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.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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