Fighting Saints hold off Phantoms in Game 1


— The Youngstown Phantoms were staring at a 3-0 deficit with just over 10 minutes left in the opening game of the USHL Eastern Conference Finals Friday night against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Goals by John Padulo and Sam Anas less than a minute apart cut the deficit to one goal with 8:44 left, but Dubuque was able to hold on for a 3-2 victory at the Mystique Community Ice Center.

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