Preview: Spirit continue road trip on Saturday in Owen Sound
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Owen Sound, ON. – On Saturday night, the Saginaw Spirit (29-26-8-0, 66 points, 6th Western Conference) continue their three-game road trip Saturday night against the Owen Sound Attack (33-22-3-5, 74 points, 5th Western Conference). The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday night, the Saginaw Spirit traveled to Guelph for a matchup against the Storm (28-27-5-4) for the initial contest of a lengthy road trip.
In the first period, Marcus Crawford provided the Spirit with a 1-0 lead as he flung the puck into the Storm net off the skate of Isaac Ratcliffe. Spirit netminder Evan Cormier looked sharp and brought the club into the third period with a 1-0 lead.
Cormier remained stout and formed an impenetrable wall with several key saves in the final 20 minutes. With the Storm netminder pulled, Blade Jenkins reached the 20-goal benchmark and provided an insurance goal on the night. Guelph pulled their goalie once more as Mason Kohn buried an empty net goal to give the Spirit a 3-0 victory.
The Owen Sound Attack are coming off of a 6-5 overtime win Thursday night in Barrie over the Colts.
Los Angeles Kings fourth round pick Marcus Phillips led the Attack with three points, including the game-winning goal. After starting goaltender Olivier Lafreniere was pulled 49 seconds into the third period, Honeybaked U16 graduate Mack Guzda stopped 13 of 13 shots to get the Attack the extra point.
Tonight, Spirit overager Mason Kohn will play in his 300th OHL game. The Davie, Florida native has seen time with the Kitchener Rangers (211), Oshawa Generals (39), and the Saginaw Spirit (49).
Tonight marks the 54th all-time regular season meeting between the Spirit and the Attack. The Spirit are 25-25-2-1 against the Attack and 10-15-1-0 at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.