Windsor Star

Spits tie Sting in pre-season final

Yogan’s third-period goal evens game

- STAR STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

HOCKEY NOTES

A short-staffed Windsor Spitfires squad wrapped up the exhibition season with a 3-3 tie Saturday in Sarnia against the Sting.

Windsor, which dressed just 18 players, got a goal from Andrew Yogan midway through the third period to force the tie.

Taylor Hall had the other two goals for the Spitfires, who finished the exhibition season with a 2-2-1 mark.

Windsor held a 35-30 edge in shots with goalie Andrew Engelage going the distance in goal for the Spitfires and stopping 27 shots.

The regular season begins Friday for Windsor in Sarnia with a Saturday match in Saginaw before returning to Windsor Arena for the home opener Sept. 25. Wellwood notches goal Spitfires forward Eric Wellwood scored a goal in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 5-2 loss Saturday in a rookie game against the Pittsburgh Penguins prospects at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. Lambton 4 LaSalle 2 The LaSalle Vipers suffered a 4-2 setback against Lambton Shores Saturday in Greater Ontario Hockey League action.

Derek Lanoue and Chad Rivait scored for the Vipers.

Ben Arsenault, Shawn Waldie, Derek Brickan and Wayd Pitfield replied for Lambton.

The Leamington Flyers lost 5-4 in a shootout against the London Nationals Saturday.

Scoring for the Flyers were Travis Winkworth, Craig Adamson, Ryan Crevatin and Ryan Speers.

The Nationals’ goals went to Anthony Soboczynsk­i, Stephen Sanza, Drew Henry and Aaron Whitcomb.

The Vipers’ visit to Chatham Sunday was postponed because of fog. Wildcats 1 Lancers 1 In exhibition women’s hockey, the Southwest Wildcats played to a 1-1 tie against the University of Windsor at Forest Glade Arena Saturday.

Blair Connelly scored the tying goal for the Wildcats in the third period. Tiffany Ellis replied for the Lancers.

On Sunday, the Wildcats and Lancers played to another 1-1 tie.

Manon Davis scored for Windsor while Daniella Falconio scored for the Wildcats. Windsor 7 Shaugean 2 The Windsor Wildcats midget AA team lost 7-2 to Shaugean Shores in the semifinal round of a 40-team tournament on the weekend in Stoney Creek.

Scoring for Windsor were Natalie Barrette and Jillian Bitonti. Injuries haunt Berard Bryan Berard’s eye no longer gives him any trouble, but his bad back and groin could be causes of concern as he tries to catch on with the Philadelph­ia Flyers this season.

“To be honest, the eye’s not an issue anymore,” ex-Leaf Berard told the Boston Globe.

 ?? Star photo: Nick Brancaccio ?? HIGH FLYER: Lancer Sam Hoover intercepts a pass Sunday at the Windsor Wildcats’ blue-line during an exhibition game at South Windsor Arena. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Star photo: Nick Brancaccio HIGH FLYER: Lancer Sam Hoover intercepts a pass Sunday at the Windsor Wildcats’ blue-line during an exhibition game at South Windsor Arena. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

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