SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Brady Vail's goal 6:14 into the third period stood up as the winner as the Windsor Spitfires downed the host Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Jordan Maletta and Michael Clarke also scored for the Spitfires (1-1-0).
Nick Cousins led the Greyhounds (1-1-0) offensively with a goal and an assist while David Broll added a single goal.
Jaroslav Pavelka made 29 saves for the victory as Matt Murray turned aside 37 shots in a losing effort.
Windsor went 2 for 8 on the power play while Sault Ste. Marie failed to score on eight chances with the man advantage.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff