Spirit’s three-game winning streak halts at the hands of the Steelheads
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – On Friday night, the Saginaw Spirit traveled to Mississauga, Ontario for a game against the Central Division’s Mississauga Steelheads looking to build on a three-game winning streak. The first period featured an Albert Michnac goal, his 25th point of the regular season, but the Steelheads opened up a 3-0 lead in the second period thanks to tallies from Michael Little and Brendan Harrogate. The Spirit fought back with a goal shortly before the second period’s conclusion from Danny Katic and added another goal at the opening of the third frame courtesy of Mason Kohn. Eventually, the Steelheads prevailed by a 4-2 margin.
During the first period, both teams put forth a clean frame absent of a penalty and Saginaw secured the majority face-offs at 10-7, but the Steelheads opened up with a 1-0 lead. With less than one minute remaining, Michnac finished off a pass from winger Owen Tippett to put the Steelheads up 1-0. Defenseman Jacob Moverare also assisted on the play. The Steelheads outshot the Spirit 15-10 in the 1st period.
With just four minutes expired in the second frame, Steelheads winger Little slipped a goal into the Spirit net. Less than one minute later the Steelheads added a third from Harrogate, stretching the Mississauga lead to three goals. Danny Katic followed up a play and scored a goal at the 14:07 mark with assists from Keaton Middleton and Camaryn Baber. This was Baber’s first career OHL point. The Steelheads outshot Saginaw 16-6 in the 2nd period.
In the third period, Saginaw manufactured a shorthanded goal as Kyle Bollers and Mason Kohn raced down the ice in a two-on-one on the penalty kill. This goal marked Kohn’s second goal in three games as a member of the Spirit. With three minutes, Steelheads center Ryan McLeod scored an insurance goal as the game finished with Mississauga up two goals, 4-2. The Steelheads outshot the Spirit 38-26 in the game.
Three Stars of the Game
- Ryan McLeod (MSS) – GWG, +1
- Owen Tippett (MSS) – A, +1
- Jacob Ingham (MSS) – 24 saves
The Saginaw Spirit (6-9-2-0, 14 points, 4th West Division) fell to the Mississauga Steelheads (8-9-0-1, 17 points, 3rd Central Division) 4-2 at the Hershey Centre tonight. The Spirit’s next game is on Saturday, Nov. 11th against the Erie Otters at the Erie Insurance Arena.
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