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Kaspars Daugavins scores a hat trick to lead the Majors over the Spirit

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Kaspars Daugavins scored three times and added an assist to give the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Saginaw Spirit in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.

Daugavins went to work after the Spirit built up a 2-0 first-period lead, by scoring a pair of power-play goals in the second and then netted the winner late in the third on a breakaway while the Majors (8-11-1-0) were killing a penalty.

The three goals raised Daugavins' total to 14 on the season.

Captain Jesse Messier had the other goal for the Majors, with Daugavins drawing an assist. The goal had originally been credited to Daugavins but was later changed to Messier.

The Spirit took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Chris Chappell and Jordan Szwarz. Tyler Murovich had the other goal for the Spirit, which came early in the third period and put Saginaw (7-9-2-1) up 3-2, a lead it held until Messier scored 13 minutes later to tie the game.

The Majors had only 21 shots at Saginaw goaltender Parker Van Buskirk. Anthony Grieco turned back 22 of 25 shots for Mississauga.

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