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OFFENCE: Both teams feature a number of high scoring players that can break open a game at any time. Ottawa features defenceman Jon Zion and forward Joe Talbot while the Whalers counter with the likes of Damian Surma, Stephen Weiss and Kris Vernarsky. With those types of players on each side there should be no shortage of offence for this series.
DEFENCE: Plymouth’s defensive corps were bolstered when the Whalers added Ryan O’Keefe from Barrie. This will be O’Keefe’s second straight appearance in the finals. The Whalers also boast NHL draft prospect Cole Jarrett and Libor Ustrnul. On the Ottawa side Jonathan Zion is always a threat.
GOALTENDING: The Whalers are backstopped by two time OHL goaltender of the year runner-up Rob Zepp. Zepp had a solid season and backup Paul Drew was also solid when called upon to relieve Zepp. Seamus Kotyk had a good season between the pipes for the 67’s although it wasn’t as strong as Zepp’s season.
PLAY AT HOME: The 67’s have a very slight edge in this department as they posted a perfect 7-0 record on home ice in the playoffs. The Whalers were not quite as strong on home ice posting a 5-1 record thus far in the playoffs.
PLAY AWAY FROM HOME: The 67’s road record, although not quite as good as their home record was solid at 5-2. The Whalers actually played better away from home posting a perfect 7-0 record after 3 playoff rounds.