January 11, 2013 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Saginaw Spirit
The opening period was extremely fluid with passing action from both Western Conference teams; however the Otters were able to get a tally from Luke Carins, his 7th of the season, assisted by Dane Fox and Jimmy McDowell. The Spirit quickly fired one back on Otter goaltender and Saginaw native, Devin Williams, on a rebound goal by Eric Locke, his 25th of the season, with assists coming from Jason Shaw and Chicago Blackhawks prospect, Garret Ross. The first period ended with the score tied at 1.
The excitement continued into the second, when the Otters took the lead with ten minutes left in the period, on a goal by J.P. Labardo, his 13th of the season, with assists coming from New York Islanders prospect, Adam Pelech and Connor Crisp. The Spirit were able to come back to tie the score, with a quick reaction from Jeremiah Addison, his 5th of the season, assisted by Nick Moutrey. The second frame ended with the score tied at 2.
As the offense increased in the third, so did the penalties making the rest of the game just as exciting as the first. The Spirit advanced quickly with two goals; the first off Captain Garret Ross' stick, his 22nd goal of the season, assisted by Nathan Glass, followed by a short - handed goal, from Eric Locke, his 26th of the season, with an assist coming from Garret Ross. The Otters closed out the scoring for the period on a tally by Dane Fox, his 6th of the season, with an assist from Connor Brown. The game ended Saginaw 4 - Erie 3, with the shots on goal Saginaw 45 - Erie 33.
The Applebee's Three Stars:
1. Garret Ross (SS)
2. Eric Locke (SS)
3. Jake Paterson (SS)
CATCH THE SPIRIT! - The next action for the Spirit is at home, tomorrow, Saturday, January 12th against the London Knights at 7:11pm. This will be our Star Wars Night brought to you by Valvoline Instant Oil Change! Tickets are still available. Go to www.saginawspirit.com for all your ticket needs, or stop by the Spirit Store at 5789 State Street in Saginaw.