Pod's Dorohoy continues hot streak
CENTENNIAL ARENA – After the flooding in Chilliwack led to an unexpected bye week, the Whalers picked up where they left off: another comeback victory.
White Rock defeated the Surrey Knights 4-2 Nov. 26. The Pod is on a three-game winning streak – with a record of 12 wins, 10 losses, and an overtime loss – for 25 points.
At press time, the Whalers were three points behind the third-place Richmond Sockeyes in the Tom Shaw Conference.
The Knights took the lead via Ryder Clarke’s unassisted effort, but then veteran Whaler defenceman Bryce Margetson stepped up.
Talking about practice
Margetson scored on the Pod’s first powerplay when he deftly one-timed a sublime feed from captain Tyler Price to tie the game at 1-1.
“Tyler made a great pass in my wheelhouse,” Margetson said. The blueliner was also named the game’s first star.
“We were shooting the puck more, getting way more scoring opportunities and playing our game!” Margetson exclaimed. “Nothing wrong with more practice!”
Man Who Would Be King: Dorohoy
In the second period, two recent pick-ups for the Whalers showed their mettle. First, Vince Rodrigues – traded from Surrey to White Rock a few weeks ago – notched his first of the season when he beat Surrey goalie Mason Upton.
Teammate Jacob Dorohoy tipped a Margetson point shot to add another Pod goal on the man advantage – and the game-winner.
“We were definitely hungry for the win,” Dorohoy pointed out.
The veteran centreman has shined for the Whalers since being traded from Richmond last month. With the move to wear the ‘W’ crest, his objective was to make a “big impact from the start.”
Dorohoy has certainly delivered. In the past two games, he’s had the King Midas touch with four goals.
Whaler netminder Daniel Zuvic faced 22 shots for his eighth win between the pipes.
“It definitely wasn't the prettiest game we played but at the end of the day, I thought we put in all the work,” concluded Whalers captain Tyler Price.
First: White Rock # 7 Bryce Margetson
Second: Surrey # 35 Mason Upton
Third: White Rock # 73 Tyler Price