SAGINAW, Mich. - Goaltender Jake Paterson turned aside all 30 shots on Thursday as the Saginaw Spirit blanked the Sudbury Wolves 5-0 for their first win of the Ontario Hockey League season.
Paterson was the Red Wings' third-round selection in the NHL's amateur draft last June in Pittsburgh.
Eric Locke scored twice for Saginaw (1-1-1) and Andrey Alexeev and Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist to pave the way. Justin Kea also scored and Grant Webermin had a pair of assists.
Joel Vienneau stopped 26 shots for Sudbury (2-1-0).
Trocheck opened the scoring at 13:19 with a goal from the slot with assists going to Webermin and Ringuette.
Saginaw increased their lead to 2-0, scoring the only goal of the second period as Russian import Alexeev scored his first OHL goal from the top of the face-off circle, after receiving a pass from the half wall from Garrett Ross.
The Spirit had three power-play goals in the third period.
Locke scored twice at 3:33 and added the second goal at 17:50, finishing a three-way passing play from Alexeev and Webermin.
Kea scored with Sudbury two men short at 4:43 in between the two Locke goals.
The game featured lots of rough stuff as the two teams combined for 14 minor and two major penalties.