Having half a roster away at NHL training camps is not the end of the world…
The London Knights (16), the Kitchener Rangers (12) and the Windsor Spitfires (11) led the way with attendees.
Even with inexperienced lineups, the three teams combined for a 5-1 record.
Saginaw is looking for someone to score some goals….
The Spirit played three games in four days and only lit a red light twice. They were shutout by Flint in their season opener, got a goal from Mike Davies in a 5-1 loss to Guelph and then came within one second of being shut out by the Storm in their home opener the next night, before Marcus Crawford scored at 19:59 of the third period as the Spirit were edged 2-1.
The Flint Firebirds have new offensive leaders…
Nicholas Caamano and Ryan Moore each put up seven points in three games and helped the Firebirds win two of three games. Those two will battle each other and goalies Kaden Fulcher and Liam Herbst for Player of the Week honours.
The Guelph Storm are on pace to quintuple their 15-16 win total…
There has to be one “on pace” reference. Matt Luff of the Bulldogs is also on pace to score 136 goals and Flint goalie, Garrett Forrest is on pace to allow zero goals.
Expect the Storm to make a decent surge this season. Jarrod Skalde took over as head coach in December last season and did a great job in tough circumstances. He spent the year teaching and now instead of starting from scratch, he and the team are hitting the ground running. Both wins did come over the same team – the Saginaw Spirit – but there will be more to come.