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Windsor Spitfires: Memorial Cup Champions!


This Goblet Will be taking a trip down the 401 to the Rose City

Congratulations to the Windsor Spitfires – and the City of Windsor – on the Spits’ first Memorial Cup victory. Windsor becomes the first team ever to win the Cup after going down 0-2 in the round robin portion of the tournament. They had to beat Kelowna in their final game of the round robin to force a tiebreaker, beat Rimouski in the tiebreaker and then Drummondville in the semi-final just to make it to today’s game.

Once they were there, they seemed desperately hungry to claim the trophy;  three quick goals in the first seven minutes and eleven seconds pretty much sealed the Rockets’ fate, as the Spits beat Kelowna 4 – 1 to claim the 2009 Memorial Cup Championship. Give Kelowna credit, they gave it a whirl to come back, scoring a goal eight seconds in to the second period – but Ryan Ellis’ bomb from the point in the dying portions of that period restored a three goal lead and made Kelowna’s route to victory all the more difficult.

I will have a more complete recap up later; for now, be proud of your team, Windsor – they showed skill, talent and heart in winning this Championship. Enjoy it!

Oh, and Leaf fans:  the Memorial Cup winning goal – was scored by Dale Mitchell (2007 3rd round pick, 74th overall).

4 comments to Windsor Spitfires: Memorial Cup Champions!

  • geezer

    Congrats Junior for your undying faith in the boys! Couldn’t call you ’cause I didn’t know where you were in the PVR game watch. Have another cold one!

  • Can you believe that Taylor Hall says, “We hope to be back here again next year”? Wow, I’d love to see THAT!

    But for now, let’s just enjoy this win, it’s been a LONG time coming. Great job, Spits!

  • geezer

    I think they might be contenders for at least the next 2 years. Cheers!

  • Fantastic job by the management group; Warren Rychel and his ownership group should be commended for coming up with a plan, sticking to it, and not letting some pretty shitty things derail their dedication to bringing quality junior hockey to the City of Windsor. Kudos.