Saginaw pair suspended

Randy Russon
April 22, 2019

Saginaw Spirit will have to do without starting goalie Ivan Prosvetov and overage defensemen Justin Murray via lengthy suspensions handed down by the Ontario Hockey League today.

Both sentences are a result of infractions from Game 2 of Saginaw’s Western Conference championship series with the Guelph Storm.

Prosvetov has been handed a five-game suspension for intentionally batting a puck into the spectator area during a stoppage in play.

And Murray will miss the next four games as the result of a checking to the head penalty that he received.

Both players have been key performers thus far in the playoffs.

Prosvetov has a 9-2 record with a 2.38 goals against average and .930 save percentage while Murray has seven points in 12 games while playing major minutes on the Saginaw blue line.

With Prosvetov on the sidelines, 16-year old rookie Tristan Lennox will take over as Saginaw’s starter between the pipes.

By virtue of a pair of home-ice victories, Saginaw leads the best-of-seven series two games to none. Game 3 is slated for tonight in Guelph.

PHOTO: Saginaw Spirit goalie Ivan Prosvetov.

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