Milestone Moments: Oct. 11/17
RYAN STEPIEN (SAGINAW SPIRIT):
Ryan Stepien‘s first OHL goal was a thing of beauty. The 16-year-old from Hamilton, Ont., muscled his way past a Sault Ste. Marie defender along the boards before creating time and space to beat Matthew Villalta inside the far post 2:23 into the second period. Stepien’s goal put the Spirit up 3-1, a lead they wouldn’t be able to hold in an eventual 6-3 road loss. The Spirit’s third round pick this past April, Stepien is a graduate of the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Minor Midget program.