Newspaper article The Canadian Press

OHL Roundup: Defending Memorial Cup Champion Spitfires Open Season with Win

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

OHL Roundup: Defending Memorial Cup Champion Spitfires Open Season with Win

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OHL Roundup: Spitfires down Spirit 3-1

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WINDSOR, Ont. - Luke Kutkevicius scored the winner as the Windsor Spitfires opened the 2017-18 Ontario Hockey League season with a 3-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit.

Kutkevicius broke a 1-1 deadlock at 18:12 of the third period for the defending Memorial Cup champion Spitfires (1-0-0).

Luke Boka put Windsor on the board in the second period while Jake Smith added some insurance into an empty net 36 seconds after Kutkevicius' winner.

Michael DiPietro stopped 26-of-27 shots for the victory.

Marcus Crawford gave the Spirit (0-1-0) a one-goal lead in the first period. Evan Cormier turned aside 31-of-33 shots in defeat.

Windsor went 1 for 3 on the power play while Saginaw failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.

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OTTERS 5 PETES 2

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- Christian Girhiny scored twice and Troy Timpano kicked out 27 shots as Erie beat the Petes. …

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