Spitfires stumped by Ottawa 5-4 in overtime

Egor Afanasyev of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo provided by the Windsor Spitfires.

Jack Quinn scored twice as the Ottawa 67s held on to beat the Windsor Spitfires 5-4 in overtime Thursday night at the WFCU Centre.

It was a battle of 3-1 teams with Ottawa getting the upper hand in this one. Windsor picked up a point for the overtime loss and sits in second place in the OHL West Division, one point behind Sault Ste. Marie.

Windsor got on the board first early in the first period as Egor Afanasyev picked up his first goal of the season. Ottawa then tied the game and took the lead before the intermission. Jack Quinn scored the equalizer on the power play at 11:06. Graeme Clarke gave the 67s the lead with 22 seconds left in the frame.

The 67s padded their lead to 3-1 with a Brenden Sirizzotti goal at 5:46 in the second period. The Spits pulled back within one when Grayson Ladd scored his first of the year less than a minute after the Sirizzotti score, but Ottawa got that two-goal lead back later in the stanza when Quinn found the net a second time.

The Spitfires mounted a furious comeback in the third with Will Cuylle and Luke Boka scoring within 25 seconds of each other, just past the eight-minute mark of the third period. The score was 4-4 at the end of regulation, but Mitchell Hoelscher of the 67s scored the overtime winner at 2:01 of the extra period.

Xavier Medina took the loss in goal for the Spitfires with 21 saves out of 26 attempts. Cedrick Andree stopped 25 shots in net for Ottawa.

The Barrie Colts visit the WFCU Centre to take on the Spits Saturday night.