The Windsor Spitfires continue to roll towards a successful defense of their 2009 Memorial Cup championship, taking out a potent Calgary Hitmen squad in convincing fashion last night in a 6-2 blowout and putting themselves into Sunday's Memorial Cup final.
Probable 2010 first-overall draft pick Taylor Hall led the way for the Spits with a pair of goals and two assists. Blues' prospect defenseman Mark Cundari was held scoreless, but managed a plus-3 for the night and is now a plus-7 for the tournament, to go along with a pair of assists and six penalty minutes in two games.
Blues' forward prospects Tyler Shattock (2 GP, 1-2-3, even, 0 PM) and Ian Schultz (2 GP, 0-2-2, minus-1, 2 PM) each picked up assists as Calgary fought back to cut an early 3-0 Windsor lead to 3-2 after two periods, but Hall and the high-powered Spitfires put the game away with three third-period scores, including Hall's second goal of the game 12 seconds into the period.
Windsor faces Moncton tonight in a tune-up game before Sunday's championship matchup. Calgary faces Brandon on Wednesday night in a rematch of the WHL championship series, with the winner facing Windsor on Sunday for the Memorial Cup.
LINK to game story at Mastercard Memorial Cup dot com.
LINK to game summary at Mastercard Memorial Cup dot com.