Monday, March 13, 2006

Saginaw beats Sarnia, falls to Windsor

The Saginaw Spirit completed a three-game weekend Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to the Windsor Spitfires.

Michal Birner tied the game with a shorthanded goal at 8:45 in the second period, making the game 1-1. Saginaw netminder Francois Thuot had 30 saves in the loss. Saginaw's record moves to 34-30-1-0 for 69 points. Saginaw is in second place in the OHL West Division, two points behind the first-place Plymouth Whalers. The Spitfires are in third place with 66 points, followed closely by the fourth-place Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 64 points.

Saturday, Ryan Daniels made 25 saves as the Spirit beat the Sarnia Sting, 6-2. Jack Combs, Birner, Ryan McDonough, Zack Torquato, Tim Priamo and Garrett Sinfield all scored in the win.

The Spirit faceoff against the Whalers for the last home game of the regular season Wednesday. It's fan appreciation night, with the annual game-worn jersey auction and a special guest appearance from hockey legend and former Detroit Red Wings' star Igor Larionov.

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