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Shugg scores twice as Windsor Spitfires down Sarnia 4-1; clinch playoff spot

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Justin Shugg helped push the Windsor Spitfires into the post-season Sunday afternoon.

Shugg scored twice as the Windsor Spitfires defeated the Sarnia Sting 4-1 in Ontario Hockey League play.

The victory clinched a playoff spot and gave the Spitfires 85 points, tops in the OHL this season.

Windsor is the second team in the league to earn a post-season berth. The Central Division-leading Barrie Colts also earned a spot this week.

Troy Passingham made 17 saves to pick up his league-leading 32nd win of the season.

The game marked the return of Adam Henrique to the Windsor lineup after he was suspended for five games. Zack Kassian continues to serve a 20-game suspension for his hit in a Jan. 14 game that left Barrie's Matt Kennedy with a concussion.

Greg Nemisz also missed the game with a groin injury.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was Sudbury 4 Brampton 3 (SO); Sault Ste. Marie 3 Mississauga 1; Kingston 5 Niagara 1 and Ottawa 6 Oshawa 2.

At Windsor, Ont., Stephen Johnson and Eric Wellwood had the other markers for Windsor (40-7-5).

Brandon Francisco was the lone scorer for Sarnia (14-35-3).

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Wolves 4 Battalion 3 (SO)

At Brampton, Ont., John Kurtz lifted Sudbury to a shootout victory over the Battalion.

Frankie Corrado, Matias Sointu and Jared Staal scored in regulation for the Wolves (21-25-5).

Sean Jones, Scott Tanski and Philip Lane replied for Brampton (17-21-12).

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Greyhounds 3 Majors 1

At Mississauga, Ont., Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots and Sault Ste. Marie scored once in each period for a victory over the Majors.

Dominic DeSando, Trevor Morbeck and Brett Thompson scored for the Greyhounds (26-20-5).

Dustin Ekelman was the lone scorer for Mississauga (33-12-5).

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Frontenacs 5 IceDogs 1

At St. Catharines, Ont., Nathan Moon scored twice as Kingston topped Niagara.

Joe Pleckaitis had a goal and two assists for the Frontenacs (23-24-4), while Michael Farrell and Ethan Werek also tallied.

Matt Baldassarra had the only goal for the IceDogs (17-28-6).

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67's 6 Generals 2

At Oshawa, Ont., Cody Lindsay had a goal and two assists and Ottawa scored three times on the power play.

Thomas Nesbitt scored twice for the 67's (26-18-7), who have now beaten the Generals (21-24-5) four out of five times this season.

Tyler Toffoli, Anthony Nigro and Steven Janes scored the other Ottawa goals.

Tyler Taylor and Conor Stokes replied for Oshawa.

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