Spitfires GM Warren Rychel was busy before the trade deadline and there were many new Spitfires on the ice including Taylor Carnevale, Jake Carrick, Adrian Robertson, Kerby Rychel, Jeff Brown and John Cullen. This solidify’s Windsor’s offense and John Cullen was able to relieve Jack Campbell in net many times before their playoff run. He proved to be a key asset to Windsor’s goaltending before he was injured during a game warmup in Plymouth just before the playoffs. Adrian Robertson proved to be phenomenal during the playoffs finishing off with 3 goals and 12 assists. Not bad at all for a defensive defenseman, not to mention a +7 rating. Taylor Carnevale and Jake Carrick added to Windsor’s offense with a combined 43 points during the remaineder of the regular season, not to mention the playoffs. Kerby Rychel has proven to be a very solid and smart player that added to both ends of the ice for Windsor with 13 points and since he is a rookie, the development potential is huge. Expect big things from him in the coming seasons. The overager Jeff Brown added leadership to the team on and off the ice as well as being another very strong power forward with 17 points with the Spits during the regular season.
The Windsor Spitfires also hosted their annual Mickey Renaud night to honour their captain forever. The trade deadline represented a turning point for the Spits with all this talent being added to the team.
Look for our post tomorrow on Windsor’s 2011 Playoff run which resulted in the Spits making it all the way to the Western Conference Finals.