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Live Blog: Soo Greyhounds vs. Saginaw Spirit (Post Game Update)

Welcome to's live blog of this evenings game between the Saginaw Spirit and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre. The game ends a three-game homestand for the Greyhounds.

Welcome to's live blog of this evenings game between the Saginaw Spirit and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre.

The game ends a three-game homestand for the Greyhounds.

Check back tonight for a full recap of the game with comments from both coaches.


Post-Game Update

Greyhounds coach Sheldon Keefe told media following the game he was disappointed with the Greyhounds final two periods in the win.

Saginaw coach Greg Gilbert credited his goaltenders despite the loss. Gilbert felt the rest of the team "hung them out to dry" specifically Jake Paterson in the opening period.

9:20 p.m. Update

Greyhounds hold on for the 6-3 win over Saginaw

9:17 p.m. Update

Greyhoudns hold a 6-3 lead with under two minutes left in regulation time

9:10 p.m. Update

Eric Locke scores on a penalty shot after being upended on a breakaway by Alex Gudbranson...6-3 Sault Ste. Marie as Sergey Tolchinsky heads to the penalty box for slashing

9:05 p.m. Update

Greyhounds continue to lead 6-2 with just over eight minutes remaining

8:53 p.m. Update

Third period is underway as the Greyhounds open the scoring in the period. Patrick Watling scores on a loose puck on an open net after Serebryakov makes two initial stops on Sergey Tolchinsky...6-2 Sault Ste. Marie

8:31 p.m. Update

Greyhounds lead 5-2 through 40 minutes as they also hold a 33-28 edge on the shot clock as well

8:15 p.m. Update

Dyan Sadowy with a diving effort to chip a feed from Nick Moutry over Murray's glove side. Sadowy dove and chipped the pass over Murray's shoulder...5-2 Sault Ste. Marie

Of note, the Greyhounds first goal has been changed from Sergey Tolchinsky to Dylan Corson

8:12 p.m. Update

JAred McCann with a laser off a drop pass from Andrew Fritsch in the left faceoff circle. McCann's shot beats Serebryakov high short side on the play...5-1 Sault Ste. Marie

8:08 p.m. Update

Saginaw does a good job killing off the double minor....Patrick Watling has returned for the Greyhounds as well

8:02 p.m. Update

Second period kicks off as Nikita Serebryakov takes over for Jake Paterson in the SAginaw goal. Nick Moutry takes a double minor early in the frame after a hit on Patrick Watling. Watling has left the game with a left arm injury

7:46 p.m. Update

Bryan Moore scores on a breakaway sliding the puck five-hole on Paterson with 7.5 seconds left in the opening period. Greyhounds lead 4-1 through 20 minutes. Shots are 20-14 Greyhounds

7:43 p.m. Update

Patrick Watling benefits from a turnover in the slot by Jacob Ringuette, beating Paterson with a shot low stick side...3-1 Sault Ste. Marie

7:38 p.m. Update

Trent Mallette with a shot through traffic from the slot hits the post and goes in past Paterson after earlier chances by David Miller and JOrgen Karterud...2-1 sault Ste. Marie

7:28 p.m. Update

Greyhounds get the first power play of the night as Jesse Graham is off for a cross check

7:22 p.m. Update

Cody Payne slips the puck past Matt Murray on a breakaway for the Spirit...1-1

7:17 p.m. Update

Sergey Tolchinsky stopped on his initial chance by Jake Paterson, scores ont he rebound. Kyle Jenkins initial chance from theright point finds its way to Tolchinsky in tght...1-0 Sault Ste. Marie

7:12 p.m. Update

Puck has dropped and the game is underway

Pre-Game Update

Lineups are set

Sault Ste. Marie: Colton White, Brandon Hughes, Michael Bunting (knee), Jean Dupuy (concussion)

Saginaw: Daniel DeSousa, Andrey Alexeev, Justin Kea (injury)

Sault Ste. Marie: Bryan Moore-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch, Patrick Watling-Tyler Gaudet-Keigan Goetz, Dylan Corson-Blake Speers-Sergey Tolchinsky, Jorgen Karterud-David Miller-Trent Mallette; Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson, Tyler Hore-Tyler Ganly, David Eccles-Kyle Jenkins; Matt Murray

Saginaw: Eric Locke-Kristoff Kontos-Jimmy Lodge, Nick Moutry-Dylan Sadowy-Terry Trafford, Blake Clarke-Mitchell Stephens-Cody Payne, Luke Cairns-Ryan Orban-Jeremiah Addison; Jacob Ringuette-Justin Sefton, Sean Callaghan-Jesse Graham, Brandon Prophet-Michael Holmes; Jake Paterson

Sault Ste. Marie: Bryan Moore-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch;Tyler Hore-Tyler Ganly; Matt Murray

Saginaw: NIck Moutry-Dylan Sadowy-Terry Trafford; Sean Callaghan-Jesse Graham; Jake Paterson