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Trafford scores twice, including winner in OT, as the Spirit edge the Greyhounds 4-3

Wednesday, 11.21.2012 / 10:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Trafford scores twice, including winner in OT, as the Spirit edge the Greyhounds 4-3

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Terry Trafford's second goal of the night, at 2:23 of overtime, gave the Saginaw Spirit a 4-3 win over the host Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Trafford finished the night with a pair of goals, his first two of the season, and an assist for the Spirit (10-12-3) while linemate Vincent Trocheck added a goal and an assist.

Justin Kea also scored for Saginaw and Jason Shaw chipped in with two assists.

Andrew Fritsch scored twice for the Greyhounds (10-12-2) while Nick Cousins had two assists.

Defenceman Ryan Sproul had a goal and an assist in his first game back from injury to round out Sault Ste. Marie's offence. Sproul missed 16 games with a fractured forearm.

Jake Paterson stopped 41 shots for the win as Justin Nichols made 28 saves in a losing cause.

The Spirit went 0-for-2 on the power play while the Greyhounds scored on their only opportunity with the man advantage.

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