Spitfires Kicked by Colts 6-2February 3, 2018 11:06pm
The Windsor Spitfires were beaten by a former ally Saturday night.
Former Spits captain Aaron Luchuk had a goal and three assists in the Barrie Colts’ 6-2 win over Windsor.
The Colts now sit in first place in the OHL Central Division, with their 61 points just two head of Niagara. The Spitfires have lost five in a row and are stuck in fourth place in the West Division with 50 points.
Barrie opened the scoring in front of the home crowd at 8:02 in the first period with a goal by Andrei Svechnikov. Despite failing to score on a five-on-three power play, Windsor did tie the game when Curtis Douglas scored his 16th goal of the year.
The Colts added two in the second period. Dmitry Sokolov scored his 30th goal of the season on the power play to give Barrie the lead. Luchuk, who was traded to the Colts earlier this season, added his goal to extend the Colts’ lead to 3-1, his 39th of the year.
Jake Smith brought Windsor to within one just after the start of the third period, but the Colts ran away with the game after that. Svechnikov scored two more goals to get a hat trick while Jason Wilms added a short-handed score.
Michael DiPietro had 33 saves in goal for the Spitfires. Leo Lazarev took the win for Barrie with 25 stops.
Windsor travels to Oshawa Sunday afternoon for a matinee with the Generals.