Knights End Spitfires Season (GALLERY)

London Knights forward Bo Horvat breaks in on the Windsor Spitfires net during the third period of game four, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

The London Knights sweep the Windsor Spitfires in the first round of the playoffs with a 4-3 win at the WFCU Centre.

Knights Captain Chris Tierney assisted on two goals, and is happy to be moving past Windsor. “I’ll give them a lot of credit, they stuck around until the end. I thought we did an okay job at limiting their chances off the rush, but you know, at the end of the day, we got it done.”

Spits goalie Alex Fotinos, who’s been battling the flu but still started the game, says it’s frustrating to end the season this way. “Compared to the first two games, and even the third one, we really didn’t have the same kind of effort (in those games) as we did tonight. We did this one for the OAs (over-age players) and we knew it could be our last game, so we just wanted to give it all we could.”

Knights defenceman Zach Bell crashed into the boards hard during the second period of Game 4 and needed to be rolled off the ice in a stretcher. It’s expected that his injury could be season-ending.

If Sault Ste. Marie and Guelph both close out their respective series Friday, London will face the Storm in Round 2 of the playoffs.