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January 15, 2006

Ottawa 67\’s lose to Saginaw Spirit, 7-5

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Ottawa 67’s lose to Saginaw Spirit, 7-5

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saginaw Spirit

The Saginaw Spirit and Ottawa 67’s Ontario Hockey League teams faced off in a high-scoring competition Saturday night at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan, with the Spirit topping the 67’s at a score of 7-5.

The Spirit made their mark in the first period, scoring three goals. Tim Priamo scored the first goal of the night, followed by Tom Craig, who scored his first ever OHL goal. Ryan McDonough rounded out the period with the Spirit’s third goal.

The second period continued a lead for the Spirit, with Patrick Asselin scoring another goal for the Spirit, making the score 4-0 before the 67’s responded when Julian Talbot shot two goals in the period, making the score 4-2.

Saginaw’s Tyson Gimblett and Ottawa’s Joe Grimaldi held a fistfight on the ice during second period, with Gimblett drawing a two minute instigator penalty, along with a five minute fighting penalty and a ten minute misconduct during the incident. Grimaldi was charged with a five minute penalty for fighting. Another fight late in the period between the 67’s Elgin Reid and the Spirit’s Jamie Klie had both in the penalty box for five minutes.

Ottawa 67’s

Third period goals, separated only by seconds, from Ottawa’s Chris Hulit and Jamie McGinn took lead of the game for the 67’s, upping the Spirit by one. The Spirit responded with two of their own from Patrick McNeil and Matt Corrente, regaining the lead for Saginaw, 6-5.

With only minutes remaining, Ottawa pulled their goalie from net to gain a man advantage. Saginaw’s last goal of the game was scored by Michael Birner, making the final score of the game 7-5.

The Spirit team maintains second position for their West division, behind the Plymouth Whalers. The 67’s are currently fourth in the East division.

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January 5, 2006

Saginaw Spirit victorious in first home shootout

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Saginaw Spirit victorious in first home shootout

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Thursday, January 5, 2006

In their first overtime game ever in the Ontario Hockey League, the Saginaw Spirit ice hockey team won against Sarnia Sting. The Spirit were also victorious in the first ever shootout at the Dow Event Center.

Friday, January 5, 2006 saw the Saginaw Spirit play division rival the Sarnia Sting at the Dow Event Center. Coming into the contest, the Spirit were in 2nd place in the OHL’s West Division with 42 points and the Sarnia Sting were in 5th place with 27 points.

The scoring began at 1:15 of the first period with Spirit forward Chris Chappell scoring on a pass from defenseman Steven Whitely. After goals from defenseman Tyson Gimblett at 8:45 and a power play goal from captain Patrick McNeill at 11:42, the Sting scored their first goal; Chad Painchaud unassisted at 12:12. Mark Katic followed with a power play goal at 14:22 to make the score 3-2 Spirit at the first intermission.

In the second period, the Spirit and Sting exchanged goals. The Spirit struck first with Ryan McDonough scoring on the power play from Michal Birner and Patrick McNeill at 12:11. The Sting responded at 14:19 with a power play goal from Nick Tuzzolino assisted by Chad Painchaud and Tomas Pospisil.

The third period saw the score become tied. The Spirit scored on the power play at 2:10 with Chris Chappell placing the puck in net from Michal Birner and Patrick McNeill. The Sting would go on to tie the hockey game with Chad Painchaud and Jamie Fraser scoring at 15:59 and 17:31 respectively. The game was tied at 5 going into the overtime period.

After a scoreless overtime, the first shootout in the history of the Dow Event Center began. Sarnia’s Chad Painchaud and the Spirit’s Michal Birner were the first to shoot. Neither scored. On their next shot, the Sting took a 1-0 shoouout lead on Tomas Pospisil’s goal. The Spirit would respond as captain Patrick McNeill would score on the very next shot. Shooting next for the Sting, Harrison Reed did not score and neither did Zack Torquato for the Spirit. According to OHL rules, the game then proceeded into sudden death. The Sting shot first. Ryan McInerny’s shot was saved by Ryan Daniels. The Spirit sent Ryan McDonough to attempt to win the game. His shot was also blocked by Parker Van Buskirk. Sarnia’s next shot was off the stick of Jamie Fraser. It was blocked. The Spirit then sent out Jesse Gimblett, brother of Tyson, to take the Spirit’s next shot. His goal won the game for the Spirit at 9:45 pm in front of a sold out crowd of 4,312.

The OHL Three Stars of the Game were Saginaw’s Jesse Gimblett with no points, but the winning goal in the shootout, and Patrick McNeill with 1 goal and two assists and Sarnia’s Chad Painchaud with 2 goals and 2 assists.

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September 22, 2005

Whalers upset Spirit in opening game for Ontario Hockey League

Whalers upset Spirit in opening game for Ontario Hockey League

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

A faceoff during the game

The 2005-2006 Ontario Hockey League season kicked off to a start Wednesday night at Wendler arena in The Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan, USA with the Saginaw Spirit hosting the Plymouth Whalers, with over 4,600 people attending. The Whalers won 7 – 2.

A power shot by a player sent the game into a 5-minute delay when a piece of glass on the boards was shattered during the first period. The game opened its first period with 4 goals for the Whalers, with right wing player Dan Collins scoring two. Teammates James Neal and John Vigilante picked up the remainder. The Spirit also received a goal, made by defenseman Patrick McNeill.

The second period started with an early goal by Michal Birner for the Spirit. Plymouth later rebounded with two goals from players Ryan McGinnis and Dan Collins. Later on in the period, Plymouth member Jared Boll was penalized with a ten minute misconduct. He did not return to play for the remainder of the game.

The third period held a goal made by Plymouth’s Mike Letizia, rounding out the final score to 7 – 2. Later on in the period, Plymouth’s #2 defenseman Brett Bellemore suffered an injury that left him on the ice. He later was able to skate to the bench, where he was examined by the team trainer, Dennis MacDonald.

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