Saturday, September 01, 2007

Spits down Plymouth in preseason, 6-2

Jordan Nolan scored twice and Mickey Renaud added a goal and three assists as the Windsor Spitfires led from start to finish to defeat the Plymouth Whalers, 6-2, in an OHL preseason game played Saturday afternoon at Compuware Arena.

Windsor is 1-0-0-0 in the preseason; Plymouth is 0-1-0-0.

Eric Wellwood, Greg Nemisz and James Woodcroft also scored for Windsor.

AJ Jenks (Wolverine Lake) scored both Plymouth goals.

Windsor built a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes on Wellwood’s shorthanded goal at 18:16 of the first period, Renaud’s goal at 8:17 of the second period and Nemisz’s marker at 16:25 of the second frame. After Woodcroft scored a shorthanded goal at 2:41 of the third period and Nolan gave Windsor a 5-0 lead at 5:57 of the third period, Jenks replied with a pair – the first, a deflection of Jordon O’Neill’s shot from the right point at 5:57 and the second, a hard shot from the left wing at 18:31. Nolan – the son of New York Islanders head coach Ted Nolan, who was watching from the stands – finished the scoring on a power play with 54 seconds remaining.

Windsor outshot Plymouth, 49-23.

Michal Neuvirth started in goal for Plymouth and Matt Hackett for Windsor. Both were relieved 11 minutes into the second period by Kyle Jendra and Ryan Ludzik, respectively. Ludzik's father, former Detroit Vipers head coach Steve Ludzik, was also in attendance.

Plymouth and Windsor play again on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Windsor Arena.

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