(WINDSOR, ON) – In their continuing quest to move up in the GMHL standings, the Windsor Aces moved within a point of 8th place Oshawa and Tottenham with an 8-7 win over the visiting Steam at Adie Knox Arena Saturday night. The 4th victory of the year gave the Aces 8 points, one shy of drawing even in a three-way tie.
The game’s 3rd star, Alec Segers opened the scoring at 4:52 of the opening act, but the lead was short lived as the Steam capitalized on the power play. Patrick Cuffaro re-established the 1-goal margin, less than a minute later, but two goals within the final 3 minutes put Tottenham in front heading into the intermission.
Though Bjorn Wilts again knotted the two clubs, Tottenham responded with a trifecta of scoring, even strength, short handed, and another power play, to bulge their lead to 3.
Windsor woke up in a very aggressive 3rd period with saw the zebras hand out 32 minutes in penalties. Scott Florence and Layne Gouin pulled the Aces within one, but the home team gave up another short handed tally to fall back by 2. Cale Allen netted one past Steam goaltender Justin Prieur and then Mark Gangnon registered a short handed goal for Windsor to even things up at 16:38.
Segers then went to work on a Windsor man advantage when he logged an unassisted marker with less than a minute on the clock, which stood as the winner.
Alex Jones was credited with the win in goal for Windsor, kicking out 35 of 42 shots for his 3rd win of the season. Prieur took the loss for Tottenham after giving up 8 goals on 51 shots.
The win increased the gap to 4 points between Windsor and London, and 5 points over last place Toronto.
The Aces have an extended break as they next take to the ice on November 12 against 2nd place St George. Windsor will remain on the road for a November 17 tilt with Niagara before returning the Adie Knox to meet the Kingsville Kings the following evening. The puck drops at 7:30pm.