On Friday night, the Saginaw Spirit fell to the Soo Greyhounds by the score of 4-3 in overtime. Scoring for the Spirit were Eric Locke, Josh Shalla, and Garret Ross.
The scoring got started in the second period when the Spirit crossed into the Greyhounds zone and Vince Trocheck found Eric Locke for the first goal of the hockey game. Then eight minutes later, Josh Shalla continued his hot streak of late, scoring to put the Spirit up 2-0. Shalla's goal was assisted by Brandon Saad and Vince Trocheck. The Greyhounds would surge late in the second period scoring two goals in the final minute of the period, from Brandon Alderson and Nick Cousins, to tie the game at 2-2 heading into the second intermission.
The Greyhounds would continue their momentum into the third period, scoring just two minutes in to make the score 3-2. Scoring for the Greyhounds was Mike Schwindt. Saginaw's Garret Ross would tie the game on the power play at the 11:17 mark of the period. Assists on that goal went to Eric Locke and Josh Shalla. The score would remain tied at 3-3 as regulation time ended.
In the final minute of the overtime period, Carson Dubchak would net his 13th goal of the season to win the game for the Greyhounds.
Catch the Spirit! -Saturday night the Saginaw Spirit return home to take on the Sarnia Sting on ZOOPERSTARS Night at The Dow Event Center presented by Holiday Inn Express. Puck drop is at 7:11pm. Then on Sunday, Causley Trucking presents Faith Day! Bishop Joseph Cistone will be on hand for the game as well as former NHL goaltender John VanBiesbrouk and a concert in The Dow Event Center Theater with the Jason Eaton Band! Both games are Jet's Pizza Player Magnet Giveaways! For more information contact the Spirit at 989-497-7747 or visit the Spirit store at 5789 State Street in Saginaw.