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Josh Bailey scores hat trick to lead Spitfires over Generals

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OSHAWA, Ont. - Josh Bailey scored three times and added an assist to lead the Windsor Spitfires to a 7-2 win over the Oshawa Generals in OHL action Sunday night.

Bailey opened the scoring 2:12 into the game and added two more goals in the second period, when the Spitfires (31-14-5-4) turned a 2-2 tie after one period into a 6-2 lead.

Greg Nemisz and defenceman Ryan Ellis each had a goal and two assists, while Bradley Snetsinger had four helpers.

Mickey Renaud and Richard Greenop scored the other Windsor goals.

Dale Mitchell and John Tavares replied for the Generals (33-12-2-4), briefly pulling them even after falling behind 2-0.

The Generals league-leading power play was silent, failing to score on nine chances, while the Spitfries converted two of five chances.

Windsor outshot Oshawa 38-35 and drove Michal Neuvirth from the Oshawa net after two periods.

Jakub Kovar, who was traded for Neuvirth at the trade deadline, earned the win for Windsor.

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