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OHL: Smith earns first win in OHL, Battalion beat Spitfires

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The Canadian Press
10/20/2012 12:12:40 AM
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Jake Smith made 19 saves for his first Ontario Hockey League win as the Brampton Battalion defeated the Windsor Spitfires 4-1 on Friday.

The 17-year-old rookie was making his third start of the season and was less than seven minutes away from recording his first shutout before Windsor finally scored.

"I can't say I wasn't thinking about the shutout in the third period, but I'm just happy to get that first win. It's a pretty awesome feeling," said Smith.

Connor Jarvis scored his first career OHL goal for the Battalion (3-4-4) and Blake Clarke, Jamie Lewis and Barclay Goodrow added the others.

Brady Vail scored the lone goal for the Spitfires (5-3-3), who lost in regulation for the first time in five outings.

Jordan DeKort stopped 35-of-39 shots in a losing effort for Windsor.

Neither club could produce with the man advantage as Brampton went 0-for-5 and Windsor 0-for-2.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Plymouth 8, Kingston 3; Erie 3, London 2 (SO); Saginaw 6, Mississauga 1; Guelph 6, Sarnia 3; Kitchener 6, Oshawa 2; Owen Sound 4, Ottawa 1 and Sudbury 3, Belleville 2.

At Brampton, Ont., Lewis opened the scoring 7:26 into the first period, firing a shot that went high on DeKort.

Goodrow -- the Battalion's captain -- added to his team's lead less than two minutes later, beating DeKort five hole.

Clarke gave the homeside a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play, after sneaking a low shot by DeKort while positioned at the side of the net.

Jarvis' moment came at the 5:16 mark of the second period, as he pounced on a rebound in the slot.

Smith's shutout bid was spoiled by Montreal Canadiens' prospect Vail, who took advantage of a Battalion turnover and roofed a shot over the sprawled goaltender.

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Whalers 8 Frontenacs 3

At Kingston, Ont., Garrett Meurs scored two goals and Ryan Hartman and Cody Payne both had a goal and two assists as Plymouth (4-3-3) crushed the Frontenacs (5-4-0).

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Otters 3 Knights 2 (SO)

At London, Ont., Connor Brown scored the lone shootout goal and Oscar Dansk stopped 37-of-39 shots as Erie (3-6-2) edged the Knghts (5-3-1

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Spirit 6 Steelheads 1

At Saginaw, Mich., Jake Paterson stopped 42-of-43 shots and Dalton Young earned the game's first star with a goal and two assist as the Spirit (4-5-2) downed Mississauga (6-4-1).

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Storm 6 Sting 3

At Guelph, Ont., Ryan Horvat scored twice and set up one more and Brody Milne had a goal and two assists as the Storm (7-2-1) downed Sarnia (5-5-1).

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Rangers 6 Generals 2

At Kitchener, Ont., Ryan Murphy set up four of his club's goals and Matia Marcantuoni and Eric Ming each scored twice as the Rangers (4-4-1) defeated Oshawa (7-3-1).

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Attack 4 67's 1

At Owen Sound, Ont., Cameron Brace and Chris Bigras each had a goal and an assist as the Attack (8-1-1) picked up their fifth win in a row by defeating Ottawa (3-8-0).

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Wolves 3 Bulls 2

At Sudbury, Ont., Ray Huether scored the winning goal 6:13 into the third period and Joel Vienneau stopped 33 shots as the Wolves (6-6-0) ended their three-game losing skid with a win over Belleville (7-3-1).

Brampton Battalion (Photo: TSN)

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