Greyhounds Hand Spitfires Fourth Loss


Logan Stanley (17) rubs out an unidentified Greyhound along the boards during an 18 February 2016 game in Windsor. The 17 year-old defenseman from Waterloo has 157 penalty minutes in 111 games for the Spitfires over two seasons.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Spitfires dropped their 4th in a row after losing 4-1 to the visiting Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds in front of a crowd of 4,669. Their record now stands at 31-18-6-0 on the year, having qualified for the post season with 13 games remaining.

Pretty much nothing at happened in the opening frame as neither team scored, on a combined 18 shots on net, and no one landed in the sin bin.


Spitfires right wing Christian Fischer is stonewalled by Brandon Halverson in the Sault Ste Marie net. Fischer, an Arizona Coyotes prospect, has 26 goals and 68 points in 53 games this year.
Photo by John Skinner.

The Sault broke the stalemate at 7:11 with a Bobby MacIntyre shorthanded effort with Morgan Frost in the box for high sticking. The teams would retire to their dressing rooms  with the Hounds in front 1-0 at the end of 40 minutes.

Connor Chatham drew the Spits even on his 16th goal of the season, from Jalen Chatfield and Mads Eller at 1:14 of the 3rd. Blake Speers put Sault Ste Marie back in front near the midway point and MacIntyre made it a 2-goal game less than two minutes later. The Greyhounds leading goal scorer, Zachary Senyshyn, potted an empty netter with just a second remaining to play.

Mike DiPietro made 21 saves in recording his 9th loss against 14 wins.

The Spitfires will now play a home and away series starting in Hamilton Saturday night. The teams return to Windsor for game 2 on Sunday with the puck dropping at 2:05pm.


Connor Chatham gets Windsor’s lone goal against the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds at home on 18 February 2016. Brandon Halverson, a 2014 draft pick of the New York Rangers, made 35 saves to preserve a 4-1 win for the Hounds.
Photo by John Skinner.


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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. Email Ian Shalapata