(WINDSOR, ON) – Despite the Mississauga Steelheads opening the scoring in the 2nd period last night, the Spitfires rebounded from a 5-2 loss in Oshawa to skate away with a 4-2 win. Jeremiah Addison, back from the Montreal Canadiens camp, scored twice for the home team as Windsor improved their record to 4-2-0 and a 3-way tie for 1st place in the OHL West.
Nathan Bastian tallied a shorthanded goal to open the scoring at 4:34 of the 2nd period, but that lead was erased when Addison set up Gabriel Vilardi 5 minutes later.
Then Vilardi and Addison turned Logan Brown loose for his second of the season. However, Damian Bourne knotted the score 20 second later and the teams retired to the dressing room after 40 minutes, tied at 2.
Addison, who had a hand in every Windsor goal on the night, netted his first of the year, from Vilardi and Brown, in the opening minutes of the 3rd period. He then added an insurance marker into an empty net wth 30 seconds on the clock to seal the deal for the Spitfires. Logan Stanley found his way onto the scoresheet with the helper.
Mike DiPietro faced 25 shots in net for the Spitfires while Windsor threw the rubber 29 times at Matthew Mancina.
The Spitfires will face the Guelph Storm on the road tonight and then the London Knights on Sunday back at home. The puck drops at 2:05pm.
Of the 11 Spitfires invited to NHL camps this season, all have returned to Windsor except for Christian Fischer and Mikhail Sergachev. Fischer, a 2nd round pick in 2015, is plying his wares for the Arizona Coyotes while Montreal is taking a long look at their 1st round pick in 2016.
Cristiano DiGiacinto and Hayden McCool were invited to the New York Islanders and Canadiens rookie camps, respectively. Addison (Montreal), Brown (Ottawa), Jalen Chatfield and Tyler Nother (San Jose), Brendan Lemieux and Stanley (Winnipeg), and Julius Nattinen (Anaheim) are all back in Windsor.