The Whalers (formerly the Leafs) have quite possibly the best jerseys in all the UVHL and look dashing and intimidating in the blue white, and silver of a classic NHL team. The core of this squad are solid veteran goaltender and GM Kenny "The Glove" Lallier, stalwart defenseman Kirt Johnson, and the superb hustling center Joey Hayes. These three anchor the almost revolving door of players on this team over the past 6 seasons. Joining the big three the past few seasons are Chuck Gaede, Chris Gogan, and even some guest appearances by none other than Todd Nalette. Expected returning UVHL rookies from last season are Gary Laperle, Sean Clauson, Jim LeClair, and the most hated player in the history of the UVHL Liam "Sean Avery" Oliver.
One thing can be said about this team: they ALWAYS have the best locker room, have fun win or lose, and own the bar post-game because this is always a quality group of characters and personalities no matter who is on the team in any given year.
New additions for 2009-10 will be plentiful for the Whalers including Barre, VT's own superstar Jay "The Z-man" Zaneloni, Steve Bernier, Zach Aher, Adam Barton, and rumor has it that Colin Vernon will return make more than a few guest appearances on their blueline this season. Will they gel like the Gamblers did and take it all in their first season together? Hmmm...maybe...but it is probably a longshot. However, they have proven time and time again that they can beat any UVHL team on any given night. Spoilers, anyone?