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Ellis and Hall lead Windsor to 11th straight home win, downing the Petes 5-2 @NHL

Ryan Ellis and Taylor Hall are doing everything they can to make sure their last games at Windsor Arena are memorable ones.

Ellis scored a goal and added three assists while Hall added three points to lead the Windsor Spitfires to a 5-2 win over the Peterborough Petes on Sunday afternoon in the Ontario Hockey League.

The Spitfires (24-3-0-0) now have only one game remaining at the venerable Windsor Arena before moving into the $65-million Windsor Family Credit Union Centre in December. The Spitfires have won all 11 games played at Windsor Arena so far this season, outscoring their opponents 68-25 in the process.

That dominance is due in large part to the dynamic duo of Hall and Ellis, who are first and second in OHL scoring, respectively. Through 27 games, Hall has 49 points (21 goals, 28 assists), while Ellis has 45 (15-30).

Hall opened the scoring for Windsor 13 minutes into the first period. He added his second marker on a power play late in the second and assisted on Ellis' third-period goal.

Peterborough (13-16-0-1) was badly outplayed by the Spitfires, who outshot them 17-0 in the third period and 52-19 in the game.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Brampton 5, Niagara 3; Ottawa 4, Kingston 3; Mississauga 3, Oshawa 2 (SO); and Guelph 5, Sault Ste. Marie 2.

At Windsor, Ont., Dale Mitchell and Jesse Blacker also scored for the Spitfires. Zack Kassian and Zach Harnden found the net for the Petes.

Rookie Windsor goaltender Steve Gleeson stopped 27 stops while picking up his third win of the season, while Peterborough netminder Jason Missiaen was busy throughout the game, making 47 saves to keep the Petes from being blown out.


Battalion 5, IceDogs 3

At Brampton, Ont., Evgeny Grachev scored twice and added an assist to pace the Battalion to victory over Niagara.

Josh Shalla, Thomas Stajan and Jason Dale also scored for Brampton (20-6-1-0), which has now won a franchise-record 12 straight games on home ice.

Andrew Shaw, Alex Pietrangelo and Andrew Agozzino replied for the IceDogs (11-11-4-4).


67's 4, Frontenacs 3

At Kingston, Ont., Tyler Toffoli scored twice and Adam Courchaine made 35 saves to help Ottawa fend off the Frontenacs.

Corey Cowick and Cody Lindsay also scored for the 67's (15-12-0-2), who built a 4-1 lead through two periods.

Kingston (6-17-4-2) got two goals from Ethan Werek and another from Nathan Moon. Erik Gudbranson notched three assists.


Majors 3, Generals 2 (SO)

At Oshawa, Ont., Jordan Mayer scored the winner as Mississauga defeated the Generals in a shootout.

Michael Pelech and Ryan Lopes scored regulation goals for the Majors (11-13-0-1).

John Tavares scored both goals for Oshawa (13-11-0-4) to become Oshawa's all-time leading scorer at 372 points, topping the 25-year-old record set by Tony Tanti.


Storm 5, Greyhounds 2

At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Brandon Buck scored shorthanded midway through the third period to lift Guelph over the Greyhounds.

Matt Kennedy assisted on Buck's winner and added an empty-netter for the Storm (14-10-2-2). Buck also had an assist. Luke Pither, Tyler Melancon and Denis Hollenstein added goals.

Michael Quesnel scored and added an assist and James Livingston also scored for Sault Ste. Marie (13-12-1-1).

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