Windsor - Jun. 25, 2015: Windsor Spitfires General Manager Warren Rychel is pleased to announce the club has reached an agreement on a standard OHL player agreement and education package with forward
Gabriel Vilardi. The 15-year-old native of Kingston was the club's first round pick, 2nd overall, in the 2015 OHL
Priority Selection back in April. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 24, 2015: At a news conference in Oshawa this morning, owner Rocco Tullio introduced Spitfires Associate Coach Bob Jones as the new head coach of the Oshawa Generals.
Jones replaces another former Spitfires coach, DJ Smith, who was hired as an assistant coach
with the Toronto Maple Leafs last week. FULL STORY
Oshawa - Jun. 19, 2015: Oshawa Generals General Manager and Vice-President Roger Hunt, announced today that the team has traded the rights of over age Bradley Latour to the Windsor Spitfires. The Generals will get the rights to Anthony Kotsovos and a draft pick, in return for the 1995 born forward. FULL STORY
Burlington - Jun. 19, 2015: Hayden McCool - Forward - Windsor Spitfires
Came out gangbusters after the trade from Niagara to Windsor. Finally started using his size more effectively to get to the net and to track down loose pucks to set up scoring chances for his linemates. But as the season went on, he really seemed to wear down. In his final 18 games he went goalless. That type of production to close out the season probably cost him a chance to represent Canada at the Under 18's and it certainly dropped him a bit on my list. FULL STORY
Burlington - Jun. 18, 2015: The Under 18's have wrapped up (and Canada earned its 4th straight medal). The CHL playoffs are nearing completion (the Memorial Cup begins May 22). The race to the draft is on. We're about a week away from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, so that means it's time for me to release my rankings.
The top 50 will be released in four parts: Part 1 - Honorable Mentions, Part 2 - Prospects 50-31, Part 3 - Prospects 30-11, and Part 4 - Prospects 10-1. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 18, 2015: The Ontario Hockey League released its 2015-16 schedule today. The Spitfires will open the season Thursday, September 24th, hosting the defending Western Conference Champion Erie Otters. Single game tickets go on sale August 12th. Summer Box Office Hours are Wed to Fri 10am to 4pm. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 20, 2015: Windsor Spitfires General Manager Warren Rychel is pleased to announce the club has agreed to terms on a standard Ontario Hockey League player agreement and education package with local product Michael DiPietro. The Amherstburg native was the club's 2nd Round choice (#23 overall) in April's Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. FULL STORY
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Syracuse - Mar. 27, 2015: The Syracuse Crunch have signed forward Cristiano DiGiacinto to an amateur tryout contract, Crunch general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. DiGiacinto, 19, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth round, 170th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft. The Hamilton, Ontario native stands 5 feet 11 inches, weighs 196 pounds and shoots left. FULL STORY
Oshawa - Mar. 23, 2015: Hockey Canada , in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League and Hockey Canada Program of Excellence management group today announced that Oshawa Generals Head Coach, DJ Smith has been selected as an Assistant Coach of Canada’s National Junior Team. The Oshawa Generals would like to congratulate DJ on this accomplishment and wish him and Team Canada all the best in their quest for gold. FULL STORY
Windsor - Mar. 1, 2015: Every once in a while, you think of a cool shot that you'd like to take. When three of this season's Spitfires lost a few of their of their chiclets I thought I'd ask them to get together and give me a big smile. The fellas were kind enough to oblige me this afternoon. In separate incidents this year, Jamie Lewis lost three, Hayden McCool lost two, and Luke Kirwan lost one. Thanks for humouring me, guys! FULL STORY