Memorial Cup Preliminary Round
at Windsor, Ontario
Windsor Spitfires 4 Erie Otters 2
Spitfires 4 Otters 2
Jeremiah Addison had a hat trick for the Spitfires who advance directly to the Memorial Cup final on Sunday night.
Addison staked Windsor to a 2-0 lead with 2 accurate shots in the opening period.
Mikhail Sergachev drilled a power play marker early in the 2nd period before Addison sealed the win with his 3rd goal of the game.
Gabriel Vilardi assisted on all three of Addison's goals.
Netminder Michael DiPietro made 33 saves for the Spitfires who went 3 & 0 in the round robin.
Kyle Maksimovich and Taylor Raddysh scored for the Otters
Erie will play the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Saint John Sea Dogs (1-2) in Friday's semifinal, with the winner of that game advancing to meet Windsor for the Championship on Sunday night.
Round Robin Final Standings
Windsor (host) 3 3 0 14 5 6
Erie (OHL) 3 2 1 18 11 4
Saint John (QMJHL) 3 1 2 14 15 2
Seattle (WHL) 3 0 3 3 18 0
Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Erie Otters, 7 p.m.
Windsor Spitfires vs. Semifinal Winner, 7 p.m.