Friday, February 24, 2006

Saginaw wins No. 30, jump to 2nd in West

The Saginaw Spirit reached a new milestone Thursday night with a 5-1 victory over the Erie Otters at home. The Spirit won their 30th game and took sole possession of second place in the OHL West, jumping over the idle Plymouth Whalers.

The Windsor Spitfires beat the Sarnia Sting, 7-3, to remain in first place.

Vaclav Meidl (pictured) and Tom Pyatt each tallied a goal and two assists for the Spirit (30-26-1-0).

Michal Birner, captain Patrick McNeill and Chris Chappell also scored to back Spirit goalie Francois Thuot's 38 saves in the effort, earning the game's first star.

The Spirit resume action Saturday night at 7:11 p.m. at the Dow Event Center when Sarnia comes to town. It's also Country Night, courtesy 98 FM WKCQ, with national recording artist Shannon Brown performing the national anthem and in the Bud Light Blue Line Club.

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