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Dogs Fight Back for a Win in Flint

Flint, MI – IceDogs Head Coach, Daniel Fitzgerald, picked up his first win in the OHL on the road in Flint, defeating the top-10 CHL ranked Firebirds and spoiling their home opener 3-2.

Josh Rosenzweig was outstanding as the game’s first star kicking out 40 shots, with a variety of incredible saves.

Out-shot 11-9 in the first and trailing 1-0, an early power play goal in the second doubled the advantage for Flint. Kevin He’s first in the OHL at 3:20 cut the deficit, with newcomer Andrew LeBlanc picking up a point on the assist.

The penalty kill was was pivotal in the second, defending a 5-3 Firebirds advantage before Aidan Castle tied the game with his second of the year at 15:14. Pasquale Zito and Daniel Michaud drew the assists on the power-play marker. The game winner came with exactly twenty seconds left in period two when Brendan Sirizzotti converted a bouncing puck with Zito snagging his second assist.

Rosenzweig would make 13 saves in period two and 17 more in the third.

Goal Scorers

First Period
  • B. Othmann (1) (FLT) A: Z. Giroux, G. Hayes, 17:01
  • B. Othmann (2) (FLT) A: R. Piercey, 0:17

Second Period

  • K. He (1) (NIA) A: A. LeBlanc, 2:30
  • A. Castle (2) (NIA) A: D. Michaud, P. Zito 15:14
  • B. Sirizzotti (2) (NIA) A: P. Zito, 19:40

Third Period

  • No scoring.

for a full game summary, click here.

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