WINDSOR, Ont. - Defenceman Rob Kwiet had a hat trick and fellow blue-liner Ryan Ellis added a goal and four assists to seize the OHL scoring lead as the Windsor Spitfires earned a wild 7-4 victory over the London Knights on Thursday, extending their winning streak to 10 games.
Ellis scored on a penalty shot, and his five-point night moved him past teammate Taylor Hall atop the league scoring race. Hall had two assists on the night.
Conor O'Donnell, with his first two goals of the season, and Greg Nemisz were the other goal-scorers for Windsor (16-1-0-0), the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League.
Ellis was awarded a second-period penalty shot when former Spitfire Akim Aliu threw his stick at 15:36 of the second period.
The win was the Spitfires' second in two games against the rival Knights this season. Windsor beat London 4-2 at the John Labatt Centre on Sept. 26.
Jason Guy and Michael Zador combined to stop 54 shots for the Knights (10-4-0-1), who lost for the first time in six games. Thursday's defeat also marked the first time in 10 games that London failed to record at least a point.
Team scoring leader Nazim Kadri had two power-play goals and an assist to pace the Knights, while Phillip McRae and Phil Varon had London's other goals. Defenceman Vladimir Roth added two assists.
Windsor's Andrew Engelage made 28 saves en route to picking up his up his league-leading 13th win of the season.