Monday, February 07, 2005

Saginaw 1-2 over weekend, beat Attack

Sandwiched between losses to Windsor and Toronto, the Saginaw Spirit beat the Owen Sound Attack, 4-2, Saturday afternoon at home.

Tom Mannino (Farmington Hills), Michal Birner and captain Thomas Harrison scored for Saginaw and Jeff Weber made 39 saves for the Spirit (16-30-2-4) in their first-ever win over the Attack, one of the OHL's top teams all year.

"Everything in this game is won or lost on how you react to different situations," Saginaw head coach and general manager Bob Mancini said. "The guys didn't give up when the game was close."

"We came out tonight and battled hard for 60 minutes," Harrison said. "We showed we can play with anyone in this league if we bring our 'A' game."

Friday, Marek Kvapil scored Saginaw's lone goal in the 3-1 loss to the Majors. Then Sunday, Tom Pyatt scored Saginaw's goal as they fell 5-1 to Windsor.

Next up for the Spirit is a game with the OHL's best team, the London Knights, Saturday night at home. Saginaw also plays at Plymouth on Friday and hosts the Whalers Sunday afternoon.

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