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Spirit drop shootout thriller to Frontenacs

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KINGSTON,ONT. -

The weekend road trip for the Saginaw Spirit concluded Sunday afternoon in Kingston, Ontario as the Spirit the dropped a 5-4 shootout decision to the Kingston Frontenacs.

Saginaw opened the scoring at 17:10 of the first period with Eric Locke netting a shorthanded goal.

The hometown Frontenacs tied the game in the second stanza with a Darcy Greenaway power play goal.

Saginaw took a 2-1 lead late in the period as Nick Moutrey scored, but Kingston tied the game up just 60 seconds later at 19:03.

In the high scoring third period, Kingston took a two goal lead with Henri Ikonen scoring at 4:48 and a Billy Jenkins power play marker at 10:38.

Saginaw battled back with two goals in just 2:07, as Vincent Trochek cut the lead to one at 11:57 and Dalton Young tied the game at 4 with a power play goal at 14:04.

The game headed to overtime with neither team scoring, and the game headed to a shootout.

In the one on one round, none of the five Spirit shooters scored on Frontenacs goaltender Mike Morrison, and the game rested on the final Kingston shooter Sam Bennett.

Bennett did not miss as he scored on Spirit netminder Nikita Serebryakov and the partisan crowd of 2,602 went home happy.

Despite the loss, Saginaw took five of six points over the weekend after a pair of wins over Ottawa and Belleville.

Serebryakov had 35 saves for the Spirit.

Saginaw heads home to face the Plymouth Whalers Wednesday evening at the Dow Event Center.

Faceoff is at 7:11 pm.

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