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Spitfires fall 4-3 to Generals in Season Opener
Ethan Mathias
Windsor Spitfires

Spitfires fall 4-3 to Generals in Season Opener
A late third period goal by former Spitfire Hunter Smith powered the Oshawa Generals to a 4-3 win over the Windsor Spitfires Thursday night at the WFCU Centre. Michael Dal Colle (2G, 2A) scored his first of two goals at 3:12 of the first period on the first shot of the game. His second came four minutes later, putting the Generals up 2-0.

Windsor - September 20, 2013 - A late third period goal by former Spitfire Hunter Smith powered the Oshawa Generals to a 4-3 win over the Windsor Spitfires Thursday night at the WFCU Centre.

Michael Dal Colle (2G, 2A) scored his first of two goals at 3:12 of the first period on the first shot of the game. His second came four minutes later, putting the Generals up 2-0.

“Bad start, we made a lot of mistakes early,” said head coach Bob Boughner. “We had eight guys who had never played a game before so you could tell we were nervous.”

Josh Sterk extended the Generals lead to 3-0 at 15:40.

Despite giving up three goals, DeKort kept Windsor in the game, making some timely stops in the first period.

“I thought Jordy was great, I thought he was awesome, if it wasn’t for him in the first period it could have been five nothing,” said Boughner.

Steven Janes continued his hot play and got Windsor on the board with a snapshot that beat Oshawa goalie Daniel Altshuller early in the second period.

Windsor tied the game on back-to-back power play goals by Kerby Rychel. The first came late in the middle frame, before the second made it 3-3 at 11:19 of the third period.

“I thought we showed a lot of fight coming back,” said Rychel.

A turnover in Windsor territory set up Smith in the high slot, where he blasted a shot off the post and past DeKort for the decisive goal.

DeKort made 29 saves on the night. Altshuller had 30 in the victory. The Spitfires will next see action on Thursday, September, 26th, when they host the Sarnia Sting.

GAME SUMMARY

FIRST PERIOD
1. OSH: DAL COLLE (LATOUR, CASSELS) 3:12 PP
2. OSH: DAL COLLE (MANCHUREK, STERK) 7:57
3. OSH: STERK (SMITH, DAL COLLE) 15:20

SECOND PERIOD
4. WSR: JANES 4:11
5. WSR: RYCHEL 13:34 PP

THIRD PERIOD
6. WSR: RYCHEL (HO-SANG, VAIL) 11:19 PP
7. OSH: SMITH (DAL COLLE, STERK)
16:46 PP







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