Spitfires Pop Peterborough 4-3

Windsor Spitfires goaltender Michael DiPietro in the net at the WFCU Centre on September 22, 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

Jeremiah Addison scored two goals, including a dramatic game-winner, as the Windsor Spitfires hung on to beat the Peterborough Petes 4-3 at the WFCU Centre Sunday afternoon.

With the victory, the Spitfires occupy the top spot in the OHL West Division standings, at least for the time-being.  Their 27 points are one point ahead of the Sarnia Sting, who lost Saturday; and two points ahead of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, winners Saturday over the Erie Otters.

The Spits got off to a strong start with two goals in the first period.  Connor Corcoran started the scoring with his first goal of the season.  Sean Day continued his consistent offensive showing for Windsor with a goal at 52 seconds remaining in the inning for a 2-0 lead for the Spits at the first intermission.

Peterborough jumped back into things within the first minute on a goal from Jonathan Ang, his 10th of the season.  Addison would give Windsor a two point lead again toward the end of the period with his first goal of the game.

The third period had Peterborough controlling the tempo of the game, and the Petes scored two unanswered goals.  The first goal was from Nik Isaacson at 1:48 into the period, and Pavel Gogolev’s first goal of the year would be the one to tie things up at 3-3 at 8:59.  Addison shoved the game winner past Petes goalie Dylan Wells with 1:39 left in regulation to clinch it for the Spitfires.

Michael DiPietro made several sprawling saves in the third to preserve the game, stopping 19 of Peterborough’s 22 shots.

The Spitfires welcome the Owen Sound Attack to the WFCU Centre on Thursday, while Peterborough takes on the 67s in Ottawa in a special Wednesday morning contest.