Erie, Pa. - Devin Williams played well in his first start since September 28 with 36 saves for the Erie Otters, but the Windsor Spitfires came out on top with a 3-2 win Saturday night at Erie Insurance Arena.
Derek Schoenmakers put the Spitfires on the board with a power play goal at 6:02. The Otters tied the game with their first shot on goal at 9:36 as Jimmy McDowell fired a shot from just outside the right circle for his first goal of the season, a power play goal.
Kerby Rychel broke the tie at 11:03 with the first of his two goals. Connor McDavid knotted the game at two with his sixth goal of the season at 15:54, extending his point-scoring streak to 11 games. McDavid deposited the puck into the net after taking a great pass from Troy Donnay at the point.
Rychel scored the game-winner at the 13:03 of the second, as he redirected a Chris Marchese pass into the net during a Windsor power play.
Williams made 36 saves as he kept the game close with timely saves. The Otters were able to pressure the Spitfires with the extra attacker late, but could not score the tying goal.
Locastro-Bonini Insurance Three Stars of the Game
No. 1 Star - Kerby Rychel, Windsor - two goals
No. 2 Star - Connor Brown, Erie - two assists
No. 3 Star - Joshua Ho-Sang, Windsor - two assists
The Otters return to Erie for a Wendy’s Big Assist Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. against the Saginaw Spirit. It’s the Fifth Annual Hockey for the Hungry presented by Eriez Magnetics, as fans can bring in a non-perishable food item and get into the game for $2! For tickets, call 814-452-4857 or go to OttersHockey.com.