By Mike Soulliere
(WINDSOR, ON) – One goal short. One win short. Season over. For the first time in the Clippers 10 year modern day history the team has failed to qualify for the post season.
The Clippers closed out the regular season with a 7-6 loss to the London Blue Devils. The loss gave the Clippers a season record of 10-10, good but not good enough. Normally a 10-10 record in the western conference gets you a playoff spot, but this year the division was wide open and about as even as you could get.
Tyler McDowall paced the Clippers offence with three goals. Brendon Anger, Hunter Bushnell and Trevor Learn each added singles in the loss. Kyle May stopped 39 of 46 London shots to take the loss in goal.
Tonight ended the junior careers of Tyler McDowall and Kenny Greer, who both go overage. For the rest of the Clippers the future looks promising with so many young players getting good experience this season to carry forward to 2013.
The Clippers thank their loyal fans for the continued support, as well as our many sponsors and title sponsor, Facca Incorporated for the financial backing to provide the youth an opportunity to play the game they love.