The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit completed the sweep of the Maine Wild with a 3-0 win Sunday afternoon at the Laconia Ice Arena. Goaltender Claes Endre was perfect in net as he turned away all 19 shots he faced. Spirit forward Brett Bittner was the primary offensive threat as he netted all three Spirit goals, two of which came on the Spirit power play. The 3-0 victory came on the heels of an overtime thriller which saw the Spirit grab a 2-1 win with newcomer Dominic Gruttadauria scoring the game winner. Goaltender Adam Higdon picked up his 11th win of the year stopping 20 of the 21 shots he faced. "We knew we were in for two tough games as the Wild always compete for 60 minutes. I was proud of the way our players handled the adversity thrown at them by the Wild and was happy to see us stick to our game plan and play our brand of hockey which ultimately resulted in two more wins" says Spirit coach Ben Tefft. "We will put this weekend behind us and start preparing for the showcase in Lockport. We face an unbeaten Jersey Shore Wildcats team in our first game and are excited to try and be the first to knock them off this season."
The Fighting Spirit will hit the road this weekend as they will compete in the third of three league wide showcases. They will square off against the Jersey Shore Wildcats Friday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m., the Wilkes Barre Miners Saturday, January 17 at 9 a.m., and the Syracuse Stampede Sunday, January 18 at 11 a.m. All games will be held at the Lockport Express's home arena.
For more information on the Fighting Spirit and their schedule please visit their website at www.fightingspirithockey.com. You can also follow the Fighting Spirit on Facebook and Twitter.
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