SAGINAW, Mich. - Stefan Noesen scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the second period and the Plymouth Whalers held on to beat the Saginaw Spirit 3-2 on Wednesday in the Ontario Hockey League.
Noesen and Rickard Rakell each had a goal and an assist while J. T. Miller added a single tally for Plymouth (7-5-2).
Scott Wedgewood was solid in net for the Whalers, turning aside 33 of 35 shots.
Jamie Oleksiak and Vincent Trocheck scored for Saginaw (5-9-0), as the Spirit's four-game winning streak came to an end.
Jake Paterson had 20 saves for the Spirit, who outshot the Whalers 35-23.