general manager of the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League. ... Mike Vellucci (born August 11, 1966 in Farmington, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey player and the current head coach and general manager of the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League. ... 2006 All-Star and Whalers captain John Vigilante celebrates after scoring a goal. ... The Plymouth Whalers are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... 2006 All-Star and Whalers captain John Vigiliante celebrates after scoring a goal. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 579 KB) Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit faceoff for a tilt Jan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 579 KB) Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit faceoff for a tilt Jan. ... Conference: Western Division: West Founded: 1943 Home Ice: Wendler Arena at The Dow Event Center Capacity: 5,497 Ice Size: 192 x 85 City: Saginaw, Michigan, USA Colours: Midnight blue, red, silver, and yellow Head Coach: Bob Mancini General Manager: Bob Mancini The Saginaw Spirit are an ice hockey team... The Compuware Sports Arena is a 3,807-seat multi-purpose arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. ... Image File history File links Whalers_10th_Anniversary_Logo. ... Image File history File links Whalers_10th_Anniversary_Logo. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... The Compuware Sports Arena is a 3,807-seat multi-purpose arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. ... Plymouth is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

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History

The Whalers can trace their roots back to the 1990-91 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors as an expansion team in the OHL. Since then the franchise has been the Detroit Junior Red Wings and the Detroit Whalers. In 1998 they were officially called the "Plymouth Whalers" after the local municipality gave generous tax breaks to the team and venue. The franchise has been owned by Peter Karmanos since its inception. 2006 All-Star and Whalers captain John Vigilante celebrates after scoring a goal. ... The Plymouth Whalers are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... 2006 All-Star and Whalers captain John Vigiliante celebrates after scoring a goal. ... Peter Karmanos, Jr. ...


The Whalers have been part of the Compuware Hockey program since 1995, which also includes the Compuware Amabassadors minor hockey program and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, who were formerly the Hartford Whalers, the namesake of the Detroit Whalers. The Carolina Hurricanes tend to give preference to players from the Plymouth Whalers in the NHL Entry Draft, and coaches and executives are promoted from within the Compuware Hockey affiliation. Chad LaRose is the only player to have played at every level of Compuware hockey; Compuware AAA Ambassadors, Plymouth Whalers, Florida Everblades, Lowell Lock Monsters, and the Carolina Hurricanes. NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... Chad Larose (born March 27, 1982 in Frasier, Michigan, United States) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. Stats as of January 7, 2006. ... The Florida Everblades are an ECHL ice hockey team playing in the Southeast Division. ... The Lowell Lock Monsters are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...


The Detroit Junior Red Wings and Detroit Whalers were both successful incarnations of the franchise in their own rights, but the Plymouth Whalers have made a name for themselves as perennial winners, finishing first or second in their division for every season of their existence.


The team also produces the highest ranked goaltenders on an annual basis, with multiple winners of the Dave Pinkney Trophy and the F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy. Whalers goalies had the lowest goals against average in the OHL throughout the five consecutive division titles. The Dave Pinkney Trophy is awarded to the goaltenders of the team that has the best team goals-against-average in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The F.W. Dinty Moore Trophy is awarded annually to the first year goaltender with the best goals against average in the Ontario Hockey League during the regular season, that played a minimum of 1320 minutes in goal. ...


Plymouth is one of only two teams to win 5 consecutive division titles (West division from 1999-2003, the other team being the Ottawa 67's (East division from 1996-2000). Plymouth has made the playoffs 16 consecutive seasons, since the 1991-92 season. The Whalers reached the OHL finals two consecutive seasons in 1999-2000, and 2000-2001, losing to the Barrie Colts and Ottawa 67's. These seasons included futuer NHLers David Legwand, Justin Williams, Robert Esche, and Stephen Weiss. The Colts celebrate a goal by Bryan Little during the second period, during a September 2005 game at the Brampton Battalion. ... The Ottawa 67s celebrate a playoff victory The Ottawa 67’s are a junior ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Canada. ... David Legwand (Born August 17, 1980, in Detroit, MI), is a professional ice hockey player. ... For NBA player, see Justin Williams (basketball). ... Robert Esche (born January 22, 1978 in Whitesboro, New York) is an American ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Stephen Weiss {b. ...


The Whalers returned to the top of the division in 2003, led by team record 61-goal scorer Chad LaRose, Karl Stewart, David Liffiton, Ryan Ramsay, and acquired former North Bay Centennials captain Chris Thorburn. The Whalers lost in the conference finals to the eventual Memorial Cup winner Kitchener Rangers. The following season, team captain James Wisniewski, won a gold medal playing for the USA World Junior team, and voted CHL & OHL defenceman of the year. Chad Larose (born March 27, 1982 in Frasier, Michigan, United States) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. Stats as of January 7, 2006. ... Karl Stewart (born June 30, 1983 in Aurora, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. ... David Liffiton is an ice hockey player, born November 18, 1984 in Windsor, Ontario. ... The Saginaw Spirit are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... Chris Thorburn (born 6-3-1983 in Sault Ste. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... The Kitchener Rangers are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League that have called Kitchener, Ontario, Canada their home since 1963. ... James Wisniewski (born February 21, 1984 in Canton, Michigan, USA) is an American ice hockey player who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks organization. ...


Celebrating their 10th Anniversary playing at the Compuware Sports Arena during the 2005-06 season, all current Whalers players had been brought into the system by head coach and general manager Mike Vellucci. Headed by overage captain John Vigilante, the team saw the breakout of James Neal, Dan Collins, and Tommy Sestito. Vellucci acquired the Belleville Bulls' leading scorer Evan Brophey and the Toronto St. Michael's Majors goaltender Justin Peters, who had the previous year led his #8 seeded team over the #1 seeded Mississauga Ice Dogs in 5 games. On the last game of the season, the Whalers played the Saginaw Spirit, with the division title on the line. Up 2-0 going into the third period, the Spirit fought back, and managed the tying goal just before time expired. However, Brophey scored in overtime to clinch the Whalers' 9th division title. Mike Vellucci (born August 11, 1966 in Farmington, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey player and the current head coach and general manager of the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League. ... John Vigilante (born 24 May 1985 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... James Neal (born September 3, 1987 in Whitby, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Dan Collins (born 26 February 1987 in Syracuse, New York) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Tommy Sestito (born 28 September 1987 in Rome, New York,USA) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... City: Belleville, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: East Founded: February 2, 1981 Home Arena: Belleville Yardmen Arena Colours: Black, Red, Gold & White Head Coach: George Burnett General Manager: George Burnett Belleville Bulls in action at home versus Oshawa Generals. ... Evan Brophey (born 12-3-1986 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... The Toronto St. ... The Mississauga IceDogs is an Ontario Hockey League team based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ... Conference: Western Division: West Founded: 1943 Home Ice: Wendler Arena at The Dow Event Center Capacity: 5,497 Ice Size: 192 x 85 City: Saginaw, Michigan, USA Colours: Midnight blue, red, silver, and yellow Head Coach: Bob Mancini General Manager: Bob Mancini The Saginaw Spirit are an ice hockey team...


During the 2006-07 season, rookie goaltenders Jeremy Smith and Michal Neuvirth, combined for the lowest goals against average in the OHL, with only 173 goals against in total. The Whalers had a number of high prospects; Neal was signed early in the season by the Dallas Stars, Sestito managed a contract later on with the Columbus Blue Jackets, as well as fan favorite Jared Boll. Former Wayne Gretzky 99 Award winner Daniel Ryder was acquired, with him already having been signed with the Calgary Flames. After starting 8-9-0-0, the team turned it around and rallied to run to nearly the top of the league, falling short of the London Knights by one point for the Hamilton Spectator Trophy. During the second half of the season and through the playoffs, the Whalers featured a 23 game winning streak at home, lasting three and a half months, falling at Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals to London. The Whalers, although seeded #2, easily won the Wayne Gretzky Trophy as Western Conference playoff champion, sweeping #7 Guelph, and winning in 5 against both #3 Kitchener and #1 London. Jeremy Smith (April 13 1989 in Brownstown, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey hockey goalie. ... Michal Neuvirth (born March 23, 1988 in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic) is an ice hockey player. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... The Wayne Gretzky 99 Award is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... City: London, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Western Division: Midwest Founded: 1968 (1965) Home Arena: John Labatt Centre Colours: Green, Gold, Black, and White Head Coach: Dale Hunter General Manager: Mark Hunter Affiliated Team(s): Petrolia Jets London Knights 2004-2005 The London Knights are an ice hockey team... The Hamilton Specator Trophy is an award given to the Ontario Hockey League team who finishes the season with the best record. ... The Wayne Gretzky Trophy is the championship trophy of the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, named in honour of Wayne Gretzky. ...


Championships

The Plymouth Whalers have won seven divisional titles, five of them consecutively. Plymouth has also won three Hamilton Spectator trophies and reached the OHL Championship Finals three times, winning during the 2006-07 season.

J. Ross Robertson Cup
OHL Champion
The J. Ross Robertson Cup is hockey trophy awarded annually to the winner of Ontario Hockey League Championship Series. ...

  • 1990-00 Finalists vs. Barrie Colts
  • 2000-01 Finalists vs. Ottawa 67's
  • 2006-07 Champions vs. Sudbury Wolves


Wayne Gretzky Trophy
Western Conference Playoff Champion
The Wayne Gretzky Trophy is the championship trophy of the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, named in honour of Wayne Gretzky. ...

  • 1999-00, 2000-01 & 2006-07

Hamilton Spectator Trophy
Season Champion
The Hamilton Specator Trophy is an award given to the Ontario Hockey League team who finishes the season with the best record. ...

  • 1998-99 51 wins, 4 ties, 106 pts
  • 1999-00 45 wins, 4 ties, 1 OTL, 95 pts
  • 2001-02 39 wins, 12 ties, 2 OTL, 92 pts

Bumbacco Trophy
West Division Champion
The Bumbacco Trophy was inaugurated in 1994-1995 when the League realigned into three divisions. ...

  • 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07

Coaches

  • 1995-01 Peter DeBoer (6 seasons) - DeBoer was promoted from assistant coach to beceme coach & general manager of the Whalers organization in 1995 when Paul Maurice went to the NHL. DeBoer previously played for the Compuware Spitfires (also owned by Karmanos) when they went to the Memorial Cup in 1988. He was twice voted the OHL Coach of the Year, winning the Matt Leyden Trophy in the 1998-99 & 1999-00 seasons.
  • 2001-present Mike Vellucci (6 seasons) - Vellucci became coach & general manager in addition to being team president, after Peter DeBoer departed to the Kitchener Rangers. In 2007, Vellucci won the Matt Leyden Trophy for the coach of the year in the OHL. Vellucci is a former OHL defenceman with the Belleville Bulls, played two games with the NHL Hartford Whalers in 1988. Velluci's assistant coach and general manager is Todd Watson.

Peter DeBoer (born June 13, 1968 in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada) is currently the head coach of the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. ... Matt Leyden Trophy The Matt Leyden Trophy is awarded annually to the Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year as selected by OHL coaches and general managers. ... Mike Vellucci (born August 11, 1966 in Farmington, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey player and the current head coach and general manager of the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League. ... Matt Leyden Trophy The Matt Leyden Trophy is awarded annually to the Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year as selected by OHL coaches and general managers. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ...

Players

Pat Peake # 14 is the only number retired by the Whalers organization. Peake (who played in the Junior Red Wings era) was a two-season captain, the first MVP for the franchise in 1992-93, as well as Canadian Hockey League player of the year, and OHL Most Sportsmanlike player of the year. Pat Peake {b. ...


Team Captains

  • 1990-91 Paul Mitton
  • 1991 Mark Lawrence (traded)
  • 1991-93 Pat Peake
  • 1993-95 Jamie Allison
  • 1995-96 Bryan Berard
  • 1996-97 Mike Morrone
  • 1997-98 Andrew Taylor
  • 1998-00 Randy Fitzgerald

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Award Winners

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First Round Draft Picks

Players who were drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft

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NHL Alumni

List of Plymouth Whalers alumni who have played in the National Hockey League.
“NHL” redirects here. ...

Jamie Allison (born May 13, 1975, in Lindsay, Ontario) is a professional hockey defenceman in the NHL, playing for the Nashville Predators. ... Jason Bacashihua born September 20, 1982, in Garden City, Michigan is an American Ice hockey Goalie currently playing for the St. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (b. ... Jesse Boulerice (born August 10, 1978 in Plattsburgh, New York, USA) is an United States professional hockey winger. ... This article is on the NHL player. ... Kevin J. Brown (b. ... Eric Cairns (born on June 27, 1974 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is a defenseman currently (2006) with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. Drafted by the New York Rangers in 1992, Cairns has also played for the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers. ... Gregory Campbell (born on 17 December 1983 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the NHL. He is the son of former NHL player Colin Campbell. ... Harold Druken (born January 26, 1979, in St. ... Robert Esche (born January 22, 1978 in Whitesboro, New York) is an American ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Todd Harvey (b. ... Tomas Kurka (born December 14, 1981 in Most, Czech Republic) is a Czech professional ice hockey forward. ... Chad Larose (born March 27, 1982 in Frasier, Michigan, United States) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. Stats as of January 7, 2006. ... David Legwand (Born August 17, 1980, in Detroit, MI), is a professional ice hockey player. ... David Liffiton is an ice hockey player, born November 18, 1984 in Windsor, Ontario. ... Paul Mara is an NHL defensemen who plays for the Phoenix Coyotes. ... This is a list of ice hockey players who have only played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1917-18 to 1999-00. ... Pat Peake {b. ... Karl Stewart (born June 30, 1983 in Aurora, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. ... Chris Thorburn (born 6-3-1983 in Sault Ste. ... Nikos Tselios (born January 20, 1979, Oak Park, Illinois, USA) is a American professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Jason Ward (b. ... Stephen Weiss {b. ... For NBA player, see Justin Williams (basketball). ... Chad Wiseman (born 25 March 1981 in Burlington, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey left winger who currently plays in the New York Rangers organization of the NHL. Wiseman was drafted 246th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. ... James Wisniewski (born February 21, 1984 in Canton, Michigan, USA) is an American ice hockey player who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks organization. ...

Current roster

Goaltenders
# Player Catches NHL Rights Place of Birth
30 Flag of United States Jeremy Smith* L 2007 Brownstown, Michigan
40 Flag of Czech Republic Michal Neuvirth L WSH 2006 Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic
Defensemen
# Player Shoots NHL Rights Place of Birth
2 Flag of Canada Brett Bellemore R 2007 Windsor, Ontario
3 Flag of Canada Wes Cunningham L -- Dresden, Ontario
4 Flag of Canada Leo Jenner L 2007 Mossley, Ontario
5 Flag of Slovakia Jozef Sladok L 2007 Zvolen, Slovakia
6 Flag of Canada Steven Whitely R -- Petrolia, Ontario
10 Flag of United States Ryan McGinnis L LA 2005 Fenton, Michigan
26 Flag of Canada Steve Ward - C O/A± R -- Scarborough, Ontario
28 Flag of Canada Zack Shepley L -- Oakville, Ontario
34 Flag of Canada Jordon O'Neill L 2008 London, Ontario
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots NHL Rights Place of Birth
7 Flag of United States Jared Boll - A O/A RW R CBJ 2005 Crystal Lake, Illinois
9 Flag of Canada Vern Cooper C L 2009 Sudbury, Ontario
11 Flag of Canada Evan Brophey - A O/A± C L CHI 2005 Kitchener, Ontario
12 Flag of Canada Kaine Geldart RW R 2007 Kingston, Ontario
13 Flag of United States Sean O'Connor RW R -- Trenton, Michigan
15 Flag of Canada Andrew Fournier - A C L 2007 Amherstview, Ontario
16 Flag of Canada Brett Valliquette LW L 2007 Newmarket, Ontario
17 Flag of United States Dan Collins RW R FLA 2005 Carthage, New York
19 Flag of Canada James Neal°± LW L DAL 2005 Whitby, Ontario
20 Flag of Canada Chris Terry C L 2007 Brampton, Ontario
21 Flag of United States Tom Sestito LW L CBJ 2006 Rome, New York
22 Flag of United States AJ Jenks LW L 2008 Wolverine Lake, Michigan
23 Flag of Canada Joe McCann RW R -- Essex, Ontario
25 Flag of Canada Joe Gaynor LW L 2007 Goderich, Ontario
27 Flag of Canada Dan Ryder C R CGY 2005 Bonavista, Newfoundland

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°: James Neal won gold with Team Canada at the U-20 Canadian National Team. James Neal (born September 3, 1987 in Whitby, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... The 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are being held in Mora and Leksand, Sweden between December 26, 2006 and January 5, 2007. ...


±: Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team for the 2007 OHL All-Star Classic, in Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw redirects here. ...


♠: Confirmed contract with NHL team.


Players By Number

Former captain John Vigilante.
Former captain John Vigilante.

This is not a complete listing of all players. Image File history File links Vig. ... Image File history File links Vig. ... John Vigilante (born 24 May 1985 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ...

  • 1: Kevin Butt, Derek Wilkinson, Chris Wilcox, Darryl Foster, Mike Minard, Shawn Gallant, Aaron Molnar, Bill Ruggiero, Matt Tanel, Justin Peters
  • 2: Paul Mara, Cole Jarrett, Ryan Lee, Brett Bellemore
  • 3: Shaun Fisher, Nikos Tselios, Andre Robichaud, Libor Ustrnul, Mike Looby, Wes Cunningham
  • 4: Greg Bailey, Tom Buckley, Jared Newman, Richard Power, Jake Helmick, Leo Jenner
  • 5: Nate Kiser, Zack Shepley, Jozef Sladok
  • 6: Chris Cava, Karl Stewart, Erik Lundmark, Steven Whitely
  • 7: Troy Smith, Steven Morris, Ryan O'Keefe, John Mitchell, Jared Boll
  • 8: Scott Wray, Jon Billy, Greg Campbell, Trevor Waddell, Mike Martinelli
  • 9: Colin Beardsmore, Joe Byrne, Adam Colagiacomo, Stephen Weiss, John Vigilante, Vern Cooper
  • 10: Julian Smith, George Nistas, Jimmy Gagnon, Ryan McGinnis
  • 11: Matt Ball, Scott Blair, David Legwand, Tim Sestito, Evan Brophey
  • 12: Yuri Babenko, Kris Vernarsky, Vaclav Meidl, Joe McCann, Kaine Geldart
  • 13: Shaun Fisher, James Ramsay, Jeff Phillips, Sean O'Connor
  • 14: Jamie Lalonde, Nathan Tennant
  • 15: Pat Barton, Tom Buckley, Matt Ball, Damian Surma, Martin Cizek, Andrew Fournier
  • 16: Jason Ward, Bryan Thompson, Sean Thompson, Cory Tanaka, Brett Valliquette
  • 17: Randy Fitzgerald, Chad LaRose, Dan Collins
  • 18: Jesse Boulerice, James Ramsay, Sean Thompson, James Neal, John Vigilante, John Armstrong, Jordon O'Neill
  • 19: David Benn, Harold Druken, Tomas Kurka, Taylor Raszka, Chris Thorburn, Tony Iaquinto, James Neal
  • 20: Rob Boyko, Pat Barton, Dan Armstrong, Andrew Taylor, Andre Robichaud, James Wisniewski, Chris Terry
  • 21: John-Paul Luciuk, Justin Williams, Jeff Phillips, Josh Chambers, Ryan Ramsay, Tommy Sestito
  • 22: Scott Blair, Steve Wasylko, Justin Williams, Stacy Britstone, Kyle Neufeld, Mike Letizia, AJ Jenks
  • 23: Andy Burnham, Libor Ustrnul, Preston Mizzi, Joe McCann
  • 24: Terry Banjavcic, Bob McBride, Mike Nelson, Gino Pisellini
  • 25: Don Ashley, Kristopher Purdy, Brad Yeo, Steve Phillips, Mike Knight, Joe Gaynor
  • 26: Kevin Holdridge, Mark McMahon, Matt Armstrong, Grant Buckley, Jordan Grant, Steve Ward
  • 27: Brian Passmore, Chad Wiseman, Danny MacDonald, Gary Klapkowski, Nick Vernelli, Frank Grzeszczak, Daniel Ryder
  • 28: Pat Parthenais, Zack Shepley
  • 29: Jesse Boulerice, Aaron Ellis, Sergei Fedotov, Rob Zepp
  • 30: Jamie Shea, Brad Teichmann, Jason Saal, Nathan West, Steve Lyle, Brandon Sacco, Larry Sterling, Dan Reed, Jeremy Smith
  • 31: Robert Esche, Paul Drew
  • 32: Michael Lombardi
  • 33: Jamie Allison, Robert Holsinger, Libor Ustrnul, Jason Bacashihua, Jeff Weber, Justin Garay
  • 34: Fred Brathwaite, Bryan Berard, Jonas Fiedler, Leo Jenner, Jordon O'Neill
  • 35: John Finnie, Brent Thombs, Brian Kent, Ryan Nie
  • 36: Tomek Valtonen, Erik Lundmark, Craig Cescon
  • 37: Eric Gooldy, Sean Pennock, Rane Carnegie
  • 38: Bryan McKinney, Jason Lawmaster, Nikos Tselios, David Liffiton, Scott Madden
  • 39: Scott Cameron, Pete Barker, Brent Mahon, Ryan Stephenson
  • 40: Ryan Lee, Michal Neuvirth
  • 41: Dan Pawlaczyk
  • 44: Kevin Brown, Milan Kostolny
  • 52: Gerry Skrypec
  • 55: Sam Oliviera, Ryan O'Neill, Duane Harmer, Tom Buckley,
  • 61: Dale Junkin
  • 77: Shayne McCosh
  • 91: Sean Haggerty
  • 93: Nic Beaudoin

Paul Mara is an NHL defensemen who plays for the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Nikos Tselios (born January 20, 1979, Oak Park, Illinois, USA) is a American professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Karl Stewart (born June 30, 1983 in Aurora, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. ... John Mitchell (Born January 22, 1985 in Waterloo, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Jared Boll (born May 13, 1986 in Crystal Lake, Illinois) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Stephen Weiss {b. ... John Vigilante (born 24 May 1985 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Ryan McGinnis (March 3 1987 in Fenton, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey defenseman. ... David Legwand (Born August 17, 1980, in Detroit, MI), is a professional ice hockey player. ... Tim Sestito is an American Ice Hockey player. ... Evan Brophey (born 12-3-1986 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Vaclav Meidl (born 5-27-1986 in Havirov, Czech Republic) is a major junior ice hockey foreward. ... Chad Larose (born March 27, 1982 in Frasier, Michigan, United States) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. Stats as of January 7, 2006. ... Dan Collins (born 26 February 1987 in Syracuse, New York) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... James Neal (born September 3, 1987 in Whitby, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... John Vigilante (born 24 May 1985 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Chris Thorburn (born 6-3-1983 in Sault Ste. ... James Neal (born September 3, 1987 in Whitby, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... James Wisniewski (born February 21, 1984 in Canton, Michigan, USA) is an American ice hockey player who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks organization. ... Chris Terry (born 4-6-1989 in Brampton, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... For NBA player, see Justin Williams (basketball). ... Tommy Sestito (born 28 September 1987 in Rome, New York,USA) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... For NBA player, see Justin Williams (basketball). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jeremy Smith (April 13 1989 in Brownstown, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey hockey goalie. ... Robert Esche (born January 22, 1978 in Whitesboro, New York) is an American ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Jamie Allison (born May 13, 1975, in Lindsay, Ontario) is a professional hockey defenceman in the NHL, playing for the Nashville Predators. ... Jason Bacashihua born September 20, 1982, in Garden City, Michigan is an American Ice hockey Goalie currently playing for the St. ... This article is on the NHL player. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (b. ... Nikos Tselios (born January 20, 1979, Oak Park, Illinois, USA) is a American professional ice hockey defenceman. ... David Liffiton is an ice hockey player, born November 18, 1984 in Windsor, Ontario. ...

Franchise Records

A complete list of team records can be found here.

Team Records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most Points 106 1998-99
Most Wins 51 1998-99
Most Goals For 330 1992-93
Least Goals For 198 2004-05
Least Goals Against 162 1998-99
2000-01
Most Goals Against 378 1990-91
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most Goals Chad LaRose 61 2002-03
Most Assists Kevin Brown 91 1992-93
Most Points Bob Wren 145 1992-93
Most PIM David Benn 305 1991-92
Best GAA (Goalie) Robert Holsinger 2.08 1998-99
Most Wins (Goalie) Rob Zepp 36 1999-00
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played



Top Scorers

Top scorers in the history of the franchise.

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Pat Peake 1990-92 162 138 181 319 162
Bob Wren 1991-94 182 115 188 303 220
Todd Harvey 1991-95 173 113 157 270 310
Kevin Brown 1992-94 113 102 167 269 161
Sean Haggerty 1993-96 187 131 132 263 136
John Vigilante 2002-06 254 93 153 246 107
Harold Druken 1996-99 187 123 120 243 60
John Mitchell 2001-05 258 80 150 230 158
Damian Surma 1998-02 241 105 120 225 286
Stephen Weiss 1999-02 172 89 134 223 149

Top active scorers, at end of 2006-07 season Pat Peake {b. ... Todd Harvey (b. ... Kevin J. Brown (b. ... John Vigilante (born 24 May 1985 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Harold Druken (born January 26, 1979, in St. ... John Mitchell (Born January 22, 1985 in Waterloo, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Stephen Weiss {b. ...

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Dan Collins 2003- 237 86 99 185 233
James Neal 2003- 188 68 105 173 235
Evan Brophey 2005- 108 46 96 142 133
Steve Ward 2004- 200 34 76 110 230
Jared Boll 2005- 132 47 49 96 403
Chris Terry 2005- 132 31 63 94 174
Andrew Fournier 2003- 162 50 43 93 132
Tom Sestito 2004- 152 53 35 88 402
Ryan McGinnis 2003- 223 11 56 67 337
Wes Cunningham 2005- 98 5 39 44 169

Dan Collins (born 26 February 1987 in Syracuse, New York) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... James Neal (born September 3, 1987 in Whitby, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Evan Brophey (born 12-3-1986 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Jared Boll (born May 13, 1986 in Crystal Lake, Illinois) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Tommy Sestito (born 28 September 1987 in Rome, New York,USA) is a major junior ice hockey forward. ... Ryan McGinnis (March 3 1987 in Fenton, Michigan) is a major junior ice hockey defenseman. ...

Yearly Results

Regular Season

Legend:
T = Tie (1997-2005), SL = Shoot Out Loss (2005-06 onward), OTL = Overtime Loss

Season Games Won Lost T/SL OTL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1997-98 66 37 22 7 - 81 0.614 279 223 2nd Western
1998-99 68 51 13 4 - 106 0.779 313 162 1st West
1999-00 68 45 18 4 1 95 0.691 256 172 1st West
2000-01 68 43 15 5 5 96 0.669 253 162 1st West
2001-02 68 39 15 12 2 92 0.662 249 166 1st West
2002-03 68 43 14 9 2 97 0.699 259 174 1st West
2003-04 68 32 24 9 3 76 0.537 220 204 2nd West
2004-05 68 30 29 6 3 69 0.485 198 204 2nd West
2005-06 68 35 28 1 4 75 0.551 227 224 1st West
2006-07 68 49 14 3 2 103 0.757 299 173 1st West

The 1997-98 OHL season was the 18th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 OHL season was the 19th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1999-00 OHL season was the 20th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 OHL season was the 21st season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 OHL season was the 22nd season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 OHL season was the 23rd season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 OHL season was the 24th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 OHL season was the 25th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2005-06 OHL season was the 26th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2006-07 OHL season will be the 27th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ...

Playoffs

  • 1997-98 - Defeated Sarnia Sting 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
    Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
  • 1998-99 - Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to London Knights 4 games to 3 in conference semi-finals.
  • 1999-00 - Defeated Guelph Storm 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 game to 1 in conference finals.
    Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 3 in finals.
  • 2000-01 - Defeated Sarnia Sting 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Erie Otters 4 game to 1 in conference finals.
    Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in finals.
  • 2001-02 - Lost to London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2002-03 - Defeated Owen Sound Attack 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated London Knights 4 games to 3 in conference semi-finals.
    Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 3 in conference finals.
  • 2003-04 - Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2004-05 - Lost to Owen Sound Attack 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2005-06 - Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals
  • 2006-07 - Defeated Guelph Storm 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
    Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 2 in finals.

The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... City: Belleville, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: East Founded: February 2, 1981 Home Arena: Belleville Yardmen Arena Colours: Black, Red, Gold & White Head Coach: George Burnett General Manager: George Burnett Belleville Bulls in action at home versus Oshawa Generals. ... The Guelph Storm is an OHL team based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. ... The Windsor Spitfires are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... City: London, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Western Division: Midwest Founded: 1968 (1965) Home Arena: John Labatt Centre Colours: Green, Gold, Black, and White Head Coach: Dale Hunter General Manager: Mark Hunter Affiliated Team(s): Petrolia Jets London Knights 2004-2005 The London Knights are an ice hockey team... The Sault Ste. ... The Colts celebrate a goal by Bryan Little during the second period, during a September 2005 game at the Brampton Battalion. ... The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Ottawa 67s celebrate a playoff victory The Ottawa 67’s are a junior ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Canada. ... City: Owen Sound, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Western Division: Midwest Founded: 2000 (1989) Home Arena: J.D. MacArthur Arena Colours: Black, White, Gold & Red Head Coach: Mike Stothers General Manager: Mike Futa Affiliated Team(s): Owen Sound-Saugeen Shores Greys St. ... The Kitchener Rangers are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League that have called Kitchener, Ontario, Canada their home since 1963. ...

Uniforms & Logos

Whalers' green 3rd jersey
Whalers' green 3rd jersey
Whalers' away jersey
Whalers' away jersey

The Whalers colours are navy blue, white, green and silver. The Whalers logo was created in 1995 after the Jr. Red Wings were renamed. The colours and logo were derived from the NHL's Hartford Whalers who were also owned by Peter Karmanos. The logo features an angry hockey stick-wielding whale, blowing a puck and spout of water out its blow hole. The name Whalers is superimposed on the image surround by a circle of green and blue with waves in the background. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (841x599, 202 KB) Summary self taken photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (841x599, 202 KB) Summary self taken photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (848x1280, 215 KB) Plymouth Whalers Away Jersey. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (848x1280, 215 KB) Plymouth Whalers Away Jersey. ...


The Whalers home and away jerseys are either white or navy blue background, with green & silver trim. The Whalers third jersey (inset, bottom right), derived from the original 1979-92 green away jersey of the NHL Whalers, is a green background with the word "Whalers" spelled out in silver letters diagonally across the chest, and has the Whalers primary logo as a shoulder patch.


Arena

Interior of Compuware Sports Arena

Peter Karmanos arranged to build the Whalers a new home in Plymouth Township, Michigan as soon as the 1995-96 season ended. The Compuware Sports Arena was constructed in 6 months time, ready for the 1996-97 season. The arena is located at 14900 Beck Rd. in Plymouth with a seating capacity of 3,807. Image File history File linksMetadata CSA_interior. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CSA_interior. ... Peter Karmanos, Jr. ... Plymouth Township is a township located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... The Compuware Sports Arena is a 3,807-seat multi-purpose arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


In addition to the NHL-sized rink, there is an Olympic sized rink also in the building. CSA, as it is known for short, is home to not only the Whalers, but also the Compuware Ambassadors, a series of major midget teams and lower, according to age.

External links

Ontario Hockey League
Current Teams : Barrie Colts | Belleville Bulls | Brampton Battalion | Erie Otters | Guelph Storm | Kingston Frontenacs | Kitchener Rangers | London Knights | Mississauga IceDogs | Oshawa Generals | Ottawa 67's | Owen Sound Attack | Peterborough Petes | Plymouth Whalers | Saginaw Spirit | Sarnia Sting | Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds | Sudbury Wolves | Toronto St. Michael's Majors | Windsor Spitfires
Defunct Teams : Brantford Alexanders | Cornwall Royals | Detroit Compuware Ambassadors | Detroit Junior Red Wings | Detroit Whalers | Guelph Platers | Hamilton Dukes | Hamilton Steelhawks | Kingston Canadians | Kingston Raiders | Newmarket Royals | Niagara Falls Thunder | North Bay Centennials | Owen Sound Platers | Toronto Marlboros
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Plymouth Whalers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1206 words)
The Whalers have been part of the Compuware Hockey program since 1995, which also includes the Compuware Amabassadors minor hockey program and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, who were formerly the Hartford Whalers, the namesake of the Detroit Whalers.
Red Wings and Detroit Whalers were both successful incarnations of the franchise in their own rights, but the Plymouth Whalers have made a name for themselves as perennial winners.
The Whalers third jersey (inset, bottom right), derived from the original 1979-92 green away jersey of the NHL Whalers, is a green background with the word "Whalers" spelled out in silver letters diagonally across the chest, and has the Whalers primary logo as a shoulder patch.
The OHL Arena & Travel Guide - Compuware Sports Arena, Plymouth Whalers (1608 words)
The Plymouth team has had many incarnations over its history and the championship banners from their days as the Detroit Ambassadors and Junior Red Wings are hanging from the ceiling, as well as Pat Peake's number 14, their only retired number.
The Plymouth Whalers have always played in the Detroit area, but few teams in junior hockey history have ever known more instability in the early years of their existence.
Plymouth Township is a currently boasts a population of about 28,000.
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