May 11, 2010

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): made the following statement in the House of Commons congratulating the Windsor Spitfires for earning their second consecutive Robertson Cup. Additionally he wished the team the best of luck in their bid to repeat as Memorial Cup Champions.
Mr. Speaker,

It is once again my pleasure to rise in this house to congratulate the Windsor Spitfires for successfully defending their 2009 OHL Championship by sweeping the Barrie Colts out of the playoffs last week thereby earning the title of 2010 OHL Champs. Now the Spits as back-to-back Robertson Cup Champions will have the opportunity to defend their 2009 Memorial Cup championship.

This rare feat is the result of a collective effort that has galvanized a community behind a tremendous ownership group whose intelligence, vision and commitment has inspired us all. This team has overcome too many obstacles to list here but their achievements are nothing short of remarkable.

I want to congratulate the entire Spitfires organization for representing our community with distinction and I will wish them the best of luck in their continuing quest to repeat as Canada’s Junior Hockey Champions at the Memorial Cup. ....Go Spits Go!