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Petaccio scores twice as the Greyhounds beat the Spirit 6-5

Wednesday, 10.03.2012 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Mark Petaccio scored two goals as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds came from behind to beat the visiting Saginaw Spirit 6-5 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Sault Ste. Marie battled back from a 4-1 deficit and trailed 5-3 early in the third period before scoring three unanswered goals in the final 18 minutes.

Michael Schumacher, Nick Cousins and Andrew Fritsch had a goal and an assist each for the Greyhounds (4-1-0) and David Broll chipped in with two assists.

Jared McCann scored a single goal to round out Sault Ste. Marie's offence.

Vincent Trocheck scored twice and set up one more for the Spirit (1-2-2) and Garret Ross and Frank Schumacher had two assists each.

Grant Webermin, Jimmy Lodge and Carlos Amestoy also scored for Saginaw.

Matt Murray stopped 39 shots for the win as Jake Paterson made 21 shot in a losing effort.

Sault Ste. Marie failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage while Saginaw went 2-for-5.

Schumacher opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 11:43 of the first period.

Lodge responded for Saginaw at 12:44 to make it a 1-1 game heading into the first intermission.

Less than seven minutes into the second period the Spirit held a 4-1 lead.

Trocheck opened the period with a goal at 3:40. He then added his second of the game at 6:05 and 25 seconds later Webermin scored again for Saginaw.

Petaccio and McCann scored for the Greyhounds to make it a one-goal game after 40 minutes.

Amestoy made it 5-3 for the Spirit 1:02 into the thrid period, but Fritsch replied for Sault Ste. Marie.

Petaccio's second of the night came at 12:19 and Cousins added the winner 15 seconds later.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1