Otters Drop 4-3 Overtime Game to Windsor

Luchuck scores two, including OT game-winner for visiting Spitfires

ERIE, Pa. - The Erie Otters lost in overtime by the final score of 4-3 to the Windsor Spitfires in their first meeting since the Memorial Cup Final last May. Chad Yetman got his first career OHL point with an assist in Carson Edwardson’s goal in the 2nd.

Ivan Lodnia stole the show in the 1st period with a highlight reel goal to put the Otters up 1-0. Lodnia found the back of the net halfway through the 1st, corralling the puck with a spin move and backhanding it top shelf, unassisted. The only penalties of the period came from Kyle Maksimovich and Jake Smith who took matching slashing penalties with six and a half minutes left. The Spitfires tied the game late in the period off a rebound following a play in which the puck was airborne for the majority of. It also appeared as though the refs missed a cross-checking call against Sambrook on the play that resulted in the tying goal.

Windsor managed to score three unanswered goals before Carson Edwardson brought the Otters back within one goal with under seven minutes to go in the 2nd. Chad Yetman picked up the first assist on the goal for his first career OHL point. Anand Oberoi replaced Troy Timpano in net halfway through the period. Timpano did not return to the bench for the remainder of the game. 

The Otters started the final period of play down 3-2. They played a much better third period, but Windsor’s defense and goaltending was up to the challenge. Josh Wainman’s hard shot from the point finally got through late in the third to tie the game at 3 goals a piece, sending them into overtime.

The Spitfires got the extra point tonight in overtime, as Aaron Luchuk scored all alone from the slot two minutes into 3-on-3 sudden death overtime to end the game at 4-3.

The Otters play the Bulldogs in Hamilton this Friday at 7:30pm.  


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