It was not the way the Owen Sound Attack wanted to start the long weekend road trip.
They fell 6-1 to the Saginaw Spirit on Friday night in the opener of their 3-game road trip.
Saginaw built a 3-0 lead on goals by DJ Busdeker (2 goals), Owen Tippett (1 goal, 1 assist), and Cole Coskey.
The Spirit would continue the onslaught with 3 more in the second period from Albert Michnac, Cole Perfetti (1 goal, 1 assist), and Busdeker to go up 6-0.
The Attack's lone goal came off the stick of Igor Chibrikov with 46 seconds left in the third period.
Ivan Prosvetov stopped 34 shots for the Spirit (36-14-2-2) who are now on a 6-game win streak.
Andrew MacLean had 35 saves for the Attack (27-24-2-2) who saw their 2-game win streak snapped.
Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power play.
The next game for the Attack is Saturday night against the Firebirds in Flint.
You can hear that game on 560 CFOS with Terry's Trailer Service/KIA of Owen Sound Bear Radio starting with the pre-game show at 6:30.
Click on audio to hear a game recap and a preview of Saturday's game from Fred Wallace.