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Battalion extend win streak to five after beating the Spirit 4-1

Saturday, 11.17.2012 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Battalion extend win streak to five after beating the Spirit 4-1

SAGINAW, Mich. - The Brampton Battalion extended their winning streak to five games as they downed the host Saginaw Spirit 4-1 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Jake Smith stopped all but one of the 25 shots he faced and was named the game's first star.

Barclay Goodrow had a goal and an assist and Brandon Robinson, Patrik Machac and Nicholas Foglia added single goals for Brampton (11-8-5). Nick Paul chipped in with a pair of assists.

Jeremiah Addison's first career OHL goal was the lone goal for Saginaw (9-12-3) as they dropped their second game in a row.

Robinson opened the scoring for Brampton at 5:38 of the first period.

Vincent Trocheck had a chance to tie the game at 7:38, after he was rewarded a penalty shot, but Smith was able to make the save.

Saginaw did manage late in the period to tie the game as Addison scored from the slot.

Machac scored what proved to be the winning goal, on the power play at 5:49 of the second period, and Foglia increased the lead to 3-1 at the 15:12 mark.

Goodrow scored the only goal in the third period as he buried an empty-net goal at 19:06.

Jake Paterson stopped 23-of-26 shots for the Spirit.

Brampton was 1-for-4 on the power play while Saginaw failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

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