Windsor Spitfires Schedule
Hockey isn't just a game; it's a way of life, and when you step foot on the Windsor
Spitfires' home arena, you are reminded of that everywhere you look! The Windsor Spitfires or "Spits" as they are commonly
known, are ready to go head to head with some of the most exciting teams the Junior League has to offer. With home games against
Sault Ste. Marie on February 6; North Bay February 9; Sarnia Sting February 23; as well as the Soo Greyhounds coming March
9; you are sure to be in for an intense, nail-biting action-packed game! Don't get left out in the cold! Let StubHub help
you get your tickets to the match-ups everyone is talking about!
Windsor Spitfires Background
Spitfires originate back to 1945. In the early days, they reached the league finals twice, and throughout the years, the team
has seen themselves in different hockey divisions. September 1975 saw the return of major junior hockey after over two decades.
One of the most memorable games was on October 2, 1975, when the Spitfires overcame a six-goal deficityto defeat the Wolves
11-10. Trailing 7-1 with only 2:49 into the second period, the Spitfires were able to chip the lead down to 9-7 by the second
intermission. And, with exciting back-and-forth action, the Spitfires took that game 11-10! The Windsor Spitfires claimed
their first Emms division title in 1980 and reached the OHL finals, losing to the Peterborough Petes. In 1980-81, Ernie Godden
set an all-time OHL record scoring 87 goals. Year after year, the Windsor Spitfires went on to play in championship games.
In 1988, they not only became finalists for the Memorial Cup, but the Mayor of Windsor, Eddie Francis awarded the team the
key to the city in honor of their achievement. It was also announced that the road to the new WFCU Centre would be renamed
Memorial Cup Drive in honor of the victory. The 2009-10 season was one for the books, with a record of 50 wins, 12 losses,
one overtime loss and five shootout losses. The record was good enough for the top seed in the Western Conference but not
enough to clinch their second straight Hamilton Spectator Trophy. The Spitfires also sent six of their players to the 2010
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. On December 29, 2013, the Spitfires and the Saginaw Spirit played the first-ever outdoor
game in Ontario Hockey League history. Playing the game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, the Spitfires won 6-5 in front
of 25,749 spectators.
Windsor Spitfires Awards and Championships
The Windsor Spitfires took the Memorial
Cup in 2009 and 2010, reigning as champions for those seasons. They were also a Memorial Cup finalist in 1988. They claimed
the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 1988, 2009 and 2010 as well and were finalists in 1980. In the Emms Division Playoff Championships,
they took second place in the Round Robin in 1979; and were the champions in 1980 and 1988. The Spitfires earned the Wayne
Gretzky Trophy West Conference champion title in 2009 and 2010.
There have been over 100 alumni of the OHA & OHL
Junior A Spitfires who have graduated to play in the National Hockey League. Four of those alumni have been inducted into
the Hockey Hall of Fame. Those players are: Glenn Hall, Marcel Pronovost, Terry Sawchuk and Al Arbour as coach. The Spitfires
also sent six players to the 2010 World Junio Ice Hockey Championships.
Windsor Spitfires WFCU Centre
WFCU Centre is the home to the Spitfires. The Windsor Family Credit Union Centre located in Windsor, Ontario, was completed
in 2008 and hosted its first home game on December 11, 2008. With a price tag of $71 million, it is owned and operated by
the City of Windsor. With a capacity of 6,500 and all the amenities that a hockey fan could ask for, it is the perfect place
to watch hockey!
Windsor Spitfires Trivia
The Windsor Spitfires are known for their exciting logo - a
fighting spitfire airplane with its guns blazing. This team has the same sort of force on the ice. Attend a game, and you
will get to see all of their passion and intensity. Come on out and see the Windsor Spitfires make their big moves and light
up the back of the net!
Windsor Spitfires Experience
Don't forget to bring your skates as post-game skating
is encouraged! Just purchasing your ticket to the big match-up ensures you a place out on the ice after a Windsor Spitfires
game! Fans at home games also can play Bingo during the first intermission. Each fan receives a Bingo card and can play from
their seats for a chance to win a prize. A great venue, great team, exciting action and a chance to win prizes.... What more
can the die hard hockey fan ask for? The atmosphere is electric, the fans are passionate, and this team is ready to host another
outstanding game. Don't miss out on the action and grab your tickets from StubHub before it's too late!