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Fowler and Grubauer lead Windsor past Greyhounds 4-0 as Kassian returns

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Cam Fowler and Phillip Grubauer led the Windsor Spitfires as a familiar face returned to the line-up.

Fowler scored twice and Grubauer made 20 saves as the Windsor Spitfires defeated the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.

The opening period featured four fights, including a bout between Windsor's Zack Kassian and Sault Ste. Marie's Dylan King, who leads the OHL with 27 fights this season.

Kassian was making his return to the Spitfire lineup after serving a 20-game suspension for a hit on Matt Kennedy of the Barrie Colts in a game on Jan. 14.

Obtained in January from the Peterborough Petes, Kassian did not figure in the scoring but made his presence known by playing a physical game.

The shutout was Grubauer's second of the season and his second in his last three games.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was Barrie 4 Belleville 2; Niagara 3 Brampton 1; Guelph 5 Kitchener 4 (SO); Kingston 4 Ottawa 3 (OT); Sudbury 2 Mississuaga 1 and Peterborough 6 Oshawa 2.

At Windsor, Ont., Justin Shugg and Taylor Hall had power-play goals for Windsor (49-11-5).

Robin Lehner made 45 saves for the Greyhounds (34-26-5).

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Colts 4 Bulls 2

At Belleville, Ont., Barrie scored three unanswered goals to rally past the Bulls.

Darren Archibald, Luke Pither and Alex Pietrangelo's markers comprised the rally for the Colts (54-9-2), while T.J. Brodie added a single in the first.

Adam Payerl and Luke Judson supplied the offence for Belleville (18-39-8).

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IceDogs 3 Battalion 1

At Brampton, Ont., Marco Insam's third period goal lifted Niagara to a close 3-1 victory over the Battalion.

Johnson Andrews opened scoring for the IceDogs (25-33-7), while Alex Friesen added some insurance with an empty-net goal.

Sam Carrick had the only goal for Brampton (24-27-14).

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Storm 5 Rangers 4 (SO)

At Guelph, Ont., Peter Holland scored in the shootout as the Storm shaded Kitchener.

Mathew Sisca forced overtime for Guelph (32-29-4), while Sam Lofquist, Michael Latta and Cody McNaughton also tallied during regulation time.

Matthew Tipoff had back-to-back goals for Kitchener (40-18-7), while Jeremy Morin and Gabriel Landeskog added singles.

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Frontenacs 4 67's 3 (OT)

At Kingston, Ont., Joe Pleckaitis scored in overtime as the Frontenacs eked out a win over Ottawa.

Michael Fine, Jaroslav Kruzik and Ethan Werek also found the back of the net for Kingston (33-27-5).

Tyler Cuma had a pair of goals for Ottawa (35-23-8).

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Wolves 2 Majors 1

At Mississauga, Ont., Steve Reese and Nick Trecapelli each scored as Sudbury shaded the Majors.

Reese scored his 17th goal of the season half way through the first period and Trecapelli put the Wolves (25-34-6) up 2-0 early in the second.

Casey Cizikas scored the only goal for the Majors (40-19-6).

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Petes 6 Generals 2

At Oshawa, Ont., Austin Watson had two goals and two assists as Peterborough pushed the Generals closer to playoff elimination.

Pat Daley scored and had three assists for the Petes (27-35-4), while Justin Larson, Luke Hietkamp and Matt Puempel added singles.

Christian Thomas and Alain Berger provided the offence for Oshawa (24-36-5).

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