By Carl Humphrey
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers came out firing on all cylinders shutting out the pacers for the first period and a half leading 10 – 0 before letting the Pacers onto the score sheet at 9:22 of the second period. The clippers keep their win streak alive at five winning the game game 22-5.
Corey Burchell led the Clippers with 4 goals. Jeff Rivait and Brett Hickey each had three goals, Devin Humphrey, Brendon Anger and Lucas Ducharme had two goals apiece with Cameron Rodgers, Gianni Martinello, Trevor Learn, Adam Moore, Travis Boomer and Lucas Brouillard each scoring singles.
Kyle May was the Game MVP recording the win in net.
On Saturday night the Windsor Clippers got off on the wrong foot in Orangeville, but their never say die attitude paid dividends in the end with an 11-10 victory.
The Clippers, with perhaps a bad case of bus legs, after the four plus hour bus ride spotted Orangeville a 7-0 first period lead before their improbable come-back victory. Orangeville led 7-1 after the first period and 10-6 after 40 minutes. The Clippers chipped away and with 1:03 to play in regulation Brendon Anger scored his second goal of the game to give the Clippers their only lead of the night. The Clippers held on for the 11-10 win.
Travis Boomer, Steve Hinek and Brendon Anger each scored twice for Windsor. Nathan Hodgins, Brett Hickey, Jeff Rivait, Corey Burchell and Chris Ziriada all added singles. Brett Hickey added six assists for a seven point night to take over the scoring race with 72 points in just nine games. Steve Hinek moved up to fourth overall with 50 points and Brendon Anger is now 20th with 33 points.
Kyle May recorded the win in goal for the Clippers. Windsor out shot the Northmen 57 to 33, and went 4 of 9 on the power play.
Finally, on Sunday the Clippers dug deep for a 10-7 win against the London Blue Devils at home on Sunday night. The Clippers were playing their third game in four nights and coming off a gruelling bus trip from Orangeville on Saturday night. The win gives the Clippers a record of 8-2 and marks the mid-way point in the season.
Brendon Anger scored three times and added one assist to lead all Clippers scorers on the night, and for his efforts was names the game’s first star. Lucas Brouillard chipped in with a pair of goals and Steve Hinek, Griffin Matte, Corey Burchell, Travis Boomer and Chris Ziriada each scored once.
Kyle May went the distance in goal for the Clippers stopping 16 of 23 London shots to record his fourth win of the season. The Clippers put up 50 shots against London, but a strong performance by London goaltender Tyler Glebe kept the game close. The Clippers went 4 for 10 on the power play tonight.
The Clippers will be on the road for the next two games, with visits to Welland on Friday night and to St. Catharines on Saturday night. The Clippers will return home for a Thursday night tilt with the Wallaceburg Red Devils on June 2nd. Game time on Thursday is 7:30 pm