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Storm acquires Spitfires’ captain, releases goalie

The Guelph Storm announced Wednesday that it has acquired defenceman Saverio Posa, the captain of the Windsor Spitfires, for a fourth-round selection in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.

The team also announced that it has released overage goaltender Keegan Wilson.

Posa, a native of Grand Blanc, Michigan, won the 2010 Memorial Cup with the Sptifires.  The 5-foot-10 blueliner was named captain of Windsor to start the 2012-13 season. In 38 games this year,  he has 10 points.

“Saverio is a player that adds a veteran presence to our defence core and one we have long admired,” said Storm general manager Mike Kelly, in a press release. “A member of the last Spitfire Memorial Cup winning team, he has significant playoff experience and leadership qualities as he was the captain of the Spitfires this 2012-13 season.”

Posa, born in 1992, is an overage player and since only three spots per team exist, Wilson was released to make room for the defenceman, said the release.

Posa is scheduled to make his Storm debut Friday when Barrie visits the Sleeman Centre for a 7:30 p.m. game.

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