The Saginaw Spirit returned home on Wednesday night from an eastern conference road trip. Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak led the Spirit to a great start, scoring a goal at 6:30 into the first period. Winger Garret Ross assisted the shot. The Whalers respond almost immediately, scoring not even a minute later with a goal scored by center Rickard Rakell assisted by wingman Stefan Noesen and Garrett Meurs. Goalie Jake Paterson did not allow any more goals, and at the end of first period the teams were tied at 1-1.
The Spirit got out to another quick start in the second as Spirit center Vincent Trocheck scored a power play goal. Brandon Saad and Peter Hermenegildo assist his shot. J.T. Miller of the came back with a goal for the Whalers to tie it back up quickly. Plymouth would then score their third goal with a shot by Noesen with 9:30 left in the second period, which would prove to be the game winning goal.
Meijer Presents the Saginaw Spirit! On Friday, October 28th, the Spirit return to The Dow Event Center to take on the Kingston Frontenacs on Dow Corning Solar Night. Then on Saturday Night, St Mary’s of Michigan presents the annual Pink Out game as the Spirit take on the Sarnia Sting! Action for both games begins at 7:11pm with Leigh Cunningham and Dennis Desrosiers! Listen live on FM Talk and Sports 100.5 WSGW!