Spitfires Make It Four in a Row


Make that four in a row as the Windsor Spitfires win a nail-biter over the Flint Firebirds 4-3 in OHL action at the WFCU Centre Thursday night.

Luke Boka got the ball rolling midway through the first period with his 6th goal of the season to send Windsor into the dressing room with a 1-0 lead.

Just minutes into the second frame Jean-Luc Foudy went to centre ice for the most exciting plays in hockey and he didn't disappoint — burying a shot past Flint goaltender Emanuel Vella from between the hash marks to give the Spitfires a 2-0 lead.

Nathan Staios's third of the year made it 3-0 Windsor before the Firebirds offense woke up with three unanswered goals from Jacob Winterton, Ethan Keppen, and Emmet Pierce to tie things 3-3.

Will Cuylle would ice the game with less than six-minutes to play in the third frame, netting his 18th goal of the year to give Windsor a 4-3 victory on home ice.

Spits rookie Kari Piiroinen stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced.

Windsor pulls to 19-19-2-1 for 42-points, they currently sit alone in seventh place in the West Division.

The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will host the Spitfires at GFL Memorial Gardens Friday — puck drops at 7:07 PM    

Tune into AM800 for All the action.