Brendan Lemieux scored three times for the Spitfires and Aaron Luchuk had a pair of goals, as the Spits earned their 20th win of the season with a 6-3 victory over the Spirit at The Dow Event Center on Saturday night.
(Saginaw, MI) – Goals by Cristiano DiGiacinto (13) and Lemieux (17) put the Spits up 2-1 after 20 minutes. Lemieux’s marker extended his point streak to 13 games (18G, 11A).
Luchuk upped the lead to 3-1 at 6:07 of the second period, temporarily grabbing a share of the team lead in goals with Lemieux.
But the 19-year-old sharpshooter would score two more times, putting the Spitfires up for good at 5-3, seven minutes into the third period.
Luchuk’s second of the game – a little more than two minutes later – iced the victory for a Windsor (20-9-5-0) club that has now taken four out of five games in the season series with Saginaw.
Logan Brown had three assists on the night and Mikhail Sergachev kicked in a pair.
Garret Hughson made 30 saves for the victory, while Evan Cormier took the loss, making 25 stops.
The Spitfires return to action Monday, December 28th at the WFCU Centre (7:05), as the Sarnia Sting visit to begin the second half of the regular season.
1. SAG Artem Artemov (13) (Marcus Crawford, Connor Brown), 2:20 (PP), 2. WSR Cristiano
DiGiacinto (13) (Logan Brown, Brendan Lemieux), 7:53, 3. WSR Brendan Lemieux (16) (Mikhail Sergachev,
Gabriel Vilardi), 18:09
4. WSR Aaron Luchuk (17) (Bradley Latour, 6:07, 5. SAG Tye Felhaber (6) (Will
Petschenig, Marcus Crawford), 18:33
6. WSR Brendan Lemieux (17) (Mikhail Sergachev, Logan Brown), 3:22 (PP), 7. SAG Dylan
Sadowy (18) (Artem Artemov, Greg DiTomaso), 4:10, 8. WSR Brendan Lemieux (18) (Cristiano DiGiacinto,
Logan Brown), 7:09, 9. WSR Aaron Luchuk (18) (Bradley Latour, Logan Stanley), 9:38
SHOTS ON GOAL
WSR: 31 SAG: 33
WSR: 1-for-3 SAG: 1-for-3