Monday, January 24, 2005

Spirit hold on against Belleville, Oshawa

After losing in Ottawa on Friday night, the Saginaw Spirit regrouped and beat the Belleville Bulls and Oshawa Generals to close out their weekend road trip.

In Belleville, Jesse Gimblett scored twice to back rookie Aaron Rock's 46-save effort in the 3-2 win. The win was Rock's first OHL victory. Tommy Mannino also scored for the Spirit.

Then at Oshawa in a battle of the OHL's two worst teams, Saginaw picked up a 3-1 win with Jeff Weber making 39 saves.

Mannino, Patrick McNeill and Tom Pyatt scored for the Spirit (14-27-1-4).

"We all seem to be on the same page," said Mannino. "We're working hard and if we keep doing that, we'll see what happens."

The Spirit resume action Friday against the Plymouth Whalers in Plymouth. The team returns home Saturday to face the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

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