Windsor Spitfires Signal A New Direction With Sudbury Wolves Trade

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The 2022-23 Windsor Spitfires may go down as one of the best teams to never win the J. Ross Robertson Cup. On paper, the Spitfires had Shane Wright (granted Exceptional Status at 15 years old); Matt Maggio, who won the Red Tilson Trophy (which is given out to the Most Outstanding Player); Oliver Peer, who came into his own and scored 67 points; Brett Harrison who tore up the league in his second season becoming a playmaking threat having 34 assists.

A defense that was made up of many experienced players, with the likes of Michael Renwick and Jacob Holmes leading the way. Mathias Onuska kept the Spitfires in most games down the stretch.

However, all good things must come to an end. Just hours before the puck was set to drop on a new season for both the Windsor Spitfires and the Sudbury Wolves, a trade was made between the two teams.

What does this mean for Windsor?

With the Spitfires trading away Nick DeAngelis and their 2022 seventh-round pick Trevor O’Dell, it is clear the Spitfires are looking to get younger and build for the future with the number of draft picks acquired.

Depending on how the Spitfires do this season, do they move on from the veterans such as Oliver Peer, Jacob Maillet, and Alex Christopoulos, to name a few?

What does this mean for Sudbury?

The Sudbury Wolves are one of those teams that are looking to make a deep playoff push, with most of their roster being veterans such as Evan Konyen, David Goyette, and Mason Chitaroni. They also have young talent, with the likes of Nathan Villeneuve, Quentin Musty, and Matthew Mania, among other talented players on the roster.

It would be surprising to see the Wolves stop making moves. They should be a busier team come the trade deadline.

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