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Friday November 7th, 2014

Posted at 8:01am

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The Windsor Spitfires put on a show Thursday night. Windsor put on a dominant performance against the Owen Sound Attack, including a three-goal surge in 67 seconds in the second period. With that kind of firepower, the Spitfires soared to a 4-2 victory at the WFCU Centre.

The Spits controlled the pace early on, and the Attack couldn’t keep up. As a result, Windsor was handed a few powerplay opportunities. Though unsuccessful, the Spits created lots of good chances. Owen Sound came back with chances of their own on a pair of breakaways. Alex Fotinos stood tall and halted any drive by the Attack. Time counted down as both teams headed to the locker rooms scoreless.

The story in the second was similar to the first. The Spitfires were flying up and down the ice – and their efforts paid off in a huge way. The jets were on fire as Windsor lit up the red light three times in 67 seconds. Aaron Luchuk opened the scoring on a shorthanded breakaway. He picked up the puck at centre ice and skated in to beat goalie Jack Flinn blocker side. Before long, trevor Murphy added a goal to put the Spits up by two. Josh Ho-Sang timed his pass perfectly for the defenseman and his shot from the left circle made it to the back of the net. The attack continued as DiGiacinto quickly added a goal. His centering pass bounced off a defender’s stick and slid past the goal line. The adrenaline was pumping for Windsor as Graeme Brown later duked it out with Justin Brack. Not long after, Liam Murray and Jaden Lindo went toe-to-toe. Murray landed heavy shots on Lindo, throwing punches with both hands before bringing him to the ice. The excitement died a bit once Owen Sound got on the board in the late stages of the period. Zach Nastasiuk scored his first of two by tipping Chris Bigras’ shot downward and behind Fotinos. Despite the goal, the Spits were feeling good being up 3-1 after two periods.

The action was evenly matched to start the third. Each team had some chances, but it wasn’t until halfway through the final period that Owen Sound came within one. Nastasiuk struck once more after his spinning shot went into the top corner. The Spits countered with a little pressure on the Attack, and eventually, regained their two-goal lead. Newcomer Jamie Lewis scored his first as a Spitfire by deflecting Andrew Burns’ shot. The tip was enough to fool Flinn and put Windsor up for good. The Spitfires flew by the Attack in a 4-2 win.

Windsor is away from the WFCU Centre until Sunday, November 16th when they face the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at 2:05pm.

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