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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Attack Romp Over Spitfires

Owen Sound | by Manny Paiva  

Owen Sound opens Western Conference Final with 8-1 rout of Windsor Spitfires.

The Owen Sound Attack have drawn first blood in the OHL Western Conference Final after a convincing 8-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires.

Andrew Shaw and Joey Hishon each scored twice for Owen Sound while Jarrod Maidens, Garrett Wilson, Brendan Childerley and Roman Berdnikov added singles.

Scott Stajcer made 38 saves for his fifth straight victory of the postseason.

Adrian Robertson scored Windsor's lone goal early in the second period -- but Shaw scored the first of his two goals 22 seconds later to make it 3-1 Owen Sound.

That started a string of five unanswered goals in the second period and the Attack led 7-1 after 40 minutes.

Special teams were also key as the Attack scored three power play goals and Hishon scored a shorthanded goal with 18.8 seconds remaining in the first period.

Jack Campbell allowed all eight goals in the Windsor goal -- finishing with 25 saves.

Shaw -- who was named the game's first star -- says they played a great team game and everyone had a lot of energy and buried their chances.

Attack Head Coach Mark Reeds says it was important to get the victory since Windsor was coming off an emotional series win over Saginaw.

But Reeds says it's just one victory -- and he expects to see a tougher Spitfires team on Thursday.

Game 2 is in Windsor on Thursday night -- you can listen to the game with Grey Motors Bearadio starting at 6:50 PM.

Game 3 is back in Owen Sound on Saturday at 7:30 PM at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.


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