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Jake Paterson earns 5-0 shutout for Saginaw Spirit over Sudbury Wolves

Thursday, 09.27.2012 / 10:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jake Paterson earns 5-0 shutout for Saginaw Spirit over Sudbury Wolves

SAGINAW, Mich. - Goaltender Jake Paterson turned aside all 30 shots on Thursday as the Saginaw Spirit blanked the Sudbury Wolves 5-0 for their first win of the Ontario Hockey League season.

Eric Locke scored twice for Saginaw (1-1-1) and Andrey Alexeev and Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist to pave the way. Justin Kea also scored and Grant Webermin had a pair of assists.

Joel Vienneau stopped 26 shots for Sudbury (2-1-0).

Trocheck opened the scoring at 13:19 with a goal from the slot with assists going to Webermin and Ringuette.

Saginaw increased their lead to 2-0, scoring the only goal of the second period as Russian import Alexeev scored his first OHL goal from the top of the face-off circle, after receiving a pass from the half wall from Garrett Ross.

The Spirit had three power-play goals in the third period.

Locke scored twice at 3:33 and added the second goal at 17:50, finishing a three-way passing play from Alexeev and Webermin.

Kea scored with Sudbury two men short at 4:43 in between the two Locke goals.

The game featured lots of rough stuff as the two teams combined for 14 minor and two major penalties.

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We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

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