Attack Fall 7-4 to the Spitfires
In a Saturday night matchup in Windsor, the Attack took on the Spitfires. The game consisted of dramatic swings in momentum and would ultimately result in a 7-4 loss for the Attack.
The 1st period began with a strong start for the Attack, as they would pelt the Spitfires goaltender Joey Costanzo early with plenty of shots. Costanzo would shut the door early and deny the Attack an early lead. The score would be broken 11 minutes in as Noah Morneau would strike on the first power play of the game, putting the Spitfires up by one. The Spitfires used this momentum to push back against the Attack and would score again near the end of the 1st period. The 1st period came to an end with Owen Sound trailing by two.
The Attack would not wait long to strike back, as Colby Barlow scored just 12 seconds into the period, silencing the WFCU Centre early in the second. This goal marked a change of pace in the game where all the momentum would be in favour of the Attack. Just six minutes later, Guindon would score his 23rd of the season to tie the game. The Attack would continue to pile on and Windsor would crumple under the pressure, allowing the Attack to score again off the hot stick of Ethan Burroughs with eight minutes left in the second. The Spitfires would not dwell on this long as they pushed back hard against the Attack, as Morneau would score the game tying goal just a minute and a half later. They would keep up this attack and score their 4th of the night against Votary just 30 seconds later. With the score now sitting at 4-3 for Windsor, both teams would depart the ice, getting ready for an important 3rd period.
The 3rd period would start slow with both teams getting their chances, neither goaltender blinking. With 7 minutes left in the 3rd, the Attack would take a penalty on a Windsor breakaway giving AJ Spellacy a chance for an insurance marker on a penalty shot. He would score glove side on Votary to bring the score to 5-3. The Attack would be awarded with a power play later in the game where Barlow would score his second of the game. The Attack were awarded with another power play immediately after the goal, but would fail to capitalize again. With a minute and thirty second left in the third the Spitfires would score an empty net goal to put the game away. With a minute left, they scored once again, dashing all hope of a late game comeback.
The Attack will be back home in the Bayshore Tuesday night to take on the Oshawa Generals. Tickets will be available in person at the MacVicar and McComb Sutton-Sound Realty Attack box office, over the phone at 519-371-7452 or online at tickets.attackhockey.com