Saginaw Spirit welcomed their Western Conference counterpart, the
Guelph Storm to The Dow Event Center for a rare Sunday
afternoon game. Saginaw mustered up just enough offense and utilized
some timely defense to send the Spirit fans home happy after defeating
Guelph by a score of 3-2.
Spirit got on the board first five minutes into the first period when
Dylan Sadowy redirected a Sean Callaghan shot
for his fourteenth goal of the season to go up 1-0 on the Storm. Saginaw
made it a 2-0 game when Jimmy Lodge finished off a nifty passing play
from Eric Locke and Kristoff Kontos with eleven minutes remaining in the
majority of the second period remained scoreless thanks to some stellar
goaltending by both Saginaw's Nikita Serebryakov
and Guelph's Justin Nichols. Saginaw's Nick Moutrey got the second
period scoring started when he slid home an even-strength goal after a
scramble in front of the Guelph net and an assist from Terry Trafford to
put the Spirit up 3-0 on the Storm with six minutes
left in the period. Guelph made it a 3-1 game with four minutes to play
in the period after Scott Kosmachuk netted a breakaway goal that was
assisted by Robby Fabbri and Ben Harpur.
Storm benefited from a powerplay and lit the lamp one minute into the
period when Robby Fabbri scored a goal that was
assisted by Matt Finn and Zack Mitchell to make it a 3-2 game. Thanks
to a critical penalty shot save made by Saginaw's Nikita Serebryakov,
the game ended with a 3-2 score.