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Spits clinch, clapping Kitchener in Windsor

The Windsor Spitfires extended their winning streak to four games, while stopping the Kitchener Rangers three game streak
FILE. Kitchener Rangers forward Joseph Serpa had a goal and an assist against Windsor Tuesday night.

When you mess with the bull, you get the horns.

The Kitchener Rangers were messing with the proverbial bull, having to come from behind for their previous three wins.

On Tuesday, in Windsor, the Rangers finally got the horns.

The Windsor Spitfires never trailed, and routed the Rangers 7-5.

"I thought we played really well, for most of the game. We definitely had a chance to win," said head coach Mike McKenzie. "I thought the result was a tough one, but I was pretty happy with how we played."

The Spits extended their winning streak to four games, in which they've scored at least six goals in each win.

In a potential first-round playoff matchup, the two teams have combined for 23 goals in their last two meetings.

"It would be good for the fans, on both sides, to watch that series. I'm sure both coaches wouldn't love it every game," chuckled McKenzie.

Windsor is the first team in the Ontario Hockey League to reach 250 goals, and move into top spot in the Western Conference, clinching a playoff spot in the process.

Kitchener travels to Guelph Friday, and London Saturday, before returning home to host the Flint Firebirds Sunday afternoon.

McKenzie did have some good news for fans wanting to see forward Reid Valade back in the line-up. He's missed the last five Rangers games.

"Hoping for Friday," said McKenzie. He was really close to playing today, so we're hoping for a couple more days and he should be good to go."

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