WINDSOR, Ont. - Dale Mitchell scored his second shootout winner of the season and Taylor Hall added his 31st and 32nd goals of the campaign as the Windsor Spitfires defeated the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.
The loss spoiled a sparkling 53-save performance by Owen Sound netminder Steve Stajcer, one of the highest rated puckstoppers for this summer's National Hockey League draft.
Hall opened the scoring in the first period after splitting a pair of Owen Sound defenceman and depositing a forehand deke behind Stajcer.
Josh Moes tied the game for the Attack with his 10th goal of the season before the period was out.
Spitfires' goalie Josh Unice, acquired in a blockbuster deal with the Kitchener Rangers at the trade deadline last month, made his first home start and made 25 saves in the win.
Jesse Blacker had the other goal for the league-leading Spitfires (45-6-0-1), who won for the 15th time in their last 16 games.
Moes paced the Attack (20-19-6-6) with two goals and an assist while Mike Lomas had three assists. Marcus Carroll had Owen Sound's other marker.
The loss snapped the Attack's four-game winning streak.