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Windsor repeats as OHL champions

Devils' prospect Adam Henrique takes MVP honors

Wednesday, 05.5.2010 / 10:38 AM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Windsor repeats as OHL champions
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One year after winning the first Memorial Cup in franchise history, the Windsor Spitfires will be looking to make it two in a row.

Windsor repeated as Ontario Hockey League champions on Tuesday, completing a four-game sweep of the Barrie Colts with a 6-2 victory.

Spitfires’ center Adam Henrique notched his 20th goal in 19 playoff games and was named the winner of the Wayne Gretzky 99 Trophy given to the OHL’s postseason MVP.

Henrique, 20, was New Jersey’s fourth choice, 82nd overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft. The native of Brantford, Ontario, collected career highs with 38 goals and 39 assists for 77 points over 54 games in 2009-10, his fourth season of juniors. His 20 playoff tallies tied him for the OHL lead.

Last year, Henrique scored in overtime to clinch Windsor’s first berth in the Memorial Cup final since 1988. Henrique potted a goal versus Kelowna to seal a 4-1 victory in the 2009 title game.

The Spitfires are captained by 6-4, 210-lb. defenseman Harry Young, who was the Devils’ eighth choice, 202nd overall, in 2008. Their leading scorer is Taylor Hall, who is projected to go first overall at this year’s Entry Draft.

Windsor became the first team to clinch a spot in the four-team, 10-day Memorial Cup tournament, which features the three major junior champions – OHL, QMJHL, and WHL – plus a team from the host city.

The Moncton Wildcats own a 2-1 series lead over the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League finals, while the Calgary Hitmen need one win to close out a sweep of the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League finals.

This year’s Memorial Cup begins Friday, May 14, in Brandon, Manitoba. The opening match will see Windsor take on the Brandon Wheat Kings and Devils prospect Alexander Urbom

In his first season of major junior, Urbom was second among Wheat Kings defenseman in scoring with 12 goals and 21 assists in 66 games. He added four goals, three assists in 15 postseason appearances.

The 6-4, 215-lb. Stockholm native was New Jersey’s third choice, 73rd overall, in 2009.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59