Ontario Hockey League: Windsor Spitfires Strafe Peterborough Petes

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Ontario Hockey League: Windsor Spitfires Strafe Peterborough Petes
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The league-leading Windsor Spitfires jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes and never looked back in Peterborough as they beat the Petes 9-5 in front of over 3,000 fans.

It was the twelfth win in a row for the Spitfires and they are unbeaten in their last 21.

The Petes were playing their third game in three nights, and it showed. The Petes' starting goalie, Jason Missiaen, was chased out of the net after allowing nine goals in two periods, and was replaced by Andrew D'Agostini who stopped all 11 shots he faced.

Greg Nemisz got two goals for Windsor in the first period. Austen Brassard and Taylor Hall added singles. It was Hall's 24th of the season.

Adam Henrique scored at the start of the second period, his 26th of the season, to make it 5-0.

David Quesnnele got the Petes on the scoreboard with his 28th goal of the year. Dale Mitchell scored for Windsor shortly after.

Ryan Ellis shot the puck so hard, on Windsor's next goal, it got stuck in the netting.

Mike Lomas scored for Peterborough and Kenny Ryan answered with a goal for Windsor. Harry Young added another for the Spitfires.

Liam Heelis scored two goals for Peterborough.

Peterborough's Patrick Daley got the lone goal of the third period.

The Spits showed why they sit on top of the OHL. The Petes are in second place in the East Division but are 20 points behind the Spits. They dropped an 8-4 decision to the MidWest Division leading Kitchener Rangers on Friday Night and lost in a shoot-out to the Sudbury Wolves on Thursday.

Santa Claus dropped in on the Petes' game, after the parade through downtown Peterborough, and gave Windsor fans what they wanted.

Windsor has three of the top four goal scorers in the OHL, with Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, and Greg Nemisz. Hall has 24 goals and 55 points, ahead of Henrique, in second, with 26 goals and 49 points.

Windsor Spitfires celebrate their Memorial Cup championship last spring after defeating the Kelowna Rockets in Rimouski, Quebec.

Nemisz, with 2 goals and 1 assist, was the first star of the game. Henrique was the second star.

Heelis, of the Petes, with 2 goals, was the third star.

The Petes went 0 for 4 on the power-play and the Spits were 5 for 9.

 

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