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BRUINS SWALLOWED UP BY WHALE TOTAL TEAM EFFORT

Connecticut-Whale_thumb_thumb_thumb1      VERSUS      Providence

The Connecticut Whale played one of their most sound two way games of the season in shutting out the visiting Providence Bruins 3-0 in front of at the XL Center Saturday night.

Head Coach Ken Gernander talks frequently in his post-game press conferences about players stepping up when the opportunity arises. Saturday night, the lower body injury sustained by forward Mats Zuccarello in Friday night’s 5-3 loss to Hershey created that exact kind of opportunity for Chris McKelvie. The 6’1” 195-pounder from New Brighton, Minnesota seized the chance and was strong on both ends of the ice and scored what proved to be the game-winner 5:08 into the third period.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

The untimely Arctic Invasion on Saturday aside, the historic “Harvest-Properties.com Whalers Hockey Fest 2011” proved quite the bonanza for fans, hockey and Whalers Sports and Entertainment.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

It’s never a good time to lose a lead after two periods, but Connecticut Whale picked one of the worst Saturday night.

Despite an error-prone opening 10 minutes of the second period that helped the Providence Bruins to three goals and a 3-2 lead, the Whale got goals from All-Star Jeremy Williams and defenseman Jared Nightingale 59 seconds apart to regain control.

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ROAD WARRIORS STUMBLE AGAINST ROYALS

Greenville Road Warriors VERSUS     Reading Royals

READING, PA The Greenville Road Warriors could not keep up with a Reading Royals offense that started off quickly on Saturday night. The 4-2 loss dropped the Road Warriors’ record to 27-15-2 on the season.

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