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… Continue reading Windsor Spitfires: Memorial Cup Champions!
We’re underway. First period: Two early chances for Taylor Hall, then a frantic series in the Windsor zone at about the 3 minute mark in which Engelage is down and out and Adam Henrique collapses to the front of his goal (I think) and makes a terrific block on a sure goal from Riendeau. Drummondville… Continue reading Spitfires vs. Voltigeurs: A Little Sumpin’ Special Maybe?
Game five of the OHL Championship series goes tonight at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, 7:05 p.m. I fully expect Spits fans to absolutely blow the roof off the new rink tonight when the Spits take the ice, and the team is going to come out charged up and ready to roll. I am very… Continue reading Spitfires vs Battallion: Game 5 Trash Talk Dept.
Windsor 4, Brampton 1. My Spitfires are one game closer to (and only one win away from) their second OHL Championship. After suffering a setback on Monday in game 3 at the hands of a determined Brampton club, the Spits stormed out of the gate in the first last night and attacked the Brampton goal… Continue reading Windsor Spitfires at Brampton Battalion: Game 4 Recap
I know, I know, I just took the trouble yesterday to tell you I probably won’ t be blogging for a little bit, and now here I am. What can I tell you, I’m in a good mood after the Leafs shellacked the Atlanta Thrashers tonight. Positively giddy because of a five-goal second period outburst,… Continue reading It’s Windsor, Ontario vs. The World
Spouse and I did make the drive down to Kitchener last night (earlier this evening, actually) to watch the Leafs rookies vs. the Penguins rookies. I’ll have more to say about the game later – right now it’s late and I need to get to bed if I’m going to be a productive member of… Continue reading Rookie Tournament: Leafs 1 at Penguins 4
It had no effect on the players, of course. It couldn’t have – most of the guys wearing Spitfire sweaters today weren’t even born when it happened, so how could it have any effect on them? Nonsense. It did, though, have an effect on their fans. I know that to be true. “It” was the… Continue reading 2009 Memorial Cup Champions: Turning the Page on 1988
I will be watching on a slight tape delay for much of the first part of the game – yard chores kept me a little bit later than I thought today – so don’t nobody call me on the phone and be giving me updates about what’s happening. One game for the big trophy. Winner… Continue reading Go Spits Go! One More for the Memorial Cup
The Windsor Spitfires beat the QMJHL champion Drummondville Voltigeurs last night 3-2 in overtime (the link goes to my live blog of the game). The OHL Champion Spitfires dropped their first two games of the Memorial Cup tournament (to Drummondville and Rimouski) before beating Western powerhouse Kelowna to force a tiebreaker on Thursday night vs.… Continue reading The Goal
First period: The best early scoring chance went to Rimouski; Spitfires goaltender Andrew Engelage stood tall on a long two on one and made an excellent save with his right arm on a quick wrist shot. There was another amusing moment when Windsor’s Adam Henrique finished his check with authority on Oceanic defenceman Emmanuel Boudreau,… Continue reading Windsor 6, Rimouski 4: Memorial Cup Hipster Doofus Hat Trick Edition