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ODDS Whalers By 3
OVER / UNDER 9 Goals scored
Chris Dubin
Chris Johnson


Whalers Late Charge Downs Tuck 6-3

3 Stars of the Game
1. Pierce, D.
Goals: 3
Assists: 2
2. Harrington, B.
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
3. Lallier, K.
GA: 3
SVS: 31
The Whalers have won two in a row after an 0-1-1 start. Tonight they took down the Tuckies, but had to work for the win, as Tuck held a 2-1 lead after two periods of play.

The big star of tonights game was the Whaler's Dillon "Primetime" Pierce who had 3 goals and 2 assists. Pierce had both the Game Winning and Insurance Goals late in the third period. The rookie is clearly playing for a bigger contract for next season.

Another storyline was two ex-Dartmouth College hockey Alumni faced off against one another. The Whaler's Joe Gaudet & Tuck's Brandon Harrington spent 3 years together playing for the Big Green. Tonight, the older Harrington outperformed Gaudet as he accumulated a pair of goals and an assist in the loss.

Tuck's Benny Dower was solid through two periods as he turned away 26 shots, but a quick pair from Pierce turned the tides. Pierce's first came at 9:05 of the third period on a beautiful move as he cut across the crease beating Dower far side. Off the ensuing faceoff, Pierce cut through the defense for a semi-breakaway that Dower saved, only to see Pierce jam home the rebound as he was being hauled down.

Harrington tallied his second of the game just over a minute later, but the Whalers added two more before the final buzzer.

The Whalers are a team to watch out for with the addition of Pierce & Gaudet to their already solid lineup. Tuck looked drastically improved with Harrington, not to mention they had a majority of their key cogs in the lineup tonight. They should improve with each week.

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