The Windsor Spitfires took on the Kingston Frontenacs Sunday afternoon at the WFCU Center. The Spits and Fronts were both short players with the Spits being able to only dress five defencemen instead of six and Kingston was only able to dress four. Ellis and Kassian were two stars missing from Windsor’s lineup due to the Team Canada Junior’s training camp which started on Saturday. Kingston’s goalie Philip Grubauer was part of Windsor’s Memorial Cup winning team last year.
Within the first ten minutes of play the Frontenacs were able to net three goals against Windsor’s Troy Passingham, who was then substituted for Jack Campbell for the remainder of the game. Windsor’s Ebert and Johnston were able to add two goals before the end of the first period to bring the score to 3-2 Kingston. The Teddy Bear Toss also took place, where fans threw hundred’s teddy bears onto the ice after the first Spit’s goal of the game, the toys were collected and donated to Sparky’s Toy Drive. Windsor outshot Kingston with 40-22 shots on goal.
It was a high scoring game with the final score of 7-6 Spits, with Derek Lanoue scoring the game winning goal with fifteen minutes of play in the third period. This was Windsor’s fifth straight win.
The Spits take on the Guelph Storm Thursday night at the WFCU Center.