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Saginaw looks to even Coors Light I-75 Divide Cup series against Flint

Flint, Mich. – The Saginaw Spirit (14-6-1-0) take on their in-state rival the Flint Firebirds (11-8-1-1) Wednesday, November 23, at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Michigan. The game is part of the Coors Light I-75 Divide Cup, which Flint leads, 1-0.

Tonight’s Game:

Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.

Broadcast:

Television: CHL TV, CHL App, OHL Action Pak Ch. 466 (Ontario)

Radio: 100.5 FM WSGW, WSGW.com

Last Time:

The Spirit were victorious against the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-2 Saturday, November 19, at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. 15-year-old Michael Misa scored twice in the win, and Andrew Oke stopped 26 of 28 shots.

Box Score & Highlights

The Firebirds were defeated by the London Knights 7-4 Saturday, November 19, at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Michigan. Tyler Deline scored twice in the loss.

Box Score & Highlights

This Season:

Saginaw and Flint have played each other once this season, with Flint winning 7-2 on Wednesday, October 26 at the Dow Event Center.

Players to Watch:

Overager Theo Hill has scored in the last two games and has six goals on the season. He will skate in his 200th career OHL game tonight against the Firebirds. Anaheim Ducks prospect Pavel Mintyukov leads Saginaw in points with 29 and assists with 19. His 29 points are also second in the OHL behind Sarnia’s Ty Voit (36). Michael Misa leads the club in goals with 12, including the game-winner in Hamilton Saturday night. New York Islanders prospect Tristan Lennox leads the team’s goaltenders with a 3.01 goals against average (GAA) and an .884 save percentage (SV%).

Detroit Red Wings 4th round pick Adamadeus Lombardi leads the Firebirds in points with 25 and assists with 16. The center has an assist in the last two games. Braeden Kressler leads Flint in goals with 11. Boe Piroski leads the club’s goaltenders with a 3.00 GAA and a .909 SV%.

The Spirit have three (3) players drafted into the National Hockey League (NHL), including Pavel Mintyukov (Anaheim), Matyas Sapovaliv (Vegas), and Tristan Lennox (New York Islanders).

The Firebirds have six (6) players drafted into the NHL, including Dmitry Kuzmin (Winnipeg), Gavin Hayes (Chicago), Will Cranley (St. Louis), Braeden Kressler (Toronto, FA), Amadeus Lombardi (Detroit), and Artem Guryev (San Jose).

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