Sault. Ste. Marie - Sep. 24, 2016: The Windsor Spitfires exploded for five goals in the third period, overcoming a 2-0 deficit for a huge, 5-2 win in Sault Ste Marie on Friday night. The Spits will head home to host the Greyhounds on Thursday night at the WFCU Centre. FULL STORY
Windsor - Sep. 22, 2016: The Windsor Spitfires launched their road to the Memorial Cup season with a 4-1 win over the Erie Otters in front of 5,418 fans at the WFCU Centre. Shaun Bily opened the scoring for Erie at 8:53 of the first period. It was all Spitfires from there on with goals from Cole Carter, Cole Purboo and Aaron Luchuk to give the home team a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Hayden McCool rounded out the scoring for the home squad in the third period. FULL STORY
Windsor - Sep. 9, 2016: General Manager Warren Rychel is pleased to announce the Windsor Spitfires and
goaltender Lucas Patton have agreed to a standard Ontario Hockey League player and
education package. Patton, a 6'1, 181-pound native of Waterloo, Ontario, is a product of the Toronto
Marlboros AAA system, and spent part of the 2015-16 season with the Newmarket
Hurricanes of the OJHL. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Aug. 21, 2016: Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today that the club has signed forward Logan Brown to a three-year entry-level contract.
Brown, 18, was the Senators’ first-round pick (11th overall) at June’s NHL Draft in Buffalo. He established new major junior career highs with 74 points (including new highs of 21 goals and 53 assists) and 40 penalty minutes while appearing in 59 regular-season games in his second full campaign with the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires in 2015-16. FULL STORY
Windsor - Aug. 18, 2016: The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Windsor Spitfires and the Host Organizing Committee for the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup are proud to unveil the official logo for next year’s championship. The prestigious national championship returns to the city of Windsor for the first time since 1981, an event that featured three teams including the champion Cornwall Royals (QMJHL), the Kitchener Rangers (OHL), and the Victoria Cougars (WHL).
Mountain Top - May. 6, 2016: It would be the Hershey Bears getting on the boards first tonight in game two of round two, a short handed tally none the less making it a one to none game. It wouldn't be three minutes later
Windsor - May. 2, 2016: this morning’s long awaited
announcement that the Windsor Spitfires will play host to the 2017 MasterCard
Memorial Cup. In a press release from the Spits, OHL Commissioner David Branch
was quoted as saying “The city of Windsor and Essex County is home to some of
the most passionate fans in the entire Canadian Hockey League.” Commissioner
Branch is right. We love our hockey, and we love our Spitfires. Think back to May
2010 when the Spits won their second Memorial Cup in a row.
St. Catherines - Aug. 9, 2016: With all the former OHL big wigs in the Maple Leafs front office, it should come as no surprise to see how many OHL prospects they have. Today we discuss Mitch Marner, Travis Dermott, Jeremy Bracco, Stephen Desrocher, J.J. Piccinich and more.
Washington - Aug. 9, 2016: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin said his preparations to play for Team Russia in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 are on track, despite reports that he sustained an injury during training.
Pittsburgh - Dec. 21, 2015: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not play against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center on Monday because of a lower-body injury.
Crosby did not practice Sunday after earning three assists in his past two games, a 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Friday and a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby's status against the Blue Jackets was questionable Sunday, but confirmed he would not play a day later.
Montreal - Nov. 30, 2015: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss at least the next six weeks because of a lower-body injury that will not require surgery, the Canadiens announced Monday.
Price originally was injured Oct. 29 during a 4-3 loss at the Edmonton Oilers and did not return until Nov 20, a 5-3 win at the New York Islanders. He played the return leg of the home and home with the Islanders on Nov 22 and started at the New York Rangers on Nov. 25. But he left that game after the second period when he aggravated the original injury.
Toronto - Nov. 25, 2015: Pain was losing 6-2 to the sad-sack Buffalo Sabres last November and 9-2 on home ice to Nashville three days later. Pain was the avalanche of criticism that arrived at the dressing room door after choosing to skip the customary post-game salute to fans.
Pain was a 9-28-5 finish to the season, and shooting yourselves in the skates again and again and again.
This? This is not pain.
Toronto - Nov. 24, 2015: The London Knights and Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League each had three players earn A ratings from NHL Central Scouting in its November players to watch list for the 2016 NHL Draft, released Tuesday.
Among the players Central Scouting believes could go in the first round in June are London left wings Matthew Tkachuk (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) and Max Jones (6-3, 205), and defenseman Olli Juolevi (6-2, 179), as well as Mississauga centers Michael McLeod (6-2, 188) and Alexander Nylander (6-0, 179) and right wing Nathan Bastian (6-4, 208).
Philadelphia - Nov. 24, 2015: The Philadelphia Flyers will try two new forward combinations in a quest to rediscover their offense when they play the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.
At practice Monday top-line center Claude Giroux was flanked by left wing Michael Raffl and right wing Brayden Schenn. Right wing Jakub Voracek, who has played on Giroux's line for most of the past few seasons, was shifted to right wing on a line with left wing Chris VandeVelde and center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Edmonton - Nov. 23, 2015: Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson was in a bit of a tough spot heading into training camp. In order for the 24-year old to start the year in the NHL, he needed to make enough of an impression on head coach Todd McLellan to slot him above two of Mark Fayne, Andrew Ference, Oscar Klefbom, Nikita Nikitin, Darnell Nurse, Griffin Reinhart, Justin Schultz and Andrej Sekera. To his credit, he accomplished exactly that and has not looked back since. FULL STORY