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Windsor, Ont., hockey team set for first home game since death of captain

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WINDSOR, Ont. - Emotions will likely run high Thursday night when the Windsor Spitfires play their first home game since the death of their captain, Mickey Renaud.

The 19-year-old player died suddenly at his home in Tecumseh, outside Windsor, on Feb. 18 and the cause of his death remains under investigation.

Fans are asked to wear red in Renaud's honour and to be in their seats at 6:45 p.m. for a video tribute before the team faces the Belleville Bulls.

The players will wear patches with Renaud's No. 18 on their jerseys and his number will be painted on the ice behind both goals.

The Spitfires will retire Renaud's number next September and the team will not name another captain this season.

The Spitfires postponed two games after Renaud's death.

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