Spitfires win at home 4-3 against Kitchener Rangers


The Windsor Spitfires have tucked another win under their belt with a 4-3 victory over the Kitchener Rangers Thursday evening. 

The two teams faced off in Windsor at the WFCU Centre.

It was Kitchener's first time back in the city since eliminating the Spitfires in the first round of last year's playoffs. 

In the first period, Windsor was the first team on the scoreboard with a goal by Spitfires' AJ Spellacy, assisted by Noah Morneau, less than two minutes into play. 

Windsor's Alex Christopoulos is the next player with a goal, assisted by Rodwin Dionicio and Josef Eichler, giving the Spits a 2-0 lead in the first eight minutes. 

The Rangers then scored their first goal of the night. Kitchener tied up the game with a goal on a powerplay. 

In the second, Windsor was the only team to score in this period. The team took the lead once more with a goal by Jacob Maillet, during his 200th game in the OHL, assisted by Aiden Castle and Ryan Abraham. 

The Spitfires continued to pull away once more with a second goal by Christopoulos, assisted by Dionicio again, and Colton Smith, ending the period 4-2 for Windsor. 

In the third, Kitchener scored the lone goal of the period on a powerplay, but were unable to score another, giving Windsor the 4-3 victory. 

The Spitfires will have one day of rest before making their way to Sault Ste. Marie for back-to-back games against the Soo Greyhounds. 

Puck drop for Saturday's game is set for 7:07 p.m., with the AM800 pre-game show with Steve Bell getting underway at 6:50 p.m.