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Wednesday March 26th, 2014

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A relentless attack by the London Knights has put the Windsor Spitfires in a deep hole. The Spits already lacked a number of defensemen, but lost a few more players prior to Tuesday night’s game. Windsor was no match for London’s offensive assault, losing 10-2 at the WFCU Centre.

For the Spitfires, Cristiano DiGiacinto was handed a five-game suspension from the OHL due to “bullying actions” following an incident in Saturday night’s game in London. Furthermore, Adam Bateman and Cameron Hughes left the arena before the Tuesday’s game because to sickness.

London scored three shorthanded goals – including two in the first. In addition, 10 different scorers put the puck in the net in the victory.

The visiting Knights were not messing around when they set foot on the ice. The team scored four goals in the opening period, two of which were shorthanded. Windsor had its fair share of power-plays, but could not connect. The worst incident came with less than five minutes remaining in the period. Goalie Anthony Stolarz took exception to Josh Ho-Sang slapping at a covered puck. In retaliation, the goalie swung his stick at the back of Ho-Sang’s head. Stolarz received a two-minute minor for high-sticking, to the major disagreement of the Spitfires fans. Windsor went to the locker room down 4-0.

The Spits got on the board early in the second. It took them just 57 seconds to put the puck behind Stolarz. Ho-Sang recovered from the first period, delayed with the puck behind the net before finding Ben Johnson. Not long after though, London continued its onslaught. The Knights scored four more goals to end the second with an 8-1 advantage. After London’s eighth, goalie Dalen Kuchmey checked himself out of the game, bringing in an ill Alex Fotinos.

The Spits had another ample amount of power-play time but could not beat the goaltender. Late in the period, the Knights got their ninth goal. Shortly after, Windsor got its second, this time from Ho-Sang. Though there was already little energy left, London added a tenth and final goal with less than a minute to play. The Spitfires fall hard in Game 3, losing 10-2 to the Knights. They are now down 3-0 in the series.

Game 4 is set for this Thursday, March 27th at 7:05pm, at the WFCU Centre.

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