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Whalers Premier begin first-ever playoff series in franchise history this weekend

Whalers Premier begin first-ever playoff series in franchise history this weekend

By Jersey Whalers Marketing, 03/04/22, 9:30AM EST

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The Jersey Whalers premier junior team will begin its first-ever playoff series beginning tonight against the Rockets Hockey Club. It will be a best-of-three game series with all three games being held at the Bridgewater Sports Arena.

Friday’s game starts at 7:30PM while Saturday’s game begins at 7:10PM. Sunday’s game would start at 3:40PM should it go to a third and deciding game.

The Rockets came in first during the regular season with a 31-7-3-1-2 record for 68 points while the Whalers came in fourth with a 24-17-2-0-1 record for 51 points.

The Rockets won all five games against the Whalers during the regular season by a combined score of 23 – 3.

Yakov Yakzhin led all Whalers skaters with 40 total points (14 goals and 26 assists) while Ed Slack had the most goals with 18. Mikhail Anikin led the team in penalty minutes with 81.

Whalers netminders Dimitrii Kapranov and Justin Grenon had a combined 2.86 goals against average and .916 save percentage with five shutouts (3 Kapranov and 2 Grenon).

Whalers Premier begin first-ever playoff series in franchise history this weekend