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Dekort, Rychel shine in Spits improbable win over Storm
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Dekort, Rychel shine in Spits improbable win over Storm
Jordan DeKort made 46 saves and Kerby Rychel had a pair of goals, including the winner, as the Windsor Spitfires dumped the Guelph Storm by a 3-1 final at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph on Friday night. Combined with a Peterborough win in Saginaw, the victory moved Windsor (21-22-1-6) within four points of the Spirit for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Guelph - February 2, 2013 - Jordan DeKort made 46 saves and Kerby Rychel had a pair of goals, including the winner, as the Spitfires dumped the Storm by a 3-1 final at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph on Friday night.

Combined with a Peterborough win in Saginaw, the victory moved Windsor (21-22-1-6) within four points of the Spirit for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference; a substantial turn of events for a team just 24 hours removed from a disappointing, 7-5 loss to the Petes at the WFCU Centre.

Rychel opened the scoring with his 28th of the season at 7:11 of the first period, taking a sweet dish from Alexander Khokhlachev before beating Garret Sparks (12 saves) to the blocker side.

The Spits held the 1-0 lead to through 20 minutes, despite being outshot 22-6, and through two periods with a 31-10 deficit, thanks to an unconscious effort from DeKort, who won his second start of the season.

Tanner Richard (8) finally broke through for Guelph (28-16-1-4) on shot number 36 at 5:14 of the third period.

But it didn't take the Spits long to take control of the game back.

Rychel's second of the night was an absolute rocket from the right circle that found net at 8:40. Graeme Brown bagged his first Ontario Hockey league assist on the play.

DeKort did the rest, making huge saves down the stretch, and 15 in all in the frame, to preserve the win.

Alex Aleardi (19) iced the win with an empty net goal at 18:47.

The Spits look to keep things rolling Sunday, as they host the Storm in the second half of the home-and-home.

SCORING

FIRST PERIOD
WSR RYCHEL (28) (KOKO) 7:11

SECOND PERIOD
NO SCORING

THIRD PERIOD
GUE RICHARD (8) (MITCHELL, KOSMACHUK) 5:14
WSR RYCHEL (29) (BROWN, HO-SANG) 8:40
WSR ALEARDI (19) (GIFTOPOULOS) 18:47 EN

SHOTS
WSR 6 - 4 - 5 = 15
GUE 22 - 9 - 16 = 47

PPS
WSR 0-FOR-2
GUE 0-FOR-5


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