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Follow Us on TwitterIn his lifetime, Chris Savard has spent time as both an elected official and a hot air balloon pilot. As such, FULL OF HOT AIR seemed to be an appropriate name for this column. Savard will provide his thoughts on a number of topics including hockey on this site, as well as politics and local issues on OurHometown.ca. His opinion combined with $1.60 will buy you a medium coffee at Tim's! You can email him at csavard@ourhometown.ca

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SNAPSHOT - Lake St. Clair was angry Friday night (video)
SNAPSHOT - Lake St. Clair was angry Friday night (video)
Chris Savard
OurHometown.ca

Stoney Point - May. 9, 2020: Lake St. Clair was angry with the due north winds! Winds on Saturday are expected to switch to the west, which is good for Stoney Point but not so great for our friends in Lighthouse Cove. FULL STORY



SHORT SHIFT - Attack edge Spitfires in final two seconds of OT
SHORT SHIFT - Attack edge Spitfires in final two seconds of OT
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Mar. 6, 2020: Curtis Douglas scored a pair a goals, including his 30th of the season to send the game to OT. Kaleb Pearson scored with two seconds to go in overtime to propel the Owen Sound Attack to a 3-2 victory over the Windsor Spitfires in front of 3,527 fans at the WFCU Centre. The Spits dug themselves a hole, trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes. FULL STORY



SHORT SHIFT - With 10-2 win, X-Spits clinch playoff spot
SHORT SHIFT - With 10-2 win, X-Spits clinch playoff spot
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Mar. 2, 2020: With an impressive 10-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs, the Windsor Spitfires have clinched a playoff spot. Jean Luc Foudy had two goals and two assists, while Will Cuylle had two goals and one assist. Fronts exceptional player, Shane Wright was held off the scoreboard despite setting a Kingston team record on Saturday for most goals by a rookie. FULL STORY



SHORT SHIFT - Spits get past Storm, end home losing skid
SHORT SHIFT - Spits get past Storm, end home losing skid
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Mar. 1, 2020: The Windsor Spitfires ended a seven game losing streak at the WFCU Centre with a 6-3 win over the visiting Guelph Storm. Curtis Douglas was the game's first star registering two goals and an a assist. Thomas Stevenson had two assists and Xavier Medina made 17 saves for the win. FULL STORY



SHORT SHIFT - Spits fall to Hounds, lose 7th straight at home
SHORT SHIFT - Spits fall to Hounds, lose 7th straight at home
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Feb. 28, 2020: Robert Calisti scored at 2:54 of Overtime to give the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds a 2-1 victory over the Windsor Spitfires. The loss was the seventh straight for the Spits on home ice. Curtis Douglas notched his 25th for Windsor in the loss. FULL STORY



Ryan has emotional night in return to Ottawa
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Ryan has emotional night in return to Ottawa
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Ottawa - Feb. 28, 2020: In his first home game since returning to the Ottawa Senators line-up on Tuesday, Bobby Ryan scored the fifth hat trick of his NHL career. Late in the game, Ottawa fans provided Ryan with a standing ovation. An emotional Ryan is seen on the bench. This has been an amazing week for "feel good" stories for the NHL with David Ayres, Jay Bouwmeester and now Bobby Ryan. FULL STORY



Memorial Cup Memories - Great new series on HockeyDocs
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Memorial Cup Memories - Great new series on HockeyDocs
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - May. 12, 2019: As a kid, I grew up as a huge Cornwall Royals fan. I was too young to remember their 1972 Memorial Cup victory with the likes of Bob Murray, John Wensink, Al Sims, Blair MacDonald and Richard Brodeur. However, I fondly remember their back to back cups in 1980 and 1981 with star studded lineups that included Dan Daoust, Dale Hawerchuk, Doug Gilmour, Scott Arniel, Dave Ezard and others! FULL STORY



BAG OF PUCKS - Prediction of Maple Leafs, Bruins series
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BAG OF PUCKS - Prediction of Maple Leafs, Bruins series
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Apr. 11, 2019: I know I will take a lot of heat for this prediction and will receive my fair share of ribbing, but I am calling the Toronto Maple Leafs to beat the Boston Bruins in six games. Most people seem to think that the Leafs don't stand much of a chance against the Bruins, but the underdog role might work in their favour. FULL STORY



2018-19 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
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2018-19 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Apr. 7, 2019: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, first team to win 16 games will capture hockey's holy grail. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 23rd Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. FULL STORY



McDavid
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McDavid 'not happy' with situation in Edmonton
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Apr. 2, 2019: You can hear the dejection in his voice. Clearly, Connor McDavid is frustrated with the state of the Edmonton Oilers. Former HometownHockey.ca columnist Rob Soria summed it up perfectly last night on Twitter. “A fair assessment to be sure and a situation I cannot see their young captain tolerating any longer. Time's up folks, this thing needs to move north and immediately.” FULL STORY



Get your purple on for Epilepsy Awareness
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Get your purple on for Epilepsy Awareness
Chris Savard
OurHometown.ca

Stoney Point - Mar. 26, 2019: OurHometown.ca is sporting purple today in support of Purple Day. Canadian Cassidy Megan created the idea of Purple Day in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy and to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. Get your purple on! We will be wearing ours in support of our guy, Tristan! FULL STORY



BAG OF PUCKS - It appears Babcock wanted more depth at deadline
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BAG OF PUCKS - It appears Babcock wanted more depth at deadline
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Mar. 19, 2019: Looks like Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Mike Babcock agrees with many of the team's fans who felt the Buds should have acquired some defensive help at the trade deadline. See this quote from yesterday - You're supposed to build the best program you can so you have as much depth so you don't miss people. FULL STORY



SHORT SHIFT
 - Spits lose in SO to Flint, gain valuable point
SHORT SHIFT - Spits lose in SO to Flint, gain valuable point
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Mar. 15, 2019: By early in the second period the Windsor Spitfires found themselves down 3-0 to the Flint Firebirds. The Spits rallied to tie the game in the third but lost in the shootout on a goal by former Spit Cody Morgan. FULL STORY



SNAPSHOT - Price winningest goaltender in Habs History
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SNAPSHOT - Price winningest goaltender in Habs History
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Mar. 13, 2019: Last night, Carey Price made 20 saves in a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings to become the winningest goaltender in Montreal Canadiens franchise history. Price now has 315 career wins, surpassing Jacques Plante who finished his career with 314. FULL STORY



PLAYOFF RACE - Spits in battle for final Playoff Spot
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PLAYOFF RACE - Spits in battle for final Playoff Spot
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Mar. 10, 2019: The Windsor Spitfires fell 4-1 on Saturday in Flint to the Firebirds. Meanwhile, the Erie Otters were 5-3 winners at home over the Mississauga Steelheads. As of today, the two teams are tied with 56 points for the final playoff spot in the OHL Western Conference. It should be interesting to watch these two teams over the final week of the OHL Season. FULL STORY



SHORT SHIFT - Spits fall in OT to Fronts
SHORT SHIFT - Spits fall in OT to Fronts
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Windsor - Mar. 3, 2019: On an afternoon that the Windsor Spitfires wore special jerseys to honour area first responders, the home team dropped a heart breaking game early in overtime. The Spits fell behind 3-1 by midway through the game. Windsor had a strong third period out-shooting their opponent 20-8. The team rallied to tie Kingston on goals by Luke Boka and Curtis Douglas. FULL STORY



 Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Dowdeswell visits Lakeshore
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Dowdeswell visits Lakeshore
Chris Savard
OurHometown.ca

Lakeshore - Feb. 26, 2019: Savannah Beaulieu (9) and Tristan Burk joined Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain to welcome her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the Atlas Tube Centre today. The Lieutenant Governor was in the area conducting a number of visits in Southwestern Ontario. FULL STORY



BAG OF PUCKS - Mikey DiPietro is a class act
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BAG OF PUCKS - Mikey DiPietro is a class act
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Feb. 21, 2019: Paige Morton and her family drove 561 kilometres from Paris, Ontario to Ottawa to see Michael DiPietro play. Sadly, it wasn’t a game that DiPietro was scheduled to play in. He saw the sign that Paige had made and reached out. Mikey organized a tour of the 67’s dressing room, got her a signed stick and then invited her to skate on the Rideau Canal with the team on Saturday. FULL STORY



SNAPSHOT - Sheet of Glass
SNAPSHOT - Sheet of Glass
Chris Savard
OurHometown.ca

Stoney Point - Jul. 14, 2018: Another beauty night on Lake St. Clair. Looks like a sheet of glass! FULL STORY



SNAPSHOT - Happy Canada Day
SNAPSHOT - Happy Canada Day
Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

Stoney Point - Jul. 1, 2018: What a beautiful start to this Canada Day. Out fishing with the neigbours and watching the sun rise. Lots of silver bass schools out this morning. FULL STORY




212017-18 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
2017-18 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
222016-17 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
2016-17 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
23Spitfires are Knott backing down from defending Champs
Spitfires are Knott backing down from defending Champs
24Sparks and Kapanen recalled by Maple Leafs
Sparks and Kapanen recalled by Maple Leafs
25Spitfires deliver a real ouchie to Generals
Spitfires deliver a real ouchie to Generals
26Spits snap losing skid with win over Bulldogs
Spits snap losing skid with win over Bulldogs
27Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
28Ellis
Ellis' number six raised to rafters by Windsor Spitfires
29NHL Expansion Realignment Plan - Las Vegas and Quebec
NHL Expansion Realignment Plan - Las Vegas and Quebec
30Ho Sang, Dal Colle - huge talents, different personalities
Ho Sang, Dal Colle - huge talents, different personalities
31On this Date - Sens select Bryan Berard first overall
On this Date - Sens select Bryan Berard first overall
32Winnipeg Whiteout, yet Jets wear blue?
Winnipeg Whiteout, yet Jets wear blue?
33In an unscientific study, McDavid goes to the Buffalo Sabres
In an unscientific study, McDavid goes to the Buffalo Sabres
34Last call - Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool
Last call - Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool
35Bald Eagle spotted on the way to school
Bald Eagle spotted on the way to school
36Habs beat Maple Leafs, Phaneuf plays final game as a Leaf?
Habs beat Maple Leafs, Phaneuf plays final game as a Leaf?
37Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today!
Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today!
38Judy Bobka will be forever missed
Judy Bobka will be forever missed
39Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool returns this weekend
Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool returns this weekend
40SNAPSHOT - Golden Crowned Kinglet in Stoney Point
SNAPSHOT - Golden Crowned Kinglet in Stoney Point
41SNAPSHOT - Brown Creeper near Lake St. Clair
SNAPSHOT - Brown Creeper near Lake St. Clair
42SHORT SHIFT -  Hockey is a tough game!
SHORT SHIFT - Hockey is a tough game!
43In a classy move, Maple Leafs sign Garrett Gamble
In a classy move, Maple Leafs sign Garrett Gamble
44Bag of Pucks - Plenty of races to watch!
Bag of Pucks - Plenty of races to watch!
45Sharks dismantle Leafs, how about Thornton in Toronto?
Sharks dismantle Leafs, how about Thornton in Toronto?
46If the NHL Playoffs started today...
If the NHL Playoffs started today...
47Maple Leafs spanked again on a Saturday night
Maple Leafs spanked again on a Saturday night
48SNAPSHOT - Playing possum in Stoney Point
SNAPSHOT - Playing possum in Stoney Point
49Maple Leafs shutout for 7th time this season
Maple Leafs shutout for 7th time this season
50Maple Leafs deliver uninspired effort in loss to Panthers
Maple Leafs deliver uninspired effort in loss to Panthers

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