Monday, February 21, 2005

Saginaw loses trio over weekend

The OHL playoffs may now just be a pipe dream for the Saginaw Spirit.

Needing wins badly, the Spirit (17-35-2-4) dropped all three of their games last weekend.

Friday night in Saginaw, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds posted a 3-0 win over the Spirit. Jeff Weber made 36 saves in the loss.

"We couldn't overcome their pressure early on," Saginaw head coach and general manager Bob Mancini said. "A couple of deflection goals put us behind and we didn't play with passion to overcome that lead."

The Barrie Colts then took a 7-2 win Saturday night in Barrie. Marek Kvapil and captain Thomas Harrison scored for Saginaw.

Weber had 21 saves in two periods. Aaron Rock had four saves in the final period of play.

Sunday up in Sudbury, the hometown Wolves defeated Saginaw, 6-2. Patrick McNeill and Michal Birner got on the board for the Spirit. Weber turned back 30 shots in the game.

Saginaw is now eight points behind the Guelph Storm for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with ten games left.

The Spirit host the Plymouth Whalers Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.

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