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11-15-2012, 08:31 AM
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Well after a slow start the Spirit seem to be hitting their stride. Tonight they will finish off a set of 5 games in 7 nights. So far the team is 3-0-0-1 in the first four, with the only loss coming in a SO at Kingston at the back end of a 3 in 3. The Spirit have now moved past into the Soo and Windsor into third in the division and only a game under .500.

Oh and they're doing all this with one of the youngest rosters in the league and a short bench.

Brandon Archibald is out for the year with a shoulder injury.
Steven Strong is out for two months with a fractured wrist.
Greg Sutch hasn't played since early October.
Garret Ross was not playing last night as well.

So that means some of the young guys have had to step up and they have. Gilbert made a good move a put Jimmy Lodge on first line with Trocheck and Ross and it has payed off. He is now producing on nightly basis (4 pt night last night) and he helped break Trocheck and Ross out of bad scoreless streaks. Nick Moutrey has surprisingly also picked up an offensive game lately. He is more known for using his size and playing physically. If he can continue to produce he will hear his name called in the early rounds on draft day. Also seeing alot of hard work and solid play out of rookies Dylan Sadowy, Brandon Lindberg, Brandon Prophet, and Andrey Alexeev. If this team can get to full health and continue to play like they have lately, they will be the one first round match up no one wants to face.


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