Spits Get The Pink Out

Shalapata-Header(WINDSOR, ON) – On Pink In The Rink night in the battle against breast cancer, the Windsor Spitfires hosted the Soo Greyhounds in their next to last game of October. By the end of 60 minutes, the Spitfires had emerged with their ninth win in 13 games, with a 5-2 victory over the Hounds in front of 4,512 home town fans.

In a relatively quiet game with the two teams trading power play goals, the Spitfires captured all three stars of the game, led by Gabriel Vilardi, Logan Brown, and Sean Day.

Aaron Luchuk waits for a rebound as the puck eludes the outstretched hand of Joseph Raaymakers and bounces harmlessly off the goal post on 27 October 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

Aaron Luchuk waits for a rebound as the puck eludes the outstretched hand of Joseph Raaymakers and bounces harmlessly off the goal post on 27 October 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

Aaron Luchuk  open the scoring at 6:40 of the 1st period with his 5th goal of the season, with helpers to Luke Boka and Jalen Chatfield. Cristiano DiGiacinto quickly put Windsor up by two when he converted on a power play  from Day and Vilardi.

The Greyhounds peppered Windsor goalkeeper Mike DiPietro with 12 shots I the 2nd period and were rewarded with a tie game just past the half way mark. However, Brown and Day set up Vilardi at 13:09 to put the Spitfires back in front before the end of the middle period.

All eyes on the puck as Jeremiah Addison (10) and Mike DiPietro (64) make sure it travels into the corner of the rink on 27 October 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

All eyes on the puck as Jeremiah Addison (10) and Mike DiPietro (64) make sure it travels into the corner of the rink on 27 October 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

Brown then re-established Windsor’s 2-goal lead when he potted what would become the insurance marker for the Spits at the 53 second mark of the 3rd period. Then, with 43 seconds left to play, Jeremiah Addison fired the puck into an empty net to leave no doubt of the outcome.

DiPietro ended up kicking out 23 of 25 shots for the win. Chatham’s Joseph Raaymakers suffered his second loss to Windsor this year, facing 31 shots between the pipes for the Sault; both by identical 5-2 scores.

Saturday night will be a spooky affair when the Spitfires celebrate Hallowe’en as the North Bay Battalion ship into town. The puck drop is at 7:05pm.

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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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