The London Knights run the Spitfires in Windsor, Ontario. – London


Brody Crane scored twice and added two assists as the London Knights beat the Windsor Spitfires 6-1 at the WFCU Center in Windsor, Ont., on Saturday night.

Crane now has six points from his last two games and London has won seven from his last nine games.

The Knights got off to a fierce start on Saturday scoring three times in the first 20 minutes.

George Diaco got a pass from Denver Barkey and then put Sean McGurn on the power play. Diaco now has ten goals this season.

In between, Crane netted a rebound off the side of the net to give him five goals this season.

London led 3-0 going to the locker room.

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Windsor saw a Matt Maggio goal disallowed in the last minute of the first half after being ruled offside.

The Knights scored three more goals in the second period as Ruslan Gazizov converted a pass from McGurn on a two-on-one. That ended the night for former London goalkeeper Matt Onuska. Crane also got help on the game.

Crane dropped a pass to Landon Sim and Sim beat Joey Costanzo into the Spitfires net just over three minutes later to give the Knights a 5-0 lead.

This prompted a timeout from Windsor head coach Marc Savard. Then a bit of a Spitfires burst that saw Ethan Miedema stopped by London keeper Zach Bowen, only for Miedema to get a rebound of his own. The Spitfires were on the scoreboard.

Crane’s second of the night at 17:17 of the second period restored the Knights to a five-goal lead.

The third period ended scoreless and London improved their away record to 5-2.

Windsor outshot the Knights 39-27. Zach Bowen made 38 saves for his second OHL victory.

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London goaltender Brett Brochu did not make the trip to Windsor, Ont. Owen Willmore was recalled from the St. Thomas Stars of the GOJHL to support Bowen in the Knights crease.

Brochu is scheduled to start against the Greyhounds Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens.

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Team USA ended its undefeated streak at this year’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley and Delta, British Columbia. The Americans beat London’s Jett Luchanko and Team Canada Red 11-3 on Saturday night. Finland clinched bronze earlier in the day with a 7-1 win over Knights defenseman Sam Dickinson, London assistant coach Rick Steadman and Team Canada Black. Knights prospect James Hagens led the tournament in points. Hagens was selected by London in the sixth round of the 2022 OHL Priority Selection.

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The Knights will play their third game in less than 48 hours on Sunday afternoon back at home against the Sault. Ste. Mary Greyhounds at 2 p.m.

The Greyhounds got 35 saves from Charlie Schenkel in a 1-0 win over the Knights in the second game of the season in London.

The teams will meet in Sault Ste. Marie on Nov. 20 as the Knights again play three games in two and a half days.

Coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the pre-game show at 980 CFPL, and on the Radioplayer Canada app.

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