The Windsor Spitfires won yet another game in a shootout, their second straight in a row, to the Owen Sound Attack (currently the top team in the Western Conference). The Spits were missing several of their players to injuries and suspensions including Posa, Czinder, Cullen, Kassian, and Robertson. Jack Campbell got the start in net for the Spits and put forth a very solid effort.
Windsor’s Jake Carrick scored the first 2 goals of the game and Owen Sound added another to make it 2-1 going into the second period. Owen Sound was able to make a comeback with two goals coming from Berdinkov and Shaw in the second period giving them a 3-2 lead going into the third period. Windsor kept up the pressure on the forecheck and were rewarded when Stephen Johnston was able to put one in the back of the net forcing overtime. The Attack almost scored another goal giving them the win but it was not allowed by the referees due to a kicking motion being used.
The overtime period was scoreless forcing a shootout, Windsor’s second in two games. Carnevale came up empty in the first round as did the Attack, Ellis scored in the second round as did his Attack counterpart, Berdnikov, making it 2-2 going into the final round. Windsor’s sniper Tom Kuhnhackl deked out the Attack’s Jordan Binnington to take the win home for Windsor. This puts Windsor within three points of the Saginaw Spirit in the playoff run.
The next game is at home on Sunday, when the Spits will take on the Sarnia Sting.
Photos by Kevin Chauvin and Gene Schilling. To see more of Gene’s shots, check out his Flickr gallery.