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Spitfires flying high after Engelage shuts out Belleville 1-0 @NHL

Andrew Engelage is making a habit out of shutting teams down - and his Windsor Spitfires are making a habit out of winning this season, a habit they have no interest in breaking.

A second-period goal from Ryan Ellis was all Engelage needed to give the Spitfires their sixth straight victory, blanking the Belleville Bulls 1-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday night.

The shutout was Engelage's third of the season and second in the last three games. The Oshawa, Ont., native has a goals-against average of 2.00 over 11 games, sitting in second place amongst OHL goaltenders behind Mississauga-St. Michael's Majors netminder Chris Carrozzi (1.85).

The win keeps Windsor (11-1-0-0) comfortably atop the OHL standings. The Spitfires have outscored their opponents 19-9 during their current six-game win streak. Their 22 points give them a seven-point cushion over the rest of the league.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Kitchener 3, Sudbury 2 (OT); Owen Sound 4, Erie 1; Plymouth 4, Oshawa 3 (SO); Saginaw 4, Niagara 2; and Sarnia 5, Barrie 2.

At Belleville, Ont., Engelage stopped all 22 shots he faced, while Mike Murphy made 35 saves for the Bulls (7-4-0-1), who have only won one of their last five games after starting the season with six wins and one loss.


Rangers 3, Wolves 2 (OT)

At Kitchener, Ont., Myles Barbieri scored 1:58 into overtime to lift the Rangers over Sudbury for their sixth straight win.

Scott Timmins opened the scoring in the first period and Ben Shutron added a power-play goal for Kitchener (7-2-0-1).

Patrik Lusnak and John McFarland replied for the Wolves (5-2-1-1).


Attack 4, Otters 1

At Owen Sound, Ont., Joey Hishon had a three point night, notching two goals and one assist to lead the Attack to a 4-1 victory over Erie.

Marc Franchini and David Kolomatis also scored for Owen Sound (4-4-2-1).

Zack Torquato scored the lone goal for Erie (4-7-1-0).


Whalers 4, Generals 3 (SO)

At Plymouth, Mich., Ryan Hayes and A.J. Jenks both scored shootout goals as the Whalers edged Oshawa.

Kaine Geldart, R.J. Mahalak and Jordon O'Neill scored in regulation for Plymouth (5-5-1-0).

Michael Del Zotto had a goal and two assists, John Tavares added a goal and an assist and Brett Parnham also tallied for the Generals (6-6-0-1).


Spirit 4, IceDogs 2

At Saginaw, Mich., the Spirit scored three times in the first period to beat Niagara.

Newly acquired Jordan Skellett had a goal and an assist, while Jack Combs, Chris Chappell and Adam Comrie also scored for Saginaw (7-4-0-0)

Andrew Agozzino and Mathew Sisca answered for Niagara (3-6-1-3).


Sting 5, Colts 2

At Sarnia, Ont., Justin DiBenedetto had a goal and three assists as the Sting scored three power-play goals to upset Barrie.

Jamie Arniel scored twice and Steve Ferry and Mark Katic also scored for Sarnia (5-6-0-1).

Alex Hutchings and Stefan Della Rovere replied for the Colts (6-4-1-0).

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