PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Alex Nedeljkovic made 35 saves and Zach Lorentz scored the eventual winner with five minutes to play as the Plymouth Whalers edged the Saginaw Spirit 3-1 in Ontario Hockey League action on Sunday.
Victor Crus Rydberg and Ryan Hartman had a goal and an assist apiece for the Whalers (27-31-7).
Cody Payne was the lone scorer for Saginaw (32-28-5), finding the back of the net midway through the second period for the first goal of the game.
Nikita Serebryakov stopped 35 shots in the losing effort.
FRONTENACS 5 STEELHEADS 3
KINGSTON, Ont. ? Ryan Kujawinski scored twice and added an assist as the Frontenacs downed the Steelheads.
Henri Ikonen scored once and added two assists for Kingston (36-22-6), and Samuel Schutt and Darcy Greenaway also scored.
Bryson Cianfrone scored two for the Steelheads (23-37-5), and Andrew Goldberg chipped in with a goal and an assist.
Lucas Peressini made 33 saves for the Frontenacs, while Mississauga's Martin Spencer stopped 29 saves in the losing effort.
ICEDOGS 5 COLTS 2
St. CATHARINES, Ont. ??? Brent Moran made 46 saves and Niagara used a four-goal second period to topple the Colts.
Brendan Perlini and Carter Verhaeghe had a goal and an assist apiece for the IceDogs (22-34-8), while Billy Jenkins, Anthony DiFruscia and Eric Ming also scored.
Brendan Lemieux and Cordell James replied for Barrie (34-28-3) and Andrew Mangiapane contributed with two assists.
Daniel Gibl started in net for the Colts but left the game after allowing three goals on 13 shots. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 11 of 13 shots in relief.
BATTALION 4 WOLVES 1
SUDBURY, Ont. ??? Mike Amadio scored twice and Vincent Praplan had three assists to lift the Battalion over the Wolves for their third straight win.
Miles Liberati and Matt MacLeod also scored for North Bay (35-24-6) and Dylan Blujus chipped in with two assists.
Nicholas Baptise scored the lone goal for Sudbury (32-22-11), on a power play at 13:46 of the first period.
Battalion goaltender Jake Smith stopped 22 shots in the victory. Wolves goalie Franky Palazzese shouldered the loss after making 22 saves.
GREYHOUNDS 5 SPITFIRES 1
WINDSOR, Ont. ??? Sergey Tolchinsky scored a goal and assisted on three more as Sault Ste. Marie broke open the game in the third period to seal its victory over the Spitfires.
Jared McCann had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Hore, Darnell Nurse and Jean Dupuy also scored for the Greyhounds (42-17-6), who broke a 1-1 tie with four unanswered goals in the third period.
Josh Ho-Sang scored his 31st goal of the season for Windsor (36-26-3), who has dropped its last four contests.
Brendan Halverson picked up the win with 33 saves while Spitfires goalie Dalen Kuchmey took the loss after stopping 26 of 31 shots.
STORM 6 STING 2
SARNIA, Ont. ??? Kerby Rychel and Brock McGinn scored two goals each to lift the Storm over the Sting.
Zack Mitchell had a goal and an assist, and Justin Auger also scored for Guelph (50-12-3). Scott Kosmachuk chipped in with three assists.
Nickolas Latta and Nikita Korostelev scored for Sarnia (16-42-7), which was outshot 49-21. Nikolay Goldobin and Anthony DeAngelo had two assists apiece.
Storm goaltender Matthew Mancina stopped 19 shots, while his Sting counterpart Brodie Barrick made 43 saves in the losing effort.