WINDSOR, ONT. – West Division powers collide in Windsor, Ontario when the Saginaw Spirit (10-6-1-1, 22 pts.) take on the rival Windsor Spitfires (11-3-1-0, 23 pts.) Sunday, November 10 at the WFCU Centre. Puck drop for the first of eight regular season meetings begins at 4:05 p.m.
Fans can catch all the action on the flagship WSGW Newsradio 100.5 FM and www.wsgw.com with the voice of Saginaw Spirit hockey Joey Battaino on the call. “Countdown to Face-off” begins 15 minutes prior to puck drop.
Fans can visit the Buffalo Wild Wings location at 2690 Tittabawassee Road in Saginaw and join the official “Watch Party” for all Spirit away games. Admission is free of charge.
The Spirit are coming off a 2-0 shutout victory over the Mississauga Steelheads Saturday evening.
Saginaw Spirit goaltender Marshall Frappier stopped all 24 Mississauga shots to complete his third career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) shutout and second of the season.
Frappier and the Spirit second-ranked shorthanded unit killed all seven Steelheads man-power advantages in the victory. Saginaw has killed 61 of 70 man-power disadvantages this season for a conversion rate of 87.1%.
2019 Saginaw Spirit fourth round pick ‘T-Bone’ Codd picked up the game winning goal in the second period of Saturday’s game. The goal was the rookie forward’s second goal of the season for the Spirit.
New York Islanders prospect Cole Coskey continued his climb up the Saginaw Spirit record books. The Zion, Illinois native tallied his eleventh goal of the season just 63 seconds after Codd’s goal in the victory over the Steelheads.
With the goal, Coskey moved into a tie with Saginaw Spirit alum Eric Locke for 7th all-time with 83 career goals.
2020 NHL Draft top-prospect Cole Perfetti has been solid against the Windsor Spitfires in his OHL career. The Whitby, Ontario native scored three goals and five assists in seven games against the Spitfires.
Windsor took down the North Bay Battalion, 6-4 at home on Saturday night for their 11th victory of the season.
2020 NHL Draft prospect Will Cuylle led the way offensively in the victory with two goals, including the game-winner. The 2018 OHL Draft third overall pick has four goals and seven assists in 15 games this season for the Spitfires.
Defenseman Louka Henault contributed three assists in Saturday’s win over the Battalion. The Montreal, Quebec native leads the Windsor Spitfires with 13 assists this season.
Dallas Stars draft pick Curtis Douglas contributed two goals in the 6-4 victory Saturday night. Douglas has scored points in six of his last seven games for the Spitfires.
The Windsor Spitfires have four players with rights owned by NHL teams, forwards Tyler Angle (Columbus Blue Jackets), Egor Afanasyev (Nashville Predators), Curtis Douglas (Dallas Stars) and defenseman Connor Corcoran (Vegas Golden Knights).
The Saginaw Spirit have a total of four players on their roster with NHL ties. Blade Jenkins (NY Islanders), Cole Coskey (NY Islanders), Mason Millman (Philadelphia Flyers), and Damien Giroux (Minnesota Wild).
Saginaw has two players listed in the 2020 NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list, including ‘A’ prospect Cole Perfetti. Rookie Ethan Cardwell is listed as a ‘C’ prospect.