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Ryan and Shugg both score twice as Windsor Spitfires fly to 5-2 win over Niagara

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WINDSOR, Ont. - Kenny Ryan and Justin Shugg both scored two goals as the Windsor Spitfires flew to a 5-2 win over the Niagara IceDogs in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday afternoon.

Taylor Hall had the other goal for Windsor (37-7-5), while Troy Passingham made 28 saves to pick up his league-leading 31st win of the season.

Alex Friesen and Reggie Traccitto replied for Niagara (16-27-5), while Mark Visentin stopped 21 shots.

Ryan, a second round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer, scored on a first period powerplay to knot the game at 1-1 after Friesen scored for the IceDogs with the man advantage to open the scoring in the game.

Ryan later scored his second goal of the contest in the middle period for the first multi-goal game of his OHL rookie season. Shugg notched his 23rd and 24th goals of the season in the game.

The Spitfires jumped out to a 4-1 lead on Hall's goal after 40 minutes of play and never looked back. Hall was making his return to the Spitfires lineup after missing two games with a groin injury.

Defenceman Mark Cundari chipped in with three assists for Windsor

The Spitfires were without the services of Adam Henrique, who was serving the fourth game of a five-game suspension, Zack Kassian, sitting out the fifth game of a 20-game suspension and Stephen Johnson, who has yet to play a game for Windsor after being acquired earlier this month from the Belleville Bulls while sidelined with a wrist injury.

Traccitto scored the other goal for the IceDogs on a two-man advantage with just 31 seconds left in the game.

The victory gave the Spitfires 79 points on the season, the highest total in the OHL.

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