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Henrique's five-point effort leads Windsor over the Whalers 9-4

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WINDSOR, Ont. - Adam Henrique scored three goals and two assists to lead the Windsor Spitfires to a 9-4 win over the Plymouth Whalers.

Austin Watson, Dale Mitchell, Andrei Loktionov, Rob Kwiet, Mark Cundari and Taylor Hall also scored for the Spitfires (15-1-0-0), who extended their winning streak to nine games.

"After the close game in Plymouth last night, we wanted to come out with all guns blazing today," said Henrique. "I think we came out of the gate quickly today and no-one took a shift off.

"It was a total team effort and we have to keep things going this way."

Hall, the rookie of the year in both the Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League last season, also had an assist. He leads the OHL in scoring this season with 11 goals and 17 assists in 15 games. Defenceman Ryan Ellis, who had three assists against the Whalers, currently sits second in league scoring with 8 goals and 18 assists.

Watson, the Spitfires' second-round pick last summer, added three assists for a four-point afternoon. Chris Terry led the Whalers (5-7-1-0) with two goals with Tyler J. Brown netting the other marker for the visitors.

Windsor netminder Andrew Engelage made 27 saves while picking up his league-leading 13th win of the season. Engelage also leads the Ontario Hockey League with four shutouts this season.

Windsor fired 45 shots at beleaguered Plymouth netminders Jeremy Smith and Matt Hackett. Hackett replaced Smith after 40 minutes with the score 6-1.

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