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Engelage sets new single-season wins record as Spitfires beat Whalers @NHLdotcom

WINDSOR, Ont. - Andrew Engelage earned his 46th win, setting a new single-season record, and the Windsor Spitfires beat the Plymouth Whalers 5-1 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Engelage made 23 saves en route to beating the OHL record of 45 wins set by Steve Mason of the London Knights in the 2006-07 season.

Dale Mitchell opened the scoring in the game for Windsor with his 33rd goal of the season when he took a centring pass from Mark Cundari and deposited a backhander behind Whalers' netminder Matt Hackett.

Eric Wellwood scored short-handed to put the Spitfires up by two goals before the end of the opening period.

Andrei Loktionov and Taylor Hall scored 34 seconds apart midway through the third period to chase Hackett from the game.

Scott Wedgewood replaced Hackett as the Plymouth netminders combined for 31 saves.

Jesse Blacker had the Spitfires (57-8-0-1), who have already wrapped up first place in the OHL.

Matt Caria replied for the Whalers (35-26-5-0), who missed a chance to move into a tie with Saginaw for third place in the Western Conference.

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