With franchise great Bill Bowler taking the reins as general manager, the Spitfires bring an experienced forward corps to the ice this season but the level of success they’ll have may ride on a developing blue line and goaltending situation.
2018-19 Record: 25-33-5-5, 60 points, 4th West Division
Head Coach: Trevor Letowski (3rd season)
Key additions: Egor Afanasyev, Wyatt Johnston, Ruben Rafkin, Xavier Medina, Pasquale Zito, James Jodoin
Notable graduates: Sean Allen, Chase Campbell, Ben Garagan, Colton Incze
Leading scorer: Cole Purboo (68 GP, 29-26–55)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Connor Corcoran (68 GP, 10-22–32)
Leading scorer (rookie): Jean-Luc Foudy (63 GP, 8-41–49)
Leading goaltender: Kari Piiroinen* (27 GP, 7-14-2-2, 4.23 GAA, .875 SV%, 1 SO)
Quick Hit: Will Cuylle’s 26 goals and Jean-Luc Foudy’s 41 assists were both the most by a Spitfires 16-year-old rookie since Taylor Hall’s phenomenal freshman year in 2007-08.
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Sat. Sept. 21 vs. PBO
*-among returning players
This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2019-20 season which begins Thursday September 19th. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.