Spitfires Finish Pre-Season With Loss To Sarnia

Brock Baier made 26 saves in a pre-season win over the Sarnia Sting on 15 September 2017 at the WFCU Center in Windsor.<br>Photo by John Skinner.

Brock Baier made 26 saves in a pre-season win over the Sarnia Sting on 15 September 2017 at the WFCU Center in Windsor.
Photo by John Skinner.

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Spitfires new captain, Aaron Luchuk, laced up the skates for a pre-season game, on September 15, and led the OHL club to a 5-2 victory over the Sarnia Sting. Luchuk had a pair of goals in the 1st period while Matthew McDougall, Igor Larionov, and Joseph Mizzi netted singles.

The snipes by Larionov and Mizzi were just 20 seconds apart and led to the replacement of Sarnia goaltender Aiden Hughes.

Brock Baier made 26 saves in the win.

Aaron Luchuk slides the puck past the out-stretched toe of Sarnia goalkeeper Aiden Hughes during a pre-season game in Windsor on 15 September 2017. The new captain of the Spitfires scored twice in a 5-2 victory.Photo by John Skinner.

Aaron Luchuk slides the puck past the out-stretched toe of Sarnia goalkeeper Aiden Hughes during a pre-season game in Windsor on 15 September 2017. The new captain of the Spitfires scored twice in a 5-2 victory.
Photo by John Skinner.

The two clubs met in Sarnia on Saturday with the Spitfires on the wrong end of a 5-2 decision.

Lucas Patton took the loss in net while Jake Smith and Daniel D’Amico accounted for the Windsor offense.

The Spitfires concluded their pre-season schedule with a 4-1 record and now ready themselves for the season opener at home against Saginaw on September 21. The puck drops at 7:05pm.

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