By Carl Humphrey
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers late season woes continued on Saturday night with an 8-7 loss to the Niagara Thunderhawks. The Clippers held a 7-3 lead with less than 12 minutes to play, but frittered it away with numerous unforced turnovers and Niagara scored five unanswered goals to take the win.
The loss for the Clippers gives them a season record of 11-6, but more concerning is that the Clippers have lost 3 of the last 4 games, and must now face the Six Nations Rebels. The Rebels are the only undefeated team in the league with a record of 15-0. The Clippers need to shake this slump as the playoffs are only 3 games away.
Brett Hickey scored twice for the Clippers while singles were added by Jeff Rivait, Hunter Bushnell, Justin Willson, Lucas Brouillard and Gianni Martinello. Kyle May took the loss in goal for the Clippers going the distance.
The Clippers travel to Six Nations on Sunday to take on the Rebels to close out the weekend. Next weekend the Clippers will host the Guelph Regals on Saturday night at Forest Glade Arena. Game time is 7:00 pm. The Clippers will then head to London next Sunday to close out the regular season against the Blue Devils.