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Windsor Makes Statement In Opener

Friday, 05.14.2010 / 11:22 PM / Memorial Cup
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By Glenn Odebralski for floridapanthers.com

It was an impressive first game for the defending Mastercard Memorial Cup champs.

Playing in their second straight Memorial Cup, Windsor opened the 2010 tournament in dominating fashion, posting a 9-3 victory over the tournament hosts Brandon Wheat Kings.

The game pitted both of Panthers prospects with forward Scott Timmins (two goals, assist, plus-three) getting the better of defenseman Colby Robak (minus-three).

Windsor found the back of the net early and often on the way to the win. After top draft pick in the 2010 NHL draft Taylor Hall was sent face first into the boards off a hit from Travis Hamonic less than a minute in, Windsor got going. And that was in large part due to the turnover.

A turnover in the neutral zone and Zach Kassian found Kenny Ryan on two-on-one break. Ryan beat Andrew Hayes 2:01 in. Another turnover, this time in the Brandon zone and Scott Timmins found himself wide open in front of the net for his 12th goal of the playoffs 3:25 in.

Then on a delayed penalty call, Adam Henrique took the puck up the ice and went five-hole on a rush from the left side at the 4:27 mark. Hall then got in on the action with a nifty goal as he went between his legs and around a defenseman just 18 seconds later, giving Windsor four goals in a span of 2:44.

Hall scored his second straight on a Windsor power play with 1:37 remaining in the first as he found a rebound and blasted past Hayes.

After five goals in the opening period, Brandon would make a change in goal, putting Jacob De Serres to start the second. It didn't seem to matter who was in goal as Windsor was able to score at will.

The Spitfires scored 1:15 in off another turnover when Henrique shot it high past De Serres for his second of the night. 5:32 later it was Timmins who netted his second of the game as he let one rip from the slot after Eric Wellwood circled from behind the net and fed him with the pass. Dale Mitchell made it 7-0 with 5:11 left in the second.

Brandon finally showed some life when Aaron Lewadriuk scored on a rush with Toni Rajala the very next play, eight seconds after.

Kassian would score to close out the scoring in the second with a power play goal with 3:39 left, putting Windsor up 9-1.

"We know they're a good team at home," said Timmins on Roger Sportsnet in a second intermission interview. "I think they lost like five games (at home) all year, so we wanted to take their crowd out of it early. Nine-one is kind of unexpected, but we'll take it."

Brandon was able to gather themselves and take some positives out of the game for their next game as they scored the only two goals in the third period. Matt Calvert scored 35 seconds in while John Fehr found the back of the net with 6:32 remaining to make it a final 9-3 score.
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