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Snetsinger, Henrique and Bragg score twice as Windsor beats London 9-5

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WINDSOR, Ont. - Bradley Snetsinger, Adam Henrique and Matt Bragg each scored twice and rookie defenceman Ryan Ellis notched his 15th goal of the season as the Windsor Spitfires beat the London Knights 9-5 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Henrique also had three assists.

With the score tied 2-2 after 20 minutes, the Spitfires broke the game open by scoring four second-period goals and took a 6-3 lead into the final period.

Greg Nemisz and Taylor Hall had Windsor's other goals and Hall also chipped in with two assists.

Tony Romano lead the Knights with two goals with singles coming from Tucker Hunter, Sean O'Connor and Matt Clarke.

Spitfires netminder Jakub Kovar faced 26 shots in picking up the win while Jason Guy and Jhase Sniderman had to contend with 41 at the other end.

Guy was replaced after allowing Matt Bragg's shorthanded marker early in the second period.

The victory was Windsor's fifth in five games against London this season with the Knights only victory in the season series coming in a shootout at the John Labatt Centre in November.

The victory pulled the Spitfires into a first-place tie atop the Ontario Hockey League's Western Division with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Both teams have two games left in the regular season.

The Spitfires honoured Knights' outgoing trainer Don Brankley, who is retiring after 37 seasons with the Knights. Spitfires legend and former team captain Ernie Godden, who holds the OHL single-season record of 87 goals, took part in the game's ceremonial face-off.

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