(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 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.
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.