Wednesday Highlights: Spirit secure I-75 Divide Cup with win over Firebirds


Flint Firebirds 4, Saginaw Spirit 5

  • Rookie defenceman Zayne Parekh was named first star as the Spirit won their fifth game against the Firebirds this season, capturing the coveted I-75 Divide Cup
  • Parekh scored twice inside 16 seconds in the second period: amongst U17 defencemen only Rick Corriveau (19) has ever scored more goals than the Spirit first-round pick (16) in a single season
  • Exceptional status recipient Michael Misa scored the game-winner and added two assists to reach the 50-point mark
  • Leafs prospect Braeden Kressler scored a Goal of the Year candidate, lifting the puck over the goalie’s shoulder from his stomach
  • Saginaw ended an eight-game losing slide, earning their first win since Jan. 6th to improve to 25-18-2-0
  • Flint drops a third straight decision, falling to 22-22-2-1

Game Centre | Spirit Post-Game| Firebirds Post-Game


North Bay Battalion 5, Sudbury Wolves 1

  • OHL Performer of the Night Matvey Petrov moved into the league-scoring lead with a one-goal, three-assist effort as the Battalion moved into a tie with the 67’s atop the league standings. The Oilers pick has seven games with three or more points since New Year’s Eve
  • Dalyn Wakely enjoyed his fourth two-goal night of the season
  • Kraken prospect Kyle Jackson provided a goal and two assists
  • Nikita Tarasevich assisted three of the five Battalion goals
  • Ethan Larmand scored the lone goal for the Wolves
  • Kevyn Brassard robbed Ty Nelson in the Save of the Night
  • Kocha Delic and Quentin Musty both remained out of the Sudbury lineup with injuries while David Goyette served a suspension

Game Centre | Battalion Post-Game | Wolves Post-Game

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