Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires. (Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson via OHL Images)

Spitfires Shut Out Niagara 2-0

The Windsor Spitfires needed just two late goals for their second straight win.

Windsor held off the offence until the third period in their 2-0 victory over the Niagara IceDogs at the WFCU Centre Sunday.

The Spits now have 54 points in the OHL Western Conference and sit in the last playoff spot, three points behind Owen Sound, who lost Sunday.

The game began as a classic goaltender’s duel between Windsor’s Michael DiPietro and Niagara’s Stephen Dhillon.

The first period was scoreless, but the Spits had one power play opportunity. There was also no scoring in the second period. Up to that point, Windsor had outshot Niagara 18-12.

Curtis Douglas broke the stalemate for Windsor near the midway point of the third period with his 17th goal of the year. Mathew MacDougall scored his fourth goal in two games late in regulation on an empty-netter.

DiPietro turned away all 24 shots he faced for his fifth shutout of the season. Dhillon stopped 20 shots for the IceDogs.

The Barrie Colts visit the Spitfires Thursday night.