Sunday, February 26, 2006

Saginaw solidifies hold on first, wins Sunday

Jesse Gimblett’s power-play goal at 15:26 of the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and the Saginaw Spirit went on to defeat the Plymouth Whalers, 4-1, in front of 4,170 at the Dow Event Center Sunday afternoon.

With the victory, Saginaw (32-26-1-0) moves into sole possession of first place in the OHL’s West Division with 65 points, two points ahead of Plymouth (29-25-1-4) and three points up on Windsor (28-26-3-3), who lost, 4-3, in Sudbury on Sunday afternoon.

Tom Mannino (pictured), Ryan McDonough and Zack Torquato added goals for Saginaw while former Spirit forward Joe McCann scored Plymouth's lone goal.

Francois Thuot stopped 43 shots for the win while Justin Peters stopped 27 for Plymouth.

Plymouth and Saginaw meet again Friday night at the Compuware Sports Arena at 7:30 pm.

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