SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Patrick Watling scored the first of his two goals for Sault Ste. Marie during a four-goal first period, as the Greyhounds defeated the Saginaw Spirit 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Wednesday.
Sergey Tolchinsky, Trent Mallette and Bryan Moore also scored for the Greyhounds in the opening period. Moore's short-handed goal at 19:52 of the period made it 4-1.
Jared McCann scored in the second period for Sault Ste. Marie (34-11-5), and Watling got his second goal in the third period.
Matt Murray made 42 saves for Sault Ste. Marie.