SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Matt Caria scored two goals and an assist to lead the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds over Saginaw Spirit 5-4, taking a 1-0 series lead in their Western Conference quarter-final.
Matthew Lyall and Jacob Lalonde each scored a goal and an assist, while Josh Godfrey added a single for the Greyhounds.
Ryan McDonough led the Spirit with two goals.
Game Two is Saturday in Saginaw.