Taylor Hall of the Windsor Spitfires in Game 4 of the 2010 Rogers OHL Championship Series in Windsor on Tuesday May 4. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Spitfires Beat Erie 7-3 on Taylor Hall Day

The Windsor Spitfires lit up the offence on the day they recognised a star from their recent past.

Tyler Angle and Cody Morgan each scored twice in the Spitfires’ 7-3 win over the Erie Otters Sunday afternoon before 6,466 at the WFCU Centre on Taylor Hall Day.

The Spitfires retired the alum’s #4 jersey in a pregame ceremony. Hall played on Windsor’s back-to-back Memorial Cup-winning teams in 2009 and 2010. He became a #1 overall draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers and now plays for the New Jersey Devils.

Windsor is now in a tie with the idle Guelph Storm for the seventh seed in the OHL Western Conference, with 61 points.

Kyle Maksimovich tried to spoil the party by scoring first for the Otters, four minutes into the opening period. Angle scored his first goal of the game later in the frame for a 1-1 score after one period.

Windsor then split it open in the second period with four unanswered goals. Mathew MacDougall broke the tie at 8:30 in the second period. This goal was followed by scores from Curtis Douglas, Morgan’s first and Angle’s second goal of the contest.

Erie tried to climb back into the game in the third period, with back-to-back goals from Josh Wainman and Hayden Fowler. The Spits got those two goals back late in regulation when Luke Kutkevicius and Morgan lit the lamp.

Michael DiPietro had 27 saves in net for the Spitfires. Daniel Murphy stopped 22 shots in goal for the Otters.

The Sudbury Wolves visit the Spitfires on Thursday night.