SPITS 2 OTTERS 1
Dave Ducharme WindsorSpitfires.com
PHOTOS: TIM CORNETT
Derek Schoenmakers scored the winner early in the third period, as the Spitfires clipped the Erie Otters 2-1 on Thursday night at the WFCU Centre, earning head coach Bob Boughner his 200th career victory.
The goal came just 42 seconds into the frame, during a seven-minute Windsor power play; the result of Erie defenceman Adam Pelech jumping Patrick Sieloff after the hard-hitting Windsor blueliner caught forward Hayden Hodgson with a thundering, clean hit along the boards.
Kerby Rychel (6) opened the scoring on the same man-advantage at 19:54 of the second period.
Connor McDavid (5) had the Erie goal, marking the ninth-straight game the rookie phenom has tallied at least a point.
Oscar Dansk was outstanding in goal for Erie (2-6-1-1) stopping 45 of the 47 shots he faced.
Jaroslav Pavelka made 26 saves in goal for Windsor (5-3-0-3).
The Spits are off to Brampton for a date with the Batallion on Friday night, before a return engagement with the Otters in Erie on Saturday.
WSR RYCHEL (6) (SIELOFF, MARCHESE) 19:54 PP
WSR SCHOENMAKERS (5) (VAIL, CLARKE) 0:42 PP, ER MCDAVID (5) (LABARDO, CAIRNS) 10:30
WSR - 11 - 20 - 16 = 47
ER - 11 - 5 - 11 = 27