Knights Eliminate Spitfires In Nail Biting Game 7

The London Knights celebrate after beating the Windsor Spitfires in Game 7, April 4, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Steve Stax)

The London Knights scored a 3-2 victory over the Spitfires in Tuesday’s Game 7 to eliminate Windsor from the OHL playoffs.

After a scoreless first period, Janne Kuokkanen put London on the board with a goal 3:55 into the second. Max Jones followed by scoring just 12:04 into the period to give the Knights a 2-0 lead heading into the third.

Windsor made it on the board early in the final frame thanks to a goal by Jeremy Bracco, and Aaron Luchuk scored for the Spits to tie the game with just over ten minutes left.

However, Olli Juolevi scored the game winner for the Knights in the second half of the period. London kept Windsor at bay in the final minutes to ensure the win.

The Knights outshot the Spitfires 32-26.

London will now move on to the second round of the playoffs to take on the Erie Otters. Game 1 is set for Thursday at 7pm in Erie.