Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Staying on Top

Windsor Spitfire fans thought things could not get any better after they won the Memorial Cup last month, but the Memorial Cup could just be the start of it. With the glow of the Memorial Cup still in the air Windsor management decided to do what any good group would do: strike fast.

The staff talked defenseman Cam Fowler(right) out of his commitment to Notre Dame and persuaded him to join the defending Memorial Cup champions. Hey anyone who turns down Notre Dame in any sport is a hero of mine.

"In signing Cam, we feel that this marks one of the most significant moves that our hockey club has made since the inception of our ownership," commented Windsor Spitfires Vice-President and General Manager Warren Rychel to Our Sports Central." Cam will have an instant impact on our team when he joins us next season."

Fowler joins Taylor Hall giving the Spitfires two of the top five ranked prospects in the 2010 NHL Draft.

If all goes as plan, Fowler and Hall could join Brampton's 2000 draft class Rostilav Kleska, Columbus, and Raffi Torres, Islanders, as the only team mates to be drafted in the top five in the last decade.

In addition to have two of the best 2010 draft prospects, the Spitfires also will be returning one of the best teams with defensive point man Ryan Ellis leading the charge. So for a team that had never won a Memorial Cup before this year, the next one might be a little easier.

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