(Buffalo, NY) – Chris Playfair had a pair of goals and an assist, as the Spitfires opened the Ontario Hockey League Preseason Showcase with a 4-3 win over the Flint Firebirds at the Key Bank Rink in Buffalo on Friday.
Joseph Mizzi had a goal and two assists and Igor Larionov had the other goal for Windsor, which got 37 saves from Brock Baier.
Trailing 1-0 early in the second period, Playfair scored twice in a 21-second span to give the Spitfires a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Larionov’s goal, the eventual game-winner, came at 1:45 of the third period.
The Spits will take on the North Bay Battalion Saturday at 12:30.
REMAINING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
12:30: Spitfires vs North Bay at Showcase Tournament in Buffalo
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD
4:00: Spitfires vs Peterborough at Showcase Tournament in Buffalo