Monday, January 26, 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

In Spitfires Get Stung, Lose 6-3 to Sarnia.

By Evan Mathias
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Josh Defarias scored two goals
including the game winner as the Sarnia Sting doubled up on the
Windsor Spitfires 6-3 in the back half of a home-and-home set Sunday
night in front of 5,447 at the WFCU Centre.


Despite outshooting the Sting 7-2 early
on, the Sting took a two goal lead thanks to Defarias and Anthony
Salinitri.


“Couldn’t solve the goaltender
(Taylor Dupuis), he gave us problems all night,” said Spitfires
head coach Bob Boughner. “We had glorious chances, outshot them,
outchanced them. The frustrating part is we couldn’t get the next
goal.”




Trevor Murphy (1G, 1A) cut the lead to
one late in the first period, beating Sting goalie Dupuis (41 saves)
while extending his point streak to 12 games.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Windsor Spitfires Retire #14 Jersey of Ed Jovanovski.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013-14 OHL SEASON OPENS TONIGHT


The OHL season opens up tonight with four games on tap including the Windsor Spitfires home opener as they take on the Oshawa Generals and the Saginaw Sprit at Barrie


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Monday, August 13, 2012

Windsor Spitfire's Statement Regarding OHL Accusations.

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From the Windsor Spitfires front office:

"We are in receipt of the decision by the Ontario Hockey League regarding the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club and completely deny all accusations that have been put forward.


It is the team’s position that there is no evidence to support this decision, nor did the league follow due process or its own rules regarding procedural fairness in the making of this decision.

We will pursue all avenues of appeal regarding the decision made by the Commissioner, David Branch.

We are proud members of the Ontario Hockey League and will be vigorously defending the well-deserved and established reputation of our hockey club as an exemplary organization both on and off the ice, through the appropriate appeal process.

We will have no further comment until the appeal process is complete, in which we are confident will result in this decision being overturned."

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SPITFIRES SIGN SANVIDO, BROWN TO OHL CONTRACTS

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General Manager Warren Rychel has signed defencemen Patrick Sanvido and Graeme Brown to standard OHL contracts.

Both players were drafted in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.

Sanvido (6'5, 215 pounds) was taken in the second round, 41st overall, from the Guelph Storm Minor Midgets, with Brown (6', 175 pounds) going four picks later, 45th overall, from the Kingston Junior Frontenacs.

“We welcome both these young men to the Spitfire organization,” Rychel said. “They both have a bright future with our club.”

Both Sanvido and Brown attended Hockey Canada's Under-17 Provincial Camp in Cornwall last month.

Both will be on the ice when training camp begins on August 28th.

Sanvido and Brown will attend St. Anne High School starting next month.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HALL, HENRIQUE, FOWLER AND NEMISZ AMONG ALUMNI IN WINDSOR THIS WEEKEND FOR CHARITY HOCKEY AND GOLF

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Several members of the 2009 and 2010 Windsor Spitfires Memorial Cup Championship clubs and many other former Spitfires will be in the city this weekend for a pair of fundraising events in support of Tecumseh Minor Hockey, as the Spitfires and Johnny Shotz Restaurant & Sports Bar team up to host an alumni hockey game and golf tournament.

HOCKEY
WHO: Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, Cam Fowler, Greg Nemisz, Eric and Kyle Wellwood, Steve Ott, Mike Weber, Zack Kassian and many more will lace 'em up along with Bob Boughner, Warren Rychel, Dave Matsos and DJ Smith.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday July 28th from 6 to 7:30 at Tecumseh Arena.

GOLF
WHO: Assortment of Spitfire Alumni, coaches and management

WHEN & WHERE: Sunday, July 29th - Shotgun start @1PM @ Fox Glen Golf Club, 7525 Howard Avenue, McGregor, ON.

All proceeds from both events to Tecumseh Minor Hockey


Thursday, June 28, 2012

DJ SMITH NAMED HEAD COACH OF OSHAWA GENERALS

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Spitfires Assistant Coach DJ Smith has been named the new Head Coach of the Oshawa Generals.

Smith spent seven years as an Assistant Coach with the Spitfires and was a key component of the club's back-to-back MasterCard Memorial Cup championships.

DJ also played four seasons with the Spitfires and captained the team during the 1996-1997 season. J

“On behalf of the ownership group, I'd like to wish DJ all the best in Oshawa,” said Spitfires President and Head Coach Bob Boughner. “He will be missed on a day-to-day basis. DJ has worked extremely hard to get to this point, and is very deserving of the chance to be an Ontario Hockey League head coach. As an organization, we have always tried to develop our staff in the same way we develop our team. And DJ is a prime example of that strength and the successes we have enjoyed. DJ is not only a great coach, but a great friend. He will do an outstanding job for the Generals.”

Boughner said the remaining coaching staff of himself, Associate Coach Bob Jones and Assistant Coach Dave Matsos will move on as is.

“We'll continue on with the three of us behind the bench. As much as we will miss DJ back there, we are looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead this season.” Smith  

Saturday, June 23, 2012

WINDSOR SPITFIRE'S SIELOFF SELECTED 42ND OVERALL AT THE 2012 NHL DRAFT

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Spitfires defenceman Patrick Sieloff was chosen by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round, 42nd overall at the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh today.

A graduate of the United States National Team Development Program, Sieloff signed with the Spitfires back on May 28th. His rights were acquired in the trade that sent Jack Campbell to the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds on November 2nd.

The 6'1, 200-pound native of Ann Arbor, Michigan served as an assistant captain on the USA's gold medal winning team at the 2012 World Under-18 Championship in the Czech Republic.

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JOHNSON SELECTED 90TH OVERALL AT THE 2012 NHL DRAFT


Spitfires winger Ben Johnson was chosen by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round, 90th overall at the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh today.

The 6'0, 185-pound native of Calumet, Michigan had an outstanding rookie season in 2011-2012. Johnson played in all 68 games, totalling 18 goals and 20 assists, while playing in all situations.

Johnson signed as a free agent with the Spitfires in May of 2011.


VAIL SELECTED 94TH OVERALL AT THE 2012 NHL DRAFT

Spitfires centre Brady Vail was chosen by the Montreal Canadiens in the 4th round, 94th overall at the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh today.


The 6'1, 195-pound native of Palm City, Florida had a breakout season in 2011-2012. In 68 games, Vail had 22 goals and added 30 assists, with a +1 rating, while playing a significant defensive role.

Vail was originally Windsor's 4th round selection in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection.

Friday, May 11, 2012

SPITFIRES NAME TERRY DORAN ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER


The Windsor Spitfires are pleased to announce that General Manager Warren Rychel has named their head scout Terry Doran as Assistant General Manager of the hockey club.


In addition to overseeing the scouting staff, Doran will immediately assume the role of Assistant G.M.

“Terry has been a key factor in our club’s success through his draft abilities and his knowledge of the league,” said Rychel. “He’s a big part of what we’ve done and what we’re working toward in the future.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SPITFIRES SIGN JOSHUA HO-SANG AND RYAN VERBEEK

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SPITFIRES SIGN JOSHUA HO-SANG AND RYAN VERBEEK


The Windsor Spitfires are happy to announce that General Manager Warren Rychel has signed forward Joshua Ho-Sang and forward Ryan Verbeek to OHL contracts and scholarship packages.

Rychel made Ho-Sang (5'11”, 160lb.) the 5th overall pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection after he starred with the Toronto Marlboros during the 2011-2012 season scoring 31 goals and 48 assists for 79 points.
Verbeek (6’0”, 185lb.) was selected in the 3rd round, 47th overall. During the 2011-2012 season Verbeek scored 20 goals and 10 assists with 49 penalty minutes for the Lambton Jr. Sting.

“We’re very proud to welcome two quality young players like Josh and Ryan to the Spitfires family,” said Rychel. “I expect to see great things from both of these players and I’m excited to have them join our hockey club.”