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Locke, Lodge three points each as the Spirit beat the IceDogs

Saturday, 01.26.2013 / 9:54 PM / Nouvelles

The Canadian Press

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Locke, Lodge three points each as the Spirit beat the IceDogs

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Eric Locke and Jimmy Lodge each had a goal and two assists as the Saginaw Spirit edged the host Niagara IceDogs 5-4 in Ontario Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Dylan Sadowy scored the game-winner on a deflection 2:52 into the third period for the Spirit (24-20-5), who won for the 9th time in 10 games, while Garrett Ross and Brandon Lindberg added a goal apiece.

Steven Shipley, Carter Verhaeghe, Trevor Petersen and Anthony DiFruscia all connected on for the IceDogs (23-21-4), who are now winless in six games.

Jake Paterson turned aside 33 shots for the win as Chris Festarini made 26 saves in the loss.

Saginaw was 0 for 1 on the power play while Niagara scored three times on six chances with the man advantage.

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