Eight is just enough as Spitfires rally to slip past Colts 8-7 for sixth win in a row

Eight is just enough as Spitfires rally to slip past Colts 8-7 for sixth win in a row

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Jim Parker • Windsor Star

Posted on January 21, 2023 • Last updated 31 minutes ago • 3 minutes read

Join the conversation Rookie defenseman Anthony Cristoforo played the first multi-goal game of his fledgling OHL career and four-point game on Saturday to help the Spitfires win an 8-7 away win over the Barrie Colts . Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star Contents of the article

Eight was just enough for the Windsor Spitfires on Saturday.

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Behind the career games of newly acquired forward Brett Harrison and rookie defenseman Anthony Cristoforo, the Spitfires slipped past the Barrie Colts 8-7 in front of a crowd of 4,320 at Sadlon Arena, extending the club’s winning streak to six games.

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Combined, it was the highest-scoring game Windsor had been involved in since September 21, 2019, when the Spitfires opened the season with a 9-6 win over the Peterborough Petes.

Harrison, 19, who came over in a trade with Oshawa earlier this month, scored his first hat-trick as a member of the Spitfires and his second of the season while finishing with the first five-point game of his OHL career.

Cristoforo, Windsor’s first-round pick in the 2022 OHL Draft, had the first multi-goal game of his young career and his first four-point performance in his 36th league game.

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The 9th-ranked Spitfires came into play with the league’s highest-rated offense, but the Colts, who received an honorable mention in the latest Canadian Hockey League rankings, seemed poised to play goal for goal with Windsor.

Ethan Quick opened the scoring for Barrie, but Spitfires captain Matthew Maggio and Critoforo scored a 59-second part to give Windsor their first lead of the game. Declan McDonnell would counter to get the Colts even after 20 minutes.

Ethan Cardwell and Tyler Savard, the son of Spitfires head coach Marc Savard, scored goal after goal from Alex Christopoulos to twice give the Colts a one-goal lead.

Windsor responded with four goals in under four minutes to take a 7-4 lead while chasing down Colts starting goalie Anson Thornton.

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Harrison and Cristoforo scored a 37-second part to give Windsor a 5-4 lead. Harrison then added another two in 100 seconds to complete his second career hat-trick and the Spitfires appeared in control with a three-goal lead.

But Savard with his second and Cole Beaudoin came back to put Barrie on target after 40 minutes as the two teams combined nine goals in the second period.

Braden Hache brought Barrie back 7-7 after just 68 seconds of the final half, but Colton Smith defeated backup goalie Ben West midway through the final half and the Spitfires were able to knock out the Colts for the club’s 16th win the rest of the way in the last 19 games.

Shane Wright completed three assists for Windsor, while Jacob Holmes, Jacob Maillet and Rodwin Dionicio each had two assists. Goalie Joey Costanzo won his 11th straight start for the Spitfires and finished with 31 saves, with Windsor overtaking in the final third 13-4 and 38-35 overall.

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The Spitfires are back in action Sunday in Oshawa with a game against the Generals at 6:05 p.m

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Game summary

Saturday result

Spitfire’s 8 Colt’s 7

Windsor 2 5 1 – 8

Barrier 2 4 1 – 7

First period: 1. Barrie, Quick 3 (Grisolia, Wigle) 2:54, 2. Windsor, Maggio 32 (Holmes, Maillet) 6:37, 3. Windsor, Cristoforo 4 (Dionicio, Harrison) 7:36, 4. Barrie, McDonnell 6 (Savard) 10:29. Penalties: Grisolia B (hook) Sobolev W (stumble) 15:56, Holmes W (roughing, Savard B (roughing) 18:13, Clarke B (goalkeeper interference) 19:27.

Second period: 5th Barrie, Cholach 4 (Cardwell, Clarke) 6:14, 6th Windsor, Christopoulos 26 (Harrison, Wright) 8:19 (pp), 7th Barrie, Savard 12 (Cardwell, Clarke) 9:39 (pp), 8. Windsor, Harrison 22 (Cristoforo, Wright) 10:07, 9. Windsor, Cristoforo 5 (Holmes, Maillet) 10:44, 10. Windsor, Harrison 23 (Wright) 12:15, 11. Windsor , Harrison 24 (Dionicio, Cristoforo) 13:55, 12. Barrie, Savard 13 (McDonnell, Jelsma) 15:59, 13. Barrie, Beaudoin 4 (Akey, Matthews) 16:34. Penalties: Hache B (interference) 4:18, Christopoulos W (slash) 5:38, Punnett B (slash) 7:20, Greentree W (high stick) 9:00, McDonnell B (hold stick) 17:43.

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Third period: 14th Barrie, Hache 3 (four of a kind) 1:08, 15th Windsor, Smith 14 (peer) 10:02. Penalty: Clarke B (tripping) 2:33.

Match Stats – SOG – Windsor 15 16 4 – 35 Barrie 15 10 13 – 38 Goal (Shot Saves) – Windsor: Costanzo (W, 15-2-0-1) (38-31). Barrie: Thornton (27-21), West (12:15 of the second period) (L,7-5-3-0) (8-6). Power play (scoring chances) – Windsor 1-6. Barrier 1-3. Referees: Jack Hennigan (4) and Drew Jackson (21). Line judges: Justin Herrington (58) and David Milne (63). Att.: 4,320 at Sadlon Arena.

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