Whalers to face Guelph Storm in opening round of playoffs

By Peter Krupsky, Director of Communications and Community Relations for Plymouth Whalers
Published On: Mar 15 2014 01:21:49 PM EDT
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PLYMOUTH, Mich. -

The Plymouth Whalers will play the Guelph Storm in the best-of-seven Ontario Hockey League Western Conference quarterfinal series starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Guelph.

Here are the dates of the series:

Game 1 – Friday, March 21 - Plymouth at Guelph, 7:30 pm, Sleeman Centre (88.1FM WSDP).
Game 2 - Saturday, March 22 - Plymouth at Guelph, 7:00 pm, Sleeman Centre (88.1FM WSDP).
Game 3 - Tuesday, March 25 - Guelph at Plymouth, 7:00 pm, Compuware Arena (CN-900, 88.1FM WSDP).
Game 4 - Wednesday, March 26 - Guelph at Plymouth, 7:00 pm, Compuware Arena (CN-900, 88.1FM WSDP).
(*) Game 5 - Friday, March 28 - Plymouth at Guelph, 7:30 pm, Sleeman Centre (88.1FM WSDP).
(*) Game 6 - Sunday, March 30 - Guelph at Plymouth, 4:00 pm, Compuware Arena (CN-900).
(*) Game 7 - Tuesday, April 1 - Plymouth at Guelph, 7:00 pm, Sleeman Centre (88.1FM WSDP).
(*) if necessary

Tickets for all Plymouth Whalers playoff games can be purchased by calling the Compuware Arena Box office at 734-453-8400 or by going online to www.plymouthwhalers.com.

Plymouth has made the OHL Playoffs for 23 consecutive seasons – a current OHL record.

The Whalers (27-33-0-7, eighth in the Western Conference) finish the 2013-14 regular season tonight against Windsor. Guelph (52-12-2-1, first in the Western Conference) finishes the 2013-14 regular season tonight in Owen Sound.

FREQUENT PLAYOFF PARTNERS: The Whalers and Storm are meeting in the playoffs for the ninth time since the Storm moved from Hamilton in 1991:

2012 Western Conference Quarter-Finals - Plymouth eliminated Guelph, 4-games-2.
2007 Western Conference Quarter-Finals – Plymouth eliminated Guelph, 4-games-to-0.
2006 Western Conference Semi-Finals – Guelph eliminated Plymouth, 4-games-to-2.
2004 Western Conference Semi-Finals – Guelph eliminated Plymouth, 4-games-to 0.2000 Western Conference Quarter-Finals – Plymouth eliminated Guelph, 4-games-2.
1998 Ontario Hockey League Semi-Finals – Guelph eliminated Plymouth, 4-games-to-0.
1995 Ontario Hockey League Championship Series – Plymouth eliminated Guelph, 4-games-to-2, to win the OHL Championship.
1993 Emms Division Quarter-Finals – Plymouth eliminated Guelph, 4-games-to-2.

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