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Game Preview: Game 3 at Soo

April 15, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Saginaw Spirit News Release

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. - The second-seeded Saginaw Spirit (5-1) travel to the GFL Memorial Garden to take on the third-seeded Soo Greyhounds (5-1) for Game 3 of their second-round series on Monday night.

Tonight's Game:

Puck drop is at 7:07 PM



Television: CHL TV, CHL App, OHL Action Pak Ch. 467

Radio: 100.5 FM WSGW,


The Saginaw Spirit shutout the Soo Greyhounds in Game 1 of the series at the Dow Event Center on Thursday night. Two Spirit goals in the second from Hunter Haight and Calem Mangone gave Saginaw a 2-0 lead going into the third period where Alex Christopoulos and Matyas Sapovaliv scored two more goals to seal a 4-0 victory over the Greyhounds. Charlie Schenkel started in net for the Soo, stopping 31 of 34 shots while Saginaw's Andrew Oke grabbed all 39 shots on goal.

Game 2 was on Saturday night at the Dow Event Center where the Saginaw Spirit lost to the Soo Greyhounds, 5-2. Julian Fantino scored the first goal of the game but Zayne Parekh soon responded scoring a game tying goal. However, Jordan D'Intino scored his first goal of the night, giving the Soo a 2-1 lead going into the second. Owen Allard scored the only goal in the second to extend the Greyhounds lead to 3-1. After a collision with Bryce McConnell-Barker, Andrew Oke left the game due to injury, giving Nolan Lalonde his first career playoff appearance. Nic Sima scored another goal for the Spirit, but two more goals from Jordan D'Intino gave the Soo Greyhounds a 5-2 victory. Charlie Schenkel started in net again for the Greyhounds, saving 25 of 27 shots. Saginaw's Andrew Oke stopped nine of 11 shots before being replaced by Nolan Lalonde, who stopped seven of ten.

Players to Watch:

Saginaw is led by Montreal prospect Owen Beck with a team leading eight points and six assists. Hunter Haight notched the first goal of the series in Game 1, and is one of four players (Haight, Bloom, Misa, Sima) with a team-high three goals. Andrew Oke sits in the top two of every OHL goaltender category including a 1.83 GAA (first in the OHL), a .938 SV% (first in the OHL), five wins (second in the OHL), and a shutout (tied for first in OHL). Oke is day-to-day with an upper body injury. Goaltender Nolan Lalonde won a career-high 21 games in the regular season, posting a 3.31 GAA and .869 SV%.

Chicago prospect Gavin Hayes leads the Greyhounds in points (9) and is in a three way tie for most assists (6). Behind Hayes is Jordan D'Intino with eight points and a team leading five goals. Charlie Schenkel leads all Soo goaltenders during the postseason with a 2.54 GAA, a .899 SV%, and four wins.

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