Spitfires Hide Wolves


Windsor goaltender Mario Culina was steady in between the pipes against the Sudbury Wolves on 4 February 2016. Culina stopped 16 shots thrown his way, en route to a 6-1 victory.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The hapless Sudbury Wolves came to town last night and extended their losing streak to 3 games after dropping a 6-1 decision to the Windsor Spitfires. The win puts 5 points between Windsor and the OHL West’s 2nd place Sarnia Sting and maintains the Spitfires’ as the No. 2 seed in the run to the playoffs.

The announced crowd of 4,297 watched as Christian Fischer opened the scoring half way through the 1st period. That was followed by Mikhail Sergachev pushing the lead to 2-0 in the 2nd, with a rare assist going to the goalkeeper, Mario Culina. The three would be named the stars of the game.

Sudbury cut the lead in half to finish the middle frame with Windsor in front 2-1.


Christian Fischer (19) watches for a rebound Thursday evening at home. The Spitfires forward scored twice and was named the game’s 1st star.
Photo by John Skinner.

The Spitfires then went to work to dispose of the Wolves in the 3rd, scoring 4 unanswered goals, starting with Fischer’s second of the night, at just 15 seconds into the period. The power play marker was Fischer’s 24th goal of the season and 7th with a man advantage.

Brendan Lemieux put his 27th goal behind Sudbury goalie Troy Timpano, exactly two minutes after Fischer’s. Cole Carter and and Luke Boka each tallied going away, to round out the scoring.


Mikhail Sergachev (31) and Patrick Sanvido (2) squeeze a Sudbury out of the play, in OHL action. Windsor disposed of the visiting Wolves by the score of 6-1.
Photo by John Skinner.

Culina kicked out 16 of 17 shots for the win while the Spitfires bombarded Timpano with 40 shots on goal.


The relentless Spitfires threw 40 shots at Troy Timpano in the Sudbury net. The beleaguered net-minder allowed 6-of-40 shots past him.
Photo by John Skinner.

Windsor will host Erie this Saturday with the puck dropping at 7:05pm. They’ll then embark on a stretch of 4-of-5 on the road starting in Kingston on February 12.


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Ian Shalapata

Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.
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