Windsor Spitfires to Face Erie Otters in Round One of the 2010 OHL Playoffs

By virtue of the Saginaw Spirit’s 4-1 victory over the Plymouth Whalers today in Saginaw, the Windsor Spitfires, the #1 seed and regular season champions of the OHL’s Western Conference, will take on the Western Conference’s #8 ranked Erie Otters in round one of the 2010 OHL Playoffs.  Saginaw needed to earn one point in today’s game to move out of the #8 seed and past Erie in the standings, and the Spirit’s victory catapulted them to the Western Conference’s #6 seed.  A Saginaw loss would have resulted in the Spirit facing the Spitfires in the first round.

Windsor will host game one of the best of seven Western Conference quarter-final series against Erie on Thursday, March 18th at 7:05 pm at the WFCU Centre.  The full schedule for the first round series is as follows:
#1 Windsor vs. #8 Erie – OHL Western Conference Quarter-Final Series (Round One), 2010 OHL Playoffs
Game 1                                Thursday, March 18th – Erie at Windsor, 7:05 pm
Game 2                                Sunday, March 21st – Windsor at Erie, 4:30 pm
Game 3                                Tuesday, March 23rd – Erie at Windsor, 7:05 pm
Game 4                                Thursday, March 25th – Windsor at Erie, 7:00 pm
Game 5                                Saturday, March 27th – Erie at Windsor, 7:05 pm *
Game 6                                Monday, March 29th – Windsor at Erie, 7:00 pm *
Game 7                                Tuesday, March 30th – Erie at Windsor, 7:05 pm *
* If necessary
Ticket Prices for General Public – Round One Games at WFCU Centre
Adult – $20
Student/Senior – $18
Youth – $14
Catch the action as the Spitfires defend their 2009 MasterCard Memorial Cup and OHL Championship! Tickets for games one and three of the Spitfires first round series to be hosted at the WFCU Centre are available for sale to the general public and can be purchased in person at the Box Office (Gate 2) of the WFCU Centre, by contacting 1-866-969-WFCU or online at
Spitfire fans are also encouraged to wear red for each Spitfire home game during the playoffs as part of the Spits “CODE RED!” theme for the 2010 OHL Playoffs.
Important Reminder to Spitfire Season Ticket Holders
Spitfire season ticket holders desiring to purchase their seats for the full 16 game playoff package at the WFCU Centre, or to purchase their seats for round one, games one and two at the WFCU Centre must do so by Monday, March 15, 2010, 6 pm.  Seats not redeemed for round one, games one and two at the WFCU Centre by the deadline, will become available to the general public starting Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 10 am.

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