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Storm look to dampen some Spirit in series opener

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By Tony Saxon, Guelphtoday.com

The Guelph Storm isn’t the only team that benefitted from adding skill and experience at the trade deadline.

The Saginaw Spirit did their fair share of tinkering too, picking up Justin Murray from Barrie and Reagan O’Grady, Owen Tippett and Ryan McLeod from Mississauga.

“One of the things we recognized with our group is that we did lack some playoff experience,” said Spirit coach Chris Lazary on Wednesday.

“The presence in the room, the calmness. There’s been some crazy moments where you need your leadership to get you through and Owen Tippett and Ryan McLeod, plus Justin Murray and Reagan O’Grady have been through it before.”They’re very calm with their message, they keep the group together and they lead by example,” Lazary said.

The Spirit is entering uncharted waters Thursday when they play in the third round of the playoffs for the first time in the franchise’s 17 seasons in the league.

“It is exciting times. We’re just a proud franchise right now. I know ownership’s pretty excited, our management group’s excited, our coaching staff and players are thrilled to have this opportunity,” Lazary said.

“We recognize what a special moment it is and how fortunate it is to be here, but we feel like we’re not done yet. We’re not satisfied.”

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