The Saginaw Spirit have won their first victory of the season by winning their home opener 2-1 over the Erie Otters in front of 3,000 fans at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw.
Although Erie outshot the Spirit 44-31, Spirit netminder Jake Paterson stopped 43 of those shots to earn the win.
Kristoff Kontos and Cody Payne lit the lamp for Saginaw, who improved to 1-2 on the young season.
The Spirit will hit the road for their next game Friday evening in London. Saginaw returns home on Saturday, when they'll start a three-game home stand. Saturday's game will be a 7:11 p.m. start against the North Bay Battalion.
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