OHL Roundup: Khokhlachev and Rychel help Spitfires rout Petes 9-2

Thursday, 02.07.2013 / 11:14 PM / News

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OHL Roundup: Khokhlachev and Rychel help Spitfires rout Petes 9-2

Alexander Khokhlachev and Kerby Rychel lead the Spitfires to an emphatic win over Peterborough.

Khokhlachev had a hat trick and Rychel added a goal and five assists as Windsor hammered the Petes 9-4 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.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: London 4 Sarnia 3 (OT); Sault Ste. Marie 5 Brampton 1

At Peterborough, Ont., 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.

Knights 4 Sting 3 (OT)

At London, Ont., Anthony DeAngelo scored in overtime as the Sarnia Sting (29-20-3) beat the Knights (39-9-4).


Greyhounds 5 Battalion 1

At Brampton, Ont., Colin Miller scored twice as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (29-19-4) beat the Battlion (24-19-9).

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