Windsor Spitfires: weekend game report #1

The Windsor Spitfires opened up their #OHLOpeningWeek against the Peterborough Petes in Windsor. The Petes played the night before and were led by the line of Nicholas Robertson, Semyon Der-Arguchinstev and Liam Kirk in a 9-3 win.

The Petes found themselves up early thanks to the Spitfires unwillingness to stay out of the penalty box. The Petes went 3/5 on their chances, including scoring on a 5-on-3 opportunity. The Spitfires weren’t panicked and instead worked to chip away at the scoreboard, with Wyatt Johnston scoring 25 seconds after the Petes went up 4-0. Curtis Douglas would score on the next shift, cutting the Petes lead in half 29 seconds later. Ruben Rafkin and Egor Afanasyev would both collect their first OHL points, Rafkin on Daniel D’Amico’s goal and Afanasyev on Angle’s goal.

Just like that the Spitfires would rally back scoring four goals in 6:29 and tie the game with just under a period and a half of hockey still to play.

When the final horn sounded, seven more goals had been scored and all but four Spitfire players had recorded their first point of the season and with 15 total goals, the Spitfires would win in the end, 9-6.

Top Five Players

Curtis Douglas – (5.50 GS)
15:29 TOI (13:13EV/0:59PP/1:17PK) / 2 G (2EV) / 5 SOG / 2 BLK / 5 HITS / 67% CF / 57% FF /

Curtis Douglas of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Curtis Douglas got the Spitfires second goal of the game 29 seconds after Wyatt Johnston scored the first Spitfire goal of the season. Douglas gave the Spitfires their first lead of the game in the third period, scoring his second even-strength goal of the game. Douglas finished a force in his 15:29 in ice time, with five shots-on-goal, two blocked shots, five hits and 67% CF.

Jean-Luc Foudy – (4.95 GS)
18:57 TOI (15:10EV/0:59PP/2:48PK) / 2 G (2EV) / 4 SOG / 1 HITS / 69% CF / 61% FF /

Jean-Luc Foudy had plenty of chances all game but couldn’t convert on any until the end of the game. Foudy scored with 4:44 left to give the Spitfires a 7-6 lead and sealed the deal with an empty-net goal with 28 seconds left. Foudy finished with 18:57 in ice time, four shots-on-goal, one hit and 69% CF.

Connor Corcoran – (4.49 GS)
25:26 TOI (19:47EV/0:59PP/4:40PK) / 2 SA (2EV) / 1 BLK / 2 HITS / 66% CF / 61% FF /

Connor Corcoran of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

When the Spitfires traded Nathan Staios to the Hamilton Bulldogs, it left a gap on the blueline for the Spitfires and the team would need a defense by committee to be successful. Connor Corcoran stepped up and helped fill that gap, playing 25:26 in ice-time, including 4:40 on the penalty kill. Corcoran also contributed with two secondary assists, both even-strength, one blocked shot, two hits and 66% CF.

Tyler Angle – (4.05 GS)
15:19 TOI (13:05EV/1:22PP/0:52PK) / 2 G (1EV/1PP) / 3 SOG / 1 HITS / 64% CF / 56% FF /

Tyler Angle helped rally the Spitfires not once but twice, tying the game 4-4 with his first goal of the game and 5-5 with his second. In 15:19 of ice-time, Angle played in all situations, including 13:05 at even-strength, 1:22 on the power-play and 0:52 on the penalty-kill. Angle also added three shots-on-goal, one hit, and 64%CF.

Egor Anfanasyev – (3.37 GS)
14:44 TOI (13:22EV/1:22PP) / 2 SA (1EV/1PP) / 2 SOG / 1 BLK / 64% CF / 56% FF /

Egor Afanasyev was excited to make his OHL debut and score goals. Instead, he had two secondary assists, one even-strength, and one power-play. Afanasyev played 14:44 in ice-time, adding two shots-on-goal, one blocked shot and 64% CF.

Honourable Mention

Will Cuylle – (3.36 GS)
18:58 TOI (14:48EV/1:22PP/2:48PK) / 2 PA (EV) / 2 Hits / 67% CF / 59% FF /

Game Summary Stats

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Post-Game Thoughts

Trevor Letkowski

Tyler Angle

Jean-Luc Foudy

Up Next

Thursday, September 26th – Windsor Spitfires vs. Erie Otters
Friday, September 27th – Windsor Spitfires @ Hamilton Bulldogs
Saturday, September 28th – Windsor Spitfires @ Erie Otters