BRAMPTON, Ont. - Jamie Lewis scored two goals and added an assist as the Brampton Battalion defeated the visiting Saginaw Spirit 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Sunday afternoon.
Mathew Santos, Brenden Miller and Zach Bell also scored for the Battalion (3-4-3), who halted a four-game losing streak, while Matt MacLeod chipped in with two assists.
“It feels great to get a win and get back on track,” said Lewis, who was named the game’s first star. “Matt MacLeod did a great job winning battles in the corner and getting the puck to me.”
Eric Locke scored twice for the Spirit (3-5-2) and Vincent Trocheck had the other.
Matej Machovski made 18 saves for the win while Nikita Serebryakov allowed four goals on nine shots and was pulled early in the second period.
Jake Paterson played the final 37 minutes in net for Saginaw and stopped 23-of-24 shots in relief.
Brampton went 0-for-3 on the power play while Saginaw failed to score on its only chance with the man advantage.
Santos put the Battalion on the board 2:40 into the first period, picking off a Spirit pass in the neutral zone and firing a wrist shot past Serebryakov.
Brampton added to its lead at 15:28 when Miller’s point shot was redirected through traffic and past Serebryakov.
Lewis gave the homeside a 3-0 lead with less than two minutes to play in the first after taking a pass from MacLeod.
Locke put the Spirit on the board just over a minute into the second period, but Lewis responded for the Battalion only 26 seconds later.
Lewis' second goal of the day led to Serebryakov being replaced by Paterson.
The Spirit made things interesting, curbing the deficit to one with a pair of goals 1:05 apart in the early stages of the final period.
With Brampton leading 4-3, Bell added an insurance goal at 9:29.