(WINDSOR, ON) – Sault Ste Marie’s Mario Culina earned his second win in as many starts, Sunday, when the Windsor Spitfires disposed of the Saginaw Spirit 7-1, at home. The 18 year-old made 27 saves en route to Windsor’s third straight win.
Culina had some help up front from Christian Fischer, with 2 goals, and five other Spitfires contributing one each, including Kyle Auger and Luke Boka. The two rookies each scored their first OHL goals against Saginaw.
Fischer opened the scoring, with his 17th of the season, at 9:40 of the 1st period and was joined on the score sheet by Gabriel Vilardi, three minutes later. Auger scored the lone goal of the middle frame before the floodgates opened in the third.
Fischer made it 4-0 just 34 seconds into the period. Pretty soon, Cristiano DiGiacinto and Hayden McCool piled on before Saginaw could respond with a goal by Dylan Sadowy. Boka would notch his goal with just under two minutes to play.
Spitfires defensemen Andrew Burns and Jalen Chatfield were both +4 on the game.
Cameron Zanussi took the loss for Saginaw as he made his first appearance for the Spirit after being dealt by the Mississauga Steelheads.
With the win, the Spitfires now have 51 points and lead the OUA West while holding down the 4th spot overall.
Windsor will play host to Owen Sound on Thursday at 7:05pm, before hitting the road for games in Barrie and Oshawa.