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Spartans win playoff opener

Wilhelm Brodin scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lift the Southern Oregon Spartans to a 5-4 victory over the Ogden Mustangs in the opener of a WSHL best-of-three first-round playoff series at The RRRink Friday.

The teams meet in the second game a 7:35 tonight at The RRRink.

Brodin scored with 13:36 gone in the final period off assists from MJ Melanson and Robert Donovan.

Ogden's Eryn Siracusa tied the score 4-all on his second goal of the game at the 8:30 mark of the third on a power play.

The Mustangs led 2-1 at the end of the first period.

Southern Oregon exploded for three goals in the second stanza to take a 4-3 lead.

Dan Doyle accounted for two goals in the second period for the Spartans and Ryan Devine got the third.

Joe Bordak had one goal and one assist for the Spartans.

The Spartans received two assists each from Tommy Bennett, Jeff Salzbrunn, Melanson and Donovan.

Southern Oregon goalie Sean Buckley recorded 31 saves, while Tyler Fallica stopped 31 shots in net for Ogden.

Ogden 2 1 1 — 4

Southern Oregon 1 3 1 — 5