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Khokhlachev, Rychel lead the way as Windsor thumps Peterborough 9-4

Thursday, 02.07.2013 / 9:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Khokhlachev, Rychel lead the way as Windsor thumps Peterborough 9-4

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Alexander Khokhlachev had a hat trick and Kerby Rychel added a goal and five assists Thursday to lead the Windsor Spitfires to an emphatic 9-4 win over the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League.

Adam Bateman, Josh Ho-Sang, Ben Johnson, Remy Giftopoulis and Brady Vail also scored for Windsor (22-23-7), while Alex Aleardi chipped in with five assists.

Jaroslav Pavelka made 30 saves to get the win.

Brett Findlay, Nick Ritchie, Nick Czinder and Greg Betzold scored for Peterborough (17-29-7).

Michael Giugovaz allowed all nine Windsor goals on 44 shots.

The teams traded goals in the first period before Giftopoulis gave the Spitfires their first lead at 3-2 on their second power-play goal of the period.

Johnson and Khokhlachev then connected for the only two goals of the second period as Windsor took a 5-2 lead after 40 minutes.

Peterborough scored two of the first three goals in the third period to get back into the game, but Windsor scored the last three for a convincing win.

The Spitfires went 4-for-6 on the power-play, while the Petes scored on one of their four chances.

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