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Shipley scores shootout winner as the IceDogs down the Battalion 2-1

Saturday, 09.22.2012 / 12:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Shipley scores shootout winner as the IceDogs down the Battalion 2-1

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Steven Shipley scored the only shootout goal as the Niagara IceDogs edged the host Brampton Battalion 2-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Anthony DiFruscia scored in regulation time for the IceDogs (2-0-0), who were coming off a 4-2 win on Thursday night against the Erie Otters.

Spencer Abraham scored the lone goal for the Battalion (0-0-1).

Niagara goaltender Chris Festarini made 33 saves for the win while Brampton's Matej Machovsky stopped 17 shots in a losing effort.

Niagara failed to score on either of its power-play opportunities as Brampton went 1 for 5.

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