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. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 2, 2016: The Ontario Hockey League today announced, on behalf of the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup Site Selection Committee, that the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club will host the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jan. 30, 2016: Tonight, the Windsor Spitfires raised the number six worn by Ryan Ellis to the rafters - the greatest honour a player can receive from his former team. His numbers rank him as the all-time leading scoring amongst defencemen in Spitfire history. In his introduction tonight, he was described as being the most decorated rearguard to ever don a Windsor jersey. FULL STORY
Windsor - Nov. 21, 2015: In response to the reported closing of the Windsor Homes Coalition Food
Bank and the dire need for donations expressed by the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women this week, the Windsor Spitfires organization is asking those attending this weekend's home games
(Saturday night vs Owen Sound & Sunday vs Niagara) to bring donations in support of the
Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association. FULL STORY
Windsor - Sep. 25, 2015: Darren Raddysh scored 2:13 into a frenzied 3-on-3 overtime, giving the visiting Erie
Otters a comeback, 4-3 win over the Windsor Spitfires on Opening Night at the WFCU Centre Thursday. FULL STORY
Windsor - Aug. 24, 2015: General Manager Warren Rychel is pleased to announce the
club has received a commitment from right winger Christian Fischer.
The 6'2, 215-pound native of Wayne, Illinois recently signed an entry-level
contract with the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes, who made him
their 2nd Round selection (#32 overall) at the 2015 NHL Draft in Miami in June. FULL STORY
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
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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